It’s been an “office week” to finish a year-end report (even though we’ve only been here a few months) and paperwork. Our next trip isn’t until next week, so in the meantime:
A lot of the ladies ride side-saddle…ignore the “stink eye” she’s giving me
This is the view of a daily walk – navigating motorcycles, cars, other walkers, having to walk in the street an oh, by the way, don’t be surprised if a bike comes up behind you going the wrong way, just to keep you on your toes!
Trees are good; sidewalks are good. They are not, however, good together.
The Moss’s and the Baird’s are leaving soon, so we are trying to have a few meals together before they go. We found a great Indonesia/Chinese/Thai place right near our apartment. A great meal for all six of us was Rp 750,000 ($55).
Did some grocery shopping today and ran into a few “unusual” items:
Not exactly sure what ‘wood sugar’ is..
Vegetables in a box – the latest in packaging
Milk in a box on a shelf – not in the cooler
You don’t normally see a quarter of beef hanging on the hook in the middle of the store.
I know corned beef, but corned chicken and corned tuna?
This entire aisle is tuna, mackerel and sardines
Mmmmmm….duck with the head and the feet. About $6.
Cornflakes and chocolate candy…..
Udang (shrimp) not cheap at $13/lb.
Buying frozen french fries in bulk.
A huge Jackfruit being taken apart – notice the size of the half fruit at his left hand!
Delivering balloons by motorcycle
Furniture here can be unusual
Just another huge apartment complex
Central Park Mall – just another huge, fancy mall in Jakarta
Christmas decorations are still up
Dinner at the Tandiman’s – a great family. He’s a former Mission President and is now Asian Area Seminary Director. Took my guitar and had a great time singing the oldies!