- A food cart where I bought roasted corn after Pengerebongan. The corn is slathered with butter and sambal (a ubiquitous sauce made from red peppers) and then roasted over coals
- A trip to the beach the weekend after our mini-research presentations. We also went to Uluwatu, an ancient temple on a cliff. The monkey is one of hundreds of wild monkeys that live in the temple and the surrounding beaches.
- The tag that came with my laundry when I picked it up from the laundromat (washed, dried, ironed, folded, and shrink wrapped — a new experience for my underwear). “Bule” is the Indonesian equivalent of gringo, minus the negative connotations. I have to wonder why it’s necessary to put both my name and “bule” — is there an Indonesian Madeline that uses the same laundromat?
- The wedding that took place at Taman a week ago
- When Jen and I joined Kelsey on her daily walk/run through the rice fields
- The kids playing around while a film showing was set up in Taman. To celebrate International Youth Day, Taman screened several short films (sponsored by Kampung Halaman, which we visited in Java) made by youth, including some from the community
- Our trip to Padangbai on Saturday: a beautiful drive, lovely beaches with interesting tide pools, and a view of a harvest moon rising at a beach that was only accessible by scrambling down a cliff