3 weeks, 5 days. That is how much time my group has left in Indonesia.
The days have passed swiftly since the completion of our three week Research Methodology Course. We have separated, each person going to a different NGO and in some cases, moving out of the homestay. Okay, so this may be a little melodramatic, but for the three of us left at the homestay, we can definitely feel the distinct absence of our remaining group members. This has led us to actively trying to meet up and do things together.
For example, tonight Rosie and I went to Zumba class at a gym near our homestay. I have taken classes at Bryn Mawr for a while now, but even so it was a great workout! And this weekend three of us are planning to go to Jakarta…I am not sure what we will do once we arrive, but we still have a couple of days to research it.
Even as I write this post it does not feel like we only have three weeks left in this country. Its a strange thought, especially when everything is becoming so familiar; the language, the city, the people, the culture. We are now really settling in (well–not in the obvious sense, but in terms of culture and language) and in a few short weeks we will be gone again.
So this was my post about not wanting to leave Jogja. I am sure I will revisit this topic again soon, perhaps towards the (actual) end of my stay in Yogyakarta. But for now, I am going to try and occupy myself with work until suhoor time rolls around.