Here in Jakarta, it's the start of summer. How do you know in an equatorial country? It's not the temperatures, although I have seen a recent uptick in mosquitoes buzzing around. It's summer vacation. The first schools went on break about two weeks ago. As is routine here, all the teachers have made plans to get the heck outta dodge (JKT) for as long as possible. My good friend Julia left on Monday to the States. Donna will head out on Sunday, then there are two more departures on the 22nd and 25th. That also means lots of going away events even though the majority of us will be back by or before August. My school started late after Christmas (we weren't up and going until February) and as a result we aren't off until July. I think I'm the last one to take off. The current plan is Vietnam, Cambodia and then a destination to be determined. The girls are off to the US, England, Wales, Australia, and Bali. The crazy thing is that once back, we all have a short turn around to another holiday - Idul Fitri at the end of August.
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|And this is how it feels!|
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P.S. Apologies for all the lists today. I didn't realize my "to do list" mood was spreading!