What are you celebrating?

Like most people, I'm a big fan of public holidays. Growing up in rural Australia meant we celebrated the bog standard Australian Public and Christian holidays, whether it was the Queens birthday, ANZAC day or Easter, I loved the anticipation that came with the lead up to a "long weekend".When I became an Expat, the holidays I had grown up with and … [Read more...]

Have you wished someone an Eid Mubarak today?

We'd only been living in Jakarta for a few months when it was time for Eid al Adha. I kept hearing people talk about the "second Eid" but I was too embarrassed to admit I had no idea what that meant. Having grown up in a small country town in Australia that had a largely Anglo Saxon, Greek and Italian community, my religious exposure had been … [Read more...]