It’s time to evacuate

If you've watched the news recently you've probably caught glimpses of those who have fled. Thousands of people trying to cross a boarder in a scramble for safety. There's the reunion scenes at airports, husbands hugging wives for longer than usual, families re-united. Ever wondered what it's like to be evacuated? When we arrived in Jakarta eleven … [Read more...]

The Traveling Tampon

Have you ever stood in a supermarket line with a years supply of tampons? Ever had to declare your tampons at customs? Or perhaps you've stood in a crowded foreign airport (using a mixture of broken English and sign language) explaining what you do with your tampons and why you're currently carrying hundreds of them? If the answer is yes, chances … [Read more...]

For Sophie and Belle

I was 5 months pregnant when we moved to Jakarta. It was January 2000 and there were still remnants of burnt out buildings from the 1998 riots. When you met people it came up in the conversation early, they wanted to know how long you'd been around. Were you living here in the riots? Everyone had their own evacuation story, where they were, how it … [Read more...]