9 March 2012 • • 0 comment
You’ve heard of the Hollywood Hills, but have you heard of the Hollywood Bay? I betcha you haven’t, because the Hollywood Bay is unpredictably in Ambon, Indonesia. It’s located right at the bay mouth of the city where all the boats come in to dock. I’m not sure why the Ambonese made this permanent writing, but I’m guessing it’s to compete with the one in America. You gotta hand it to the Ambonese for having such big ambitions and a lot of sense of humor.
19 December 2011 • • 0 comment
Indonesia only has two main seasons, the dry and wet season. Personally, I don’t like the term ‘dry season’. Although very true, it just sounds so depressing, don’t you think? I like using ‘summer’ because it’s so happy. And of course, I’m a girl so deep in denial :D. Wetar Island is blessed with a long 8 months summer. I know, right? How awesome is an 8 months summer? And with that, I present to you my buddies, the Wetar summer boys. Summer is about swimming with friends in perfect crystal waters just as the sun starts to set.
2 December 2011 • • 0 comment
Maluku can mistakenly be translated to ‘malu’ which means shy or ashamed, and ‘-ku’ is a suffix suggesting ‘mine’. So Maluku means my shyness or my shame. But these Maluku men are not ashamed to show that they’re holding hands. No, they’re not gay, and there’s nothing wrong in being one too. Holding hands is a gesture of friendliness even amongst men in the East of Indonesia. It might be something that most men would have goose bumps for, but I’ve seen it everywhere here. It’s a sign of being pals.
25 March 2011 • • 0 comment
The ideal tropical setting is always pictured with the presence of a coconut tree. But on the island of Kisar, also small island with a tropical setting, there are only Lontar trees or palmyra palm trees. It’s also from the palm family as you can see yet it’s very different. So what’s so special about Read More