Monthly Archives: November 2010

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is the best holiday in the year.  A bold statement, surely, but yes, in my opinion, it easily beats out other perennial favorite Christmas.  There are many reasons for this.  Firstly, ALL YOU DO IS EAT.  That alone puts … Continue reading

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Oh Jakarta, You’re So Crazy

Man, sitting down to write about the week was hard today…  it’s tough to follow a presidential visit.  Life and work are mostly back to normal here in Jakarta, which is a relief.  The afterglow from the presidential visit is … Continue reading

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Star-struck by the President

Living the dream doesn’t get any better than this. On Tuesday afternoon around 4:30 in the afternoon, President Barack Obama stepped off of Air Force One at Jakarta’s Halim Airport.   While here, President Obama met with President Yudhoyono, attended … Continue reading

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Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture

A few words that sum up this week: Preparations.  VIP.  Exhaustion.  Airport.  Cables.  Readouts.  Briefing. Standing.  Pants suits.  Notetaking.  Countdown.  Marine.  Ball.  Dancing.  Booze.  People Watching. Obviously, the words at the end of that list are obviously way more fun … Continue reading

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