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My unused slippers found a new home today with a simple snip and sew of the heel. Love those 5 minute sewing projects! (Taken with Instagram)

My unused slippers found a new home today with a simple snip and sew of the heel. Love those 5 minute sewing projects! (Taken with Instagram)

Ode to Bogor

luunatix:

Bogor. Sebuah titik suburban yang tengah bertransformasi menjadi metropolitan dengan populasi angkot diluar batas namun warganya masih penuh dengan keramahan dan senyum hangat kepada semua pendatang. Siapapun kamu.

Bogor. Sebuah kota di selatan Jakarta. Luas dan tidak kejam. Dengan ritme dua…


Translation:

Bogor. A point in the Middle suburbs became the metropolitan population is re-awakened. A minibus outside the limits but its citizens are still brimming with hospitality and a warm smile to all comers. Whoever you are.
Bogor. A city in southern Jakarta. Spacious and not cruel. With rhythm twice more slowly than the heart rate of the capital. Either one is because he is indeed more serve as the lungs rather than the heart.
Bogor. The city where the yellow *** poached is the Botanical Garden and the Palace. Encircled by Salak and Gede Pangrango. And it is a pride for us to be part of the land.
Bogor. City of a million dreams. A thousand rains. And the sky was grey who was always grey. There is always hope. And too many ways to smile because of warmth and cheerfulness in this city.
Bogor. Knows how many memories and pieces of sweet life story on Batu pait site was created from any individual who considered it is home. Place anywhere you are, you will be back. Go Home.
Bogor. Our age is linked to hundreds of years but I feel that many give kamulah Satu-companion of life lessons and mendewasakan me. Have kupijak right foot in Surabaya, Bandung, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangka Belitong, Denpasar, Bali, Yogyakarta and Jakarta is now even the Middle menafkahi me, but it’s all rather than the place where I want to go home.
Bogor. Never long for me. Let me just who yearn for thee. Since always wanted kucicip more the aroma of city in the homeland and even other continents. Just draw the wing and started my new adventure. Always kuyakin will never be nothing like yours. Scented Mother.
Bogor. Twenty-six years, unconsciously I love you with all my memory ever created. Stay warm and friendly presence such as yourselves at this time. Report, the rain never makes you be cold gripped. But the cold created will always be dirindu by everyone who love you. For what it is.
Bogor.Happy birthday.Always been longevity.Let’s inflatable candles this life along the same

We celebrated Jason and Keara’s wedding with close friends all weekend, and it felt so good. Although Eliana started showing signs of a cold Saturday (and of course gave it to me yesterday), she danced all evening at the wedding, grabbing hands with anyone willing to dance with her.

The wedding ceremony was held outside, with the reception inside a barn. It was beautiful!

Happiness schmappiness.I think the pursuit of it, and our focus on it, is narcissistic. I don’t think that should be the goal in life. I think the goal in life is to have a good life — rich, fulfilled, filled with love — and have a sense that you are doing something to make the world a better place — and then happiness is a byproduct of a life well lived.

travelandescape:

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After missing four calls from the embassy yesterday, my heart began to palpitate. I tried to call back 938393783928 times, but gave up when they closed at 4:30. I had to just wait it out until this morning.
Oh my god. Something’s wrong. We can’t go. We no longer have jobs. No house. No cars…
But with a simple forwarded e-mail, the visa guy reassured me that he has everything he needs and will process our visas today.
And I really should drink less coffee and calm down.

After missing four calls from the embassy yesterday, my heart began to palpitate. I tried to call back 938393783928 times, but gave up when they closed at 4:30. I had to just wait it out until this morning.

Oh my god. Something’s wrong. We can’t go. We no longer have jobs. No house. No cars…

But with a simple forwarded e-mail, the visa guy reassured me that he has everything he needs and will process our visas today.

And I really should drink less coffee and calm down.

Indonesia's Karimunjawa Is A Watery Wonderland

Lost in Java

I finally found the motivation to sew this week. One project I wanted to accomplish was making reusable sandwich bags to use while we’re in Indonesia. The overuse of plastic in the country is nauseating, so I am determined to find a way around it.

I picked up nylon at the fabric store and sat down to sew. I originally planned on using a tutorial that uses velcro as a closure, but lo and behold, I sold all my velcro at the garage sale.

What do I do next? What I always do when I sew, I bullshit my way into a 30 minute project. I decided to use a foldover plastic sandwich bag as my guide. In an hour, I made six sandwich bags and two snack bags. I simplified the process by using a zigzag stitch around each side. It was crazy easy. As in, one-handed sewing easy. As in, the only materials you need for the project are:

  • 1/2 yard of nylon
  • thread
  • glass of wine
  • 30 minutes
  • plastic sandwich bag for guide

And voila.

We picked up fabric today so I could actually be productive at Sew Club tomorrow. (I’m making reusable sandwich bags, by the way) Eliana spotted this particular fabric and begged for it. So we took it home and whipped up a dress. I say whipped up, because half of it was done already! The layers and shirring were complete, so all I had to do was sew the sides and make shoulder straps.

Not bad for an afternoon side project. And… I think she likes it.

Some pictures of the inside. Note the shower over the toilet, the gas tank in the kitchen, and the three-doored fridge. Can you guess what the third door is for?

We called dibs on a house for the first two weeks we’re in Bogor, Indonesia. It’s within walking distance to the school I’ll be teaching at and Eliana will be attending. It has two bedrooms, two baths, and a loft. It’s simple and semi-furnished.

But it’s pretty fantastic if you consider the fact that it rents at only $217/month!

The power of positive thinking

travelthisworld:

Sunset view at Senggigi beach, Lombok, Indonesia


Sarah! Meet us there??

travelthisworld:

Sunset view at Senggigi beach, Lombok, Indonesia



Sarah! Meet us there??

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