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An Indonesian mall

The Avava Mall is about two blocks from my apartment, in the middle of the Indonesian population. It is where I had a “cream bath massage” two weeks ago and where I almost rented an apartment. The cream bath, incidentally, … Continue reading

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Above the fray

Well, here I sit on the roof of my apartment building, watching the chaotic scene four stories below. I’ve been meaning to bring m y laptop up here to document the goings-on below and finally remembered. The laptop light I … Continue reading

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A visit to Tanjung Uncang

This morning, Edi and I headed off to the Tanjung Uncang area of Batam for the third time for an interview and photo-taking for my current client. The client rents cranes to the company we were visiting; it makes interesting … Continue reading

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