Daily Archives: January 1, 2013

New Year’s Eve 2012

New Year’s Eve seems to be celebrated here much like in the U.S., with an emphasis here on fireworks. People go out to dinner, they watch fireworks. We went out to dinner. My friend Mike has just opened his Italian … Continue reading

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Batam’s water park

Sunday, I had the “opportunity” to do two things I hate to do – go to an amusement park and spend five hours among hundreds of screaming kids. Thus was my day at Batam’s water park. At least Putrie and … Continue reading

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