Entries by Josh

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Confusing Moments, War with Duck

A couple of unique things happened this week. Sometimes I don’t know what’s weird anymore. All my wires are criss-crossed, my point of reference has definitely shifted eastward! This week a boy who I didn’t recognize was knocking on our front door. So I open the door and he has a package of rice porridge […]

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Marathon Surviver

Well, I’m glad to say that I survived the Singapore marathon, my first. It was a lot more grueling and intense than I anticipated. I guess that’s just a sign that I’m in my thirties now (not twenties) and my body can’t leap over buildings like it used to. Ha! My analysis. . . well, […]

A Tribute to Steve Jobs

The news of Steve Job’s death has been all over the internet. Even over here in Indonesia I’ve been able to follow the story quite a bit by reading all the articles and comments. It’s been nice to see all the tributes pouring in for him. No doubt he has influenced a lot of lives. […]

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Adventures in Karaoke

One thing you should know about Indonesians is that they love karaoke. I think Asian people in general love karaoke. It’s definitely no exception here. This is something we’ve had to get used to. They’re crazy about it. Every wedding there is always karaoke. Karaoke here is much different than in the States. Here, you […]

Learning Guitar

I’ve been blessed this month with lots of guitar playing. I’ve had a lot of uninterrupted time to practice. Up until recently though I haven’t put this much effort in. A couple years ago (our first year in Indonesia) I bought a guitar because I wanted some way to express myself musically. I’m a trumpet […]

Prayer is the Work

We’re just about in the middle of fasting month, or “bulan puasa” as we call it. It’s been a surprisingly fantastic month overall. Honestly we were a little unsure about this month, a little hesitant. It was at this time last year that we felt a pretty heavy weight on our hearts. It was a […]

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Natural Beauty

Sitting at the pool relaxing. This is great. What can I say, vacation is going wonderfully. Today I went snorkeling in probably the most beautiful reefs I’ve ever seen. Maybe some of the best in the world for all I know. It was like a forest of color stretching as far as I could see. […]

Ignorance is bliss!

One of the interesting side effects of living overseas is that I’m for the most part removed from current events and news. At first this was hard for me to adjust to. One thing we have readily available in America is information. We have access to pretty much anything we want to know, be it […]

Singapore, first Impressions

Singapore. First impressions. Very NICE, clean, and organized. Beautiful trees and bushes. Everything was manicured. Very 1st world. I can’t say I’ve ever been to a place like it. There were malls and coffee shops everywhere. Lots of shopping opportunities, both modern in-style stuff, and unique handmade souvenir and clothing places too. As for shopping […]