A few weeks ago was out mid-year orientation. Yeah I know crazy it's been 6 months already. (By now it's been like 7 ha) So Chapter Jakarta decided to take us on a little field trip. So me and Nathan and our contact people Kak Dila, Kak Tanti, Kak Putra, Kak Amri, and Kak Ninit went first to Kampung Betawi. Kampung Betawi is a area where you can see original Betawi culture - the people that first lived in Jakarta. They speak Bahasa Betawi. Their culture is a mix of Indonesian and of the different people that came here and colonized so a little Dutch and Portuguese even I was told.
|Prahu Speda Bebek - Duck Bike Boats|
|Later he'll flip the pan over and it'll be upside down|
|Ingrediants: eggs, hot stuff, stuff that's like coconut shreds but I was told are not|
|feel the gingery burn - I'm joking it's not burny at all|
|Hair is pretty much covered inside the mosque - not as strictly as I was expecting though|
|The walk up. Here the guys separated from the girls|
|The entrance to the long fiery walk|
I did enter for a while just to see the interior which was also great with a huge chandelier and a cloud painted ceiling but then I opted to go take pictures of the grounds.
|You aren't allowed to take pictures inside but I did take this as we were entering.|
There was one lady with her daughter outside playing. The daughter was just roaming and playing around which I found cute and funny. You can also see a bit what prayer looks like.
After our masjid visit we went and had lunch and the official evaluation part of the day. We ate Saung Talaga, a restaurant on the water. After a meal was over the waiters fed the leftovers to the fish who leaped out of the water pirahnna-like to get it.
The actual evaluation consisted of Kak Ninit and Kak Ambri asking us about what we feel we had accomplished, our goals for the future. But we had to express this in a collage that will later be revealed to us at the end of our time here. I barely remember what I said but wow 6 months - or 7 months already gone. I'll be home in no time. What a weird feeling.
|There was a monkey too!|
|I took a lot of fotos of randoms - one of my favs|