Thursday, October 25, 2012


This Festival is one of the more interesting of the Muslim Year. It involves the killing and eating of Cows and Goats. They cut the necks and let the blood drain into a hole, then skin, gut and cut up the meat which they eat for lunch. For those who have a weak stomach for blood I will not enclose any images :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Getting a Grasp on Language

I finally am getting good at Indonesian, I can understand quite a lot of words now compared to what I had when I got here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Night Safari!

When we were in singapore we went to this really cool zoo called the night safari, it had a tour of the place and little walking tracks off to the sides. At the start of the park there were fire breathers and tribal dancers which were really cool.

Soccer In The Rain

Yesterday was really cool. I was play soccer with my friends, as usual, and it started rain really hard. So we decided to play through it. There were massive puddles of water and the wet grass was perfect for sliding on :)


On the weekend I went to Dumai, which is directly north of Pekanbaru on the East coast. I went with a friend to an event for his English school, which was pretty cool. Firstly I have to say that on the way to Dumai I was really interested to see small wooden huts with massive satellite dishes! We don't even have TV! Secondly, I'm not sure that the Indonesians have a very good market sense, on the sides of the highway we saw so many pineapple shops right next to each other. Hmmm should I go to this one or that one? No, maybe that one over there...
On the whole, I had a good time on that trip.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I got my work cut out for me playing with these indonesians, they are really quick and agile. I am slowly improving over time but I still am not very good. The playing field is really interesting because it has a big telephone tower in the middle (about 30cm x 30cm at the base).