Di fusi orari e lavoro online

Tre anni fa, quando mio marito mi ha annunciato che la nostra prossima destinazione era Jakarta, ho opposto resistenza fondamentalmente per due ragioni. La prima era l’idea di dover mettere la mia gatta in quarantena, l’altra il fatto di andare a vivere così lontana dalla mia famiglia e dai miei figli, e su un fuso…

Friendship has no age

Leggi in italiano This post is dedicated to my friend Giulia, who leaves Indonesia today I had started a blog post with this title several months ago. It had been inspired by Giulia, a dear friend of mine whom I met here in Jakarta. I basically wanted to develop the feeling I felt one day…

A Palestinian encounter in Jakarta

Leggi in italiano A few nights ago I was at a party, and while I was getting something to eat at the buffet, I heard a guy beside me talking in Arabic. THAT Arabic. The Arabic that filled my days in Jerusalem. I asked him where he was from, and he said “I am from…

Reading books twice

As you know, I love analysing all aspects linked to reading, so today I am asking you this: do you enjoy reading books twice? I ask you this because I have come to important conclusions recently 🙂   Leggi in italiano I have always been a voracious reader. When I was twelve, I read Nobody’s…

To keep

To keep or not to keep: is this the problem? Leggi in italiano One year has passed since we put my mom in a nursing home. Our lives have changed for the better. My brother can now sleep well at night, knowing that if anything happens to her, she will be immediately assisted. He does…

Pumps and ghosts

Leggi in italiano A couple of months ago, a new noise started troubling our nights. It was the sound of a water pump, or a compressor, which started at around 10pm, and went on, intermittently, until the wee hours. First we wondered; then we endured; then we went to Singapore for my dengue fever; then…

Jakarta, let’s talk

Leggi in italiano I have had ups and downs in my relationship with Jakarta. I always say that I am happy anywhere you place me, which is true because I love my projects and my life is blessed with loads of amazing friends, whom I feel close to me even at a distance. And makings…

Structure

Leggi in italiano I had gone a bit messy recently with my online world. I manage or co-manage three websites and a blog. I manage or co-manage four FB groups and a FB page. I have two FB profiles, one is personal, and one I inherited from Expatclic (it was its own profile), and I…

How sweet it is…

Leggi in italiano A couple of weeks ago I got very sick. I was evacuated to Singapore with a severe Dengue fever. I usually do not worry about my health because I am pretty strong and my good mood helps me have the best on diseases, but this time it was different. I felt exhausted…