Una casa nel mondo

Stare lontane dalla propria casa per un mese può essere pesante, soprattutto quando si viaggia da un posto all’altro. Ma diventa meraviglioso quando si ha una casa in tutto il mondo. Sono sull’aereo che mi porta all’Aia, dove parteciperò alla conferenza della Families in Global Transition. Ho un piano di viaggio molto intenso, dopo la…

L’aeroporto

Qualche riflessione sugli aeroporti nel mondo, e sui ricordi che non se ne andranno mai. Viaggio spesso, sia dentro che fuori dall’Indonesia. E quindi passo spesso per l’aeroporto. Personalmente (ma credo che succeda a tutte le persone che vivono all’estero), ho sempre un rapporto speciale con l’aeroporto del mio paese d’accoglienza. Dato che è un…

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…