Il dilemma dell’espatriata

Ora vi racconto il dilemma che ho vissuto da poco, classico dilemma dell’espatriata 🙂 Recentemente alcuni di voi hanno visto accenni alle mie piastrine ballerine, ma non hanno capito a cosa mi riferissi. Vengo dunque a spiegare quello che mi sta succedendo, e a esporvi di conseguenza quello che per me è stato, e in…

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…

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…

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…

My latest project

Leggi in italiano Did you know that besides being called “the woman of contacts”, I am named “the woman of projects”? This is why I cannot live without listening to the multitude of ideas that spring to my mind constantly, and from time to time I take one and turn it into a real project….

Missing them

Leggi in italiano As I have repeatedly explained, I did not feel a complete connection to Jakarta until I decided to win my fear and drive my car to move around. Since I came back from my summer holidays, I am using it more and more. Driving in an unfamiliar place, with traffic rules that…

Driving in Jakarta

Leggi in italiano My friends here in Jakarta admire me because I own and drive my car in this crazy city, where the wide majority of expats use a driver. Apart from my husband and me, I have just met another lady, who has been living here for more than ten years, who is so…