So, you are unexpectedly moving to Jakarta…

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It's all been a bit of a flurry. I've unexpectedly landed a job in Jakarta on a new English language paper starting up there. I am very excited, but madly trying to get organised because I start there in just a few weeks. So I need to pawn off my Ikea furniture and "catch up" with everyone as well as buy things I probably don't need to buy here but will feel unsecure not having over there. There's a million things to organise.

But for you, dear reader, it means the blog is probably about to get much more interesting. Less Australian Idol commentary, more humorous stories about how my lack of Indonesian language skills has got me into trouble yet again. Less observations on D-grade Australian celebutards, more reflective commentary on the comings and goings of Jakarta life.

But I don't think the blog will see much love in the next few weeks, so just be patient. There will be good stuff coming, I promise!

4 Responses to " So, you are unexpectedly moving to Jakarta… "

  1. A new English language paper in Jakarta? That’s awesome! My Indonesian is practically non-existent, so it would be good to be able to read a news source within Indonesia that isn’t as tainted with associations to a certain past dictator as the Jakarta Post.

  2. Ashlee says:

    Yeah, it’s pretty exciting. It sounds like the Post is going to get quite a shakeup when the new paper (called The Jakarta Globe, it’s a six day a week broadsheet) starts up.
    My Indonesian is completely non-existent, so it’s going to be an interesting adventure!

  3. Don’t worry, Indonesian is one of the easiest languages in the world to learn. It’s simple, reasonable logical (as far as languages go) and reasonably easy to pronounce for an English speaker.
    In two months you’ll be yabbering away like a local!

  4. Ben says:

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great adventure. I’m extremely jealous.