Teenage Nithin – College Admissions Essay

So I finally was able to unlock years of writing by breaking the code of “Lotus Word Pro” (yes, even teenage Nithin was anti-Microsoft) and being able to open up all my high school files. One of the first – and funniest – was this, my college...

A Day in Nithin’s Life Part 1: My Kost

Highlights are easy to write about, but they don’t often tell you the reality of life abroad. Especially in a developing country like Indonesia, and a urban megacity like Jakarta. I don’t think I even understood the word “megacity” until living...

Indonesia Photos #1

Here’s the first bath of photos from Indonesia – more coming soon. These are almost all in Jakarta but a few stragglers from Tidung Island in there too. Double click on it for full page photos and descriptions....

Consuming = Happiness?

Returning back to school, and coming to Jakarta, has really forced me to think deeply about consumerism. Jakarta is a city of shopping malls – over 140, probably more than any city in America (unless you include strip malls). New York City, my home in the...