Being a Future Leader

Being a Future Leader

It does sound a little pretentious. Future US Leaders, most of us coming off of lowly internships, not even having finished graduate school. Yet here we were, in Japan, guests of the Japan Foundation, who’d paid for all 14 of us to visit Japan for 10 days. For...

Leaving Indonesia

From KLIA LCCT, Malaysia View Larger Map This morning, I left Indonesia, and am currently in-transit to Japan. It’s hard to put into a single post what my experience in Indonesia was. The two months were full of experiences, many personal, that forced me to...

Pasar Baru – Jakarta Photos

During my last weekend in Jakarta, I joined a group of locals and explored Pasar Baru, the largest market in Jakarta, the go to spot for shoes, fake clothing, and textiles. I’d often been told this was the place to find Indians in Jakarta, but I only saw a few...

Bandung Photos

A few weekends ago, I made a trip to Bandung, the capital of West Java. This is the heart of Sundanese Indonesia, the second largest ethnic group in Indonesia after the Javanese. Bandung was a great escape – a beautiful city in a wonderful mountain location that...