I am suspending any “Daily Post” activity until April 15 (tax day…yay). I will still post reviews from now until then but they will be at the whim of internet availability in the countries I must travel through and to.
It is my choice to live in Indonesia so I am not going to complain about the institutional difficulties a foreigner must put up with. It is one of those “love it or leave it” situations. And I am generally quite content to watch the crops grow. We own the farm. However, I have been in Indonesia for five years and it is no longer legally possible for me to extend my visa, I must leave for another country, mostly one of my choosing, and obtain a new visa to return.
For me, this means travelling to Thailand. There I will deal with the Indonesian bureaucracy through the Indonesian Embassy while at the same time dealing with the Thai bureaucracy so that my new Indonesian visa will be processed inside the window of time Thailand allows me to stay. The process is physically exhausting because of transportation and can be mentally exhausting unless one is able to call on a strong sense of humor. Fun Fact: Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles.
At any rate, I will still be reading a lot; that is what keeps me sane. And I will write a lot of reviews as well. When I return, my students will be impressed as to how fast I can fill those holes on my blog calendar.
Unlike many citizens, I am looking forward to April 15.