Sunday, November 30, 2014

The new normal: taking a closer look

Catching up with things that we'd find strange at home and normal here:

An Indonesian gas station: 1-2 liter bottles on a shelf or table.
See those gold-colored bottles in the middle? Motorcycles stop by, purchase a bottle, and keep going. You need a sharp eye to spot gasoline stands between other vendors.
Husband Daycare? While wives shop, their husbands have a place to stop.
Seen on our walk near Lombok. Someone has a sense of humor as well as business savvy.

Indonesian Flying Fish. Guess who came to dinner?
See it looking at us? We ate lunch with friends at Rasa Sunda (a taste of Sundanese food). The sampler came with grilled gourami fish on a metal frame, sides spread like wings. It was crunch, crispy, and absolutely delicious.

Bug-eyed "When did we see you a stranger and invite you in...?" Matthew 25:38 NIV

Behold the 4" bug Waldemar found in the bathroom. "Do you want to see it?" he asks. 
Um. No. But thank you.
Bandung Tool Store Heaped and overflowing
We send this picture as a special treat for guys who love tools.

Waldemar was looking for a cordless drill. He asked for help at this well-stocked tool 
store in Bandung.

W says: "Good luck finding what you're looking for!"
Traditional Sunda Man seen on the angkot (little bus)
The two rings on his fingers mean he's someone important in the community.

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