If you’ve seen Mr. Bean then you know he’s unpredictable, but today he showed up in Jakarta.
Okay, so that’s not entirely true, but the mall attached to our school opened, officially, today and one of the anchor stores, Debenham’s, decorated with Mini Coopers and, apparently, Mr. Bean.
It’s definitely the weirdest school situation with which I’ve been involved.
I don’t know how it happened. I took this photo of one of the elephants at Ragunan Zoo just over three weeks ago. Somehow, I missed this photo of an elephant. This monstrously large animal lumbered around its habitat, but I was able to shrink it down in a photo, and then it disappeared on my hard drive.
Hmm…is there a lesson in this?
Yay! Today’s lesson is the alphabet…and P is for…pepper. Pepper…Salt ‘n’ Pepper. Salt ‘n’ Pepa. Red Hot Chili Pepper(s). Pepper Adams. Chip and Pepper. Pepper Potts. Green, Red, Orange, and Yellow Pepper. Chili, Serrano, Habanero, Jalapeno, and Banana Pepper. Pepper, pepper, pepper.
I’m so tired.
My son and I rented a tandem bike from the bike rental guys in the Batavia City Square. The bike was too small for me and too big for Ben, and whenever he pedaled the chain fell off. I did all the biking, and we had fun, but next time I’m riding one of these bikes. I’ll look a little less like the circus bear riding a bike.
This past Sunday, my family and I attended a church that is in the downtown of South Jakarta. It is on the second floor of a bank building, next to and across the street from a number of very tall buildings. I left the church after my family and made my way down the street when the reflection of this one building in the glass of another caught my attention.
I turned my camera towards it, aimed, and fired off three shots. As I took the last shot, I heard, “Hey! Hey! No bagus! No bagus!” A security guard had seen me snapping photos and moved from his post to a spot about two hundred meters from me and was yelling at me, telling me that what I was doing was not good (“bagus”, which is pronounced “ba-goose”, means good). I waved, and put my camera behind my back and walked away, and so did he.
I looked up the name of the building later – it’s an energy company. I wasn’t even shooting the building itself, just the reflection of another building. I wonder what they’re hiding in there.
Oh yeah…sorry for the scrolling. If you want to see the whole thing in one shot, click on the photo.