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Posts tagged “Routine

Super Sokka…

 

Super Sokka means “excellent tile”.  The stack of tiles, above, are roof tiles, made by hand, in a village Central Java.  We met the woman who was making the tiles – she presses out the mix of mud and clay with this medieval looking manual press – and she said that this was her job and that she pressed these out all day long, all year long.

And she seemed happy.  I don’t know if something that routine could keep me happy.  I also don’t know if something that routine actually makes her happy, or if she was just smiling because a couple of expats found what she does so interesting.


WordPress Photo Challenge: Everyday Life (plus, a quiz)

I posted this photo yesterday, but in full color.  My question to you is:  which looks better?  Yesterday in color?  Or today’s in black and white?

Btw, this is the life I’ve come to accept as my everyday life here in Jakarta.  I had no expectations when I moved here, but I’ve found a routine that seems to work well enough and shows me scenes like this on my commute to and from my school.