Home Sweet Home

It just happens that this training site is close to Kang Yoto’s childhood home.  It is a very quiet village in the middle of the tobacco plantation.  Bojonegoro’s main crop is tobacco, it’s everywhere!  We meet his sisters and brother in-law.  Despite their brother’s top position in the area, they appear to remain themselves.  Their whole living room is still filled with recently harvested tobacco…

Mass Weeping

We rushed off to attend a Character building training in the Baureno village fourty minutes away.  We stopped by a random place to have Pecel, that local vegetable dish with rice and peanut sauce.  When we wanted to pay, the vendor refused the money, Kang Yoto does not know them and has never been to their shop, but they felt honored that we dropped in…

The Celebrity and his two Shadows

I was instructed to go to the Bupati residence at 6:30 pm that evening.  While in the waiting room, I found a 28-year-old American by the name of Christopher Camfield.  He was patiently smiling in his shorts surrounded (and being devoured) by mosquitos.  He just came back from Singapore and will be joining the Bupati and I tonight.  To my pleasant surprise, I find out…