Thursday, April 8, 2010

Extra! Extra!

I’ve been MIA from my blog for a while! Fortunately, I’ve been busy traveling, which means I’ll have lots to write about in the next few days. But first, I wanted to share these articles.

First, from a conference in Medan last week (more coming on that later). This was published in the April 4 edition of Waspada:

The newspaper in Depok printed an article about Christine a few weeks ago which included quotations and facts that were completely fabricated. It’s not anything she was upset about; it’s just funny. The story basically explained how Depok had been such a struggle at first, and then she’d fallen in love with the city and its people. Hmm.

When I returned from the conference in Medan, the teachers said there had been an article about me in the April 6 edition of Sumatera Ekspres. My school took the pictures weeks ago, but I thought they were just for memory’s sake. The article even includes direct quotes from me in Bahasa Indonesian! (There’s no way I said those things. But I think given the opportunity, I might have said what they printed anyway, so all’s fair.)

Sadly, while IGM has official school make-up and traditional costumes, we do not have a scanner. So you’ll have to settle for a picture. I’m feeling awfully special, given all this hot-off-the-press attention.


  1. Freedom of the press takes on a whole new meaning in Indonesia! What did the article about you say?? Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

  2. even hot-off-the-press attention that fabricated parts of your experience? : )


  3. With the photos of the sexy bule, I bet they sold more papers that day than any other day in the past year. Imagine if your shoulders had been uncovered!!! Yeah - I'm getting shivers of anticipation just thinking about it.

    LOVE ... LOVE ... LOVE.

    Yep, time to start catching up on your blog. I'm procrastinating from my paper. Ugh!!!