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March 11, 2011 – 7:21 pm

I admit it. This picture was taken a few years ago, but I think I still look vaguely like that. Depends on the day (and the time of day). And today, just before I uploaded this picture, an Indonesian English student told me how much she liked my nose. I …

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Kisaran Life

September 16, 2016 – 10:00 am
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Shivering bunny rabbits and Independence Day preparations in Kisaran, Sumatra.

Those Horns Will Drive You Crazy

September 5, 2016 – 9:58 am
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Walking along the streets of Kisaran, Sumatra.

Evy’s Rice Paddies – Part Ten

August 22, 2016 – 9:56 am
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The final video clips from my trip to see some rice paddies outside Kisaran in Sumatra. Evy and I return to the rice fields to check on the irrigation and the application of pesticides. Then, after a break to drink some iced tea and take some pictures, we leave to …

Evy’s Rice Paddies – Part Nine

August 22, 2016 – 9:53 am

I go with Evy when she visits a friend’s palm oil farm. I watch as the men cut down the palm oil fruit and collect it. Another type of fruit is in season, and friends arrive to pick the fruit from our shade tree. Then it’s time to head back …

Evy’s Rice Paddies – Part Eight

August 22, 2016 – 9:50 am
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At lunchtime, I hopped on the back of Evy’s motorcycle for a trip to a local market in a small town a few kilometers away. Getting there involved driving out of the rice fields and then down a series of paved and unpaved roads. I went with Evy and her …

Evy’s Rice Paddies – Part Seven

August 22, 2016 – 9:48 am
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I watch and learn as Evy and her worker prepare a diluted mixture of water and pesticide and then spray it over the fields.

Evy’s Rice Paddies – Part Six

August 22, 2016 – 9:46 am
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I check out how the rice paddies are divided into sections with low mud dividers. With these, the farmers can control the water level in all the different parts of the rice paddies.

Evy’s Rice Paddies – Part Five

August 22, 2016 – 9:43 am
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Evy and her worker set up a water pump to irrigate her rice fields. There had been little rain, and the fields were getting dry.