Weird things in Makassar:
No one ever calls this city Ujung Pandang – we were told it was used as much as Makassar.
I have a kid named Frisky in one of my classes
In the same class I have two twins named Verrol and Verrel and a third kid name Farrell, and I can barely tell any of them apart.
I heard the song “Honestly” by that band Stryper just the other day on the radio – and it sounded positively terrible
That same day I heard a Spanish flamenco-esque version of “My Way” on the radio
One class had never even heard of Johnny Cash
I had one girl tell me I was very handsome in front of the whole class
Going to “the health spa” is a euphemism for sex with a prostitute
Going to “the karaoke bar” is a euphemism for sex with a prostitute
Going to “get a massage” can be a euphemism for sex with a prostitute
Many of the people using said euphemisms pray five times a day – what’s the problem?
Our school has to pay bribes to keep electricity flowing – which still goes out an average of seven times in an afternoon of teaching
Every business pays bribes
The call to prayer is strangely comforting
During an exercise where we were planning a fictitious talent show, I had one group of 12-year-old boys plan five acts involving female impersonators – comedy, dancing, a rock ‘n’ roll band, magic and drama
Someone had a karaoke party the other day… outside… and it started at 10:00 a.m.