I briefly mentioned this earlier in the post, but the pollution, especially when in transit, is really starting to get to both Ab and me. We've started bringing cloth to breathe through and are considering moving to the surgical masks depending on how our new mode of transit, ojek, works out tomorrow. We're switching to ojek's because there have been three mornings when we've had to wait over 20 minutes for a bajaj to come. So even though it's cheaper to take bajaj (Ab and I each pay 5,000 rupiah as opposed to each of us taking separate ojeks and paying 10,000 rupiah each), one of the security guards at Ibu Thelma's is friends with an ojek driver and we'll be able to consistently have a ride who will show up right outside the homestay. All in all, things are going well and I'm excited for the year to start. The time is already moving quickly and it'll be December before we all know it!
It is good I didn't go to high school here. I mean so ridiculously beautiful it would be distracting!