C. & P. S.

C. & P. S.

There are a lot of American teens & school children who are highly interested in the health and well-being of Indonesian children. They are also very curious about life in general here in Indonesia. They have been writing us emails, asking various questions. We thought we would respond to these short memos on our blog.

Our fourth response is to Isaiah Chastain:

Isaiah, you said you hope we are having fun. To be honest, when people move into a new culture, it is very challenging to adjust to different ways of doing things. It is refered to as “Culture Shock.” They say after about 6 months you start to pull back out of “the shock of living in the different culture,” and then after 12 months you sort of become adjusted.

Six Month Stage
We recently passed the 6 month stage, and it is true, we are becoming a little more adjusted.  But, there are somethings that are still quite challenging for us. One of those things is the noise level. We have been accustomed to a fairly quite environment, and the one we are in now is full of “life,” from 4:00 am till 9:30 pm.

Have fun at the circus. It sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun!
(Tell your Mom & Dad we said “Hi”!)