Monthly Archives: October 2010

Essay: Midnight hair stylist

One night I dreamed that someone was softly combing my hair. It gave me such a good feeling, as when my mother used to do so when I was a little girl.  But this tenderness did not last too long … Continue reading

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Essay: Domestic help in Jakarta

A year and a half had elapsed since my transfer to Jakarta.  By then, although I had become used to my work in Indonesia, I still needed to sort out the question of how to handle my domestic help.  When … Continue reading

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