The best thing about living as an expat is not only do you get to immerse yourself in a new culture and lifestyle, but you also get to meet lovely people from all over the world living in the same circumstances as you. The only downside is that living as an expat means that friendships are transient as people and families have to pick up and move on to wherever work or life decisions take them, and usually with very short notice.
Since having Samudra I have met a whole new set of lovely expat families and children here in Jakarta and try to get to playgroups as often as we can to catch up with everyone to give Samudra a chance to play with other kids, and me a chance to chat to other parents. So it broke my heart to learn that the lovely Siti, Methi and their beautiful kids Mauk and Iuna will be leaving Jakarta in the next few months. We have to make the most of the time that we have with people that are important to us and what better way to do so than at little Iuna’s 2nd Birthday! Samudra adores Iuna and Mauk and Mauk is like a big brother to Samudra, always looking out for him and making sure he is ok. This is one very special and super happy family and I feel blessed to have met them here in Jakarta.
Happy Beautiful beautiful Iuna! Thanks for being a gorgeous ray of sunshine always.