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Yodhi met with Rick Astley at Jakarta airport this morning en route to Singapore. Yodhi told Rick that he was such a fan and grew up with "Never Gonna Give You Up" song, which topped the U.S. singles chart on 12 March 1988.
Finally, he took a photo with Rick and recorded a special message frmo Rick to Anggi and Indi, who were playing doubles in a local tennis tournament in Cibubur this evening.
In the process of moving to Jakarta, we’re grateful that our family and friends has been really helpful. Many well-meaning individuals, family and friends, are eager to help solving the problems that we’ve encountered.
But interestingly, many of the problems seemed to always boils down to one same solution: “You should employ a maid”.
Academics said that there are three or four stages of cultural adaptation / culture shock:
Having moved around several places in the past twenty years, and looking back at when we began to live in a new place, the theory rings out to be quite true. For Indi and I, it took us about 12 – 18 months until we (think that we) fully adapt, every time we move to a new place. We also observe similar patterns in our friends.