Independence Day: MAN Panekan seniors march, sing, and raise the flag in front of most of the students in the kecamatan!
Niam turns 7 months old: tradition is putting the kid under a chicken cage with a live chicken… nobody can explain it beyond “it’s tradition!”
Birthday: big pink stuffed teddy bear from my counterpart. Awesome! Her name–given by my friends Putri and Lia– is Mawar Anjel Kascafani.