Yayasan Sunday: Villa Kitty

I’ve decided: Sundays will be Yayasan day. A Yayasan (lovely word) is a Government-approved Foundation that has jumped through many bureaucratic hoops in order to be permitted to raise funds. Moneys raised are subject to checks and balances to ensure proper distribution. So rule number one: in Indonesia money should only be donated to an […]

Pak Jack’s rats

Two cats were in residence when we first took the lease on Pondok Anggrek: a timid calico girl, and a pure black cat with a twisted tail that we immediately named Pak Jack Black. He had been left behind to fend for himself by the previous tenants and was well-socialised and affectionate. At the time, […]