Would you like sprinkles with that?

Living in the tropics we often have problems we couldn’t have imagined from the comfort of more temperate climes. Things like roads being washed away in rainy season, or our overwhelming joy upon discovering that our cats love to kill cockroaches (and then eat them, which we were less happy about).

Last week, a perfect example presented itself when Chris’ boss walked into the staff room and said, “Hey guys, I’m not sure how to tell you this, but I think a gecko just pooed in my coffee.”

Tropical problems.


A Warm Welcome

After a long journey home and some unexpected clean-up projects when we arrived (one shattered wine bottle in our suitcase and a fridge we had accidentally switched off before we left three weeks ago – with a freezer full of meat, of course), we weren’t sure we could muster the energy for beachside cinema, our favorite weekly tradition.

We’d purposefully avoided watching the movie on our long plane ride so we could enjoy it at the beach (a real challenge with so much time at our disposal!), but when it started to rain about the time we would need to leave the house for the show, we figured it stood good chance of being cancelled anyway. Without any food left in our fridge, however, we decided to at least head over for dinner and some fresh air before we called it a night. 

We were very pleasantly rewarded with not only a full screening of the fabulous Bohemian Rhapsody and an absolutely stunning sunset, but the warm welcome of too many friends to count. We soaked up all the hugs and congratulations along with our Bintangs and the soft sprinkle of warm rain that waxed and waned throughout the evening. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect homecoming.