Tag Archives: Asia

The Many Faces of Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. The Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands and 8,844 that have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia. Indonesia is the fourth populous country on earth (behind just China, India, and the United States). Indonesia’s 2014 population is over 250 million people. Indonesian is the official language but there are many different languages native to Indonesia. Almost every island has its own dialect or another regional language (for example

Christmas folly

How can you not like Christmas? With it’s long lasting appeal (it’s been around for hundreds of years in one form or another), it’s world wide grip (they’re even celebrating it in China) and it’s everly increasing litany of traditions (ten years from now we’ll be eating candy out of yellow water balloons). Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with a holiday invented to satisfy pagan traditions* and make their transition to Christianity easier. I don’t even