New Year’s Eve

13 January 2018 at 23:53

We have been here for 2 years now and this was our first New Year’s Eve celebration at LWV, because last year we celebrated it in the Netherlands. This celebration here is so different than in the Netherlands. When I see how the children get totally crazy without one drop […]

Rainy season

8 November 2017 at 17:04

The rain season has started again. In the Netherlands I really hated the rain, especially when I had to cycle. Here in Borneo, thing are a bit different. Rain is a blessing here, because then the water tanks are filled again and we have enough drinking water. It is also […]

Reception in the kampong

27 September 2017 at 20:52

We were invited to the reception of Maman and Atma. Atma has been living in our village for more than 10 years, she went to school here and then did a study to become a teacher. She now teaches here at school. Maman comes from the nearest kampung where the […]

Independence Day

5 September 2017 at 15:36

On August 17th Independence Day was celebrated here. For the children quite a happening, they are free from school but have their chores in the morning. By trucks the children are transported to the nearby kampung. There they meet the children of the local schools and then the official ceremony […]

But then

24 June 2017 at 15:02

Sometimes we doubt if this is still our place to be, at LWV. Sometimes we complain; no internet connection…again, power failure, food that we are not used to eat, always pumpkin. Sometimes we get homesick to our children, grandchildren and family and we wish that we could see them more […]