I'm back at the Jakarta Post for a few days, filling in on the check desk. It's weird, because I haven't worked there since April or so, and I've forgotten the little idiosyncracies of JP punctuation, as well as how the software works and everything.
On the plus side, it's nice to catch up with friends there, and go back to some of my favorite street food spots. There's a woman who runs a tasty gado-gado place just down the street from the office. Gado-gado means hodgepodge, and that's what it is: a pile of vegetables, usually including water spinach or something similar, mung bean sprouts, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, tofu, and hard-boiled eggs, all covered in a peanut sauce of variable spiciness. On the side are some crumbly, slightly bitter, addictive chips made from a kind of local nut. Tasty!