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homestay

Hi Mom and Dad,

I hope all is well back at home. today marks as my third day at homestay, its been fun and awkward encounter with my family at first but as the days go on its been getting easier.

I have three siblings in my family. Luqman who is the oldest only by three years and my younger sister is Aulia and shes 17, her birthday is in October. My fathers name is Saryanta and I call him bapak witch is another word for father and my Ibu nama (my mothers name) is zuhrigah. Oh, and my youngest brother is Zulfa and he is about 10 I think.

The family welcomed me in with open arms and they treat me like there own which is really nice. They include me in every conversation they have even though I don’t understand what they are saying. So far it has been a great experience here and everyday feels like an adventure and the people here are all so friendly. Last night I had a dance off with my family and it was really fun, I lost unfortunately and tonight I am teaching them how to play Uno.

Wishing you all the best. Till my next yak post. Hati hati!!!

Love, V.