I am a first-generation Indonesian-American and public servant. I served as a Teach For America Corps Member in Jacksonville, Florida, from 2016-2018. I received my M.A. in International Affairs in 2020 from the George Washington University and currently work in Washington, D.C.
I started this blog to share my thoughts and ideas, which are often raw and half-cooked… similar to the ingredients of a gado-gado. Though I seldom update this site, I’ve kept its contents as an archive while leaving room for future musings.
About Gado Gado
Gado-gado is an Indonesian salad dish. It’s usually made of steamed vegetables, a boiled egg, fried tofu or tempeh, lontong, which is rice wrapped in banana leaf, and topped with a peanut sauce dressing. A widely popular dish, gado-gado is served in all parts of Indonesia (with each area having its own modifications) and Indonesian restaurants all around the world. It’s one of my favorite dishes, as it always reminds me of home.
As a term, gado-gado literally means “mix mix” in Indonesian. The term symbolizes the heart of this blog: a mixture of all the things that life brings me as I embark on my new adventures. As always, each blog is topped with the savory sass and attitude that is typically and unmistakably me.