America has always been one of the few countries that I NEVER thought I would EVER live in. Why? It just never appealed to me...but i guess God had really different plans for my family and I and so here we are. Mainly we left Jakarta so Armid could pursue his Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, here in Balitmore. It's a ten month full-time intensive course and so far he's thoroughly enjoying it. He's meeting so many people from all walks of life and i think its rather a refreshing change for him from the 8 to 5 job he had with International SOS. So he's only got 1.5 months to go and before you know it, we'll have to make decisions on where to go next depending on job offers.
So for the last 9 months Baltimore has been our home. We arrived in the summer time which was a good idea on our part because if we had arrived in winter, we'd have been absolutely miserable. We live in an apartment block really close to the Inner Harbor which is so beautiful in the summer time. Unfortunately our view has been of the Mercy Hospital construction but the windows are super sounds proof that we hardly hear anything :)