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Contents ANZA Regulars

Editor’s message............................................................ 4 President’s message..................................................... 5 Your ANZA committee.................................................. 6 A cup of tea with............................................................ 13 Book reviews................................................................... 18 List of activity groups.................................................... 25 Message from membership coordinators................... 33 & 42


What is a bazaar............................................................. 10 Golf activity group......................................................... 15 A paragliding adventure............................................... 17 Sistership, are you still there?...................................... 21 Indonesian culture, songket......................................... 27 Kitchen corner recipe.................................................... 28 Kitchen corner handy hints........................................... 31 Medical Q&A with SOS International.......................... 36

Our Cover: “Woman in Flores” Taken by Pia Bengtsen, of the ANZA Photography Club.

Upcoming Events

Mother’s day picnic........................................................ 9 Mid-year bazaar.............................................................. 12 ANZA Adventures......................................................... 22 Save the date list............................................................ 30 Bogan bingo................................................................... 40

Social Welfare

Goodwill.......................................................................... 23 Catherine Booth Orphanage........................................ 24

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ANZA in Pictures

Oscars brunch................................................................ 34 Quiz night ....................................................................... 41

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Editors’ message


ne of the great benefits of being part of the ANZA community is meeting such a wide variety of people who you may not, in normal circumstances, have gotten the opportunity to know. The things we bond over are unique to this context, to this moment in our lives, and you may find yourself running in a slightly different circle to what you would have ‘back home’. And isn’t that just the most wonderful opportunity that we should each embrace?! Every person has a unique history and a special life story that makes them the man or woman they are today. As Editor of Berita magazine I feel spoilt that I have the chance to interview someone each issue and share one small element of their unique story with you, our readers. Last issue you read about my cup of tea with Henriette, one of our social welfare heroes. This month you’ll read about Barry, a new ANZA member who shares with us stories about growing up in nearby Bandung. While their stories are very different, they share one common trait – they are typical members of the ANZA community in that there is nothing typical about them. The definition of a community is a group of people with a shared characteristic. While the ANZA community is made up of men and women from diverse cultural backgrounds, diverse professions, and diverse personal histories, we are a community in this context, at this moment in our lives. So let’s ensure that community thrives – let’s each make a point this month to listen to someone else’s story or to have a cup of tea with someone new. Let’s each make a point to be mutually supportive of each other and this community we share. Cheers Deniese Cox


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Mr Paul Grigson Australian Ambassador

Dr Trevor Matheson New Zealand Ambassador

Honorary Members

Mrs Nicola Grigson Mrs Nuannit Matheson

ANZA Committee President

Carmel Gleeson Vice President

Tracey Wagstaff Treasurer

Claire Jackson Assistant Treasurer

Robyn Davis & Jan Hopper Secretary

Deniese Cox Assistant Secretary

Vacant – This could be you! Past Officer

Zana Kimmons Social Welfare Directors

Gilly Weaver & David Goodbody Sponsorship Director

Vacant – This could be you! Marketing Coordinator

Vacant – This could be you! Membership Coordinators

Belinda Bailey & Emma Plummer Berita Editor

Deniese Cox Berita Assistant Editor

Yus Broersma Web Masters

Catherine Chaperon & Dennis Ryan House Managers

Catherine Hilder & Vikki Allan House Function Coordinators

Lisa Nicol & Catherine Anderson Bazaar Coordinator

Melanie Richards Ball Coordinators

ANZA Berita Team: Chief Editor-Deniese Cox Assistant Editor-Yus Broersma Proof Reader-Katrina Bond Layout Design-b design Email

Vikki Allan, Catherine Hilder & Ann-Marie Thompson Melbourne Cup Coordinator

Sam Spence

President’s message


his is going to be a fantastic quarter! We have some amazing events coming up and I look forward to see your smiling faces. Our Mother’s Day brunch (13th May) is shaping up to be a great event – the picnic concept at Salt Grill should be a lot of fun. Then of course we have our midyear Bazaar (19th May) with over 200 vendors booked, many of them with new products for us to see. And crikey, we’ve also got Bogan Bingo as our June function (20th). Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the fabulous Aussie term “bogan” I suggest you Google it, because I’m not allowed to be so, um, bluntly offensive about my fellow Australian citizens. Get your groove on and shimmy your way into Anza House to grab your Anza Ball tickets nice and early. These go on sale in late May and, as always, is going to be THE social event of the year. Be there, or be square baby. Friday coffee mornings are always a good way to catch up with friends, old and new, but don’t forget all those great activity groups that run throughout the week. Get involved!!! We also have some great ExtravagANZA’s coming up … check ‘save the date’ on page 30. Now here’s a personal message from me to you, yes YOU! Anza is an extraordinary organisation, but it is also labour intensive to run if we only have a handful of “do-ers”. We have quite a few committee positions available, but if you don’t want to make that kind of commitment, we also have lots of smaller jobs that I could sure use some more support on. There is a huge variety of tasks that need a variety of skills. So whatever hours or talents you have to offer, I would love to have you on board. Carmel Gleeson ANZA PRESIDENT

The deadline for the next Berita is

3 July 2015

Please make sure that all articles and advertisements are submitted on or before this date. Advertisers, in order to ensure that space is allowed for your material, and that your advertisement is well placed in the magazine the above deadline needs to be met. Members, if you have something you want in the Berita, please don’t be afraid to give writing a try. Assistance is available to help “polish off” your article. Meeting the advertised deadline allows the time required to do this. Articles, advertisements and photographs (on disk or flash drive) can be delivered to the front desk at ANZA House, marked Attention: Berita Editor. Photos need to be high resolution in JPEG or TIF format (please do not reduce size) If you have any questions please contact Berita Editor on

Introducing ANZA’s 2015 Committee


Vice President

Carmel Gleeson

Tracey Wagstaff



Claire Jackson

Deniese Cox

Assistant Treasurers Robyn Davis (R) & Jan Hopper (L)

Assistant Secretary Vacant – This could be you!

Social Welfare Directors Past Officer Zana Kimmons

Gilly Weaver & David Goodbody


Sponsorship Director Vacant – This could be you!

Marketing Coordinator Vacant – This could be you!

Membership Coordinators

Berita Editor & Co-editor

Belinda Bailey (R) & Emma Plummer (L)

Deniese Cox (R) & Yus Broersma (L)

Web Masters

House Managers

Catherine Chaperon (R) & Dennis Ryan (L)

Catherine Hilder (L) & Vikki Allan (R)

House Function Coordinators Catherine Anderson (L) & Lisa Nicol (R)

Bazaar Coordinator Melanie Richards

Ball Coordinators Vikki Allan (L), Catherine Hilder (M) & Ann Marie Thompson (R)

Melbourne Cup Coordinator Sam Spence



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azaar is originally a Persian word, and means “marketplace” all over the Middle East. The word was picked up by the Italians, and spread through Europe and into English (according to the World Wide Web!). Today, a Bazaar can be thought of as a market in a Middle Eastern country where people with different trades can rent a retail stall, or a fundraising sale, or a large shop selling miscellaneous goods. Having attended two ANZA Bazaars in Jakarta I can agree that the name fits; although we are not in a Middle Eastern country all other criteria are met and more. ANZA holds two Bazaars per year, one mid-year (Tuesday 19th May 2015) and one for Christmas (usually in November). With quite different items for sale, I recommend you attend both and enjoy a great day out with friends. At the entrance to an ANZA Bazaar, volunteers exchange a stamp for your small entry fee. You can then enter the main area of the Bazaar where you are

greeted with a vibrant, buzzing market atmosphere in the comfort of a large, air-conditioned area. The colourful wares on offer from vendors certainly do vary, and include jewelry, batik fabrics, furnishings, pottery, caneware, clothing, handbags, wallets, food, silk scarfs, paintings, figurines and many more. There are usually more than 200 vendors, and with reasonable prices and a large variety of items for sale, there is definitely something for everyone.

Shop ‘til you drop as they say! Lockers are available to store your purchases if you buy something bulky or simply have too many items to carry around – yes, lots of our shoppers have this problem! There is also an opportunity to enter the ANZA raffle, which always has great prizes, and our ANZA sponsors are on hand chat with you or to answer any questions you may have about their services. It’s a great chance to get to know them.

Usually I do a lap to see what is available, have a coffee at the cafe and then go back to start buying. The Social Welfare team runs a very successful cafe offering tea and coffee, and all manner of delicious things from salads and sandwiches to cakes and those must-have ‘Melting Moments’! It’s an ideal place to take a break, meet with friends or just ponder what you wish to buy. You can even buy a book to read from their book table for an absolute bargain. Without giving away any secrets there are definitely some things you would expect to see at a Bazaar and some things you will be surprised and delighted to see. Whether you are looking for something homemade, of store quality, or something with Indonesian flair you will be sure to find it here. Most prices are labelled and fixed although some are flexible so there may also a chance for you to use your bartering skills if you want to.

You too can be a vendor at one of our ANZA Bazaars if you have something you wish to sell! Throughout the year vendors express their interest in our Bazaars. Vendors come from all walks of life - from already successfully established large businesses to individuals eager to share and sell their trade, craft or hobby. Vendors can register for ANZA Bazaars, and reserve their site or table within the hall, during the month leading up to each Bazaar. We hope to see you on Tuesday 19th May 2015. Opening hours are from 9.30am until 3.00pm.

Happy Shopping! For more information about becoming a vendor, a volunteer or attending the upcoming Bazaars please phone ANZA House (021) 7179 3042 or email

By Deborah Hufton


A Cup of Tea with Barry


his month’s ‘cup of tea’ is with one of our newer members, Barry. And what a wonderful insights he has to share about growing up in nearby Bandung. Today, Bandung is Indonesia’s third most populated city, but go back thirty years and it was a very different place altogether. Barry is the youngest in a family of seven children which, he tells me, was an average size family for Bandung at that time. When he was growing up, the typical diet of Bandung people was heavily based on vegetables and fruit, supplemented with fish from nearby rivers and lakes. There was very little meat until the late 1980’s when the overall Indonesian economy improved. Food typical of the Bandung region is very different from that found in Jakarta. Soup in Jakarta tends to feature coconut milk whereas in Bandung that is not the case. A typical Bandung dish would be home made gado-gado which is most simply described as steamed vegetables with peanut sauce. However, the sauce and preparation was much more complex than you tend to find today. While modern gado-gado is modified to suit many people’s taste, traditionally in Bandung gado-gado had a stronger, more authentic flavour which you could say almost reflects the character of the Bandung people – strong, earthy, no short-cuts. A key difference in the preparation of food there compared to Jakarta was the freshness of every element. Nothing was ever cooked or mixed in advance, rather, every meal was prepared on the spot. For example, many other regions might cook Nasi Padang in advance or save it overnight. That would never have happened in Bandung; it would always have been made fresh, with the freshest ingredients possible. Barry first visited Jakarta when in junior school. In the days before highways and modern vehicles in Indonesia, it was a five-hour drive over mountains and through rice paddies going from Bandung, through Bogor, to Jakarta. The roads and tracks were lined with jungles heavily treed with hardwoods such as mahogany and teak. One travelled past small subsistence farming villages rather than industrial and commercial buildings like we see today. Then, there were more horse-drawn carts than there were private cars or motorcycles. While today many people travel from Jakarta to Bandung for the shopping, Bandung was previously

an exclusive holiday destination for wealthy Dutch merchants and government officials. Prior to the late 1700’s, Bandung was shrouded in mystery as a mythical village. Set in a stunning valley, Bandung featured a heavy fog morning and evening. Unless you knew exactly where the village was, the Dutch explorers would not find Bandung except by getting completely lost and stumbling across it – which is exactly what happened. They called it the “Paris of Java” because of its abundance of thriving and exotic flower species. Today you can visit active volcanoes such as Mount Tangkuban Perahu which is popular with tourists. So, how did our new friend go from being a boy in Bandung named Arief to being an Australian named Barry? Well, here’s the short version. Barry’s eldest brother joined the cruise ship industry in the 1960’s. Another brother joined in the 1970’s, and Barry followed them in the 1990’s. He found himself in Australia where he met his future bride, Claudia. Barry and Claudia were married in 1993 and started raising their two children in Melbourne. Now, that meeting is a story in itself! Barry was working as a Pizza Boy on the Fairstar cruise ship when he clapped on eyes on a fair Aussie maiden. She fell in love with his (then) welldeveloped abs, with a background soundtrack of the dulcet tones and mullet hairstyle of Michael Bolton. Six months later Barry brought his new, pregnant wife home to Bandung. Claudia was laden with two suitcases and no idea about what she was getting into. Barry’s family embraced her with all the love a stranger in a foreign land could want – from kampong living and then relocating closer to Barry’s parents. Claudia and Barry welcomed their eldest son into the world even though he was nearly born in the “Hold On Gemini”, and so their story continues… During the intervening twenty years, they have regularly moved back and forth between Australia and Indonesia to ensure their children enjoy a good balance of values and culture from both heritages. Claudia was recently offered a job here in Jakarta and they took the opportunity to come back to live. We are delighted that Barry has decided to join our ANZA community. He brings a fresh perspective, a great sense of humour, and helps prop up the male demographic somewhat!! Welcome aboard Barry, and thanks for taking the time to share with us your stories about Bandung. As for the name Barry? Well, only Australians could take Arief and turn it into Barry … think about it… say the two names together… Barry Arief… Barrier Reef … there, now you’ve got it! Yep, only in Australia.

By Deniese Cox


ANZA Ladies’ Golf Group


he ANZA Ladies’ Golf Group meets and plays 18 holes each Wednesday morning on the amazing golf courses around Jakarta. On a typical Wednesday golfing starts by meeting at the designated course at 7.30am for an 8.00am tee-off time. We play the round and then shower before a shared lunch afterwards. By making a small contribution to ANZA Social Welfare each time we play, our group supports the schooling of three local children. We add some competitive spirit into our weekly games by scoring. To keep it fair and enable us each to compete within our varying abilities or limitations we use the website to calculate handicaps. This enables everyone to participate

no matter their ability! Currently our members’ handicaps range between 13 and 37. Currently the group has 15 members and would welcome more. It is not compulsory to play each week; just come and play when you are free. So if you are looking to take that next step from the driving range, and want to escape the concrete jungle and air-conditioned malls once a week, come and join us on some of the gorgeous scenic golf courses on Jakarta’s doorstep! For more information please contact me, Anastasia -

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Four Middle-Aged Women

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ometimes, a gal just needs to have an adventure … and sometimes in Jakarta, four expat gals just need to have an unexpected adventure. So we did! On arriving at our accommodation in Puncak we noticed some paragliders in the distance. “I want to have a go at that” I say. The others look at me like I`m an idiot! Hmm, not a good start! The next morning we head out for some sightseeing, first stop the paragliding launch site. As we watch other guests (victims?) suit up and run off the edge of the hill I look at Lisa who says to me “I’ll do it if you do.” Eek, now the pressure is on! Before I can think about it we sign up. Actually, we are not not sure what exactly we sign, but we hand over Rp.350.000 and are taken to suit up. We are fitted with harnesses and helmets and matched up with a professional. As a group of youngsters cheer us on – actually, cries of “go grandma” were heard – Lisa goes first, running off the edge of the mountain. I watch as she glides away with only minimal squealing. Next it is my turn. The instructor says something like «When I say

go just keep running and don`t stop.» Then, before I can catch a breath, we are off. We are literally gliding through the air and the view is spectacular. It is so peaceful and I take in the moment. The instructor asks if I want to try some manoeuvres. Absolutely! We seem to spin out of control for what seems like ages but is probably only about 5 seconds before picking up again and gliding smoothly back to earth. The landing is smoother than I expect, and I sit on the ground with a huge grin on my face not quite believing what I have just done! We are bundled into a van with all the gear and about five others, and three young boys hanging out of the door. Truth be told, this is the scariest part of the whole experience as we hang on for dear life on a make-shift bench hoping we don`t get too close to the cliff edge. We arrive safely back at the top and have a memory of Puncak that we didn`t expect.

By Vanessa McSweeney (with Lisa Nicol)


Book Reviews


he ANZA Book Group started out the year with some very provocative readings that resulted in highly participatory discussions, sometimes with strongly opinionated readers lining up against each other! It was all in the spirit of enjoying literature, so the differing opinions were actually good fun and showed the universal truth that writing can provoke and affect each one of us differently. We, the ANZA Book Club, meet the second Monday of every month at 1:30pm ... come join us! Our upcoming meeting dates and readings are: May 11 - The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng, and June 8 - Tin Drum by Gunter Grass. Here are summaries of two recent ANZA Book Club discussions and a book I read independently (Beloved).

Gillespie and I, by Jane Harris We all agreed the book started out innocuously enough, maybe even a bit boringly, as the characters were developed. Our narrator was elderly Harriet who was living in England in the 1930s and writing writing a memoir about her experiences fifty years earlier in the 1880s with the almost famous artist Ned Gillespie. The book switched between her present life and her past life, and was told in her old-fashioned, provincial way. Some of us felt that Harriet’s voice didn’t ring true, exposing that to us that it was a 21st century author trying (but not quite succeeding) to write like Jane Austen. The action picked up when a terrible crime occurred in the Gillespie family in the 1880s. As Harriet told it, another character was guilty but in fact she herself was jailed and put on trial for the crime. A bit of Scottish law history was included in the narrative as the intense court scenes unfolded. The court drama brought on nervous tension like a “knot in one’s stomach” or something “worthy of a shot of whiskey.” The author left clues about the crime as well as characters’ intentions throughout the book, so most of us weren’t sure who did what by the end. A few people had strong opinions about the identity of the guilty party straight away, but the rest of us were scratching our heads trying to put together the plot in ways that pointed to one villain or another.


The book had lots of twists and turns, one of our readers, Manju, said “like a pendulum”. “By the end” she said, “I didn’t care about the truth. I just followed the twists and turns ... so much fun!” I am not sure all of us were able to let it go and enjoy the ride but I do know after our discussion I could not put it mentally to rest until I had worked out who I thought was guilty. So if you read it, see what you think!

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The author resembled the main character Ifemelu because they were both raised in Nigeria and moved to the USA to attend college and work. Ifemelu, like many others in military-ruled Nigeria, was well-educated with few choices or job prospects, so she looked for a way to leave her country for Britain or the USA. Prospects were better for success outside, even when that first job was cleaning toilets or worse. The author used Ifemelu’s story and blog as a platform for exploring racism in the USA. It was surprising to hear Ifemelu say “I never really knew I was black until I went to America” and to think how unequally people are treated in the more “developed” countries than in their African homelands. She aptly described the different treatment of the Black American and the non-American Black (immigrants such as herself); each group experienced a different kind of racism ... something most white people give no thought.

She put us in her shoes and made us ask ourselves difficult questions about our own racism and bias. But we agreed that the book went beyond that, exploring prejudices in her own country of Nigeria and between men and women. Ifemelu’s love interest Obinze ended up in London as an undocumented worker and that country was not spared the author’s dissection of social classes and biases against black people. And speaking of bias, the one American reader (me) felt that the author spent a disproportionate amount of her energy ranting about America, while Australian and Canadian readers did not notice that. We all agreed that even if you weren’t from one of the three countries featured in the story, there was much to gain from this book, despite a rather predictable ending. As one of our readers said, “This book was thought-provoking and personally challenging. It made me look at things differently.”

Beloved, by Toni Morrison A fellow ANZA member, Carolyn Taylor, loaned me her copy recommending it as an unforgettable book. In the book’s foreword, the author explained that the book was based on the story of Margaret Garner, an American slave who escaped brutal treatment by her master in 1856 to a free state with her four young children. When her master followed

to claim them, she tried to kill her children rather than have them return to the hellish life of slavery. She successfully killed one daughter and during her subsequent trial gained fame as a poster child for the mistreatment of slaves. In the book, Morrison portrayed Sethe as the escaped slave and told of her life post Civil War (after 1865) as a free slave. But she was not really free because her house was haunted by the soul of the daughter she killed. This ghost and the way Morrison described setting, character and plot all lent a mystic quality to the book. The dialogue was written as it must have been spoken in the past, such as “sickify her stomach” or “rememories”, which put the reader back in that time period. The book provided insight into what it might have felt like to be a slave. Images I remember from the book include: feeling the harness in the teeth, scars on her back shaped like a tree with many branches, and the cage that held a black prisoner in a ditch as the drowning rain poured in. Imagine if it were you, “trying not to love this life but finding it impossible because [you] couldn’t help being astonished by the beauty of this land that was not [yours].” Some of the imagery, characters’ thoughts and even the dialogue seemed to pop up without preface and their meaning was initially confusing. Morrison, however, offered clues as you read on until they made sense. She wanted you to have that off-balanced feeling. As she said in the foreword, “I wanted the reader to be kidnapped, thrown ruthlessly into an alien environment, as the first step into a shared experience with the book’s population – just as the characters were snatched from one place to another, from any place to another, without preparation or defense.” She certainly succeeded in that regard. From the first sentence, I was thrown into the current lives of former slaves along with their horrid and deeply buried memories of maltreatment. And Morrison kept the plot moving the whole time. No wonder the book was a finalist for the 1987 American National Book Award and won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. It was a brilliant piece of literature and if you read it, I have to agree with Carolyn, you will always remember it.

By Karen Gunderson of the ANZA Book Club ANZA BERITA ISSUE 2 - 2015 19


Sistership, are you

still there?


was recently at the cinema in Australia, watching a particularly steamy scene of 50 Shades of Grey. Anastasia is standing naked with the camera slowly moves up her leg. The backlit shot illuminates the soft fuzz of hair as the camera move to her thigh. Clearly her legs were not silky smooth. The woman in the row behind me scoffs, and whispered to her friend “you think she would have shaved”. I’m sure this same sentiment was echoed by women around the room and around the globe. So the question arose in my mind – where is the Sistership here? When did women start to censor women? When did we start to judge women around us so harshly? And what does that external judgment say about the way we are treating ourselves? Whether you think the actress should have shaved or not is really beside the point. Because this concept, of women criticizing women, highlights a deeper need in our community. The need for a revival of Sistership. Historically, women have held circles; in their family, in their community there was a Sistership of women who provided nurture and support. The ability for women to hold this circle has diminished as our world has become busier, more compartmentalized and overall much more ‘action orientated’. Levels of stress, unhappiness and body image worries have skyrocketed. And still women continue to censor and judge women, forgoing the ancient wisdom and strength of Sistership. When you hold your sisters in reverence and celebrate all of them as the goddess they are, you

celebrate yourself. And when you can accept them for their hairy legs and ‘imperfect’ image, you accept yourself. I know our world needs more celebration and acceptance. As a Kinesiologist and Coach I work with women who are completely isolated from the concept of Sistership. At our core so many of us feel it is not safe to be open in who we are. As women we know so much struggle and self-judgment. We are often hardest on ourselves and we see that same hardness reflected back in the judgment from other women around us. And this cycle of censoring and judging can only really change with one woman at a time. We have to be the change that we want to see. If you want to be held in reverence as a goddess – hold a sister in reverence. If you want to be celebrated for the beauty that you are – hold a sister in celebration. Women have the most potent nurturing capacity; it is built into our DNA. And when we choose to nurture one another, we also choose to nurture ourselves. I think the world needs more of that. Choose reverence and celebration with a Sister every chance you get. Jenna Ward is a Kinesiologist and Embodiment Coach. Practising from her studio in Brisbane, and via Skype around the world, Jenna works 1:1 with women ready to create wild and free lives, ready to devote to the goddess within and activate pleasure in their body and in the world. Find out more on her website

By Jenna Ward ANZA BERITA ISSUE 2 - 2015 21

Anza Adventures is Taking You To

Widayanto Ceramic Gallery

GRAND OPENING Receive 50% of all our services until May 31, 2015 Ruko Patal Senayan E56 Jl. Tentara Pelajar, Jak-Sel

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Come along and join us for a fun morning of pottery making in the beautiful setting of Rumah Tana Baru. Enjoy a tour of the tropical gardens and the home of F. Widayanto - witness his amazing artwork firsthand. Lunch will be served following the tour and your own pottery making session. WHEN: Thursday 4th June COST: IDR 210,000 per person (minimum of 15 people) TIME: Car pool from Anza House at 8.45am or meet at Widayanto Ceramic Gallery at 10am Jl Curug Agung No.1, Tanah Baru Debji Depok 16428

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Goodwill International

A leadership development scholarship program

“Where there’s a will there’s a way. Where there’s a Goodwill, there’s a good way” Quote from the Goodwill website.


ounded in 1999 in response to Indonesia’s economic crisis, Goodwill International has helped more than 800 disadvantaged, bright and motivated students to complete their studies and graduate from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and from the University of Indonesia (UI). For many years, ANZA has been supporting up to ten students a year through the Goodwill International student sponsorship program. It is an excellent program that enables talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete university studies across a wide range of fields. To be eligible for selection, the students have to be recommended by their university and also need to demonstrate a high record of achievement, motivation and potential leadership skills. Importantly, candidate students also must demonstrate initiative in helping themselves and a desire to ‘give back’ to their own communities within Indonesia. Goodwill International students complete 40 hours of ‘Leadership Training’ in a year. Goodwill arranges this training with volunteers from numerous fields and interests. ANZA teams with other groups annually to present information on volunteering within a charity. Each year ANZA receives two personal letters from each of the students we sponsor, along with informative progress reports from Goodwill. Goodwill then hosts two get-together social events each year to personally introduce sponsors to their sponsored students. The events include speeches by past and present students and a motivation talk by a guest speaker. We then mingle over lunch, giving us an excellent opportunity to get to know our students better and hear about their coursework, hopes and dreams.

In February each year Goodwill commences the interview process for new scholarship recipients. ANZA, as a committed sponsor, participates in this process with a number of our volunteers assisting. It is inspiring to witness the motivation and courage-inadversity of these young people. In the Graduation Ceremony last August, we proudly watched six of our students graduate: Anggi Maisarah - Law Dita Inawati - Biology Muhammad Iqbal - Biology Peter Samuel Oloi - Psychology Piether Supermando - Mechanical Engineering Ridwan Sinar Bawono - Metallurgical & Materials. In an example of the lasting impact of the Goodwill program, a previous Goodwill student who is now a medical doctor has joined the Goodwill Alumni program and is sponsoring new, disadvantaged students. We in social welfare appreciate the support that ANZA members give our various programs and are delighted to be able to share this example with you.

By Gilly Weaver, Co-Director of Anza Social Welfare


Catherine Booth Orphanage


atherine Booth Orphanage is one of the many worthwhile charities supported by ANZA Social Welfare. Situated in Pondok Cabe, Jakarta Selatan, this orphanage is a home for girls and is run by the Salvation Army. The orphanage was founded in late 2006, and the land on which it is built was generously donated by Mr and Mrs Dodd. The facility is very large and was built to house up to 100 girls. However, due to lack of operating funds it has never housed that many children. The ground floor of the building is used for accommodation and living areas, while much of the top floor remains empty, except for a library/computer room (all generously donated by other organisations) and a bedroom for the older girls. Currently there are 25 girls aged between 3 and 21 who live at the orphanage. There are also two young boys who are the sons of orphanage staff. Only 30% of the children in this facility are orphans, the remainder are from families who cannot afford to educate their daughters – the families place the girls with the orphanage in hope that the orphanage can provide more opportunities. This dream is often realised with two of the current residents now attending university. The Catherine Booth Orphanage relies heavily on outside donations, particularly for covering the costs of education. ANZA is the only organisation that makes a regular contribution to the orphanage for operational costs, while much of their remaining


funding comes from private donors. At the beginning of 2014 ANZA also donated a large oven to the home, of which they are very proud. The oven is used to cook items such as cakes and biscuits to sell as an additional method of fundraising. For Christmas 2014, Year 4 students from the British School Jakarta put together gift boxes that were donated to ANZA to give to charity; 26 of these were taken to the orphanage. Each unique and colourfully decorated gift box was filled with assorted items such as pencils, clothing, toiletries and toys. Some even contained Christmas cards and notes to the girls, while other boxes included descriptions and photos of the giver. The girls were very excited to get these unexpected gifts and could not wait to open them. Catherine Booth Orphanage is just one example of wonderful work that ANZA Social Welfare does in the Jakarta community. We also support a number of community food kitchens for the elderly, schools for street kids and disadvantaged children, and homes for the disabled, to name a few. ANZA runs a Student Sponsorship Program with over 400 students along with a Medical Sponsorship Program, both of which rely on the support of individual sponsors and donors. If you would like to find out more about ANZA’s Social Welfare projects and partnerships please contact us on

By Catherine Hilder, ANZA Social Welfare Volunteer

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Indonesia Culture - Songket


ongket is a term for a hand-woven fabric, in silk or cotton, which features an intricate pattern created by adding extra weft as decoration. This is done by inserting gold, silver, or coloured thread on top of the background cloth using an inlay weaving system. The word Songket originally came from the word ‘tusuk’ (prick) and ‘cukit’ (pick) which combined together into ‘sukit’, then changed into ‘ sungki’ and finally into ‘ Songket’. Songket can be found in almost all parts of Sumatra, Bali, Sumba and a few other places in the archipelago, including parts of Malaysia and Brunei. Documentation explaining the origin of Songket is sketchy, but it is generally thought to have been popular during the Sriwijaya period (8th to 12th centuries). The weaving techniques used in making Songket had existed prior to that, but during the heyday of trade centering around the ancient kingdom Sriwijaya, gold threads from Arabia and India, along with silk from China, were infused into the process. The arrival of the merchants from those countries allowed acculturation to occur. Around the 15th century Palembang, the most famous Songket region, began its own silk industry. Modern Songket no longer uses actual gold thread. Traditionally Songket cloth sold throughout the land of Sumatra as well as China, Thailand, India and the Middle East. When the archipelago was colonized by the Netherlands, and later Japan, the production and distribution of Songket decreased. There are hundreds of Songket patterns with geometricised stylisation of flora and fauna being common. A few of the popular designs are clove flower, flower cape, jasmine and roses (symbolising purity and elegance). The most famous one is Pucuk rabuang or bamboo shoot (see picture), which represents strength coming from within and is also likened to new life or new beginnings. Songket design was influenced by the Chinese culture and

is represented by the presence of colour, especially red and gold, and motifs which resemble Chinese textiles. Songket is worn during important events such as birth, marriage, death, babies’ hair shaving and other religious ceremonies. It denotes status and wealth for its wearer as only the wealthy could afford the gold thread. Songket also constitutes a part of the payment made by the groom’s lineage to the bride. A set of three is given, one each for daily wear, dress wear and for the wedding ceremony. In contrast to the Western tradition of wearing black after death, in Palembang green, red and yellow are widely worn by widows because these bright colours indicate the desire to remarry. Making one sheet of Songket can take up to three months. Traditionally Songket is done as part-time work by young girls and older women in between their daily domestic chores. This textile is indeed closely related to women and in several respects reflects the feminine world. There are various kinds of Songket being produced today - not only as sarong or cloth, but also in a form of wall decoration, tablecloths, bed sheets, chair covers, bags, pillow cases, shawls and much more. The lavish, expensive Songket, usually Songket Lepus (gold thread), is a treasured heirloom passed down through the generations. Due to its delicacy Songket should never be folded. The best way to keep it in its original form is to roll it up and place it on a flat surface. Sources: - Indonesian Heritage Society, Museum National Training manuals series, Textile. - Songket Weaving in Indonesia, by Dra. Suwati Kartiwa Msc. - Songket: Malaysia’s Woven Treasure, by Grace Inpam Selvanayagam. Wikipedia

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Kitchen Corner – Recipe By Deniese Cox This month’s recipe is

ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD This is a lovely fresh meal that is just bursting with colour and flavour using local ingredients. While at first glance the recipe may look time consuming, it actually involves very little fuss. You can prepare the salad component ahead of time ready to add the chicken and dressing just before serving. Step Ingredients 1.

1 x 1kg whole chicken

To boil with the chicken:

3 coriander roots (with 1” of stalk) 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 2 fresh long red chillies, split 1 stick of lemon grass, white part only, bruised with back of knife

Method 1. 2. 3.



Place your whole chicken in a large pot, cover with cold water, and add the other ingredients. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Leave the lid on, turn the heat off, and leave the chicken to cook completely as it cools in the stock. (I usually allow about 2.5 hours for this step.) Remove your cooked chicken from the stock and let it rest for about 30 minutes or until it is cool enough to shred the chicken meat ready to toss through the salad. Discard the skin.

For the salad: ½ wombok (also known as a Chinese cabbage), finely shredded 1 carrot, peeled and grated ½ red onion, thinly sliced (if you’re not a fan of raw onion, you can leave this out and replace it with green shallots) 1 green mango, finely shredded (not always in season, the salad will be fine without it) ¼ cup Vietnamese mint (normal mint is ok if you can’t find Vietnamese mint) 2 large handfuls of bean sprouts ¾ cup coriander leaves, finely chopped Optional: 1 sliced chilli


1. 2.

Combine all of your salad ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and put in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.


For the dressing:

50g of palm sugar 75ml of water Small piece of ginger, grated 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 fresh long red chilli, finely chopped Approximately 50ml of fish sauce Approximately 50ml of lime juice

To make the dressing: 1.

2. 3. 4.


To serve: ½ cup of crispy shallots 3 tablespoons sesame seeds

Place the palm sugar and water in a small pan. Stir over a medium heat to dissolve the sugar – do not let it come to the boil. Once dissolved, leave this syrup to cool. In a clean bowl or jug combine the grated ginger, crushed garlic, and finely chopped chilli. To the chilli mix, add half of the syrup, 50ml of lime juice and 50ml of fish sauce. Adjust with extra syrup, lime juice or fish sauce to suit your own taste and achieve an eyepopping balance of salt + spice + sweet + sour.

Mix the cooled and shredded chicken through the salad. Top with crispy shallots and sesame seeds. It’s your choice whether to add the dressing now or let people add their own to taste. Enjoy!

Handy Hint: The leftover liquid the chicken poached itself in – you might like to turn that into a gorgeous stock … put your chicken carcase back in there with salt, onions, carrots, celery and whatever herbs you normally use to make stock. Simmer for about one and a half hours, strain carefully, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Handy Hint: The dressing you’ve made will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week - it’s lovely served with grilled fish.


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Here are just a few of the great events we have coming up …

Text ExtravagANZA Mornings 8 May – Aman Resorts Text 5 June – Ultimo 21 August – Colliers 18 September – Asian Tigers 9 October – International SOS A 13 November – Social Welfare

19 May – Mid Year Bazaar 10 November – End of Year Bazaar


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Kitchen Corner  –  Handy  Hints   By  Deniese  Cox      


Coriander We  are  so  lucky  here  in  Jakarta  to  be  able  to  buy  such  gorgeous  bunches  of   coriander  –  but  how  do  you  keep  it  fresh?     Thoroughly  wash  the  roots  in  cold  water  to  get  rid  of  any  dirt,  then  pop  your   coriander  bunch  in  a  glass  with  water  covering  the  roots  but  not  covering   any  leaves.  Put  a  plastic  freezer  bag  over  the  top  and  put  the  whole  thing  in   the  door  of  your  fridge.  The  leaves  will  stay  fresh  for  several  days.        

Ginger Ginger  is  another  great  ingredient  we  can  buy  in  abundance  here.  A  good  way  of   keeping  ginger  fresh  and  easy  to  use  is  to  freeze  it.     Peel  your  ginger  root  and  cut  it  into  manageable  size  pieces  (maybe  1”  square).   Put  the  pieces  into  a  ziplock  bag  and  into  the  freezer.  When  you  need  it,  simply   grab  a  frozen  piece.  Not  only  does  your  ginger  stay  fresh  this  way,  but  grating  it   is  so  much  easier  when  it’s  frozen.          

Lemon Grass   Lemon  grass  is  another  ingredient  that  is  easier  to  handle  once  frozen.  Peel  the   outer  chalky  layer  away  and  cut  the  white  end  of  your  lemon  grass  into   manageable-­‐size  pieces  –  perhaps  3”  long.  Put  into  a  ziplock  bag  and  into  the   freezer.  When  you  need  it,  simply  grab  a  frozen  piece  and  start  slicing  –  you’ll  find   it  is  so  much  easier  to  cut  it  finely  this  way,  and  it  lasts  longer  than  just  leaving  it  in   the  fridge  drying  out.        

Celery Celery  has  so  many  uses,  but  gosh  it  doesn’t  last  long  in  the  fridge.  Trim  the  base   from  your  celery  bunch,  and  trim  the  tops  of  each  stalk  so  you  are  left  with  only   the  best  part  of  the  celery.  Roll  up  into  a  piece  of  aluminium  foil.  You’ll  be  amazed   how  long  your  celery  lasts  this  way.         Hi  Bastian  –  This  is  just  an  idea  layout,  you  will  probably  have  a  better  idea   …  I  have  put  the  original  photos  in  the   folder  for  you  to  use  as  needed.  Thanks.        


An Outstanding School in Jakarta for 40 Years Situated in Bintaro, south-west Jakarta, the British School Jakarta houses a series of uniquely designed buildings set in extensive grounds and providing an attractive, well-planned, healthy environment where fresh air and open space abound. Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, Apple TVs, laptops and iPads, making for a stimulating environment. Other facilities include a wellequipped Performing Arts department; workrooms for Design and Technology; Language centre; science laboratories; a state-of-the-art theatre; modern secondary library; IT Services Centre; Olympic-size swimming pool with touchpad time recording equipment; tennis courts and ample playing fields. These resources support a demanding and successful academic programme. The British School Jakarta follows the Early Years Foundation Stage from the United Kingdom for children 3 to 4 years. Children in Years 1 to 6 follow the International Primary Curriculum and the Numeracy and Literacy English National Curriculum. In the Secondary School the English National Curriculum is followed for students in Years 7 to 9, the IGCSE for students in Years 10 and 11 and the International Baccalaureate programme for students in Years 12 and 13. Guided by highly qualified International and Indonesian teachers, with the emphasis on providing students with the very best educational environment, equal to any school across the world and creating happy and responsible citizens of tomorrow who share our values. We continue to inspire, challenge and nurture for excellence as we have done for the last 40 years.

For further information about the British School Jakarta, please contact the Admissions office at Tel: (62-21) 745 1670 • Fax: (62-21) 745 1671 • E-mail: •

A Message  From  Your  Membership   Coordinators   Belinda  Bailey  and  Emma  Plummer  

Birthday Wishes  

Belated happy birthday to the following members:


Tracey Wagstaff   Nani  Cappelut   Paula  Wall   Daleen  Fourie  

Kellie Campbell   Asli  Senyilmaz   Henriette  Koenen   Zainam  Kimmons   Emma  Peterson   Deborah  Trussell   Jan  Bennett  

Sarah Sutherland   Lauren  DeRoss   Rie  Kimura   Imogen  Lyons   Niken  Widyasari   Catherine  Hutasuhut   Veasna  Chea  Leth   Sandra  MacDonald   Narelle  Hadfield   Amy  Headifen   Debbie  Merrin   Melanie  Richards      

Samantha Spence   Dennis  Ryan   Roslyn  Mills   Mandy  Neville  


Wahyu Handayani   Pudji  Grime   Filiz  Shevket   Natalie  Pietzch   Nicole  Lathvillerie   Deniese  Cox   Simon  Tucker  


Kelly Ginley   Carolyn  Taylor   Catherine  Anderson   Debbie  Jeffrey   Fran  Catacouzinos    


Syliva Joachin   Joy  Johnson   Melissa  Dwieputri   Claire  Jackson   Melinda  Hawkins   Emma  Plummer  




And birthday wishes with those with upcoming birthdays:

May Bronnie  Mengersen   Annette  deSouza   Isabell  Molk   Rachel  Boxshall   Glennis  Neilson   June   Keiko  Hayashi   Megan  Proudfoot   Emmaleen  Murray   Gene  Sugandy   John  Belcher   Emma  Anderson   Sue  Hewett   Kathy  Lindsay   Karen  Gunderson   Colleen  McPhillips   Jan  Hopper   Sherill  Carden   Ann-­‐Maree  Thompson     July   Lisa  Nicol   Claudia  Biantara   Amy  Ginn   Jens  Benke     Sandy  Ulrich   Meera  Menta   Joanne  Spenceley   Jill  Durack   Sara  lut  Pui  Cowley   Catherine  Chaperon     Claire  Alexander   Yuko  Nakahata   Pamela  Jones   Belinda  Bailey   Haliuna  Badarch  


Oscars Party


n February ANZA held a brunch, proudly sponsored by CommGroup, where guests got together to watch the awards ceremony. Our guests looked rather glamorous as they walked our own red carpet and posed beside an amazing Oscars statute organised by Asian Tigers. Guests had a lot of fun guessing which Hollywood star would win each category, and our fashion parade was a hard-fought event, after which a luscious brunch was enjoyed by all. Sincere thanks go to the raffle contributors: Swiss-Belhotel Resort, which kindly donated a two-night accommodation package to its unique resort in Jimbaran, Bali; Salt Grill Restaurant, Jakarta, which offered a wonderful, seven-course, degustation dinner for two people; and Nikki’s Salon which donated two vouchers.



Medical Q & A

with International SOS


e are privileged to have International SOS as a supporter of ANZA. Not only are they an official sponsor, but they are also the preferred medical treatment facility for many of our members. When I broke my arm in two places early on a Sunday morning last year, they were fantastic in getting me x-rayed and plastered up very efficiently. They also recently came to ANZA and gave us some great advice regarding skin cancer and sun exposure. International SOS have now kindly offered to answer the medical questions that you, our readers, submitted to us over the past few weeks. These have been answered by Dr. Rudolph De Wet, MD, Medical Advisor for Medical Services Department, International SOS Indonesia.

Dr Rudolph De Wet

Question: What approach should we take when preparing fruit and vegetables prior to eating? Start clean! Before cleaning fruits and vegetables always wash your hands with soap and water. Clean countertops, cutting boards, and utensils with hot soapy water before peeling or cutting produce. Wait to wash. Washing produce before storing may promote bacterial growth and speed up spoilage, so it is recommended to wait and then wash fruits and vegetables just before use. Washing fresh produce. The FDA advises against using commercial produce washes as the safety of their residues has not been evaluated and their effectiveness has not been tested or standardized. It is recommended to rinse produce with fresh clean water to wash off any soil or residue. After rinsing with the clean water you should soak the produce in a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts clean water for 10 minutes, as this has been proven to reduce bacterial contamination.


Peeling fresh produce: Apples, cucumbers and other firm produce like root vegetables can be peeled to remove the more waxy residues. It is however still important to adhere to the above mentioned precautionary measure as well. Question: In an emergency where an ambulance is required, what number should we call? The national emergency numbers in Indonesia are: - Ambulance 118 - Fire 113 - Police 110 If you have International SOS membership or Clinic Plan, you can call International SOS Assistance Centre at +62 21 750 6001 (Jakarta) or +62 361 710 505 (Bali). Alternatively, you can contact our SOS Medika Klinik at +62 21 750 5980. Our staff and medical team will be able to help you when an international standard-equipped ambulance is required for emergency cirscumtances.

Question: Regarding Dengue Fever and Malaria we have received mixed messages regarding what time of day are we most at risk of getting infected by a mosquito – morning or evening? What are the first symptoms we would become aware of? How do we know when to proactively seek treatment? The female A. aegypti mosquito acts as the primary dengue vector transmitting a virus, and she will only bite you when she wants to reproduce. The male mosquitoes actually prefer nectar! Both dusk and dawn is the time of day when you are most likely to be bitten by the A. aegypti female, so you should take extra precautions. This doesn’t mean that you can drop your guard during night time as the female Anopheles mosquito transmitting the malaria protozoa, takes over for the night watch. Neither of the mosquitoes however owns a watch or smart phone to set reminders on when to bite or not so you need to remain vigilant day and night. Both Dengue and Malaria commonly presents with flu-like symptoms including fever, malaise, lethargy, body ache and headache. Dengue should be suspected when a high fever (40°C/ 104°F) is accompanied by two of the following symptoms: severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands or a rash similar to that of measles. Symptoms usually last for 2–7 days, after an incubation period of 4–10 days after the bite from an infected mosquito. Malaria as mentioned also presents with flulike symptoms. The fever however has a 3 day recurrent fever pattern or benign tertian fever i.e. fever that comes for 3 days dissipates and then returns for 3 days in cycles. Unfortunately a common flu presents in a similar way. The message should be to have a high index of suspicion when you live in or have travelled to an endemic area especially when there is an outbreak. When it comes to Dengue it is important to err on the side of caution. When in an endemic area

or after returning from an endemic area, any unexplained fever or flu-like symptoms should raise a red or at least a yellow flag. When visiting a clinic it is then important to voice your concern about the possibility of Dengue as well as to volunteer your recent travel history or history of mosquito bites. Question: If we are travelling and cannot get to an SOS clinic, what sort of things should we look out for if we go to an Indonesian clinic? Can I trust the hygiene? Only a few clinics in Indonesia have well trained doctors and are well equipped. Some clinics may label themselves as “international” to attract travellers with health care problems, but the level of care does not measure up. Always contact your medical assistance company for a referral to a safe and reputable clinic near your location. Question: What should I do if I am injured at a remote holiday destination in Indonesia? Always prepare for unexpected medical emergencies prior to embarking on your trip. This includes ensuring that you have proper medical insurance in place and that your medical insurer is aware of your travel itinerary. Membership with a medical assistance company will help with travel information (vaccination and general health information) and logistic assistance in an emergency. Travellers are strongly discouraged from seeking care directly from hospitals except in cases of major medical emergencies. Contact your medical assistance company for a referral to a hospital that can assist with stabilizing you prior to evacuation or repatriation to a medical facility of reputable standards. Question: How should I safely dispose of expired medications? The safe and responsible way to dispose of expired medication is to take such medications to a registered clinic or health facility for disposal.


Clinics and hospitals have policies and procedures for the safe packaging, transporting and destroying of expired medications as well as other medical waste. Question: Do antibiotics treat all infections? This is a question I am always pleased to hear asked and pleased to answer - and the short answer is no. Upper respiratory infections are arguably the diagnosis most commonly associated with antibiotic prescription. It is caused by a virus in the vast majority of cases. Antibiotics treat infections of bacterial and not of viral origin. Thus the judicious and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led to a global trend of resistant bacteria for which our current arsenal of available antibiotics are becoming increasingly ineffective. Bacterial and viral infections are spread through similar means and present with similar symptoms thus making differentiating between the two as the causative agent difficult, requiring doctor’s consultation. Differentiation is possible through swabs and cultures that will be performed on the doctor’s discretion. Question: How often should I get a pap smear? What can I expect regarding the process of this test? For some women a pap smear test can be a little scary, especially if you are not sure what to expect. The good news is that the whole procedure is usually done within just a few minutes and it is the best way for women to protect themselves against cervical cancer. It is recommended that all women aged 18 to 70 years who have ever been sexually active have a pap smear test every two years, or one or two years after first sexual activity. It is also important to consult your doctor if you experience any discomfort or bleeding after sexual intercourse, this might warrant an earlier pap smear to be done than the abovementioned recommendations. The test looks for changes in the cells of the cervix that, if left untreated for a number of years, could


develop into cervical cancer. The good news is that most cell changes aren’t dangerous and will either clear naturally by our immune systems or will go away with the right treatment. On the day you are scheduled to get the PAP Smear done, try to remain calm and relaxed because this will help ensure that any physical discomfort is kept to a minimum. Also choose a health care provider that you feel comfortable with. The procedure itself will require you to undress from the waist down. The doctor or nurse will cover you with a sheet while you lie on an examination bed so that you are not completely exposed. The doctor will ask you to bend your knees in order to continue with the procedure by inserting an instrument called a speculum into your vagina. The speculum holds the walls of the vagina apart and ensures a clear view of the cervix. This part of the procedure is the most uncomfortable and you might find it embarrassing. Just remember that this is a standard procedure that most women take part in and for the doctor it is a very normal part of their jobs. Once the speculum is in place a small brush is used to take a swab from the cervix. After some cells have been collected from your cervix the doctor will remove the speculum and you will be able to get dressed again. The brush can be smeared onto a glass slide or placed inside a bottle with a specific solution for testing in a laboratory. The results will be available within a week or two. If your results are normal, all you need to do is to repeat the test after 2 years. If your results show some abnormalities your doctor will advise you on your next step and possible treatment options. It is important to remember that not all abnormal test results are caused by cervical cancer.


Your ANZA  House  Functions  team  presents…                                                                                                          

CRIKEY… Bogan Bingo is coming to ANZA Saturday 20th June, 2015 @ 7pm So if you want to give it a burl and have a bonzer night, register at the reception desk for a night of bogan slang, and a chance to yell BINGOOOOOOO!!

She’ll be right

Tucker will be included and you can have a shout at the bar…

Yeah, no… You beaudy


Noice, eh!

You lil’ ripper Ridgy-didge, cobber

Quiz Night


n February we held our first Quiz Night of the year. And what a great night it was with more than 50 ANZA members and friends working in teams, vying for the title of Quiz Legend. It was great to see so many people enjoying a social night over Mongolian BBQ and plenty of wine. Our quirky Quiz Masters had dreamt up questions covering a great range of topics. We were impressed so many teams knew the 10 countries in ASEAN, and slightly concerned that so many teams could also name all the Kardashians! Thanks to all the helpers behind the scenes who helped make this such a great night for all. A huge thanks also to the fabulous sponsor for the night, Commonwealth Bank.


A Message  From  Your  Membership   Coordinators   Belinda  Bailey  and  Emma  Plummer    


Photo: Jakarta  Skyline  by  Edward  Plummer  

If you  are  not  already  a  member  of  ANZA,  or  have  not   renewed  your  membership,  please  consider  joining  us.         You  only  need  be  an  Australian  or  New  Zealand  citizen  to  be   President  or  Vice  President.    We  have  had  members  from   many  countries   including  Bolivia,   Germany,   Kazakhstan,   Norway,   Mongolia  and   Nigeria.  


Let’s Get  Together     Rather than our traditional new members coffee morning, we are trialing an idea for an evening event so that spouses can come along too. The weather limited numbers for our first event in this format but we will try again. Come along, meet some new people and try Usni’s food.  


Selamat datang  Jakarta    

New Members  2015      -­‐      A  big  welcome  to  our  new  members  for  2015,  and  their  families    

Claudia Biantara   Kellie  Campbell   Fran  Catacouzinos   Veasna  Chea  Leth   Valli  De  Vries   Lauren  De  Ross   Anne  De  Souza  

Hannah Faveere   Ervinna  Garrett   Keiko  Hayashi   Bonnie  Kelly   Rie  Kimura   Nicole  Lathervillerie   Susy  Chandra  Lim  


Sandra Macdonald   Thea  Maclean   Ietje  Mogi  Tol   Isabell  Molk   Emmaleen  Murray   Mandy  Neville   Lee-­‐Anne  Partridge  

Sarah Pavy   Natalie  Pietzch   John  Purnell   Lark  Sullivan   Jeanie  Tanner   Vicki  Taylor   Simon  Tucker  







We thank our sponsors for their support and encourage our members to support them in return We thank our sponsors for their support and encourage our members to support them in return

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Berita Issue 2 2015  

Berita Issue 2 2015