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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Update from Jakarta

Around the World in A Daze
Tim left last Saturday for Jakarta, Indonesia on assignment to record Legacy in the Indonesian language.
The itinerary called for a flight from SCL to Frankfort (stopping briefly in Cincinatti Ohio to change planes). Then after a 12 hour layover, flying on to Jakarta -- with a stop in Singapore on the way. After 40 hours the trip was successful. . . he arrived and survived. He took a photo of the map as he flew over the old mission field.
Frankfurt was rainy and freezing cold. It would undoubtedly be a beautiful city with some heat and sunshine. At any rate Tim enjoyed the train ride to the main rail station in Frankfurt and back to the airport.

The shower and bed felt fantastic when Tim finally arrived in Jakarta Monday night. It's the rainy season in Indonesia, averaging 1/2 inch a day, imagine Tim's surprize seeing beautiful sunshine Tuesday morning (see the photo out the hotel window). Tuesday was spent in a orientation and training session with Sujud the person assigned as the local AV producer on staff. He is newly assigned and this will be his first language production. Atin, the experienced and terrific Translation Supervisor joined them along with Jennet, newly assigned as an AV translator on the Legacy project.

In the Studio
The rest of the week was spent in 12 hour days in the recording studio. We have never used the Genada Studio before, but it is perfect for our work.
The owners are wonderful members of the Church. Bertha is a well known film producer who has worked on AV projects before, her husband Hendro is a brilliant musician and vocalist who is well known in his own right. Together with their team of engineers, directors and voice talent they make a great team. The production quality is excellent. The photos include "Eliza" dubbing her lines. The group portrait is of L to R: Hendro, Bertha, Jennet, Atin, Tim and Sujud.

Dining on King Cobra
One of Tim's memories of the week was feasting on a local delicasy, King Cobra kebab. It was really quite good. It is rumored to make you energetic and less sleepy. . . sure enough after the reptilian dining experience Tim had enough energy to take care of emails and call home before hitting the jet-lag wall and collapsing in bed. Good thing he still has a week away from home. . . Gloria wouldn't kiss lips that touched snake for at least a week!


Blogger Bertha Suranto said...

Tim, the studio name is Genada not Granada. Thank you.

Mar 16, 2009, 10:33:00 PM  

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