Flying off to Bandar Aceh tomorrow.
In a flurry of messages on a Whatsapp group chat, my boss reminded us to pack long-sleeved, loose-fitting tops, long pants or skirts, sleeping bags, headscarves, along with an assortment of other directions, like “no nail polish”.
And buried somewhere in the middle, in a nonchalant, casual-sounding text that you would miss if you weren’t paying attention — “bring insect repellant and be mindful of earthquakes etc”
Be mindful of earthquakes, etc.
My boss is such a hardcore lady.
The four of us will be roughing it out in Aceh, and I’m excited. Adventure time!