Menik Tinarbuko, 9 months, left, Lintang Ndalu, 31, and Zul Tinarbuko, 31, enjoy their Wednesday morning in their apartment in Athens, Ohio. Zul and Lintang moved to Athens just under two years ago, after Zul received a Fulbright scholarship to get his M.F.A in Communications at Ohio University. Menik was born in the United States, as Lintang came here at 7 months pregnant. Photo taken Nov. 6, 2019.
Lintang feeds Menik a banana in their apartment in Athens, Ohio. Photo taken Nov. 6, 2019
Zul Tinarbuko stares intently at his computer as he answers emails from the living room of his apartment in Athens, Ohio. Zul worked on his application for the Fulbright scholarship for two years before submitting it, and ultimately receiving it in 2017. Photo taken Nov. 6, 2019.
Zul takes a moment to rest before his final class of the day begins in Schoonover Center on the Ohio University campus. He has class all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but gets to stay home the rest of his week. On the days he has class, Zul is busy from 10:30 am until 6:30 pm. Photo taken Nov. 19, 2019.
Zul codes an updated version of a Spotify listening map in his class. In this class period, Zul’s professor, Juan Thomassi, led the class in a tutorial on coding a map based on how many people listen to a band, organized by geographical location. Zul sat in the front of the classroom and followed along with every step. Photo taken Nov. 19, 2019.
Zul sits in class. Photo taken Nov. 19, 2019.
Menik cries in a Japanese restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia while her parents try to comfort her. The parents know the owners of the restaurant, also Indonesian, and eat there for free when they come to visit. Photo taken Nov 12, 2019.
Lintang holds Menik as she speaks with her husband Zul at a house-warming party in Guysville, Ohio. The party was hosted by Megan Westervelt and her husband. Photo taken Nov. 11, 2019.
Zul feeds Menik a cookie at a house-warming party in Guysville, Ohio. Photo taken Nov. 11, 2019.
The family interacts with other guests at the house-warming party in Guysville, Ohio. Photo taken Nov. 11, 2019.
Menik’s hands rest on her car seat buckle. Photo taken Nov. 12, 2019.
Menik looks up the balloon Zul is holding in a Gabe’s store in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Zul held Menik while Lintang shopped. Photo taken Nov. 12, 2019.
Lintang looks through the racks of clothing for a pair of thermal leggings in a Gabe’s in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Lintang said she had a hard time adjusting to the cold, as it never gets cold in Indonesia. She has yet to find clothes that keep her warm all winter. Photo taken Nov. 12, 2019.
Lintang attempts to breastfeed her daughter in the backseat of the family car in a Costco parking lot in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Menik gets shy to eat when other people are around. Photo taken Nov. 12, 2019.
Menik cries as her mother Lintang changes her diapers in the backseat of their car in a parking lot in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Photo taken Nov. 12, 2019.
Zul adjusts his swim cap just before jumping into the Ohio University Aquatic Center pool in Athens, Ohio. He goes to the pool every Monday morning to get his weekly exercise. Photo taken Dec. 2, 2019.
Zul puts food on his tray at the United Methodist Church in Athens, Ohio, where they serve free lunch on Mondays from 12 pm to 1 pm. Photo taken Dec. 2, 2019.
Zul changes Menik on he and his wife’s bed in their Athens, Ohio apartment. Photo taken Nov. 13, 2019.
Menik lies on her parents’ bed while she waits to be changed in their apartment in Athens, Ohio. Photo taken Nov. 6, 2019.
Zul straps Menik into her car seat before the family leaves to go grocery shopping at Kroger. They like to shop at Kroger because they use Menik’s WIC card to get discounts. Photo taken Dec. 4, 2019.
Lintang walks into her apartment building after grocery shopping in Athens, Ohio. Photo taken Dec. 4, 2019.