Category Archives: Bali

A Bali Month

Home.  It’s really good to be home.  It was really good to be there.  As we juggle with schedules and responsibilities and this pesky lingering jetlag, we try to hold onto the memories of a pretty perfect month. Thank goodness … Continue reading

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Reflection.

Megan is knitting on the porch.  Kai is playing in the pool with Gilang and Gita, twelve years and eight years old respectively.  By this time, they are acting like older brothers and younger sister.  They tease her, and at … Continue reading

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The thing about rice is…

…it’s so much more than those small, white grains sticking to your spoon. It’s much more than the contents of the white take-out container that accompanies your moo goo gai pan. To understand rice and its significance, particularly in Bali, … Continue reading

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Sigh.

It was a week of Bali Belly, for our household of three.  Something we ate, maybe, who knows.  At least we took turns. Sigh. Last night I was tormented by a very big, bold mouse, and even though we were … Continue reading

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The spirits are alive…

A few days ago we were invited by our host, Agung, to attend a special Hindu ceremony at his temple, a ceremony for the Gods that happens only once a year.  He and his family have been preparing for this … Continue reading

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Snapshots of life around Tatiapi

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Ch-ch-ch-changes…

Oh, the inevitable stroll through Ubud occurred, where every other second, one of us exclaimed, “This is SO different!” For starters, the two main roads turned into thirty.  Jalan Bisma, the dirt road that leads to Happy II that we … Continue reading

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Slowly, slowly.

Day three for us -we have been happily hiding out in our villa, slowly, slowly acclimating to the time, the food, the villa with its luxuries and limitations, the weather (sunny, 80’s – perfect), with no desire to explore beyond … Continue reading

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Tatiapi

So, I found this villa that we’re staying at on the Internet.  I googled ‘bungalow in the rice fields’ and this came up.  What a find.  Villa Tatiapi was created by some American business folk working in Bali who wanted … Continue reading

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Reliving the past.

When I am writing my novel back in Boston, I close my eyes, breathe deeply, and remember the feelings I had twenty years ago when I was here in Bali.  The sights, the smells, the sounds, the textures, the immense … Continue reading

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