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Jojo & little Jojo

I asked Jojo to come to Ohana for two jobs: to install a CCD-TV camera and to swap out a broken showerhead near the swimming pool and replace it with bamboo. This time Jojo brought his son, also called Jojo. Since we hired a Balinese artist to create a faux rocky wall in order to […]

Local life News Reflections

Kite season 2020

The above photo is from a kite that fell from the sky, onto our property, just a few days ago. We would have been happy to return the kite, but no one has claimed it. So now the kite will decorate one of our parking garage walls. This time of year the winds blow and […]

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Balinese Spirits return each year

Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremonies. The spirits of deceased relatives who have died and been cremated return to visit their former homes, and the current inhabitants have a responsibility to be hospitable through prayers and offerings. The most obvious sign of the celebrations are the penjor – bamboo poles with offerings […]

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Dignity, Nobility, Integrity, Respect

I was reading an article about Brunello Cucinelli, the “king of cashmere,” written in 2015 when I came across an interesting statement: Brunello: Each of us specializes in something. Italy has strong industries. It’s ranked second only after Germany in Europe. There’s furniture, food and apparel. The United States will go down in history because of […]

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Small pleasures, modest moments

The following may not seem like travel tips but, hey… give it a chance. One of the most accessible and intriguing writers / philosophers today is Alain de Botton. His main interest is the philosophy of everyday life, or the relevance of a philosophical perspective on everyday experiences. He also co-founded The School of Life. […]