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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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Ancestors from the beginning of time

The Balinese go to great efforts to treat their ancestors with utmost respect, as they believe that their spirits, in a very real sense, come back to their homes and the home temples that are a part of each piece of property for a Balinese family. See #1: Family Temple. The house temple called Sanggah […]

Construction News

Week #28 – Bali workers take a break

The Balinese crew went back to their two villages to celebrate Galungan: 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. Read more here The crew from Java is staying on the property, […]

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Have you found Paradise?

Have you ever had a particular moment in an extraordinary location where space and time were forgotten? Or are you seeking such a thing for the first time? In any case, the concept of a paradise is an elusive one, and here in Bali the word gets thrown around quite a bit. So let’s investigate. […]

Construction News Preliminary Work

Week #23 — More brick walls, plaster, and form work

There are now a total of four teams that are working daily on the project: Construction crew MEP crew (mechanical, electrical & plumbing) Brick & plaster crew Windows and doors I am not even certain of the number of people altogether, since I haven’t visited the window and door manufacturer (as usual in Bali the […]