Bali – the Culture of Consumption

‘Consumption’ here refers to the literal translation of the Indonesian word, konsumsi: food or drink provided for participants or guests at any given occasion. Every and any occasion in Bali is an excuse for konsumsi, in fact no one would even dare suggest having the smallest meeting, gathering or even music practice without addressing konsumsi. […]

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CRYPTOCURRENCIES – OPPORTUNITY OR DISASTER IN MAKING?

Ever had frustrating dealings with banks? Tired of high charges for international transfers and other services? Weary of meeting compliance requirements and the difficulty in Bali especially of having to prove where you live when your home doesn’t even have a physical address? And now we have the Common Reporting Standard to which almost all […]

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Cultivating Peace & Calm

As I sit here listening to the cocks crowing and the birds whistling just outside my window, I have a glimpse of the peace and calm that is always available, but is also elusive at times. Why is this? So many of my clients come to me and say that all they want is to […]

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DIPTHERIA

I have had several parents contact me with concerns about the current Diptheria outbreak here in Indonesia. Schools are also sending home letters with warnings about this disease. But should you be worried?   What is Diptheria? Diphtheria is a life-threatening communicable disease that spreads through air containing Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The bacteria attack the upper […]

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Every Day Matters

This time of year so many people around the world are shopping for gifts to celebrate Christmas and prepare for New Year’s eve festivities. For many, Christmas is a time to gather with family and friends to share happy memories and create new ones. At least this is the image that is portrayed by the […]

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Fake News Lah

Donald Trump mendaciously claims he coined the expression ‘fake news’. Actually the term has been in use since the 1890s by the American press and is not a new concept. But with all the wolf cries about fake news since the advent of the Donald on the political scene, the expression has gone viral, expressly […]

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Finding Remote Work, Part Two

Studies estimate that within ten to fifteen years, a third to a half of office workers will be working from home or remotely. In addition, Stanford University research shows that remote workers are almost 15% more productive than their office-based counterparts, and businesses are taking note of this fact. Add to this the facts that […]

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