“The Dreaded Dengue”

The monsoons are here again, and with the rains come the diseases. One of them unfortunately, is dengue fever (“demam berdarah”). During this past 2 –3 weeks no less than 4 of my immediate family and friends have been diagnosed with dengue fever, and none of these people live or work in the same area. […]

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A Computer Money Saving Tip

Today I have a computer money saving tip and a warning; some information about Internet Providers; a great site for restoring damaged computer files; and my next Question and Answer.   Today I’ve got an update on a new service at the Bali Computer Center (RIMO) Phone: (0361) 233-259 in Denpasar– REFILL your ink jet […]

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A Cup of Java by Gabriella Teggia and Mark Hanusz

This is the first dedicated  exploration of the history and culture of coffee on the island of Java. From the early Dutch traders bringing coffee to Java from faraway lands, to the little-known monks of Rawaseneng producing their own prized coffee beans, readers are taken on a journey through the lush coffee-growing slopes of Java’s […]

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A Dog Too Far

I never had a dog until I came to Bali two and a half years ago. Now I would never be without one again. Or two. Or three. The newest is Chloe, a little Bali mongrel who was a throw-away. (Some people in Bali abandon female puppies as inconvenient and therefore expendable. The lucky ones […]

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A House in Bali by Colin McPhee

There are some books that deserve re-reading two or even more times during the course of one’s life. Among the many volumes written about Bali, "A House in Bali" by Colin McPhee falls into this rare class, beloved by Baliophiles and scholars alike. The first narrative of the island by a classically-trained musician, the book […]

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A new computer retail store in Ubud!

Hi and welcome to the first of many columns that will deal with the questions most computer folks in Bali have.  Each column will either have a nice, time saving hint for you; some software reviews; places in Bali to have your computer fixed or buy supplies; or answers to your questions!  I live in […]

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A Patch of Paradise by Gaia Grant

Gaia Grant’s life in Sydney was becoming increasingly unsatisfying and stressed out. She wasn’t getting as much as she wanted out of her relationship, her child or her work. A nameless urban ennui was setting in. Professionally and emotionally unfulfilled, the dream of taking off work and escaping for a year kept her sane in […]

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A SET OF WHEELS

Wayan Damai stays up late watching DVDs with his friends, then wakes up early and drives himself to work.  Putu Suriati, a gifted artist, has just traveled alone to Java and Australia.  Ketut Sri, a wood carver, recently attended a sell-out exhibition of her work in Brisbane and used some of the proceeds to buy […]

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