‘Having It All – NOW!’ Total Abundance

How to effortlessly create everything you ever wanted for yourself and others.   How would it be if you could have everything that you ever wanted?  How would you feel if you could overcome struggle, be happy, and flow?  Well, you can!  First, try this:   Having it All – NOW!  – Meditation   Drift […]

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01activities

The activities and responsibilities of the banjar are guided by the village authority, one level above this powerful community unit. Depending on how active the banjar committee is, they will be intimately involved with most local activities. For an activity to be discussed, the banjar will hold a meeting, attended by all the married men. […]

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02ciwalatri

The origins of Çiwalatri are based on the story of I Lubdaka, a man who stayed up all night in a Bila tree trying to avoid being eaten by a tiger. To stay awake he picked the leaves and reflected on everything he had done in his life, both good and bad. Inadvertently, the leaves […]

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03remedies One

When Balinese get sick, they don’t always reach for the Panadol or antibiotics. Many people still prefer to use traditional herbal remedies which are not only cheaper but also believed to be more effective.   An example of a Balinese herbal remedy is boreh. It is a concoction made up of natural ingredients such as […]

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04remedies Two

Last edition, I talked about boreh and simbuh. This edition, I’m going to briefly cover the medicinal uses of loloh, garlic and lime.   Loloh is the most commonly ingested Balinese medicine. It is a kind of potion made up of the essence of leaves and sometimes roots. There are many different types of tropical […]

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3 prong attack against SPAM

Whenever I think about SPAM, I always have to laugh.  No, I’m not crazy (well, just a little).  It’s because of the old Monty Python routine where the café customer wants to know which item on the menu contains the least spam, and is told, “..well, the Spam, Spam, Spam, Eggs, and Spam, has the […]

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A Bridge Of Hope

Thirty-five year old Nuraini was heavily pregnant when the tsunami hit her small community on the west coast of Sumatra.  Although injured by floating debris, she managed to survive.  A month later she gave birth on a dirt floor under a tarpaulin shelter in a refugee camp, without the assistance of a midwife or doctor.  […]

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A Comprehensive Indonesian – English Dictionary, compiled by Alan M. Stevens and A. Ed. Schmidgall-Tellings

This major new dictionary is the most modern and inclusive Indonesian-English dictionary available. The product of more than twenty years of research and documentation of the Indonesian language and culture, A Comprehensive Indonesian-English Dictionary is designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Root words, meanings, proverbs, and idioms, compounds that begin with the root word, […]

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A Hidden Side Of Life Insurance

“Pssst! – Wanna buy a life insurance policy on someone who hasn’t got long to live?” Sounds a bit of a macabre offer but this is precisely what a number of companies in the traded life policy business have been offering for several years. The role of ‘viaticals’ It may seem to be a little […]

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