0 to 4 Alarm Chili

English Version: This makes a big pot of vegetarian chili that gets even better after sitting a few days in the fridge. It is excellent with the Corn Bread in the last issue of BA and a crisp green salad with avocado. I like to use the fresh red beans I find at Tiara Dewata. […]

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11 settebre 2001 una fine estate che nessuno dimentichera’!

11 settembre 2008….nulla e’ cambiato 11 settembre 2001 N.Y. crollano le torri gemelle e con esse tutti i sogni delle persone benpensanti di vedere un mondo migliore nel futuro. Questo episodio ha cambiato tutti noi riportandoci ad un periodo oscuro dell ‘evoluzione del mondo. I meccanismi dell’umano e della sua mente, perfezioni in un involucro […]

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2008 : That Was the Year, That was….

Some of the faces we’ll miss This fortnight’s issue of Bali Advertiser falls on the very last day of the year, so it is a perfect time to spare a thought for some of those whom we grew up with. My list runs in order of departure, January through December and is a personal one, […]

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2008 Hardware reviews – what’s new and what’s good

Here is 2008’s latest and greatest computer hardware to make your computer life easier than ever before. Huge hard drives; incredible (and cheap) printers, wireless connections for your TV and PC, wide screen monitors, . 1. A Big Easy Portable Hard Drive: Buffalo MiniStation – a USB external drive from 80GB to 300GB for US$100- […]

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2009 – Slowing Down to Get Ahead

Why does it seem that as we get older time goes by faster and faster? Suddenly, before we know it, we are at the end of the year looking back reminiscing and seeing a blur of activity. As we travel through our lives there seems to be a pace required in order to make things […]

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25 Tropical Houses in Indonesia

by Amir Sidharta, photographs by Masano Kawana Nostalgic, picturesque images of tropical architecture in Indonesia have long been and still are largely the figment of the imagination of people outside the region. These fanciful structures have been driven by Orientalist notions of tropical Asia as an ever peaceful, finite, harmonious and exotic destination, and by […]

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A Ball Of Fire

Several days ago I witnessed a terrible accident. It was a sobering experience that brings to mind the reality of life in Bali and how easily a single event can totally change our life circumstances. Saturday afternoon, 6 pm, an expatriate couple pulled out of a small side road onto the busy Bedugul road. They […]

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A Case Of Wrinkly Feet

Jeremy had wrinkly feet. It wasn’t an age thing, after all he was only 36. It was that white “prune like” wrinkliness that you get after standing in wet shoes for an hour or two. The problem was his feet were always wrinkly. “I’ve got wrinkly feet” he said. “Try wearing wellies” I said. “I […]

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A Cure for Aids?

So far, some 132 compounds have been isolated and named from all parts of the Neem Tree. Many of these compounds, already identified and catalogued scientifically, have shown themselves to be powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antiseptic, anti-fungal, insecticidal, contraceptive and (paradoxically, depending on the method of administration) effective pro-fertility agents. In addition, Neem deriveratives demonstrate many […]

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