Vitamin B12 – the Hidden Deficiency  

Vegetarians & Vegans even greater risk than supposed, reports show As a vegetarian or vegan you are probably aware of the dangers of nutrient deficiency in the nutrients B12 and also ( but less well known), choline. Despite this knowledge, what you may not be aware of is the research showing vegetarians, and more particularly […]

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Welcome To My Paradise

Thousands of foreigners come to Bali on holiday the first time and fall in love with the magical “island of the gods” and return, often many times. The wheels in your head begin to spin “what can I do to live here?” Many older people want to retire here or others look at Bali as […]

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What does ‘siap’ mean?

I’m often asked, “Do you speak Indonesian?”and I answer, “Yup, both Indonesian and Balinese.” More often than not, the reaction is: “Ooooh, they’re two different languages?” They are indeed. And the word ‘siap’ is an example of just how different the languages can be. In Indonesian siap literally means ‘ready’, but it can also be […]

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Where Should We Invest During The Pandemic?

For many of course this would be wishful thinking. If you are among the thousands in Bali affected by the impact of the coronavirus the priority is to survive the crisis and hold everything together until a vaccine is found and the world returns to normal. Bali is used to coping with crises and has […]

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Why be a Rotarian?

Do you like volunteering?   Helping others by sharing your time and skills? Perhaps you have never had the opportunity and just want to learn more?   Rotary is an International organization of men and women who enjoy: connecting with others both within the organization and local community, helping those in need, and perhaps even finding a […]

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Why Financial Plans Must Change Post Covid-19

The pandemic has already forced many individuals and businesses to make changes they had not planned as they struggle to keep afloat during the worst global health crisis for a century. The tourist industry, the lifeblood of Bali, has been decimated and the focus for many will be on survival until the tourists return. Some […]

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Year of Living Differently

In our very own year of living differently, Culture and Art continue on virtual stages. To maintain a high degree of civilization and sanity, I urge readers to keep each other informed of these happenings as you discover them. Again and again, it can be observed scientifically that people do better when surrounded with beauty. […]

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