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“Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. “

— Helen Keller

What I want is not out there, it is in me.
What I want is not out there, it is in me.

Amazing time in Bali

I caught up with Charlie in Bali a couple of weeks ago for a bit of sun, surf and yummy Indonesian food. He had a 3-day work conference over at Conrad in Nusa Dua and decided to extend his stay so we could spend some quality time together.

We managed to find a good deal on Groupon, and since it’s low season, villa prices were not too expensive.

Villa Kayu Raja
Blue skies. Greenery. Villa Kayu Raja.
1 bedroom private villa with pool.
1 bedroom private villa with pool.
Outdoor living room with flat screen TV. I brought my Macbook Air and HDMI cable and we were able to watch movies from my computer.
Outdoor living room with flat screen TV.
Bedroom on the 2nd floor, with another flat screen TV. Jacuzzi in the tub.
Bedroom on the 2nd floor, with another flat screen TV. Jacuzzi in the tub.
Dinner on the first day at Made's Warung. My favorite! Made Warung's nasi campur special. Balinese style.
My favorite! Made Warung’s nasi campur special. Balinese style. Keeping the carbs in check of course, with brown rice instead of white rice.
When I saw the trailer of the Devdan show at the airport, I knew I had to see it! Really enjoyed the show very much. But compared to some shows in Vegas, this one's a bit overpriced.
When I saw the trailer for ‘Devdan’ at the airport, I knew we had to see it. Really enjoyed the show, it tells you a bit about the history of Indonesia, as well as all the different cultural dances. I felt proud to be part Indonesian!

“Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago” is a modern & contemporary acrobatic and dance performance inspired by the culture of Indonesia. The 90-minute show will take you on a wondrous journey, starting in Bali and going on to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua. This high-energy show is performed on a purpose built stage that is full of special effects including world-class lighting & sound, fire effects, superb aerial acrobatics, different types of smoke and fog and at one point it even rains inside the theater.

I forgot the name of these restaurant (it's near Seminyak Square, but I loved their tempe salad!
I forgot the name of this restaurant (it’s near Seminyak Square), but I loved their tempe salad!
Checking out Pro Surf Bali. Great place to take up surf lessons. Friendly staff. Love it in there.
Checking in at Pro Surf Bali. Great place to take up surf lessons. Friendly staff. Love it in there.
My Raybans
My Raybans
Chillin on the beach with Charlie! Love his new rashguard :)
Chillin on the beach with Charlie! Love his new rashguard 🙂
Zzzzz
So nice to getaway from the city.
Migz commented on this photo on Instagram and said he loved how my bikini and Charlie's boardshorts kinda match. I see it now!
Migz commented on this photo on Instagram and said he loved how my bikini and Charlie’s boardshorts kinda match. I see it now!
Which is bigger? The coconut or Charlie's head?
Which is bigger? The coconut or Charlie’s head?
A trip to Bali is not complete without dinner in Jimbaran!
A trip to Bali is not complete without dinner in Jimbaran!