Dewa Putu Merta Pastime, 83, formerly worked at the Tourism Department and was a commando in Buleleng during the war for independence. Now he lives in Denpasar with his wife. What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? Always have a good attitude and help those in need, without expecting anything in return. What’s most […]

Ayu Putu Yuniarthi, 73, used to work as an elementary school teacher in Singaraja. Now she’s retired and lives in Denpasar with her four children and 12 grandchildren. What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? To be moral, to have character and to perform religious rituals. What’s most important? Ethics and modesty. What advice […]

  I Wayan Redug, 80, is a seaweed farmer from Sanur who has seven children and 10 grandchildren. What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? We cannot live without other people. We must live together and help each other. What’s most important? My children, because they are the ones who will look after us […]

  Made Runtit, 70, is from Nusa Dua and used to be a seaweed farmer in Geger beach. She now works as a housekeeper and has seven children and two grandchildren.   What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? To help each other, everyone will one day need help and it’s important to give something […]

  Ketut Beratha, 62, is from Denpasar and works at a cargo company. He has two children and one grandchild.   What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? Life has taught me to help each other because we need each other. What’s most important? Health. Without your health you’re nothing. Imagine if we had a […]

  Nengah Sudarma, 60, from Legian Kaja, is a retired carpenter who rents out his house to tourists. He has four children and one grandchild. What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? The sense of community. What’s most important? My children and my wife. It was hard to persuade my wife to be with […]

  Alec Parravicini is a 71-year-old retiree from Australia What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? To learn to live each day. What’s most important? Health, just health. What else do we want? What advice you would give the younger generations? Work hard and look after your mother. Are you worried about dying? No […]

  Mangku Wayan, 70, is a religious leader from Legian Kaja What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you? Learn from it and live your life. What’s most important? Food is the most important, to maintain your health. What advice you would give the younger generations? Be healthy by eating the right food. Don’t take […]