April 25, 2008

Heal It with Faith

By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar For The Bali Times It is inevitable that sometimes one feels negative and down. Nobody wants it, but it happens. Life is 80 percent joy – Read More...
April 25, 2008

Synthetic Ocean

By Sophia Read For The Bali Times SEMINYAK ~ Did you know that the largest trash collection in the world is currently floating in the Pacific Ocean? Known as the – Read More...
September 26, 2008


2007 Alma Rosa Pinot Gris From: Santa Barbara County, Calif. Price: US$20 Serve with: Salmon with cream sauce This lush, ripe, full-bodied, dry white wine is simply packed with flavor. – Read More...
July 12, 2010

That Crucial Ring of Confidence

Do you have a green stone at home? The same colour as that, said the Mangku (Wiseman), indicating the Bintang bottle on the table glowing bright with candlelight. My mind – Read More...
July 19, 2010

Shop Till You Drop One of ‘Em

The Playmate (husband) had been enlisted to be chauffeur and co-shopper on a trawl of surf shops for a suitably large and sturdy piece of luggage to accommodate the affordable – Read More...
July 26, 2010

What’s in a Name? Well, a Laugh for Starters

Being a wordsmith from way back, I’ve trained myself to refrain from dashing about the place with marker pens and pots of paint with which to correct the many, often – Read More...
August 2, 2010

Some After-Retail Therapy from Two Old Friends

Those rows are for self-checkout, whispers The Sister, seeing me puzzle at the complex-looking machines that bleep and blink as goods, cash and credit cards are passed through them with – Read More...
August 9, 2010

Now, Where Was I? Oh Yes, With the Golden Oldies

I don’t see why we can’t do it on Tuesday, exclaims Margaret, who at 82 is as bright as a button, active, energetic and just a tad challenged in the – Read More...
August 16, 2010

Mystery Revealed: A Love Affair with an Old Flame

Originally because it felt right, and now in deference to culture, I wear a long skirt and long sleeves when I go to The Street at night. The Street is – Read More...
August 23, 2010

We Nearly Lost the Plot but Karma Helped Us Keep It

This week I collected, for the fourth time and from our fourth legal representative, the title deed to a modest little plot of land which The Playmate and I thought – Read More...

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