March 14, 2011

We Cats Were Sent Away So the Mice Could Play

You must go to a resort for Nyepi – only two or three days,” urged our former housekeeper Komang, as – Read More...
March 7, 2011

Our Movie Industry Needs Incentives, Not Nonsense

In a developing democracy such as Indonesia, any move that is likely to reduce people’s access to popular art-forms such – Read More...
February 28, 2011

Gearing Up for a Homecoming Showdown

How long is it reasonable for a trader to keep your Rp274 million (US$30,900) when he cannot provide the product – Read More...
February 21, 2011

Stop These Monstrous Mammoths from Hogging Our Roads

It was the first time I’d driven alone to Ubud, and I hoped for an uneventful journey on roads free – Read More...
February 12, 2011

Enough of Empty Promises and Bare-Faced Lies

One really tries to support local business, but a plethora of outrages has made your columnist resolve to cop no – Read More...
February 7, 2011

How Driving a Fair Deal Drives You to Distraction

We curtailed the process of buying a car because the salesmen, their translators and supervisors were monopolising our telephones and – Read More...
January 31, 2011

It’s Crystal Clear that Being a Bully Takes Its Toll

You can get very tired in Bali, despite a healthy diet, intake of recommended vitamins and a normally manageable schedule. – Read More...
January 25, 2011

Denial Doesn’t Rate on Judgment Day

The national government is to be commended for quickly committing US$1 million in flood relief to the crippled Australian state – Read More...
January 17, 2011

Let’s Cut to the Chase and Lessen the Bang

The bang with which the New Year started at Ungasan commenced in the first week of December, when any respite – Read More...
January 10, 2011

A Shocking Discovery In the Depths Of Cyber Space

This one is for women and, according to the friend whose sorrowful story it tells, any other human whose brain – Read More...
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