November 22, 2015

Postcard from Bali

Hi travellers! It's been awhile.

This Bali trip was decided on a whim. I wanted a quick getaway as I'd been all work, no play for most of 2015. Besides that, I'd watched the Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam films which featured really lovely gamelan music and dances, despite a plot riddled with more holes than Sponge Bob.

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Pretty Maya Karin playing the main character

Since I had a conference in October in Singapore, I thought, "Why not Bali?" Serendipity had my brother, Sean, tag along as he was on his semester break.

I chose Ubud for a more cultural experience; on hindsight, we should've shifted to a beach resort after my sports accident, which occurred a week before our trip and required me to use crutches, a cast as well as be non-weight bearing (i.e. I couldn't put any weight on my right foot). Anyway, we stayed at Tanah Semujan guesthouse, which was affordable and near the main road, Jl. Raya Ubud. The owners were simply lovely, and so were the pancakes! Disclaimer: the pool isn't as huge as the photos suggest...!

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The lime brings out the flavour of the shaved coconut - genius. Need to try this!
Ready to be sexy on the beach in his BroScienceLife shirt!