On Bali-day

:: 6.5.12 or 5.6.12, Depending on Where You Are :: Another Sweet Sleep Get Out my Trekking Pants A Half-Hour of Yoga that Turns into a Full One A Fully Delicious Breakfast – Literally Breaking the Fast Scrambled Eggs, Marinated Tomatoes, Veggies, Toast, Best Fruit...

Partial Eclipse of the Heart

On Fear: (or rather, Off Fear) usually when i need to use the bathroom that is located 10 meters from my sleeping quarters, i hear that crazy frog and i imagine that someone is going to leap out from behind the glowing purple Buddha and kill me. i start to panic....

At Home in the Sky

i just met Richard, who owns the Bali Mountain Retreat. he moved from Holland to Australia at a young age. he said that he doesn’t necessarily affiliate with the latter country because of its politics and because it never felt like home. i guess no matter how long one...

Signs, Signs Everywhere Signs

driving through the city of Tabanan, i closed the window. there is not good air here. it feels different on my face. this Lobsterbird is becoming so sensitive to these subtle shifts. < ooh, i meant to put on my Salonpas (which is becoming a sort of travel ritual),...

Hummingbirds can Have their Cake and Eat it Too

as i was buying little tortes in anticipation of the Girls returning from their epic trekking day and in celebration of the birth of Bora and Karen, i saw this! and at a place called “Casa” to boot! while we were in Canggu, we ate dinner at the oddly...

The Wind is Timeless

it has dawned on me in the most glorious moments of waking: i will get my own surfboard for the first time. i am learning to glide out on my own. this is easy to understand when i have all time to contemplate its meaning. i used to be so attached to time. being on...

Building An Empire

::: i love my Singaporean friends :::  it is my last night in Singapore. we met and talked about a lot of things that i really believe could and will happen: seeing Tim in another two years (my return to Singapore? or his turn to come to NYC???), getting a chance to...

Lost & Found

:: i found Nabilah. i found a cheap new suitcase. i finally found a laptop lock. and i found out that i already have everything i need. :: Nabilah and i met at the awesome Kickstart Cafe. this is like the kind of cafe that i am always looking for anywhere in the...