Bali Art

Its not exactly my cup of arak though there is something to it.  Also, alas, there’s no getting around the fact that the island was absolutely chockers with artist/kiddy fiddlers for many decades.   Did they have some sort of network that passed the word around about Bali ?  The two first works below are […]

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Ubud…the Dancing Quince.

Certainly I was overexcited.  There’s no point denying  it.  After a month of being a shipwreck on the shore of the sea of life, only staying afloat due to very occasional uplifting encounters with mermen and mermaids like Mirek and Ksenija. (They have a truly excellent beautifully written and put together blog by the way, […]

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Kuta…the Curate’s Egg

Kuta, Perth’s northernmost suburb, has been a happy playground for Aussies this last half century gone. It started to go off full tilt about the time the Americans landed on the Moon.  Now the Jews have crashed onto the Moon and the Chinese are up to something inscrutable on the dark side and still the […]

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Billy goes Vegan (momentarily)

It was raining.  Tropically.  End of the world style. Hmmm, what’s this ?  A nice bourgeois looking bolt hole, suitable for a dilapidated hippie to seek peace and shelter therein from the stormy wall of water…. Or so I thought ! Alchemy, a Vegan establishment ! I glanced about at my fellow diners. It was […]

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Cuter in Kuta

Ubud is good.  But Kuta is cuter.  Actually that’s complete nonsense, Ubud is heaps betterer.  Here’s some Ubud from a drunken perspective ( Did I mention I’m still alone ?)  Those funky dudes are Ibor ( rhymes with Igor but only if you say it with a Transylvanian accent), and Made, which rhymes with Sade, […]

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My very first Dragon

OK, I’m no linguist and I think perhaps that “Komodo” may well be the generic Balinese name for Lizards.  But anyhow, I’m getting ahead of myself.  So there I was,  I’d finished my Chia and mixed fruit bowl with a ginger and lime juice featuring, I think you’ll agree, a VERY tasteful stirrer. Sated, I […]

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