Tari Cendrawasih.

Ξ June 26th, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ BALI DANCE |

 

NOW THIS IS A REAL IMPROVEMENT.

Ξ June 25th, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ 1 ONLY IN BALI |

NOW THIS IS A REAL IMPROVEMENT.

Friend just dropped around with a borrowed Vario 150. I have always had a hankering for this little beast, even though I can neither afford a new bike, need a new bike, or can even buy one in my own name now with the latest daft ‘rules’.

I liked the size, the extra power, the smoothness and all the goodies.

What I hadn’t realised is that it has (more…)

 

Leucopsar Rothschildi = Jalak Bali = Bali Myna = Curik Bali.

Ξ June 25th, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ BALI ZOO |

 

Bali Ceremony

Ξ June 24th, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ 1 ONLY IN BALI |

Bali Ceremony

 

Dementia.

Ξ June 24th, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ 1 ONLY IN BALI |

I THINK DEMENTIA IS SETTING IN.

Breakfast time this morning. Not the most razor-sharp period of the day for me, but still …

Coffee arrives. I’m distracted, writing three new stories in my head, planning for forthcoming guest arrivals, tossing around a few ideas for graphics, thinking about the best approach to edit a recent photo-shoot, mentally composing a business letter for my protege, and working out how best to modify a pdf document and convert it back to pdf. And about (more…)

 

Subak, world famous Bali traditional water irrigation system.

Ξ June 23rd, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Bali View Rice Fields |

Bali Subak

 

Tari Joged Bumbung.

Ξ June 23rd, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ BALI DANCE |

What is Joged Bumbung ?

Joged = noun, dance.

Bumbung = noun, bamboo.

Joged Bumbung is a flirtatious social dance in Bali which is usually performed in the social events in Bali, such as weddings as well as at festivals and parties. This dance is danced by female dancers, who then look for male partners of the audience to join the dance. This dance is…  (more…)

 

Bali Rice Fields.

Ξ June 22nd, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Bali View Rice Fields |

Bali View rice field

 

Hari Pagerwesi.

Ξ June 22nd, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ BALI TRADITION |

Hari Pagerwesi, one of Hindu Bali sacred day.

Your Vocab: hari = day.

 

Besides hari Nyepi, the Balinese are also implementing hari Pagerwesi which falls every 210 days or every 6 months in the Hindu calendar. Hari Raya Pagerwesi has meaning as a feast for all common people and clergy. The goal is to enclose the purification of the soul in order to be able to receive the glory and the blessing of God the Creator.

Pagerwesi word meaning a fence made of iron. Literally, it symbolizes everything that is fenced will look sturdy and strong. A property that is protected by iron fence must be of a high value so as to eliminate destructive interference. Pagerwesi ceremony is unique as it is being held in the middle of the night, addressed to the Panca Maha Bhuta representing the five elements of human comprising of earth, water, wind, fire and space. After the ceremonial then usually Samadhi Yoga is implemented which is to reconcile soul and mind as a way to resist evil desire. The best way to experience Hari Pagerwesi is by socializing yourself in the public hence you can feel the sacred atmosphere and the uniqueness of the ceremony.

 

 

Tari Pendet.

Ξ June 21st, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ BALI DANCE |

 

Balinese naming system.

Ξ June 21st, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ BALI TRADITION |

Balinese Name2

Balinese naming system.

Balinese names run according to caste and position within a family.

Brahmana = priest caste:

Ida Bagus or Bagus – for a male
Ida Ayu or Dayu – for a female.

Ksatria = rulers, warriors caste: (more…)

 

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