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BREAKS October 14, 2012

Depending on how you see it, this is messier than usual. Or, more exciting Where am I? I am in Jurong West, 2nd floor of a HDB , just off of West Avenue 3. What am I doing? The tide is out in terms of structured thinking. I feel like I have jet lag. The last two nights have been painfully close to allnighters. What I will do now is comment upon the list I made in Bali. This may result in details or devices which may become part of the final story. Tomorrow I will connect the camera and add images.
67 the geckos that make noise which signify a truth. Find out the actual name of the geckos. Maybe there is a myth about them? 68 The strain on eyes, the bed springs irritate my backside, eyestrain, eyestrain, eyestrain the Japanese computer has the ; and : keys in "unnormal" places. If the story is about a writer, these mistakes can be used to push the story. The bottom palm of his right hand raw from constantly rubbing the keyboard area. 69 tweeting to England, LinkedIn, targeting the US The idea that the internet is 24 hours..daysleeper what time do the most English-speaking people interact? Greenwich mean time? 70 the seasons here write for daughter describe the seasons to family/family viewpoint 71. sheets come back from laundry smelling stronglywhat did they smell like before they went to the laundry? 72. phone cards here rupiah crumpled weak dirty paper 73 money 15, 20 cents for same coffee kopi bali, kopi java 74. straw cone hats vs. internet friends exaggerate to Stone Age vs. futuristic Second City bicycles vs black SUVs with tinted windows avatar 75 the Indian wayung, its food and the fountain. The not enough money and the counterfeit money story 76 crossing over canals. The dogs, the garbage in the streams, the women washing and sweeping the streets, we hold hands as the sky darkens planks that look dangerous 77 dogs only one super friendly, closed its jaws on my hand and looked at me like it was laughing. The other bark, bark, bark and threaten. 78 rojak simple fruit, serrated. Spicy tart chili

79 fish As I write this in Jurong, a wedding is going on it music is choral long tones. The NTUC woman who posted on facebookwhy so much hate and language like that? 80 camera rental place so professional, so international 81 Joe's Gone Diving in Bali get a Tshirt some day 82 Police-twice in one day. A building that looked like a police station, two cops doing us a favour taking the license no, no, no 83 the stranded ship show Joe 84 the yoga place a cow in the yard, surrounded by luxury hotels. A school for yoga teachers 85 women sitting side saddle on the backs of motorbikes. Traditional clothing. Post is their laps, baskets on their heads 87 the chicken rice place set up in the mechanic shop simple and tasty and barely lit 88 ramen and wetties ha ha ha 89 shadows the body project 90 jets and kites at night bot hblinking both alien 91 camera obscura in the bathroom the clouds and the sun the hair the leaky pipe East /West orientation

92 Bali has two norths/mountain Argus The mountains of Bali are the end of the string of volcanoes that make up
the ring of fire, stretching all the way from the Asian continent to Sumatera to Java. They are mostly on the northern part of Bali. Mount Merbuk, Mount Mus, Mount Mesehe, and Mount Patas. Situated on the western side of Bali, inside the West Bali National Park. Mount Pohen In the center of the island. On its slope you can find the Great Garden of Bali (Kebun Raya). Mount Catur Near Mount Pohen, and on its foot lies Lake Bratan. The resort area Bedugul is on the shore of Lake Bratan. It also houses the temple Ulundanu. Gitgit, famous for its waterfall, is located just slightly north of Mount Catur. Mount Batukau Mount Batukau is slightly south of Mount Pohen, and it houses the temple of Batukau. Mount Batur Its old crater is now known as Lake Batur. The resort area of Kintamani is located on the foot of Mount Batur. From there you can cross Lake Batur to reach the village of Trunyan, where the Old Bali (Bali Aga) people live. Mount Seray On the eastern most part of Bali, Mount Bali is near the sacred spring of Tirtagangga. Mount Agung The most revered and the highest peak in Bali, Mount Agung stands tall at over 3100 meters. The Balinese consider Mount Agung to be the center of the world. All temples in Bali point towards Mount Agung. On its slope, the Mother Temple of Besakih, with its uncountable steps, solemnly wait for the arrival of the gods and the goddesses, for when they step down from heaven, they come to Besakih by way of Mount Agung.

93. the smell of the ocean after meeting Argus. We ate fish. I saw the biggest gecko, a sausage with little legs. 94 the market write for mom, dad and brother cooked fish and little desserts and snake fruits and tomatoes going there in darkness

95 snakefruit alak (Salacca zalacca) is a species of palm tree (family Arecaceae) native to Indonesia, Bruneiand Malaysia. It is a very short-stemmed palm, with leaves up to 6 metres (20 ft) long; each leaf has a 2-metre long petiole with spines up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long, and numerous leaflets. The fruit grow in clusters at the base of the palm, and are also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin. They are about the size and shape of a ripe fig, with a distinct tip. The pulp is edible. The fruit can be peeled by pinching the tip, which should cause the skin to slough off so it can be pulled away. The fruit inside consists of three lobes with the largest of the three containing a large inedible seed. The lobes resemble, and have the consistency of, large peeled garlic cloves. The taste is usually sweet and acidic, but its apple-like texture can vary from very dry and crumbly (salak pondoh from Yogyakarta) to moist and crunchy (salak Bali). Salak Bali Salak Bali is commonly sold all over the island of Bali, and is a popular fruit with both locals and tourists. The fruit is roughly the size of a large fig, and has a crunchy and moist consistency. The fruit has a starchy 'mouth feel', and a flavour reminiscent of dilute pineapple and lemon juice. [edit]Salak gula pasir The most expensive cultivar of the Bali salak is the gula pasir (literally "sand sugar" or "grain sugar", referring to its fine-grainedness), which is smaller than the normal salak and is the sweetest of all salak. The price in Bali is Rp 15,000-30,000 (US$1.50-3.00) per kilogram depending on time of year. Salak gula pasir or also known as Sugar salak which known for its juicy sweetness sometimes ferments to be Salak wine which has an alcohol content of 13.5 percent, similar to Grape wine. The [1] Salak wine taste is sweet and dry. 96.honeymoon? Today:Ubud writer's festival, Nick Cave,cherry pie? First/last day of relaxing in Bali(October 7) Nick cave PJ Harvey bad news from nowhere. United Agents

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97.nasi lunch after visa office rice so light it floats. A boiled potato in the bottom of the bag to keep it from floating away 98 policeman at corner cafreality 99. raw egg breakfast yellow and contrast with dusty streets at night

100 walking on dusty streets at night peaceful or irritating stars or mufflerless screams of exhaust Tweets My biggest mistake, although an exciting one(Broadcasting!) No unfollows, but no "strong true presence". Now I know in SocMedia listening is like speak

viewers,downloads, sales 20 Amazon best seller list vs, NY Times.. The New York Times Best Seller list is
widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. It is published weekly in The New York Times Book Review magazine, which is published in the Sunday edition of The New York Times and as a stand-alone publication. The best-seller list has been ongoing since April 9, 1942. The list is composed by the editors of the "News Surveys" department, not by The New [3] York Times Book Review department, where it is published. It is based on weekly sales reports obtained from selected samples of independent and chain bookstores and wholesalers throughout the [3] United States. The sales figures are widely believed to represent books that have actually been sold [4] at retail, rather thanwholesale, as the Times surveys booksellers in an attempt to better reflect what is purchased by individual buyers. Some books are flagged with a dagger indicating that a significant [5] number of bulk orders had been received by retail bookstores. The exact methodology used in creating the list is classified as a trade secret. Book Review staff editor Gregory Cowles explained the method "is a secret both to protect our product and to make sure people can't try to rig the system. Even in the Book Review itself, we don't know (the news surveys [3] department's) precise methods." In 1992, the survey encompassed over 3,000 bookstores as well as "representative wholesalers with more than 28,000 other retail outlets, including variety stores and [6] supermarkets." A Stanford Business School analysis found that the majority of book buyers use the Times' list for buying ideas. The study concluded that lesser-known writers get the biggest benefit from being on the list, while perennial best-selling authors such as Danielle Steel or John Grishamsee no benefit of additional sales. The best-seller list may not be a reflection of overall book sales; a book that never makes the list can [13] outsell books on the best-seller list. This is because the best-seller list reflects sales in a given week, not total sales. Thus, one book may sell heavily in a given week, making the list, while another may sell at a slower pace, never making the list, but selling more copies over time. In 1995, the authors of a book called The Discipline of Market Leaders colluded to manipulate their book onto the best seller charts. The authors allegedly purchased over 10,000 copies of their own book in small and strategically placed orders at bookstores whose sales are reported to Bookscan. Because of the ancillary benefits of making The New York Times Best Seller list (speaking engagements, more book deals, and consulting) the authors felt that buying their own work was an investment that would pay for itself. The book climbed to #8 on the list where it sat for 15 weeks, also peaking at #1 on the BusinessWeek best seller list. Since such lists hold the power of cumulative advantage, chart success often begets more chart success. Although such efforts are not illegal, they [14] are considered unethical by publishers. In 1999, announced a 50 percent decrease in price for books on the Best Seller List to [15] beat its competition, Barnes and Noble. After a legal dispute between Amazon and The New York Times, Amazon was permitted to keep using the list on condition that it displayed it in alphabetical [16] rather than numerical order. Since 2010 (or earlier), this is no longer the case. Amazon now [17] displays the best-seller list in order of best selling titles first.
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More unbelievable, this week 4HWW is simultaneously #1 on the NY Times and #1 on the Wall Street Journal business bestseller lists. How is this possible? How could a book from a first-time author with no offline advertising or PR hit both of these lists and stick for three months and counting? The book was turned down by 13 of 14 editors, and the president of one large book wholesaler even sent me PDFs on historical stats to reset my expectationsit could never be a bestseller. The odds seem impossible: there are more than 200,000 books published each year in the US, and less than 5% ever sell more than 5,000 copies. On a given bestseller list, more than 5 spots could be occupied by unbeatable bestsellers like Good to Great or The Tipping Point, which have been on the lists for years. On a related note, how could a blog that didnt exist six months ago now be #2,835 on Technorati with 874 incoming links and an Alexa ranking of 9,615? Is it all luck? I dont think so. Luck and timing play a (sometimes big) part, but it seems to me that one can still analyze the game and tilt the odds in their favor. I dont claim to have all of the answersI still know very little about publishingbut Ive done enough micro-testing in the last year to fill a lifetime. The conclusion, in retrospect, is simple It all came down to learning how to spread a meme, an idea virus that captures imaginations and takes on a life of its own. What were the 1-3 biggest wastes of time and money? This led me to create a not-to-do list. Number one was no book touring or bookstore signings whatsoever. Not a one. All of the best-selling authors warned against this author rite of

passage. I instead focused on the most efficient word-of-mouth networks in the world at the timeblogs. The path to seeding the ideas of 4HWW was then straight-forward: * Go where bloggers go * Be there with a message and a story that will appeal to their interests, not yours * Build and maintain those relationships through your own blog too These three observations are from PR pundit Steve Rubels excellent summary of the 4HWW launch on Micro-Persuasion, titled The 4-Hour Workweek Behind the Meme.Interested to know which events I chose and what the Amazon and Technorati numbers looked like at each step? Check it all out here. For a good take on my blogging approaches, both as a book author and blog writer, see my multi-part interviews with Darren Rowse over at Part 1 from the day prior to the official publication date (good for seeing how I prepped the market) Part 2 from about one weeks ago, after hitting the big lists (good for learning how Ive built traffic) 4HWW created enough noise online that it was then picked up by offline media ranging from Wired and Outside magazines to Martha Stewart radio and The Today Show. To create a fastacting meme, Ive come to believe that you need to do a few things well. Here are the highlights, ordered to recreate the familiar acronym PPC with a certain Don King-esque flavor: 1. Phenomenize: Identify and name a legitimate societal shift or new phenomenon. To best spread a message or product, sell around it by discussing larger issues surrounding its creation: the person (me in this case), the changing social landscape, and emerging trends. No one cares about your new software, but the reasons it needs to exist might make for a great TV segment on 20/20. Naturally,

the software would be mentioned. Mission accomplished without the hard sell. 2. Polarize: Good stories and trend-spotting, told unapologetically, will create both supporters (Thats the solution!) and attackers (Its a fraud!). The battle and ongoing debate this generates is the fuel needed for word-of-mouth wildfire. Dont piss people off for the sake of offending, but dont sacrifice the edge of your message to avoid offending. My discussion of personal outsourcing, as one example, gets people hot and bothered. Good. I just want as many people as possible asking the important questions I believe can change the world. Love me or hate me, I just want a strong unadulterated response. 3. Communitize: Help create base camps for believers. Organic communities grow fastest when natural leaders are identified and encouraged to become leaders. I fostered reader-only communities on the forums of the official book site, but I also encouraged readers (see the bottom of the post here) to create their own tribes on the social networking siteNing. This is how more than 22 demographic tribes (I call them demotribes) came to be, including 4HWW for Programmers, 4HWW for Families, and 4HWW for Students. Do you want to create your own bestseller, whether a book or a product? Here are a few closing thoughts: 1. To make a bestseller, there are more customers than just your customers: Selling to the end-user is just one piece of the puzzle. In my case, I needed to first sell myself to the publisher to get marketing support and national retail distribution. I then learned that a mention from an A-list blogger might sell thrice as much on Amazon as a national TV appearance, but the latter is what drives book chains to purchase more books and give better placement.

2. Distribution can make you a juggernaut or it can kill the best product: The more books there are on shelves, the more will be sold. Once you get to the level of The Secret and have 40-100 copies in many stores, managers have almost no choice but to put them in prime real estate like front-of-store, end caps, or front window. If the top chains increase prime placement of 4HWW this month, I can virtually guarantee that sales will at least double in the next 3 months (especially with some of the crazier things I have planned). No exaggeration. For my next book, if I write one, Ill spend much more time strategizing distribution and placement upfront. Could you offer an exclusive to the 800-lb. gorilla distributor in your industry in exchange for favorable payment terms, prime placement nationwide, and in-store merchandising? 3. Marketing can grab customers, but product multiplies them: Clever marketing and PR stunts can get customers but only for so long. Its the product that will create long-term word-of-mouth and the groundswell needed for a global phenomenon. Dont save your best for volume two. I asked myself the following while writing the 4HWW: If I were hit by a bus the day after I turned in the manuscript, would I be happy with this as my legacy? I held nothing back and spared no details. Im no Tolstoy, but I did my best. The manuscript was cut from about 420 pages to the 300 in the final product. One editor who turned the book down looked at the planned table of contents and said You have five books here. Why not split it up? Because of the bus. Have a focus, but dont save the best for later. There is only one chance to make a publishing first impression. Remember: marketing might be important, but product is ultimately king. ### Last but not least, remember: Just because they say it cant be done doesnt make it so. Just because its labeled impossible doesnt make it even remotely impossible. Do your homework, micro-test like a mother, and trust your conclusions. You could be wrong, and you often will be, but what if youre right?

21 sales rankings it is hard to become a New York Times best seller and if it is it is a great
selling point the New York Times Best Seller List is like the Nelson Ratings of books There is also an best seller list Maybe it means your not being exposed to enough indie books ;-) Since I am a fan I consume many books that are not New York Times Best Seller and I was very happy when Scott Sigler had a book that was first popular on podiobooks and then on Amazon best seller and later had a book that became New York Times best seller. Not that that happens often to people who start indie

22. Millions why were we in Vietnam

23 I am overstaying $20 a day 24. Ubud writers festival backdrop for a book Ubud, Ubud Eat, Write, Drink 25 Kuta Hard Rock how far from bombing site 26 the day at the beach the carts. The kites. The lying in the sand. The disappointing beach fat Europe and getting massages. Roll it on the river I27 The day at the beach II the night to eat chicken and noodles and coconut in a dimly lit stall on a wooden bench with kites and the sound of the sea. No white people 28. Indonesian TV at night collage as comedy 29 Horror stories in the wayang in the afternoon She was entranced and motionlessthe beautiful girl on TV was pale, a zombie with a knife she walked towards the frozen chef I tapped the chef on her baack an she screamed as though the knife had opened her skin

30 Indonesian language and words thank you Balinese or simply Bali is a MalayoPolynesian language spoken by 3.3 million people (as of 2000) on the Indonesian island of Bali, as [1] well as northern Nusa Penida, western Lombok and easternJava. Most Balinese speakers also know Indonesian. In 2011, the Bali Cultural Agency estimates that the number of people still using Balinese language in their daily lives on the Bali Island does not exceed 1 million, as in urban areas their parents only introduce Indonesian language or even English, while daily conversations in the institutions and the mass media have disappeared. The written form of the Balinese language is increasingly unfamiliar and most Balinese people use the Balinese language only as a spoken tool with mixing of Indonesian

language in their daily conversation. But in the transmigration areas outside Bali Island, Balinese [2] language is extensively used and believed to play an important role in the survival of the language. The higher registers of the language borrow extensively from Javanese: an old form of classical Javanese, Kawi, is used in Bali as a religious and ceremonial language. The Balinese script (Carakan) is an abugida, ultimately derived from the Brhm script of India. The earliest known inscriptions date from the 11th century AD. Few people today are familiar with the Balinese script. as Javanese script. [edit]Latin

The Balinese Script is almost the same


Schools in Bali today teach a Latin alphabet known as Tulisan Bali

31 kopi. Overturn point #6 those books/projects are part of the Sanur experience. they defined this experience. The difference between sipping a gin and tonic and reading about a trek to the top of Everest and actually doing it. Making friends with the indifferent ocean. A puppy being pulled out to sea. Surfing(avoid the cliche) drowning/bottom dwellers the undertow. Simply, the vastness of the internet with the vastness of oceans The sounds of both.As I write this Joe begins tapping banging. Aluminium meets hammer meets tiled floor of HDB 32black SUVs punctuation marks 33 sparrows flying shit stains 34 the straw tall structures do not mention straw man ceremonial sculptures 35 inbox on Tv in the mornings and the drummer who built a cage of jelly, steel, rubber and cymbals. guitarist and vocals shaken in it. minimal drumming yet flashy funk arpeggio research Inbox how do they find the bands 3hjow ..create a story that is part diary/blog, part twitter, part writers conferenceNashville 36. the pushcartsbubur dirty plates..chicken 37 ricefields quiet peace sunsets lesbian cows and motorbikes 38 kites Two things get your attention this time of
year in Bali. It only depends upon what youre doing as to which one you notice first. If youre in a quiet place you hear this funny humming sound. Like a bus or big truck that is in its lowest gear and going slowly up a hill but a little more Country-N-Western sounding (twangy, ya know?). Its

the sound of the kite strings vibrating in the wind. If youre not in a quiet spot and are outside, you see the kites. These arent your usual kites that we flew as kids (or adults). These things are HUGE. The kites themselves can be up to 30 feet long. Tails can be over 400 feet long. Their size is really a function of the size of the roads here on Bali. If the roads were wider (max is 2 lanes), then the kites would be wider and longer too. Anyway, you can see these babies from a long way away.

Like almost all things on Bali, kites have a religious (or spiritual) side. Balinese-Hindus believe that when the Indian god Indra enjoyed leisure time, he amused himself with kite-flying and taught young cattle herders how to fly them! Today though, they are built as a village (Banjar) tradition and the designs are passed down from one generation to the next. Its a symbol of both Banjar pride and the villages unity. The kites are built and flown by almost all members of the village. The creation of each huge kite is so complex and has so many steps that everyone is involved as kite builders, transportation specialists, launching engineers and cheerleaders. There are two basic types of kites. Tourist kites these can be taken apart for transportation home; and Balinese kites these cant be wider that a 2 lane road. Even the tourist kites are neat looking very colorful vampires, owls, birds, reptiles, monsters, and more. But the Balinese kites are something to behold. They come in 3 basic models: Fish, or bird, or ANYTHING. Ive seen huge aircraft, cars, Harley Motorcycles and red vampires. Since the larger the kite, the more wind that can hold it up and thus, the higher it can go, the kites are designed to be huge. Last year the Banjar in Sanur created a kite over 600 feet long (ok, most of it was a tail, but still)! The spiritual side of Bali comes into play with kites just like all the other aspects of Balinese life. First a Balinese calendar is consulted. But since the Balinese calendar is so complex, a traditional Balinese calendar expert or a local priest is brought in to determine the very best date to begin the planning and construction of the village kite. Each kite is beautifully constructed. Bamboo of different sizes is split and lashed together for the frame. Each one customized for the skin that will go over the frame. Light strips of bamboo are used for the struts that need to be somewhat flexible. In some places many pieces of thin bamboo are used to form curves and arcs. Finally, the plastic or cotton skin is attached. Well, attached seems too simple to describe what they do. On these kites the skin is actually sewn on to the frame. Its quite beautiful: Several blessing rituals go along with each step from the initial planning stages, thru construction, to launching and flight. Once constructed a long procession of villagers along with priests and a traditional Balinese drum band march from the village meeting hall (bale Banjar) to the launching site. Because of the constant trade winds blowing from the east over the beach, its access to the 2 lane By-pass road, and the huge open field, the place chosen for launching is Padanggalak Beach, north of Sanur Beach and the Grand Bali beach Hotel.

My Experience
The festival takes place over a four-day period in July. This year its Thursday July 25 thru Sunday th July 28 . The reason for the 4-day festival is the number of villages involved. Each day around 350 villages bring their kites to the beach. So that makes about 1,500 kites in all. I arrived on Friday at about 9AM after following a huge truck carrying a kite and about 20 villagers. Several motorbikes with the flags of the village led the truck. (The colors of the kite match the colors in the village flag). After paying my 2,000 rupia parking fee ($.20) and parking, I walked down the beach about 500 yards. A procession of kites was strung along the beach. Each kite had its supporters (usually about 10 big guys carrying the thing) along with a priest, a small orchestra of drums and gongs, and the village

supports and cheerleaders. It was quiet a sight. The kites seemed to fall into 2 general categories: standard (huge) bird like and painted the colors of the village, or something else spider, fish, dancing girls, barong, and more. When they came to the actual entrance to the festivities, the kite was measured and placed in a category and then the team was told where to park their kite. You can image how much room 350 kites take up. So all along the perimeter of this huge field were all the kites. Of course this was a festival, so also along the perimeter where the wonderful food stalls. Some selling wonderful, steaming homemade soups; freshly made sates; and other Balinese delicacies. Plus soda, candy, sunglasses, small kites, and other trinkets. And the guys wandering among the crowd selling cold canned sodas, fresh peanuts, even pie shaped boxed pizza slices. About 10:30 everyone was in place and the contest started. The unusual kites went first. Each team had to launch their kite 3 times. They were judged on originality, overall design, color, ease of launching, how well it stayed up, etc. On this day some of these designs were: swordfish, gold fish, barong, 7 dancing girls, a horse drawn carriage, turtle, and a spider and its web. All the gathered throng were seated along the sides of the open area. And of course, everyone had an opinion on the design, airworthiness, etc, of each kite. If a kite didnt make it too far up into the air on one of its attempts you could hear the catcalls for a mile. Everyone is laughing, eating, visiting with friends and other villagers, and just relaxing in the shade of th their kite awaiting their turn. It reminded me of what a 19 century American county fair must have been like. All the excitement, the socialness of the all the participants, the contests (well no biggest pig, or pie eating but the biggest kite!). Lots of folks milling around, gawking at their neighbors kite, fussing with the kids, the usual. And the kids like kids everywhere, they were busy eating candy and drinking soda, flirting with each other, or just plain hanging out with buddies. On Sunday afternoon I returned. It was in the afternoon that the largest kites were judged. These babies were about 20 feet long and about 15 feet across. It took 10 guys to carry it into position for launching and another group of 20 to handle the string (rope actually) to launch her. The line ran about 200 yards own the open area. One set of lines for each kite and in the afternoon they launched 22 at one time. The reel was placed on the beach end of the field and the kite at the other end. Imagine 22 of these lines going across this field that was also filed with thousands of people. At a given signal each group would launch their kite. It took about a half hour to get 22 kites launched. But it was kinda funny to watch the crowd sway back and forth to get of the way of the line handlers as they ran along launching their kite. But all 22 did get launched at one time. These kites were judged along the same lines as their smaller, diverse kites from the morning. These were only launched once though. They were judged on things like: ease of launching, stability in the air (did it stay in one place or was it weaving), over-all control of the kite, AND the landing. The landings were the trickiest of all. The kite had to be slowing reeled in and a strong group of guys had to in just the right place to catch it. The crowd was much larger than Friday mornings. Perhaps it was because it was Sunday, which is the common day for all offices to be closed (stores are open, or course), so the crowd was much larger than on Friday. Perhaps, between six and 10 thousand people. (Of course, Im no judge of size I think I look thin Everyone was again in a great mood. It was a perfect day partly cloudy with a nice wind blowing from the east across the beach. Everyone had a great time! A Potential Hazard to Air Traffic Bali's commitment to kite flying does bring its share of problems and hazards to local residents. Sometimes facial injuries are suffered by motorcyclists who unwittingly encounter a kite's line stretched across local roads; power blackouts occur when escaped kites short circuit high power lines; traffic accidents do occur when a bus-sized kite suddenly lands on one of the major highways; and the kites are an acknowledged threat to commercial aircraft operations. Anticipating these problems, local laws prohibit kites flying within 6 miles radius of the Denpasar airport at altitudes exceeding

100 feet. Further out, in a radius of 6 to 12 miles from the airfield, kites are forbidden to fly at altitudes exceeding 200 feet. Fines stipulated for violating this statue can reach as high as Rp. 5 million (+/US$ 580).

Kids get in the Act Too

Just like the construction of the Oogah-oogahs during Nyepi; the building of kites is not restricted to the men of the villages. Nor to the building of huge kites. In the rice fields surrounding my house there are sometimes a half dozen boys ages 6-12 with their kites. These are also hand made like their big brothers, just 'boy' size and launched by 2 kids. The look of joy and satisfaction on their faces when I walk by and give them the ol' 'thumbs up' sign makes my day. Ive seen small tykes with kites less than a foot long, tied to their fingers. You could tell they were dreaming of being like their big brothers some day.

39 the sounds of the school in the morning loudspeakers hum of a playground. Punctuated by shrieks, screams 40 the school band practicing; the charmingly bad glockenspiel I thought it was a gamelan 41 the Indonesian flag red white check passport for exact dates of stay 42 foreigners pigs head in the pool martinis and sunsets and 43 Mila's serenely good food 44. villas Spanish name? 45 the store the girls bow 47 BREAKS meaning break from computer again the emphasis on writing, a writer 48 BREAK from established pattern/define pattern tourists 49.BREAK from relationships 50 BREAK like BRAKE a turning point in the story? 51 ants 52 gecko being eaten by a cat 53. BREAKS evolves into chick litcompare with Eat Pray Love genres are broken a coconut juice, flesh, cooked

54 BREAKS evolves into detective story thems the breaks 55 BREAKS evolves into vampire story

56 BREAKS = something serialized retweeting...present tweets and headlines of posts chapter headings? As loud as a drill screaming through aluminium. A plastic spoon is a plastic bowl on a plastic plate mohinga at 10:36 PMthen a burp 57 BREAK OUT skin eruptions 58 Furikake as #1 story 59 the abject vs. 5 star review Abject/Michael Lee...create a mindmap of the Sanur experience take a photo and post that 60 Joe's camera vs. film vs. National Geographic NG stories in Bali 61.Tiong Bahru book creating/emphasizing the Indonesia angle 62.writing vs. art vs music v. decorating cigar boxes with macaroni and spray paint 63 Lists that can be made; things on the floor. Tshirts, ways of telling time, menu 64 map of street the corner with the wire, the flag you could touch either arm 65. voice of pieces mention subtly 66 the eye of a fish into oil closeup looks like red snapper, but not red snapper
The red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, is a fish found in the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States and, much less commonly, northward as far as Massachusetts. In Latin American Spanish it is known as huachinango or pargo. Latin name of red snapper is When red snapper is sold in restaurants, it may be one of similar snapper species or rockfish to meet demand or reduce costs. In countries such as India, where the actual red snapper is not available in its oceans, John snapper, Russell snapper or a tomato red snapper are sold by its [2][3] name. A character named John, the murderous red snapper specialist

mirror rather than a televised time on stage.

2. Sanur - factual description Kite

Festival, Padang Galak beach(just north of Sanur, east off the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass). The annual international kite festival takes place here every July. Traditional Balinese giant kites up to 10 metres in length are made and flown competitively by teams from different

villages around Bali. The origins of this event are as a festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests. Aside from the actual organised festival, from June through to August each year, visitors will see many giant kites being flown in this area. edit Le Mayeur Museum, Jl Hangtuah (go the end of Jalan Hangtuah and turn right at the beach. Proceed along the paved footpath through the souvenir stalls and look for the entrance to the museum on your right), +62 361 286201. Su-F 7.30AM-3.30PM. This is the former home of noted Belgian impressionist Adrian Jean Le Mayeur, which is now a museum dedicated to his works. Le Mayeur arrived in Bali in 1932 and soon immersed himself in the culture of the island, and married a noted Balinese Legong dancer. Much of the house stands just as it did when he died in 1958, and apart from viewing his works, visitors will gain an insight into what it must have been like to be one of Bali's very first expats. The whole place is in need of some maintenance, but this remains one of Bali's true hidden treasures. Rp 10,000. edit Mangrove Information Centre (MIC), Suwung Kauh, (, [2]. M-Sa 8AM4PM. Visit the well appointed Mangrove Information Centre set in the huge 600 hectare mangrove forest which fringes the east coast south of Sanur. There are two different boardwalks through the mangrove forest. This centre is doing great work in educating local schoolchildren as well as visitors, about the importance of mangrove forests. A good place to spend half a day for adults and children. Rp 50,000 entrance, Rp 50,000 parking. edit Pura Blanjong (Blanjong Temple), Jl Danau Poso, Blanjong (just south of Sanur). The most notable temple in Sanur which contains a major, important inscription on a stone pillar called the Prasati Blanjong. The inscription tells of a Javanese king who visited Bali in the 10th century and installed what was probably Bali's first formal government. This is Bali's oldest known artifact. edit Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre (Turtle Island), (about 3 km south of Sanur, reached by turning east off the main Jl Ngurah Rai bypass), +62 813 3841 2716, [3]. 9AM-5PM daily. Visit the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre here and learn about current conservation initiatives. This island used to be the centre of the Balinese trade in turtle meat until the practice was banned. Donation. edit As well as shopping and eating, there are plenty of photo opportunities while walking along the splendid 5km beachside paved path. The local night markets are a sensory delight, with plenty of food options.

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that day is auspicious for, are popular souvenirs. Apart from the everyday Western calendar, the Balinese also use two local calendars, the saka and the wukucalendar. The wuku calendar is used to determine festival dates. The calendar uses 10 different weeks, each from one to 10 days and all running simultaneously. The Galungan festival, Bali's major feast, is held throughout the island and is an annual event in the wuku year. During this ten day period all the gods, including the supreme deity Sanghyang Widi, come down to earth for the festivities. Barongs prance from temple to temple and village to village. The last and most important day of the ten day festival is called Kuningan. Hindu saka calendar is a lunar cycle that more closely follows our own year in terms of the length of the year. Nyepi is a major festival of the saka year, it's the last day of

the year, the day after the new moon on the ninth month. The Nyepi celebrations start on the day of the Dead Moon, when "Tawur Agung Kesanga" (Great Sacrificial Ceremony) rituals' are held in welcoming the "Nyepi" holiday. The ritual will be followed by procession of "Ogoh-Ogoh" (huge monster dolls) symbolizing evil spirits along the village and city roads in the evening. "Nyepi" Day is a Holiday and a day of absolute silence through out the island when no activity takes place, no traffic is seen anywhere, no fire is lit. It's the day of self-introspection for Hindhu followers the evil spirits are tricked into thinking that the entire island is deserted and therefore go away. On this day you will not be permitted to leave your hotel - most hotels and resorts will operate with reduced staff and some services may be affected such as room service, limited restaurant hours. The airport is also officially closed. Nyepi Day like certain major temples festivals are determined by the saka rather than the wuku calendar. This makes the actual date difficult to determine from our calendar since the lunar saka does not follow a fixed number of days like the wuku calendar. The full moons around the end of September to the beginning of October or from early to mid-April are often the times for important temple festivals. BLACK ORPHEUS

21 April: Kartini Day Kartini Day celebrates Kartini, the Indonesian heroine of women's emancipation. She was born in the village of Mayong in the municipality of Jepara in Central Java in 1879. Her father, Raden Mas Adipati Arlo Soroningrat, was a mayor. He had 12 children from several wives. She was lucky to receive a Dutch education. This was normally reserved for Dutch and children of royal families. But she had to stop at 12 years because of the old Javanese tradition of pinjit, which meant she had to stay at home and wait for marriage. During her days at home she wrote to her many friends abroad. She was a rebel against the strong tradition of sex discrimination. At 24 years she obeyed her father and married the mayor of Rembang, Raden Adipati Joyodiningrat, who was 50 and already had three wives and dozens of children. She had a scholarship to study in Europe, but her hopes to study abroad were dashed. Instead she established a special school for local girls. Kartini Day is a school holiday.

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The Javanese-Balinese calendar which consists of 210 days.

20 September The day in 1906, when the royal family of Denpasar committed puputan or mass suicide, bringing to an end the Denpasar nobility. It is commemorated in the Pupuan Badung Square every year when a fair is held.
Balinese calendars give an indication of the way the Balinese actually see time. In the West we see time as a linear progression. The World has a beginning and is destined to have an ending. The Balinese, however, see time as circular, like birth and reincarnation. Balinese music is circular too. Balinese calendars track social and natural cycles. The Saka calendar calculates lunar periods. The Pawukon calendar records the growth of a Balinese rice plant, 210 days, from germination to flowering. The Pawukon or permutational calendar is by far the most important for the Balinese. Saka calendar The Saka calendar arrived with the Javanese Majapahit kingdom in the 14th century. It is still used in parts of India and has 12 lunar months; each month is called a Sasih and has a name in Sanskrit. Every Sasih has 30 lunar days. Each Sasih ends on the day of the new moon, called Tilem. The next Sasih begins the following day. Full moon, Purnama, occurs in the middle of the month. The Saka year commences in March or early April. The last day of the lunar year is the day of the new moon of the ninth month (tilem kasanga). New Year's Day is called Nyepi and is important to all Balinese. It is the only island-wide event and one of the few ceremonies timed according to the Saka rather than the Pawukon calendar. The Saka system is about 78/79 years behind the Gregorian year. Nyepi in March 2001 was Saka year 1923. Every so often the calendar must be correlated with the solar year by adding an intercalary month. A number of temples use the Saka calendar to fix their temple ceremonies, but most use the Pawukon calendar.

Pawukon calendar Introduction The Pawukon calendar, whose origin is in East Java, came with the Majapahit kingdom in the 14th century, and consists of 30 seven-day weeks, each of which has a name, and six 35-day months. The Balinese year, called an uku, is therefore 210 days but the years are not numbered or named like Gregorian or Saka years, which are. The calendar is not used to measure time. Its purpose is to pinpoint certain days. 10 different weeks There are simultaneously and concurrently ten different kinds of weeks ranging from the one day week to the ten day week. They follow one another in a fixed order. So, every day has ten different names, one according to each of the ten cycles. Many Balinese events are scheduled according to the particular day of a particular week. The three-day week determines the markets in Bali. The market shifts from one village to another on a three-day cycle. For example, in Ubud, market day is the day called Pasah and in Payangan it is the day called Kajeng. The eight day week provides a clue as to the identity of a person in his or her past life according to the birth day, for example, a birthday on the first day of the eight day week, Sri, means the baby is probably a reincarnation of a woman from the mother's side. The Balinese calendar encompasses smaller cycles within larger ones, wheels within wheels. There is an intriguing analogy with Balinese music. Balinese music is composed on the same basis. There are interlocking cyclical patterns. Further, small instruments play short patterns. The larger instruments play at larger intervals and define the beginning and end of melodies. The events for which the Pawukon calendar is used are those that are especially Balinese, like Galungan, Kuningan and temple anniversaries, odalans. (New Year's Day on the 210-day cycle is not celebrated.) Goris in Holidays and Holy Days, 1960, lists 32 holy days in every Balinese year, which is on average one in every seven, not including several days' minimum preparation. These days apply to all Balinese and do not take into account family ceremonies, like weddings, baby ceremonies.

Coincidence days Other events are scheduled according to the coincidence of particular days failing on particular weeks, rather like our Friday 13th. The five-, six- and seven-day weeks are the most important and when a day falls on all three cycles it is significant. Only once in 210 days does a day fall on all three cycles (5x6x7). That day is Galungan. Another significant day falls on the five- and seven-week cycles, once every 35 days. Another on the six- and seven-week cycles, once every 42 days. And also on the five- and six-week cycles, once every 30 days. Every day can therefore be plotted and its religious significance assessed. An important day is when the third day of the three-day week, Kajeng, falls on the same day as the fifth day of the five-day week, Keliwon. This day is called Kajeng-Keliwon and occurs every 15 days. Many temple ceremonies are held on this day. It is also a day to make special offerings to the bad spirits. Offerings are more elaborate on that day. Sometimes babies are born owing debts to beings in the spirit world and special offerings have to be made to repay the debt. The particular type of offerings to be made by the parents can be determined by reference to the day the child was born on the five-day week and the seven-day week. There are therefore 35 possible combinations. An expert determines the position by reference to a special 35-day calendar. Other special coincidence days are the Tumpeks. If, say a birthday, an oton, fell on a number of special days, it would be regarded as a very sacred day, for example, if it fell on Kajeng-Kliwon, Tumpek Wayang, full moon, and a total eclipse. The Tumpeks The Tumpeks occur when the sixth day of the seven-day week falls on fifth day of the five-day week, Keliwon. There are therefore six of them in each Balinese year of 210 days. The common characteristic of Tumpek ceremonies is that they show respect for objects. Man-made objects, when completed, are brought to life through special ceremonies. This applies to houses, temples, masks, puppets, musical instruments and weapons. Thereafter they must be treated with respect and given offerings. They are:

Tumpek Landep This is a special day for lethal weapons of steel, like krises, guns and cars. All receive offerings. The purpose is to reactivate their radiation and turn it to the good of man. Cars, busses and motorcycles receive elaborate palm leaf offerings tied to their front grills and side mirrors - prior to that they are washed, blessed with offerings, prayers, food, incense and holy water. Tumpek Wariga A special day for certain important trees, such as coconut trees, which are covered in Balinese clothes that day. They are requested to be fruitful. Kuningan The third one coincides with Kajeng-Keliwon, and is Kuningan. For details about Kuningan, see the article entitled Balinese Ceremonies. Tumpek Krulut This is special for musical instruments, masksand dance costumes. Tumpek Andang This is a special day for animals. They receive a bath and special pieces of cloth and offerings on that day, perhaps even a dog biscuit. Tumpek Wayang This is also Kajeng-Keliwon, special for Wayang Kulit shadow puppets, which are taken out and given offerings by their dalang, the puppeteer. For details on Wayang Kulit, see thearticle entitled Wayang Kulit: shadow puppet performances. It also happens to be very unlucky to be born on that day. The Moon Long before calendars were invented, people watched the moon. An eclipse of the moon was a momentous event. Judaism, Christianity and Islam selected the new moon or the full moon for holy days. So did the Balinese: full moon is known as Purnama and the new moon is known as Tilem. Tika

These memory aids for the Pawukon calendar are either made of wood or cloth. They make interesting souvenirs. The design is standard, but the shape, colour and layout may vary. There are seven named horizontal rows, which represent the days, and 30 vertical columns, which represent the weeks. Each week has a name, which is written at the top in the appropriate column. To read the days, you read down the columns from left to right. So, every day in the year has a unique combination of day name and week name. The Balinese know the week names. Most Balinese will know the Balinese day and week they were born but not necessarily their Gregorian birthday. They will also know the Balinese day and week of important ceremonies, such as Galungan, which is Buda Gunggulan, the fourth day of week 11. You will recall the five-day week. Its most important day is the fifth day, Keliwon. That is shown on the tika by its own symbol every five days. The three-day week's most important day, the third day, Kajeng, is also shown. When these coincide the day is Kajeng-Keliwon, as mentioned above, when special offerings are made to the malevolent spirits. The tika makes the day clear. There are other coincidence days, which are important, when special offerings are placed in family temples, shrines and outside front gates. You will see this if you stay long enough in Bali. There are numerous symbols on the tika. These give guidance on auspicious and inauspicious days on which it is good or not good to perform ceremonies and other matters. Most Balinese do not know all these symbols, so they go to a priest or balian (shaman) for advice on appropriate days to carry out important activities. The tika below shows a complete Balinese year of 210 days, an uku. Each of the 30 weeks is listed on the left. The days of the seven-day week are listed along the top. The tika also shows the other nine weeks. The threeday week is superimposed, in this case shown by the numbers 1, 2 and 3. Day 1 is Pasah, day 2 is Beteng and day 3 is Kajeng. So, the first day is Redite (our Sunday) of the seven-day week and Pasah of the three-day week. Instead of numbers, dots, lines and crosses are used. There are symbols for each of the various weeks. Printed calendars

Printed Balinese calendars are masterpieces of information. They show the uku, the day in each of the ten-week cycles, including the one day one, the day and month in the lunar-solar calendar, the day, year and month in the Gregorian and Islamic calendars, the day, month, year and year-name in the Chinese calendar and all important holidays within these calendars, as well as Christian holidays.
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