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Written by Rano Iskandar on 10 November 2012.


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So far my Bali trip has been a fulfilling one and I still have a few more days left here at Bali. I won't say it's a dream come true to be at Bali but it's one of the destinations that I wanted to go for a very long time. It's pretty amazing how I'm in Bali now and enjoying every single moment with my buddies from Brunei and all over the world. It was good to catch up with familiar faces such as Jayden, Jerry, Alvin and Vinod and met new ones along the way. So far so good and I'm having one of the best times of the year too.

As I'm currently in Bali, I've been reflecting a lot in life on how I have been living it. I've learnt on how the resources I have (or on which I thought I owned) defines who I am to others. Let's say, in this case, money, and I have plenty of them but all I do is spend, spend, spend… So where's the value in spending or the finished product or service? I do admit that I'm in debt and I'm not embarrassed about it. But I guess it's time for me to pull up my socks and be discipline about my money issues and set my priorities starting this weekend and move forward. I became aware if one is debt free, the feeling of abundance and freedom is greater and it will also reflect on my attitude as well which will be more positive. Now ain't that a strange thing to think about especially when you are in place of tourist attraction and all these awarenesses or lessons just come by and hit you hard. 2013 will definitely be a road to recovery of my well being and one of the techniques is money management and I'm gonna ask ALH for help as she's apparently applying that practice and it works :D

Ok, enough about my ramblings and I shall post some pictures of my time in Bali and though I have yet to explore the other side of Bali such as Nusa Dua, I'm pretty content just to hang around Ubud which is a place full of nature and it's very much peaceful place to be too. And let's not forget the great company around to make the trip quite a memorable and fun.

You notice that my posts are getting slower but I hope you understand that I'm taking my sweet time and just enjoying my stay here in Bali. I have a few more days left here and I'm gonna make the most out of it :D Happy weekend, peeps!!!
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Checking up on the latest news in Brunei while enjoying the comfort of the pool


Boys will be boys, teasing each other


Jayden had a quick preview??


We went to a restaurant up the mountain but the food was so-so


This was the view from the restaurant. Awesome and beautiful.


Outside the restaurant, we came across this huge bat and it was unique in a way because it was exposed to broad daylight. The Dark Knight was definitely rising.


The final shot outside the restaurant before heading to the temple up the mountain


It was must to wear a sarong and we were preparing to wear one just before entering the Pura Besakih the mother temple of Bali


Ken had other ideas of using the sarong and turbanized himself


Notice the little giant hiding somewhere


This temple was amazing and this temple is located at Mount Agung and it was quite a fair ride to the destination. At least an hour plus from Maya Ubud Resort & Spa.


The views are just amazing once you go from different levels and view from the top at different angles. If you walk to the northeastern part, then you will the best view of the lot.


Taking a break from the humidity


The little girl got more than she bargained for. The "greenness" managed to convince more $$$ into her pocket and man, she kept following us through out our walk *lol*Oh yeah, before of the tour guides inside the temple, it's not necessary for you to get one. You can walk on your own and enjoy at your own pace.


Taking a break from the heat


I have to say the reaching the temple is an exhausting experience as it was a fair amount of walking from the car park area and once you enter the temple, you might have to walk upwards to the top the get the amazing view


Durians were selling by the side before entering the temple and it was pretty darn cheap and tasty too according to my friends. I'm anti-Durian for your info.


Jo having an ice-cream after the one hour ride to town from the mountain


Jayden and Llona enjoying their ice-cream at Oops Gelato


Jerry quickly did the Gangnam before a rush of bikers


I love these concepts of shops along the street as compared to shopping malls. It gives a more homely feeling.


It was a cool sight to see all the students getting on their bikes after their school just finished


And this is the same spot after just 5 minutes… Amazing!!


This is how the police car looks like


The taxis at Ubud are quite competitive and cheap and they can take advantage of tourists like us


No one wanted my service though


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