Beach Walk 411 – Walking the streets of Ubud

Here are some scenes of the Ubud, the village in Bali where I am staying for the week.

This is an unfiltered view of scenes captured on one of my daily walks into town. I am staying on the edge of Ubud, and tomorrow will show you my little retreat at Kebun Indah. The internet seems to have slowed down measurably since I arrived (!) so I am thinking about doing audio more than video this week. It is taking me a few hours a day to upload files. That’s not on my retreat agenda!

There is an interesting interchange of elegant and primitive, ancient and modern in this village. What you cannot experience too much is the lovely, generous quality of the people. Or the many smells of this place. If you don’t like incense, you might find Bali difficult on the nose.

Mahalo nui Kaimoku for our new song!

Hawaiian words
Holoholo: to take a walk

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Beach Walk 410 – Happy, Safe, in Bali

I am putting platitudes into practice and taking off for a spontaneous trip to Bali. Consider it a perk of being over 50.

In the subset of workaholic humans, I have a front row seat, mostly because I like my work! But I had this deep urge to come to Bali, and the resources to do it. So life goes on, and I am on the other side of the world from my usual spot.

The topic is safety, and I could have gone on for a loooong time. But I am limiting myself to keep from being hostage at the internet cafe for too long.

Mahalo nui Kaimoku for our new song!

Hawaiian words
Palekana: safe, not in danger
Hauʻoli: happy

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Beach Walk 409 – Enough Time

Aloha! Secret Cameraman here.

As I write this, Rox is somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on her way to Bali. First stop, Guam. Then another 7+ hour leg and she arrives in Bali. Somewhere around 3:30 AM Hawaii time.

We ran out of time to get to the beach today to shoot a show. Funny, she didn’t mention that when she was talking about having enough time to get the things done you want and need to get done on a daily basis. She did, however, mention that there magically seems to be enough time to get the things done that we have to. She and I have very different attitudes and ideas toward time and productivity. But in the end, we make a great team and do manage to get done what we need to get done.

This is Rox’s first real vacation in 7-8 years. She does travel a lot, but it’s always for business. And while I have no doubt she’ll be answering emails and dealing with some client issues even while in Bali, I like to ask for everyone’s help in sending peaceful and relaxing energy and thoughts her way. She certainly deserves this personal retreat.

Mahalo nui Kaimoku for our new song! Here’s more music from Kaimoku: The Ukulele Experiment.

Hawaiian words
manawa: period of time
hua.hua: productive, prolific

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