Putu Ayu Saraswati

My Life's Journal

Pulled Out of Routines

So here goes. I finally made it to Finns Beach Club last weekend, and I'm so proud of myself. It's located in Berawa Beach, only around 45 minutes from where I live. It is quite a popular place in Bali and yet I choose not to go there. Why? Simply because it takes 45...

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Nyepi: A Day Without Internet

I look forward to celebrating Nyepi, especially in Bali. From the day before Nyepi the ambiance is already different. A lot of shops and offices are already closed, the roads are empty but then there is this rush in grocery stores where you will see just lots and lots...

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Words

I haven't updated my blog in so long. Sometimes you just run out of ideas of what to write. Or is it run out of mood? Then again, maybe I think too much of what to write and so it just becomes overwhelming. So not writing becomes the most logical thing to do when this...

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Eating Clean

Apart from minimalist living, eating better is also one of my goal for this year. I went to India where a lot of people turns out to be vegetarian. I don't eat beef but they took respect for a living being to another level. No, I didn't decide to be a vegetarian yet,...

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Letting Go

Apparently, letting go is such a hard thing to do. I find difficulty in letting go even for things that I don't even use anymore. Gosh! I never realized it could be so hard. I want to declutter my things, starting with my closet. I have been trying to do this for...

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It’s A New Year – 2018

My last weeks of 2017 were quite hectic. I had very close relatives coming in from Jakarta, a ngaben ceremony for my brother in law, and I also had a 3 year old nephew having his holiday alone in Bali. On top of that I still had to go to the office as there were a lot...

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Bali Jakarta Road Trip

This is the first time I'm taking the girls on a road trip to Jakarta. I'm hoping that they would enjoy the journey as much as the destination itself, while getting to know other destinations along the way, as well as the heritage and culture of different places that...

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2017 at a Glance

2017 has been a good year for me. Through a goal that I set without too much consideration, I learnt so many things that never occurred to me before. I just wanted to improve my public speaking skills, but in the process I learnt so much more about myself. I can't say...

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Bread Basket

I haven't been exploring Sanur as much as I used to. There are plenty of new places that I haven't tried but everytime I go to Sanur I end up going to places that no matter how many times that we go to, we always come back because we already know of what's good and...

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Jaipur

Jaipur is my favourite city in India so far. It is the capital and also the largest city in Rajashtan. Together with Agra & Delhi, it is known as the Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism. Jaipur is very touristy though, so just being around here has already a...

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Taj Mahal & Agra

Taj Mahal is located in Agra, which was quite a long drive from Delhi with quite heavy traffic, around 5 hours. Unfortunately, when we reached Taj Mahal the entrance was closed due to the visit of Belgia Royals. So we went to Agra Fort first which were around 15...

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Things to See in Mumbai

Our second day in Mumbai we have free time before we have to prepare our Expo Indonesia exhibition booth, so we arranged for a half day city tour around Mumbai. These were the places we saw and went: The Gateway of India The Gateway of India is the most popular...

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Mumbai

I reached Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai at 22:00 local time last night. It seems to be a much larger airport than what we have in Jakarta and I find it so amusing. They put small replicas of India's architectural building and give you a somewhat glimpse of what...

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Options

I'm kind of lucky in life. Ever since little I was given the greatest opportunity by my parents to pursue my dreams and a vision that I could be whatever I want to be. Growing up, I always surround myself with options. Something that I could fall back into in case my...

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10 out of 12

I feel that these days time flies away too fast. It's already at the end of month 10, out of the 12 months of 2017, which means it's time to make new resolutions for 2018. Making a resolution has been a yearly habit for me since a way back but I have only started to...

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Preparing for India Trip

In less than a week I be will going to India for an Expo Indonesia exhibition in Mumbai hosted by the Indonesian Embassy in India and then continued with a tirta yatra (spiritual) trip. It feels kind of exciting this trip, because India was never on my bucket list....

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A Minimalist Lifestyle

"The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don't" -- unknown Lately, I have been exposed to a minimalist lifestyle. First, by the book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying" by Marie Kondo and then "Goodbye, Things" by Fumio...

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Ted Talks

Towards the end of 2016 I made my resolution list, which one of it was to learn public speaking. In the attempt to improve this skill, I discovered Ted Talks with its tag line "ideas worth spreading". At first I watched solely for the purpose to see how other people...

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