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Trip Start Apr 13, 2011
19Trip End Jul 11, 2011
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however, mikey (indonesian guy who was mentioned in one of my earlier blogs) just got back to bali from his home island madura so i'm mega excited! unfortunately he went back there as his 19yo brother had died from a kidney problem, and he had to see his parents who still live there. i'm glad he's back because not only is he lovely but i now have somebody to hang with!
verena moved out today, she has got a place about 40 minutes away from kuta. she is going to be living in a traditional village near her professor so they can do research there - on what i'm not exactly sure. her house is made all out of bamboo so i'm really looking forward to going and seeing it
speaking of houses, i went back to my old one as i had accidently left a blush stick there (one laura got me for my birthday and cost around $40). i explained to wayan why i was there, and she let me into the room to go and have a look. now, i don't know if you recall, or if i mentioned it, but she was APPARENTLY having someone move in which is why i had to leave (and also the subtle indonesian way of kicking someone out). so anyway, i walk into the room and there is CLEARLY nobody living there. now, while i explain, please keep in mind it was boiling hot, i was stuck in gridlock in traffic, still pissed off about being kicked out a sneaky way and possibly had pms. i said to her (sneer evident) 'so, what happened to your renter hey?' to which she made up some crap about HER coming a week later...weird when before she said it was a guy moving in! anyway, she finally realised what i was looking for and tells me oh yes, she found it the day i moved out and threw it in the bin. i spun around and looked at her and was like WHAT? YOU THREW IT IN THE F***ING BIN?!? she was like oh yes gill i'm sorry i didn't know blah blah blah i was like THAT WAS A 400,000RP MAKEUP STICK AND YOU THREW IT IN THE BIN?!? F*** F*** F*** F*** WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? WHY WOULD YOU JUST THROW IT IN THE BIN? WHY DIDN'T YOU RING ME? F*** that was a present from my sister! by this point i was nearly in tears, and considering making a concious effort to squeeze out a few to make her feel bad (if this wretch is even capable of feelings). in continued in this vein for about another two minutes, before in a fit of madness, i ripped all my coathangers out of the wardrobe - i had accidently left them there and was planning to buy more s they only cost about 80 cents - and promptly stuffed them in my bag. i stormed out of the room to nearly run into the EXTREMELY strange man who runs the snake shop downstairs and always has no shirt on - even though he has such an abundance of body hair he could put wigmakers out of business - i'm assuming he was coming to check i wasn't killing wayan, which at that point was a possibility
and on to my new house...all is good, except for the fact that i have to pay for my own electricity - at the moment i'm hoping to have the bill between $20-30 a month. the water system shat itself a few days ago, so verena and i have been attempting to shower with the water pressure that of a fat man spitting. with the landlord not speaking a word of english (like seriously, not a word) verena spoke to him for the BILLIONTH time, and he said we needed to wait for the water tank to fill up. i went to the warung and asked my friend about it and he said no the guy is making it up, so he is going back to my house with me to sort it out with the guy. at the moment, i am definitely not planning on staying there for longer than the one month i have already paid for. verena has to go to jakarta to get a russian visa as her flight back home stops in russia, so i'm thinking after my month's rent is up, i will go with her to jakarta for a week and stay with her friends, then come back to bali and house hunt (again) for the remaining three weeks that i will be here.
i have been out a fair bit with niels (the guy from belgium). we usually go to the multi level nightclub sky garden then head to the reggae bar, but after receiving an email from the aus government stating indonesia now has a very high threat of terrorist attack, i think i may avoid the place as it is on a main strip in kuta - a huge terrorist area, which, if a bomb was going to go off, it would probably be there
my festy foot/toe is slowly starting to heal - verena thinks i probably should have got stitches, but i just couldn't be bothered - see pics for your viewing pleasure!
i've made friends with one of the indonesian waiters at one of the bars, and in turn have befriended his australian girlfriend. he doesn't look a day over 19, with several facial piercings and she is in her 40s, not particularly great looking and i suspect not all there. but hey, i guess that's bali for you! she is lovely though and at least it's another friend! her name is melanie and her boyfriend's name is kadek.
anyway, the plan for the week is to stay out of trouble (as always), go and visit verena's house and go to ubud for a day trip. ubud is a village up in the mountains and i had actually meant to go last time i was here, but due to the dramas i didn't make it. so verena and i should be spending a NICE RELAXING day being driven around in air conditioned comfort - as much as i like the motorbikes, when you are sitting in the heat with a billion bike exhausts around you waiting for the lights to change, sometimes you just want to scream!
i think i am slowly acclimatising here - i don't seem to be as hot, and i have actually started turning the air con off as it's too cold, and that's when it's on 24 degrees!
anyway, i had better sign off as i have a water system to sort out! WYWH!!!