Category: Lifestyle

Cause-ology: Predicting the Future through Action

I believe in Cause-ology. Cause-ology dictates that the easiest way of predicting the future is to get out of bed in the morning and create it. Coaches call this living...

Tapas Movida

Little Spain in Jakarta

Tapas are appetisers or snacks that make up a wonderful part of Spanish culture and cuisine. The smaller portions enable you to taste a variety of dishes without over...

Owning Your Own Personalized 19th/21st Century Map of Jakarta

The recent flooding followed by the inevitable Jakarta traffic grid-lock must make us look back wistfully to a time when Jakarta really was a big village and the commute...

Rumble in the Jungle

The one thing that strikes me when you walk along the sidewalk of anywhere in Bali that sells clothes is the relative similarities of contents of every store. ‘Same...

Stars over Bali

From time immemorial humans have been transfixed by the heavens. The oldest map of the night sky, found in Germany in 1979, is of the Orion constellation carved on a...

The Ancient Puzzles of Borobudur

The Borobudur Temple is considered by many to be a wonder of the ancient world. We all probably have heard raves of its majestic landscapes at the break of dawn, the...

Cosmic Art

The Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars have served as the muses of artists, musicians, poets and writers since the beginning of time. Precise knowledge of the cycles of the...

Surfing In The Rain

They don’t call it the wet season for nothing. Buckets of rain are pouring and winds are howling from the west. Trash is washing up on Kuta’s beaches and humidity...

Bob & the Chocolate Factory: Meet Bob Formston

Meet Bob Formston. The chocolatier also known as ‘Chocolate Bob’. Bob, how did you get into making chocolate? My wife and I bought land up near Papua to build a...

Art in Bali – Future Prospects

According to Naomi Samara, a young Indonesian artist and native of Sanur Beach, Bali, the island is brimming with young, upcoming new talent waiting to burst into a...

Parkour Indonesia

Published first on Latitudes.nu Parkour, the trend that has become a lifestyle, originated in France. Parkour (or PK, for short) is an activity of moving from one point...

Giant Legetan

Health Issues of the Past in the Present?

I remember friends and family with small children regularly consulting their well worn copy of Baby and Child Care by Dr Benjamin Spock, first published in 1946 and...

Pitching with confidence

Pitching with Confidence!

One of the most difficult shots in golf is the pitch or lob shot, especially from close around the green, and amid the ‘sting of battle’. Let’s say for example,...

The Act Of Killing

The Act Of Killing

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” – Voltaire The movies I...