Ubudian

Ubudian 

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Ubudian posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

Yes indeed, Indonesia won. 

The court did their job, and they did it well, and the police and TNI did also did an excellent job with crowd control using only appropriate force or restraint. 

Well done Indonesia.

Finally, the last chapter of The Year of Living Dangerously is over, once and for all.

Ubudian posted on the thread Poker on the Indonesia forum

"At least one was advertising an illegal act."

I guess I missed that post!

Ubudian posted on the thread Finding a Villa to rent long term on the Bali forum

"...and we would look at buying a property at a later date."

That will be impossible Marnie, as foreigners are simply not allowed to purchase (own) or have the hak milik deed in their name.

Two things you can start doing even before you arrive in little over a week.  One is to search the internet and the other is to refer to The Bali Advertiser (which is also on-line).

Once you are here, do your best to network with other expats in those areas of interest to you as many properties get rented out by simple word of mouth.

As for real estate agents, they do provide a useful service for those who have limited time to search on their own, so you might consider doing both...working with a few good agents, and doing your own homework.

Good luck with your move to Bali.

Ubudian posted on the thread Nursing in BIMC on the Bali forum

It is impossible to work or practice here as a foreigner in any of the medical arts. 

It isn't doubtful that the manpower office would issue a work permit for a foreign nurse, rather, it is impossible.

Ubudian posted on the thread Poker on the Indonesia forum

Julien...why?  What was inappropriate about the content of those posts you removed?

Ubudian posted on the thread New in town on the Bali forum

OH, and I almost forgot the Hash House Harriers.

Google Bali Hash House Harriers as well, and take it from there.

Ubudian posted on the thread New in town on the Bali forum

In the "deep south" of Bali, finding other like minded expats is quite easy. 

Here are just a few tips:

-The Bali Advertiser.  It's a free tabloid newspaper, available most everywhere, and published bi-monthly.  One can find expat associated gatherings/events there all the time.

-Look into Rotary International. It's a good thing to part of giving back.   

-Join InterNations (just Google it) as they have regular expat get together functons too. 

-But most important...get to know the locals (Balinese) where you live.  It is from them that you'll get the most valuable and useful information, as well as friends who will stand beside you.

Ubudian posted on the thread Computers on the Bali forum

Where on Bali?

This matters because there are tons of very qualified IT and hardware specialists here that really know their business.  For example, my "Doktor computer" lives only two clicks away from me, and "house calls" are not an issue for him...viz being stuck in traffic for a long time.

Ubudian posted on the thread American woman murdered in Bali on the Indonesia forum

"I see many people complain about foreign drug smugglers' treatment in Indonesia, but I have absolutely no problem with whatever happens to them."

Nor do I.  So a big time "hear hear" from me on that!  :top:

"I have a young daughter and a son on the way, and I'd like to see them grow up in a society where drugs are uncommon."

Istri sudah hamil?  Sorry to pry, but that's wonderful news!

Raising our three boys in what I have come to regard as one of the best places on earth to do exactly that...raise kids, I also have zero tolerance for drugs and pedophiles.

Ubudian posted on the thread American woman murdered in Bali on the Indonesia forum

Nah, of course there are no trains on Bali.  The Gods willing, there never will be either. 

That's the title of a hilarious movie which has become the singular expression meaning to "off one's mom." 

Google it Tom..."Let's Throw Momma From the Train."

Ubudian posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

I "caught" our second born son wearing a Prabowo campaign tee shirt yesterday, and told him that if threw it away, I might be inclined to get him one with Amrozi on it!   :o

I was just kidding of course, but he did think about the offer for a few seconds.   :D

Ubudian posted on the thread MRT - Underground Work Jakarta on the Jakarta forum

"The real question is, will they?"

YUP!  That's the bottom line alright.

Our niece Sita is doing her internship in JKT these days, so, while I normally don't think much about what is going on there, I do now.

Ubudian posted on the thread Fred went a wandering. on the Indonesia forum

Fred, isn't that old and tired pick up truck an early model Kijang? 

I find it appealing to the eye...a great survivor, and an ongoing testament to the veracity of man, which is often best illustrated in his old creations. 

That said, no, I wouldn't want to see it parked in front of our compound.  But, I'd enjoy it if it were parked in front of my neighbor's compound!   :lol:

Ubudian posted on the thread American woman murdered in Bali on the Indonesia forum

"True, but I'm English and we do naughty humour.  However, some in the press will, I'm sure I can guarantee this, will use the event to sensationalise nasty prison conditions, unfair trials, no English speaking judge, no Jury,,,blah, blah, blah."

By proxy, we Americans also enjoy "naughty humor!"   :D

I agree 100% that this whole affair will be used exactly as you say..."to sensationalise nasty prison conditions, unfair trials, no English speaking judge, no Jury,,,blah, blah, blah."

It's just our bad luck that shortly after finally getting rid of S. Corby once and for all, and all the baloney, BS press we had to endure from OZ for so many years with her case, that this would come along.

So, my advice would be...folks, if you want to "Throw Momma From the Train" PLEASE do it somewhere else than Bali!   :top:

Ubudian posted on the thread American woman murdered in Bali on the Indonesia forum

Fred,  :lol:  But of course we both understand the tragedy here...a woman being murdered.

This has already gotten CNN's interest, there being a story on the "International Desk" last night and also reporting that her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend, arrested in Kuta shortly afterwards were claiming that an armed gang came into the hotel and murdered the mom, they being able to escape and run to Kuta.

Yeah right...an armed gang getting into any of the five star resorts of Nusa Dua!    :dumbom:

Since the murder was most apparently perpetrated by one, or two Americans against another American, my Balinese wife wisely asked me, "why not send these people to the US for trial there?" 

A good question, but the evidence, now being gathered by local police authorities would be cannon fodder for any decent US attorney.  Unfortunately it looks as though we will be stuck prosecuting this case here in Bali...and with all the media circus that will almost certainly surround it.

Ubudian posted on the thread American woman murdered in Bali on the Indonesia forum

I can't recall the last time a western foreigner was tried here in Bali for murder, but the usual sentence for murder is the death penalty.  This has all the elements of a possible show trial that the American press loves to cover...I can see correspondents volunteering for the assignment already.