There is a duck restaurant in Ubud that has some great food. The name of the restaurant is “The Dirty Duck” in English, but the food is delicious, despite the name. I had some great sauces with my duck – I was the only person at my table to order duck at a duck resto – and my wife had a trio of sates that came with a small pot full of coals to keep her dish hot. It was an amazing experience.
The flowers above are growing in and around the resto. Like many things in Bali, the resto is an inside-outside dining experience. Very cool.
On the way home today, I snapped this shot while walking with my son this afternoon. Sometimes one has to wait a little to get the right shot. There was traffic coming towards me as I was shooting this, but I waited until they all passed by and I was able to get this shot of a father and his child, holding hands, looking at flowers.
I think it was worth the wait.
Well…it is here in Jakarta. I know that many of you are just waking up to find my post and are thinking that there’s still a day left to go. I have already worked my Friday and made it home and have been enjoying some family time for the last couple of hours.
The view below is my view down Kemang Selatan I as I near home. It’s the moment when, in my walk home, I know I’m nearly home.
On my way home from a haircut (“Saya potong rambut” in Bahasa Indonesian), I snapped this photo of a flower seller reading a book. He seemed deeply engrossed in the book, as there was total chaos going on around him. Bajai and Ojek drivers moving past, cars going by, some white guy snapping photos…and he stayed focused on his book. Here’s hoping that, as we start the school year tomorrow, my students are as dedicated to their reading as this man is.
I went out for a walk tonight to see where Nikki’s Salon is, as I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow. I brought “the beast” (my Pentax K20D) with me and snapped off photos all around the area where I live. This was my first time out walking around after sunset (*the sun sets around 6:30 p.m. here every day – we’re pretty nearly on the equator) and the world doesn’t look too much different from day to night.
There are two very well stocked flower shops on my street – Kemang Selatan I – and both of them are right near my apartment. My wife jokes that I can’t buy her flowers because we don’t have a vase in the house yet. I think it best that I pick up one soon.