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Archive for November, 2015

Saraswati Day in Bali Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

This past Friday, Bali celebrated Saraswati Day – a Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess of knowledge, creative arts, language, and wisdom. Typically, Saraswati is depicted as a beautiful woman with four hands – the front two are holding and playing a zither, while the rear two hold a holy book and prayer beads. She…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving: the vocabulary in Indonesian Posted by on Nov 29, 2015

When you search Google for the translation of Thanksgiving to  Indonesian, Google will return several results, such as “Hari Bersyukur,” “Hari Syukuran,” “Hari Thanksgiving,” and ‘Hari Pengucapan Syukur.” However, “Hari bersyukur” and “Hari syukuran” are the closest to the English meaning. These phrases are sometimes used interchangeably. “Hari bersyukur” has more nuance in terms of expressing emotion. If you want to explain the concept to Indonesians,…

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Shopping: The Pleasure of Bargaining Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

Shopping can be fun, especially when it comes to bargaining the price with non-native language or newly acquired language, though you can use a calculator. To negotiate effectively, you can start off the counteroffer 50 percent from the price offered by the seller, though it seems too low to start with, if you are lucky,…

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Cycling Serangan Island Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

Explore Bali on two wheels with Sanur Cycle Tours. Check out some highlights from the newest route that takes you over to Serangan, a tiny island that’s home to a few thousand people. Enjoy the peace and quiet of cycling on dirt roads, as well as the amazing views off to the side.

Take a Video Tour of the Gilis Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

Check out the three Gili Islands of Indonesia in this 3-minute video – beaches, diving, stunning sunsets, night markets, cool bars, and so much more!

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