Onwards. Bali Indonesia 1


Here we start a bit of a journey. Not sure if anyone from Indonesia reads my blogs as this is a rather small blog.

I have been living in Indonesia for a few years. I took a COO position at MD Pictures in 2018. I arrived in July of that year and then extended my stay when Covid hit. Our company restructured and responsibilities shifted. I started managing Jakarta Film Studios and RDM Publishing.

The goal.

I had always seen myself living in Indonesia from the very first trip I took to Bali in 1998/1999.

When I arrived, it was the end of the very troubled and turbulent times the country was going through.

Nevertheless, I loved it. I loved the people, the culture and above all, I fell in love with Bali. I don’t want to give credit to my ex-wife Zara Zettira ZR but by all accounts, I must.

She introduced me to Bali, and we spent 1998/1999 New Year’s Eve in Bali. This was the start of something… a decade and a divorce later things changed but the goal to live in Bali had not.

Goal achieved.

While we all know that Covid changed the world, it so changed my position at MD Pictures. I took on the job at the time because it was available. I continued to search for other options.

When an opportunity arose, I took it. A marketing position in Bali was the perfect option. While I was not an expert in marketing I knew enough and did the job well enough to get the job and be able to assist the business in other areas of growth.

The next step.

I had made it to Bali, and at the same time, I made friends here. Now with some book sales and my current job, I saw a niche developing here.

Some ex-pats and locals alike with small businesses needed help. After getting together with people, I noticed that they didn’t keep up with social media at all. Simple things like setting up Instagram, Facebook and Airbnb accounts seemed to be too much for them.

What’s next?

I have decided to help. I will be moving around Bali in the coming months and hopefully creating content about my experiences with locals.

Honestly, I am so sick and tired of tourists posting…

“How little they pay for food”

“I can’t believe this place”

“I don’t like this about Bali”

It goes on and on. My content will be about the locals. Me giving them a shot to speak their minds about the place they live in.

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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