The gang’s all here.
I had messaged my friend Edhy from Kintamani that I would be in Ubud and that we should meet up. Yes, that is how Edhy is spelled… Seems like the names like Kevin and Eddie become Kevien and Edhy here. Rather strange but Bahasa Indonesia is spoken phonetically, so that is the way they hear the name, thus that is the way it is written down.
While Edhy was on his way, Agus, another local that I am helping also messaged me. Something to know here, because it will be important in a bit is that Dika is the man that originally introduced us.
Dika is my first friend from this group of Suzuki Off-road drivers and regular drivers. Now Edhy was always standoffish when I met with him before now, he is the one that is the closest to me in the group.
Who’s your momma?
That is not meant to be a joke, it is rather interesting. As I found out Agus is Dika’s half-brother from the same mother and different father. Their mom got divorced and they are only a year or so apart in age.
It was an interesting fact that I didn’t know, so Dika gave Agus my contact to help him with his social media. As the guys were making their way to meet me, I decided to meet them at a local Babi Guling restaurant. Babi Guling means suckling pig. This is a dish that I love, with the yummy crispy skin and all.
Since the guys picked me up, I wanted to go to the closest restaurant to my place, so we didn’t travel far.
The only thing I missed, was that the guys were all Muslim. Who knew, I thought they were from Bali, and they were Balinese. I felt rather small at the moment, but they ordered chicken, and all was good.
Since all these guys are trying to grow their businesses, the meeting was about social media and what they need to do. Edhy has a website and wants to gain clients and grow his business.
Agus wants his Instagram to grow but for some reason, all his likes are coming from India. He does not know why. Putu, who has a Balinese name is a driver and kind of depends on the other two guys to haul passengers and would-be clients from the airport or the hotel to other attractions.
Their relationship is a symbiotic one. They depend on each other to put food on the table, yet they operate independently and sometimes together.
Showing them how to get likes on the webpage and how we can see the views and likes from the different countries blew their mind. It was much like going back to school and they all had a headache afterwards. Too much information, but the information they need to know.
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