Meeting locals. Bali Indonesia 7

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. 

Social media. 

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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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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