A Passion for Bali. Bali Indonesia 18

A Passion for Bali.

Please stare at the attached photo for a moment. I am not a photographer. But for this series, I am trying hard to provide photographs that I have taken, rather than borrowing from the available stock shots.  

But this photo here somehow stuck with me. I stood at the edge of the rice field and the contrast between the green vegetation before me and the sunset was magical. The blue skies to the left, the sunset to the right… This was such a balanced moment and then I began to think. 

This is Bali. 

There is no doubt that I have a passion for Bali. I love the way of life here. I don’t mean the life of foreigners. I love the way the locals blend in, in the villages. I love how dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and cows are all part of the landscape.  

Cats and dogs walk about with the local farm life. Yes, there are barking contests with the local dogs at times. Yes, some roosters will not shut up and thus I have purchased earplugs. Yet there is a simplicity here. Having worked in real estate in Bali it is amazing how families own large parcels of land and how it is split up, or rather how it will be split up among the families.  

Decisions are made by brothers, uncles, and family members…  

Is Bali perfect? 

Oh, heck no, not by any means. Governments, corruption, and other interesting facts arise quite often. In general, everything is for sale in Bali. Every property and person has a price. I don’t necessarily mean in the prostitution way, though that too is available if you are so inclined. 

I am more leaning towards property and general corruption here. From a travel visa, that can be had a little quicker if you pay a little more. Driver’s licenses can also be had in an expedited manner if you choose and so on.  

Money talks all over the world, not only in Bali…  

Yet here it is a little different. Slipping someone as little as $5 can get things done or open a door for you that otherwise may have been left closed.  

There are complications. 

Yet at moments like these… Please go back to the top and stare at the photo for another moment. Take in the beauty of Bali and the simplicity of life. Do not pay attention to the garbage that floats down the rivers to the ocean. Do not bother with the stray dogs and the corruption.  

Enjoy the view and then ask yourself. What can I do to help preserve views such as this? How can I make the world a better place? Not only here but all around the planet. 

Life is filled with complications, trials, and tribulations. Yet when I can stop and stare out at the rice fields and appreciate the moment such as this it makes life worth living. 

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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 lifeโ€™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.

5 thoughts on “A Passion for Bali. Bali Indonesia 18

  1. Gorgeous photo of Bali here! ๐Ÿ’œ I love how you invite the readers to look at the brighter side of things and encourage them to help make the world a better place. I always enjoy reading your content ๐Ÿ’œ Sending night stars from Cebu to your beautiful Bali skies there! ๐Ÿ’œ

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  2. Yes indeed corrupction is everywhere; but that is part of the world they are in I was part of management of a multinational company visited especially surabaya and jakarta 8 times in the last 10 years. Cheers

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