Taking a break in #Canada. 9

What is it Like Being Back?

Well, it’s the same but different. I spoke to and visited with a few friends. The type of friends you can talk to any time, and the conversation is the same as if you had just left things off the night before.

Those are the type of friends you want in your life. The type of friends that bring you nothing but trouble, pain, and anxiety, well they need to go. Not necessarily go as in out of your life but is limited to a certain amount of time and energy.

I am getting this feeling when I am online and taking part in a TikTok live conversation. Some people ask questions for the sake of asking questions. Others ask intelligent questions that also benefit others.

Where are Those People?

They are the ones that are busy with life and yet you manage to squeeze in time to be with them. They are the ones worthy of your time and effort. Because they are the ones that make you feel good and encourage you.

Those are the people that you need in your life. You don’t need dozens; good friends are like a box of Timbits. Yes, you can consume the whole damn box, but pick your favorites and leave the rest, knowing they are good but not necessarily good for you.

There you Have It.

Despite being away for so long, coming back and forth, I usually get in touch with the ones that I want to get in touch with. What is it like being back? The same as it was when I left. I still get in touch with my favorite people and of course family.

The relationship with my kids is the same. We never skip a beat. What is it like being back? Well, I find the organization to be better than in Indonesia. The chaotic traffic the constant buzzing on scooters and the people in traffic is very different. Yet when I am here, I miss the chaotic mess in Bali Indonesia. It is not even that I miss it, it is a different type of freedom.

Canada and America, the land of the free.

Yet when I end up in a store or a restaurant, I find so many fake, entitled people. Servers with fake smiles. People who hate their jobs and smoke as if they were at gunpoint. I miss the genuine niceness of the people in Bali.

There is a certain charm to Indonesia that you can only experience when you are there and part of the whole chaotic mess. I have two homes. My home is in Canada because I grew up here. I know how things work.  However, my heart sort of belongs to Bali Indonesia because it is small enough to get to know but big enough to get away from it all. Unlike say Bermuda where you can take in the whole island in a day. Bali has a certain type of magic that I hope everyone gets to experience.


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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