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This was a surprise.

The other day while creating content for The Fat Hog in Kedungu Bali, we went to the beach. We were creating a video highlighting the delivery option for the restaurant that is near Kedungu and Pantai Cinta.

While creating our content and trying to hurry before the rain came, I was approached by a young lady. She asked me if she could do an interview with me for school as this was part of her project.

Naturally, I said yes.

What I noticed after was that there was a group of about 10 students that were all looking for foreigners to interview. Taking advantage of this opportunity I took out my phone and microphone and said, let’s make content.

Lack of confidence.

The young lady approached me shyly and readied herself for an interview. Not knowing I spoke the local language she proceeded to interview me.

The one thing that Indonesians in general lack is confidence, she was no exception. Timidly, she proceeded to introduce herself and ask me my name. This was all well and good, but the lack of confidence truly showed. I was not brave nor confident anywhere except on the soccer field or while doing track and field when I was in high school.

I knew this was not easy for her. Approaching a foreigner as a young Indonesian student is hard. So, we should really work on this as individuals. After all, what is the worst thing that could happen?

The Interview lost footage.

We stood on the edge of the beach and continued this slightly awkward interview for the class outing. However, this was not all bad. As we finished the interview, she thanked me and followed me on my TikTok account.

What ended up being funny about the whole thing was that her friend, in excitement and nervousness who was to record the interview forgot to hit record. Therefore, she had no footage of the interview. She contacted me on Instagram to obtain my video for her school project. Luckily, I had the content. This just proves even further that these things can happen. To be caught up in the moment and the fear of interviewing a foreigner on the beach. Because of this nervousness and tension, I am going to start an online conversational course in the very near future.


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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