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Bali 1964 to 2009 by Jan Mantjika

The Shadows that Dance in and out of my Memory

Jan’s personal story unlocks memories of turbulent times, mystifying black magic intrigues, and recalls days of pioneering tourism in Bali. 129 more words

Non Fiction

Leap of Faith at 24 — Down The Rabbit Hole

Every adventure requires a first step~ Alice in wonderland

I woke up in the morning and a half willingly opened my eyes looking for a wagging tail and my Persian cat, only to be dawned upon the fact that no more I was at home, but in my new abode. 366 more words


Moving On 101

​“So, how do you do it? Moving on that fast.”

“What?” I asked. “Ah — I’m not moving on, because it didn’t even start. I just choose not to wallow in it. 17 more words


Missing Home

What started out as a glossy adventure, soon faded into mundane reality. To avoid cabin fever and get the children into the fresh air, I bumped the pram down the stairs from our first floor flat each morning, sometimes just to sit in the communal garden, other times for a walk to the shops where I could see other people. 417 more words


Making Mistakes

Staying up until 12 am, eating all of the chocolate chip cookies, hiding in bed all day, listening to sad songs over and over again. 24 more words


Honestly Funny

Recently I read DW Anderson’s book Mind The Gap.  Despite being very jealous that someone so young writes with so much polish, I enjoyed it a lot.   230 more words

How Self-Help Actually Totally Ruined My Life

I continued to practice setting boundaries with various “friends.” Each time, I tried harder and harder to be polite, tactful and non-threatening.

Despite my efforts, phone calls ended in hasty hang-ups. 62 more words