HECTOR’S DIARY Bali Advertiser, Oct. 15, 2014

His fortnightly diet of worms and other non-religious experiences

Probability Prabowo

People seem to be somewhat exercised over the coalition that failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has fashioned in the national legislature. 1,388 more words


Slam Dunk!

So it was five days of glorious sunshine; inspiring writers and authors; book launches; and food events at the Ubud Writers’ and Reader’s Festival last week. 522 more words


The Kitchen --- Islands of Spice

The Kitchen is held daily at the Toko Toko Restaurant
October 5, 2:30pm – 4pm, Ian Burnet

While our chefs cook up some spicy delights, Ian Burnet will be talking about spices and the Spice Islands. 249 more words

Bound: An Expatriates Journey to China and Beyond

Bound: An Expatriates Journey to China and Beyond
04 October 2014, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Rouge, Jalan Bisma, Ubud
Cost: Free

A Literary memoir explaining why expatriates choose to live and work in very different cultures to their own. 314 more words

VS Naipaul dropped by Bali literary festival over fee request

Just as a follow-up to my co-blogger’s previous post on Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul— V. S. Naipaul misbehaves . . . again—here are excerpts from a detailed article by Alison Flood ( 474 more words


How books can change the world

‘Stories are compasses and  architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of the world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice’ says Rebecca Solnit in her poetic memoir ‘The Farway Nearby’. 459 more words

A Taste of the Archipelago

A Taste of the Archipelago
Sunday 5 October 9:00 – 10:15am at the Indus Restaurant

Venture deep into the rich diversity of Indonesian cuisine with these top tastemakers. 296 more words