Most mornings I crawl out of my bed at around 5.30am and walk our dogs with Made.
Some mornings I give it a miss, I justify this to myself believing that last night’s vigorous aerobic work out was enough exercise.
I was sipping my coffee, flicking through the international news on my television when the shaking started.
The quake shook my tiny house, the chandelier jiggled, the windows rattled. I was thinking,
“Wow this quake is big, maybe I should go outside?”
By the time I crawled out of bed and walked onto my balcony it had stopped.
I looked at my family who were attending to their normal activities making offerings.
They looked at me and said,
“Linuh … (pronounced linoo) the Balinese word for Earthquake”.
By the time Made returned I had scanned social media to ascertain what had just happened.
PGR 3 Bali:
An earthquake occurred with the following parameters:
Strength 5.0 SR
Earthquake Time 04:54:18 WIB – Jakarta Time
Latitude 8.26 LS
Longitude 115.57 ET
Depth 10 Km
Bali Region, Indonesia
11 km northeast of KARANGASEM-BALI
30 km northeast of BANGLI-BALI
40 km northeast of GIANYAR-BALI
60 km northeast of DENPASAR-BALI
999 km southeast JAKARTA-INDONESIA
This earthquake did not trigger a tsunami
I’m not about to go into technical language as I am not an expert.
In an article written by Tempo.com, according to PVMBG Devy Kamil Syahbanam who is the Head of Mega Monitoring Division of Eastern Volcano, Devy advices that,
Please follow the link to MAGMA Indonesia who are doing a fabulous job keeping us updated daily.
Mount Agung is still on Level 3 Alert, today’s movement may result in a new wave of sensationalism about what will happen next, or maybe not?
The “Big Fella” is consistent in keeping us bewildered.
I look back on my initial blogs and laugh. Life is exciting, I have embraced the Balinese philosophy,
Kehendak alam (the will of nature)
It’s really silly, however the Doris Day song Que Sera Sera comes to mind,
Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be
Life is still the same here in Bali.
I am writing, advertising our gorgeous Villa and enjoying the quiet time here in Paradise.
I am also spending a considerable amount of my time advocating through social media.
I am bewildered about the horrendous situation that is unfolding on Manus Island where 600 men are starving because of a political nightmare, in regards to their human right to seek asylum as described in a article written by the New York Times.
I have been following the progress of the refugees for years, admiring the humanitarian work by the not for profit organisation, ASRC, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre .
I feel an overwhelming sadness at the unfathomable circumstances that can be allowed to transpire in today’s age.
I wholeheartedly agree with Russell Crowe,
It really is a fabulous time to be here in Bali, there is always something extraordinary happening.
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