Today is Nyepi in Bali, the Balinese New Year. Two days ago, my school had an ogoh-ogoh parade. Ogoh-ogohs scare away your bad sins so that on Nyepi, you are safe from evil spirits. On Nyepi, you’re supposed to be silent, use no electricity and no gas for cooking. If your Banjar is so strict, you’re not allowed to do anything, not even work. You’re supposed to reflect. If your Banjar is not strict, then you’re allowed to do work, play, and sometimes watch tv. Banjars are the village councils in Bali. There are lots of little villages.
But Avik couldn’t keep silent. So for Nyepi, we all went to a hotel where we were allowed to make noise and turn on the lights. Avik was crazy running around and being noisy. I read a lot of Rainbow Fairy books. You can get them on Amazon.
Also, did you that know that this year is 1937 in the Balinese calendar?
Yesterday, my brother and I went to Bali’s Treetop Adventure Park. We had fun in the treetops. This was my second time, and my brother’s first time. I loved the ziplining because it’s like a slide but in the air.
It was a long drive home. On the way back, we stopped and picked strawberries. We had them with pancakes this morning.