Name:Miss Nyoman Soladi
Place of work:Dunkin Donuts, Jalan Legian.
Where were you the evening the bombing happened? What were you doing?:
I was working with 4 staff at the store which closes at midnight.
Did you know anyone who died or was injured? When was the last time you saw them?:
All the staff were injured. I thought it was a blast, not a bomb. The large side windows exploded inwards, spraying glass everywhere. My friend at Dunkin Donuts had her front teeth blasted out and her arms cut. Myself and the staff ran into the street, strangers helped us out. Everyone is running in the street. I’m stunned and somehow run to the Bounty bar. Someone there helps me. I don’t realise what is going on and somebody took me to the police station where I made a report. Then I was taken by motorcycle to the hospital in Denpasar and had the cuts on my head and stomach treated. There were mostly foreigners and some locals injured. I could see the bones coming through their legs and people with open abdomens. The doctor told me to keep my eyes closed so not to be scared.
I went home that night.
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What did you do in the days following the bombing?:
A day afterwards I knew it was a bomb. I didn’t come back to Kuta for a month and a half, although I visit the hospital everyday for 2 weeks. I finally came back to Kuta for a ceremony.
How has the bombing affected your life and the lives of those around you?:
I feel traumatic about being back in Kuta. During the bomb blast everything was dark and being injured is my worst memory. I don’t like loud noises, surprises or the dark now.
What would you like to say to the people who did this?:
I want you to be punished by the government. I would like to cut them with a knife and pour lemon juice on them. Torture them.
What would you say to tourists considering coming to Bali?:
Bali is safe. The bombers are caught by police. I hope Bali is busy again.
Do you think the bomb was God’s way of telling the people in Bali they are doing something wrong?:
The bomb was not a curse from God, it was a human thing.