I awoke to the sound of roosters. The 2 next door crowed sometimes in unison, sometimes alternating, performing their own version of e-mail with other roosters in the area. I can usually go back to sleep but today felt more awake and got up.
Sean was stirring and as soon as we showered we were heading down the alleys of Jalan Drupadi to Jalan Seminyak and Cafe Moka.
I’ve been frequenting this place over the last couple of weeks and like the simplicity of coffee and bread and the price…11,000rp ( $1.30 ).
Cafe Moka is a real expat hangout and caters to an international mixture, including French, Italian and American customers. When we arrived there were only a couple of other customers, the motorcycle parking area which is usually full was almost deserted. Sean commented that the majority of people here stay out late and probably go to bed about 6am on Sunday morning.
Seeing Sean again is like having an old friend over. Meeting people everyday and moving along with our projects it seems time flies.
The outside temperature was still pleasant, the sun not having had a chance yet to heat up the air and the breeze wafting in from the ocean.
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Sean and I decided to take a stroll down to the beach at the Oberoi hotel. Walking the streets in the area we saw local activities that make for interesting photos, including bicycle washing, palm branch clearing and a group of workers who were busy fixing up a new temple-like a structure.
The Oberoi is a nicer hotel catering to European and Australian tourists. We sat at a beachside table and ordered a couple of cappuccinos. We discussed the interviews that I had been conducting and how my relations with some of the local businesses are going to work.
There was this old guy in front of us who was enjoying his Sunday morning by doing some stretches and going for a paddle.
The temperature had by now started to get up there so we strolled back through Jalan Drupadi and picked up our laptops.
After some work at Global Extreme we watched the Tyson fight which by some fluke was on tv.
Okay….that lasted about 1 minute 30 seconds. I think this ‘fight’ was a sham. Tyson connected one time and the guy went down and stayed down. I think it’s a case of a guy getting his payday and saying to himself ‘I don’t want to take more than one hard punch today’.
Anyway we might head to the beach for a while.