Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Hari Natal from Bali
Living in a mainly Hindu and Muslim country means Christmas (Hari Natal) is not celebrated. However, many Balinese merchants do their part to help us expats get in the spirit and hopefully spend more money. There are some crazy looking pohon Natal (Christmas trees) around town. This one happens to be at the Kalimantan restaurant, across the street, where I enjoy a Bali Kopi, everyday. It is fake or plastique, leans to the right, has lots of foil garland, a few red ornaments, some cotton that is suppose to resemble snow and an exposed tree stand. My favorite part is the lowest strand of lights that hangs almost to the ground. Saya cinta pohon kecil ini.