Ubud: decisions, decisionsNoticed how prolific I become as a blogger, when I'm on vacation? There's tons to write about and since I'm by myself, this is the best way to tell everybody at once, in a condensed manner, what's going on with me. So, here's my second entry of the day!
I decided to go for the mandi susu, which is similar to the mandi lulur, except that you get a milk bath. I've never had a milk bath before and I like to say that I've tried it once. So off I went. Now, this is my first professional massage ever so I must say that I wasn't prepared for the first twenty minutes. It was agonizing! No, I mean, it was good but I am also very ticklish and she was touching the right spots to make me jump. I think I was very tense as well. I didn't know how tense my calf muscles were until she worked on them and it hurt (but in a good way). I loved the warm honey and milk that was "painted" on me. It smelled so good that I couldn't resist, and so when she wasn't looking, I took a lick. It tasted like starch.
The bath was heavenly, lots of frangipani and other fragant flowers in a warm bath. I stayed in the bath until my finger tips became wrinkled and I decided it was time to get out. Great experience but one thing I'd avoid is the face massage. The massage felt great but I'm worried that the oils used would make me breakout because I have such sensitive skin.
After the massage, I was sipping the offered tea and there was a travel mag in front of me. Guess what was on the front cover? Lombok! The article was about the crater lake in Lombok and the pictures were so amazing. The forest look so lush! I was so excited at the thought of visiting the volcano lake in Lombok, that I made my decision then and there, to go with Richardo to Lombok. I felt so relieved having made my decision that I walked down Monkey Forest Road with a huge smile on my face.
I figure, even if the other pasar is cheaper than the one in Ubud, you're still paying for the ride. The rice paddies and Batur lake is intriguing but hey, it seems kinda easy to take that way out. As much as Richardo can irritate me sometimes, he is very intriging in his own hippy way. I figure, at least give him a couple of days - like Lets said, if he gets really annoying, ditch him and go my own way. In any event, I'd feel like a third wheel with the couple, despite their niceness.
I feel regret leaving Ubud though. Simply love the losmen and my balcony!!!! But I am getting too relaxed here and I want to push myself further.
Don't laugh but in attempt to see whether I've made the right decision, I checked out cainer.com and it said:
The most intelligent way to resolve your current dilemma is not necessarily the most attractive way. You have to ask yourself, do you want something that looks good - or something that actually works? You are putting off a choice. You keep hoping that if you ignore something or someone, events will unfold in such a way as to free you from the need to think. That's probably true. They most likely will. But then you will have to think about what has happened and whether you like it. And that may not be so easy.
It's a bit confusing.. but it's spot-on about me putting off choices because it frees me from the need to think. I'm rather terrible that way.
Nice guy as he is, Richardo doesn't seem to be "something that looks good" so that makes him "something that actually works". Ok, I know, taking advice from a horoscope is plain scary but most of the time, it's just plain common sense. I'd give him a couple of days and he pisses me more, I'd ditch him. mwaah ha haaa.
I am loving every single day in Bali!!! Can you tell? You gotta try this on your own - I think the experiences are more amazing.