Archive for December, 2010

Day 365

WELL, WELL, GOOD-BYE TO 2010 Which had to end as every day’s daylight must end, giving us some beautiful sunsets. I trust for all of my friends, 2010 also had a beautiful ending, and that the New Year will be a year of joy, peace, love, and a deeper understanding of God our Creator.
Bali, Indonesia near Hotel Lumbung Damuh- Dec 2010

Bay of Bengal – Sonderbans, Bangladesh – 2007

Hannah and Sarah Jennings

Minaret as seen from our rooftop – Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

From Malumghat Hospital Compound – May 2010

Day 364

ALICE READING IN THE EVENING in the relaxing area beneath our lumbung. We stayed at Hotel Lumbung Damuh for the last five nights in Bali, including Christmas Eve and Christmas. It was a very relaxing place, with the background of the waves hitting the shore just 30 yards from our lumbung (Balinese style home on pillars)!

THE PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS IN KUALA LUMPUR, in Malaysia. I was laying down on the street for this photo. I was out walking and couldn’t get a good view, so I hired a taxi driver to take me to the twin towers for the photo. I said, I don’t want to be too close or too far away, so I could get a nice shot of them lit up at night. Lo and behold, he drove to and parked right across the street from them. Like I said, to get a good shot I had to get down as low as possible and shoot up! I think it was worth the cab fare.

The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or KLCC) are skyscrapers and twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but remain the tallest twin buildings in the world.[5]The building is the landmark of Kuala Lumpur with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

Day 362

LADY PICKING HOT PEPPERS along Lake Batur, in Bali, Indonesia.

HERE ARE THE GUYS that greeted us at the airport in Bali, Indonesia.

Day 360

THE SURF POUNDING THE ROCKS on the shore of Bali, Indonesia!

Day 359

HERE I AM ON THE COAST OF Bali, Indonesia, where we are spending nine days.  We did have Christmas dinner at a nice restaurant last evening.  Of course I have to give credits to my dear wife, Alice, for this photo!

Day 358

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS!  We are having a relaxing day here in Bali, Indonesia, reading books, editing photos, taking photos, enjoying good food, etc.  Photos were taken at airport in Kuala Lumpur on our way from the U.S. A. to Dhaka in September.


CHRISTMAS EVE!!!! We hope all our friends around the world have a great Christmas Eve, and of course a special Christmas Day.  I think Alice is missing not having the family together for Christmas. I had a whole grilled snapper for supper and Alice had Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice with veg and chicken and fried egg and sate!  It was take-out from Cafe Nyoman near the Hotel Lumbung Damuh. I confess my two Diet Pepsi’s cost as much as Alice’s meal!  The snapper was 75,000 Ind. Rupiah ($8.30!)  It was late afternoon before we realized it was Christmas Eve, so we decided to celebrate!  There is a Resort restaurant next door that had a special meal this evening for $60 per plate.  We ate our take-out enjoying their Christmas music: Jingle Bells, etc. some hymns  as well as some old John Denver era songs!    Not sure when the music will end, but it is soothing and nostalgic. With the music and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach it is a nice way to spend Christmas with your best friend!  And no snow to shovel!!! I had to add that for my Ohio friends.  I also heard that Europe will be having a very white Christmas!

I can’t stop with one photo, so I’ll add a sunset photo over the bay.

Day 356

LAKE BATUR VOLCANO WHICH WE climbed on December 22.  We were up at 3:30, and started hiking around 4:20.  We had breakfast at the top and were back down and to the Cottage by 9:30 am.

Day 355

THE CANOPY BED IN OUR ROOM AT Baruna Cottages along Lake Batur, in Bali, Indonesia!  The room rate is $35 including breakfast!!  We arrived here late on the 20th of December.  We plan to spend 4 nights here.


Day 354

ALICE IS HERE AT “SUBWAY” restaurant eating her egg and tuna sub sandwich for breakfast.  We came back later and bought subs to eat either at the airport or enroute to Bali.  We are currently in a coffee shop called Cafe Espresso, eating out $2 subs, while I drank my $3 cup of capuccino coffee! 🙂 Don’t tell anyone.  Our flight leaves in 1 hour and 8 minutes.  We’ll catch up with you in Bali!