I took time off to visit Bali again recently and well, this is not the story about me but this is about a new Malaysian friend i met during my recent visit to this tropical island. He came down to Bali 4 to 5 times in a year and he knows very well the Bali landmarks and tourist location and this time , he flew for free attending a fully sponsored friend's wedding with beach theme concept. If not for this special celebration , he definitely be back to Bali at that frequent interval anyway.
I did ask him WHY BALI AGAIN ? and AGAIN ? . Aren't u feel bored ????
He replied to me with a saddened note :
" We used to walk together by the beach, holding hands and Bali was where we spent our time knowing each other closely, BAli was the place where we witnessed the beautiful sunset ever of Tanah LOt, BAli was where we smiled seeing the dolphins in Lovina, BAli was where we serenade our love in the quiet and tranquil Ubud..... and eventhough we are no longer together, being in Bali is another way of HOPE that things can reconcile between us , i can feel the presence !! "
I WAS TOUNGE-TIED , words of wisdom from a loyal person ,and before we departed after enjoying the delicious Indonesian style nasi goreng , I said to him..." there will be another person who will come and knock on your door and say helllo and open up your heart again and you just have to wait and if Bali is so special to you, keep coming back here !!"
From that time on, i know that we are going to be good buddy when we are back to Malaysia , sharing stories about life and motivating each other. Frankly speaking, i had a deja-vu that we have known each other for more than 10 years...ha ha