Feb 5th, 2009 - Today I met up with Ketut again (see Jan 27th). He had offered to take me to a cremation ceremony and although I was hesitant at first my Bali Aga Death Extravaganza pushed me over the hump. I doubt this could be more morbid. Well, it didn’t happen. Apparently, there was a scheduling conflict with another ceremony so the cremation was postponed until Feb 14th. I am not sure I really understand that. Where is the recently deceased being stored?
Ketut drove my motorbike while I rode on the back. I don’t think he trusts my driving. Who could blame him? It was refreshing to find a Balinese person driving cautiously and with deliberation. They do exist.