Today is our last night in the Villa before going back to Canberra tomorrow evening.
We all got invited for lunch at my aunt’s place in Pamogan, Denpasar. Before lunch I went to fix my hair at Yopie salon in Galleria mall in Denpasar.
It was interesting to hear how the hairdressers & beauticians greet their friends when they meet them.
A: Hi, it’s been a while we haven’t meet! I saw you on Facebook all the time, you can make spaghetti already! Your cheeks look puffy & fat..
B: oh really? .. ha ha it’s all because I’m really happy. You look like a balloon now (means you look fat). Your face is swollen…
A: your skin is still white & after a while in Bali, you’ll have a dark skin like mine.
B: ouch.. I don’t want that, maybe I won’t be going out much then..
They went on & on commenting on the physical attributes of each other and their friends.
My family always without fail tell me that I look fat or really fat everytime I meet them.
This might seem strange to non-Indonesians but it doesn’t mean that they are mean but it means that they care and pay attention to your well being.
This is what I wore to the mall & met my aunt+family earlier today:
– dress from ASOS
– sandals & sunnies from Charles&Keith
– bag from BCBG Max Azria
– earrings from Venice, Italy