As I reminisce about my time spent in Bali, there are so many things that I want to write about; however, I am not sure where to begin. Every aspect of my time spent there was filled with beautiful memories that I want to remember and record. Walking to class every morning on school days, taking road trips across Bali Island on the weekends, spending afternoons in a botanical garden learning about different plants and herbs, and exchanging knowledge on folding cranes are only among the few memories out of the many that I want to share.
During my time in Bali, I learned many lessons that impacted my life and transformed how I view the world. I learned that time is more valuable beyond measure. As Saint Augustine said, “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Upon my return home, my friends asked me, “How was your trip to Bali?” I answered, “Five week is long enough to meet and make friends; however, it is not long enough to say goodbye.”
Bali was a beautiful place; nevertheless, it was the people that captured my heart.
-Por You Jennifer Lim