Browse Month: August 2017

What to do when Couchsurfing in Jogja (Lots of awesome Pics!)

So I took a plane to Yogyakarta (otherwise known as Jogjakarta, Yogya, Ngayogyakarta or more simply, Jogja) scrapping my plans to go from East Java to West Java via train.  I did it because there was a biennial Couchsurfing event and I thought it would be a good place


The event was over three days but I got there a day before and I messaged the group and they immediately sorted me out with some free accommodation along with some other Couchsurfers.


The event itself was exactly what I thought it would be.  Good, old-fashioned, clean fun.  The first night we were treated to some shows by other Couchsurfers.  We saw various different performances of Silat, the Indonesian martial art, and, my word, the performances were fantastic with backflips in tow.  After we were treated to an animation depicting the poor Indonesians in North Java during the 1990’s economic crisis.  In that part of Indonesia, Dangdut music is very popular.  That night we all slept in bunk beds at the Youth Center and your bathroom was your standard bucket and water situation.


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Dancing with Hippies – Ecstatic Contact Dance


Jason! You’ve got the hair, you’ve got the look, when are you going to do some hippy shit, or play in a band?  Well, today is your lucky day.  This post is about how I joined the hippy community and did some weird hippy shit.


It all started when I did a free life coaching session (I was the client).   I got the word from the life coach that there was an Ecstatic Contact dance class at Paradiso, the local community space, and she was going.  With very little information I decided to give it a go.

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The Negative Effects of Screen Time and Tinder

So I reinstalled Tinder after a year after a Couchsurfer told me that it’s worth while doing in Bali.  For those that know me, you know that I hate Tinder.  It’s mainly because it doesn’t work for me.  I hardly get any matches and the ones I do get are just time wasters.


However, I reinstalled in Bali to great success.  But with success comes a dark side…


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