Month: July 2015

Photo Essay: Bali’s Rich Cultural Tradition

Is it really the case that without evil we cannot have good, that they’re two sides of the same coin and one cannot exist without the other? The same way that tourism can encourage the preservation of socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, it could also bring in foreign elements that are in conflict with their cultural, historical and religious heritage. The Balinese have long acknowledged that good cannot exist without evil, and thus strive to maintain a balance between the people’s rich cultural traditions, the pace of modern life and the powerful impact of western values. Owing much to the Balinese culture and traditions, life on the island is complemented with the evocative manifestations of their beliefs.

Sketchbook Saturday: The Curse

men·stru·a·tion /ˌmenstro͞oˈāSH(ə)n,menˈstrāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. the process in a woman of discharging blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until menopause, except during pregnancy. 2. a topic that is often avoided by society at large.