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  • Writer's picturePatisserie Luce

New Beginnings + Updates

(So long SG, hello Bali)

Hello digital universe. It's been too long.

I am sorry for my absence, life got into the way.

We have just moved to Ubud, Bali, Indonesia three weeks ago for my husband's work.

It's been a rollercoaster ride coming here, but the good thing is, we are here.

Ubud is 400 meters above sea level in an mountainous area. As a result, it is not too hot and can even get a bit chilly at night. It is something that I really appreciate after being scorched to death by the Singapore sun daily for the past 2 years.

I like it here as it is an incredibly spiritual and artistic place. You are surrounded by nature and you can find all kinds of new age healing and yoga classes here. Spa/massage shops are everywhere like 7-eleven, there is always one next door.

But living here is different from visiting, and navigating through the cultural landscape as a foreigner comes with its challenges.

Luciano's Preschool in Ubud, Bali.

The first thing I did when we arrived was to help Luciano find a preschool (to safeguard the sanity of both mother and child).

In the end, we picked a school that is small and cozy albeit basic. Most of the toys are made from recycle materials and school itself is a very very simple place. But we love that this school promotes holistic learning with a focus of getting in touch with one's feelings and teaching children to be in harmony with their surroundings. Not to mention that the teachers are very loving and Luciano runs to the teachers every morning for a hug when he sees them.

Luciano running through the rice fields.

Many asked me if I will restart my baking business in Bali.

Right now I cannot say for sure as it is very difficult for foreigner to run a business here.

But I know I will not stop baking. Once we have fully settled down, I will figure out a way.

So for now, you will hear more about my daily thoughts and not so much of cakes...I hope its okay for you...

I have also started driving here and let me tell you its not for the faint hearted.

I have a rule that NO ONE TALKS while I am driving.

My brain hurts every time after I drove I am not kidding.

It take every single ounce of my concentration to navigate through those small roads with big trucks and motorcycles that are as unpredictable as my mood swings. (I once saw a motorcycle with over 20 chickens hanging upside down with their legs tied together.)

And so this is it I guess. Just a little update of my life here.

I will write more soon.

With love,

G xo

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