WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
Who am I?
I’m Vyt. For six years I was a minor cog in a complex, well-meaning but deeply flawed machine (a university in Australia, actually) where I used to help design eLearning courses. Before that, I ran a recording technology training centre for 25 or so years. Wonderful times.
I no longer choose to work in a learning institution. I no longer believe they are all that relevant to learning. Life paints on a much broader canvas, its chaotic vistas shaped by both energy and entropy – and it is unconstrained by a frame. I like to watch it at work. I like to watch people learning, and to work out how they do it. I like to learn.
Where am I?
I moved to Bali to live in June 2009. Yes, I’m one of those expats. Forget about being a 20+ times visitor here – being an expat is different. I’ve been here for nearly 3 years now, and I still have a lot to learn. This blog records my impressions of expat life in Bali. Some of my posts might be close to the truth of life here; others will be judged as too narrow, too whiny, or just inaccurate. Let me know which of my posts have slipped off the reality track by commenting. Opinions are good, both mine and yours. All are valid.
My goal is to continue exploring the broader nature of life and learning while in Bali. While not without its problems, Bali is generally a wonderfully pleasant, eclectic and tolerant environment. Here I believe it is possible for me to bring balance back into a life which, in Australia, was slowly being crushed by petty regulations, overly-zealous social engineering and a preponderance of do-gooders who fanatically believe they know best. Time will tell …
Meanwhile, I will continue to live a life of sloth and gluttony here, while reflecting, writing, travelling, and generally having the time of my life. I’ve never been happier.