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....friday.....thank god it's friday......wait everyday is friday......well thank god anyway.....stitches out today.....quick right?......6 days ago I was a bloody mess.....literally......now just a mess and no more blood.....anyhow....Petey has training at 8am at the internet cafe......lots of new techniques this week that I've missed out on......on my way over to the ninja turtle training center/cafe/internet hot spot/dojo/villa/MASH unit.....yes today MASH has been added to the growing list of Big Jims Corner Spot......I sense a little attitude towards me from a house guest....now said guest has alienated herself from Petey and the boss of ninja headquarters AJ Tweedie.....so she has been on her own for awhile....It started with a lecture about how we drive the motorbikes.....now this is a touchy subject.....the simple solution is if you do not like riding on the back......rent your own bike for a dollar twenty five a day....or a car for a hundred something a month.....if you go slow or fast or really fast.....you are in indonesia.....there is no speed limit.....there are no traffic laws, or any of the rest of the 1st world bullshit like congestion charge, parking tickets, traffic tickets or fines.....all that stuff.....is a way for the respective governments to rob their citizens and squander that money elsewhere.........it's easy for me to get sidetracked......rant about this and that....if you ride a bike you will lay it down at some point......so be in control of your own destiny and go as slow or fast as you want.....don't bitch about it......take action.....needless to say I had a chat, sorted out a bunch of bullshit......cleared the air a bit.....I hate drama....and it's been in my house for a 10 days... this guest has ruined it for the whole class so to speak......sidetracked again...anyhow  showed up late to the "Compound" where training was well under way, and it didn't look easy on this friday the 23rd of April 2010.......after training(I am still on injured reserve, big jim made me bring a doctors note.....)it was eggs on toast......a bit of aussie news......and then jim busted out the medical supplies and dr.john went to work on pete.....to remove the stitches in his arm.....the doctor visit would have been $25 or $30 U.S.Dollars......john has removed over a hundred stitches in his medical career....mostly his own.....he removed some from big jim too.....I think.....anyhow......not a peep out of pete.....seems to have went successfully.......pete headed for the D&D(dunkin donuts) for some skype time with the misses and a coffee and donut....I stayed at the compound for a bit.....then went home packed up the camera and went to D&D......then to immigration to pick up paperwork.....now Pete and I are going to try to navigate through the visa proess by ourselves just to see how much red tape is involved....and can it be done without bribing anybody......it's indonesia so this will be an interesting exercise.....then to the airport so petey can plan his exit strategy with EVA Air and an "open ticket".....then....SNAFU(I am sure you all know what this acronym means.....now hollywoodhoy is a "Family" web-site and we try to keep the swearing, the naked pictures, the inappropriate stories, and all the rest of the mischievous non-sense that our heads tell us to do.....to an absolute minimum)anyhow.....at EVA......the minions......had pete on the edge  of frustration.....he was about to snap.....so I put on my problem solving hat......and we worked through every twist and turn and hurdle they threw at him.......satisfied......we left......now I sat threw pete's D&D chaT......problem solved and got a result at EVA.....just to be abandoned by him.....1/2 way through the journey......he headed back to the Bukit......I understand the traffic and the mental BS he just went through to get a result...he had enough....he was off to home sweet home......not me.....i was off to warung murah for a nice veggie lunch.....to seans to pick up my memory stick, that I left there yesterday.....I had 2 hours till the doctor......can't remember where it is.......and it just started with the lightening and thunder......great......well it was a wet ride to Denpasar......with the camera...computer...slip on vans full of water.....and all the rest of it......needless to say I didn't stop at any of the stores I wanted to stop at.....like the electronics shop....and Remo.....as it was poring...and at this point I was focused on finding the f-ing doctor and getting back to the bukit....it was a bit of a chore.....i ended driving about for an hour plus before I pulled over borrowed a pen and called BIMC....once I had the address....finding it was a new challenge....20 minutes later and pulling over and asking 15 different people....It all started to look familar.....then I had it.......I was 5 minutes late only to find out that Dr. Riasa was running late....15 minutes later he was there and 10 minutes after that I was stitch free a bit of tape.....I was on my way to the bukit.....for a Bandung(one of our local dinner haunts) and  home......long day off the hill.....

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Traffic Laws

Now wait a minute!!! There must be traffic laws in Indonesia. I recall paying several fines for various violations: "Driving While Foreign", "Driving Past a Cop Who's Rent is Due", "Driving Without Purchasing My Fake Driver's License From the Tourist Police". There are all kinds of laws as I recall. 

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$1.25 a day for a scooter?

$1.25 a day for a scooter? That's cheaper then when I was there. Must be the difference of season??? Anyhoo...looking forward to coming out there in August...with my boy : )

I'll need a soft top...

Hope you're healing up well. maybe scrape free for a while, yeah?

Tell everyone hi from me, k?