Balinese

What is it about Bali…

My ♥Bali…

Bali is an island drenched in incredibly diverse things to see: each highlighting stunning natural spaces and stirring, artistic mediums.

I swoon at the stone sculptures, ceremonial dances, occasions and offerings, ornate wood carvings, fabrics, gardens, architecture, music and paintings.

The innate beauty of long sweeping coastlines, cliffs, terraced rice paddies, calm seas and picturesque volcanoes are all inspiring.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Balinese people are warm, polite, humble and welcoming.

What is it about Bali that calls your name?

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Heaven Awaits

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Countdowns for Launch of Indonesia’s first Heavenly Spa by Westin

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is counting down the remaining days to the official launch of Indonesia’s first Heavenly Spa by Westin™. An integrated wellness center, the Spa is located within a new wing of the Resort and, according to its Creators, is determined to take personal indulgence on the island of Bali to unparalleled heights.

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Heavenly Spa by Westin™ is a nature-inspired sanctuary for total body, mind and spirit renewal. It will offer a nurturing menu that combines traditional spa services and ancient healing practices with a unique holistic approach to wellness. Comprehensive facilities include 16 contemporary treatment rooms and a luxury hair spa.

Key to the therapeutic benefits of all treatments are separate “his”and “hers” thermal facilities, which will include hydro-pools, salt-wall saunas and steam rooms. Guests will also be encouraged to unwind prior to spa rituals. An inner relaxation lounge acts as a pre and post treatment area with elixirs and SuperFoodsRX snacks.

Exclusive to Heavenly Spa by Westin™ are customized wet treatment facilities with a chromatherapy shower. Chromatherapy incorporates the use of colored lights in the shower, utilizing specific colors and combinations of color to create soothing effects.

‘Purifying’ treatments will include clay infusions in the steam room designed specifically for the wet rooms.

A daily holistic activity calendar will focus on meditation, yoga, Bangau Putih and Balinese rituals. With a semi-open Wellness Platform, dedicated programs and visiting practitioners will be available to serve both in-house guests and outside visitors

Heavenly Spa by Westin™ will open in early December 2013. Direct street access and ample parking is available for the convenience of outside visitors.

# Special Pre-opening offer:

http://heavenlyspabali.com/preopening-offer

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Why is this man named Ketut?

THE BALINESE NAME PROCESS MADE EASY

Did you know there are only 4 first names on Bali.

1: Wayan (pronounced “Why-Ann”)
2: Made (pronounced “mah-DAY”)
3: Nyoman
4: Ketut

Every Balinese child is simply named by his or her order of birth. If a family has more than 4 children, they start from the top of the list again, regardless of sex.  If nothing else, it makes naming ones children easy.  Lol.

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There are variations on this theme however.  The first born child could alternately be name Putu (though that name is traditionally reserved only for upper cast families).

The second child could be named Kadek instead of Made.

The third child could be Komang, or even NgNga (a very rural name) instead of Nyoman.

The fourth child however (and multiples of 4th) is destined to be Ketut, and only Ketut.

Just to make things interesting, a first born could also be called Gede.  A first born girl could be Iluh (pronounced El loo).

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What would your name have been if you had been born in Bali?
My name would be Made!

 

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