As usual when I open Safari on my Macbook the apple site comes first. Tonight, 9.14 pm the site just wowed me with the video created to celebrate 30th of the Mac! Wow! The video is super-duper stunning! And a thing that made me wowed again is the fact that it was created from iPhones! OMG. Find it here and you will agree why I’m among of Mac lovers :) Happy birthday Mac! Okay, now I’m trying to concentrate back to this page, trying hard enough to remind how I enjoyed Bali last year.
Sunset was another thing I had to see at my third day in Bali (apart of beaches for sure). If on our second day I and my sister went to Ubud, Jimbaran was the main goal we had to achieve. And RockBar was the only place we wanted to spend for golden hour. It was started with a plan to visit Warung Itali for breakfast. Warung Itali is a good place to have a meal on a budget yet do not underestimate with the food. Some people say there is nothing special with their food (well, especially if they’re serious foodies!) but with a budget, Warung Itali isn’t a bad place to explore Italian food. Many expatriates from Italy love to spend their lunch time there though. Unfortunately when we went there at 9am it hadn’t opened yet (my flatmate here told me they open by 9am on business day and I believe cause he spent almost six years in Bali!).
When I realised that we couldn’t get any breakfast at Warung Itali our plan had changed. We went straight to Tanah Lot one of well-known tourist icon located at Tabanan. On our way to Tanah Lot, I was trying to capture any single thing along the road. The morning vibe, the sunshine, the people, the air. After 20km far we arrived there and suddenly realized that my sister looked so blithesome after she woke up from her sleep (gah!). Tanah Lot offered us to feel the warm breeze and the rush of the blue ocean which was true made our day. There’s always something peaceful by seeing blue ocean and accidentally, a little memory came out on my head when I stepped at Tanah Lot again.
Such a throwback thirteen years ago when I had a vacation on my last year in junior hi school. I pretty remembered I saw many friends of mine were taking picture busily while I just stand and tried to enjoy the view and waves without a camera in my hand. I found myself too abashed to beg my friends to snap me with their camera. I couldn’t believe that year I didn’t have any chance to frame my memory through one picture. I was a poor. Then when I stepped at Tanah Lot last year I tried to drop my camera as much as I could. I chose to enjoy the breeze and the blue rather than snapped more photographs. Hope these iPhone pictures could share a little different memory from thirteen years ago.
On the picture above I was listening one of my fav song ever, Good Life, while I was sitting on the cliff and staring to the ocean.
After we spent two hours at Tanah Lot, we went back to the hotel around 1.30 pm to prepare ourselves for RockBar. By 3pm we started going to Jimbaran assuming that one hour was enough to reach there from Kuta. RockBar is located along coastline of Ayana Resort&Spa Bali. I have read on some blogs that there is always long queue starts from 4 pm due to sunset is a busiest time in RockBar. When we arrived at 4pm we were snappy to get the line. Fortunately what we were thinking before was wrong, the queue wasn’t long and we stand at front line. It is another experience to reach RockBar with the lift but unfortunately the lift was under construction made us couldn’t use it and that was meant we couldn’t enjoy the view of Rock Bar from top. If you open this site you’ll know how’s magical.
I was pulled a long face for that yet I didn’t make it such a big deal. I didn’t my mood changed just because of the lift. I was trying to concentrate myself to feel the breeze, the tranquil ocean, and the horizon when I was on the queue. It was simply amazing that my mind peacefully relaxed. Picture number two was the only iPhone snap from Ayana Resort I took before we went straight to Rock Bar.
Entering RockBar we got our seat and started to chill ourselves. Two glass of fresh juices we chose (we don’t drink!) quite made us chiller for a while. 4pm-ish the skies was so clear and the sun was still too bright even the black umbrella that we got from the usher couldn’t chill us. An hour flew, by 5pm we felt the loungish-kind-of and the golden hour we waited for finally had come. We enjoyed the ocean, the orangish shine, the breeze, the jazz, and a little snack. My friend Putri commented when I posted a picture of our snack on my Instagram. She commented why I just had fried plantain in RockBar with our beer? Ha! She was kidding me :)
Here how the sunset looked like.
It was one of the most beautiful golden hour I’ve seen in entire 2013. Sounds exaggerated yet it was true. Peaceful. Serene. When sunset went down the ambiance at Rock Bar slightly changed into cozy and lounge evening. About four hours in RockBar we ended the day with blessed.
P.S. I’ll try to end this post as soon as possible, will manage my me-time for the last one, Bali Part III.