Next to our appartments is Mananas Corner, run by Made and her Husband Anan. Whenever you feel hungry, happy, sad, thirsty or just in a mood to talk, you met them. They offe
r you a small variety of dishes and fruits and it’s quite comfortable to have a Warung next to your place.
The 1st day in university, i met Made in the morning at round about 7 and i asked her for some fruits. She grabbed the lunchbox of her son, and prepared some fruit pieces for me and offered to prepare our breakfast whenever we tell her in the evening. What a lovely woman, isn’t she? So she is a next local person, making us feeeling lovely about the bali culture.
In the morning, she is preparing her offerings, like most balinese people do. It is called “Channa”, they get it mostly ready bought in some markets in the morning or prepare it on their own in the evening, and place them with a joss stick on different places in their surrounding. Once, i saw that she placed it at one of our scootys, to make us save. If you do believe in Karma, you feel very proud about it, getting some positive energy in terms of protection of a balinese.
Last night, Made went to a ceremony and borrowed my lipstick. I promised her to leave it here when i leave Bali. Her friend Tria Saputri made her Make Up and Hairs and Made looked so pretty that i had to take picture of her.
Made is 35, has 3 kids and was born in Denpasar. 1,5yrs ago, they opened Manana corner. Made comes from a traditional balinese family with 2 brothers. Tey grew up in Denpasar and she met Anan during work in Kudeta, when he was on vacation. When they wanted to marry, he had to convert to Hindusism, cause in Bali it’s not allowed to marry a person from a different religion.Every day, she drops her kids to school at around 7am and works all day in the Warung. In her free time, she loves to go for shopping or going to ceremonies and sundays she visits her parents. Earlier, she said, Bali was like a village without tourism, but later on when tourists came, it was easy to get a job in this field which most balinese did and liked. What she loves the most about Bali is that it’s so safe because balinese people believe in Karma and nobody dare’s to do something bad. Therefore you can explore a very strong community comfort and traditional ceremonies. Their believe is very unique, she says,”we believe what people cannot see, it’s a magical island cause we believe in animism.”
Animism is the worldview that non-human entities (animals, plants, and inanimate objects or phenomena) possess a spiritual essence.