19 January: This morning just one Bandung Buntjy, with Dusty Springfield coiff, and Panda the ancient beach dog who greets me every morning and accompanies me down the beach to the raucous pondok merana coffee hut where men are men and dogs go unleashed. There are two men from Panatih,with a single post cremation (post nganyut ceremony) offering piled high with dadap leaves.
I just asked mrs Kiul the coffee stall propriety what the leaves signified just As someone pinched her bottom and she squawked "kuluk makatuk" (copulating puppies). Meanwhile, my dogs hv inexplicably become experts at digging for crabs!!