Saturday, July 30, 2011

Made Tanou Onederful (aka Reginald Hochmuth)

Made Tanou, compleat with unicycle sticking out of his backpack, about to leave the temple

The whole world meets at Ibu Kade's warung which is where we met 'Made Tanou' (not his real name but an honorific given to him by the Balinese), a charming 24-year old Austrian 'Taugenichts' who seems to live on a dollar a day - and possibly less. He sleeps in the nearby Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Temple's dormitory (no set price but a donation is appreciated), picks his own vegetables from the surrounding fields and has them cooked by Ibu Kade for a nominal charge. Here's a video clip of him at the nearby hot springs:

In this manner, he has lived and extensively travelled through Burma and India, and is now already in his second month in Bali.

Keep it up, Made Tanou! As Mark Twain wrote, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."

P.S. Made Tanou (or whatever your real name is), if you read this, email us as we would like to hear how the rest of your trip went.

Reginald Hochmuth contact tanouenergywork[AT]