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Erwin Arnada: Having the time of his life

  • Iman Mahditama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 25 2013   /  02:20 pm
Erwin Arnada: (JP/P.J. Leo)(JP/P.J. Leo)

Erwin Arnada: (JP/P.J. Leo)Erwin Arnada’s life has been one filled with dizzying highs and crushing lows and it seems that, these days, life is pretty great for him.

The veteran journalist currently resides with his wife, Hevie Ursulla Arnada, in Bali and describes his average day as consisting of “a lot of daydreaming, walking on the beach, playing with my huskies and taking care of my five-month pregnant wife”.

When he is not too busy doing all of that, he does research for future book and film projects. There are at least three in the pipeline.

He often goes deep into the island’s poor villages and talks to the local people to create portraits of Bali that are so far away from a paradise — just like what he did in preparing for his 2012 novel Rumah di Seribu Ombak (House of the Thousand Waves), which he then turned into a film.

Those experiences,...