Puri Mas Christmas Dance-Off

This year was a special Christmas for me as it was the first Christmas that I have spent with my parents in the last 4 years.  It was wonderful being at the Puri Mas resort as they had the whole day planned out for the guests with many different Christmas events.  The morning starting with a champagne brunch and lots of traditional Indonesian sweets and cakes as desserts.  Meanwhile Christmas music such as Frosty the Snowman and I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas were playing at full volume which somehow made the experience just that much more festive since it was 85 degrees and we were melting from the humidity. 

Sipping Champagne and wishing our family and friends from around the world a Merry Christmas via Skype and email. 

We then spent the afternoon relaxing by the pool and I snuck away for a Tibetan bowl massage which is said to alleviate prolonged physical and emotional pains, and improves the overall condition of your body through sound.  I found it incredibly relaxing and put me in such a peaceful and mellow mood for the day.

Later all the guests convened in the ballroom for a cocktail hour and to watch a beautiful dancer perform a traditional Indonesian bird dance.

Indonesian Bird Dance from Lynn Wood on Vimeo.

That evening we had a multi course dinner with several hours of dancing as entertainment.  The dancers were all staff members at Puri Mas which was impressive.  The guy from accounting was dancing next to the laundry guy who was dancing next to the bug exterminator (nicknamed "the killer") and everyone was having an incredible time.

Puri Mas staff dancing from Lynn Wood on Vimeo.

We also watched some traditional Indonesian dances and Indonesian stick fighting.

Traditional Lombok Dance - Puri Mas from Lynn Wood on Vimeo.

Later all of the guests were so inspired by the dancing we were somehow cajoled onto  the dance floor a lead through an enthusiastic rendition of "Hands Up, Baby Hands Up".  As you can see Kingsley and I are (NOT) naturals...

Hands Up - Lombok Puri Mas Dance from Lynn Wood on Vimeo.

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