Fast forward 14 years. If I'm visiting Ken and Mayumi in Jakarta, I HAVE to stretch out to Bali which I could never afford to. The more I research however, the more it seems to be a very popular destination for Australian surfers and Asian tourists and I become hesitant. Maybe a short trip to the island would suffice. Then a thought comes to my mind and I hit up Cliff online, which really is kinda rude for I have not been in touch with him for ages. He is kind enough to reply with the info that Maria is en route to Bali as we speak. I LOSE MY SHIT. Upon gettting in touch with her she tells me she is studying with one of the best Gander masters and can hook me up with a lesson with him. I CANT EVEN.
It had already begun, and it might never stop.