emilyvaldez Here is the little boy I mentioned in my last post holding the photo I took of him 3 years ago. Ahhh he was so embarrassed but loved it at the same time. Moments I will always cherish. PC: @caseykaui 12h

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emilyvaldez One of my absolute favorite moments in Nusa Lembongan! I printed photos to give to the villagers that I had taken over the last five years. Everyone crowded around me while I was passing them out and I came to one photo of this little boy with a huge smile, but no teeth. Everyone immediately erupted with laughter and I looked up and he was in front of me now with two huge teeth! He grabbed the photo and ran away laughing (you can see him in the bottom left corner). Such a cool moment filled with joy! Thank you @caseykaui for capturing it!!!! I'll post his photo with the photo later. 17h
  •   marielwiley Moments like that are what make life worthwhile 17h
  •   akashamodesta Indonesians LOVE to see and keep photos because they never really take any themselves 17h
  •   jolietak Em this is so awesome :) 16h
  •   breeanakawailehua This picture made my heart so happy 12h
  •   dotnut2014 this is a brilliant photo! 11h
  •   katisarihelena This made me cry abit Emily..in a funny way I love how you roll in life and pass joy to everyone lots of loveeee 9h

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emilyvaldez In 2011 I met @davinjaime for the first time on this island (Nusa Lembongan). We both made a very bad impression, I thought he was a snob and he thought the same of me. In 2012 we were both surfing Desert Point in Lombok but I completely forgot who he was. He tried to be all smooth in the water, and I was oblivious. In 2013 we were finally together and moved to Indonesia for 6 months to pioneer a faith community. Now, in 2014 we are back where we first met and I'm so incredibly blessed to have @davinjaime by my side. We have so much fun, all the time. Indonesia would not be the same without you now! I love you! Go kill it in Japan. PC: @caseyliu 2d

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emilyvaldez It's been so fun showing friends around Bali for the first time, reminds me of the magic I felt when I first came. @ajablanco @caseykaui 3d

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emilyvaldez Baby Bali Barrels 4d

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emilyvaldez We went to my friend Desi's house and she insisted I sit in her plastic hammock as she swung me back and forth as hard as she possibly could. I thought I was gonna flip over a few times PC: @caseykaui 5d

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emilyvaldez I'm so inspired by how happy the people are in Bali. How could they not be? They are constantly surrounded by family and friends. Even if other areas are lacking (money) relationships are what make up for it. When i ask if someone is happy I'm constantly given the response, "yes, very simple life". Bahagia setiap hari. 6d

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emilyvaldez Happy 4th of July from Bali!Cannot believe we both haven't been in the USA to celebrate this day in 5 years!! Still we are extremely thankful to live in a country founded on God and Freedom. Yewwww @davinjaime 7d

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emilyvaldez @davinjaime and I got matching tattoos 1w

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emilyvaldez Took a boat to a super deep and murky spot to swim with the giant mantas. The waves and current were a bit strong but our captain didn't seem to notice because he said, "quick jump off the boat big manta" so of course we did. PC: @caseykaui 1w

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emilyvaldez Last day in Lembongan saying bye to everyone around the island. Gonna miss this village. 1w

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emilyvaldez When I travel my favorite thing to do is observe how the locals live. I've been coming to this village for 5 years and am so inspired by the people here. I watch them work so hard on their seaweed farms, and go home to their little huts all very close to one another. But they are some of the happiest people I have ever met, and they treat everyone like family. So inspired by these people and absolutely live seeing other ways of life besides the corporate world. 2w

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emilyvaldez Finding new waves on my favorite little island off Bali with @caseykaui @ajablanco and @davinjaime 2w

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emilyvaldez My girls!!!! So excited to be in the village I love. Saddens me so much that it's getting smaller and smaller because of all the new hotels. But I'm enjoying my time with these amazing people while I can. 2w

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emilyvaldez Sunset sesh, I love Bali. 2w

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emilyvaldez Absolutely so thankful for this family. We spent such an amazing night eating and hanging out, trying to communicate as best we can, but simply enjoying the company of close friends. I'm so humbled by their constant generosity, and genuine friendship. 3w
  •   katdee__ Hey come to cashew tree Thursday? xx 3w
  •   emilyvaldez @katdee__ yes we will try!! We have a birthday party but hopefully not late 2w

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emilyvaldez Got a few during the last swell. Thanks @fromthewoodsproductions for the shot! 3w

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emilyvaldez Second favorite beach in the world 3w

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emilyvaldez Today 3w

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