In a quaint alleyway in Dewisita, Ubud, Bali, there is a small restaurant. It is called Sen San Warung, named after Pak Ketut San Di and his wife Ibuk Wayan Sen Li.
In a quaint alleyway in Dewisita, Ubud, Bali, there is a small restaurant. It is called Sen San Warung, named after Pak Ketut San Di and his wife Ibuk Wayan Sen Li.
Pak Sen and Ibuk San both had worked as cooks at another restaurant, where they met and fell in love. They started their own restaurant 10 years ago and have been running the place together since then. It has become a family business of sorts. Their youngest daughter, a high school student, helps at the restaurant regularly.
The warung has 5 tables – three inside and two outside – and is maybe 16 m²(177 ft²) large. The windows are decorated with old photographs of visitors, now faded by years of sunlight. They charm the place with a sense of timelessness.
The view looking out from the restaurant is limited, but provides glimpses into dramas of everyday life.
The joint is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, but the nature of running a restaurant can be somewhat repetitive and tedious. Pak Sen looks out the window, as though pondering about life other than that of a restaurateur.
Chores after chores. It's unending.
Magical transformation: Every once in a while, Pak Sen changes into Baliese traditional costume and plays musical instruments at Ubud Palace.
This restaurant is full of life's small beauties and stories.
Pak Sen and Ibuk San finally get to relax after a long and busy day's work, bantering with a neighbor.
Early morning, Pak San cleans floors of his warung. He's back to work as usual, and life goes on.