AYANA Zeitgeist

Translated from German, Zeitgeist means "the spirit of the moment", and is the key principle underpinning AYANA's service philosophy. Here, we share our inside tips and favorite haunts to help you experience the AYANA Zeitgeist.

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Erlida – ROLE Models culinary trainee at Padi Kitchen
“Do not be afraid of failing. Be afraid of not trying.” Erlida – ROLE Models culinary trainee at Pastry Kitchen.

Where are you from? Blitar, Java.

What do you think about this R.O.L.E program and how did you get the opportunity?
R.O.L.E is like a dream school. I cannot be proud about my educational background, honestly. I only graduated from elementary school, but with R.O.L.E I now feel confident about myself. My friend told me about it and I am now studying basic F&B skills, English, gardening and cooking at R.O.L.E ‘s training center.

What gets you excited about being a R.O.L.E student? And what makes you nervous?
The best thing about R.O.L.E is that it connects students to the most established working place. Like in my case, it opens up a channel to train at
AYANA! At the same time, I keep worrying if I am not competent enough for AYANA. Luckily all the trainers here are really nice and supportive.

Has a career in the hotel industry always been your passion? If so, in which area specifically?
Funny thing is, I only started dreaming about it when I moved to Bali a few years ago. When I see people working in great hotels, I envy them. And now that I am learning so much at R.O.L.E and at AYANA, I can see that this is a brand new world for me. I even told my relatives in my village about AYANA, how amazing the place is, how talented and supportive the people are.

What is your message to friends?
Do not be afraid of failing. Be afraid of not trying.

What do you want to achieve?
To work at AYANA. And if possible, at AYANA’s Kids Club as I love working with children.

 

“Confidence is gained by daily practice.” Yuyun Sri Wahyuni – ROLE Models culinary trainee at Dava Kitchen.

Where are you from? Banyuwangi, Java.

What do you think about this R.O.L.E program and how did you get the opportunity?
R.O.L.E is a place where my dreams have started to become reality. I worked in a small laundry service before and one day, I decided that I had to do something more. So when a friend told me about R.O.L.E’s training center in Nusa Dua, I enrolled immediately.

What gets you excited about being a R.O.L.E student? And what makes you nervous?
I am loving the lessons, especially English, cooking and basic working skills. The tutors are really nice and foremost…the opportunity to train at AYANA! At the same time, I am nervous to be at AYANA too since this is a very big property.

Has a career in the hotel industry always been your passion? If so, in which area specifically?
Truth is, I want to work in a hotel because I know that is the best place for me to practice my English. I love it. I am not good at it yet but I am getting there. So any department in the hotel would suit me.

What is your message to friends?
Be confident in every single thing. No matter how scary the competition might look. And I thank R.O.L.E for helping me to gain my confidence with their program.

What do you want to achieve?
I want to open my own warung or maybe my own laundry service. However…that can wait, if AYANA hires me as a part of their team

Indonesia celebrated Independence Day on 17 August, here are some photos of the activities at AYANA that day involving both staff and guests. Great fun!

The commander in chief for the Independence Day Ceremony

The Flag Raisers

Guests participating in bakiak race (racing in group using one large wooden made shoes)

 

And AYANA staff participating in the all-time favorite tug of war

 

Not to be missed: the classic sack race!

 

And enlivening a tradition: the contest to eat crackers with your hands tied behind your back. Not so easy!

 

 

“Your weakness is actually a powerful giant that you have to beat…before it defeats you” – Nur Utari, ROLE Models trainee as a waitress at Padi restaurant.

Where are you from? Jember, Java.

What do you think about this R.O.L.E program and how did you get the opportunity?

I am a very shy person and R.O.L.E is like a personality school for me to sharpen my interpersonal skills. I heard about R.O.L.E from my Mother’s friend and I am now studying basic F&B skills, English, gardening and cooking at the training center.

What gets you excited about being a R.O.L.E student? And what makes you nervous?

To get this big opportunity to train at AYANA is the most exciting part, and coming from a small village in Jember, I almost cannot believe that this is really happening for me. The hardest part is because I am very bashful and I get nervous easily when I have to interact with people. And at AYANA, you meet people from all over the place. Great people.

Has a career in the hotel industry always been your passion? If so, in which area specifically?

Actually…I want to be a teacher someday. But, how can I teach if I get nervous around people and stutter when I talk? At AYANA, I get a big fat chance to talk to many people and improve my self-confidence, as my trainers here are really supportive.

What is your message to friends?

Fight your weaknesses and never be afraid to learn from the best. Also, always remember the old saying “Where there is a will, there is a way”

What do you want to achieve?

To be a model teacher so that not only students will benefit from what I teach them, but also will want to share that knowledge with others.

Fourteen underprivileged Indonesian women have begun three months of on-the-job training at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali as part of the second annual ‘ROLE Models” program in partnership with R.O.L.E Foundation.The women are training as either Food &Beverage servers, Cooks or Spa Therapists.

Here’s another up close interview with one of them: a fully energized and independent girl, Luh Pande Dewi.

” Independence is ultimate. Everything in your life depends on you.” Luh Pande Dewi- ROLE Models trainee as a waiter at Padi restaurant.

Where are you from? I am from Klungkung, south east part of Bali.

What do you think about this R.O.L.E program and how did you get the opportunity?
R.O.L.E is like a school that I have been dreaming of, and somewhat like a dormitory. I got the information from a relative who was a R.O.L.E student. She finished her training and now works at a restaurant in Sanur. Having witnessed her success, I signed myself up to study English, cooking, gardening, basic F&B service and other skills at R.O.L.E’s Nusa Dua training facility.

What gets you excited about being a R.O.L.E student? And what makes you nervous?
That I can study and practice at the same time, and that I am at a learning ground to learn how to be independent. I learn to do everything on my own, to take responsibility eventhough I am only 18 years old, to learn to save for my own education. However I am at the same time nervous about working with people who are so talented in this big resort.

Has a career in the hotel industry always been your passion? If so, in which area specifically?
I love the Food and Beverage industry. And to be talented in that area, I know the first thing I have to do is to master the basics. And how lucky I am to be able to learn it here at AYANA.

What is your message to friends?
Never settle for anything but the best, and never count on others. You have to make your own path to success.

What do you want to achieve?
To be a successful businesswoman. I want to run my own restaurant someday.