In her best Balinese, Schapelle Corby kept her gratitude simple.
"Bapak, suksuma," or "Sir, thank you," she told prison boss Farid Junaedi after learning she will walk free from Bali's Kerobokan prison within days.
Nine years into her 20-year sentence for drug smuggling, Corby is likely to be released from the jail on Monday after being granted parole by Indonesia's justice minister on Friday.
While Minister Amir Syamsuddin made an ambiguous and confusing announcement in Jakarta, Corby and dozens of Australian media awaited the decision in Bali as a seasonal downpour drenched Kerobokan.
Once it filtered through that she had in fact been granted parole, Mr Junaedi emerged from the prison, telling reporters he had seen Corby, who was so excited he was concerned she wouldn't sleep.
Mr Junaedi said the timing of her release depended on paperwork, which he hoped would be processed quickly.
"If they are signing it now, then we cannot hold it any longer," he said.
"Holding for one minute or one second, it matters for the inmates."
If the paperwork was received early on Monday, she could be released on Monday afternoon, he said, but it wouldn't happen on the weekend.
Corby, 36, has served nine years in Kerobokan for smuggling 4.2 kilograms of cannabis into Indonesia, and will remain in Bali to serve her parole until 2017.
After his confusing announcement, Mr Syamsuddin issued a statement, clarifying her parole.
"Corby has been approved to receive parole because (she) has fulfilled the substantive and administrative requirements set by ministry regulation number 21 of year 2013," he said.
He told reporters Corby had been given parole simply because it was the law in Indonesia, not because the government or he as the minister were being generous or treating her any different to the other 1290 applicants whose parole bids were processed.
"I don't want to talk specifically about Schapelle," he said.
"We're a dignified nation, a lawful country, not looking for popularity, not afraid of critics.
"We uphold the regulations."
When she is released, Corby will serve her parole in the Kuta home of her sister Mercedes and her husband Wayan Widyartha.
Earlier on Friday, they visited the jail, and on leaving, were swamped by dozens of local and Australian media crews.
They were at first reluctant to speak to the media but amid the chaos Mercedes eventually relented, pleading for privacy.
Wayan too, said the family was too nervous to comment ahead of the announcement.
"We don't know when she will be released. We keep on praying and, like all of you, hoping for the best," he said.
Among the conditions of parole, Corby must regularly report to the Denpasar BAPAS (Corrections Socialisation Board) and her parole will be revoked if she breaks a law, creates unease in society or does not report a change of address.
The former Gold Coast beauty student has always maintained her innocence after being caught with the cannabis in her body board bag at Bali airport on October 8, 2004. She was found guilty on May 27, 2005 and sentenced to 20 years' jail.