Back homeI just got back from the field this evening – I had a really great time, thanks to Daniel. Still rather dazed from the long drive home, and the flat tire-flat spare-no jack fiasco, to write about my trip. So in the mean time, here are some pictures from the field – hurrah!
On the first day, we stopped at the rapids to have a quick lunch before my trusty Iban field assistants tugged and pulled the longboat across large, slippery rocks. A pervy blog entry with photos of my muscular Iban men is soon to follow.
Daniel taught me how to play chess and soon after, we were playing a lot of chess in the rainforest. I love the game despite being incredibly impulsive with my moves. In case you’re wondering, the Pokemon t-shirt belongs to my kid brother. Daniel borrowed a couple of t-shirts for the field. He didn’t really have much choice in selecting what t-shirts to wear.
In his role as Sensitive New Age Man, Daniel cooked once more – but this time, the curry was really spicy. The Ibans were nonplussed by the spiciness however. Probably were thinking to themselves, “hah! Amateur!”, as I gasped and had tears in my eyes while I was eating the curry. Daniel fared much better.
Daniel’s brinjal curry is on the left of the all-important rice pot. Besides Daniel’s curry, we also had rolled-up tapioca leaves and the ubiquitous fish dish.
And lastly, gratuitous photo of yours truly!