Fresh off the longboatFeeling rather stiff today; an aftermath of hiking steep hills and learning how to dance the ngajat in the Iban heartland. Actually, I think it was mostly the latter.
It’s been a really interesting trip, turned out to be much better than I expected. I’d be writing about my trip soon.
One thing I’d like to say first is that no trip to Sarawak is truly complete without a stay in the Iban heartland. It’s simply beautiful out there (love, LOVE the longboat rides) and the people are so friendly and generous and booo-tiful.
It did my heart good to be back in the jungle, albeit briefly. And yes, we did manage to see an orangutan. So looking forward to going back to full-time fieldwork!!!
1. I really like New Yorkers. Maybe my sampling has been biased but all the New Yorkers that I’ve met so far are really nice, cool people. An American gorilla scientist was on this trip and I am in awe of her. She’s so amazing. I like how Americans are so open and easy to talk to.
2. I forgot my bank pin number. The bank staff couldn’t believe that I had forgotten my pin number within a month. It costs RM8 to change it so I told her that I wanted to go home and think about my pin number some more. She looked at me like I was a crazy person.
3. Current website obsession: rion.nu. Her photographs are divine; she’s got a great eye.
4. There was this huge downpour when we were walking along the trail and my phone got soaked. No worky anymore. Not in a hurry to get a new one either. I like the silence.
5. Impromptu durian parties in the office are always fun. Although I think I ate too much durian and I feel kinda sick right now.