Sunday's imageryHe was curious about my camera, and I just had to take his photo (after asking for his permission of course) because he had such a lovely face. He was so tickled to see himself on the cam screen later on.
I also had to take this guy's photo - he looked so much like a hobbit, especially with his red hat! As D. exclaimed, "he's Gaffer!"
A hottie from the village. So cute!
Traditional herb medicine being made before my eyes.
We later went for a hike - boys being boys, took us on a rather difficult walk only to realize later on our way down that there was a much easier path, although it did lead us to the back of someone's house (that we stopped by, had lemang, and chatted with). We also ended up in someone's corn plantation, which I trampled more than a couple of plants in my haste to escape a sudden downpour (I was worried about my camera). I still feel guilty about this - big stupid clumsy feet!
Anyway, I wasn't thinking and had don a blue shirt for the day. Needless to say, I was such a huge favourite for the mossies. I had about thirty bites on each arm! Ouch.
Hiking in a secondary, limestone forest is not as fun as it seems. Usually, forests that have been disturbed by humans are often plagued with mossies but once you get into primary forest - gosh, it's so wonderful. No mossies! And such large trees with impressive buttresses. Sadly, such primary forests are a rarity in logged-riddled Sarawak.
We also came across this girnomous fish trap. D. kidded me saying that it was built for crocodiles, to which I instantly replied without thinking, "oh really?"
My grandfather used to put out these traps in the drains outside the house. During my childhood, the drain was filled with wonders: guppies, catfish and even turtles and snapping terrapins. I was so excited whenever it rained because it meant floods, which sometimes meant fish and terrapins ending up in our garden. Nowadays, it's just trash that lives in the drains; it's really sad.
I wonder if it's a sign of getting older?? "Things were much better in my time!!..."