Friday, March 26, 2010
When walking along the waterfront on the outskirt of Sandakan, one can't help but feel sad. On one side, a Chinese seafood restaurant packed with patron tucking in the lobsters, stingrays and mussels. While on the other side of the road, scantily dressed dirty children running around flying their plastic bag kites near their dilapidated huts built above the water. Women squatting on the roadside gossiping and observing the going ons in the open air restaurant. Such an irony.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Immensely enjoyable is the word. The two days in the cicada noisy, pitch black nights in the jungle of Borneo. The rare sighting of the wild pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and crocodiles made the trip truly worthwhile. Having an Orangutan foraging fruits above our lodge was truly an experience. Such close up with nature. Amongst our group were 4 very enthusiastic birders made the trip even more interesting. Youngest enjoyed so much that she definately wants to come back again.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Insect repellent a
a pair of good walking shoesa
Tomorrow, youngest an I will traverse into the wilderness of Borneo. Introducing her to the nature and geographic wonders in our own backyard. Hopefully this will spark her interest and show concern in our fragile earth.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It's the start of a one week school break. The IT Fair came and went with massive turnout and record S$65m sales. Universal Studio will open it's door at 8.18am on the 18th of this month of course. Youngest is busy running, swimming and skipping. On 25th this month she'll be doing the school's version triathlon. MDH suddenly had this urge to make the perfect shortbread. One that melts in the mouth. No eggs but nearly the whole block of BUTTER. Fluffy has been with us for 5months now. He hops out from his cage every morning. The lovable fur ball of the family. Hovering at my heels while I prepare breakfast hoping for some fallen scraps. Been visiting the library looking for a good book and stumble upon this, "Kopi-O tanpa gula" written by Abd Jalil a compilation his newpaper writes. An interesting insight on the opnions and thoughts of the Malay community on community issues. Interesting. Also a chance to keep in touch with the malay language. By the way it's written in Malay.