Writing about crap: nothing wrong…

Something new…

Planning to make lunch one day, and meat was on my mind, but I haven’t decided how to cook it. Don’t ask where the idea came from but finally, beef with cheese spread, and so it is…

#beef and #cheese 😳

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Nature lessons, embrace and learn.

It has been some time that I haven’t written anything, been away, busy and at the same time not doing much. Sounds pretty strange, how could you be busy and not doing much but that’s the truth…. Straight to the point, I got to learn how to do some fishing (casting) how to run( trail running) in the jungle, how to read books, and how fun everything really is.

There is a saying that you can always learn something as long as you live, and literally, it’s true. There’s always something new, different, exciting, fun, cool, unique etc that we can do, which we normally “skip” or overlook under normal circumstances. I have learn to forget that something different is not so intimidating and can be a good life lesson experience as well.

Fishing, casting

Had the chance to try to do some casting, a form of very active fishing where I have to throw the lure somewhere “over there” (usually the other side of the river) and in the hope that the splash and movement of the lure would attract my victim to grab it in a very aggressive and get hooked. I learnt there are many types of lure and you could even cast at night using the correct, more expensive, fluorescent lure. I also learnt the types of rods, reels available. Lots of technical jargon and stuff which I wont mention here.

casting reel.

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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sent to the wild

Volunteering to work outstation, even for the one month rotating cycle, was kind of intimidating at first when you’d be living in isolation, away from the city, no shopping malls, limited  internet, no 3G, 4G, not even a G available. Communication is via VSAT, electricity is from a diesel generator and there is no access road to the outside world. Food supply, raw material, groceries, fuel, comes via the river boat. there’s only one grocery shop available. There is a STOL port enough to cater for an ATR aircraft but air transportation is costly, making cargo transportation very expensive.

Daily life is an interesting(challenging) experience by itself as an outsider, you learn to adapt quick, (a trait I gladly acknowledge) there’s nothing much to do except work, and once done, there’s a lot of free time. Filling up that time as best possible and making it worthwhile is fun. I got to learn to do a lot of things here, repair my boots (had to wait a tube of glue to land first), learn the 7 important knot for survival, and the opportunity to do lots of reading. Kind of a blessing in disguise.

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