I hang on like Spiderman.
Sitting inside a powerful 4WD truck. Been crossing rocky terrain for past hour.
“You’re so experienced in driving these rocky terrains” I said to the driver.
“The road becomes like shit, literally (brown and slippery) after rain. Not every day you see such beautiful roads. These roads are not accessible even after tiny rains.”
“You need to learn how to drive in these terrains” my dad told me, who sits back in the passenger seat.
He continues telling me stories of how his past experience in driving in these terrains.
You see, I am venturing into my dad’s site camp for the first time.. he is doing some forest cleaning.
“You will be working on this project closely with me and my team. Is about time I teach you these skills” my dad told me.
“Err dad.. but I am THE computer guy..”
“Listen to me and just do it. You can do your computer part time.”
“So…… this is your land? Why so messy one?” I don’t know why I asked this stupid question also. But my dad calmly explains..
“I just started this project. Son, you will be staying here for one month so don’t complain now. Do the complaining later.”
“HA?! Cannot manage from office meh? Why need to stay here?!” (thoughts of living without electricity, clean water, mosquitoe bites at night, shower in river — overwhelms me)
“Then I meh have similar experience like you when you were young?” Remembering all the stories my dad told me when he was young.
(Somehow I feel excited inside— having the chance to experience these. Next time I can tell stories to little Bing too, like my dad used to tell us)
“Are these logs yours, dad?”
“I wished.” he chuckled.
“Each log costs about RM9,000 in revenue.. and they are every where in this forest.”
“满地黄金” I thought.
(On secound thought — my computer projects memang sound like a 鼻屎 compare to these forestry projects, wtf.)
“You will be staying in one of these room for a month, my son.” dad says.
“Your computer will be useless here. hahahahahahhahaha”. he added.
Look at the building structures.. build of wood sticks only!
Not play play. Whole building might collapse any time if wind blows slightly stronger.
Well, at least there’s shelter and natural breeze the whole day.
Not too bad lahh.
“You can bring your friends here for few nights, it will be a great experience.” one of dad’s contractor told me.
*ting!* New business opportunity
Some day, I will learn how to drive these heavy machineries.
Imagine myself wearing long sleeves, wear sakkat hat, sun glasses, and spend hours under the sun driving these monsters.
Most importantly — TAKE A PHOTO!
OOOOOHHHhhhhhh I am going to look so cool. It’s soooo awesome
“After having experience in these machineries, your typical driving experience on road will be like kids’ play” they say.
Our main mission in this trip is to move the house of 土地公 (God who protects the land).
The project will be affecting the God’s house, so we moved him to a new spot.
(After getting God’s permission, which I exclude from blog cause that requires more explanation and I’m lazy to write that part ^^;)
This is the 土地公 that will look after his turf and dad’s site.
We usually request blessings for work safety and nothing dirty come kacau kacau.
In the other world, he is The BOSS.
Some times weird shit really happens, and there’s no explanation.
If got chance, I would love to share these experience in Ahbing.com.
You guys love ghost stories or not? (Ad: try Escape the Creeper)
Under the hot blazing sun, it’s a blessing to have a river nearby.
The river is crucial for daily activities, and supports the whole operation. It solves the most basic necessities like shower, food, and you know, you kaw-tim your businesses here too.
The river flows from top of the mountain, so the water is always breezing cold, no matter how hot is the weather.
Should have bring one pair of dai fu if I knew this earlier.
“There’s a water fall 15 minutes walk from here” said one of the kampung guy, who also works for my dad.
“Bah, let’s go have a look lah!”.. (this is how Sabahan speak)
“I want to take nice photos for blog also”.
And we started our little journey to the waterfall..
In order to reach the water fall, we had to walk along the river.
Jumped over logs, hopped over slippery rocks, had a few accidental slips, wet my running shoes — these are unavoidable.
I felt like Bear Grylls, from Man vs. Wilds.
“Hmm, I have a bad feeling about this”.. this thought came while I was taking these [last] few pictures.
And I was right.
I slipped and fell into the river.
The camera dipped into river like how Oreo cookies were dipped into milk
“PUKIMAKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!” I shouted.
(shouted in my mind only lahhh…)
There goes my camera.
Luckily I didn’t bring my Blackberry and iPod, if not I have to get this BBM deal.
However, I don’t feel sad for the lost of the camera — I do felt more lost on the chance to take breath-taking scenary of the water fall.
Bulu also kembang when I witness the water fall scene.
One of the workers jumped into the waterfall and started taking bath, with soap some more -_- but that’s another story.
Tell you guys more stories when I visit the site again. That’s all for now.
“WHY SO DIRTY!? and why so many bruises?!” my mum asks when I reached home ^^;
“I fell into river — like a REAL MAN” I replied.
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PS: Few days later I found camera still functioning
PPS: I don’t understand this Halloween commercial from Tiger Beer… I thought Halloween has just past? (disclaimer:ad)