Blog 6: rain delays and dancing



Posted on 31 October 2012  | 
We've been woken by Nugie's singing - it's a nice way to wake up. In the middle of a forest. The rain as the backup to Nugie's voice and his guitar.

The rain started during the night so we wait it out in the research station playing cards, singing, watching the rain come down.

 “Today started off with a rainy morning. The cold morning dew greeted me with a heart delight. I was also awakened to this unfamiliar pleasant scent. I think it was the mixture of the rain and the forest. Today’s schedules were all postponed due to the rain. However, I think it was really good since it gives us lots of time for a much needed relaxing time.”

“Ever since I opened my eyes this morning, Nugie has been singing. The rain was with us from early in the morning, this makes us unable to start from the morning and we ended up talking and playing cards.”

“After the lazy morning, we made our way back to the long house in Meliau by boat. Then, we had a lazy afternoon resting in the longhouse. It is moments like these that I treasure the most.”

“At night we watched a traditional Dayak dance and were forced/threatened/dragged to join in. The sheer awfulness of our dancing caused fits of laughter.”

“The ‘cultural night’ was a really memorable experience for me. During the ‘cultural night’ I realized how regardless of our race, culture and backgrounds, when it comes to just having fun we could all come together!”

“It was a really amazing experience and followed by Nugie who sang a magical song about Indonesia to the local people.”
Returning to Meliau (West Kalimantan) by long boat through Danau Sentarum
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HoB School Trip students learning a traditional West Kalimantan dance
© WWF-Indonesia / Sugeng Hendratno Enlarge
“At night we watched a traditional Dayak dance and were forced/threatened/dragged to join in. The sheer awfulness of our dancing caused fits of laughter.”
© WWF-Indonesia / Sugeng Hendratno Enlarge
Nugie entertaining the Meliau long house residents on the Heart of Borneo School Trip
© WWF-Indonesia / Sugeng Hendratno Enlarge

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