I safely arrived at home. Still no feelings
The highlight of my visit was watching this smug flower bloom.
My sister was so excited. She had never seen a Rafflesia in such a pretty perfect state before. Usually they found the ones that slightly went to waste. The rafflesia blooms for about 3 days after about 9 months of flowering. After that it decomposes.
Even while blooming, it smells like something is decomposing.
The dark spheres around it were the little buds.
Later I was brought to see these little fellas at Kampung Luanti.
They tickle a lot. Some might even bite and scratch you with their little mouth. They are believed to cure some illness and many come for the therapy.
They provide you with food and you can see the familiarity with human makes them quite a greedy community.
On the way home I saw this boy acting very smug on the back of the pickup. They were coming back from school so it was quite a view when he shielded his face feeling so shy when he was flexing his muscles a second before.
I was still on cloud nine a week after flying back to Kuala Lumpur. I found my special place in the sun. I never really felt like this before. All I wanted to do was travel around the world. I never really belong in one place, not even the place where I grew up as a child.
If I were given a choice, I’d pick Sabah and stay.
Dad’s Green Project
Views from in front of my house