Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CD Diary: Aras Napal, Sumatra (Day 2/4, part 2) - Farewell Dinner

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(Hee-har. Two seconds of being in front of the camera to prove that I exist.)

27.May.12, Sunday afternoon. The afternoon went on with more flights and training, as you might have guessed. It was intense to fit so much into one afternoon...
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As there was talk of a change in our plans (2 nights in Aras Napal, instead of 3), for memory's sake, I took a picture of this much-frequented pebbly path of the field station. It connected our sleeping quarters to the common work area.
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The SOCP guys left Aras Napal this afternoon, catching the boatman and his sampan. Just in time before the rain.
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In between the unpredictable mati lampu sessions and the rain, the guys talked work, and friend S tried to book us a hotel in Medan with his blackberry. (What could we have done without technology, these days?) Any hotel could have done; we just needed a place to stay for a night.

Seeing how we were at the common area for a while, with rain and no electricity to work with, the kitchen staff offered us a late afternoon snack. Snack at 6:30PM. Why not?

And snack it was!
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That was a meal in itself, and dinner was served 2 hours later; I barely had time to digest.

And oh wow, that night's dinner looked like a special one. Could it be because it was a Sunday, or because we were leaving the next day? Either way, I considered it our farewell dinner.
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It was very sweet of them to note that we were fond of spicy sambal.

Any guesses to what these green "veggies" might be? It made the fried chicken so flavourful!
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(These "veggies" were straight from the backyard.)

1 comment:

  1. love your sense of humour on the first picture :-). Never tried the wikipediastyleveggies :-)

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