Saturday, March 7, 2009

My New Life......Just Begin....

One month has passed by and I am still searching for my new career direction. Where is actually I am heading to? After a month of struggling in adjusting myself in this new working environment I want to share a little bit about what I feel and what I have in my mind.

My first visit was to a rural area and meeting the local villagers that still use almost all the natural resources around them, I am back on track again. I talk to them about animals and asking where they found them. They are very keen to share their experienced and knowledge. It is the matter of how I lead the conversation and reach their interest on sharing their experienced in hunting and harvesting the wildlife and plants. But, there is a problem with me. Language. I have to do something about it because most of them are not really good in Malay language. They use their own mother tongue and I don't even know a word of it. I have to do something about it. I have to learn their language so that our conversation will become easy and we understand each other. Till next visit.

My next visit was to a primary forest where the waterfall was. It is just like I am HOME again when I can heard the sounds of hornbills, barbets, bulbuls and lots more birds singing. Smell the fresh air with the cold and misty surroundings. It is a hilly area and it was so amazing being there. Lots of things come up in my mind. There are so many things have to discovered in this area. What animals are actually we have inside this deep forest with this interesting landscape? A hill range with waterfall that surrounded by tree plantation. What will lives there? But….I was frustrated because my task here was no longer as a field biologist. My dream job. My passion.

Do I have to give up on my passion? I will not give up just like that. I challenge myself on this new task. I give myself one year to prove myself that I will do something extraordinary. I will share more if my feet moves one more step from where I am standing now.

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