July 1. Still in Malaysia.
Summer is well underway and we crash into a Malaysian July, about to leave the northern hemisphere and turn things around. My memory of this day is faded, but I think we have visited an huge cave complex, photographed the golden statue with restless pigeons swarming around it. And the stray monkeys clambering on the ...
June 30. Forest Voices.
Remember the day I shouted to the man, whose lean and clean English intimidated me so  much, because I mistakenly thought I had lost the ticket and he wouldn't let me on the bus? It happened yesterday, it happened through my conscious mind, it keeps happening as temper is hard to overcome.

Meeting and ...
June 29. Supporting Causes in Malaysia
I want to support something in Malaysia, my hands always start itching after a few days of idling. I don't want to dive into the psychological complexities underlying my passion to help where help is needed, and I leave that to the "Nachwelt", the judging generations after we have all perished. So where to look? ...
June 28. Glasses are stolen.
My glasses are stolen. This is the right moment. Yes, it is, yes. It is the last item that I carry from the past. How much can I give in to my tendency to dramatize the event, to clay it with fatty fingers and make it into something with some sort of celestial essence. Right. ...
June 27. K.L.
We don't get up too early, and stretch the morning. You know what I mean, just being without pretentions.

In the afternoon, we attempt to hitchhike towards Kuala Lumpur, and our first few lifts are easy. They take us to the right gas station where we could try to get a lift.
A nice ...
June 26. Buddha.
After a long night of dreaming, we have a light breakfast together consisting of fruit and a puree of green vegetables, along with cashew nuts. and raw cookies that haven't been warmer than about 45 degrees. I like it, I like the inventiveness of it, even though I am not a vegan or raw food ...
June 25. Follow the Road.
We take a taxi to the old bus station, and a bus to Bercham. The description our fellow travelers have given us is precise, I mean we can count the gas stations exactly as pointed out in their email and get off at the Petronas, from where a healthy little walk (on yellow-duck.tumblr.com you might ...
June 24. Ipoh.
The morning train to Ipoh has all conveniences we need, and lacks the freezing AC we don't need. The delay is only one hour, after which the train rolls to the border for another hour idling, degorging its passengers that need to do their paperwork. In our case that consists of a simple stamp, a ...
Myanmar Child Refugees School
Myanmar Child Refugees SchoolKuala Lumpur, Malaysia. July 1st, 2010
Every year, a number of political refugees from Myanmar make it across the border with Thailand and further into Malaysia. Their children are semi legalized but aren't entitled to basic services. A private initiative offers them education and safety from traffickers.



Occasionally, ...
Forest Voices
Forest Voices, SarawakKuala Lumpur, Malaysia. June 30th, 2010
Forest Voices documents the knowledge of the indigenous people of Sarawak, who have always lived with the forest and use it to empower them and reverse the trend of logging before it is too late.

We support with a small donation, our old camera, and some ...