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Malaysia continued

more photos

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Emily outside the longhouse

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Having a snack on the balcony

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Good spliff!

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Granny needs one too

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Did you see her ears?

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Making Lunch

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Preparing the local chewing gum... Beetle nut

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Enjoying Beetle nut

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Dancing after dinner

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Walking through the jungle in the rain

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Playing with our gifts

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Its mine!!

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Granny always nearby

Posted by happydaves 08:00 Comments (1)

2 weeks in

gaining ground


as my second week here at FAO comes to a close I'm feeling slightly more focussed. I've made some regular coffee/lunch friends who have reassured me that everybody who starts working here is just as confused.

So, the big turn around this week has been the arrival of Kakoli, who's been helping me to re-think my NETWORK project from first principals... We're trying to start again to think clearly about exactly
What is the need?
Whats out there already?
How will we add to that?

Its really great... and she's from a plant science PhD in UK background too, so understands where I'm coming from.

Wednesday was a particular highlight this week. About 10 - 15 FAO guys took me out to a lake near the popes summer palace, surrounded by mountains and we spent an hour or so swimming the 1.7 km across it, then ate nice pizza and drank nice beer.


Posted by happydaves 06:46 Comments (0)


bringing sustainable development to the world

sunny 30 °C

Was sent this beautiful little presentation about WHITE MEN trying to develop native tribes in the jungle.

(Click on the right hand arrow to enter. Takes 2 minutes.)

A lesson to remember

Posted by happydaves 08:43 Archived in Italy Tagged business_travel Comments (0)


An unfortunate piece of UN speak

sunny 32 °C

Everybody here talks in their own language full of acronyms and jargon all the time.

I met a man today who worked at an unfortunate centre within the Food and Agriculture organisation called



Otherwise, great weekend, but blisteringly hot.

Posted by happydaves 08:03 Archived in Italy Tagged business_travel Comments (0)



Can I really work the miracles they seem to expect of me?

At the end of the my time here I get the feeling I'm either going to have gained a lot of amazing positive experience and knowledge and ability or I'm going to be a complete flop.

But I'll enjoy it regardless!

Posted by happydaves 07:48 Archived in Italy Tagged business_travel Comments (0)

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