I went to Balingian on mission trip over the weekend (12-13 Dec 2009). My main duties were to cook for everyone and also to take photos.
They have gas stoves but cooking for about 70 people was no easy task with a few small fire from the gas tank. So, I decided to change to the firewood "cooker"... wah, this was the best. All cooking was done in about 30 minutes. However, the same dish still need to cook 3-4 rounds as the wok was a little small. Anyway, every one didn't complain about the food.
Notice the sarong in front of my legs? I used it to keep the heat out or something else may also get roasted! Thanks to the longhouse folk for giving me the sarong without being asked.
We unpacked our things into 2 rooms...one for ladies and another for men. At the end, many of us still prefer to sleep in the sitting room or dining area. It was comfortable and there were hardly any mosquitoes because we brought along anti mosquito pad.
We have a hilarious time playing ice breaker...bright ideas from Winston Toh!
We met this cat again... Janice and Yvonne "examined" this cat during their last trip! So, seems like saying "hello & welcome" to us.
This time, we have a big group of 20 people.
I have uploaded 200 photos to our church's facebook for public viewing. Just click here.