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‘He Who Likes to Sit High’ and the Forest People

In Malay orang means “person” and utan is derived from hutan, which means “forest.”

The Malay words for the tree-loving sun bear mean “he who likes to sit high.” 

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Confessions of a Lazy Girl

I regularly receive messages from friends and acquaintances who I’ve met along my way, who seem to think that I permanently live the life they see on social media.  I won’t lie, I love that life, it looks like heaps of fun.  But mostly I’m spending the days in between those posts, just sitting, waiting for another cool thing to happen.

So here are a few confessions to remind people that I am just a human who travels, and frankly, I’m not really all that good at humaning.

I am ridiculously lazy.  I’m actually not even sure how I hold down a job…

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While You Were Tweeting…

Sitting on the bus, watching Melbourne pass me by, I spotted a small alleyway. A side street from the main road. Colourful. Exciting. It was Hosier Lane, famous for street art and elaborate graffiti. I would later visit it and see incredible artworks the size of the buildings. People around me on the bus are on their phones. They didn’t see it. It belongs to me. Continue reading While You Were Tweeting…