01. Welcome to Nature Center Magazine. We are all anxious to learn a little bit about you. Tell us what your blog is all about.
I am weird as well as funny, which is well reflected in most of my blog posts. I go hiking almost every weekend, and I love photography, and thus I always enjoy taking pictures along my hiking trails. I also talk to trees, birds, and other critters in the jungle.
I never intend to keep all these to myself, because I am not selfish too. So these are all you can enjoy, together with me, while visiting my blog.
If you are lucky, you will turn weird and funny at the end, but not selfish at the same time.
02. Everyone has their own unique story about what gave them the idea to start blogging. What is yours?
I started blogging after climbing Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. I thought I had achieved something very great, and was desperate to share it with everyone. Yes, I always think it was great, though many may not agree.
Since then, I am addicted, and the ball keeps rolling.
03. What do you enjoy about nature and what benefits do you derive from it?
This basically goes back to the benefits of hiking. As I have mentioned in one of my blog posts, I once discovered a secret of the giant ants living in Cerok Tokun: a small hill and my weekend playground. They sort of evolved and made their way to take over our world. I was smart enough to take the opportunity to be friend with them for the safe future of my next generations.
This is only one of the benefits. I can always find uncountable pots of gold over there.
I can say, hiking is not only a normal exercise activity, it is more than that. You can know more if you are my loyal follower.
04. Each of us has our own way of being with nature. Some people hike, some take pictures, and some climb trees. How do you experience nature?
Like what I have said earlier, I do many things at one time: hike, take pictures, talk to trees and critters, and enjoy the view.
But the talking part is tricky and that drives me crazy. Those trees and critters have been personified and can always talk and think much better than me. But anyhow, the feeling is good, as all the dialogues are planned by me.
05. Tell us about the most exciting or scary nature related thing that ever happened to you.
I heard an old and big tree talking to me when I first started to hike. The old tree squeaked and groaned repeatedly while wind was blowing. I was alone in the jungle at that time. As both of us, me and tree, had not approached each other before, this was a creepy experience actually.
06. If you were to take us on a nature tour of your area where would you take us first?
Almost all of my blog posts talk about Cerok Tokun, a hill that is so ordinary in the eyes of many people, but not of an old and weird people like me. There are many hiking trails over here, from easy to hard, from short- two hours trip, to half a day long treks.
Describe what we would see.
It is a place that can only be beautiful when someone starts to slow down, and appreciates those that have been long neglected. I can see seas of mushrooms that spread out on my hiking treks, ferns that talk about symmetry, spiders with their webs ever ready to be caught by my camera while waiting for visiting preys, creeks that flow through pages of history, MengKuang Dam that keeps changing in different weathers. The list can go on, as long as you are still curious, and ready to observe.
07. If you could visit any nature spot in the world, what would it be? Tell us why.
I have dreamed about Tibet for a very long time. It is a perfect place for soul searching, and a place that is full of endless excitement because of its natural beauty.
I am planning, and am still planning.
08. Each blogger has gained their own insight into writing a blog. What have you learned that you would like to share with other bloggers?
After some times into writing, I told my son my blog will be his in future, and this will go on to the next generations. How great it will be as we manage to keep our foot prints behind vividly after we have left.
This is a place I can talk about anything, freely and at any time.
I can still talk even when I am not around. This is the beauty.
09. Where can our readers find you? Give us the name and a link to your blog. If you have more than one to share, we would all like that too.
You can always find me, at any time, at MyJourney (http://www.rainfield61.blogspot.com). Please knock before coming in, please laugh out loud while you are leaving.
10. Is there anything we have not discussed that you would like to add?
I am from Penang, a small Island in Malaysia.
Penang is a historical place famous for her foods and cultural heritage. Penang welcomes you.
Thank you, Rainfield61, for sharing a walk with us. You always put a smile on my face. I laugh out loud as I am leaving. Each reader will do the same as they leave after visiting your blog.
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