A Beautiful Merdeka Day 2014

We, ourselves and us...
Celebrating true freedom, peace and joy in harmony with nature. 

Shampoo Ginger... Wild man’s shampoo that grows along the stream banks.
A simple squeeze out of this flower gives you a natural aromatic shampoo that cleans and moisturizes the hair after a long day in the stream. 100% natural and it's free! What could possibly be better than this?

 Plenty of free snacks available too... The jungle Duku season is at its peak.

Hairy Clidemia (Clidemia hirta)... Another useful wild plant that grows around there.
This is one of the most useful wild plant every outdoor kaki should know. Locally known as Senduduk Bulu, the medicinal value of this plant is well known to the kampung folks. The berries are edible, taste sweet and succulent, a bit like a deeply flavored blueberry. The leaves can be used for washing dishes and can be crushed and applied to cuts and wounds or rub against leech bite to stop bleeding.

 DIY Superlight Wood Stove in Hexi burning mode in action...
No picnic is complete without a hot, steamy pot of noodles. Yumee!

Adventure in Wild Food

I’ve always been fascinated by wild food since I was a child. Like many kampung kids, I would spend almost all of my time outside with friends playing around the kampung. Picking and gathering wild food that nature has to offer for snack, medicine and masak-masak was a common practice of those times. Wild food has never failed to provide some much needed flavor and calories to keep us going for all day long.

Though the nostalgia for my kampung days has long gone, I have never lost the desire to continuously learn, discover and supplement my diet with wild edibles.

Wild Purslane... The most nutritious green plant on Earth and it’s free! The best part about purslane is it grows just about everywhere, all over the world. You don’t have to go far to find this “superfood”. This little patch of succulent wild purslane was found on the side of the alley behind my house.
Google it out! Find out why this wonderful “weed” was given the title “The most nutritious green plant on Earth”

Taste fresh, soft, crunchy with a little lemony zing. This nutritional powerhouse “weed” makes a super tasty salad that even Mr. Hendrick would approve.

 Yummy wild edible for self-sufficiency and survival. Can be eaten in almost every way imaginable (raw, cooked or pickled). So step outside and look around, you may find your free superfood.

Hari Raya Fun 2014

A little bit of “kampung feel” hari raya fun at home...
Made some toys, cooked some nice BBQ and made a lot of noise. Popp!!!


"Caplong" The classic kampung's toy gun... They can play all day long with this.

 ...and we makan all night long too! Juicy Ayam Percik Fusion, finger lickin good!!