It is been a while since i last sharing stories and knowledge particularly on the great mammals of Borneo. But before we continue to the interesting part, allow me to tell you how i became what i called The Real 'Orang Utan' of Sarawak. Here once again i will take one step further to share with you what are behind the scenes and how pleased i am to one of the field researcher in an amazing Borneo Tropical Rainforest. It took me almost a year to finish writing this up and like I'd mentioned before, satisfaction plus determination is what keeping me motivated. Hope you enjoy reading this.
It began in late 2004, a quiet and shy man from a small division called Betong was called for an interview by personnel from Grand Perfect Sdn Bhd to fill in of what i called the most interesting and cool job on planet Earth, Conservation Officer. Before the interview, i never know what in the world was 'conservation'. During the most intense interview of my life and yet also my first interview ever, of course i have to keep my nervous away and try to focus and get ready of what will come across. I know i will be bombarded by anonymous questions and tricky problems. But who care, right? All i need to do is get this interview thing, done as fast as possible. The last few words my father told me were "Good Luck". Thanks dad, i really need it. At least for that moment. Black slack pants and blue formal dress without necktie, holding a folder of certificates slowly climbing up stairs one by one. God knows how my heart beats that time. With only a small pea of bravery and hope i opened the door and my life changed.
To Be Continued in The Real 'Orang Utan' of Sarawak - Part Two