9 November 2017

2017-11-03 Museum - bilibili 1 Cr

Long week!  Right after we got back from Plantation Island, I went to meet Canadian friends who were in Suva for one day on a cruise.   Some ship!

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Actually, this is not the one they came in on.  This is a bilibili, a bamboo raft, which is what really caught my eye — and almost all of the photos I took at the museum.

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We have bilibili races in the Sigatoka River every year, mainly the hotel staffs competing against each other.  The idea that people could really, REALLY travel on bilibilis, and have a cabin of sorts, AND have cooking facilities … that blew my mind.

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Also in Suva – at the handicraft shop – something I saw for the first time….

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a bowl made of wood from the cinnamon tree.  It smelled yummy, and the vendor said that the smell would last for years.

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Back on the farm:

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a baby avocado outside my kitchen window.  Last time I put up a photo of a baby avocado, a storm came and knocked the tree down before the fruit matured.  I hope that does not happen this time.

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Bad news on our four-legged chicken:  it was stolen by a rat (of the human or animal variety, not sure which – except why would an animal only take the one and not leave any trace either?).

Happily, nature always provides.   We have a new mutant.

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This is the second time since I started blogging that we’ve gotten a fork-tailed gecko.  Last time it was titled “Look What the Cat Dragged In”  (If you are curious, look here )

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The  NOT  MY  FAULT (this time)  DEPARTMENT

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This wouldn’t be funny except  (1) it is “the fault of the Town Council for having a stanchion that is not visible”   and  (2) when we were dropping off some chicken pen wire, the Driver tore out of their driveway when a neighbor who does body work was walking over to give an estimate, insisting that the dents and scratches give our farm truck “character.”   🙂

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Happy week, everybody.

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6 thoughts on “9 November 2017

  1. The cinnamon bowl looks lovely. There was a huge tree in our school playground in Lautoka. We called it a cinnamon tree because the stalks of the leaves tasted like cinnamon. We were told it was not real cinnamon but no one actually told us what the tree was, as far as I can remember.

  2. Hi @Gallivanta. Austin says there are several native trees it could have been – one smells like sassafras and another is like clove. I’ll keep my eyes open, and if I have an opportunity to get a tour of native trees, I’ll take photos and post it.

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