10 Lessons I’ve Learned So Far While Living in the Jungle
I am currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. My thesis project entails travelling to the Philippines to conduct a photo documentary in a remote village.
This is a list of 10 things I've learned so far while living in the jungle:
- Leaving your laptop open overnight may result in a cockroach laying eggs in your computer causing it to crash.
- 9:30am meetings really mean mid-afternoon or maybe even the next day.
- Everyone drinks coffee…even 1 year olds.
- Patience and flexibility are the key to surviving.
- Always walk with a headlamp at night unless you want to step on things like a cobra, toad, or cow dung.
- Filipino people may be the nicest people I have ever met.
- Spaghetti and meat sauce, and stir fry noodles are perfectly acceptable morning “snacks.” Not to mention that eating five meals a day is standard (e.g. breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper/dinner).
- Jelly of some sort + evaporated milk = dessert.
- Booking my flights to the coast really just means having a guy named Arnold add my name to a note pad.
- Rats will walk through your front door.