Date – Uncertain
I have been trapped in this dark box for several days now, having lost track of time. I am bound in some sort of paper-like material that is uncomfortable and itchy. I have no food, water or light; which makes a chicken angry! I think I am in a cargo hold of a plane based on the loud rumbling noise like a jet engine. I don’t know how long I have been trapped here or if I will ever get out.
July 17, 2013
Freedom at last! I have arrived at my destination. Someone received the box and opened it and light came pouring through the cover. I was as blind as a chicken with its head cut off but my eyes soon adjusted and saw the friendly face of my host Aung Lwin!
July 18, 2013
Today I was able to get out and see some of the area. Aung took me to his office. I arrived at a very busy time for him but he said he would take me to some nice locations as soon as he wrapped up some work.
July 19, 2013
Today I went cycling in the morning. The sky was overcast, the temperature cool but it was lovely to see the Swiss countryside. At the top of a hill we stopped to look at a great view of Lake Geneva and some parts of the Alps.
July 20, 2013
Today we took the train to Vevey which is a small but beautiful city by Lake Geneva. We took the bike with us on the train and cycled around the lake shore. I had fun riding the train — the view was amazing. It reminded me of my dreams of flying (it’s tough being a featherless bird!).
We arrived at 9 AM so the sun was already up but the city is surrounded by mountains so we were still cool in the shade (I do wish I had feathers). My host busily took photos and I rested on his bike and watched the day progress. Soon it got much warmer and I got a little overcooked (as they say in the Chicken world). I sure wanted to go for a dip in the lake but Aung was worried I would be mistaken for a sitting duck and end up a hawk’s lunch. That did not sound appetizing to me! So instead I tanned on the pier.
We found a statue of Charlie Chaplin and I asked Aung if I could practice my climbing before heading deeper into the Alps.
Finally Aung took me on his bike through a beautiful forest. What a rush!
July 21, 2013
Today I left my new friend Aung. He regretted having to put me in the dark box and send me away from Switzerland. But he said I am going to a really interesting place next where they absolutely love chickens – Indonesia! I can’t wait.