The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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Dave has done a lot of things, and has gotten a lot of interesting stories. At one point of his life, Dave taught  English in Asia which led to to explore most of the Asian terrain. While in Bali, Dave (and his girlfriend at the time Jackie) decided to explore a temple which led to the terror that was the Macaque.

There was a set of stairs that led to a temple that had the most amazing sights to see. So of course my girlfriend Jackie at the time had to go check this view out.

After a short car ride, we had reached our destination and it was absolutely beautiful. They was trees hanging above providing a perfect amount shade, that allowed just the right amount of light to come in so you weren’t in overwhelming dark place but you also weren’t blinded by the overwhelming light. There was also was hundreds of monkeys that were relaxing in the trees that added to the ambience of pure that was this temple. 

So Jackie and I explored these ruins for a long while and enjoyed tried to absorb each of the area, but after a while we had seen all that we wanted to see so we headed back to the van. The driver had left but it was nice day so we didn’t mind waiting for the driver to come back.

While we waiting though we heard a rustle in the trees, and suddenly like a meteor touching down on the earth one Macaque monkey hit the earth’s surface. At first the monkey was looking down, most likely because he was looking to stick his landing, and he slowly tilted his head up almost as if he were going for a dramatic effect. When he finally looked up, both Jackie and I were astonished with what we saw. The monkey looked as though it had been possessed by malice spirit and it truly insidious. In pure shock Jackie let go of my hand and screamed, which unfortunately led the Macaque to find his target. With a look filled with pure hatred and scream that could shatter glass the Macaque started to charge Jackie and immediately started to slap her and fight her for her right sandal, and while her effort was valiant  the Macaque managed to steal her sandal and immediately darted up the tree from whence it came.

“Where the hell were you Dave!?! Why didn’t you…”

Before she could even finish her sentence another Macaque decided he wanted to splurge in the spoils that was my girlfriends sandals and he dropped down in a similar manner as the original monkey, and started to gun it towards Jackie. In bold and valiant Jackie tried to defend herself from the monkey’s attack, but alas she had failed and lost her other sandal.  After acquiring the left sandal and the Macaque darted up the tree where its comrade was gnawing the right sandal and joined him almost immediately to enjoy the bounty of their heist.

“Dave go up there and get my sandals back!!! Get them now!!”

There was no way in hell that I was going to go up that and get those sandals. 

Those Insidious Creatures

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Bali, Indonesia

Dave has done a lot of things, and has gotten a lot of interesting stories. At one point of his life, Dave taught English in Asia which led to to explore most of the Asian terrain. While in Bali, Dave (and his girlfriend at the time Jackie) decided to explore a temple which led to the terror that was the Macaque.

Decade: 2000s
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Recorded by Benjamin Anderson on April 28, 2014
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