Daun ubi, tapioca leaves or better known in Bidayuh as dawu’ bandung, is a plant that grow in the wild, but has been cultivated as widely eaten by the Bidayuhs. They say if you want to know if a Bidayuh lives in a particular house, look at the backyard. If there are tapioca leaves planted,… Continue reading The humble vegetable
Lambe’ ichuk yuh, sorry. XD Gawai is born when Sarawak Day was created on June 1st during the British era. They didn’t want to acknowledge Gawai Dayak, but after Dato’ Stephen Kalong Ningkan became the Chief Minister, in 1965 Sarawak Day became Gawai Dayak on June 1st every year. Gawai is the time for prayers… Continue reading Slamat Andu Gawai!
What is a modern Dayak? In the minds of many, it’s a contradicting phrase. The word Dayak tend to conjure up images of preliterate people, living in the hinterlands, practicing shifting agriculture, living off the land. The Dayak philosophy of being in harmony with nature, body, mind and spirit. The word modern denotes higher standard… Continue reading It’s okay, it’s alright, it’s enough
What makes most Dayaks (non-Muslim ones) swoon in ecstasy? Pork. (Anyone finding this offensive and stop reading here.) I think Dayaks love pork even more than the Chinese, elevating it to some sort of Holy Grail of food. Seriously I kid you not. And the best-est way to cook it? Barbeque. No frills, in soy… Continue reading It’s in the pork