What can we say of culture? Who are we today? What have we achieved? What can we learn from our ancestors? Does the feet that walk this ancient earth today remember the feel of soil beneath it? Can we still hear the rustle of leaves and call of jungle creatures up in the canopy? Are… Continue reading A bit of culture
I was missing for some time, busy with work, dance practices and my recent trip to KL with Anak Borneo. We participated in the Borneo Hornbill Festival 2011 in the dance category, doing a Memaloh Dance and a second Dance Medley, Borneo: The Land of Gawai Aramaiti. Those who know me would be surprised as… Continue reading Borneo Hornbill Festival 2011: My Anak Borneo Story
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!
My family and I celebrated Gawai early this year. Yesterday to be exact. Together with my Mum’s birthday, we decided to do an informal Gawai gathering. Partly for my bro who couldn’t take leave for Gawai this year, and also missed Gawai last year. So we cooked Gawai food. So on my off day, it… Continue reading Ohh Cap Apek
Time flies like the wind passing through meandering rivers and green land. It’s there, and it’s gone. It’s already mid-May, Gawai barely 2 weeks away, Ramadhan a few months and Christmas just over the horizon. That longing for a more idyllic existence sometimes appear when everything becomes hectic and blurred. Going back deep to our… Continue reading Feel the senses