Firstly, Selamat Ari Gawai and Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan to those who celebrate this harvest festival season here in Borneo!
Felt like a lost little lamb as I called my brother back home to wait for my mum there, I didn’t know if I was going the right way,but what the heck, adventure!
She accidentally pricked her finger with the needle and it started to bleed profusely until she became weak. Before she took her last breath, she told the people of her village,
Do you think you’re like a Pokémon? Like since you’re called a brain that’s the only thing you can say. Brai Brain. Brai Brai Brain. Hold on. Are you called a brain because that’s what you sound like? Is Pikachu called Pikachu because that’s only he can say?
This is a story from the times of old, when we were still living in the heart of the rainforest, by the rivers and hills.
It has been more than a month since the MCO started. I was supposed to start my driving lesson on the first day of MCO but then I suddenly got a text from my instructor saying that my lesson has been postponed for 2 weeks.
Rasang is a shamanic altar used by the Bidayuh during harvest. At a certain part of the ritual the Dayung Borih (female shamans) would circle around it as they chant to call the spirits to inhabit the Rasang and to get their blessings for future harvest.
It has been over 5 years since I started to play the sape’. Quite a story, as a young boy, I did not pay much attention to the instrument, until one day sometime in 2013, I had a vivid dream.
People’s curiosity began to arouse as she was doing well in her small business of selling cencaluk and belacan, although resources were scarce and everyone except her, had it harder. That is how they knew that indeed, she possessed the saka.
Many guests are often caught off guard with this unexpected gesture. But there are those who might have some prior knowledge, or may have a sense of what is coming, will try to keep some distance, or even try to flee – by making a quiet exit.