Hello, my name is Salomon Gau and I am a traditional dancer, sampe’ and jatung utang maker and player from the Long Ikang Kenyah, Baram community.
Inu denga kem Tuyang? (How are you doing my friends?) My name is John Wan Usang, the other co-founder of The Tuyang Initiative.
In the beginning of it all it was quite a shock for me. This was something that I had never expected to happen in my lifetime. I had so much to go on with, so I had a lot to think about how my craftwork would survive this pandemic. As it went on, I felt ill for quite some time. It was maybe from being flustered by the situation, but thank God, I got my health back.
Ke’ Anye and Kudoh Hulo are Adrian’s adopted grandparents. They adopted Adrian’s father when he was younger. Adrian went to visit them when Bintulu was declared a green zone recently.
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!
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?
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.
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.
What has life been like for a 20 year old kid with big dreams who drinks a sachet of Milo’s 3 in 1’s every day during the MCO? AMAZING!