Thursday, January 19, 2012

You can tell


Monday, January 9, 2012

Wear your culture with pride

Studying abroad definitely makes you miss lots of stuff back home. To name one, your cultural festival. For two years in a row (gonna have the 3rd one this year I think), I've missed Gawai Dayak a.k.a the Harvest Festival, the festival celebrated by my people, Iban. And when my uncle invited us to join along their visit to a long house of course I said YES PLEASE :) The visit is actually to show my Sabahan future sister-in-law some of the Iban culture. She's been wanting to visit long house, to see how it's like and how people live there. Thus this visit. As for me who don't live in long house, it definitely feels good to refresh my memory of who I am and what my culture is. 

The best part of yesterday's visit was the dance (Ngajat) accompanied by the traditional music (Taboh Iban). One by one was being pulled in to dance and I wasn't exceptional. Thought of refusing but I did it anyway. And no regrets definitely although my 'kajat' (the dance) was not as good. hahaha But at least I have the basic and I won't be ashamed to call myself Iban.

 the future sis-in-law is in green :)

The cousins :)
grace, yours truly, ema, herman, felix, kenneth, desmond

p/s  Wear your culture with pride. If not you, who? 

Friday, January 6, 2012

There will be times...

when you're just too tired of how people treat you. Like you're just needed when they have some favours to ask. When they don't, you're just transparent to them. And I dislike being the only one making the effort. Don't forget, there's a limit to one's patience. There will be times when one will get annoyed and feel like giving up.

And that is exactly how I felt right now.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Somewhere I belong

I'm home!yea, I'm back in Malaysia for the winter break and I'm loving it! Nobody in the house knew about my homecoming except my siblings. We kept it secret as we planned to surprise the parents and grandparents on Christmas Day. So before I was off to London Heathrow Airport, I purposedly called granny just to say hi. She told me she's sad 'cause my youngest brother, Meo and I aren't home for Christmas. Little did she know that we both were coming home! Just imagine how hard I tried to control myself not to burst into laughter.haha. Oh did I mention I hid mummy from my wall post and made sure I didn't post anything related to homecoming on twitter ('cause daddy has twitter acc!)? Sampai mcm tu skali kan? hehe...

So after transits in Cairo and Bangkok, I finally touched down in KL on X'mas eve. And my next flight to Sibu was on X'mas day! Such long journey right? The funny thing was I almost spoil the surprise when suddenly there was an announcement "Penumpang-penumpang..." during my phone call with mummy at the airport. Almost! Luckily I quickly pushed the hang up button. 

To cut it short, my brothers picked me up at the airport while my sister updated us about home. Granny was my first target and she really was surprised and speechless when I suddenly appeared in front of her. She almost cried hugging me. Awww I am loved. Then grandpa and daddy. Both were speechless too upon seeing me. "No wonder I couldn't get through on your line" was what daddy said. I was on a 14-hour journey Daddy, how can you reach me.haha Finally,mummy. She just finished showering upstairs and I quietly waited for her by the cupboard near the kitchen door. Just couldn't help laughing seeing her reaction when she entered the door!

Mission accomplished! I managed to surprise them all :) Just gonna enjoy my remaining days in Malaysia before I'm off to UK again this 14th.

Opps! I have a due date to adhere to this 3rd Jan!!!! Till then, bye peeps!