Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Yellow Bus

During Chinese New Year holiday, I went back to hometown and I took this new T.U.T bus to Ranau. The fare is RM15 only for one way.




What I like most about this new bus is of course the colour. YELLOW! Recently, I have this thing with any yellow things especially with vehicles. I think most probably it’s got to do with this so called ‘shell petrol infatuated brand’ or whatever.


Made to move ulai!


Anyway, inside the bus is not bad at all. Fully air-conditioned and the seat is nice and comfortable. They have place to rest your legs some more.




Hmmm…one thing I realized is that when the bus is going up the hill, I run faster than him. I reached Ranau 3 hours later. But most importantly as the famous Malay quote said: biar lambat asal selamat!


Palan-palan!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beauties in red

On the eve of Chinese New Year 2008, a few colleagues decided to escape from their current work at office by joining on one of the prestigious event in town.


But their big boss catch them just in time. So the big boss said to them:

"There will be no bonus for you girls this year. Gong Xi Fa Cai!"

But despite the bad news, they still maintain their big cheeky smiles. You go girls!

Festive Season December 2007

A bit of flash back from my previous holiday on last December 2007…

My mother's flower

Every year I always look forward to celebrate christmas, my birthday and new year at home with my family where we all have the opportunity to meet together once in a year only.



As usual during Christmas, people attend mass at church and after that it’s the time to meet and catching up with long-time-no-see relatives/friends. Some of them from far only come home once a year.

St Sebastian Chapel, Kg. Marakau

December 2007 also marked my 27 years of living in this world. May all my wishes come true for this coming 2008 :-D As for 2007, I have done two (2) things which I will remember forever: 1. May 2007 - conquered Mt Kinabalu (which I haven't blog about it yet) 2. August 2007 - water rafting at Padas River, Tenom.


Wedding also is in the air for this season. For the first time in my life, I attend a wedding mass at church which are for nine (9) couples and one of them is my best friend’s wedding. Congratulation to Waiser & Dionysia! May you both be blessed with love, happiness and lots and lots of children.



One thing I love about festive season is that they come together with many varieties of foods. And my favourites always are the home made cooking foods. It’s original, it’s delicious, it’s freaking lickin good. Actually no words can describe the feeling of it.



Of course ‘Aramai tii’ would not be left behind. It’s a compulsory thing for every festive season at my home town.



But nothing can beat the new modified local traditional drinks at my hometown which the Ranau folks so proudly call it TUMPUNG.


Tumpung

This is the new generation of local alcohol drink in town which attracts my attention. It’s being modified from an old drink calls Sosopon. Made from rice and being preserved from few weeks as to turn it into alcohol.

As from my own point of view, I see that in every festive season, these thing we proudly called ‘aramai tii’ unite our people in some sort of unique way. Even in the end, if too much of it, it’ll leads to bad health and unexpected circumstances. But these things have been passed to us from generation to generation from our ancestors and me myself are so proud to be part of it.

Nonetheless, here my own cheer to more local producing drinks and hopefully someday I will see them in the same shelves as the Carlsberg, Tiger, Chivas, etc in every supermarket and liquors shop. And of course cheers also to more success, luck, happiness and prosperous 2008 for all of us!


"KadazanDusun culture is heavily influenced by the farming of rice, culminating in various delicacies and alcoholic drinks prepared through differing home-brewed fermentation processes. Tapai and lihing are the main rice wine variants served and consumed in KadazanDusun populated areas, and are a staple of KadazanDusun social gatherings and ceremonies."

(Quote from: http://www.shaolintiger.com/2006/05/19/sabahan-tapai-its-good-stuff-and-its-not-tuak/)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Message from Planet Citizens

For the first time in my life, I get the chance to contribute my voice in a song. Even I’m just talking and not singing, it’s good to hear your own voice playing from an mp3 player. Thank goodness that I’m not singing bcoz if not, a big thunder storm will hit Sabah and it’s all my fault.


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Please click the play icon to hear the message from the planet citizens.



Planets Citizens General Info:

Member Since
8/29/2007
Band Website planetscitizens.com
Band Members: Alexei (Belgium) music, lyrics, programming, synths, guitars, vocals
Guest Voices:
-Yvy Demina (Germany)

- Zdenka Jun (Belgium)
- Heather (Scotland)
- Geaven (China)
- Mel (France)
- Agnes (Malaysia)
- Valentin (Belgium)
Guest Musicians: Terence: Keys (Cyan Inc. - Germany)


For more about this musician, please go to http://www.myspace.com/planetscitizens

Trust me! This man is good in what he's doing and you should visit his site to listen on some of the songs he created.

My thanks go to:

Lisa – my manager: for giving me this opportunity to feel the moment of an artist :-P

Alexei - for giving me the chance to contribute my Sabahan message in one of his song

Sharon & David – my friends/colleague: for guiding me on the kadazan wording as my kadazan is over the mountain :D

Jeffrey - my blogging teacher: for providing me the html embedded coding so that I can boost around in my blog...hehe!

And at last but not least to my only fan/supporter – Jen as she sit patiently beside me in the office when I play the track over and over again…seem like 10,000 time already. Hopefully she won't smack down my speaker in the end. Hahaha!


** Hi! Ngaan zou nopo nga ih Agnesia. Mantad Malaysia. Bangsa zou nopo nga Kadazan om mantad nogi zou ih Planet Citizens. Osonong kopio! **