Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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.


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."

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1 comment:

ta66y said...

wah ta-rang o gambar2 ko!!! pa mcm ko buat tu ah??? minta ajar boss!!! hehehe!!!