Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bujang Senang (The Giant White Crocodile)

My friend, vShan, hope i can write more about Sarawak story especially about Bujang Senang, so i write it now as i promise him before holidays.

Legendary gaint white crocodile, nicknamed "Bujang Senang", that is said to have terrorised the Batang Lupar River which located at Sri Aman in Sarawak. Said to be more than 20 feet in length. A man claimed to have shot and killed Bujang Senang back in 1992 but others remarked that it was the wrong croc. The Malaysian-Borneo legend has been around for more than 50 years with the most tales having been heard from someone's great-grandfather or grand-uncle.

"Bujang" means "bachelor" in Malay language
"Senang" means "easy" or "leisurely"

Bujang Senang or "Leisurely Bachelor" was the name for a huge crocodile that grew to 19 feet and 4 inches. The crocodiles is notorious as a man-eating "monster". It had well-formed and worn canines on its huge jaws. Bujang Senang was well known back in 1993 when it went on its killing rampage around Sri Aman area. The Batang Lupar River, which flows through Sri Aman, still conjures up fearsome images, as it was home to this legendary killer. It was struck down by a shotgun shell in Sg. Pelaban in Lingga Batang Lupar at Sri Aman.

Jong's Crocodile Farm
If you want to know about notorious Sarawak's man-eating crocodile, Bujang Senang, then you must visit to Jong's Crocodile Farm. Located 30 kilometre from Kuching on the Kuching-Serian road, the farm has more than 1000 crocodiles bred in capativity.

(I dont put much pictures because some pictures are really "yucks" =.="' )

Friday, June 20, 2008

GoiNg HoMe Part 3

On the third day, woke up at 8.30 Am
Went market with mama, i drove the car
Bought vegetables, meat and kuih. Back at 10 Am
Breakfast, do houseworks, online, watch tv
Helping my mama pack keropok a while before went to sister there
As usual helped my sister giving tuition at 3 Pm
Back for dinner at 7 Pm and continue tuition
At 9 Pm, yamcha time with Siew Wei, Mee Ing and Su Hee at Kampung Seberang
"Popet popet" until 11.30 Pm then went home
Watched TVB Drama "Forensic Heroes II"
Finish watching, went to sleep..
Damn sleeping..

Eating My Lunch

Mama's Cook Is The Yummiest~~ XD

Keropok Udang

Thursday...the fourth day at hometown
No going anywhere, stayed at home
Woke up, ate breakfast, online, watched tv
Mostly at home accept tuition again at 3 Pm
Back at 7 Pm and send my mama to practice dancing then i went to my sister there
9.30 Pm watched TVB Drama "Forensic Heroes II"
Ready to get into bed but not yet sleepy
Played Sudoku in electronic dictionary
Cant sleep then watched downloaded movies in computer
1.30 Am

My Part Time, Tuition Teacher Without Payment

Vanessa, Very Smart Girl. My Sister (Blue Shirt)

Chien Ang, Very Naughty Boy But Funny

Thursday, June 19, 2008

GoiNg HoMe Part 2

On the second day i were woke up by mama at 7 Am
7 Am! I felt very sleepy and i slept back again
My mama came in my room for the second time and shouted at me
aH_piNg~~ 7.30 Am liao.. "gu mai ki lai?!" ( mean "still dont want wake up?)"
I stretching myself at bed then woke up lazily to wash room
I told my mama that i'm tired.
I only send her to market and asked her call me to pick her up later
Almost forgot wanna having breakfast with my friend, Siew Wei at 9 Am
Siew Wei picked me up at my house at 9 Am and another friend, Nicholas
Went Lok Tien Cafe, I ate kampua + pork liver soup + san se nai cha (Teh si special)
Finish eating and "popet popet", we went back at 11 Am
My mama not yet call me, I helped mama hung the clothes
11.30 Am mama called me to cook rice 1st since she still has something to do
Half an hour later I went to pick my mama
Watched television while waiting for the lunch
3 Pm helped my sister giving tuition until 5 Pm
Jogging at Sukan Komplex, only ran 3 rounds =.="
Then went to basketball court for shooting
"Popet" again with my friend, Peter
Back at 7 Pm, bath + dinner
Helped my sister at her tuition there again
9.15 Pm reached home, watched tv
Tired tired~~ =.=
10.30 Pm bed time...

Monday, June 16, 2008

GoiNg HoMe

16 June 2008

Today is the day i'm waiting for after my special semester
Woke up at 8 AM
Get ready for airport, LCCT
Papa sms me at 8.30 AM to remind me to go airport early
My sister send me to LCCT at 8.45 AM
My bro still sleeping so i dont want to disturb him
Check in at 9.30 AM, airasia flight to Sibu, AK 5262
Bought red tea and bread as breakfast
Listening to my "baby", SONY mp3 Walkman
Started line up to get in the airoplane at 10.30 AM
I chose the seat at left wing, window side
3 seats, I sat alone
The journey took 1 hour and 55 minutes
Along the journey i slept like pig until the steward announced the plane gonna to be land then i just woke up
Safely landed at Sibu at 12.40 PM, 15 minutes early from the schedule
Get my luggage and my watch showed 1 PM
Papa not yet reach so i sat at the bench and wait for him
Sms my sister to inform her i safely arrived
After that i saw my papa looking for me, I quickly approached him
Papa got work to do on that evening, he had to attend court as witness
So he brought me ate chicken rice near my Sibu house
Reached the house at 2 PM, papa went to work 1st
Left me alone at the house, after change the cloth I called my mama
Talked a while then I slept again, at sofa
4.30 PM I heard papa's car engine sound, i awakened
I opened the door for him
We started close all the doors and windows before going back to Sarikei
Left Sibu at 5 PM, reached Sarikei at 6 PM
Saw mama n eldest sister
Chit chat with them, together ate dinner
Night send my sister to her tuition house, send mama to attend Hokkien Association meeting
Play computer a while then went to find my sister,
Helped her sweeped the floor
9 PM went back, watch television
10.30 PM start online, chat with my 3rd sis, reen n vShan, Friendster and wrote the blog.
Sleep at 2 Am

End of my 1st day back to Sarawak

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

My Cutie PaPa

15 July
Today is Father's Day
Think back what i've done for my papa........nothing
Only know how to create troublesome for him...wahaha
Try my best for not giving any worries and troubles to papa
Try my best for not always asking for the pocket money (if papa want give then i won't reject la..muahaha)
No need worry about me
I will take care myself here
Take care your Honda kapchai
Is very awkward to say that 3 words in front of you
So i say it at here la~~ (shy)
I~~ Lap~~ U... PapA (be serious ping, OK?)
Ok Ok~ I know~~
Happy Father's Day!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

DoN sLeep Liao~ StuDy La.. PipO

(Rekaan Semata-mata)

Dono why this special semester i quite lazy...
Maybe only one subject then too relax??
Sure nop... i need to score A if want to "push" up my CGPA
C'mon ping! Wake up liao.. 3 days to go before final..
After exam u can hibernation.. play.. relax.. comic...
Going back Sarawak...
See Papa and Mama...
A bit homesick liao...
Sobb~ :''( I miss mama

Thursday, June 5, 2008

wHat PipO dO iN Da HouSe wHeN boReD? (Part 1)

This is what i do when i was too bored at home.. playing with the mask. Why the mask is black in color? Because it is charcoal mask..haha. Damn.. seem i really too bored at home..

After wash off the mask.. fuyoh~ putih berseri.. (pipo~ your face look pale la...)

The End. (Part 1)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

PictuRe Of tHe MontH



YEAR 2004

This is the chosen one. That time I was only 18 years old, long hair until waist, fair and fat.. haha. I captured this picture using webcam. As I remember, this picture was my 1st friendster picture and I was wearing my 1st spectacles too!! (ALook, half frame with blue color). Unfortunately, I lost it in one accident that happened to me at 3 December 2005. This is four years ago of me. Am I still remaining the same? Well, this one of my favourite picture because have many memories and history about it so I choose it as my PICTURE OF THE MONTH!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai

Today is 1st of June and is a big celebration in Sabah and Sarawak. Selamat Hari Gawai to all my Dayak's friends. Enjoy dancing, eating and tuak!!

The word Gawai means a ritual or festival whereas Dayak is a collective name for the natives races in Sarawak; the Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, Murut and a few more. Thus Gawai Dayak literally means the Dayak Festival.

The mode of celebrations varies from place to place. Preparation starts very early. Tuak (rice wine) are brewed and traditional delicacies like penganan (cakes from rice flour, sugar and coconut milk) prepared. As the big day approaches, everyone will be busy with the general cleaning and preparing the food or cakes. On Gawai eve, glutinous rice are roasted in bamboo (ngelulun pulut). In the longhouse, new mats will be laid out on the ruai (an open gallery which runs through the entire length of the longhouse). The walls of most bilik (rooms) and the ruai are decorated with pua kumbu (traditional blanket).

The celebration starts on the evening of 31st May. In most Iban's longhouse, it starts with a ceremony called Muai Antu Rua (to cast away the spirit of greediness), signifying the non interference of the spirit of bad luck in the celebration. Two children or men each dragging a chapan or winnowing basket will pass each family room. Every family will throw some unwanted article into the basket. The unwanted articles will be tossed to the ground from the end of the longhouse for the spirit of bad luck.

Around 6 pm, miring (offering ceremony) will take place. Before the ceremony, gendang rayah (ritual music) is performed. The feast chief thanks the gods for the good harvest, ask for guidance, blessings and long life as he sacrifices a cockerel. Dinner will then be served at the ruai. While waiting for midnight, the folks gather and mingle at the ruai and berandau (talk/converse). Meanwhile, drinks, traditional cakes and delicacies are served.

At midnight, the gong is sounded. The tuai rumah will lead everyone to drink the Ai Pengayu (normally tuak for long life) and at the same time wishing each other "gayu-guru, gerai-nyamai" (long life, health and prosperity). A procession up and down the ruai called Ngalu Petara (Welcoming the Spirits) will follow. The celebration by now will get more merrier. Some will dance to the traditional music played. Others will sing the pantun (poems). In the town, the Dayak will gather at the community centres or restaurants for a enliven the evening.

Other activities that may follow the next day include cock-fighting, demonstration of blowpipe skills and ngajat competitions. On this day, 1st June, the homes of the Dayaks will be opened to visitors. In the longhouses, there is a practises called masu pengabang where guests will be served with tuak by the host before they can enter the longhouse. Dayaks will attend a church mass to thanks God for the good harvest. Gawai Dayak celebration may last for several days. Visitors are most welcome to the homes of the Dayaks during the festival.

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