Thursday, September 30, 2010

Girl killed 448 pound bear

A girl killed 448 pound bear with a bow and arrow in Oba, Ontario, Canada. The 17 years old Michigan girl, Jessica Olmstead of Harper Creek, shot the bear during a hunting trip last month. He killed the 448 pound (203 Kilograms) black bear with a bow and arrow from 16 yards away. The bear was the first animal she killed with the new Matthews passion bow designed for women. He also hold the Bowhunting record for the bear. 

"As soon as my dad got it for me I was immediately comfortable and I was ready to use it the next day," Jessica said.

"When I go out hunting, it's really exciting. Whenever I see a bear I just want to go at it. When you're hunting, your heart is racing, your blood is pumping, and you feel that adrenaline rush. I really love to hunt," she said.

Her father, Tim Olmstead, told The Associated Press that his daughter eats the animals she hunts, including the bear, and does not kill just for fun. He told the paper he's been teaching others to hunt for more than 30 years and that he's never had a student pick up the fundamentals as quickly as his daughter.

"I'm not just saying this because she's my daughter," he said. "But she's probably one of the best listeners I've every taught. With the bear she showed a lot of patience. She tracked the bear, killed it, and gutted it like a pro."


I found this news in many website sports pages yesterday. Is this consider as a kind of sports now? Killing an innocent bear that don't even try to attack her? In this urban world, I don't think it is necessary for us to hunt for food. Unless hunting is one of your lifestyle. Some part of Malaysia, people hunt because they need to find food to eat. Another woman with animal head as a trophy for her home decoration. Her father very proud of her and even tell the news that it is not for fun. Then, why do you need to share the news with everyone in this world?

Do any of you need to killed a big bear today?

No chayo-chayo day again....

We got a flat tyre

Arkkkkhhhhh.... We got a flat tyre. If you guess anything about that in yesterday Wordless Wednesday, you're right. To anyone who still new in my blog, every Wednesday I will be posting a picture or sets of picture and you need to guess what I am trying to say in the picture. You can guess as many as you want. I maybe will post together a caption, quote or a little bit clue in the post. The rest you need to look carefully at the pictures, the answer normally is there. As a gift to anyone who get the correct answer, I will post your blog URL in the next post. The answer of the Wordless Wednesday will be on the next day (Thursday).


The correct answer is "My friends changed Flat tyre, we took their pictures", people who get it right:
  1. Sumandak Kinabalu
  2. levian
  3. etomyam
  4. donny
  5. HiPnCooLMoMMa
If I left anyone out, please do comment here and tell me. Comments that past 24 hours mark will not be counted. Hahahahaha.... Some of your comment are funny. Everyone are just using their imagination freely. Lina, That girl is my friends, Fatim. Kay, if there are any of the monitor lizards (Namewee or Luca Lucas) on the road, I will most probably not taking any pictures. Hehehehe.... gadisBUNGA, everyone will be banging their head if we accidentally struck a tokek. Khulanz, your guess? A KL citizen, children under that car? Hehehehehe.... Girlie, at last you get it right.
I am going back to my work place every Sunday. Normally, it will take us 2 hours to go there from Kota Marudu by car. The road to my workplace don't fully develop yet. Some parts of the roads is a former logging road. Some part of the roads not paved (tidak berturap) yet. On my early days working here, it took courage to go back to this workplace since anything could happen, and I need to prepared. The car maybe will be having problem and there is no mechanic along the roads. No one to asked help too. Its quiet OK now since the road already paved with stones.
On that day (This flat tyre happened few month back), they're 4 of us. Me and my friend Fatim, General (the driver) and Sairun. Along the way, the men are talking about recycle tyre or cut tyre (Tayar toreh, I am not sure what they called it in English). Sairun said he bought Tayar Toreh and he cannot drive his car that day since he can see wire on his tyres. The General said he bought Tayar Toreh because its cheaper. At that time, I were thinking, wish we don't have any flat tyre. At the same moment, General stop his car. He asked Sairun to check his tyres. The Tayar Toreh he used just going flat.

Its right in the middle of no where. No hand phone line at that place if we want to get help. When both of them changing the tyre, both of us taking their pictures. I am not sure if Fatim knew I am taking pictures for my blog. Hehehehehe.... It took both of them one long hours to change that tyre since they never change a tyre before. Luckily, the spare tyre don't have any problem. After the flat tyre fix, we continue our journey to the workplace.
The moral of the story, Don't use recycle tyre (Tayar Toreh). I think last year, Road Safety Department already warn driver that this Tayar Toreh is illegal. Starting 1st November 2009, you can get summons for using this kind of tyre. This is because this kind of tyre is dangerous to user and other road users. Its also don't have any approval by Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM). They cut the tyre tread so the tyre look new but it will make the tyre thinner.

Anyone of you using this kind of tyre?

Chayo-chayo....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WW: What wrong? what happen?

Wordless Wednesday: What wrong? What happened? Your Guess?

Chayo-chayo....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Funny Sumazau kids Video

I found this kids in one of the cultural village in Sabah, Monsopiad cultural village. This kids is from Sarawak. They had a little bit different culture in Sarawak but this kids automatically dance when the music started. You can see the little boy heads moving with the rhythm of the music. I think this is cute. He only stop when the music stop. Hahahahaha.... Do you know how to dance?


They had like an hour of cultural performance that day and the boy asking his parents to be on stage whenever the dancers are not performing. Everyone is laughing every time he shake his head. Hehehehehe.... So Funny. To anyone who doesn't know how the Sumazau dance is performs, its involve hand and feet movement but this kids make his own version of Sumazau. With only his head and upper body movement. Hehehehehe.... I will be talking about Monsopiad cultural village and Sumazau dance in my other posts in the future, don't worry if you don't understand what I mean.

Beside the funny thing that kids do. It make me think, how easily we as a kids accept anything. No judgement, no perception and we don't fake our expression. When we grow up, we start to judge people by their looks and appearance, their cultures and religions or what other people thinks of them. We cannot act like what this little boy do. Just forget where you're come from and dance to the rhythm of the music that people are playing around you. Such act maybe will make other people judge you for not disrespecting other people culture. We fear that people judge badly about us. Thus making us faking our own action.  

Can we just dance with the music like this boys did? Do you dare?

Chayo-chayo....

Monday, September 27, 2010

Recipe: How to cook dodol

Everyone in Malaysia still in the Hari Raya Aidilfitri mood, right? My office will have our Hari Raya Aidilfitri gathering tonight. Hehehehehe.... Anyone in Malaysia will surely know dodol but not everyone know how to cook dodol. The dodol recipe is simple and cooking it is not that hard exactly. The hard part is, when you need to stir it until the dodol become thick. Its a long process, you need at least 4 hours. You need to continuously stir it. Today, I am sharing my mother in law dodol recipe pictures and video. We were using gas cooker for this process since it will not produce smoke and we can easily take pictures. Normally, people will used firewood to cook dodol.

Ingredients:

9kg granted Coconut.
2kg glutinous rice flour
500g rice flour
1kg white sugar
1.5L water
4 Pandan Leaves (knotted)


You need to get the coconut milk from the grated coconut. 9 kg grated coconut will get you at least 2 liters of thick coconut milk. Boil the coconut milk, add white sugar and pandan leaves. Cook until we can see the coconut oil on top of the the coconut milk. The colour will be darken too. Stir the boil ingredient slowly from time to time.

In the meantime, mix the glutinous rice flour and rice flour with water. Make sure you mix it well until the mixture became smooth and brown in colour. When the Cook coconut milk already produce oil, take out the pandan leaves. You can now add the flour mixture to the pan. After this, you need to stir the dodol non stop or you will get a burn dodol. Make sure your gas cooker is on low heat at this moment.
Keep on stiring the dodol until it become thick and shiny. Remember, you need at least 4 hours for the whole cooking process. You can use banana leaves to test if the dodol already cook or not. If the dodol don't stick on the leaves, that's mean the dodol is ready. After the dodol is cooked, you can put it on a tray with banana leaves on it. Used the granted coconut on the sticky left over pan. It will help you easily clean and dish washing your pan later.

Happy trying.

Chayo-chayo....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dusun lotud wedding ceremony

I will remember yesterday date, 25 September 2010 for the rest of my life. Uhuk-uhuk.... I will remember the date because this is the first time in my life going to someone wedding without a proper dress. I am just wearing a jeans and T-shirt. My parents just inform me yesterday morning that we need to go to my cousin wedding. All my good dress are still in laundry after Hari Raya celebration. Normally, I will go to weddings in Baju kurung, at least. When I saw all my family properly dress, I just grab my red scarf. They then told me that the red scarf is not suitable for my blue T-Shirt. I run up to the house again and grab my pink scarf. I hate last minute journey call. Uhuk-uhuk....
The wedding ceremony is for my cousin Georgina, the daughter of Dr.George Anson Kunjan with her husband Dr. Frank Chai. This is the third weddings for them. The first one in Australia and the second one in Singapore. For this wedding, it held at my dad village in Kg. Sawah, Tuaran. We rarely go back to Tuaran, going there is the same as tracking my origins. Hehehehe.... I only knew my dad siblings, other then them, I don't know at all. We arrived at that place around 1 pm.
The wedding ceremony celebrated in a colourful Dusun Lotud theme. All the wedding receptionists are wearing Dusun Lotud dress. My sisters Ann and Bellnita got the chance to take pictures with one of the little girl that wearing a Dusun Lotud costume. There are also cultural dance during the ceremony. The dancers perform sumayau, bamboo dance (magalang magunatip) and daling-daling. The cultural dance maybe to promote Sabah culture to the groom (or Husband since they already married. Hehehehe) families who mostly from Singapore and Australia.
The not so good part is when they start serving local wine, "bahar" and "tumpung" together with canned stout and alcoholic drink. I cannot stand the smell. I don't want that kind of drink in my wedding, dangerous for people who come from far away like us. Hehehehe.....

Congratulations to Georgina and Dr. Frank Chai.

Chayo-chayo....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dusun Lotud Saturday: learn dusun language

Every Saturday, it will be Dusun Lotud Saturday (DLS). Lets Learn Dusun Lotud Language together. I am not very good in my language because we don't speak any Dusun Language at home. Most of the time, we speak Malay. Sharing my language, hopefully will help me improve my Dusun Lotud vocabulary. My parents and friends will be my references. Every week, I will try to share one situation and translate them to Dusun Lotud. If I mistakenly do a wrong translation, please do correct me.
 
Dusun Lotud Saturday (DLS): Learn Dusun Language.

Greetings=Kopisanangan.

Greetings to all of you my friends=Kopisanangan kumaa dika ngavi oi ambalut.

I am a Dusun Lotud children=Yoho nopo ti tanak dusun lotud.

My name is Zezebel=Ngaran ku nopo nga ie Zezebel.

Berasal dari Kota Marudu=mantad Kota Marudu.

Welcome to my blog=Kopisanangan kinorikatan dikoyu hiti blogku.

Our speaking language is Dusun Lotud=Boros nopo dahai nga Dusun Lotud.

Come learn Dusun language with me every Saturday=Kaino minsinggilo boros dusun miampai doho monikid tadau koonom.

That all for this week. Sorry if I start this week with a hard one. This is just an introduction for my Dusun Lotud Saturday. I will try to share a basic and easy words next week. Thanks for Jane-Sumandak Kinabalu for the help on some of the translation. If you're wondering what dress I am wearing on the picture, it is not Dusun Lotud dress. Its a Rungus dress. Rungus is another Dusun ethnic in Kudat, Sabah.

Chayo-chayo....

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sosilawati case: Muthuraja maybe murdered

Sosilawati Lawiya murder case had became a news sensation in Malaysia. I read news about the murder of this Nouvella Visage founder almost everyday. Even during Hari Raya gathering, everyone will stop what they're doing if there are any news about the murder case on TV.  Sosilawati, 47, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsudin, 44, lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, and CIMB Bank officer Noorhisham Mohammad, 38, were killed, their bodies burnt and the ashes thrown into rivers in the vicinity of Ladang Gadong after they went missing on Aug 30 following a trip to Banting over a land deal. Until today, Police have picked up eight suspects, among them two lawyers. 300 pieces of bone fragments for at least 20 victims have been retrieved by police in Sg Panchau, Banting.
Mohd Shafiq Abdullah from Kedah and Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja, are two of the victims related to this murder case so far. Muthuraja's wife, S. Usharani, 24, had lodged a report at the Banting police station on Sept 8 claiming that her husband had disappeared after having met the lawyers upon his arrival at the KL International Airport on Jan 18. Selangor police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said police were now investigating the case of Muthuraja, 34, who had arrived in Malaysia on Jan 18, under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Today, S. Usharani played a recorded call from her handphone, saying it was evidence that an individual claiming to be from Bukit Aman had asked her for RM1mil to secure her husband’s release. She claimed that she had first received a call from a man called Muru on Feb 2 but did not record the conversation. However, Usharani recorded the next phone call from a man identifying himself as Asst Supt Suresh on Feb 12. They told her that Muthuraja had been detained for trafficking ketamine and asked her for RM1mil for his release. She asked to hear her husband voice before paying but they refused.

On the same day today, Muthuraja family claimed that S.Usharani is a liar. His family also concerned that Muthuraja’s wife S. Usharani was giving the authorities the wrong information. Dr Kasi Viswanathan said the passport that she’s showing the police and the media has expired. There were four expired passports attached to his current one. Muthuraja mother has made it known that her son was not on good terms with his wife S. Usharani. She claimed her son wanted to “escape” from Usharani because she was always putting him under pressure.
Photo by Star news: Muthuraja and his wifes
With Usharani adding up to the media sensation of this murder case, I think we can see more drama. To anyone who don't read any news about this, Usharani is a second wife of Muthuraja. They're report that she maybe afraid that without her husband, she will not get anything from Muthuraja wealth. I also don't understand why Malaysia newspaper want to add this girl into their news. She only give the recorded phone call after one weeks she arrived in Malaysia. Something twisted in her story somewhere.

Wish this case will be over soon. I also read today that the victim, Sosilawati maybe had been raped before killed by the murderer. I also wish this murderer will be bring to justice real soon.

Wish them Rest in Peace.

Chayo-chayo....

KK Tower clock VS 16 storey hotel

What will happen if a 105 years old Kota Kinabalu (KK) Tower clock versus a new 16 storey hotel and shopping mall? Who do you think will win? I read a news about how wooden Atkinson clock Tower, named after Francis George Atkinson, the first district officer of Jesselton (the colonial name for Kota Kinabalu) is in center of attention because of the new development project. Atkinson’s Clock Tower is the last structure that survived the Second World War in Kota Kinabalu and it may soon be hidden from the view of residents in the city. I saw this tower before when I and my fiance at Kota Kinabalu Signal Hill.
Criticism about the 16-storey commercial complex has been raging in the social network site Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heritage-Sabah/129477990433190) for the past week and among those posting their comments was local independent heritage researcher Richard Nelson Sokial. Another group of concerned individuals have launched an online petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/sabah100/petition.html) asking the state government to stop the development and to conserve the greenery of the area into perpetuity.

Meanwhile a Kota Kinabalu resident in a letter published in a local newspaper (Sept 19), said the forested area near the Atkinson clock tower contained a series of steps linking the town area to the Kota Kinabalu observatory overlooking the city. Lamenting that these “Rainforest Steps” that had largely been ignored and unmaintained by City Hall could in fact become part of tourist trail in the city. The resident said the Rainforest Steps lead up past some superb old growth trees, including one of the most magnificent strangler figs to be seen anywhere outside a conservation area in Sabah.
Source: The Borneo Post
This clock already at the back of a building but tourist still came and take picture of its. If anyone of you ever go to Kota Kinabalu field near the bus station. This tower is just on the hill near police station there. Its a little bit sad when old building need to make way for development. I think there are old pre-colonial building near there before. It is a mark of the old Kota Kinabalu (Jesselton), right? The road in front of the building already busy with people coming and passing by Kota Kinabalu. A mall over there will surely make that place even busier. 

Wish this new mall will not be open. The new suria mall are still not in full capacity (when I go there last raya, most shop still empty). Why do Kota Kinabalu need a new Mall and Hotel? 

Please join this online petition. Thanks.



Chayo-chayo....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Old pictures bring nostalgia

People said, old pictures will bring nostalgia. Hehehehe.... If you guess my age at 11 years old in yesterday Wordless Wednesday, you're right. To anyone who still new in my blog, every Wednesday I will be posting a picture or sets of picture and you need to guess what I am trying to say in the picture. You can guess as many as you want to. I maybe will post together a caption, quote or a little bit clue in the post. The rest you need to look carefully at the pictures, the answer normally is there. As a gift to anyone who get the correct answer, I will post your blog URL in the next post. The answer of the Wordless Wednesday will be on the next day (Thursday).

The correct answer is "11 years old", people who get it right:
  1. eelobor
  2. makdara TERDIVA
  3. Marie (Jellybelly)
 If I left anyone out, please do comment here and tell me. Comments that past 24 hours mark will not be counted.

When I saw this picture, it will remind me how naughty I am that time. In my neighbourhood at this time, there are no girls that similar to my age. Most of my friends that time are boys. I will play boys games like catching fish in the mud, climbing trees, play hide and seek, police sentry, slings birds and many more similar boys games. I fell into a well before when my mom told me to go to bath because I eagerly playing swords with my friends. In school, I only make friends with girls, I don't care about the boys (none of my village friends in my school that time). There is one time that a discipline teacher pull my ear because I make one of the boy crying, at that time I am the school assistant prefect head. Hehehehehe.... Naughty me.

Looking at this picture when I am 17 years old (with Beth, my sister), it will remind me at my glory days. Hehehehe.... At this time, a wife to a very important people came to my house and asked my parents if I can join a beauty pageant (Unduk Ngadau). They will pay all expenses but I never accept that offer. This picture also reminds me about how many secret admire letters sent to me. I also had been a bridesmaid so many times this day and in one occasion, I get more attention then the brides. Its make me remember, even if I never get 1st place in class. All my classmate eager want to know my result in exams. I am not naughty anymore this day. I became a shy girl. Hehehehe....
Even if I am not in this matrix pictures (you can see Jane-Sumandak Kinabalu), it will remind me how stressful my life that time. I need to make sure I am not failed from exam or get expelled from school. This picture is a pictures of all my housemate, I am sleeping during this picture take. Jane is one of my housemate during that time. This picture also remind me that eating meat will make my body and face swelling badly, like I am allergic to meat. 

Do you have any old pictures that will bring nostalgia like mine?

Chayo-chayo....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WW: How old am I in this picture?

Wordless Wednesday: How old am I in this picture?

Chayo-chayo....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gaya Street Tamu

I think this is a must visit place if you come to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; Gaya Street Tamu. I had a chance to go to Gaya Street Tamu or morning market last Sunday. I envy how diverse and big the Tamu in Kota Kinabalu compare to Kota Marudu. If you want to visit Kota Kinabalu, make sure your visiting days include Sunday morning because this tamu only held on Sunday from as early as 6 am until 1 pm. That place exactly is a street, its will be closed for that day for the tamu. As I can see that day, many foreign tourist visiting this place. Unlike Kota Marudu Tamu, foreign tourists are rare and you can count them using your fingers. If you already arrived and don't know where gaya street situated (you can always find them on tourist maps too), you can always ask for "Gaya Street Tamu" to the local and most of them will be happy to assist you with the instruction to go there. There are also may hotels near gaya street or on that street itself.

On my visit that day, I can find almost anything from fruits, vegetables, children toys, the famous Sabah Vase, Painting, antique, herbs, local kerepek (chips), live plants, pets, famous Sabah Pearls, Local craft, handicraft, biscuits, Ladies accessory, Sabah Tourist T-shirt, traditional music instruments and Sabah Kuih (local cake) for you to buy. Its a great place for sight seeing with many colours for your camera. I love to take pictures in the Gaya Street Sunday Market. It took me almost three hours, walking and taking pictures in that place. Almost all the sellers in there don't mind you taking pictures of them not like in Kota Marudu; people will asked what the pictures are for. Maybe because there are a lots of tourists taking pictures in this place.

To anyone who like traditional instrument, I seen one seller from Kota Belud Sabah selling all Sabah Music instruments. You can find Kulintangan, Gong and Gendang from this seller. The owner told me that there are different gong for different Sabah ethnic. The sound also different from one another. He also selling antique Chinese vase but i am not sure from what dynasty.
After a walk in the Tamu, you can always get a foot reflexology and massage at RM20 for half an hour. The massage is done by Sabah Society for the blind members. Many people will be getting the massage and you maybe need to wait for a while. From my observation, the price for most items in this Tamu are a little bit higher in price. You need to asked for discount. Especially for item that related to tourism. Souveniers like key chains, T-shirt, small vase and craft are little bit expensive. Make sure you know how to bargain or you will be pay them more then you should.

Any of you been to this place?

Chayo-chayo....

 
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