Tiyung Dayak – “The Sour Dayak Apple” in Bidayuh Politics

For the Greater Glory of Bidayuh Politics


May Day?! Yup… It’s Labor Day for workers all over the world. On that day, some workers might just relaxing at homes or doing something beneficial for the community. For those who joined workers’ unions, they were seen busying themselves holding placards – rallying and chanting some mantras – demanding reasonable wages, more rights, equality and so forth.

Anyway, I woke up late that day – about ten minutes before noon. Well, there’s nothing to celebrate the night before, except that I took an R&R (Rest & Relax) – watching TV until the early morning hours.

After washing myself, I switched on the TV. Yes, correct, my favorite show was aired, as promised by the broadcast station (The History Channel) days before. It’s a special, a six-hour program called “Dogfights“, mostly about aerial and partly sea combat during the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, Vietnam War, The Six Days War, etc. Such program really makes me glued to the tube, as it featured historical events and awesome animated CGI (computer graphic images), which looks almost real. After watching that program, then I took my bath, lah! In Malaysia, however, the weekly, one-hour program is screened every Thursday at 2200 hours GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on ASTRO Channel 555 (surf the web links below for details).




The “snatched” images from various Dogfights web links…

I have learned something though. The quote in that program really intrigues me, which goes like this, “Experience the battle and dissect the tactics (strategies)“. Wow… fantastic! It means that one ought to learn from others’ experiences in order to succeed. Anyway, I just keep it to myself, lah… as those Bidayuh big guns goons might not have any interest in militarism!


For “Dogfights” enthusiasts, you may visit these web links for more info:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogfight
  2. http://www.history.com/minisites/dogfights/
  3. http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=Minisite_Episodes&content_type_id=52079&display_order=2&mini_id=51833
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogfights_(TV)
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu21W-ls_bE

Yes, correct… another May Day alert! Raja Petra Kamarudin – the well known Malaysian King of Bloggers – has been sent to prison on May 6, 2008 on charged of sedition! What the heck… Anyway, thanks to generous bloggers out there, who have given their support to bail him out by contributing as low as RM1.00 per person. An account has been set up for that purpose, but then it has been closed, as the amount collected is more than enough to support his bail out (see the details in Malaysia Today blog).


Remember, patience is a virtue…


May 6, 2008 Posted by | 02 Bidayuh Politics, 03 Miscellaneous | 3 Comments