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

For the Greater Glory of Bidayuh Politics

Play of the Month…

Just to inform my “www” viewers that there’s a new comedic drama called “The Betrayal” – currently being staged in Malaysia! Well, there’s no need to introduce the actors, lah

Haha! Bekikis bulu betis, O’ Akih!

Borneo Post. 2009. Samy Vellu will become a liability to BN: Dr Mahathir. September 19, 2009 Edition.

Borneo Post. 2009. Samy Vellu will become a liability to BN: Dr Mahathir. September 19, 2009 Edition.

You don’t mean me, do you, grandpa?!

You don’t mean me, do you, grandpa?!

Borneo Post. 2009. BN leaders must admonish Samy Vellu: Dr M. September 19, 2009 Edition.

Borneo Post. 2009. BN leaders must admonish Samy Vellu: Dr M. September 19, 2009 Edition.

September 20, 2009 Posted by | 04 Money Talk, 07 The Greatest Scam, 08 Malaysian Politics, 09 Sarawak Politics | Leave a comment

The “words of comfort”…

Last night I had a chance doing some Biblical readings, following the daily readings (reflection) given by the Catholic Church. Well, yesterday’s topic touched on the love for money and anything related to it (quest for power, prestige, oppression, whatever lah…).

Allow me to verbatim part of it:

Those who strive to be rich fall into temptations and traps. A lot of foolish and harmful ambitions plunge them into ruin and destruction. Indeed, the love of money is the root of every evil. Because of this greed, some have wandered away from the faith, bringing on themselves afflictions of every kind. (1 Timothy 6: 9 – 10)

Part of the following Psalm is about the irresponsibility of the rich:

Fear not when someone grows rich,

when his power becomes oppressively great,

for nothing will he take when he dies;

his wealth and pomp he will leave behind.

Though he praised himself in his lifetime,

“All will say that I have enjoyed life,”

he will join the generation of his forebears,

who will never again see the light.

People of wealth have no thought,

they will be silenced like the beasts. (Psalm 49: 17 – 21)

Wah, ada betol jugak… I’m putting this in my blog as there are lots of “mischievous things” currently happened here and there. I would say that I’m judging it indirectly lah… It’s basic instinct, anyway!

Well, it’s not the end of the world yet! Read it here, so as to make life keeps on going…

September 19, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 04 Money Talk, 07 The Greatest Scam | Leave a comment

Mr. Sanuh’s Kampong Love 2009…?

Nay…

I’m not going to gossip about someone else’s new, extra girlfriend for the year 2009, although the above title, uhmmm… it might looks like that; it might sounds like that; it might goes into that direction… but I’m not referring to them, lah! No one knows who is this so-called “Mr. Sanuh” guy nor his new “Kampong Love” girlfriend…

L.O.L.!!!

Of course, some of us knew that both Mr. Sanuh and Kampong Love are two famous Bidayuh songs; so that’s why I would like to bring my “www” viewers’ attention to it – in order to make it more internationally recognizable, lah! Come and see the following photos for details…

Here you are – the flash video of the day... Well, it has been around for almost two years!

Here you are – the flash video of the day... Well, it has been around for almost two years!

What I want to highlight is shown in the marked circle. So, if you want to download flash videos, make sure that your browser must have that feature lah... It’s easy to use, though! But then, it took me days to figure it out! Aiyah... Anyway, learning is fun!

What I want to highlight is shown in the marked circle. So, if you want to download flash videos, make sure that your browser must have that feature lah... It’s easy to use, though! But then, it took me days to figure it out! Aiyah... Anyway, learning is fun!

The self-explanatory guide on how to use the flash video downloader...

The self-explanatory guide on how to use the flash video downloader...

To download, make sure that the video is currently available. Right-hand click your mouse... Yup, korek! And then click on “Download it” to download that flash video lah...

To download, make sure that the video is currently available. Click the mouse on it... Yup, korek! And then click on “Download it” to download that flash video lah...

Aiyah... same S.O.P., lah; but for a different flash video, lah! This flash video is about a frustrated guy who currently takes refuge in Melaka (Malacca)... L.O.L.!!!

Aiyah... same S.O.P., lah; but for a different flash video, lah! This flash video is about a frustrated guy who currently takes refuge in Melaka (Malacca)... L.O.L.!!!

A-haa... The flash video downloading is currently in progress (you can see the downloading percentage). The downloadable time, however, depends on your internet speed connection. If you are accessing the internet near the Sarawak-KALBAR border (let say in Melatai, Ulu Baleh), it might take about 5-7 hours to download lah...

A-haa... The flash video downloading is currently in progress (you can see the downloading percentage). The downloading time, however, depends on your internet speed connection. If you are accessing the internet near the Sarawak-KALBAR border (let say in Melatai, Ulu Baleh), it might take about 5-7 hours to download lah...

In this case, the downloaded flash video is automatically renamed as “videoplayback”; probably together with other “variants” such as “videoplayback1, 2, 3 ... etc.” and stored inside the C Drive, under the “downloads” folder (i.e. C:\downloads)... Another thing is that, the video player software might not be the same – it could be Real Player, Applian FLV Player, KM Player, VLC Player, etc. Before you proceed, well; you can watch it first lah...

In this case, the downloaded flash video is automatically renamed as “videoplayback”; probably together with other “variants” such as “videoplayback(1), (2), (3) ... etc.” and (automatically) stored inside the C Drive, under the “downloads” folder (i.e. C:downloads)... Another thing is that, the video player software might not be the same – it could be Real Player, Applian FLV Player, KM Player, VLC Player, etc. Before you proceed, well; you can watch it first lah (by double-clicking on that video file)...

To rename the video file, right-hand click on the file and select the option “Rename”...

To rename the video file, right-hand click on the file and select the option “Rename”...

After that, press the button “<--Backspace” on the keyboard to delete the “videoplayback” file name...

After that, press the button “<--Backspace” on the keyboard to delete the “videoplayback” file name...

Yes, you can!, by renaming the video file via keying a new file name lah...

Yes, you can!, by renaming the video file via keying a new file name lah...

In case if you want make the downloaded video file for “safe-keeping”, you can do so by right-hand clicking the file and select the option “Copy”. After that, you can save it in any other folder – be it inside your internal/external hard drive and/or pen/thumb drive – by right-hand clicking inside that folder and select the option “Paste”... That’s it!

In case if you want to make the downloaded video file for “safe-keeping”, you can do so by right-hand clicking the file and select the option “Copy”. After that, you can save it in any other folder – be it inside your internal/external hard drive and/or pen/thumb drive – by right-hand clicking inside that folder and select the option “Paste”... That’s it!

KTM – Kecewa Tambah Merana – another famous Bidayuh song available on Youtube...

KTM – Kecewa Tambah Merana – another famous Bidayuh song available on Youtube...

If your current browser (in this case, the Mozilla Firefox) does not look exactly like in the above images, it means that you are using the old browser version. Well, it’s still can be used, but then, it’s better with the latest version lah. Anyway, you can download the new version later.

In case if it’s not working properly (into that direction), the sole reason then could be due to your out-dated Flash Player version; so you need to download the new one by accessing this site for another free Flash Player software, including other software, lah. Or, if you are lazy to try new things, then you may have to refer to my previous tutorial here.

However, it seems that the old version of Youtube flash videos work well with the old version of Orbit Downloader (but a little bit slower). Then, come this “anti-leeching” terminology (I’m not sure on what does it means!) that has prompted and enabled the latest version of Orbit Downloader to be integrated into browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, you name it lah…).

By the way, the above flash videos are obtainable from here, as a token of gratitude to its owner… Thank you, you… And we love you… Mwahhh!

Yup, help is on the way and this is what we know as “bridging the digital divide” among veteran and amateur (Dayak) bloggers. So, hopefully, there is no more frustrated, amateur (Dayak) bloggers out there (who would like to (e)migrate to Melaka lah!), as they too can learn (some of the basics) about the “know-how to kow tow” in here, what…?!

Now, go and download the 101 East programs here and watch it offline! L.O.L.!!!

Ooops, for ease of movement, just click the selected, following links – the special editions on Sarawak (including other Borneo states); its diminishing natural resources and the livelihood of its inhabitants:

  1. 101 East Special: Tribes of Borneo Sarawak – August 16, 2007 (Part 1/2)
  2. 101 East Special: Tribes of Borneo Sarawak – August 16, 2007 (Part 2/2)
  3. 101 East: Stateless in Sabah – August 21, 2008 (Part 1/2)
  4. 101 East: Stateless in Sabah – August 21, 2008 (Part 2/2)
  5. 101 East: Borneo’s Orangutans – October 2, 2008 (Part 1/2) – And what has been done (so far) by Bapak Gabnur of Central Kalimantan?!
  6. 101 East: Borneo’s Orangutans – October 2, 2008 (Part 2/2)
  7. News footage: Corruption Linked to Borneo Deforestation – July 15, 2009 (Part 1/1)
  8. News footage: Palm Oil Oil Palm – An environmental cost to Borneo – December 30, 2007 (Part 1/1)

Of course, there are a lot more flash videos on AlJazeeraEnglish’s 101 East Youtube network! Anyway, happy learning and viewing, folks!

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Meanwhile, in another “previous” development

Campaigning for the Real Ale (CAMRA), aye?! Click the above image for details...

Campaigning for the Real Ale (CAMRA), aye?! Click the above image for details...

If you wish to join CAMRA, click here. However, such similar organization is currently NOT AVAILABLE for Borneo’s tuak and/or langkau lovers… except that there’s a blog called “Rice Wine, Unlimited”…

L.O.L.!!!

September 18, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 04 Money Talk, 06 Product(s) Promotion, 07 The Greatest Scam, 08 Malaysian Politics, 09 Sarawak Politics, 10 International Politics | 1 Comment

The joyful, free rides…

MASwings’ ATR 72-500 aircraft...

MASwings’ ATR 72-500 aircraft...

Some of you – guys and gals – do remember my previous “angkatchawan” article, right? Well, it’s OK lah; you can browse for it later.

As a frequent “angkatchawan”, I normally take Air Asia’s Kuching–Bintulu flights back and forth (my frequent, monthly destinations). But then, due to some urgent matters, so I took MASwings flight from Kuching to Bintulu on Sunday morning, September 13, 2009. Other passengers and I were on board ATR 72500 aircraft (see the photo above). Yeah, kudos to MASwings for its latest addition of ATR 72–500 aircrafts into its fleet. This type of modern aircraft have its built-in in-flight entertainment (IFE) system (see the photo below) to reduce the workload of its cabin crew, plus promoting Sarawak and Sabah tourism products via flash videos. And that’s good, especially for a new passenger like myself lah! But then, I might get bored lah, if I become one of its loyal passengers! Aiya, for sure lah… I love to watch beautiful lady stewardess doing the safety demos in front of me, what…?! Don’t get me wrong lah, gals!

L.O.L.!!! 😮

I managed to get this only photo inside the ATR 72-500 last Sunday... Click on the image for details...

I managed to get this only photo inside the ATR 72-500 last Sunday... Click on the image for details...

Well, yeah… I used to board Fokker F27 Friendship (?) flights – operated by MAS – for both destinations in the early 1990s. Anyway, MASwings now have a few number of Fokker 50 operating for its rural air service (RAS) within Sarawak and Sabah.

To continue with my story lah; our ordeal started at 12.45 pm when we were supposed to be landed at Bintulu Airport. However, due to bad, afternoon weather (plus thunderstorm), the aircraft couldn’t land at the airport. So, the two flight-deck crew (the pilots) – based on the directive(s) given by the air traffic controllers (Kuching/Sibu/Mukah/Bintulu/Miri?) – have diverted the flight path towards Miri International Airport. We landed safely around 1.05 pm, and have to transit and wait for another flight to Bintulu for about 45 minutes (which was beyond the 20 minutes transit time). Around 2 pm, we were again air borne – not to Bintulu Airport as expected – but to Sibu Airport! Wahlau weh!

To cut the story short, we were once again air borne – from Sibu to Bintulu – at about 3.30 pm and Thanks be to God!, as we were finally landed at Bintulu Airport around 4 pm…

And guess what?! I was greeted with sour faces, as my friends have been waiting for my arrival since 12.30 pm… Well, it’s OK lah; as I gave them a special treat after that… L.O.L.!!! 😮

Yup, we got free rides to Miri and Sibu before we reach Bintulu, lah… And one of the passengers who did enjoy that free rides commented for having two slices of sandwich and an orange juice (during the first flight); including an extra of two cold Milo drinks (for the last two flights)!

Anyway, kudos (syabas) to MASwings’ air and ground crew for making our flight(s) safe and sound! And thanks again to MASwings for the joyful, free rides…  🙂

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The author’s note: The Wikipedia reference on MASwings.

September 14, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 06 Product(s) Promotion | 1 Comment

Number crunching…

The lucky numbers for the day are as follows:

999, 80, 84 and 91.

999?! It refers to September 09, 2009; that is today! Some superstitious Chinese believe that these numbers will bring them good luck. Well, it seems that today is just another normal, hazy day and not “hassle-freelah

80, 84 and 91?! Ah, I got it from today’s edition of that lousy Borneo Post! Borneo Post plak got that figures from another lousy, DOE’s website. Yup, these numbers refer to yesterday’s (September 08, 2009) Air Pollutants Index (API) readings for Kuching, which were classified as “Moderate”…

For Kuchingites, THIS IS CRAP! The haze condition is worsening – day by day; some of them (the Kuchingites lah…) could have been “choked” and/or get difficulty in breathing lah; suddenly got asthma lah; etc. … What a pity…

Aiyah… no need to comment further lah. I’ll show you the following photos, showing the current, worsen haze condition in Kuching on September 09, 2009 (and the authority still consider it as “moderately healthy”)!

The “lousy” Air Pollutants Index for the whole of Sarawak, as at September 08, 2009...

The “lousy” Air Pollutants Index for the whole of Sarawak, as at September 08, 2009...

Major (?) Jam Can also can't do nothing about this worsening haze condition in the city, what...

Major (?) Jam Can also CAN DO NOTHING about this worsening haze condition in the city, what...

Sorry lah; can’t see clearly lah, my future office building... Aiya!

Sorry lah; you can’t see clearly of our future office complex... Aiya!

September 9, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 04 Money Talk, 07 The Greatest Scam, 09 Sarawak Politics | 1 Comment

And the “Grandma Award” goes to …

Aiyah! Enough of politicking for the day, lah!

I just want to share with my fellow bloggers about my latest, limited edition collection – as shown below…

Announcing the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Smith...

Announcing the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Smith...

Wow... Looks like Enjalina Joli and Bred Pit plak... Mantap gitu, an ideal couple... L.O.L.!!!

Wow... Looks like Enjalina Joli and Bred Pit plak... Mantap gitu, an ideal couple... L.O.L.!!!

Another hot couple in da haos - Aper namer ’ntah... A very loving couple...

Another hot couple in da haos - Aper namer ’ntah... A very loving couple...

Wuiyo... Bikin sumua orang jeles jer tengok ni... Whatever lah; it’s an American style, what...?!

Wuiyo... Bikin sumua orang jeles jer tengok ni... Whatever lah; it’s an American style, what...?!

Yup, I know that some of you (especially the lady-bloggers) would envy that handmade crafts! That macho chopping boards are locally known as “sengkalan” and the feminine-look objects are the ladles (lady-like, uh…), locally known as “sendok”. The chopping boards were made of Keranji (Dialium sp.) wood and the ladles were made of Puti wood. Anyway, I can’t remember its scientific name – I’ll check later, lah.

Those handmade crafts were proudly Made in Sarawak by my Melanau friends (the two brothers) few days ago…

September 4, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 06 Product(s) Promotion | 3 Comments

Jab-you! Don’t lose hope, lah… come on!

The soothsayer’s “useless” statement... Click on the image to download the video clip.

The soothsayer’s “useless” statement... Click on the image to download the video clip.

The Al-Jazeera English network has postponed the telecast of this 101 East documentary last night. Fortunately, the copy of the 3.27 minutes video (28.9 MB) entitled “Malaysia Logging: Tribesmen battle corporations in Sarawak / Malaysia’s Penan tribe resist logging firms” is currently available online. The article is available here and do click here for future schedule of 101 East programs.

Well, as usual, one or two thief minister’s coolies will get their hands dirty… Luckily, they are far away as Cochin and their butts were saved by the bell, as it couldn’t be reached by the Penans’ deadliest, ular belalang (cobra) venom-darts!

So, Enché Jab-you… give them (the Penans) a break, please… Ask from your bossy thief to excise some of KTS-Pusaka concession and allocate a certain area for these people. They have their rights to live in the land and to be given basic amenities. And, it is also their sole rights, whether to live in a traditional way of life or to adapt modernization.

It would be harmonious for these people to have enough supply of jungle produce – just like the rest of us. How are they going to get their wild sago palms and meat – if KTS-Pusaka is keep on doing forested land clearing?

Tell us, Enché Jab-you… How are we going to get the priceless wild boar heads as trophies – to be given as gifts for those hard core 1Malay protesters in Malaya – if your current gomen keep on allowing its cronies to carry out forest clearing for plantations?!

We have enough of oil palm plantations! The only plantation that we don’t have in such a large scale is kepayang plantation…

Additional reading:

Terpulang kepada Penan”, kata Jabu. (Utusan Borneo, 3 September 2009).

September 4, 2009 Posted by | 04 Money Talk, 05 Dayakism, 07 The Greatest Scam, 09 Sarawak Politics | 4 Comments

“MOODY, KAA” apa?!

The infamous, 2009 "MOODY, KAA?!" video clip by ccliewinutube (another fellow reporter I guess!). Click on the image to view the Youtube clip.

The infamous, 2009 "MOODY, KAA?!" video clip by ccliewinutube (another fellow reporter I guess!). Click on the image to view the Youtube clip.

I sourced the above MalaysiaKini.tv video clip from Kadayan Journal. Yup, for the benefits of other bloggers, I’d painstakingly rewrite the so–called “infamous, MOODY, KAA?! transcript”, for all Malaysians to view and read!

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The Reporter:

Aaaaaa… is it true that the gomen has also put up, aaaa… (got interrupted by a nuisance bug?)

Mr. Raised Orphan:

Aaaney dari ark-bar maner?!

The Reporter:

Jhaaaa… STARK!

Mr. Raised Orphan:

Cakap largh! Cakap bekeb’bangsa’an sikit… Hik! Hik! Hik! MOODY, KAA…?! Aaaa… (grinned)

The Reporter:

Is it true that, the aaaa… (Haiyah! Got another interruption again!)

Mr. Raised Orphan:

Sayer tak jawap largh, soalan begitu… Tanyer jer largh dalam bahase kebangsaan aper* dier…

WOKEH, U12 COCK IN ING’LIS, I’lp change; my mood!

(Now) Get a HEAD!

Where were you a dayducated; you can’t speak–; bahasa atoll…?! Hik! Hik! Hik! Huh, cha-karp or-rung pue-tay… Orait… Hik! Hik! Huk… Aper ney…

I(’LL) GIVE YOU THE OTHERS, THE REST (?) HUH… I THINK HE HAS ASKED ALREADY… Aaaa… in his, aaaa… format…

[End of MOODY, KAA?! clip] (And what the heck is that mean?!)

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* Yup, that reporter has the rights to ask any question – in English!

September 3, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 04 Money Talk, 07 The Greatest Scam, 08 Malaysian Politics | 1 Comment

Welcome on board… Have a seat, please…

An article posted by S.Hh. this morning intrigued me. Yup, it’s about MAS’ hoo-hah. Anyway, I’m not an economist by training, so for those of you who happened to be in the same level with me, please bear with me; as I’m going to make an idiot’s guide to ECONS 101. I hope that Professor Dyaksblog will contribute further, in order to make it more understandable.

By the way, learning this subject will not guarantee you (and I) in becoming economic advisors – either to MAS, SALCRA, or whatever lah. Yeah, it would be fine – at least – if we can contribute towards making profits for our own business(es)!

So, MAS vs. Air Asia, huh? Ah, it’s too complex to be discussed. How about another public transportation – STC / Lanang Co. / Sg. Merah / Jepak buses vs. chartered taxis vs. pirate taxis?! Sounds good, so far?!

YAAaaaaWwwwwnnn…!!! I think we should stop here, lah. May I suggest that you should look for load factor vs. revenue per seat – quite interesting!

Make sure that your electronic paper assignment is of standard format – no plagiarism (please!), must have sections on introduction, …, references! If you don’t adhere to the standard writing guidelines, then read this!

L.O.L.!!!

September 2, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 04 Money Talk | 1 Comment

Indonesia and Malaysia at (the brink of) war…?!

It has been a long time since my last e-visit to Malaysia Today – and it happened today! Well, there are aplenty reasons for that…

Among the interesting articles that I read just now were as follows (click on the images for further details):

Selamat Moodeka

Selamat Moodeka

Bye-bye, IGP, Happy retirement

Bye-bye, IGP, Happy retirement

The Unholy Trinity

The Unholy Trinity

Indonesians attack Malaysian websites, burn Malaysian flags

Indonesians attack Malaysian websites, burn Malaysian flags

And, the above link (on IndoMal e-war) has linked me to the following sites:

Indonesians attack Malaysian websites, burn Malaysian flags

Indonesians attack Malaysian websites, burn Malaysian flags

Malaysian Anthem - Ministry asks 'Why now?'

Malaysian Anthem - Ministry asks 'Why now?'

Yup, I found that it’s really embarrassing! And who are to be blamed? Yes, korek2x… just reserve it to your good self!

Well, if you are diligent enough, you’ll find all sort of YouTube stuff concerning the hidden hatred between the two nations!

The "Ganyang Malaysia" or "Crush Malaysia" campaign in Youtube.com... Note the Google Search for "B K Tan"...

The "Ganyang Malaysia" or "Crush Malaysia" campaign in Youtube.com... Note the Google Search for "B K Tan"...

The choice is yours to decide. If you’re unhappy with that, click here for a stress-release!

Happy viewing to all!

September 1, 2009 Posted by | 03 Miscellaneous, 10 International Politics | 1 Comment