Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Gawai Festival

So fast, today is 1st June 2005.. It's really amazing how time flies...

1st June.. well, it's another day in the 365 days over here in Peninsular Malaysia, but things are different in Sarawak, the Land of Hornbills, my place of origin :) Today is the Gawai Festival (celebrated on 1st & 2nd June in Sarawak, and it's public holiday over there as well.. so folks in Sarawak has a long break for this holiday.. if they take off on Friday ...)

Gawai festival is the celebration of the end of harvesting season & the start of a new farming season. Today, throughout Sarawak, the Iban community celebrate Gawai in their long houses, villages or urban homes with open invitation, sharing the finest of their hospitality with the other communities, & not forgetting, the much merry-making, Ngajat dancing and drinking of tuak( a potent local rice wine).

Tuak... Haven't drink that for long time already.. I think the last time i drank tuak is during Gawai Festival in 1999. I was still working in Sarawak at that time.. Visit my Iban friend, she's not only my good friend, but also my housemate, university coursemate and working colleague as well.. I still keep in touch with her up to today and visit her each time I go back to Sarawak :)

Hahah... not forgetting, today is also one of my university buddy's birthday :) ...

50 comments:

Dr Evil said...

Eat rice 1 month, 3 meals a day.

Chen said...

Dr Evil,
eating rice 3 meals a day ..that's the staple food for most people mah..

Dr Evil said...

Except you lor.

Chen said...

Dr Evil
hahha... u don't have to tembak me like that... Sometimes, it's out of my control, cos of the "unpredictable" working hours, time & schedule .. cannot have regular meals like u lah....

IceyBlueBlue said...

who wan to cook ricE?

Dr Evil said...

ahahaha

dr chen angry liao.

blue girl boil rice?

Chen said...

Dr Evil

i know mah u hand in the resignation letter liao.. suka suka, can cabut balik early.. haha... syiok leh.. so nice :)

i think iceyblue hungry liao leh..
u cook rice for her to eat loh...

IceyBlueBlue said...

how to boil rice?

Dr Evil said...

Put in rice, then add water, then boil lor.

Use cooker or use wood fire also can wna.

IceyBlueBlue said...

watz d diff between cook rice n boil rice?

Dr Evil said...

Boil is let it boil lor.

Cook is a form of hand movement activity.

Chen said...

Dr Evil
aiyoh.. hahhaha... like that also can?

Dr Evil said...

Why not?

Boil only let it boil, you wait for the 'ting' then ready.


Cook you have to move hands, move here and there.

Chen said...

Dr Evil

hahha... sounds very logic as well..

IceyBlueBlue said...

den ppl tend to say " cook rice" or " boil rice"?

Dr Evil said...

aHaHaH

Got hand movement when you cook. Like frying rice.

aHaHaHa

So i pass my phd?

Chen said...

Dr Evil
u get your "Permanent head Damage", PhD :D

Dr Evil said...

Normally is boil rice, cook rice is direct transalation.

IceyBlueBlue said...

ooooo....

boil rice....

den cook rice ler??

ekkeekke...=P

Dr Evil said...

Dr Chen, i want my PHD = Perfectly Hand-poured Draught!!!

Dr Evil said...

cook rice is direct fr cantonese to english translation

Chen said...

Dr Evil

I can't offer u that "PHD" lah...

Dr Evil said...

Dr Chen, why not? Ask the Msian Drs board grant it to me.

Chen said...

We don't offer PhD doctorate degrees lah..

IceyBlueBlue said...

but how come d machine to "boil" rice is called rice cooker n not rice boiler?

Dr Evil said...

Nvm, make it exception.

Dr Evil said...

Blue Girl, cause they wanna subsitute the machine with a person.

A person who cooks is called a Cook,

So the machine is names a cooker lor.

IceyBlueBlue said...

but y not call "rice boiler"??

dat rice cooker dun haf d movement of d hand wor...

Dr Evil said...

Got, the movements are in the form of heat.

Rice boiler? The water boils the rice, with out water it cannot boil.

So you need a cook which is the heat and a machine and water to perform the whole task.

If call Rice boiler, means boil the rice non stop until it turn into porridge liao.

IceyBlueBlue said...

but u said cook got hand movement wor...

so how can it called cooker?

shuldnt b rite?

Dr Evil said...

Got hand movement.

You dont put in the rice and water how to boil?

So got also. But something you dont see.

So it's interaction between a machine and a person and heat , so call it Rice Cooker

IceyBlueBlue said...

i put in d rice oni wor..

but i din use my hand to move here move there wor..

u said earlier on dat cooker got hand movement dat use d hand to move here move there....

wat say u?? =P

Dr Evil said...

Who said dont have?

You pour in rice, your hand dont move wan ah? Only at one angle?

IceyBlueBlue said...

pour in d rice??

pour in wer??

hafta wash 1st rite?

wash d put in d cooker laa...

pour wat?

dr cheat said...

LOL... i'm more confused here than reading doctor's scientific term-filled entry

Chen said...

Dr Cheat

hahhaa... i agree... blur liao..

IceyBlueBlue said...

make 2 dr blur liao..

so proud of myself...

ekekekke

Chen said...

icey mui,

aiseh.. perasan sungguh... :P

Pseudo-intellectual lunatic said...

Interesting blog. Keep up the good work.

Hawks said...

cooking / boiling rixe theory ?

What is the end result from the Gawai Festival blog ?

:)

Chen said...

pseudo intellectual lunatic,
thanks..

Chen said...

Hawks,

hahaha.. ends up becoming like cooking/boiling rice forum loh..

dr reb0rn said...

lets play rice
yay!

Chen said...

Reborn,

rice it not something for u to play lah...
kekek.. if your ancestor hear what u say, sure they "shake head" ....

Dr Evil said...

So eat rice and drink wine?

Play rice? Also can mean frying rice. When you fry rice, rice goes everywhere, so also can say as play rice.

Chen said...

Dr Evil

u made me pening only :P

Dr Evil said...

Dr, how come?

ac said...

ROTFL =))

Chen said...

Dr Evil
cos u play with words mah...

dr cheat said...

so play with words same like play with rice? make the words go everywhere... :P