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Gawai Longhouse Sarawak Trip

End of Gawai Trip at Semulong Ulu Longhouse Sarawak (Epi 7)

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Answer is… it’s not who but why. hahaha XP

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Nevertheless a big Thank you to the Newton family for the trip and the great hospitality.

I have experienced a lot of stuff that I will never had the chance to in the city.

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especially the skill of bleeding tru eyes. hahaha

:: The end ::

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Gawai Longhouse Sarawak Trip

Sweet Revenge at the Longhouse (Episode 5)

Episode 1, 2, 3, 4,

Previously on episode 4, a sagging boobs nanny wanna ‘peek’ me bath. XD

Actually, I didn’t bath there but had all my baths at the waterfall nearby. It’s actually the same thing, the only difference is everyone is bathing together which makes it less awkward.

The journey took around 10 minutes, through the forest and no, there’s no wooden path like the one in the photo.

The villagers use water from the top of the waterfall (not this small waterfall, there’s few levels up the hill) for their daily activities. I heard they gonna use it to generate electricity to the longhouse in near future.

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back at the long house..after the bath

Revenge is sweet. 😀

Hohohoho

Someone is making “Tumbok”..punched potato leaves? 😛

Our dining “table”.

Firewood for our “stove”

This is where we used to kill time during the evening before dinner.

We are warned to not stay near the river as there might be hungry crocodile around.

Sun setting. Time to head home.

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:: Later that night ::

It will be my first time to sleep in a Longhouse. First thing, I noticed is..mosquitoes! Although, they closed all the windows and doors, a few of this fella managed to sneak in the house.

PA(Personal Assistant) Mel saw me blew a mosquito away instead of killing it and started questioning me. I lectured her bout my theory.. then suddenly..a bug land on her.

it turns out it’s not a Mosquitoes. OAO Poor firefly. More and more fireflies kept sneaking into the “house” after that and within minutes we have a Milky Way in the house.

Oh yea, they sleep early when there’s nothing to do. There’s no TV in the place we stayed.

To be continued..

Next on Longhouse trip.. I heard something last night?!!

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City cat culture shock at le Longhouse (Epi 4)

Previously, Longhouse trip…sagging boobs ARGHH my eyes!!!

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After that, we reached my friend’s pintu. Longhouse are divided into Family rooms called Pintu(door), one door is for a family.

First thing I noticed upon arriving is that everyone here speaks Iban language. Abuden. :|They do speak Sarawak Malay/Sarawak language or even English for some but with heavy Iban slang in it. I can hardly understand too.

Most of the time, I have no idea what they are talking about. All I did was smile. XD

I did picked up a couple of words like.

Nama – What

Makai – Eat

Jalai – Walk

Pulai – Back

EngKa – Don’t Want

Ka – Want

Manok – Chicken

Janik – Pork/Pig

Air Wom – Waterfall

Nyirup – Drink

Tambak – Stupid

Lol most of the words are related with what I did over there. Food, Bath & scolding PA. LOL

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The longhouse we stayed are really very isolated, due to the little amount of people who stay around this area, no basic utilities are provided here as it is not profitable to do so.

My PA has warned me about this and asked me to prepare entertainment of my own for these few day. Actually, I wasn’t the only city cat there, the PA’s brother has not been visiting the longhouse for almost 10 years. So he too are not used to it.

The first thing he did when he arrived was…

=.= Sibling alike. Overly Attached Girlfriend and Boyfriend.

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PA Papa also offered me his phone but…

*writing my will*

PA papa~~ Why you kept pouring cold water on me. T3T *i iz foreveralone cat*

Seriously, I was having a bad luck, one of the family is having a wedding dinner back in the cat city during Gawai, hence most of the families are not coming back longhouse for Gawai. 🙁

Beside that, the solar battery to our Pintu was spoiled. 😐 So the laptop I brought with me is just a piece of useless metal there. GG.com.

Lucky, I had my camera with me. So I went around and took so photos..

The Verandah where everyone hangouts because it’s freaking hot in the Pintu.

The bags you seeing in the photo are all Rice. There are so many rice that you can eat for months to year. As the storage hut is under renovation, hence they kept all the rice at the Verandah.

Le inside of the Pintu.

The traditional longhouse. No partition, no rooms, one big room for all. Living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room in one, 4 in one combo XD. Because the kitchen is in the same room, the room is usually very hot when they are preparing food.

The source of heat in the room. Our traditional old school stove. XD Cooking food the old school way because gas stove is too mainstream. hahaha

What I’m seeing next is the most shocking part of the room.

Behold, the toilet, balcony and bathroom. XD

What’s so shocking?

Well…

For unknown reason, I feel insecure..

*to be continued*

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