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The Birth Of Gawai Dayak

The Dayak of Sarawak have celebrated Gawai for decades. In the olden days, every village would determine their own Gawai day based on the dreams of their priests or shamans. This would be at the end of their harvest season around the month of June and it is said that it would always be a […]

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The Spirit Of Hominudon

A long time ago, in the Land Below the Wind, the Kadazan-Dusun people enjoyed a staple grain called ‘huvong’ with their God whom they knew as Kinoingan. One day, because of a terrible rebellion, a great famine swept over the land. It was so severe that they neither had grain to plant nor consume. Kinoingan’s […]

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School Memories: Cikgu Faridah

“Cikgu Faridah was the longest-serving, most experienced teacher in our school. She would always show up for class in a long baju kebaya and high heels, her face framed twice by her round glasses and a head scarf that draped over her chest. She had a pleasant face but I always sensed an unpleasant feeling […]

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Inspirational Malaysian: Daniel Lee

“Budak cacat – itulah yang mereka sering mengejek dan melabel aku waktu bersekolah. Dilahirkan dengan penyakit tulang rapuh (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), aku berhenti berjalan pada umur 2 tahun akibat tulang yang terlalu kerap dan mudah ripuk. Namun segalanya berubah apabila aku diberi kerusi roda pertama ketika berumur 10 tahun. Keupayaan untuk pergi ke mana jua tanpa […]

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Inspirational Malaysian: Vivian Voluptuous

“Waktu kecil, saya ingin sangat menjadi seorang pramugari. Saya ingin melawat tempat baru, belajar benda baru. Namun melihat mak bertungkus-lumus menjual kuih dan nasi kuning untuk menampung kami sekeluarga, impian ditepikan dahulu. Sebagai anak sulung, kebajikan adik-adik sering saya dahulukan – macam mana mereka nak bersekolah kalau tak cukup makan? Walaupun baru mencecah 14 tahun, saya […]

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