Monday, September 07, 2015

Momboros do Dusun

I for one is not proud of the fact that I am not fluent in any of my mother tongue. I am a Sino Dusun. I can't really speak Dusun
I can't really speak Mandarin either
Such a shame.

And hey it is common among Sabahans Y generations and above to not being able to converse in their mother tongue let alone reading and writing it. Unlike our counterparts in Sarawak, most of them I noticed still do and still can speak in their mother tongue language.

It is good to acknowledge people like Sigu Dusun Les who put materials like this in the digital world. All the more reason for the younger generations to be exposed to their language.

and this video by Jasmine, is so OTOPOT to explain everything. Hahaha. Good job girl!

Saturday, September 05, 2015

The Move

Story of my life:

Two years ago on September, I got married and a year ago around this time as well, I moved to Kuala Lumpur. I traded my full time job for a no pay leave to study full time in UM. (thank God, my prayer for a full pay study leave is granted).

Been living in a very nice house in KL. Landed property. It is like a dream come true to be living in a landed property in a KL address. 

Anyway, fast forward to 2015, economy turns bad and oil and gas is badly hit. Well, my husband is in the industry and we are affected too. As the company is paying for the house rent and (sigh) we have to relocate.

It has been a whirlwind and the relocation is quite an emotional one for me. The move had to happen during the busiest time of my semester last June. 

Packing packing packing

Doing assignments in between the boxes and thank God that our new place is actually just down the same road as our old place. But this time, it is a high rise place.

Yeah, that's my husband looking very happy with the new place. Yes, smaller and cosier. As for me, there is quite a number of things I need to adjust.

Boxes, boxes, boxes

Unpacking is actually harder than the packing part, so setting up the place for the first night that we stayed there is very OMG. I even cut my finger while digging in the toiletries box. Damn you razor.

That was the condition of our bedroom. That's the best that we can do after all the boxes and furniture have been moved in by the movers. Downsizing from a 3500 square feet place to a 1850 square feet. Despite the move during the busiest time of my semester and almost during my exam while needing to set up the new place, I still managed to score all As for my paper. Thank God!