Thursday, 1 January 2009

Holiday life in Sabah - Part II

I've been drinking a lot these couple of days..I reckon, that's the only activity I've been doing whenever I return home to Sabah for a holiday..huhu...

I went to Ranau (mentioned in previous post)..purposely to attend a family gathering (dad's side)..some of my cousins, I have not met them for almost 10 years, and some over 15 years..."besar-besar sudah kamu o kan...suda kahwin lagi..ada anak lagi..." that was some of the conversation I had with most of them...it was kind of a culture shock to me to see them with kids....haha..looking at them "mengendong" anak and taking care of their child was a great memory.....I spent couple of days in Ranau then went to Tambunan to reunite with mom's side...I've not visited them for almost 4 years...again "tinggi juga kamu ni.." yeah..that's how I reacted when I met my cousins...with a height of 6 foot tall..that's tall compared to me..haha....the main objective to visit tambunan this time was to attend my cousin's wedding ceremony..(I met Delasagos at the church's entrance but we didn't have a chance to chat; he's the bride's relative) there will be another 2nd celebration at the Sutera Harbour on the 2nd Jan..also to pay a visit to my untie/uncles after almost 4 years not coming to Tambunan...apparently, I missed a family gathering (mum's side) in Tambunan...well, my mum was kind of forgotten to inform me...if I were informed I will certainly attend that gathering as well because this is a problem we had been having..not knowing your own relatives..nanti silap sikit terjatuh sinta sama sumandak/tanakvagu...risik punya risik...saudara pula kan..putih mata cinta terhalang..haha...

The scenic view from my cousin's house in Kg Kituntul Ranau..the house is built on their land, located at the middle of a hill...you could almost see the whole pekan Ranau..
House in Tambunan..the kolam I used to pancing ikan dulu-dulu...years ago, the fishes were fed with baja ikan..now not anymore...the padi field where saya mengatam padi (linggaman atau sabit) also mencari katak di musim hujan selepas mengatam...decades ago, there was only a big bamboo house..
The new house next to the above house..4 years ago, I had the chance to see its foundation and I was quite surprised to see the outcome; a very big house for a family of 4...my uncle (tauke) punya rumah..huhu..


I'm so attracted to one of my niece...I can't really remember her name but she's so cute..adorable...well, it is not too much to say that my sis's daughters are all cute..a mixed marriage between [Sungai(+Suluk)]+[Dusun(+Cina)].....pictures were taken using my mobile phone..

New year..celebrated with friends..stayed at Fab's house, BBQ'ing and drinking...he was born on 1st Jan and it is timely to have a great but decent party at the right moment..hehe...a year ago, we celebrated his birthday in Penang and now we had it in Sabah...there were plenty of things happened on my way to his house..earlier I went to HSBC bank to withdraw some money and pay my debts (credit card la apa lagi..haha)...they were now settled although there was one left; CitiBank (i just realized there is no CitiBank in KK..walawei) returned to the car (my bro's previous car before he bought a new one) and darned it! The car won't start! Battery was weak and after several attempts, the bat run out of charge....I called my bro and he came and helped me to re-charge the bat using a jumper...yeah! we made it.haha..left the car idle for couple of minutes and drove heading to Fab's house in Putatan....then suddenly...I saw smoke coming from the front bonnet...I knew there was something wrong....I then stop and managed to park the car on the road side..coincidentally at a dark area somewhere in Putatan...next to a signboard of "Amaran..dilarang membuang sampah.." and next to a hutan bakau....the whole place was dark..no street light at all...I called Fab and asked him to come with lots of water...guess what..haha..the radiator was already dry...empty!(I had refilled the radiator with lots of water a week ago) Fab came couple of minutes later (with his bro in-law) with a bottle of water and a big jug of water....we then re-fill the radiator with all the water we had....then again, the car won't start! Using a jumper we managed to start the car (no wonder there's a jumper being kept inside the rear bonnet)...arrived at Fab's house, I left the car idle for over half an hour...to ensure the battery is being re-charged...the next day, refilled the radiator as I saw water dripping at the bottom of the car then ignited the engine without problem....yeah! we certainly had a great new year and birthday celebration last night although I was kind of tired...that was a very rare experience I had (New Year's Eve)..haha...I'm grateful it all went well...Thanked god!

Happy New Year 2009!

14 comments:

sHeiLa said...

doi well.if i go with my cousin to attend ur cousin's wedding, mesti kita tejumpa tu kan?kekekee

Wel^Beiolman said...

Sheila...d tambunan ka ko..haha..mungkin jg o..jan2 kita besedara jg kali..wahahaha...

†bandaged-knee† †Broken-Medusa† said...

:P hmm.. great all great all.. nice to read wel.. :) hmm.. still hav a few days to go.. have more fun then! :)

Wel^Beiolman said...

Beck..hehe.yeah..one night already wasted sebab bayaya mau drive that car..will go check tomorrow then I can jalan2 cari beer..haha..already began thinking about next week o...masuk keja suda..mesti blur..haha

Nayden79 said...

Yay! New template. Nampak kemas with this 3 column. Yahh sy hepi sbb ko ketinggalan byk episode of PB and Heroes sudah...heheh bah..HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 (again) and welkam back to work nxt week..

Mell_f said...

Cumil jg tu anak buah kau kan. Napa mcm muka kau tu? haha.

Sudalah minum tu wel,kau minum cola seja la mgu ni. next week ko keja sd kan. (iya,mmg sy sgaja kasi ingat kau ni..haha)

Wel^Beiolman said...

Nayden79....madpie..haha..new template new look tuk new year ba kan...happy ko sia missed heros sama pb kan..bleach sia dapat kejar jg..200 kemarin tinguk..hehe..inda apa...adei..keja suda next week..sedih o....huhu..

Mell....mell ba...jahat ko mau sia selalu ingat sia mau balik penang suda dan bekerja.....huhu..comel kan tu budak..ada lesung pipit sebelah menyebelah tu..hehe..sama muka?ikut my sis punya muka kali.haha....kurang2 suda minum ba mell...sebab mau kasi balik tu mood keja kan..haha..mimang rindu sabah la nanti ni..huhu..

Kadus_Mama said...

begitu lah bah tu wel..sekali tejumpa cousin2 kan..suma lain sudah nie..
Nanti next year ko jumpa dorang kan..terus betambah sudah anak2 dorang nie..ekekekee

Vera said...

again, which part of tambunan is your kampung?
am also heading there 31st jan for my cousin's wedding :)

Wel^Beiolman said...

Vera..adada vera..31st I already left tambunan heading to KK..Dalungan..if u know the fookinglong punya ruma..then u know where I stay if i were in tambunan (just behind their house)..hehe..

GregChai said...

talk about vacation or holiday, baru mau start enjoy, mau abis sudah kan.

after reading your post, i'm sure you had great time with your relatives.

Wel^Beiolman said...

GregChai..yeah I did..and I had fun with all fellow bloggers as well..hehe...last2 baru ada chance jumpa..kacau betul..lain kalu mau cari awal2 la ni..hehe..i've got their no suda..hehe...

Gagaukon said...

ada sy pigi tambunan masa balik xmas tu hari.. singgah ja beli STC.. hehe

Wel^Beiolman said...

Gagaukon..haha..ada la kana kenen..hehe..mana tau ada tuah beli d tbn kan..haha..