Monday, November 29, 2010

Bamboo Music Festival


The Bamboo Music Festival is a festival that promotes, preserve and develop traditional Sabah musical instrument that is commonly made from bamboo. Numerous activities such as traditional bamboo based games such as the Rampanau race (walking on bamboo stilts), building house model using bamboo etc.. and of course the highlight of the event performance by Bamboo Music Orchestra.

The festival is held for 2 days from 23rd November until the 24th November 2010. It is the 1st Bamboo Music Festival that I attended, I am ashamed to admit that before Dac Latte called me at 9am this morning (the 24th) I never even heard of this festival. She manage to dragged my ass outta bed and before 12pm, both of us were on our way to Tamparuli.

     But when we arrived there we had NO FUCKING IDEA where the festival is held.

Made quite a few wrong turn and when we asked the locals 2 out of 3 gave us wrong directions. Which lead us all to the wrong places, we were completely lost without a help from a nice uncle and his family which gave us a correct direction and we managed to find our way there.

It wasn’t held at Dewan Tun Hamdan for this year (apparently the Bamboo Music Festival is held yearly in November *gawd I’m so clueless*) but near to the District office and we got there just in time! woohoo!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Picked front row seats and while waiting for the guest of honor to arrive, camwhore lar 1st. But then was ushered by the MC to move to the back. (T_T)

Around 1.30 pm the orchestra start gathering and took their places on stage.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I really don’t know what to expect at that time. I never heard an orchestra consist of bamboo musical instrument before. The only thing made from bamboo I ever heard was the sompoton and it wasn’t played that good either.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The spirit of 1 Malaysia is in the house. Wearing our indigenous costumes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Not quite a full house, probably because of the heat. The lack of fans and air conditioning made the place feels like an oven even though it’s cloudy outside. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Announcing the arrival of the guest of honor.

And let the orchestra begins!



An opening dance ceremony which I think if it was choreograph by Daclatte would be much better.






I was totally blown away by the orchestra. You just gotta be there to listen and be amazed. No worries tho, there’ll be a video at the end of this post.


Poem Declamation.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA As the orchestra take a bow, the audience gave standing ovation for the orchestra.

Daclatte and I then venture outside to check out the stalls and hand crafts.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I iz dunno what this iz. Me thinks it some kind of bamboo drum judging from the book we bought.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I definitely can verify this one. This is a kulintangan or bamboo xylophone. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I like this thing. I made a house model just like this once, only it’s not made from bamboo but plywood.

This look much better for a Barbie house rather than that pink plastic house. They should make a Kampung Barbie.



What the hell is this? Sorry for the inconvenience but I forgot to ask any information about it and it wasn’t in the guide book. But those who know do share in this blog please.

P1010094 errr… another kulintangan or bamboo xylophone.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Food and drinks to satisfy your hunger.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut then when eating is over… 


The trash started. There were only 2 trash bin around and it was stuffed by garbage and it’s not a pleasant sight to look at.

and before we go, a cute aunty stopped us and said we forgot to take the card calendar. I stupidly asked whether the card is free or not (*insert blush*), the aunty simply laugh and said of course.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Hmph! I’ve been to the bamboo festival 2010.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Outside the gate, free nescafe and maggi!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Posing next to the nescafe model. She look as if she’s having a nescafe orgasm. I look stupid grinning beside her.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The event was covered by ~ Bagus bah…~Ya, mimang bagus!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Astro was there as well. Probably to lure people into buying Astro beyond so you can see your favourite channel in HD! yeah… I’ll stick to the old one.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Outside. Due to lack of parking spaces, we gotta park beside the road. Thank gawd, no passing lorry accidently hit our car.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe famous Jambatan Tamparuli… NOT

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA But this one. Yes… Not a good place to walk in heels. FOR REAL

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Went halfway to Kiulu and saw this road. Scary…

And I’ll leave you with this video… Sorry it’s not really a good quality since I took it with my digi cam only and my hand was shaking… a bit. But still listenable :D

They even played Waving Flag the World Cup Anthem.

I bid farewell again my friends and may we meet again in the next post.



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Curiosity killed the Cat

Curious... Yes, I am curious and thanks to the internetz, I now can easily satisfied my curiosity by using search engine and of course the beloved facebook. 

I think I just done something that I shouldn't have... but I just wanna know.

Have you ever wanted to know about your EX? without him/her knowing it... well of course some of you do.
Sometimes I feel like there's an unfinished business between him and I. But the truth is nothing need to be said anymore, I'm happier with Ed and I bet he's happier without me.  Beside it's been quite some time already.

To be honest, I got a list of exes but he's more special than the others but obviously he's not the one. I dumped him and I feel bad about it. I cheated on him with Ed (tho I ended our relationship before ed and I officially dating, we were really only friends before) and we were going through a rough patch. We were on a long distance relationship and I think that's another reason for it. I thought I wasn't ready to be in a serious relationship at that time but then I met Ed.

Still, I can't help that some things reminds me of him. I do sometimes wonder what happen if I end up with him now. I bet things won't change somehow... it was a matter of time and apparently Ed came at the right time. So to the one who got away I bid you farewell (again) and just wanna let you know that I really did care for you and maybe one day we could be friends. But that probably will be awkward... so I hope we'll be at least on good terms with each other.  

Just wanna let that person know that he really was special in my heart. To the rest of the exes;


I mean it. I might being a heartless bitch here but I won't add you guys or want you in my life anymore. Beside why would you wanna dwell on the past.... LOL maybe we have the same reason, just not with the same person. 

I gotta end this post LIKE NOW before I pour my heart out more than I intended. 

I leave you guys with a video from Far East Movement, Rocketeer. 

I iz obsessed with this song. The male model is so damn cute even though the acting is pretty bad.
The lyric just hit my heart with a BANG! I fell in love with this song and right now been playing it repeatedly for 3 days in a row.

Here we go, come with me
There’s a world out there that we should see
Take my hand, close your eyes
With you right here, I’m a rocketeer
Let’s fly

Up, up here we go
Up, up here we go
Let’s fly
Up, up here we go, go
Where we stop nobody knows, knows

Where we go we don’t need roads, roads
Where we stop nobody knows, knows
To the stars if you really want it
Got, got a jetpack with your name on it
Above the clouds in the atmosphere, phere
Just say the words and we outta here, outta here
Hold my hand if you feeling scared, scared
We flying up, up outta here

Here we go, come with me
There’s a world out there that we should see
Take my hand, close your eyes
With you right here, I’m a rocketeer,
Let’s fly

Up, up here we go, go
Let’s fly
Up, up here we go, go, here we go
Where we stop nobody knows, knows

Baby, we can stay fly like a G6
Shop the streets of Tokyo, get you fly kicks
Girl you always on my mind, got my head up in the sky
And I’m never looking down feeling priceless, yeah
Where we at, only few have known
Go on the next level, Super Mario
I hope this works out, Cardio
Til’ then let’s fly, Geronimo

Here we go, come with me
There’s a world out there that we should see
Take my hand, close your eyes
With you right here, I’m a rocketeer

Nah, I never been in space before
But I never seen a face like yours
You make me feel like I could touch the planets
You want the moon, girl watch me grab it
See I never seen the stars this close
You got me stuck off the way you glow
I’m like, oh, oh, oh, oh
I’m like, oh, oh, oh, oh

Here we go, come with me
There’s a world out there that we should see
Take my hand, close your eyes
With you right here, I’m a rocketeer
Let’s fly
Up, up here we go, go
Let’s fly
Up, up here we go, go
Where we stop nobody knows, knows, knows


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The BAG tag

Tantinny tagged me, so that’s mean I’m it.


So my task is to reveal all my “hidden skeletons” in my bag.

1st of all as a women, I have quite a bag collection although I have 3 favorite bags which I often use.


But today I’m wearing this bag!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         and yes… it’s quite messy because I always bring things I don’t really need, it’s a women’s curse to be extra cautious for things you MIGHT need.

So to bore my readers to death (as usual). I’ll be revealing the things one by one.



A scrunchy and pretty bow. I have a ridiculously long hair which has reach my bottom and rather than looking like Nicole Sherzinger, I look more like the wicked witch of the west. Beside I’m not that meticulous when it comes to my hair. So a scrunchy and that pretty bow is my SAVIOR to look presentable to the public eyes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         A hand sanitizer. A friend teased me for bringing this along which made me look like monk since I like my hands to be clean. Since the H1N1 attacks, this is a sacred thing for me but no worries I’m not suffering from any obsessive compulsive disorder yet.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Cuz I need a place to put my money so I can pay things I buy i.e car fuel.


Compact powder and lip gloss, cuz me like to be pretty.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Tissue for sweats, keeping hands dry etc…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Keys for my house and car.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         My real phone and…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         extra phone since the real one is currently having some internal issues.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         I only recently bring this one along. This is the early birthday present I was telling you guys in twitter. There’s a funny story behind it so probably will blog about it. :P


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         My camera. I always have my camera inside my bag. I don’t trust my 2mp phone camera so it’s better to bring a real camera instead to capture precious moment such as these;

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         My brother’s first swimming lesson today. :D

So that’s it… that’s everything in my bag and I’ll end this post by tagging;

1. Dac Latte

2. Nancy

3. Dewina


5. Rungitom

6. Ladysyea

7. BellaAce

8. Nicole Demetria

9. Elsa

10. Miss Jessie Lyne

11. Taragang Saru

12. Florida

and also to all my followers… feel free to do this. ;)

   Yes, I know that some people in my list are guys. I tag them cuz I wanna know what’s inside a guy’s bag. LOL