9 June 2014

Reception Highlights (Traditional Wedding)

So, here’s the summary of my cousin’s wedding reception in Ranau last month. Pictures will never be enough to narrate the whole story, eh?

This video summarizes pretty much everything that happened on that day; it's beautiful! :) That's why I always love watching wedding videos, it never goes wrong. Oh, by the way, this is another production of the Kastumized crews; so, feel free to contact them if you too want something like this on your big day! :)

5 June 2014

Panau Ceremony (Traditional Dusun-Bundu Tuhan Wedding)

I always love a wedding…It’s the only time my family and I can gather as a whole, other than Christmas. But the works we have to do to organize it, is beyond tedious. I even became sick a day after the event. No, I’m not complaining. Not that I did much though, because my family is so big we don’t even have to lose any sleep. My point is, I get sick so easily these days, I too don’t understand why.

Anyway, my favourite part of a wedding is of course the traditional food, serunding tuhau is a must!– arghh, who can resist?? and the traditional wedding. The Panau Ceremony as we call it. I did post about it before, but I was so emotional a few months ago that I deleted most of my posts. LOL.

Gong is played to tell that the ceremony has started...

The elders will recite the 'tondiandi' (wedding poetic poem) first...

After that, the groom will choose his lovely bride amongst these covered women. Heheheh... we'll never make it easy.. If the groom choose the wrong woman, he'll be given penalty. Usually, he'll have to drink the tapai or lihing (Rice wine).

And finally, the bride and groom will eat traditional delicacies together. And people can go merry! :D

Well, being me, I only know about the fun part. Don’t ask me to explain about this Panau ceremony academically because I really can’t do that hahaha. But yeah, being me, I am so good at finding resources (the only way you can survive college life…pffttt); you can read my cousin’s post about this Panau ceremony HERE..

….and I made a video about this ceremony a year ago for fun (I recorded it during my other cousin's wedding), I think it’s good enough to give you idea what Panau ceremony really is.. :) Enjoy!

25 March 2014

Lovely Family, Lovely Tambunan

My one week vacation at Tambunan was finally over. Well, actually I went there for my third School Based Experience, but it was more like a short vacation for me. It was truly a wonderful week, staying with Lilian’s big wonderful family. I can’t thank them enough for treating me so well and made me feel like I was home.

Mother always feels uneasy about me staying at other people’s house. She is worried that I cannot bring myself well just because I cannot cook well. Haha. But I think I’ve proved her wrong. I mingled with their family very well, and I did help in the kitchen although I didn’t cook (I did cook ONCE). See? You don't really need to be an awesome cook to be accepted in one's family. HAHA. 

I’ve grown fonder with Lilian’s nieces and nephew. I think her nephew has become quite attached with me that he didn’t really talk when I told him ‘aunty is going home today’. And I can’t help myself but laugh when Lilian’s niece said ‘Nanti aunty kawin, saya pigi rumah aunty’. Haha… doii…Kawin pula…macam mana, I’m still searching for Mr. Right :p (Don’t get me wrong. I’m not desperate. I do enjoy my solitary moment.)

        I think my first time staying with other’s family didn’t turn out as a major failure. Actually I stayed with Elsa’s family before, but their family is so small I didn’t really have to socialize. Haha. I’ve improved my social skill a lot!! :D

Till next post.

9 February 2014

I Was in Kay Kastum's Short Film Project :D

I did another short film for the.....4th time I guess? But this time, it is dubbed in Malay, ala-ala drama Korea yang kana kasi Melayu tuu... and for the first time, I worked with someone totally stranger; Daniel Chiam. I mean I know him, but not that I can refer him as my friend...Hee...It was fun, but I got a little awkward because well....I kan pemalu....wakakaka...

Ok, I'm not really sure what is it for anyway, all I know is, it is a video for Foodsocial. My bro-in-law; Kay asked me to be one of his talents, I just blindly agreed.

Seriously, this is funny. Not because I am the one who acted, but the way they edited it makes it funny. I feel embarrassed to share this but, I can't help clicking the share button. Haha...

Enjoy! :p