Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Never be great to be back to your own homeland...

Wow... It's so nice to be home again but this trip is quite short. Only back for 4 days, just for the weekends. Being a non qualified tour guide around Kuching town with my friends. Luckily my dad is there to assist... hahaha...

I had lots of good food there and I really eat non stop during the 4 days stay. I had Laksa, Barbeque Pork Ribs from Barbeque Specialist, Open Air 'sio bee', my mum's 'bak chang', BING Cafe's White Summer & Tiramisu (BEST Tiramisu in Town), Sugarcane Coconut from 'Song Kheng Hai', and many many more delicious delicacies. Take a whole page to talk about food... Some of the food in my checklist was not being achieved and will have to wait until my next trip... LOL

Lots of changes and development going on in Kuching. I really going to miss some of the old buildings because they are going to be teared down soon within this few years for future development of the waterfront. Everywhere is under construction. Luckily can take the opportunity to grab some snap shots at the old wet market locatted at the end of the waterfront opposite the courthouse, with my 2nd cousin uncle and family. That stall serve a good taste of coffee and 'teh c'... money just can't buy back that kind of environment, it took so many years to build that kind of environment.

This trip also get to meet up with my God Parents and get to chat with few of my close buddies. Everyone had a good laugh and enjoy themselves during the dinner time.

Me, my dad and Uncle David, Jason, & Chaya went for the International Rainforest Musical Festival in Sarawak Cultural Village. We arrived quite early before the show starts. We manage to move around Sarawak Cultural Village and visit each and different Tribes' Houses. The video that will be shown below, is actually a recording of mine while we visit the Rumah Orang-Ulu. This is actually an unexpected scene. The uncle is actually preparing his dinner and he was taking care of the fire behind the house. When we get to know he knows how to playthe Sape, we ask him to play and he willingly to show us.
The environment of the whole performance was fantastic and everyone was dancing and having lots of fun.On that night, there a few of the performance that I like which is the 'Sape' played by Jerry Kamit, the Madagascar group, and Blowpiper from Scotland.
During this trip, I really walk with my friends along the long stretch of Kuching Waterfront and Jalan Pandungan which is a very nice thing to do. Why??? Most of the time when we drive through that area, there are actually a lot of things are hidden up and we intend to miss it. The environment of the locals living and working lifestyle and relationship as a Sarawakian.
~ The End ~