Monday, March 30, 2009

Maklumat Pasel Adat A Liko

Ako bei terimak jatak email keman pelajar Curtin wak menak study pasel adat a liko. Nyin bei melabau gak ko pasel adat telo a liko pasel belum jegum bergendang.

Mula-mula angai ko terimak email nyin ako rasa was-was kawak buyak kelijah alu bak bei a berminat pasel adat telo tapi bila nyin pesusui nyin liko Dalat jadi ako rasa ako patut menolong nyin. Wak menjadi masalahnya, ako ih bukan bei idak pengetahuan pasel adat a liko. Wak tenao ko ien hanyalah asas sinegn, mengikut ji wak den ko serta pengalaman ko gak kapong. Mun wak saji atang ien, ako deilah tao angai.

Masalah kawak buyak ko dei penah melabau atang-atang gak a nyat. Agei jatak masalah ienlah, masa ko agei umit sabei, a nyat (mak jegum apak ko) debei rapa luk tan bak cerita gak anik umit. Lien dei luk anik umit bak tao pasel wak kejien. Nyadin pabila ngak nyat, ako idak angai mengajih masa ko gak liko a, pasel adat ien dei denuli ko angai agei. Ienlah tan wak bak menak ko menak blog ih supaya ko kenah bak mengupul ji semuah pengalaman ko ayang sebagai anik a Melanau.

Jadi, ako rasa manah angai buyak bei kawak adik kakak wak berminat bak menak kajian pasel adat a liko ih. Ako akan cuba menulong mana ji wak kenah ko.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ubak Liko

Ako ngak memutuskan ako bak menulih semuah posts ko dagen blog ko ih, ubak liko min buyak ko bei muka jatak agei blog dagen ubak Melayu, CRazE MinD. Tapi Melayu Malaya sau jumit kalik buyak pengaruh blogger keman bah Malaya lah gaya ih..:D. Kelalu idak maca blog luin.

Tapi dei hal. Ako akan terus cuba menulih semuah posts ko dagen blog ko wak ih ubak liko. Keman lau ih ako akan cuba menulih semuah pengalaman-pengalaman ko nyat sebagai anik a liko.

Ako suka angai menulih ajau, walaupun mana sau alu sau. Dei hal "Practice Makes Perfect" sui liko putik. Nak singen, pasti akan nyadin lebih dao mun selalu menulih. Haraplah ubak liko ko pun bei betul aluk sau agei beh ih. Ayat-ayat ubak liko ko agei idak angai wak debei rapa betul sau ih.

Orait...ien sinegn lah siew keman anik a liko..:D

Monday, March 23, 2009

Balau Information Centre - Is it Possible in Dalat?

Ajau ih ako gak liko a jadi ako dibei gaber bak kenongsi ko jegum kelo gak gi'ih. Jadi ako migek peluang ih bak cerita singen lah.

Bei jatak kawasan gak Kuala Penyu, Sabah saji bei pusat maklumat pasel balau. Pusat Informasi Rumbia. Gak gien bei menak dewan pameran maklumat pasel balau jegum guna balau. Bei aruh atau trail wak ninak bak kedau a melawat makau pilak2 ji balau tubuk gak kawasan ien. Kawasan ien paya wak tenaduk lien balau saji bak dipamerkan gak a didak.

Bei kawak kubo tradisional wak ninak keman kulit jegum daun balau. Bei jatak kedau wak menak pameran ketan an memproses balau secara tradisional jegum moden. Kraftangan wak ninak keman balau bei jenaja gak kedai serta bei wak dipamer lien gak galeri.

Ako dei ngak penah mapun kien tapi mun ngak bei masa ako akan melawat kien. Na'ah mun ngak bei gaber beilah jumit bak tilik ko gak kelo gak gi'ih.

Ako dei rapa pasti sama ada telo gak Dalat, Oya, Igan, Matu, Daro, Mukah, Rejang bei menak Information Centre keji'ih. Serata dunia tao telo a liko (Melanau) saji glamer menaduk balau tapi telo bei menak information centre ji wak ninak gak Sabah ih kah debei? Ako dei tao. Mun telo kenah menak jatak, ien saji dao atang supaya a bak tao ketan an tan atau keja'an ji gaya a Melanau menggunakan balau ih dagen udip telo sehari-hari.

Supaya debei la miau traditional way of Melanau using sago palm in thier life. Just a suggestion singen.

Bebayuh

Lian ko agei umit sabei, mun ko bei pedih wak mengenih angai ji mak ko mesti mengan ko petemu a bayuh.

Ko agei senged masa ko Darjah 2 atau 3 kejien ko bei pedih. Lian ko pulik sekul ko nyarih bak leput. Kelijah alu tan padem jawai ko. Lian nua janik ko pepela pulik kubo ako putak dagen salui. Majih alu tan wak dagen nae ko keluar min. Labik singen nua janik ko gak kubo ako terus masok kubo jegum pelikang. Ulo ako ayong angai tan, asel ako mekat ako mesti putak. Bila mak ko peden ko ketan ien, nyin bukan nya pengan ko mapun klinik, nyin terus menyeged ko buyak singen la buyak wak keman bao sui dengah.

Bah abei ien mak terus mengan ako petemu a bayuh gak Sg. Kut. Liko Sg. Kut mesti tao gak a lakei mero bayuh ih buyak nyin saji glamer angai mubat a. Lian ako dei ngak Baptize nyadin Katolik memang mak ko selalu angai mengan ako petemuk gak a lakei ih. Nyin dibei agei ajau, paut ngak nyin matai.

Ok, terus gak cerita pasel ko pedih unei. Bah abei ien mak terus mengan ako mapun a lakei bayuh ien. Ako dei rapa senged agei tan an tan nyin mubat ko tapi wak senged ko nyin mesti bak menyiluk ji uno wak menak ko pedih. Cara nyin ko dei senged agei kawak tapi beh nyin ngak peden uno ji wak menak ko pedih, nyin akan tujuh rawatan nyin lah, telo lau berturut-turut. Ako agei senged nyin menemuk ko jegum anum benyuh jegum remenit wak ngak dijampi-jampi nyin, jegum daun tebawan. Beh ien bei dedian kenaat nyin, apui dedian ien ninak nyin dagen bebak nyin, ninak nyin bao ulo ko. Beh ien, ulo benalut jegum tuala. Dei kenah pit labik gak kubo. Aiya..idak angai ngak wak dei senged ko. Tapi wak ko tao nyin pesusui gak mak, ako pedih buyak bedua ko nigek tao bao. Kira nelim lien lah. Nyin mubat ko migek bedua ko nelepih lo tao ien.

Ngak kajih pubat ien, macem-macem alu lah ji agei palei wak dei kenah kanen ko. Dei kenah keman bawang putik lah wak ko paling senged. Ko rasalah buyak amo medut gak bawang putik. Nyin mubat a pedih kan pebak roh-roh kegelapan. Kuasa-kuasa wak melawan kuasa Tuhan sebenar nya.

Lian ko agei umit sabei saji ko selalu angai nengan mak ko pubat gak a bayuh buyak nyin percaya angai gak kuasa-kuasa gelap ih. Tapi, masa ko jegum Youth Congress 1997 gak Sacred Heart Sibu, ako buyak Healing for sai-sai wak penah mapun bayuh keman umit. Masa Healing ien lah ko rasa pedih angai tan bila bak mepit semuah ien. Wak menak ko saji medut tan pilak bei jelaweh anik wak tutui kamei ien samalah wak kerasukan singen. Bukan nau, masa jegum Youth Congress ien pun nyin bei "tangkal" juh tina tama nyin. Saji teruk kawak tan nyin buyak Healing masa ien. Beh ienlah, tiap kali ko bei pedih mun mak ko bak mubat ko pebak lo nyuk-nyuk ko mesti melabau keman an nyin kenaan lo nyuk ien. Ko dei luk bak terlibat jegum black magic agei. I put everything in God's hands.

Tapi daolah bak senerita ji gaya adat a liko dana kawak bak tenao telo semuah. Adat bebayuh ih saji agei namel segelintir wak debei percaya gak Tuhan (pagan) ataupun bei segelintir kawak wak percaya gak Tuhan tapi setengah-setengah singen, debei sepenuh hati.

Ien singenlah ji wak kenah bak cerita ko gak gi'ih pasel bebayuh. Tiap a bayuh bei cara lien debei mubat a. Bei wak sampai payun. Ien ko bei peden masa tipo lai bah apak ko. Tapi lian ien ko agei umit angai jadi ko saji liluk gak ji semuah upacara ien. Kalik a kik kenah bak cerita pasel wak ienlah. Ien singen siew keman ko.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Belum

Bei lah sakai tujuh idea gak ko uno bak tulih atau bak cerita ko dagen blog ih pasel adet telo a liko. Anjel keman Bintulu. Ako pun debei rapa pasti sama ada nyin Anjel wak kenelala ko atau pun a kik tapi ako bak tujuh terima kasih lah gak nyin buyak tujuh idea gak bak cerita dagen ih.

Pasel belum ih ko beilah jumit pengalaman tenabih a lakei belum lian ko agei umit sabei. Ih kira wak percaya a dana sabei buyak lian ien lien debei ngak bei agama. A sui ien "pagan" lah.

Gak kapong ko bei jelaweh a lakei ngadan nyin Merikai. Nyin a saji selalu angai benadak a kapong menak belum. Ako debei rapa senged ketan an tan jelawah tenawan ien kenah bak bei karunia bak menak belum ih. Kalik buyak nyin ngak tijuh dagen nupei kah ko pun dei rapa pasti kawak. Biasanya, mun bei pedih a kapong akan selalu mapun a bayuh, ien susui pesiluk gak a bayuh. Mun a bayuh ien ngak peden uno ji wak menak a ien pedih nyin akan menemuk a ien tapi mun nyin perlu bak menak belum tertentu, a ien mesti bak pinyi a tao menak belum. Jadi a lakei gak kapong ko ih hanya lah a menak belum, nyin debei kuasa kik lah kira nyin.

Biasanya belum ninak keman daun nyipak, sei balau (biasa lawei balaulah) atau da'an balau. Setiap penyakit atau wak menak a pedih ien macem2 alu sau ngadan tao jadi biasanya setiap belum ien bei ngadan. Ako dei senged alu agei ngadan belum-belum ih. Nyabik maap lah gak wak ien. Setiap belum ien mun debei ngak tenabih gak a pedih ien nyin debei akan menyigen a. Maksud nyin belum ien hanya ukiran semata-mata. Biasa nyin belum ien tenabih a bayuh atau a menak belum ien atau ahli keluarga a wak pedih ien. Beilah sau wak ubak nyin wak bak madak tao ien kuar keman badan a pedih ien. Biasa nyin a akan menabih bak sepak. Alu sik alu lah ji bieh a wak buyak tabih ien beh ien. Dah ngak ien, belum ien akan kenilut gak lawei kayo gak lisi sungai. Sama ada gak da'an nyipak, bapir, atau mana-mana ji kayo bei gak lisi sungai.

Lian ko agei umit sabei ako pepela mapun sekul. Jadi mun bei belum gak lisi sungai mesti medut bak pepela segak angai gak dawak belum ien. Bei kawak la lo jipo-jipo ko wak lai wak saji nakal angai suka memad atau mupak belum jegum pela. A nyat selalu angai menepad kak mengacau na'ah buyak singen. Dei taolah ko kala saji buyak singen mun mengacau ien.

Mun bak nilak atang-atang belum ih sebenarnya ukiran. Mun telo pilak gak kedai-kedai kraftangan bei ukiran-ukiran ji belum a liko ih ji jenaja. Ajau ih telo kenah pilak ien sebagai satu bentuk seni a Melanau.

Ien singen ji lah wak bak cerita ko pasel belum. Mun bei ji wak salak, ko nyabik ma'ap lah gak adik kakak. Ako pun generasi muda, ako hanya cerita mengikut ji wak penah dilalui ko. Wak penah den ko as a little Melanau girl wak nyat dagen kapong a Melanau.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cerita Rakyat

Actually i was looking for a word that explaining "ngasu" in English. Ngasu is an Iban word thats explains about hunting using hunter's dog. But then i found one article or i can say it is a folk tales of one natives from Sabah. It is a Murut folk tale. I want to share this story with you guys and here it is:

A TALE FROM THE PADAS RIVER
(Tenom) ( A Murut Folk Tale )
There was once o lonq house in Kampung Tatamuan beside the river Malalap. It was the tradition of the Murut people, that men had to hunt animals for food as a contribution to society.
There was a young hunter among them who went on a hunting trip with other villagers. He had to leave his family and his pregnant wife behind at the long house.

In those days, a hunting trip usually took many weeks, as they had to poach and wait, or very often penetrate far into the jungle.

During their absence, the village folk discovered a python on the bank of the river. They immediately killed it for food. The remains of the skin were used to make big and small drums.
It had been quite a while since the hunting group had left the village and there was still no sign of their return.

Out of boredom, the villagers decided to hold a feast. Feasting was very common amongst them and it was part of their tradition as well. They began to celebrate with meat from this huge python. They had plenty of food to eat and to share.

Usually light entertainment, such as dancing and singing were performed during such a celebration. This was accompanied by playing the drums which were made from the skin of the snake. However, the moment they hit the drums, the cats and dogs began to fight with each other. Even though they tried, but somehow, the villagers could not stop half way during the celebration. They decided to change to the other drums also made from the snake skin.

This time, the sound of the drums caused an evil sort of spell and the villagers started to fight amongst themselves. There was havoc and death and it was a very sad situation. Some of those who were fortunate enough to be alive, escaped the plundering by hiding in the jungle. It so happened that the young hunter's wife also escaped and a short time later gave birth to a child.

Eventually the hunting party returned and they were remorsely disappointed at such misfortune. They decided to go their separate ways and set up families elsewhere. The young hunter took his wife and child and left the village. After a short while, they arrived at a clearing near a river bank. All of a sudden the hunter's dog caught sight of a Tempadau (wild cow) and chased after it, closely followed by the hunter. By now the hunting dog had caught up with the Tempadau which was wading across the river. Suddenly there was a voice from the top of the hill admonishing them to stop their hunt.

The young man, already frustrated with what had happened back at the village, was in no mood for such a warning. He still followed his hunting dog. A bolt of lightning struck, followed by a thun 'en They have unknowingly trespassed onto holy ground and were immediately turned into stones.

Till today the young man is known as the Batu Balingoi. The Tempadau in the middle of the river is called the Batu Masokoh. The wife and child who followed behind are called the Batu Magibah.
This all happened along the Sungai Pagalan and the stones can still be found there in the river at Tenom.

Source : Legends of Sabah,NEXUS Golf Resort Karambunai

*This story reminds me of Melanau folk tales that my mum always tell me when i was a child. Not far from my village there is one mangrove swamp area and a small streams. There is a story of one family (mother and two sons) went into this stream looking for a shrimps. I can't remember it clearly but something bad has happen to this family where at the end they turn into a stone. I remember my mum told me the name of that stream is Sg. Balau. By the way, it has a similarity with this folk tales where the family in the Murut story above also turned into stone.

Hmm..interesting isn't it?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

No Idea

I have no idea on what should i write in this blog about my Melanau lifestyle anymore. I am away from home and i am surrounded by different races and cultures now. I only know one person from Dalat and lucky we still can use our mother tounge to communicate. By that way perhaps my Melanau language will not influence by other language.

When i am in other places i have to adapt to this new environment. I eat what people here eat and actually not much difference but i can't eat my favourite food--inut, bulu, umai. I can make umai but i am not really good in making one. The other things is that i don't have friends to enjoy these food with me.

I talk with my work mate about our culture. He is Bisaya from Beufort, Sabah. While we share about our background then i realize there are so many similarities. They plant paddy and sago. They live near rivers and they use nipah for house rooftop. He also paddle (using boat) to go to school. It is only our language is different. His language is more similar to Dusun. If i have time, i will plan a visit to their area and hopefully i can see their lifestyle and share here.

Now i can say that i am a Melanau Girl that exploring other cultures and traditions. Maybe out of the main topic that i want to share in this blog but maybe something interesting too. Why? Because at the same time i can compare the differences and similarities of other traditions and cultures with mine...The Melanau People.

Till then...

Bei lian na'ah ako akan menulih idak aluk pasel a liko cuma ajau ih ako jauk keman kapong jadi semuah wak nilak ko adalah adet liko a. Wak dao nyin ako kenah menak perbandingan antara adet a liko kik jegum adat telo a liko Melanau.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Adat A Liko Dana Wak Neliluk

Ajau ih ako dbei gak Sarawak agei. Ngak gak liko a ih mala singen senged bak keman lo inut, pulem, macem-macem alu tan wak pawah bak nak.

Mun ngak gak liko a ih makin agei dibei rapa idak a liko, ubak liko pun debei tetu bak betul angai sau agei. Bukan senaja bak meliluk tapi mun ngak paut debei kerapak mesti bei kawak wak neliluk jumit. Ienlah ko selalu angai telepon pulik kapong migek ko selalu bak kerapak ubak liko jegum tina tama ko serta janik-janik ko.

Bila ko menyenged pasel adat a liko. Kebetulan ajau gak kedau ko kerja bei staff matai buyak strok. Nyin liko Kadazan. Malem ih malem kejian palei (ien sau sebut telo a liko). Lau kejian palei. Ako beilah tutui lien sebiang Rosari tiap abei stat keman lau nyin tenanem lau ien. Ako cuba menyenged balek an tan adat a liko lian a matai. Bei wak senged ko bei wak debei rapa senged tan. Ienlah mun debei tenulih, "documentation" sui liko putik kalik adat a liko dana akan lenyap.

Harapan ako ienlah supaya bei a luk menak kajian secara mendalam pasel adat a liko ih. Mun bei lo adik kakak a liko wak belajer sosiology atau anthropology, daolah bak menak kajian. Publish your work and share with our young generations. It will help our community to remain our own traditions.

Ako menulih gak gi'ih cuma suka-suka singen tapi dagen masa wak sama ako luk bak menulih mana-mana ji wak senenged ko. Bei masa ako akan menulih idak aluk.