It’s going to be a long weekend here in East Malaysia with the Pesta Kaamatan in Sabah on the 31st of May and the Gawai Dayak Festival in Sarawak on the 1st of June, so all of you West Malaysians can eat your hearts out! Tuesday, the 2nd of June, is also a public holiday…so if they are not getting an extended leave, they would only be back at work by Wednesday.
Here, I would like to wish Selamat Hari Kaamatan to my blogger-friends in Kota Kinabalu – Melbie and Mandy, and also to Mammamia and Phil and all the others in the Land below the Wind who are celebrating this festival…
…and to all my Dayak friends and relatives – Cibol, Mar and Fred (Ewek 83), Colin, Chris Anakapai, Buwau98 (Are you celebrating? Not too sure!), Sumuk, Aaron, Guztyne, Louis aka LJ, Gundot and wtf, Lindy, TOC and their families,
Selamat Hari Gawai
Gaya guru gerai nyamai
Lantang senang nguan menoa
For the uninitiated, that is the way to wish them in the Iban language a Happy Gawai Festival, long life and good health and prosperity.
I hope I have not left anyone out. If I have, I assure you that it is purely unintentional. My apologies and the greetings of the season are hereby extended to you too. To the rest, happy holidays…and don’t drink and drive!