1st of June. Kotobian Tadau Tagazo do Kaamatan to those who celebrating Kaamatan and Happy Gawai Dayak Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai to those who'll be celebrating Gawai today.I'm very proud to live in Borneo land, we live in different races but still live peacefully and respect each other. I've missed the Kaamatan celebration this year, but to be honest, I've never celebrated it in a proper way. No family gathering,no *aramai tih* and to be honest, I only know that people gather in villages to thank God and the spirits for a good harvest and pray for blessings for an even better harvest the following year. So Its all about give thanks to the Spirit of the paddy. Nowadays,when it comes to Harvest Festival, all I can remember is people getting drunk *because that happens in the time being*. So I've never really celebrated it in that way. So, not being able to come back home during Kaamatan is just okay with me, since there's nothing I can celebrated it, other than praying to God to give abundance in wealth.
The only thing that gets me excited during Kaamatan is the Unduk Ngadau competition. Beauty girls from all over Sabah will compete for the title of becoming the Unduk Ngadau of the year. I love to observe all the pretty girls and started making assumption on who'll gonna win and of course I'm hoping for my district to win but unfortunately this year, the representative from Ranau didn't get into Top 7.Last year, Ranau representative got the 4th place which I think, the best achievement so far.
I don't know how the competition being held, I've never went to the competition yet, but I will go, next time *God willing* to see how is the atmosphere watching all the girls lining up at KDCA.
So, wishing you guys happy June and to those who will face their final exam very soon, all the best and for those who will come back to their hometown for holiday, take care of yourself.