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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

may is harvest festival month in sabah {sumazau -traditional kadazan dance}

may is harvest festival month in sabah {sumazau -traditional kadazan dance}

~ B l a c k m a g i c ~

Sumazau performance at Monsopiad Cultural Village. May is the month of the Harvest Festival, a month-long celebrations of the Kadazan-Dusun and other indegenious races of Sabah. It is a joyous month!

gongs man.

gongs man.

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Traditional gongs man at work. Photographed at Monsopiad Cultural Village.

ancient jars (tajau) at the house of skulls

ancient jars (tajau) at the house of skulls~Lightbox~

Old tajau (jar) at the House of Skulls, Monsopiad Cultural village. The 2nd from left is the Panding Tiga, a 16th century ceremonial jar originally from Thailand. Dried hisab palm leaves ward off evil spirits.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

my squirrel :D

my squirrel :D

Lucky looks down from the mango tree.

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in·de·pen·dence /n/ ~self–sufficiency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-support.

in·de·pen·dence /n/ ~self–sufficiency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-support.

Blind musicians at the Sunday market, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu. Raw and talented. One singer and two guitarists. They are brought to the market every weekend and are stationed near the Jesselton Hotel. ~Lightbox~ Sabah Society for the Blind website~.
"Help the blind to help themselves." "The Sabah Society for the Blind (SSB) established to help those with little or no sight to optimize their opportunities by providing specialist staff, information and technology resources to meet individual needs."
Jesselton Hotel at Gaya Street.
jesselton hotel

Monday, November 15, 2010

shoulder bag

shoulder bag

Street accessories... I imagine it will be interesting to just sit at a cafe and see what people are carrying on them. That's a project for another day.

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handicrafts at gaya street.

handicrafts at gaya street.Handicrafts at the Sunday market, Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

rain clouds over likas bay

rain clouds over likas bay

Rain bearing clouds over Likas Bay, Kota Kinabalu. Photographed from a boat at sea, off Pulau Gaya.

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The buildings at bottom right is the old Sabah port, now developed into a leisure place called Jesselton Point. "The Peak" condominiums are in view on the hill. Sure enough, it rained within minutes after I reached the jetty at the waterfront fish market.