Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tambunan-Kota Kinabalu

It is always a good feeling to 'balik kampung'. I arrived on Friday and was so glad to be surrounded by those who truly love me - for better or for worst - insane, loud, monyok or crazy.

This is my 'baby brother' who is no longer the baby of the family ever since my little pumpkin arrived. He has grown so much - not only in physique, but in mannerism and poise. No longer the shy geek who was meekly asking for approval from us.
(meek geek?)

He walks with an air of confidence now (although still slightly bongkok) - he reminds me of Ron in HarryPotter book 6. 
Ditto the orange hair and freckles of course.

He has a new toy from daddy, so he has been firing away. And these are his pictures.

This is my grand aunt who lives at the hill above our kampung house in Tambunan. I love the way she speaks Dusun. So 'sing-song'.

Isobel Daniella with her 'aki' - my hero. Still a happy camper despite losing to the Huguan Siou. We are so very proud of him.
Isobel with the woman I inspire her to be like.
Under the torrential rain, we continued our rounds with daddy. 


  1. congrats to your dad!!!

    ok bah tuh daph!byk jgk bah undi dia tuh...more than 30% of tambunan.half of pairin's votes...

  2. If you want to have a better future for our children in Malaysia, do you bit by signing the on-line petition at http://bersih.org.

    Why do we need to reform the Election Commission?

    1) the discrepancy between number of voters in urban and rural seats is too great. The smallest parliamentary seat (Federal Territory, Putrajaya) has only 6,608 voters while the parliamentary seat for Kapar in Selangor has 112,224 voters. What this means is that one vote in the Putrajaya parliamentary constituency is equivalent to 17 votes in the Kapar constituency.

    2) A common tactic is to ‘buy’ the identity card of the voters. Party members will then vote on the voters’ behalf. Random checking of a person’s identity must be conducted using those finger print checking device. Any voting done on another person’s identity must be made a serious offence under the election law.

    3) The rules on postal voting must be reviewed, tightened and amended. The current rule favours the ruling party as the armed forces personnel and policemen who vote by ‘postal voting’ would obviously not jeopardize their career or promotion prospect by voting for the opposition.

  3. Nice pics of home Daphne! It's always good to be back!

  4. just wanted to say little isobel is a sweetheart.

  5. nice blog daphney..hope can link exchange with u blog..buli ka?

    im really proud of u coz ur never forget with ur kg especially ur house made from "poring" -)

    my blog, http://go2sabah.blogspot.com/