The answer to the question you’ve just read is something I’m a bit kesian…

YA! I’ve missed it!!

I’ve missed the SUPER GT 2009 race this year, I missed those loud sounds of 500hp engines, I missed the smell of burning Sepang track, I missed Mai Sakamoto (the RAYBRIG babes), Kaori Minami, Junko Iida (the ZENT babes), the Yokohama tyre gals, and lastly I missed shooting with my favorite sniper..

My absence to this one of the hottest race on earth is due to heavy work load a.k.a ndak kena suru pigi!

So, this morning while I was browsing for some fresh photos of the SUPER GT 2009 race event  (just to lepas my rindu la kunun), I stumble into one photography forum and spotted one photo of the last year race which I was on that photo!!

Wahh.. it’s actually rare to see me captured in action!

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This photo was uploaded by a forum member named bugger, here is the link to this photo #19 at Velocity forum

Those who knows how I look, try if you can find which one is me on this photo?

Hint : Aiming the camera straight to the GT babes without no fears of anyone behind him!!

Thank you bugger! ;p

I was at the Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu for a short visit to the Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia Tadau Kaamatan 2009 on last 07 June 2009. This was my ever shortest visit to such event so far, due pack wedding assignments on that particular day.

However, I manage to snap a number of photos during the morning session for some of you who have missed the event..

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There was number of bamboo stall placed outside the Padang Merdeka area which selling some Sabah local home-made food.

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I was there at around 9.30am and the area was already crowded with local tourist + visitors.

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There were traditional local food exhibition held during that day.

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Let me start with this Hinava, all-time Penampang favorite food. Made of Tuna fish and some mixture of Bambangan seed.

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Nonsom Bambangan, a mixture of Bambangan fruit + red chilies and normally kept about a week before you can eat it.

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Hinompuka, another Kadazan Penampang favorite food.

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Ingredients for Hinompuka; red rice flour, coconut milk, brown sugar, glutinous rice flour.

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The famous Panyaram/Penyaram, the Bajau local food favorite.

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One of my local favorite too actually.. sadap kalu mkn dengan Neslo panas2!!

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There are also Kuih Cincin, which also sadap kalu mkn dengan Neslo panas2!!

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Linongot, a popular local food of Tambunan district which made of rice, tapioca, potato, yam and tarap leaves.

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Another Bajau delights, Pais Ubi covered with banana leaves and made of Tapioca, coconut and some sugar. Pais can also be eaten with Banana.

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There were also few traditional bamboo house during that day, this one is Rumah Papar means ‘House of Papar’

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The Gong players, most of them are the senior citizens. Nowadays it seems hard to find a younger generation who know how to play the Gongs.

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The Kulintangan, another Sabah’s famous traditional musical instruments.

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Pinahapaha, a combination of local herbs + fruits which consist of; mazang, kayu kokos, sahi, pisang sahi, kayu oumis, hangod-hangod, lautan, lumun kihau, hugus, buah kondiu and buah dimuan.

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Another traditional house was built was the Rumah Penampang.

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and lastly, I give you one last shot.. a senior citizen of the Kadazan.

The major highlights of this event was actually started at 5.30pm, pity I couldn’t wait that long, I’m done visiting + shooting at about 11.00am..

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How’s kamurang punya Sunday? Me.. went to watch the 24th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2009 at beautiful fresh scenery near Likas bay.. just the sun was super hot! Lucky I was wearing smart Nike long sleeve jacket.. enough said, I wore the wrong pants, a short pants.. I’m burned again!!

Happy Monday guys!!

more event updates comin soon..

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Sompoton, a traditional musical instrument played by the Kadazan Dusun tribe and its originally from Tambunan district, Northern part of Sabah. Sompoton is made of by dried gourd and using a combination of 8 bamboo pipes inserted into it together with beeswax and 5 vines. The sounds of Sompoton can be described similar as the bagpipe + the mouth organ which are now occasionally been played during the Harvest Festival.

How to play Sompoton?
Using a mouth to blows and sucks air through the gourd mouth-piece to released the sounds of Sompoton.

Again, as last year’s top post in MadeinSabah with 16,034 views so far, I brings you the complete 41 sumandaks of Unduk Ngadau 2009 Contestants listing which made to the grand final round at KDCA last week. The official winner has already been announced and those who missed the battle at Grand Finale Unduk Ngadau 2009, check them out here!

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Ms. Gilda J Joeplik, Sandakan

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Ms. Emilda Albert, Paitan

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Ms. Lydia Binti Binidik, Kemabong

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Ms. Jukini Gamius, Semporna

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Ms. Deizi Sebastian Mojinu, WP Labuan

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Ms. Lynnestherwenns Masuin, Kudat

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Ms. Flina Binti Rutum, Tamparuli

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Ms. Erra Quency Victor, Kota Belud

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Ms. Laine Binti Tinggangau, Kota Marudu

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Ms. Hulliwta Eliser, Tungku

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Ms. Rounnah Bab Robert Sylvester, Tenom

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Ms. Rachel Martinus, Inanam

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Ms. Diana Binti Ngoai, Menumbok

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Ms. Evilin Binti Mathis, Pitas

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Ms. Sarimah Bt Tangkungon, Pagalungan

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Ms. Jovetta Joprine, Kuala Penyu

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Ms. Victoria Yam Pei Ling, Kunak

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Ms. Wineh Binti Diwalang, Nabawan

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Ms. Elsie R Marius, Tanjung Aru

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Ms. Sheron Olga Fedilis, Sook

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Ms. Cecelia Riymante, Membakut

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Ms. Clarencena Kadius, Matunggong

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Ms. Joanne Bernadette John, Beluran

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Ms. Jennifer David, Telupid

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Ms. Gloria Lyne Bami, Kinabatangan

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Ms. Maylesthelyn Matius, Putatan

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Ms. Elinna Binti Musuin, Likas

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Ms. Wanda Hendryana Pius, Lahad Datu

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Ms. Cindy Celestine Sipilis, Tawau

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Ms. Efahrina Nicholas, Tambunan

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Ms. Jacqueline Monalisa, Banggi

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Ms. Jovenea Jim Lajim, Klang Valley

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Ms. Earoziana Elvy Venture, Tongod

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Ms. Stella Nakaran, Ranau

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Ms. Fredericka Camilla Richard Daut, Tuaran

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Ms. Jacqueline Bt Joseph, Keningau

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Ms. Pearl Dianne Petrus, Kota Kinabalu

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Ms. Affy Jackleyinda Entawin, Beaufort

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Ms. Roziyanah Bt Mutang, Sipitang

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Ms. Appey Rowenna Januin, Papar

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Ms. Joanne Kimberley J Majalap, Penampang

This year will be a bit different compare to last year voting, you may vote from a number of 1 vote to even 100 votes (supaya sanang sia kira bah!)

Bah! apa lagi kamurang.. start your VOTES now!!

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Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia Tadau Kaamatan 2009
Date : 07 June 2009
Venue : Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Time : 10.30 am – 5.30 pm

What to expect :
Cultural show, song performance by local artist, appearance of Unduk Ngadau 2009 winners.

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The 3 days Karnival Tadau Kaamatan KK City Unduk Ngadau 2009 was held at Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu from 14th to 16th May which was officiated by Y.B Datuk Masidi Manjun, The Culture & Environment minister.

Day 1 :

The event start with an opening speech by the Y.B Datuk Masidi Manjun and later by Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim, the Kota Kinabalu City Mayor.

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The spirit of rice

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The event continues with the traditional dance performance of the Kadazan group.

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The famous bamboo dance performance by Monsopiad Cultural Village dancers

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Beside the cultural dance perfomance, the crowd was entertained by the few of Sugandoi past singers..

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Donna Masinda

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Both them got lovely voice, especially si Donna (my fevret tuh!)

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But compare to all singers that perform, no one can beat this uncle, he really knows how to perform the crowd.. he rocks!!

and later that evening, when it comes to the introduction of KK City level Unduk Ngadau 2009 contestants, all the crowds are getting really excited.. me as well

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#1 – Ms. Richelle Audrey J. Jautin

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#2 – Ms. Noemi Halima Dingle Ligunjang

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#3 – Ms. Sharon Walker

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#4 – Ms. Cindy Jessica Frenendez

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#5 – Ms. Elinna Musiun

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#6 – Ms. Elsie R. Marius

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#7 – Ms. Ariel Jezlynda Jimmy

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#8 – Ms. Angena Rubinsin

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#9 – Ms. Patricia Francis Jiolin

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#10 – Ms. Carrie Grace Jaymes

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#11 – Ms. Clarencena Kadius

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#12 – Ms. Anastasha Dina Yahia

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#13 – Ms. Pearl Dianne Petrus

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#14 – Ms. Florencia Shamsudin

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#15 – Ms. Macdelina Masidah

There are 15 contestant battling up for three places at the Grand Final Unduk Ngadau 2009 State Level.

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There will be a winner of ‘Miss Popular 2009’ to a contestant that received the highest number of flower bouquets worth RM10, RM50 and RM100, while the ‘Tati Tavanus Celcom’ winner determined by a total SMS votes from the public which will be announce on the day 3

Day 2 : The final battle for Sugandoi 2009 Api-Api level.

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and the winner goes to Rifanzie who will proceed to the Grand Finale Sungandoi 2009 at KDCA.

Day 3 :

On Day 3, the event continued with an opening short theater story telling of the Unduk Ngadau legend..

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Before the event proceed to the final stage, all VIPs are invited to perform a ‘sumazau’ dance with the Unduk Ngadau contestant and I must say, The Mayor really had good taste la.

The final 7 :

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From 15 contestants, the jury have selected 7 contestants to proceed to final stages and before the winner announced..

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all contestants again had to faced the final test, is to give a good answer for a very simple question.

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Some of the questions are not that simple actually..

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and before the winner finally announce..

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Ms. Jizeresta Jimmy, the Unduk Ngadau KK City level 2008 making an appearance to the stage to hand over the Unduk Ngadau crown.

and The final 3 was announced :

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The final 2 :

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and finally the winner for Unduk Ngadau DBKK level..

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Ms. Pearl Dianne Petrus, she also won the ‘Miss Popular 2009’ category.

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Ms. Pearl won the cash prize of RM4000 + a trip to Bali by Air Asia + a hamper from Nestle.

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The 1st place winner will be presenting DBKK while 2nd place winner, Ms. Elinna Musiun will represent Likas and 3rd place winner, Ms. Elsie R. Marius will represent Tg. Aru level, all three of them will join the other 36 Unduk Ngadau contestant from each level for the grand finale Unduk Ngadau State Level 2009.

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Overall winners :
1st place : Ms. Pearl (Miss Popular 2009)
2nd place : Ms. Elinna Musiun
3rd place : Ms. Elsie R. Marius
4th place : Ms. McDelina
5th place : Ms. Clerencena Kadius
6th place : Ms. Richelle Audery J. Jautin (Best Costume 2009)
7th place : Ms. Cindy Jessica Frenendez

Ms. Patricia (Tati Tavanus Celcom)
Ms. Angena Rubinsin (Creative Design)

Check out last year’s winners :
Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival 2008 – Part 1
Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival 2008 – Part 2
Kota Kinabalu District Level Kaamatan Carnival 2008 – Part 3