It was started when I came home to my village in 2013. I was a teacher – English teacher – and I had taught from July 2013 to June 2016 in Senior High School (SMA) in Sejiram, Seberuang District, Kapuas Hulu Regency. In that school, I found many problems in supporting teaching process especially for some medias teachers used. Many teachers in that school did not have laptop, and the school did not have computer also. Some of them like already had it but they did not know deeply how to operate it well.
When we are coming to this beloved world, we cry. Then we see and hear everything. That is the first step to start learning. After that we learn to speak, to read and to write. In school, we are guided to study subjects, but by learning everywhere with other people we can get ‘subjects’naturally. So, do not stop learning even though we have graduated from any school or university.
Few years ago, my father had an idea to make ‘Nile’ fish pool near house. So, my brothers and I help him to make it. It is located on the left side of house. Unfortunately, the pool always flooded when rain season came.
Salung – Clever and brave kid.
I used to think and learn how to draw in perfect line, perfect shapes or others perfect-perfect-perfect. But now I try to open my mind, just to start drawing, drawing and drawing. First, I draw it on paper. Make dark and bold line. Then I scan it to computer. Finally, I colors it and add some layers on it.
Love Dayak’s Culture
Few years ago, when Gereja Katolik Santo Fidelis Sejiram has been announced as historical building in Kapuas Hulu Regency by the government, Mr. Matheus Kusai (61 years old), was the first man who selected to take care of the church. He was a catechist in Dangkan Parish House before he moved to Sejiram in 1980’s and worked there.
In the middle of day, after we have finished from school, my friend, Iwan, talks to us (Mr. Adim, Mr. Leo, Ms. Okta, Ms. Eva and Ms. Nike) about his idea visiting his father’s farm in Gurung (local calls Guhung) on weekend. We really agree about it and we make a plan to go there by motorcycle.
Once upon a time, lived two brothers who did not have parents anymore. They lived in a small-wooden house on a river bank. After the death of their parents, they had to farm and hunt by themselves.
One day, when they were hunting, they found a shiny stone. It looked like an egg but shiny like gold. Then they came home and had a plan to search again at the location where they had found that stone the next day. Perhaps they could find another treasure there. After having dinner they went early to their beds. The young brother slept and dreamed that night. Continue reading
Long time ago, in a small village in Kalimantan, there were teenager girls, Itut and her sister, Inut. They were teenagers, daughter of family farmer and very beautiful. Many people liked and fell in love with them because of their beauty. Not far from their village, there was a handsome young man, called Cipuak. He was a clever person and his father was a widowed. They lived in a small house in the center of their rubber plantation. Continue reading
Another hidden-natural resource in Kapuas Hulu Regency
Kalimantan, also called as Borneo, is a big island that has a lot of natural resources. Based on politically and nationally region division, there are three states (Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia) own the island. Indonesia has four provinces in Kalimantan they are West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan and East Kalimantan. Continue reading
Long, long ago, when the animals had been an authority over the world, there was a green-large-and-wild jungle, which had many small-big animals that lived together. They lived in the different area of the jungle. The big-and-tall animals, which was leaded a lion, lived in downstream jungle, but some animals, which were small-thin-bodied, chosen to live in upstream jungle.
For few years, they had lived peaceful without war. But the lion wanted to expand the upstream jungle. One day, a message, which certain the challenge from the downstream animals, had frightened the upstream animals. A clever mouse deer, that’s was a leader of upstream animals, heard what was going on. He came to them and convinced them that it could not be a big problem. After he told it, he invited some his friend to discuss it. Then, they replayed the message of downstream animals. Continue reading