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Sisterly Love
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It is nice to know that you have a family to depend on in good times and in bad times, and to seek shelter when the storm of reality is raging, or even a bunker of love when life is dropping a nuke upon you. For many women, sisters are the place to seek for solace, a place where you can pour your innermost troubles without worry of anything, unleashing your inner demon freely for you know someone would be able to handle you and still accept you for who you are. As years gone by, from simple dolls play during childhood, first time knowing love to the parenthood times, sisters always bond closer. What more to say, when the mother joins the club. Reminding each other about the good old days, and even bringing in the sister-in-law to the fun club - It will create a euphorical chaos, leaving those outside the group wondering what is going on? Such is the beauty of sisters love. 
Regards, Claudius

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Sisterly Love ______________ It is nice to know that you have a family to depend on in good times and in bad times, and to seek shelter when the storm of reality is raging, or even a bunker of love when life is dropping a nuke upon you. For many women, sisters are the place to seek for solace, a place where you can pour your innermost troubles without worry of anything, unleashing your inner demon freely for you know someone would be able to handle you and still accept you for who you are. As years gone by, from simple dolls play during childhood, first time knowing love to the parenthood times, sisters always bond closer. What more to say, when the mother joins the club. Reminding each other about the good old days, and even bringing in the sister-in-law to the fun club - It will create a euphorical chaos, leaving those outside the group wondering what is going on? Such is the beauty of sisters love. Regards, Claudius #blackandwhite  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #heart  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #motivation  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #wedding  #woman  #monochrome_sw  #family  #blackandwhitephotography  #bnw_greatshots  #love  #sisters 
One Step Closer 
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You felt the pain, 
you starts to complain to yourself alone in the night, 
your so-called friends left you, 
you no longer needed in their solar system, 
your sleeping rhythms disrupted, 
your nose is running, 
you're running out of time, 
your deadlines increasing, your world seems to be crumbling... But... Every step forward, one step away from the bitterness,
Every breath you take, you're exhaling out hope
Every second passed, 
Every moments made a memory,
You're just getting closer to your goal, the one you scream out loud, shattering the silence, deafening the negativity, and who gave an F to those naysayers? They don't pay my bills. Ignore those who ignores you, your time is more valuable than to weep on your loss.
Every steps made, is one step closer. Amen. 🙏🏻 #woman #photooftheday #culture #beautiful #day #smile #fashion #love #aim #goal #photooftheday #instagood #imperial #miri #event #onestepcloser #bidayuh #ngajat #man #street #sarawak #people #purple #reflection #family #throwback #friday #iphone #streetphotography #claudiusweson #cwphotography
One Step Closer ___________________ You felt the pain, you starts to complain to yourself alone in the night, your so-called friends left you, you no longer needed in their solar system, your sleeping rhythms disrupted, your nose is running, you're running out of time, your deadlines increasing, your world seems to be crumbling... But... Every step forward, one step away from the bitterness, Every breath you take, you're exhaling out hope Every second passed, Every moments made a memory, You're just getting closer to your goal, the one you scream out loud, shattering the silence, deafening the negativity, and who gave an F to those naysayers? They don't pay my bills. Ignore those who ignores you, your time is more valuable than to weep on your loss. Every steps made, is one step closer. Amen. 🙏🏻 #woman  #photooftheday  #culture  #beautiful  #day  #smile  #fashion  #love  #aim  #goal  #photooftheday  #instagood  #imperial  #miri  #event  #onestepcloser  #bidayuh  #ngajat  #man  #street  #sarawak  #people  #purple  #reflection  #family  #throwback  #friday  #iphone  #streetphotography  #claudiusweson  #cwphotography 
Headhunters
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Long time ago, in the land of hornbill, long before The White Rajah came, the Dayaks roam at the land, spreading their kingdom, a story that was untold and unfilmed in silver screen. The Dayaks, fought each other, each clans wage war against one another, spreading their territory using swords, spears and blowpipes; fight in an unmatched tenacity and even summon the demons to finish off their enemies. Some have exceeded normal humans capability, and even able to teleport, invincible against metal and has an incredible regenerative ability thanks to their black arts, with human heads as their trophy (headhunting/ngayau/ngayu). The mighthy Sea Dayaks (Iban) conquers the land, but the Land Dayaks (Bidayuh) holds the southern area (Kuching, Serian and Samarahan) while the Orang Ulu at the North. Afraid that it will threatened his kingdom, the White Rajah put all those wars to an end, with the help of the mercenaries from each clans. Not in Malaysian History text book. In the photo above is modern-day Iban warrior dancing in an event, lest the culture is forgotten. So much to be written, perhaps I'll continue it in my blog. 
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Headhunters ______________ Long time ago, in the land of hornbill, long before The White Rajah came, the Dayaks roam at the land, spreading their kingdom, a story that was untold and unfilmed in silver screen. The Dayaks, fought each other, each clans wage war against one another, spreading their territory using swords, spears and blowpipes; fight in an unmatched tenacity and even summon the demons to finish off their enemies. Some have exceeded normal humans capability, and even able to teleport, invincible against metal and has an incredible regenerative ability thanks to their black arts, with human heads as their trophy (headhunting/ngayau/ngayu). The mighthy Sea Dayaks (Iban) conquers the land, but the Land Dayaks (Bidayuh) holds the southern area (Kuching, Serian and Samarahan) while the Orang Ulu at the North. Afraid that it will threatened his kingdom, the White Rajah put all those wars to an end, with the help of the mercenaries from each clans. Not in Malaysian History text book. In the photo above is modern-day Iban warrior dancing in an event, lest the culture is forgotten. So much to be written, perhaps I'll continue it in my blog. #warrior  #photooftheday  #culture  #handsome  #dinner  #sword  #shield  #nature  #style  #dance  #photooftheday  #instagood  #imperial  #miri  #event  #night  #iban  #ngajat  #man  #lost  #sarawak  #people  #love  #reflection  #family  #throwback  #photoshoot  #leica  #summilux  #claudiusweson  #cwphotography 
Mother & Daughter 
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Throwback to the photoshoot that I has with Cici and her mother. She's just 5 months old, but she starts to chat a lot with her own language, trying to understand everything that happens around her. World seems to be so big for her, and in actual fact is so wild beyond her imagination. But she builds her own paradise, guarded by her protective father and her mother as her guardian angel. She has no need for wonder woman as her mother is already one. Soon, little we know, she will grow up, and continue the cycle - a cycle of love. I hope she loves photography too. 😉

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Mother & Daughter ____________________ Throwback to the photoshoot that I has with Cici and her mother. She's just 5 months old, but she starts to chat a lot with her own language, trying to understand everything that happens around her. World seems to be so big for her, and in actual fact is so wild beyond her imagination. But she builds her own paradise, guarded by her protective father and her mother as her guardian angel. She has no need for wonder woman as her mother is already one. Soon, little we know, she will grow up, and continue the cycle - a cycle of love. I hope she loves photography too. 😉 #motherlylove  #photooftheday  #newborn  #beautiful  #beautiful  #cute  #june  #nature  #style  #sweet  #photooftheday  #instagood  #offshore  #summilux  #summilux35  #leica  #morning  #house  #young  #soft  #sarawak  #mother  #love  #reflection  #family  #throwback  #photoshoot  #baby  #claudiusweson  #cwphotography 
Self-Reflection
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World can only disturb you when you let it disturb you. We are shaped not by our circumstances, but how we act upon our circumstances.
Let there be chaos outside, but inside, remain calm we must. 
In the darkest night, we'll be able to see the faintest of light, which some might call - our true calling.
When we walk in the bright days, many will be with us.
As we walk alone in the night, even shadow abandons you, but some might not. Treasure them. One mother pearl is way better than a thousand piece of diamond-shaped glasses; like how a crate of water bottle worths more than a bagful of diamond in the scorching-hot desert, unless death is what you wish for.
Count your blessings, not your cursings.

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Self-Reflection ________________ World can only disturb you when you let it disturb you. We are shaped not by our circumstances, but how we act upon our circumstances. Let there be chaos outside, but inside, remain calm we must. In the darkest night, we'll be able to see the faintest of light, which some might call - our true calling. When we walk in the bright days, many will be with us. As we walk alone in the night, even shadow abandons you, but some might not. Treasure them. One mother pearl is way better than a thousand piece of diamond-shaped glasses; like how a crate of water bottle worths more than a bagful of diamond in the scorching-hot desert, unless death is what you wish for. Count your blessings, not your cursings. #motivation  #photooftheday  #offshore  #beautiful  #sky  #skyporn  #calling  #nature  #clouds  #horizon  #photooftheday  #instagood  #offshore  #cold  #view  #night  #morning  #self  #red  #black  #sarawak  #river  #light  #reflection  #sea  #life  #boat  #ajang  #claudiusweson  #cwphotography 
Freedom
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As I stare to the afternoon sun, looking at the endless horizon, this thought comes to my mind. Freedom? How many of us are really free? Free to speak. Free to love. Free to vote. Free to do what we love. Free to live our lives. Free to pursue our dream career. Are we? Are we too afraid to pursue our dreams because of people's opinions? Let me tell you something. Just do what you love. Death bed confession reveals that fear to do what we want is the most regrettable things. Confess your love. Marry whoever you want to marry. In the end of the day, you are responsible to your own happiness. All the best to you my dear friends. 
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Freedom ___________ As I stare to the afternoon sun, looking at the endless horizon, this thought comes to my mind. Freedom? How many of us are really free? Free to speak. Free to love. Free to vote. Free to do what we love. Free to live our lives. Free to pursue our dream career. Are we? Are we too afraid to pursue our dreams because of people's opinions? Let me tell you something. Just do what you love. Death bed confession reveals that fear to do what we want is the most regrettable things. Confess your love. Marry whoever you want to marry. In the end of the day, you are responsible to your own happiness. All the best to you my dear friends. #sunrise  #sun  #offshore  #beautiful  #sky  #skyporn  #cloudporn  #nature  #clouds  #horizon  #photooftheday  #instagood  #gorgeous  #warm  #view  #night  #morning  #silhouette  #instasky  #blue  #sarawak  #luconia  #halo  #reflection  #motivation  #life  #hot  #afternoon  #claudiusweson  #cwphotography 
Listen to Your Heart
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You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the emotions you don't want to feel.

Like sunlight, you can always block it using your hand lest your eyes hurt. But how to block sadness, pain or grief?

You might be smiling but your heart is writhing in the cage of torment. You can deny your feeling, but deep inside, you know it's not right. Listen to your heart. 
Regards,
Claudius

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Listen to Your Heart ________________________________ You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the emotions you don't want to feel. Like sunlight, you can always block it using your hand lest your eyes hurt. But how to block sadness, pain or grief? You might be smiling but your heart is writhing in the cage of torment. You can deny your feeling, but deep inside, you know it's not right. Listen to your heart. Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #miri  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #food  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #clouds  #sky  #monochrome_sw  #minimalist  #blackandwhitephotography  #heart  #bnw_greatshots  #love  #feeling 
Immortalising Moments

Dear friends,

I love black and white photography. For me it is the best way to immortalise an moment, capturing the soul of the event, it is timeless and it is outstanding. Like what can be seen in the photo above, it is about a boy that I encounter at supermarket while I was shopping for Gawai with my mother. Instinctively, I took his photo - an expression of boredom, tiredness or even fatigue, after a long day at Serian town. Perhaps in his mind, he longs for a rest. There is so much interpretation can be made, but I leave it to you. This is one of the best element in black and white photoraphy that I love - capturing the soul of the photo, in Ted Grant's word. Also, it is timeless and outstanding. In summary, Soulful - Timeless - Outstanding. You can read more at my blog https://claudiusweson.com/2017/06/12/why-black-white-photography/. Link is at my bio, for your convenience. Have a great day ahead! 😄

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Immortalising Moments Dear friends, I love black and white photography. For me it is the best way to immortalise an moment, capturing the soul of the event, it is timeless and it is outstanding. Like what can be seen in the photo above, it is about a boy that I encounter at supermarket while I was shopping for Gawai with my mother. Instinctively, I took his photo - an expression of boredom, tiredness or even fatigue, after a long day at Serian town. Perhaps in his mind, he longs for a rest. There is so much interpretation can be made, but I leave it to you. This is one of the best element in black and white photoraphy that I love - capturing the soul of the photo, in Ted Grant's word. Also, it is timeless and outstanding. In summary, Soulful - Timeless - Outstanding. You can read more at my blog https://claudiusweson.com/2017/06/12/why-black-white-photography/. Link is at my bio, for your convenience. Have a great day ahead! 😄 #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #potato  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #food  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #leica  #summilux  #monochrome_sw  #market  #blackandwhitephotography  #sarawak  #bnw_greatshots  #serian  #kids 
Smoke House & Street Photography

Dear friends,
Due to the limitations in Instagram, I have written a blog about one of the best place to be visited at Miri town, which is the legendary smoke house. As far as we know, smoke house started as a humble stall back in early 1990s, owned by the local people selling roasted porks, fried chicken wings, its intestines, liver, fried catfish other sort of the local delicacies prepared using charcoal and fire. It is very appealing to the locals, especially for someone who just want to satisfy their craving for fried foods and don't want to be bothered by the difficulties in preparing it. The first location is at the Pujut Bus Station, although the current location is situated not far from the very first establishment of smoke house. From there, it gains popularity as many peoples, near and far, comes visiting. Taking advantage from this popularity, the second location of smoke house took place at E-Mart Tudan. This is the easiest to access as it is situated near Miri-Brunei road. Those en route to either place can grab a meal here prior continuing their journey. Do read more at the link below: https://claudiusweson.com/2017/06/11/smoke-house-street-photography/ 
Link is at my bio, for your convenience. Have a great weekend ahead! 
Regards, Claudius

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Smoke House & Street Photography Dear friends, Due to the limitations in Instagram, I have written a blog about one of the best place to be visited at Miri town, which is the legendary smoke house. As far as we know, smoke house started as a humble stall back in early 1990s, owned by the local people selling roasted porks, fried chicken wings, its intestines, liver, fried catfish other sort of the local delicacies prepared using charcoal and fire. It is very appealing to the locals, especially for someone who just want to satisfy their craving for fried foods and don't want to be bothered by the difficulties in preparing it. The first location is at the Pujut Bus Station, although the current location is situated not far from the very first establishment of smoke house. From there, it gains popularity as many peoples, near and far, comes visiting. Taking advantage from this popularity, the second location of smoke house took place at E-Mart Tudan. This is the easiest to access as it is situated near Miri-Brunei road. Those en route to either place can grab a meal here prior continuing their journey. Do read more at the link below: https://claudiusweson.com/2017/06/11/smoke-house-street-photography/ Link is at my bio, for your convenience. Have a great weekend ahead! Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #miri  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #food  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #leica  #summilux  #monochrome_sw  #market  #blackandwhitephotography  #sarawak  #bnw_greatshots  #blog  #smokehouse 
Kanjet Ngeleput - An Orang Ulu Story

Kanjet Ngeleput is one of the many beautiful dances that Orang Ulu posses. Orang Ulu is a collective name given to the peoples originating from Usun Apau Plateau (e.g. Kayan, Kenyah, Kenyah Badeng, Lahanan, Punan etc), circa 15th - 17th century, where in the course of history, these peoples migrates to a lower plains, which is areas surrounding Miri Division, partly due to extension of power by James Brooke. Mostly are not in favour of White Rajah's power extension, but White Rajah employed the locals to go against them at Usun Apau, like in the case of Sadok Hill, Rentap's Waterloo. This dance is performed by the warriors to imitate their moves while hunting at the jungle, usually performed solo and with blowpipe and a beautifully decorated shield, with motives depended on your social rank. Dancer will perform a move similar to walking hornbill, sometimes with unexpected moves, making it more fun. During wedding or any ceremonies, this dance sometimes be performed in addition to kanjet by the ladies. Improvisation is expected, but the key moves are the same, hunter eyes preying on the others, arms ready with weapon and a showchase of leg strength (sometimes people compete to get as low as they can, but that is unnecessary). This dance is also a mark of adulthood, for a child already perfected his dance moves and ready to take on the next challenges in life! 
Regards,
Claudius

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Kanjet Ngeleput - An Orang Ulu Story Kanjet Ngeleput is one of the many beautiful dances that Orang Ulu posses. Orang Ulu is a collective name given to the peoples originating from Usun Apau Plateau (e.g. Kayan, Kenyah, Kenyah Badeng, Lahanan, Punan etc), circa 15th - 17th century, where in the course of history, these peoples migrates to a lower plains, which is areas surrounding Miri Division, partly due to extension of power by James Brooke. Mostly are not in favour of White Rajah's power extension, but White Rajah employed the locals to go against them at Usun Apau, like in the case of Sadok Hill, Rentap's Waterloo. This dance is performed by the warriors to imitate their moves while hunting at the jungle, usually performed solo and with blowpipe and a beautifully decorated shield, with motives depended on your social rank. Dancer will perform a move similar to walking hornbill, sometimes with unexpected moves, making it more fun. During wedding or any ceremonies, this dance sometimes be performed in addition to kanjet by the ladies. Improvisation is expected, but the key moves are the same, hunter eyes preying on the others, arms ready with weapon and a showchase of leg strength (sometimes people compete to get as low as they can, but that is unnecessary). This dance is also a mark of adulthood, for a child already perfected his dance moves and ready to take on the next challenges in life! Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #traditional  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #festival  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #leica  #summilux  #monochrome_sw  #dance  #blackandwhitephotography  #sarawak  #bnw_greatshots  #kanjet  #orangulu 
Ngajat - Dance for the Gods "Ngajat" is a collective name of the dance performed by Iban, or known as Sea Dayaks, where the dance get its name from the word "engkajat" - meaning jumping on the spot. This dance, in modern days, is performed during festive season, such as Ari Gawai, formal events or commonly during wedding receptions to entertain the visitors and the VIPs. However, these dance has a delicate past. Although actual origin is unknown, some Iban people believed that this dance was taught by the gods to them in their dream, to appease the gods, such as Sembulang Gana. Accompaniment for ngajat dance includes "taboh" (drum) "engkerumong" (Iban percussion), "tawak" (gong). Traditionally, male form of ngajat is much more aggresive and normally done in the past before head-hunting (an tradition believed to be inspired by gods to control the ever-growing Iban populations at ancient Sarawak), in manner of a walking hornbill, to appease Iban's ancient God of war - Sengalang Burong, and done by wielding "mandau" (sword) and "terabai" (shield). For female ngajat, it is done softly and gracefully to emphasis her beauty and class. "Pua kumbu" (Iban clothes) is normally worn during ngajat. Despite modernity, ngajat tradition still strong among the Ibans and it is a mark of a true leader of Iban peoples, flying in the wind of change. 
Regards,
Claudius

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Ngajat - Dance for the Gods "Ngajat" is a collective name of the dance performed by Iban, or known as Sea Dayaks, where the dance get its name from the word "engkajat" - meaning jumping on the spot. This dance, in modern days, is performed during festive season, such as Ari Gawai, formal events or commonly during wedding receptions to entertain the visitors and the VIPs. However, these dance has a delicate past. Although actual origin is unknown, some Iban people believed that this dance was taught by the gods to them in their dream, to appease the gods, such as Sembulang Gana. Accompaniment for ngajat dance includes "taboh" (drum) "engkerumong" (Iban percussion), "tawak" (gong). Traditionally, male form of ngajat is much more aggresive and normally done in the past before head-hunting (an tradition believed to be inspired by gods to control the ever-growing Iban populations at ancient Sarawak), in manner of a walking hornbill, to appease Iban's ancient God of war - Sengalang Burong, and done by wielding "mandau" (sword) and "terabai" (shield). For female ngajat, it is done softly and gracefully to emphasis her beauty and class. "Pua kumbu" (Iban clothes) is normally worn during ngajat. Despite modernity, ngajat tradition still strong among the Ibans and it is a mark of a true leader of Iban peoples, flying in the wind of change. Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #iban  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #festival  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #leica  #summilux  #monochrome_sw  #dance  #blackandwhitephotography  #sarawak  #bnw_greatshots  #ngajat  #gawai 
Dance of the Shaman

The peak of the Gawai Dayak for Bidayuh people is symbolised by the dance of these men, called "Nantang Jule", representing each main area of the village, which was used to be done by the shaman. First pass will be done without any hen at hand, but second round will be done with hen (used to be black hen, to appease the ancient gods). The dance will be done with gongs accompaniment and occasional Bidayuh cheers, called "tara" from all corners of the longhouse. The dancers, well-dressed in traditional costume, with silver belts, decorated "labung" (headgear), male and female "girundung" (bells) as well as the silver bracelets. With every beat of gongs by the bands in semi-trance, these men made their move, done gracefully so as the male and female "girundung" rhymes, arms raised to the air like hornbill in flight, and upper body bent slightly as if taking a warrior stance. Hen will be waved across the offering plates containing paddy or working paraphernalia to bless it and to give it more harvest. 
Even though mainly Serian Bidayuh's are Catholics, but this ceremony is still reenacted lest the newer generations forget.  From the outside, tourists and locals alike enjoy the dance of these men, which never failed to attract a good number of peoples annually to Kpg Pichin, Serian.

P.s. Tag the your loved ones and friends so that they know about this centuries-old ceremony. ✌🏼😄 Regards,
Claudius

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Dance of the Shaman The peak of the Gawai Dayak for Bidayuh people is symbolised by the dance of these men, called "Nantang Jule", representing each main area of the village, which was used to be done by the shaman. First pass will be done without any hen at hand, but second round will be done with hen (used to be black hen, to appease the ancient gods). The dance will be done with gongs accompaniment and occasional Bidayuh cheers, called "tara" from all corners of the longhouse. The dancers, well-dressed in traditional costume, with silver belts, decorated "labung" (headgear), male and female "girundung" (bells) as well as the silver bracelets. With every beat of gongs by the bands in semi-trance, these men made their move, done gracefully so as the male and female "girundung" rhymes, arms raised to the air like hornbill in flight, and upper body bent slightly as if taking a warrior stance. Hen will be waved across the offering plates containing paddy or working paraphernalia to bless it and to give it more harvest. Even though mainly Serian Bidayuh's are Catholics, but this ceremony is still reenacted lest the newer generations forget. From the outside, tourists and locals alike enjoy the dance of these men, which never failed to attract a good number of peoples annually to Kpg Pichin, Serian. P.s. Tag the your loved ones and friends so that they know about this centuries-old ceremony. ✌🏼😄 Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #sea  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #festival  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #leica  #summilux  #monochrome_sw  #dance  #blackandwhitephotography  #sarawak  #bnw_greatshots  #longhouse  #gawai 
Brother-in-Arms

A Bidayuh (Land Dayak) gentleman helps to shave-off the rough edge of the haircut while taking bath at Karu River, Kpg Pichin. Taking bath at the river is very common, few centuries old practice, and normally done in the morning, evening, or when the sun is scorching hot in the sky. That's where the river suddenly turns into a theme park - a place of therapy from the heat and even becoming a personal oasis, from the torturous sunshine. 
On the hindsight, these men, though they are not related by blood, but are very close to one another, like brothers and willing to stand up to help and defend whenever needed to. In the end of the day, it is not the quantity of friends you have that counts, but the quality of friends you have that really matters. The quest for one is never easy, but it is achievable. Trust in His plan, and it will be done in His time. 
Regards,
Claudius

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Brother-in-Arms A Bidayuh (Land Dayak) gentleman helps to shave-off the rough edge of the haircut while taking bath at Karu River, Kpg Pichin. Taking bath at the river is very common, few centuries old practice, and normally done in the morning, evening, or when the sun is scorching hot in the sky. That's where the river suddenly turns into a theme park - a place of therapy from the heat and even becoming a personal oasis, from the torturous sunshine. On the hindsight, these men, though they are not related by blood, but are very close to one another, like brothers and willing to stand up to help and defend whenever needed to. In the end of the day, it is not the quantity of friends you have that counts, but the quality of friends you have that really matters. The quest for one is never easy, but it is achievable. Trust in His plan, and it will be done in His time. Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #sea  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #festival  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #leica  #summilux  #monochrome_sw  #bath  #blackandwhitephotography  #sarawak  #bnw_greatshots  #bidayuh  #river 
A Day Before Gawai

A Bidayuh man is taking a midday nap at Kpg Pichin long house, after a tiring Gawai preparation. Ari Gawai (Iban) / Andu Gawai (Bidayuh) is literally harvest festival for Iban & Bidayuh (Sea & Land Dayaks respectively, a term coined by James Brooke). It is the best time of the year for Dayak (means people in Bidayuh) where family member, near or far, will gather together for one big Gawai celebration, normally celebrated at the seemingly endless long house. A day before Gawai, a lot of preparation is being made, which can be very tiring. Gawai, traditionally is a month-long celebration, but now it is made into three days' celebration for most areas at Sarawak. It is a festival of dance and drinking (yes, alcoholic beverages, normally beer and "tuak" - Dayak rice wine) until early morning, sometimes until sunrise if people are still eager and energetic. On normal days, longhouses can be empty. But on Gawai, it is the best place to be, where visitors will be served tuak from one door to another until you raises your white flag. Despite modern day influences, which includes Christianity and music influences, the spirit of Gawai remains, where it is a celebration of unity among the Dayaks. If you happen to be at Sarawak at this very moment, you are in for the best Sarawak can offer. Enjoy your stay! I wish Happy Gawai Dayak to all; Selamat Ari Gawai Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai - Silamat Ngintu Andu Bahas Gawai! Ooo haaa!! Regards,
Claudius

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A Day Before Gawai A Bidayuh man is taking a midday nap at Kpg Pichin long house, after a tiring Gawai preparation. Ari Gawai (Iban) / Andu Gawai (Bidayuh) is literally harvest festival for Iban & Bidayuh (Sea & Land Dayaks respectively, a term coined by James Brooke). It is the best time of the year for Dayak (means people in Bidayuh) where family member, near or far, will gather together for one big Gawai celebration, normally celebrated at the seemingly endless long house. A day before Gawai, a lot of preparation is being made, which can be very tiring. Gawai, traditionally is a month-long celebration, but now it is made into three days' celebration for most areas at Sarawak. It is a festival of dance and drinking (yes, alcoholic beverages, normally beer and "tuak" - Dayak rice wine) until early morning, sometimes until sunrise if people are still eager and energetic. On normal days, longhouses can be empty. But on Gawai, it is the best place to be, where visitors will be served tuak from one door to another until you raises your white flag. Despite modern day influences, which includes Christianity and music influences, the spirit of Gawai remains, where it is a celebration of unity among the Dayaks. If you happen to be at Sarawak at this very moment, you are in for the best Sarawak can offer. Enjoy your stay! I wish Happy Gawai Dayak to all; Selamat Ari Gawai Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai - Silamat Ngintu Andu Bahas Gawai! Ooo haaa!! Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #sea  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #festival  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #leica  #summilux  #monochrome_sw  #sleep  #blackandwhitephotography  #sarawak  #bnw_greatshots  #longhouse  #gawai 
Missing You

I learned from my French friends that in French, you don’t really say “I miss you”. Instead, you say “Tu me manques” which means “you are missing from me”. If your loved ones is right in front of you, don't be shy and just express your love to them, because sometimes you don't get that opportunity anymore. Better, you have to wait for few months before you can see them again. Worstcase, never for that opportunity is lost forever. Therefore, let them know what you really feel - "je'taime", "wo ai ni", "te amo", "Main tumse pyar kartha hoon", "ku sayauka nuan", "ku cinta padamu" - just say it before it's too late. 
Regards, Claudius

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Missing You I learned from my French friends that in French, you don’t really say “I miss you”. Instead, you say “Tu me manques” which means “you are missing from me”. If your loved ones is right in front of you, don't be shy and just express your love to them, because sometimes you don't get that opportunity anymore. Better, you have to wait for few months before you can see them again. Worstcase, never for that opportunity is lost forever. Therefore, let them know what you really feel - "je'taime", "wo ai ni", "te amo", "Main tumse pyar kartha hoon", "ku sayauka nuan", "ku cinta padamu" - just say it before it's too late. Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #clouds  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #motivation  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #sky  #inspired  #monochrome_sw  #sunset  #blackandwhitephotography  #missingyou  #bnw_greatshots  #love  #together 
The Pursuit of Happiness
______________________________ "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness stems not from others, but from our own action. The most satisfying happiness comes from helping others out, seeing others being happy. But some prefer to do it in silent, and avoid media attention. So, do it with pure intention, from it comes pure happiness. Do it for the sake of helping others out, not for recognition or reward, because material stuff is temporary, but spiritual gain is beyond measure. 
Regards, Claudius

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The Pursuit of Happiness ______________________________ "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."- Ralph Waldo Emerson Happiness stems not from others, but from our own action. The most satisfying happiness comes from helping others out, seeing others being happy. But some prefer to do it in silent, and avoid media attention. So, do it with pure intention, from it comes pure happiness. Do it for the sake of helping others out, not for recognition or reward, because material stuff is temporary, but spiritual gain is beyond measure. Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #village  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #motivation  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #mood  #inspired  #monochrome_sw  #happy  #blackandwhitephotography  #woman  #bnw_greatshots  #beautiful  #old 
Be Like Water
_____________ "You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend." - Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

It has been 44 years since his death, but his principle still holds true until today. Be like water also means you adapts easily to the new environment, and you do not have any fixed mentality. The species that lives until today are not the strong ones like T-Rex, Mammoth, Sabre, or Giganotosaurus carolinii sp., but those like cockroach, snakes or crocodiles. Why? They adapt to changes. We can as well - empty your mind, unlearn and empty your cup, take in new knowledges and be like water. 
Regards, Claudius

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Be Like Water _____________ "You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend." - Bruce Lee (1940-1973) It has been 44 years since his death, but his principle still holds true until today. Be like water also means you adapts easily to the new environment, and you do not have any fixed mentality. The species that lives until today are not the strong ones like T-Rex, Mammoth, Sabre, or Giganotosaurus carolinii sp., but those like cockroach, snakes or crocodiles. Why? They adapt to changes. We can as well - empty your mind, unlearn and empty your cup, take in new knowledges and be like water. Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #sea  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #motivation  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #kungfu  #inspired  #monochrome_sw  #struggle  #blackandwhitephotography  #exercise  #bnw_greatshots  #sunset  #kungfu 
Bread-Winners
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Probably we walk past them everyday, but have we ever notice? Each men or women we met, interact or at least saw has their own stories to tell. For instance these two men, seemingly idle, and relaxing. But are we sure? If we can read their mind, only then we will be able to know. The other guy on the left, he's originally from Bangladesh, but currently residing in Singapore for a better prospect in life. And the macho guy who is smoking calmly, he's a local Sarawakian - has his own grandchildren to look forward to meet. They may not came from the same root, but they are here for a purpose - to find some money for the family, to put bread on the table, to pay for their children schooling fees et cetera. Harvest festival or Gawai is coming, so it's about time for them to go back home to meet their family, whom they are fighting for, working our their four limbs for and to spend the night in the field for. In summary, family first - while you still have them, do your best to improve their life.

In summary, Two different men, one is a smoker, one is not; Two different men, one is a local, one is a traveller; Two different men,  one is an engineer, one is a technician. But they have something in common; they are the bread-winners, striving to give the best to their family, work in a legal business to improve their family's life. 
Be like these bread-winners. Hustle hustle and hustle.Keep up your good work! You'll never know who you will inspire. 
Regards, Claudius

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Bread-Winners ________________ Probably we walk past them everyday, but have we ever notice? Each men or women we met, interact or at least saw has their own stories to tell. For instance these two men, seemingly idle, and relaxing. But are we sure? If we can read their mind, only then we will be able to know. The other guy on the left, he's originally from Bangladesh, but currently residing in Singapore for a better prospect in life. And the macho guy who is smoking calmly, he's a local Sarawakian - has his own grandchildren to look forward to meet. They may not came from the same root, but they are here for a purpose - to find some money for the family, to put bread on the table, to pay for their children schooling fees et cetera. Harvest festival or Gawai is coming, so it's about time for them to go back home to meet their family, whom they are fighting for, working our their four limbs for and to spend the night in the field for. In summary, family first - while you still have them, do your best to improve their life. In summary, Two different men, one is a smoker, one is not; Two different men, one is a local, one is a traveller; Two different men, one is an engineer, one is a technician. But they have something in common; they are the bread-winners, striving to give the best to their family, work in a legal business to improve their family's life. Be like these bread-winners. Hustle hustle and hustle.Keep up your good work! You'll never know who you will inspire. Regards, Claudius #bnw_rose  #bnw  #monochrome  #instablackandwhite  #monoart  #insta_bw  #bnw_society  #bw_lover  #bw_photooftheday  #photooftheday  #bw  #instagood  #bw_society  #sea  #insta_pick_bw  #bwstyles_gf  #motivation  #igersbnw  #bwstyleoftheday  #monotone  #streetphotography  #workers  #inspired  #monochrome_sw  #struggle  #blackandwhitephotography  #rest  #bnw_greatshots  #men  #smoke