Monday, 5 June 2017

GAWAI KAAMATAN 1.0 (GK 1.0)

          On the 31st May 2017, the EXCO of CSSUPM have held an event called GK 1.0 which also stand for GAWAI KAAMATAN 1.0. This event was in conjunction with the celebration of Kaamatan on the 31st May and the celebration of Gawai on the 1st June.This event was held in our very own beloved St Anne's Chapel. A simple explanation about this two celebration is, both celebration is to appreciate the harvest season. Kaamatan or Pesta Kaamatan is a form of harvest festival celebrated annually in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. It is normally celebrated by the ethnic Kadazan-Dusuns, as well as by other related ethnic groups in the state. Meanwhile, Gawai or Pesta Gawai is also a form of harvest festival celebrated by the Dayak People in Sarawak. The Dayaks, or also known as the Sea Dayak are mostly Iban people. There is also other ethnic such as the Bidayuh people or know as Land Dayak.Other than that, there is also the Orang Ulu that include the Kayans, Kenyahs and Lun Bawangs.
         The event was more of a santai-santai event. Other than that, this event was also held to strengthen the bond between the CSSUPM members.The main activity for the event was the BBQ session. There is also karaoke session for those who want to sing their ethnics songs. The event was  attended by Dr.Leo and Dr.Leslie. Gibson's cousin, Marlvin, from UMP, Pahang also joined the event.Here are some moments captured during the event.
Team Sambal squeezing the lime.
Team BBQ preparing foods for the hungry CSSUPM members.
The leader of Team BBQ.
Vincent with his hungry face
That look delicious.(saliva drool~)
BBAMM~! The food is serve.

Tadaaa~! Hinompuka in the making
Sumandaks(Garnette,Esther,Naomi,Fanny) focus preparing the Hinompuka.
                                          Cikgu Fiona tutorial on how to fold the Hinompuka.

Team Hinompuka.

          In the midst of preparing for the event, the CSSUPM members also gather around for a Divine Mercy prayer. The Divine Mercy prayer is one of the weekly activity conducted in the chapel every Wednesday and Friday at 3.00pm and 7.30pm respectively. Since the event was held on the Wednesday, the Divine Mercy prayer was conducted. The prayer was lead by Garnette. The musician was Janelle, Gary and help by Gibson's cousin, Marlvin.

The guitar was played by Janelle and Gary, while the keyboard was played by Marlvin
The Divine Mercy Prayer
The Divine Mercy Prayer

          After the Divine Mercy prayer, the event is resumed back. Here is some more of the moments captured.

Gibson and his cousin, Marlvin.
Fresh vegetables to be dip in spicy sambal.
                                                     Roasting marshmallow session

Portable gas also been used to roast the marshmallow
Blessing of the foods lead by Priscilla
Blessing of the foods lead by Priscilla
Live Unduk Ngadau from KDCA Sabah.
Smile for the camera~.
 Here is some of the karaoke session.



     

          On behalf of the EXCO, we would like to extend our thank you to everyone the have helped to make this event successful. Thank you also to Dr.Leo and Dr.Leslie that spend their time to join this event. Thank you also to Marlvin that have help us for the Divine Mercy prayer. We would hope from this event we will get closer and cherished the time we spend together.

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