Thursday, August 5, 2021

Valentine Tawie Salok

Tuba fishing — banned but fresh in memory

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. – John Buchan, former governor-general of Canada In the 60s, we youngsters in the hinterland of Saratok,...

Enlivening the B-P spirit

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. – Robert Baden-Powell In an earlier column article, I did mention that getting awards, be they scouting, state or national, are moments to...

Names — courtesy and confusion

If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name. – Kendrick Lamar, American rapper There are several obligations and ‘taboos’ — so-called actually — when it comes to addressing and calling names among the Ibans, be...

Reminiscing with nostalgia

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven. – Walter Savage Landor, English writer Upon hearing an old song, Silly Joke by The Strollers, over...

Nature: Closeness can be enmity

The ancients often believed a celestial event like an eclipse to be a bad omen, that the sun or the moon vanishing from the sky was a harbinger of disaster, a sign of devastation or destruction to come.—  Jenna...

Fun, challenges of driving

The way I drive, the way I handle a car, is an expression of my inner feelings. – Lewis Hamilton, British racing driver Those who have travelled the width and length of Borneo are considered among the most adventurous few. Some...

Dreams: Sky is the limit

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France, French poet Dreams, dreams and dreams, says the song ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’ by the Everly...

Bonding without barrier

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances. – Robert Baden Powell When I first started as a tenderfoot in 1969, it was just for fun. However, the likeability that one might be given the opportunity to partake of the Second...

Outstanding and irreplaceable

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. – Shannon Alder, bestselling author He was known for being kind, generous, unassuming and various other attributes. In...

From tradition to common love

I love movies where the explosions and fireworks are happening inside someone's heart and mind instead of outside. – Marielle Heller, American writer As ulu kids we only heard firecrackers once a year since the late 50s into the 60s...

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Tuba fishing — banned but fresh in memory

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series...
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