At last someone comes up with a blogtal or a blog portal that aggregates the latest postings from Sabahan made and maintained blogs on the cyberspace. It’s called giuk.net which means a worm in a local Sabah slang. That’s a good name for a blogtal if you ask me.
This site is owned by MrBadak and currently accepting submissions from Sabahan bloggers who want to be listed in the system. To get listed, just fill out a simple form and your site will be approved within 48 hours.
I hope more Sabahan bloggers will register their blogs there, not only to get traffic, but to help those who seek “Sabahan made” information on the cyberspace to find a “one stop shop” which could save their time and effort in search such info.
The story about the Malaysian record breaking obsession seems to be picked up by media from around the world.
Wired magazine has published a story about Malaysia as the world record-breaking capital.
Talking about record breaking, even the small town where I live in didn’t want to be left out. Apparently, we are the record holder for having the longest bamboo mattress in Malaysia. In a positive way, this has attracted some media publicity and to some extent has put my town on the local tourism map. But most of the time, my town is just like other peaceful and quiet little town.
This record setting frenzy seems to be concentrated more in other places. Whether this is good or bad, the writer of the article has this to say:
A friend of mine sent me this list of things which embodied a true Sabahan, as her email said.
- You drive at right lane of the road, with a speed of only 50 KM/H.
If people horn behind you, you still don’t know what’s wrong.
- You have the luxury of working from 8 AM to 5 PM (get off work punctually).
- You don’t believe that there is any "clean" politician in Sabah.
- You feel "obligated" to reach the top of Mount Kinabalu at least
once in a lifetime.
- You prefer a big car than a big house (probably you can’t drive a
big house around to show off).
- You wear slipper and short wherever you go, even in city.
- You still think that Labuan belongs to Sabah.
- You will not go to any FREE seminar / function that has no food or refreshment.