Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Tatong (pronounce as Ta-tong) - is an adjective for clear vision or making it obviously seen. For example a small wound cut that is less visible becoming very obvious after its getting worse - people could say very clear to see. "Tatong mun nyek kilin towan eh noh" - loosely translated as Very obvious to see the wound cut.

Sbokang / Sibokang

Sbokang or Sibokang (pronounce as Si-bo-kang) is rattan that is join in circle shape and is used as the backbone support of rattan baskets. Because the basked are weaved using smaller pliable rattan it is unable to support itself when carrying heavy objects. Therefore a bigger rattan is used to provide  greater support to the structure,

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Um'muont (pronounced as Um'muont) is a noun for herbal medication that is used to remove babies umbilical cord naturally. The elder's convincingly belief that it is one of the most potent and essential medicine in Bijagoi cultural belief.

They said it is very true that when the ashes of the "Um'muont" is rubbed to the baby umbilical cord and it will be naturally and quickly remove compare to modern medicine.  It is one of the most undisputed belief and I have not know any of the elderly people deny it's effectiveness.

Unfortunately I am still seeking the picture of this object / plant how it looks.

Kimanai / Kinamai

Kimanai (pronounced as Ki-ma-nai) - is a noun of a tree stem that has been smoked to dry under fire heat over time. It turns to black. This is a tree stem with mythical belief that could cure fear or chased away ghost when it is burnt into ashes. This is sound very superstitious and merely based on belief - but for I've listen from the story of the elders all of them claimed that there is significant effect of using it until it comes to the point i have to believe it as well.

This is how it looks - the black color of the stem because it has been smoked on everyday heat over time.


Ngajua (pronounced as Nga-jua) - is a verb of an action to walk on toes. Just a ballet dancer dance on their toes - the picture below illustrate exactly an action of "ngajua"

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Sangon (pronounced as Sangon) is an adjective to describe pretty or beautiful as in beautiful girl

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Somon (pronounced as So-mon) is a verb of an action to baby-sit to look after the children.

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