Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The Town With A Bridge In Its Name
Tamparuli is better known for its famous suspension bridge than anything else. The town is also synonymous with the title of a local folk song- “Sumazau Jambatan Tamparuli”- jambatan meaning the “bridge” in local lingo and Sumazau the local Kadazandusun dance. Whenever the name Tamparuli is mentioned, the locals will go wild and get up to do the Congo dance for what its worth. Seriously, I am only kidding. I suppose I am now permanently barred Anyway, in my humblest opinion I think the Road Bridge running alongside the bridge hanging in mid-air is more fascinating and presenting a more technological challenge. As you can see the Road Bridge is just barely above the water level and has only a single lane. Come rainy days, the bridge is flooded & completely covered over with a few metres of water. In the old days this would mean the town folks would be cut off from the other side of the river when the flood came. Hence, the suspension bridge came into play throwing a lifeline to the local population then. I remember my brother-in-law, who used to live around this part of town, was stuck in Kota Kinabalu whenever there was flood in Tamparuli. However, this problem does not actually pose any hardship to the townfolks anymore. There is now another through road further up to get to the town. So, I think the two bridges now have two purposes- 1. act as backups 2. as a tourist attraction. Notice the muds on the bridge? The place must have been recently flooded, me think.
nota: cerita dari sebuah blog odysseyist.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/tampar. semasa hendak kursus taktik di kota belud selepas turun dari kapal sang fajar di kota kinabalu kita diberhentikan disini. selepas taklimat kita dilepaskan untuk kekem paradise kota belud dengan berjalan kaki. kira nasib badanlah masa tu.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
LET YOURSELF DOWN EASILY WITH ARMS, DUCKING HEAD (b);
LAND ON NECK AND SHOULDERS—NOT HEAD (c); TUCK TIGHTLY—CHIN ON CHEST—ROLL LIKE A BALL (d);
HOLD THE TUCK UNTIL YOU COME TO BALANCE ON FEET; KEEP HEELS WIDE AND CLOSE TO BUTTOCKS (e).
HINTS TO BEGINNERS: Throughout this tumbling program, always do the whole stunt but concentrate on only one fundamental at a time. In this stunt the first objective should be to learn how to duck the head and let the body down easily, rolling on the neck and shoulders. Next, learn how to tuck correctly and quickly. Last, concentrate on the finish of the roll. To learn to roll correctly, it is good practice to lie on the back in the tuck position and rock back and forth.
1. Forward roll from stand.
2. Forward rolls with legs crossed. Do a series of these.
3. Forward roll to squat; roll back to neck and cramp feet under; roll for ward to knees; and repeat the roll.
4. End rolls by rolling up to a stand.
5. Cross-legged roll to cross-legged stand, turn, repeat.
6. Come out of rolls into walk by hold ing one ankle only, other leg straight.
7. Roll to stand without holding ankles.
8. Roll and jump high into air; make half-turn; land; and repeat.
nota: forward roll ini popular masa pt dengan encik ismail dan sjn mahmud. apa lagi bila buat siap dengan fmso topi besi. lagi sukar jika forward roll mendaki bukit waktu malam. tempat pt ini atas parade square pun boleh.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
swimming trunk dan swimming pool. masa kedet antara aktiviti mencabar dan sukar dilupa ialah berenang. bukan mencabar dari segi penat tapi kerana kena pakai swimming trunk. aktiviti ini diadakan pada waktu petang di kolam renang mindef. dalam foto kolam renang ini sedang dibina ditapak yang sama. mungkin latihan ini untuk melatih kedet berenang atau ingin mengetahui kedet yang tak tahu berenang atau lainnya. tapi seingat aku tiadalah ada kedet yang cemerlang dalam bidang ini dikemudian hari. begitu juga tiada pula jurulatih yang ajar dan berenang sama. jadi kita dilepaskan ramai-ramai kat dalam.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Istilah dalam Tae Kwon Do :
1. Sabeum = Instruktur
2. Sabeum Nim = Instruktur Kepala
3. Seonbae = Senior
4. Hubae = Junior
5. Tae Kwon Do Junshin = Prinsip Ajaran Tae Kwon Do
6. Muknyeom = Meditasi
7. Dobok = Seragam Tae Kwon Do
8. Ti = Sabuk Latihan
9. Oen = Kiri
10. Oreon = Kanan
11. Joonbi = Siap
12. Sijak = Mulai
13. Kalryeo = Stop
14. Keysok = Lanjutkan
15. Keuman = Selesai
16. A Nee = Tidak
17. Yee = Ya
18. Eolgol = Sasaran atas
19. Moumtong = Sasaran tengah
20. Arae = Sasaran bawah
21. Kyungrye = hormat
22. chariot= mempersiapkan diri
23. nici= sekian
24. belci ki manisi= tempat istirahat
25. menicip= pengawas
nota: latihan ini diadakan dipadang kawad. jurulatih dari kor polis diraja. kedet yang menonjol dalam latihan ini ialah wong kwai yin. latihan diadakan pada sebelah petang ketika masa paling sedap tidor. acara yang paling tak lupa ketika jurulatih memecah batu dengan kepala lapik tuala. bahasa yang masih ingat hanya satu iaitu cunbi- siap.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
In the British Armed Services, jankers is formal punishment, as opposed to the casual award of tasks for minor infringements. To be "on jankers" is to have been charged by a non-commissioned officer or commissioned officer, to have had the details of the charge entered into a charge sheet (Army Form No. 252, - known to soldiers as a 'fizzer' - in the British Army), to have appeared before the Company Commander, and to have been given the punishment, 'Confined to Barracks' for a specified interval.
"Jankers" was a familiar part of Regular and National Service. The term is also used in civilian life and journalism to mean the punishment of minor infringements by the imposition of tedious duties. BBC comedies, such as It Ain't Half Hot Mum used the term, with the first ever episode "Meet the Gang" seeing Gunner Graham put on "jankers" (painting stones) by the Sergeant Major, as have memoirs of life in the armed services. 
Whilst under punishment - jankers - the soldier is subjected to several inspections each day in diferent forms of dress starting with working clothes fatigues half an hour after reveille, where he parades outside the guardhouse for inspection by the orderly officer, who is the guard sergeant. After inspection, the condemned man is sent to perform a variety of tasks, not always menial, but often of that type, following which he can enjoy his breakfast.
After lunch, the man reports again to the guardroom for inspection, and is then assigned work until shortly before he must attend the afternoon's muster parade. After tea, he parades again at the guardhouse, this time in battledress and in battle order, where he is rigourously inspected. Any criticism of his turnout or equipment can result in another 'charge' or 'fizzer.' The final parade of the day is at 22.00 hours, and in Full Service Marching Order. FSMO, as it is referred to, is best battledress, best boots, sharply and cleanly turned out, and with every opiece of equipment provided by the Army, including large back pack, small front pack, two front ammunition pouches, and the straps and belts called 'webbing' consisting of a belt, gaiters, pack straps, and packs, blancoed or boot polished, the brasses highly burnished, and smartly maintaining a soldierly attitude at all times. After insopection, the soldier can then return to barracks, prepare his kit for tomorrow's parades, and then get some sleep and rest. The whole punishment keeps the man very busy, rushing about, miserable, and vowing never to do any more Jankers. Sometimes they are successful, but some time they are not and so subject themselves to the discomfort of a longer stretch of Jankers.
catatan: masa kedet fsmo amat popular sebagai punishment show parade malam atau lari pusing-pusing mana yang patut lepas lunch. fsmo mesti dengan topi besi dan supaya lebih mencabar pakai kasut kawad.