Boros Kopongukaban (Introduction)

It is with great pleasure that I present to you this page devoted to the language of my native ancestors, the Kadazan Dusun folk of the North Borneo. The Kadazan Dusun languages are such beautiful languages to be left behind… yet, that’s what happened. Many of the new generation nowadays know little about the languages. I hope I can contribute in any way, to place, to grow and to keep the interest of the young generation to learn and understand more of our Kadus Languages. This might be just any page that you can find in the internet, but this is the small thing that I could do to contribute. Let's keep this language live within our souls through music.

He's gifted, in his own way.

I smiled at him but he never smile back. I tried to have a chat with him but he never responded back. I tried to play with him but he always looked away. Have you ever experienced being rejected over and over again but still, you wanted to try, again and again to be noticeable in one's eyes? Well, I have. 

This is him. This handsome young man in this photo, his name is Zeno, or we called him Oyo. He is 26 years old and lives in Bukit Harapan Shelter Home, Kota Kinabalu, Saba
h. Oyo is a lot like us, just a little different - he has an extra chromosome. And that one extra actually affect his cognitive abilities which makes him harder to learn things. He is 'blessed' with a different gift of life - Down Syndrome. 

Oyo is a good eater. Food makes him happy. Put a KFC or his favourite Vitagen in front of him, he will dance happily! Whenever I eat lunch or dinner together with the kids, he is the one person who never waste the food. It would a weird thing if he left any food behind. 

Not many people can be his friend. I guess he's a bit choosy on that, but when he is familiar with people, he will be good to them. It's not hard to make him occupied. He likes to play with dangling objects - rope, balloon, anything that can dangle on a string. He is so addicted to this 'hobby', he can play it all day long. He also likes music. Everytime sis cyka and sis ernati played the guitar, or whenever the other kids are choir singing, he will position himself beside the speaker - his spot - listening to the sound of the music. 

Down syndrome is incurable and yes, he will be like this all his life. He doesn't know this so it cannot make him sad. But he also don't know that in spite of his lacking, he affect the lives of others as well - in a good strange way. 

Well, it turns out that I am not his favourite girl. I am not as good as his caretakers, sis Cyka Deasica and sis Shirley Silie. But I will try and try again to win his attention, because even a tiny respond from him will make me happy, it makes my heart swell. The day he smile at me will be one of the days that I will be waiting for in my life. God bless you, Oyo.

(The blogger used to volunteer in Bukit Harapan Shelter Home as a teacher)
Bukit Harapan can be reached at 6088-424567 or Cash donations can be made through HSBC Account 392-203030-001

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own" - Benjamin Disraeli

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I didn't write any of these songs. I did not gain any benefit from these lyrics. All these lyrics are for entertainment and Promotional Purpose Only: All Copyright belongs to their respective Owner. Support our local industry! To everybody who understands the song, enjoy! To those who didn't, try to enjoy :)

Dear tambalut readers, I didn’t provide any mp3 in this blog, there's only lyrics and some guitar chords.

Dear tambalut singers,
I am humbly asking for your permission to post the lyrics of your songs in this blog. If there are any lyrics that are prohibited to be displayed, please kindly let me be informed, and I will remove them. Thank you.

Dear tambalut bloggers, It would be much appreciated if you could give me some credit for the lyrics that you have copied from this blog. If you are a true blogger, then I know you will. Thanks for your understanding.

The lyrics displayed in this blog are from different sources. Some were taken from the singer's website, others were from various forums, websites and blogs and some were obtained by self-listening to the songs. Therefore there's no guarantee on the accuracy of the lyrics, thus it would be a great help if you could leave comments. I stand to be corrected =)

To anyone who wants to request a lyric, please do, I'll try my best to find it. To anyone who wants to exchange link, please leave a comment, I'll update as soon as possible =)

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