Let me share with you an SMS I received…
Ku hulur Salam seharum Tiger,
Kasih Sayang sejernih Langkau,
Setulus hati seputih Barcadi,
Walaupun dosaku sehitam Stout,
Ku mohon ampun sebanyak 10×4 tin…
Maaf ku pinta sampai palau,
Tuak arak sama tau di langak,
Segulai sejalai bersama Tajai,
Selamat Gawai, Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai*…
I send my regards as fragrant as Tiger (beer),
My love as clear as Langkau (home-made liquor),
With a sincere heart as white as Barcardi (liquor),
Although my sins are as black as Stout (malt-drink with alcohol),
My regrets as much as 10×4 cans (of beer?)…
I apologise until I am drunk,
Tuak (rice wine) and liquor can both be gobbled,
All together with the Tajai,
Selamat Gawai, Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai*
And another Gawai SMS I received, but this I’m not gonna translate ‘cos that’ll just take the fun out of it! 😉 …
Selamat Ari Gawai,
Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai*.
Ati tusah duit nadai,
Arap payslip udah datai.
Check gaji nyumpah cibai,
Nuduh company jai amai.
Bisi duit nadai berasai,
Meli VCD indu telanjai.
Apo…Paloi amai amai.
So yeah…Selamat Ari Gawai!!! Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai*…OooooHA!
* a customary way of well-wish greeting for Gawai, literally translated:
Happy Gawai (Harvest Festival), Long Life Health & Comfort…
P.S. Will be headed to Sibu 2nd day of Gawai, so…hiatus lah till I get back. 😉