Friday, May 30, 2014
Daughter of Sarawak
It is the Gawai festival on 1st June. Mum and Dad were the first Chinese children to be born in the Upper Rejang basin.
Grandpa Kong brought the Chinese custom of Kai aka fostering to the Dayak's of this region. Mum had an Iban Kai Dad, aka Ah Pai and Kai Ma. The Dayaks recognised Mum to be their own.
After 100 years from the first arrival of my ancestors, in the veins of these first immigrants flow the blood of Kelabit, Iban, Bidayuh, Kadasan, Orang Ulu. Such is the rich heritage of the Chans and Kongs.