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Is Gawai Different After COVID-19? - Shlle Anak Joseph

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my family and I celebrated Gawai Day at home. Our celebration was just a small one because we wanted to adhere to the SOPs.

In the evening, we had a barbeque. A barbeque is a must on this special day. Without it, the celebration is not complete. If we were not able to prepare “pansuh,” or bamboo chicken, we would have a barbeque.

Before that, we would tidy up our home. Although our visitors were just our neighbours, it was polite to do so. We filled a variety of biscuits into containers and helped each other so that our work could be accomplished quickly.

After that, my family and our visitors would sit together according to the SOPs. We talked about our feelings. At 12 o’clock, we drank “air pengayu,” a special drink to pay respect to the spirits.

In conclusion, the Gawai celebration was completely different after COVID-19. We were allowed to celebrate it with new norms. It was sad because we could not go back to our hometowns to celebrate with our grandparents. Nonetheless, we must always be thankful to God because every challenge in this world has many solutions, just like the appearance of a rainbow after the rain.

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Shlle Anak Joseph is a unique name given by my daddy. Sometimes, it is hard for people around me to pronounce my name at first. My sport is tennis. Our head coach’s name is Stevie Din and his assistant is Resa Billie.


Comments

  1. Glad to know you enjoyed your Gawai despite the current situation. This is a well written essay. I pray you will be reunited with your grandparents by next Gawai. The rain will end eventually and the rainbow will appear. ��

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  2. Thank you for sharing your Gawai experience. And I'm very motivated by your positive tone. Keep it up, Girl!

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  3. Hi. I'm your schoolmate. I really appreciate that you share your Gawai experience. I'm really love the way you describe how your family spent time together.

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  4. Hi shlle, i'm your classmates. Nice to know that your enjoyed your Gawai celebration in this Pendemic. Its really motivated to other about celebrate any Celebration no need to do it bigger. Only with our family is enough. Good to see you happy sending time with them. Stay safe.

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  5. Hi. I'm your schoolmate. I really like your Gawai experience.Keep it up

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  6. Hi shlle im your classmates.Glad to know your gawai celebration at home.having a nice day.

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