Sunday, December 30, 2007
Kading sounding off his 'tawak' (gong). different beats represent different meanings ..... a beat to inform the village people of meetings, a happy beat for entertainment, an urgent beat to let the people know that there's a death in the village and in the earlier days there even was a beat to stop storms and rain. Kading tells a story of how Paulus' uncle once sounded off the urgent beat. the whole village comes running to his house only to find out that he beat the 'tawak' because he was bored and lonely and only wanted some company. needless to say, he got into a lot of trouble that day!