It is all happening ………
July 18, 2010
Oookay, this is becoming a regular – meetings, brainstorming, working with my “resident-writer”, interviewing folks for our upcoming book and to top it of, I have to get the school ready for Por Suk’s visit next month.
Met up with one Dr. Lum, a demographer, and thru him, a clearer picture is emerging – the early days’ Chinese migration to these parts breakdown by dialect groups and their destinations all over Borneo.
Dr. Lum has written a few books on this topic and serves as a consultant to many clan associations all over Sarawak….a bona fide authority in these matters.
The interview session took me a step closer to understanding the heavy influx of Canton based art forms which is baffling seeing how Cantonese is a minor dialect group these days. Back then, Miri an “oil town”, was drawing many British and along with them came the Hong Kongers who were primarily working for the British.
Then I have to discuss details of Por Suk’s forthcoming visit which will include a 2 days’ workshop we got planned to launch the new school site. There will be press releases, invitations and etc etc to look into … someone got to get everything coordinated ……we want Por Suk to really enjoy his stay.
So there you go …..
Here’s one of Por Suk more recent clips taken from his blogsite :- his student doing Siu Nim Tau and you’ll find more at his youtube channel…..