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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Harvest Festival

Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan or happy harvest festival, at the end of May on 30th this month, KadazanDusun festival one of the main and permanent fixture of the annual Sabah Fest is the Tadau Kaamatan or Harvest Festival celebrations. The most easily-recognizable features of this celebration is the general merry-making, cultural performances, traditional sports, and of course, the Unduk Ngadau ( Harvest Festival Queen ) pageant.

The Tadau Kaamatan however has its antecedents in religious beliefs and traditional rituals of the indigenous Kadazan-Dusun people which are directly connected to rice planting and harvesting. If one is to delve deeper into the observance of this festival, one must understand the several rituals involved and their significance.

The Kadazan-Dusuns believe that in the days of yore the people suffered a great famine. Their God ( Kinoingan ) took pity upon them, and sacrificed his daughter, Huminodun, by cutting her into small pieces. Her flesh was sown over the land and from these sprang the first rice plants. Thus the Kadazan-Dusun community believes that the transfigured sacrifice of Huminodun is embodied as the spirit of rice known as Bambazon / Bambarayon. The Kaamatan ( Harvest ) Festival is therefore celebrated to fulfill the four major purposes :

  • Home-coming of Bambazon to the Tangkob ( Large rice storage container )
  • To restore Bambazon which was lost during careless harvesting and processing of rice through the Magavau ritual ceremony
  • To feed the Bambazon with special food (rice wine, fermented rice ( tandut ), eggs, salt and feathers of a slaughtered chicken
  • Friendship and merry-making feast.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sixcom Comodo Firewall Pro

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  • Spyware
  • Trojans
  • Rootkits
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Mother's Month

Mother's month and Mother's Day, people observed Mother's Day by writing letters to their mothers, and eventually, by sending cards, presents, and flowers. With the increasing gift-giving activity associated with Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis became enraged. She believed that the day's sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit. In 1923 she filed a lawsuit to stop a Mother's Day festival, and was even arrested for disturbing the peace at a convention selling carnations for a war mother's group. Before her death in 1948, Jarvis is said to have confessed that she regretted ever starting the mother's day tradition.

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"Who ran to help be when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My Mother."

-Ann Taylor

"I love you,"
said a great mother.
"I love you for what you are
knowing so well what you are.
And I love you more yet, child,
deeper yet than ever, child,
for what you are going to be,
knowing so well you are going far,
knowing your great works are ahead,
ahead and beyond,
yonder and far over yet."

-Carl Sandburg

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wesak Day In Malaysia

Celebrated on May 19th this year by Buddhists which marks three momentous events in Buddha's life - his birthday, enlightenment, and achievement of Nirvana.The theme for this year's celebration is 'Creating a Harmonious Society With Compassion & Equality'.The celebration begins at dawn when devotees gathering at the temples to meditate on the Eight Precepts. Donations, giving food to the needy, offerings of incense, joss sticks and prayers are carried out. The sutras are chanted in unison by monks in saffron robes. The celebration is highlighted by a candle procession. We wish a Happy Wesak Day to all the Buddhists around the globe.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sixcom Expanding Footprint In Borneo

The Next Great Company Project in eastern hub that will work to expanding, retain and attract talent to the state of Sabah and Brunei.
With Kota Kinabalu(Jesselton) being the gateway to Sabah and the eastern hub within the Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines-East Asean Growth Area, the sizeable consumer market of 52 million will certainly augurs well for Sixcom new office branch. Kota Kinabalu's greater city area is said to have a population base of 350,000 while the outer district areas another 222,000. The state's overall population totals almost three million.
Besides putting Sabah on the international shopping and tourism map, Sixcom new office branch development project in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah situated at Alamesra project area just opposite University Malaysia Sabah(UMS), it's also the new place to dine, work and surf once all its components are fully developed in May 2009.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sixcom Blogging Code of Conduct

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  1. We will strive to have open and honest dialogues with our readers.
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  6. We understand that respect goes both ways — we will use good judgment in our posts and respond to you in a respectful manner. In return, we ask the same of you.
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Corporate Profile

From its early days of Information Technology in Malaysia growth, path that saw its corporatisation in 2000, its evolution as a company with a record performance in its country of domicile as well as an expanding footprint in Asian and elsewhere, and the launch of a new brand identity in 2005. Over the years, SIXCOM has evolved to become the competitive integrated Information Technology solutions in Malaysia and one of Malaysia leading IT companies. SIXCOM success and growth has been remarkable, given the highly-competitive environment in which it operates. SIXCOM is focused on being a recognised leader in all its markets, delivering exceptional value to its customers and achieving sustainable growth in both local and international Markets.

As a growth Company, SIXCOM remains committed to the principles of Corporate Responsibility through its various stakeholder activities and projects, significantly contributing towards the agenda and the communities where it has a presence. In this, SIXCOM is driven by a belief that good Corporate Responsibility is a fundamental tenet of good Corporate Governance. Besides running a sustainable enterprise in line with international best practices, its corporate responsibility towards the community via, Information Technology development and community platform. Under the Community platform, the company contributes towards causes that bring tangible benefits to society and the nation at large.