In preparation for an event tomorrow, I had to go to Donggongon's tamu ground to look for badu.
Not an easy task because firstly, I had to look for a place to park my car. That itself is a challenge on a Friday morning. Mak uiiiiii, susahnya sekali. Finally after surveying the area, I managed to park my car (creatively of course).
Secondly, buying badu mission. Punyalah susah. I nearly gave up because every stall that I asked, semua pun ndak jual badu. Ada pula yang sia offer buah bambangan terus! OMG. Takkan saya mau kupas to bambangan, ambil biji, mau kasih kering lagi, lepas tu mau di parut lagi?!
Thirdly, the language. Berputar-putar lah lidahku conversing in Kadazan:
- "Kivaa badu nu?" (Do you have badu?)
- "Padagang ko do badu?" (Do you sell badu?)
- "Toing, mogium zou do badu bo ti!" (I'm looking for badu)
Finally, I managed to find 1 stall selling badu. Tapi mana tau, itu Inai yg menjual tersangat lah friendly mau bercerita panjang-panjang with me in Kadazan. Aduhai.... berabis mau translate in my head from English to Malay to Kadazan in order to carry on the conversation. She is a really nice old lady and I enjoyed talking to her. But man was it exhausting!
Jadi, kalau ada badu tu... mestilah utk mau buat ??????? To be continued!