One of the things I adored about the Kelabit community is their strong faith towards Christianity. On my first day in Bario, I was taken aback when we all held hands to pray before eating lunch. Over time, I got used to praying before eating and praying before entering the paddy field to harvest that I found myself looking forward to it everyday.
In Bario, nobody works on a Sunday. Instead, Sunday mornings are spent in the church for service where everyone is dressed to the nines. It was such a pretty sight to see all our tepuqs dolled up because we were too used seeing them in their 'sawah' clothes.
|Us singing 'Amazing Grace'|
Photo credits : Uncle Julian
We sang 'Amazing Grace' in the church on our second week in Bario. I was very excited plus nervous to sing for the first time in front of a crowd, let alone in a church! But all went well, I personally think we did an amazing job. I couldn't help but to feel proud of myself and my WHEE family when Sinah Lawa came up to me and said we sang really well. Yaay to us!