Friday, 18 May 2012


Lumis and Yanak are in the house. Lumis is making fish traps while Yanak pregnant while being dry cloth. Yagang go to cleaning their house.
Lumis: Yanak, you should be resting. I don’t want anything happening to you Yanak.
            You still in pregnant.
Yanak: I’m good mother. I just feel bored.
Lumis: Em... well. Let Yagang do the heavily work then.
Yanak: Yes mother.
(Yanak call Yagang)
Yanak:  Yagang !Yagang! Can you rest for a moments. Come up here.
Yagang: Okay.
Yagang lefted his works and went to the house.
 Yanak went to the kitchen for prepare afternoon tea while Lumis and Yagang chit-chat and; suddenly they heard a sound in the kitchen.
Lumis: What the sound of that? Let us go into the kitchen.
Yagang: Come on.
After they stopped in the kitchen, they were very surprised because Yanak was lying on the floor. Yagang hold and looked Yanak and she became unconscious.
Lumis: Yagang, take your wife go inside.
Yagang: Okay.
Lumis suddenly realized something was in the house and she looked off toward the door and said something.
Lumis: I know you are in the house. You better go.
Yanak was lying at the living room. Yagang was very worried by the situation that had befallen her wife. Lumis tried squeezing Yanak’s forehead.
Lumis: Yagang, your wife has been impeded by evil’s spirits.
Yagang: What is that mother?
Lumis: They are not good spirit.
Yagang: So, what should I do mother? Is there cure?
Lumis: Yes, there are but you just find the medical herbs called ‘Lintotobo’ at the forest.
Yagang: Well then, I will go to the forest tomorrow.
The next day, Yagang already to departed into the forest to find medical herbs.
Yagang: Mother, I will go now.
Lumis: Hang on, Yagang. I have something to give you. This is a talisman to abstain  
            you from the evil’s spirits.
Yagang: Thank you mother.
Yagang started walking down the stairs.
Lumis: Be careful on you ways Yagang.
Yagang: Okay, I will.
At the forest, Yagang searching medical herbs, he didn’t realized that there are something watching him. It called ‘Tumotolong’.
Tumotolong 1: Wah! See a human...
Tumotolong 2: Hi...hi...hi...Yes human.
Tumotolong 1: What we do now?
Tumotolong 2:  Yes...We make him lost...
Tumotolong 1: Yes...hahahaha...
Tumotolong 2: Hahahahaha....hehehehe.......
Without Yagang realizing it, he dropped the talisman. While Yagang busy searching the medical herbs, ‘Tumotolong’ is being followed and playing with him. Yagang kept searching the medical herbs until he didn’t realizing, he was lost and got into Tumotolong’s world. Yagang just disappeared for 3 days.
 Meanwhile, Lumis so worried about Yagang .
Lumis: Where is Yagang? I was worried about him. It is 3 days he didn’t return
Lumis step out from her house and go to the village leader’s house. Lumis looked sad and cries. At the same time, Wida the village leader’s wife was sewing cloth and she noticed Lumis was crying.
Wida: What happen to you Lumis? Why are you crying?
Lumis: My son, Wida. He didn’t return home from the forest. He lost for 3 days.
Wida: That looks not good. I will my husband first.
Wida call her husband Kuguan to meet with Lumis.
Wida: Kuguan...Kuguan... something happen to Lumis.
Kuguan:  Lumis? Something happened to Lumis?
Wida: Yeah!
Kuguan: Where is Lumis?
Wida: Outside.
Kuguan: O...okay.
Kuguan and his wife go outside immediately.
Kuguan: What happened to you Lumis?
Lumis: My son, Kuguan. He lost. He entered the forest and did not returns home
           as well.           
Kuguan: O... comes up here.
Lumis up into the Kuguan’s house then Lumis told Kuguan what had happened about Yanak and also she told why Yagang go into the forest. Kuguan said that he will send some people to search Yagang. But it is hopeless and still the same because cannot find Yagang.
Lumis decided to go to the forest to find Yagang by herself. As soon as, Lumis in the forest; she know that ‘Tumotolong’ was doing it’s so she begging to Tumotolong to give back her son.
Lumis: O ‘Tumotolong’ spirit of the forest...Do not disturb us all. Let Yagang my son return to me. It is my request to you.
Lumis make her cloth turn over and hope something might happen. Suddenly, Yagang appeared in front of Lumis and Yagang holding the medical herbs that he found.
Lumis: Yagang!
Yagang: Mother? What you doing here?
Lumis:  I’m looking for you Yagang. You lost for 3 days.
Yagang: Is that true? I disappeared for so long?
Lumis: Yes son. But thanks God to safe you without injured. Lets us back home and cured your wife Yagang.
Yagang: Yes, mother. Thank you for safe me.
They go out from the forest. While from another angle,‘Tumotolong’   are looking of them. The people who search Yagang not returned home. And they said that the people all died.
1) Garystilson Dison as Kuguan or Wida’s husband   and   cameraman 1
2) Marlenah Thomas as Lumis or Yagang’s mother and Tumotolong 2
3) Allesah Alleyah Yusof as Yanak or Yagang’s wife and Lumis daughter in law
4) Nazrin Shah Yulius as Yagang or Yanak’s husband and Lumis’s son and also
    Cameraman 2
 5) Nor Salwani Janius as Wida or Kuguan’s wife and Tumotolong 1
Place: Heritage houses, Sabah Museum
Time: 10.00 am until 2.30 pm
Date: May, 05. 2012 (Saturday)


Wani, Gary and me
Nazrin, Wani and me
Tuesday, April 24th. 2012..
 After leaving the English language classes; Me, Gary, Nazrin and Wani has agreed to make the first visit in Sabah museum to explore the places where we will be acting later. Our journey began at 12.30 pm heading to the bus station in Inanam. Upon arriving at the Wawasan Bus Terminal we boarded the bus number 13 that sent passengers heading to Penampang Baru and Kobusak. Arrive at the bus stop; I think the fare is as expensive as RM2 fare turned out to only 90 cents. We were both on foot towards the Sabah museum. There we capture images using a mobile camera only. We went to the heritage village by crossing the bridge. Heritage village we are looking at several houses to serve as acting tradition. After looking at the traditional house, we took the plan to see an ancient artefact in the museum building. Each of us paid RM2 to get tickets into the Sabah Museum building. We entered and handed a ticket for verification before each explore in all aspects of the building. There I ‘m, Gary and Wani have filled a small form to enter the competition regardless of small snails in the jar. In addition, we also have to fill memory books of visitors to perpetuate the name of the visitors on that day. I and Wani tandem walk away to the first floor while Gary and Nazrin also tandem walk away in the ground floor. Here we took 2 hours to learn something new vote as a result of artefact. At 4 pm we went back to the Wawasan Bus Terminal. There we leaving back to their places. 

Saturday and Sunday, April, 28th & 29th.2012...
I went to interviewed three of the villagers at Kg Piasau, Kota Belud. They are my grandfather called Aki Ebing Sudaki mentions about the ‘Tumotolong’ story where the children of the villagers investigated using small banana called a ‘banana Tumotolong ‘, then my father Mr Thomas Lumok also mentions his own experienced of ‘Tumotolong’ has killed chickens in the coop with chickens blood taken as food, while my aunt called Inan Siap Guladi mentions about the story of the cursed ‘Tumotolong’ a riches villagers but proud has become poor.

My grandfather Aki Ebing Sudaki
Saturday, May 05th. 2012...
We returned to Sabah museum but this time we walk with 5 person’s .We are I, Gary, Nazrin, Wani and Lea. We promised that all team members will gather at the bus terminal at 9 am. Although, some members of the group whose comes in late but we are all happy when we took the bus number 13. We arrived at the bus stop heading to Sabah museum. Our walk while carrying essential items to acts. Nazrin, Lea and Wani took a break at the hut that is in the museum. I and Gary are together going to submit a letter requesting permission to act in Sabah museum. I would attach a copy of the approval letter as evidence in this assignment we go acting in Sabah museum. But what happened to the letter? We went to meet with the Head of Information Department Sabah Museum is Mr. Doutis Goukit. We thought the day we sent the letter the same day that we can act. Apparently we have one procedure to ask for confirmation letter to the museum. We were told that the procedure is for one week from the date of the letter sent. We understand also that every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of May would be a lot of tourist activities and even more to come. Our first letter is not approved, but with our appeal and clear sound, the museum has to consider our letter. I pray in faith that God has a miracle in there so the museum can received our letter. Finally, the museum with an open mind and approved the letter we have taken a copy of our letter is.  I and Gary feel gratitude there. The museum also has told us to spend a day for us to act. We immediately went to the house to start acting our legacy. Even though many tourists who visit heritage homes as well as people who follow fishing in lake but we still prepared us properly. We initially chose the Bajau heritage house as a place of our first play. Then home Bisaya heritage as we play the second place. After the expiry of acting scenes that occur at home. We have moved to the forest as the last place we played. There we made acting ‘Tumotolong’. Our faces in colour with the colour green. Looks funny but we still do our acting properly and completely. At 3 o'clock we finished acting. We packed up to clean the face and back. But Gary, Lea and Nazrin walked earlier than me and Wani. At 4 pm we departed from the bus stop to go back.
Bisaya Heritage House
                     Sabah Museum


Tuesday, 1 May 2012




Kadazandusun society belief that Tumotolong is the spirit of the forest cannot be seen by human eyes. It also is called as the Elves. Tumotolong not a bad person but he will be bad if we disrupt their homes in the forest. Tumotolong generally many types, some of Tumotolong eat the animal’s blood, some of them again to deceive people and the other Tumotolong to disturb people. But we will take the story Folklore of Tumotolong are not evil. We only take Tumotolong that may mislead people to enter the forest the first time entered. If we get lost in the forest as a deceiver Tumotolong this act, what we need to do is reverse the shirt we just that we find a way out. Our folklore story is about a mother named Lumis living with his son who called Yagang and daughter-in-law called Yanak. Yanak a dry cloth being pregnant was rebuked by the mother-in-law. Lumis called his son being named Yagang clean the house to drink with him. Yanak went to the kitchen to make drinks, but there is something happening there. Yanak suddenly fell with a weak body. Yagang and Lumis go to the kitchen. Lumis looked sharp in a corner of the house. She knew there was something wrong will happen after that. Lumis told yagang go in search of herbal medicine in the forest to treat Yanak. Lumis were asked to bring Yagang protective talisman. The way to the forest to find herbs, Yagang even relax under a tree and took out the food and drinks. After completion, he proceeded by searching for herbs instructed by her mother. But he was not aware that there is in the bag charm is lost when taking food earlier. Eventually he was not aware that he has been in the middle of the forest. He fined a way out but to no avail. He realizes that something has happened to him after the charm is lost. Lumis realized her son was 3 days did not return home. Lumis very concerned with safety Yagang. He was determined to go to the village chief named Huguan. There, she was telling all what had happened. Huguan had ordered a few villagers to find Yagang in the jungle. They went looking to bring their own knife while clearing the forests to cut down bushes and small trees while Yagang name calling but no one replied. There are no signs that indicate Yagang eaten or injured wild animals. Not long after those people also lost when it comes into the jungle.  Lumis increasingly worried. She was determined to go in search of her own son in forest .Lumis into the forest to bring her charm fastened around her waist and then take a stick of wood and a machete. She walked towards the forest. She knew his son was there and not lost. Lumis asked permission to Tumotolong deceiver so do not disturb residents who went to the forest .Lumis reverse outer shirt is accompanied hold charms.  Yagang suddenly appeared lying with the body is weak. But other villagers died because they had cut down some trees that have been fatal to them. Existing trees in the forest can not be cut with as they please without the permission of the Tumotolong. Yagang was safe, but unfortunately the other villagers had died. Thus we Folklore story synopsis.