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    The idea for The Borneo Post SEEDS began about a year ago, first as an idea as a weekly print-publication, and then more recently as a website.

    Our mission is to give young adults a voice and a face in the news, and the chance to tell us what's relevant to them whether it's through this site's forums, email, our Facebook and twitter pages.

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    Writing down Kayan epics


    By Patricia Hului @pattbpseeds   HAVE YOU EVER HEARD of Homer? No, not Homer Simpson from The Simpsons, but Homer, author of Iliad and Odyssey and regarded by ancient Greeks as the first epic poet ever. Although his actual existence is sometimes debated, Homer is still known as the author of Europe’s first known literature by putting oral tradition down on paper.   A Man on a Mission     Fast forward to 1970s in Mendalam, West Kalimantan, Borneo where a Kayan man known as Pastor Aloysius Johannes Ding Ngo began his own mission to record Kayan traditions, myths and tales into books. Ding was Dutch-educated and the first Dayak to be ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. He began to work with Lii’ Long, a fellow Mendalam native and expert singer to jot down Kayan oral tradition, just as
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    Sarawakian squash player with a heart..


    By Danielle Sendou Ringgit @danitbpseeds   THE STUDENTS OF SMK PUJUT, Miri were excited about the prospect of meeting national squash player, Sanjay Singh Chal who came to their school on June 18th to give a motivational talk. His recent win at the SEA Games created a big stir in Sarawak, as it made him the first Sikh in Sarawak to win a gold medal in squash. As space for the talk was limited to 70 people, one can only imagine how psyched the lucky ones were to have met the 21-year-old Miri-born squash player in person as it was a rare opportunity for both the school and students to meet the squash hero.       Sanjay, who was accompanied by his father, Jewan Singh Chal, also brought both his squash rackets and SEA Games double gold medals to
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    From Kuching to the US and..


    By Patricia B Y Wong International Economics UNIMAS   “How was your trip to the US?” “Fun, but intensive.” It is easy to get the “fun” part of the reply, but “intensive”? People are usually doubtful about it. It certainly doesn’t look too intensive from the photos posted on social media. Imagine covering Hawaii, Colorado, Washington DC, all in a mere five weeks. It had been an eye-opening journey from one end of the United States to the other. I was lucky to be chosen along with 19 others from across five countries in Southeast Asia to be part of the 2015 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship, a programme funded by the US Department of State.     From May to June, we were hosted by the East-West Center in Hawaii and were in different states in
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