02 March 2010

Dayaks beheaded?

(Above: The original photo. Before being edited)
(This is the result after the photo had undergone a simple editing process. I adjusted the level, increased the contrast enhancement and sharpness. Finally, I adjusted the colour curve. Do you notice the difference with the first one?)

My View

Driving back from Serian to Kuching using a palm oil estate road near my village, I saw a weird-looking pole (as shown in the photo above). I then asked my dad "What was that thing that looks like a goal post?".

After a short silence and sigh, he told me, in a weak voice, that "It was what the Japanese had left for us to remember after they invaded Sarawak. It was actually a place where the Dayaks got beheaded by them".

When dad told me that, I was a bit shocked. I never knew that I will someday discover something that the Japanese had left for us. Looking back at the history, which was the world war 2, I felt upset by the Japanese's cruelty. I think the British treated us better than the Japs when they colonized Malaysia. If only the Japs had been good and merciful, I am sure many of us would be speaking their language. What do you think?

P/s: Oh well...just a short entry today. I am quite busy with work lately.

18 Reptozian Messages:

Kal Jis said...

aok owh.. mun dak smua kita kakar jepang.. gik ada benda ya ooo...

Rose Belle said...

Japan didn't leave a good history for itself during WWII. The brutality in China and other Asian countries committed by the Japanese were inhumane and evil. You posed a good question. If Japan had been the opposite of what we know about them, I think, yes, there would be Japanese influence everywhere in China, Malaysia, Korea, or any other countries.

rainfield61 said...

Thanks for sharing.

manglish said...

ohhhhhhhh u got me all excited about the story, can get more details from your dad ar? when you are free lar of course, so interesting, i tot the brutality was only directed to chinese and mainly happened in penisular, interesting interesting, do keep up with another post if you are free, will, thanks

Nimi said...

oo... there must be lots of spirits still roaming around that area.. God bless their souls.

CT NORAMIZA said...

wah, blh letak kat muzium benda ya

lvynana said...

hmmm...sik dpt ku imagine.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Onggon : oh eh! lain pulak nama kawu eh. Aoklah, best juak mun boleh klakar Japang.

Rosebelle :I agree with you.

Rainfield :You're welcome.

Manglish :I don't think he knows well because he knew about it from other people too.

Nimi :I don't dare to use that road at night. Hehehe

CtNOramiza :Ku rasa sik pat sebab tapak ya yg penting.

Ivynana :Me too.

fonsusz said...

point no.1 ...ahaaa simple editing can transform dull image jadi kacak, same here.

point no.2 ...i never knew that ada tempat cam ya dekat2 kuching tok...kali ada askar jepun beheaded by dayaks time ya that's why sidak balas kali. Mun masih djajah jepun...ehem2 makei nissan skyline aku pergi kerja!!!

cyrildason said...

that's not a good memorial :-(

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Uishhh..sik berantu ka memorial kedak ya eh? Mun aku nangga ya...terus seram sejok eh..
Anyway,.. yerRr dah blaja dah teknik terang menerang pictures aaa hehe.. good job XD

Diane AZ said...

Your edited photo looks much better than the original. The beheading structure is a shocking reminder. It is surprising it is still there.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Fonsusz :Bukan di kuching. Di serian.

Cyril :Yes. Bad actually.

Faizal :hehehe...senang jer editing ya pok.

Diane :I wonder why too.

Icy BC said...

I like the edit version..it looks amazing.

SJB said...

OMG...Scary. Wander kalau berhantu (^_^).

eynda said...

Seram tengok benda tu....

Ayie said...

that's so sad...

J.H said...

The sad thing is even until today, the Japanese had never admitted the cruelty they've done. The germans build museum and memorial even to the extent including the history of Nazi to school children so that they won't do the same mistake.