:: The Sleeping Dictionary June 24, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Movie/TV Reviews.
Jessica Alba has got to be one of the prettiest Iban I’ve ever seen. In the movie Sleeping Dictionary that is. The movie’s sound quality was so bad (padan..tgk lanun punya) that I had to fast forward most scenes. I couldnt help wondering if ‘sleeping dictionaries’ did exist in Sarawak.
Sleeping dictionary is a term given to indigenous women of Sarawak (in this case, the Ibans) who lives with the foreign officers on administrative duties in Sarawak – performing wifely duties and teaching the local language.
According to Wikipedia, the practice existed. Hence, the “many prominent Eurasians in local Borneo society who are living proof of that”. I have yet to find a more reliable resource. Tak nampak pun.