#WhoAmISabah – Erfairiziee Deraman

Hi. My name is Erfairiziee Deraman. I come from Kota Belud, Sabah. My dad is a pure folk of Kota Belud and a Bajau. He has a bit of Irranun blood.

My mom is Iban.  Both of her great-grandparents migrated from a small village in Sarawak to Sabah. I speak fluent Bajau and the same goes with mum and dad. Besides that dad can speak Kadazan too!

By this time, I just finished my degree in Teaching English for Young Learners, a 6 years course. I have spent my entire teenager life for 6 years right after my secondary school, in Penang and Kedah.

I learnt a lot about other cultures there and yet I too somehow taught my friends from other states about my own, our Sabahan cheritage. The chances of exchanging such knowledge have taught me to be proud of our own culture.

I am so proud to be a Sabahan as we share different values harmoniously among us, although we come from different races.  This makes me one ‘fabulous’ Sabahan!🙂

I love volunteering in charities, helping people in need especially through education and of course through English Awareness. I hope that every kid especially Sabahan youngsters would have the opportunities to learn English Language in a better way.

Plus, I love sharing my thoughts through creative writing and poems.  Please do come and visitvmy blog at akuer.blogspot.com or simply reach me on tweeter @fairizderaman.🙂

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