"Gook-Miao-Mee-Sui" in Hakka means "Forcing a cat to dive" i.e. forced to do something unwillingly.
A eBayer friend won a book some years ago was being heard of this ownership by an Official of Sabah Archives. Many attempts to buy off this book from my 'well-off' friend failed. But after many sleepless nights, my 'good-hearted' friend came up with a good ideal & conditioned that Sabah Museum will re-print this book after his donation, so that all of us can buy a copy. Now the feeling of "Gook-Miao-Mee-Sui" has left my friend & I thank him for giving us the opportunity to own a copy of this important book, though it will not be the "Complimentary copy' to Harry Keith as it originally was.
Last night gantianexpress
and I went to meet the visiting Mr.Chai from Sarawak, who is an advance philatelist of Sarawak, a friend of g-matang
, and a member of the SSS. He showed us some of his North Borneo material, including document and maps that he was trying to dispose of. We ended up buying a few covers from him before we left the hotel. Nothing very spectacular but a sign of good gesture that's all, to a fellow collector. But we know he has a lot of good stuff. He has recently published a postcard book.