This is the first morning in Kukusan Island and feel blessed to waking up. I wash my face a bit and then gone roaming the island while the sun still share it’s golden moment. I walked around and greet the kids and say hello to the Kukusan Island people I met to be greeted back with such a big smile.
Today, the guy from Javara Survivor will start to lead the local people to build a volleyball court in the school yard. I can’t help to build so I capture some documentation (will be uploaded on the next part). Because the school currently having the final exam for the 6th grade of the elementary school, the worker won’t start until 12pm when the exam finished.
I take that chance to go around and try to be familiar with the place I’ll stay for the next 3 nights. This morning I didn’t get to memorise most of the names but gradually I start making friends with a handful of kids around the island.
Later this day (Tuesday May 20th) I went to swim on the Mosque side of the island. The beach is pretty. I’ll post the photos on the next part.
Some stories from the morning
• Most of the people in Kukusan Island called themselves as part of Bajo Tribe, this fact started to lead my memories back to Sungai Air Hitam Dalam in Sumatera where some of the people also called themselves Orang Bajo (Bajo People).
• There’s a small island where the kids asked us to swim to reach it and then climbed the hill to see some awesome scenery. But it need about five minutes fast swimming, so I politely refused the kind offer.
• The kids are great swimmer.
• There are a couple of big rock under the water just beside the dock. They said it’s the gravestone of Aji and Umi the first Bajo people dwelled in the island.
more stories coming soon.