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i have a fave uncle when i was a kid. addressed him so lovely "bathok" ... shorted from 'bapak tjokro' taken from his full name r. tjokrowiro brodjokesowo brodjokaloso. my mum's beloved younger brother and also my dad's fave brother-in-law.
everytime i met him whenever i was child, his presence is something adventurous among my cousins and sibling. he love travels and spents most of his college times in several remote areas in the eastern part of indonesia, such as in west and east nusa tenggara and maluku.
and he always telling great great stories for us in the bedtime. the way was absolutely different than my parents' did, but the storyline are the same. enchanting.
and i know since then. how big his love for east nusa tenggara. especially waingapu and around. from waikabubak to loli and kodi. then the traditional beliefs of marapu. names starting with 'umbu'. fresh graduate from university, he continued his activity in waingapu join a programme about farming knowledge for the locals. whenever my dearly granny passed away, he covers the coffin with a traditional sumbanese tenun-ikat hand weaving for the funeral. from there i realize, his love about this island will never be changed.
so, i dedicated this travel of sumba and its page for beloved bathok. i love you with my own way :)
- In a nutshell:greenery in the west, pretty dry in the east ....
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