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  • Friday Photo – A Tradition in West Papua

    8 June 2012  •   •  0 comment

    Our friend Mia had a chance to visit Papua and she brought us a souvenir, this picture and more to come. Give it up for Mia, everybody! *body wave*


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  • Friday Photo from Maluku- Never too Shy to Hold Hands

    2 December 2011  •   •  0 comment

    Maluku can mistakenly be translated to ‘malu’ which means shy or ashamed, and ‘-ku’ is a suffix suggesting ‘mine’. So Maluku means my shyness or my shame. But these Maluku men are not ashamed to show that they’re holding hands. No, they’re not gay, and there’s nothing wrong in being one too. Holding hands is a gesture of friendliness even amongst men in the East of Indonesia. It might be something that most men would have goose bumps for, but I’ve seen it everywhere here. It’s a sign of being pals.