Disappearance with a reason, and not an excuse.
Last week, I went to Tawau and Semporna with Miri Photographic society. It is my first time to that part of Sabah. When we were in Semporna, we rent boats to have offshore experience. We rent a boat for RM350 a day. When I came back from the trip, I get to know that can actually rent a boat for RM 150 +RM 70 (fuel). If you would like to get the contact, I can get it from my friend. Just contact me by clicking the icon CONTACT.
Although we were near Sipadan and Mabul and many more popular islands, we didn't get to go due to limited time. So near yet so far.... We only get to go to Bintang Biru and Omadal Island. Bintang Biru is very nice place. It is an island during low tide, and is an flooded island during high tide. People who stays at Bintang Biru are from Bajau Laut ethnic.
When we were at Bintang Biru, we saw lifestyle of Bajau Laut. Kids with natural bronze hair, ladies with Bajau's SKII. For those who have not setup a house on the water, stay in a small boat.
In the small boat, they cook and sleep. Accidentally, we saw a mother breastfeeding her baby. Although many of my photographer gang took photo of her nursing, exposing her breasts, I refused to take a photo of her. If I am in her shoes, I won't want my photo to be taken in such pose.
one day, Malaysia remained outdated, when some countries succeeded to establish a nation who lives on floating ground. When the nation came to visit us who still lived on earth ground, I am sure they will have the same feeling like us when we saw community of Bajau Laut. When they saw us breastfeeding babies, they will also want to take photos of the us through our house windows.
I don't want this to happen to me. I believe in karma. If that one day come, I don't want they took photo of me breastfeeding!!!
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