Usaha Pamandu’ he’ Ina’ku

Usaha Pamandu’ he’ Ina’ku
(The Livelihood my Mother Taught Me)
Bay sinulat he’ si Pilisa Erales maka si Lolita Adjari
Central Sinama

Usaha Pamandu' he' Ina'ku

Usaha Pamandu’ he’ Ina’ku
(The Livelihood my Mother Taught Me)
Bay sinulat he’ si Pilisa Erales maka si Lolita Adjari
Central Sinama

English Translation
Pg. 2 One time, my mother told me to gather seafood at low tide.
Pg. 4 She sent me with water and some cassava meal cooked into a soft ball.
Pg. 6 Once I was out on the ocean, I dove down to get short-spined sea urchins, long-spined sea urchins and sea cucumber.
Pg. 8 When I was back up on my canoe, I dried myself in the sun.
Pg. 10 I cracked open the sea urchins and sliced up the sea cucumber.
Pg. 12 I ate some of what I had collected, taking a break.
Pg. 14 Then I went home to where our houseboats were moored near the shore.
Pg. 16 When I arrived at our houseboat, I loaded the remaining sea urchins into a basket.
Pg. 18 I carried them inland to the market and sold them there.
Pg. 20 The urchins I had gathered were sold to the people who lived on the land.
Pg. 22 Having made some money, I bought cassava, fish and rice.
Pg. 24 I went back home to the houseboat and rested after I had finished working.

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