The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

Children's Bouilles

  Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009

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Derawan's kids are mischievous kids. They love to pose and then look at themselves on digital cameras. « Picture, picture! »

Small boils often hilarious, rarely intimidated, very difficult to grasp naturally ...

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

Whatever, it's a game

The kids are afraid of nothing and especially not foreign tourists wandering in the village, camera slung over the shoulder. " Hello! What's your name? " The boldest girls come to start a conversation, learned in the English manual.

We did not teach them to be suspicious. They were not told that we should not talk to strangers. "Photo! Photo ! »

Anyway, there are not really any strangers on this tiny Indonesian island. The pale faces of Borneo who have just landed on speedboats are immediately lodged, spotted, questioned. By big and small.

"Where do you come from?
- Saya orang perancis... "

We, the tourists, also repeat the words learned in our travel textbooks. The boils of the kids are illuminated. They jostle to be in the foreground in the photo.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

Digital is a marvelous and formidable invention. Sometimes parents, when they are nearby, even push the little ones in front of the camera. Not a little proud of their offspring.

Another picture? All right, then.

Again? Again!... "Lagi! Lagi! » ask the kids in chorus.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

I spent about ten days in Derawan, in July 2009. During the stay, I learned to leave the camera hidden at the bottom of the bag.

The kids are still crisp and playful. But even more when they play with each other or make fun of me without worrying about posing for the famous picture.

The children of Derawan. Borneo, Indonesia. July 2009.

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  Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009

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  1. Hello Corinne!

    It's your neighbor from below ...
    I went through your blog and I must say that all this is very interesting!
    Scuba diving, traveling ...
    You have very beautiful passions!
    Congratulations and good luck!
    And maybe see you soon!

  2. @David: 😆 Dis, on peut se tutoyer, en tant que voisins! Et on pourrait même papoter de vive voix un jour prochain plutôt que par écrans interposés.

  3. what joy, happiness, on the faces of these children, who, however, have so little! Congratulations, it makes me want to leave, to dive and discover the inhabitants of these islands!

  4. @Anne Marie: The daily life of the people of the small village of Derawan is certainly very simple, but not miserable for what I have been able to judge in a few days. In any case, the children (and their parents) seem happy. And tourists passing by with their camera are still an attraction that causes a lot of laughs, smiles and happy greetings ... as long as it lasts!
    🙂

  5. Corinne, your blog is an extraordinary example of what you can do, it is great, both in terms of design and iconography.
    Your talents in this area are remarkable!
    Congratulations, Corinne
    jpt

  6. Yes, you're right, Corinne!
    It's a bit overwhelming, it's true, being neighbors and communicating via interposed screens ...
    When it comes to formalities, it's just a form of politeness ...
    Well, well, in this case, expect me to come and bother you very soon then!
    Bye!

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