The man on the boat is masked in maroon with a cigarette smoking through a porthole punctured into the fabric.
“Where did you get it?"
“I made it.”
“Where did the design come from?"
“I got the idea from a friend.”
“We bring the fish in quickly!”
“Can I borrow your nose?” asks a fisherman, squinting in the sun.
The Bugis people originate from Sulawesi and have a history of sea-faring, trade and exploring.
“Are you married?" one asks; her name is Susana. A toddler straddles her hip.
“Stay here and marry a Bugis!” she exclaims, searching theatrically left and right. “Him!” she points, stabbing the air towards a Bugis man idling in the shadows. “He’s single! Ha ha! Stay here and marry him. It’ll only take you one month to learn the Bugis language.”
The man stands up and shyly approaches.