Aileoita….. welcome to mentawai.
Anailoita…. Same like ‘how are you..?’
Taking some experience before coming to your country and may yourself happy with my paradise in mentawai.
Stay enjoy without some problems like sekerei from the jungle, like the woman cooking sagoo in the bamboo..
Aileoita… welcome to mentawai
( song written by tedy kerei )
I'm a kid again at 39.
No christmas ever meant as much as this
utopia has been found and I am there
surf, eat, surf eat, surf eat, SLEEP.
do it all again. And again. And again.
The body begins to fade and somehow the utopia is lost
but for another crew it is found
I look forward to Padang, my journey's end
For the circle has just begun again.
365 sleeps, 364 sleeps...
I am, you are, we are Mentawaian.
( poet written by surfing tourist in a captain's visitors' book - consuming nirvana : An exploration of surfing tourist space )