It was a boring Christmas holiday, and the boy was stranded and do not have enough money to travel home. So that he could celebrate with his dad, mum, small brothers, and his relatives. Days pass by, wondering if someone will meet his expense.
He wanted to visit the most beautiful village so-called Busama. One of his brother in law got up and told him to pack his little bag. They took off late in the afternoon and jumped on a PMV at Avagasi market in Lae city. It took an hour for them to travel to Voco Point.
Wow, every people know you very well.
He told the boy that you have to be good to people whether they are the good or bad guy. Remember to smile to people. It will communicate a positive message to them that you are a friendly guy. If you are looking for help, they will help sort out your problem.
He found out that his brother in law knows them very well for working at a service station in Lae city. Every day people came to that place buying petrol and diesel for their banana boat to travel to the neighbouring village to do betelnut selling business.
The brother in law helped them with extra petrol and diesel. Not long, one of the skippers that usually provide boat service to the Morobe people asks his brother in law to travel with him to Busama Village. The skipper is from Popondetta, a town in Oro Province of Papua New Guinea.
He is a hard-working man. The skipper always looks after his family very well and travels from Lae city to Popondetta to sell his buai bags. The term buai in Tok Pisin is the first language of Papua New Guineans which means betelnut.
It is one of the best business that local people from there do to earn an income to sustain their living. He has been working as skipper for almost a decade now. Some of the local people trusted him to do business with him.
They waited there for other passengers to arrive. Local people from Labu, Morobe, Busama village and the neighbouring village of Salamaua were packing their food to celebrate with their families for the new year eve. It was late in the afternoon and many skippers from Busama did not arrive. The boy and his brother-in-law stood there waiting for some friends or “wantoks” to help them get to that village. He was surprised to see many people at the Voco Point called out his brother in law’s name.
The trip to beautiful Busama
They packed the cargoes and jumped into his banana boat. You would wonder if that famous skipper could bring them safely home. The sea was very rough and Markham river that flows through the ocean is very risky for the skipper to travel across.
He sat near the skipper and his crew and heard a little girl about an age of five years old cried on top of her voice as the boat bumped into a huge wave.
But the skipper is a very talented person. He was able to steer the boat beside the huge wave to avoid capsizing. A few seconds ago, the boy heard one of the mothers called out.
“Oh thank you, heavenly father, for guiding our skipper for steering the boat safely”.
They reached the bay and the sea was calm. The passengers were very happy and they were smiling as the boat went ashore. They just arrived where a small village in Busama.In the heart of the white sandy beach, you will love to enjoy the ocean breeze, and swaying coconut palm trees along the coastline. It was one of the paradise villages in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.
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