A boy was performing his freedom of expression at the bank of Melinau River, Mulu.
he was in the river, but, seeing us approaching, he climbed on the boat, perched, put on a smile and flaunted his agile small body. i was giggling like maniac (i was at the front of the boat, so i noticed everything in front, first and it was an honour to get a free show such as this) and hurriedly took my camera from a strapped bag, just in time to captured this blurry image. good for him (and me).
by the way, along the river, in the afternoon, the Punan community have their cool bath. so, really, there're more scenic views than this flamboyant little boy, but, i, of course was polite enough to respect their privacy.
in the Dusun culture, taking picture of woman bathing in the river (without permission) is a serious offense and punishable under the sogit* law
sogit* = local law