Here is a native song for you all to relax and have the chance to peek at my home. Just watch and enjoy the view and the rhythm :) It's hard to translate but I'll share the content of the song in a story form.
"Agge a e ya agge a" (literal translation "If you don't then don't")
The song is about a guy telling the woman he loves, that if she doesn't want to be with him, then she doesn't have to. He will not force her for he already consulted his parents and told them of his plans to marry her, and that caused his parents to fight and worry that they will end up in so much debt because they have nothing to spend for their son's wedding. They may have to sell their only buffalo which they really need to haul their crops.
He tells the woman to look at their house, it's just made of bamboos and cogon; to look at his mother, who is wearing plain clothes from flour sacks and his father whose g-string is so worn out; to look at his siblings whose snot has hardened on their faces; to look at their foods which is just potatoes and sweet yams.
So in case she wants to marry someone else, then he is giving her freedom. If they ever have children, all he ask is that she name her child with his name in memory of their love and time together.
Video is mine, taken with my family back home in the mountains. It was taken after the burial of my youngest brother Jacob in March 2009 when we were all just relaxing after three days three nights of wake.
Missing home is missing you. It's missing the various fruit trees, the chickens, the buffaloes, the dogs, the loud children playing in our backyard, and the song of the frogs and crickets at night.