Wiwa Wewo Kotokay
Wewo in Lani language of West Papua literally means, "no food, no drink, nothing...., empty, poor, have nothing...."
Wewo means someone or something that does not count anything of and to himself/ herself/ itself, but will surrender to the play and dance of this life.
This name was given by my room-mate at missionary boarding house in Sentani, West Papua.
Wewo has no interest of his/her/ its own self.
Wiwa in Lani language means "foolish", do not know anything about anything. This name was given by my mother.
"Kotokay" in Tanna Island of Vanuatu means "roof", the roof of the house that protects the house from rain, sun and from any other spirits, for the safety and wellbeing of the inhabitants.
Wewo Kotokay" means I am not more than just a servant! I have no other interest than to function as the protector of my house: my clan, my ethnic-group and my race as well as my village, my island and my world.
Melanesia is my identity, Melanesian system is my way of understanding, expressing and living this life and Melanesian Way is the life and living way for all communities of beings.
WEWO Kotokay, POM-PNG
Celebrate Birth, Live Well, Love Well, Have Something Good for Every Person, and Die a Happy Death!"
I have travelled in this life as far as World 4, and I am looking forward to World 5. The conservation work based on Melanesian Way that I am proposing here is the conservation to get me into World 5, the world where modernized world and tribalized community meet, the intersection of World 1, World 2, World 3 and World 4..
I started my life as a child in World 1, the world I was born into, the tribal / traditional world, where everything is local: from thinking, seeing, eating, to every aspect of life ....
My first entry into what I call World 2 happened exactly in July 1980 when I was sent by missionaries out from my own village into a different village into the lowland, where we share the same race, the same island, but different ethnic group, different staple food, different staple food and different way of life.
My introduction to World 3 happened in 1994, when I was first introduced to what the world knows as "Java Island", into an island belongs to Indonesian country, Java tribe and culture.
Then I knew World 4 beginning with meeting anarchist-beggars on the Street at London Underground, United Kingdom of Great Britain.
My life in Four Worlds have taught me enough lessons to come to conclusions that The Melanesian Way is the way forward for what humanity hopes as "happiness", and "fullness" in life.