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TEC Land Arts Festival 2023 PROMO

In Amis language, “aka lalima”(Don’t be defeated) is often used by seniors to encourage juniors not to give up when feeling frustrated by difficulties. It is also interpreted as Amis people’s attitude toward the unpredictable ocean waves, namely saka lina a taperilk(the fifth wave). Ocean waves have their patterns, usually there will be two or three big waves after several mild waves, and Amis people call bigger waves the fifth wave. Setting out from the shore, diving or sailing, everyone is to face the fifth wave. One won’t really arrive in the expansive and deep water without passing through the fifth wave.

~ Futuru Tsai