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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SUNDAY, JANUARY 02, 2011 -- PAGE 2 When an earthquake hits, Yosep Sarokdok remembers what his father and mother used to say when he was just a little boy back in his hometown in the remote Sarokdok hamlet on Siberut Island, one of the main islands in the Mentawai chain, West Sumatra.
He said that when an earthquake struck at dawn or in the morning, his parents would say sipenanduk or durian harvest since the tremor made many durians fall to the ground.
"When the disaster struck in the afternoon or at night, they would say udduat [edible ground mushroom] is growing," the 32-year-old, who lives in the West Sumatra capital of Padang, told The Jakarta Post.
He recalled that after an afternoon or evening earthquake, his parents would tell the children to pick udduat close to their home where the mushroom used to grow.
A boy (right) poses in Mentawai's traditional costume after taking part in a dance festival in Padang, …