QUOTE(Bhaskara @ Mar 27 2007, 05:50 AM) [snapback]2818753[/snapback]
I'm being judgmental? Do u even know what you're talking about? Oh right, you don't. You're just someone faraway from Nusantara and act all righteous just because you hang out with the whites. U think u r so cool and smarter than your sisters and brothers back home, when what u r is a whitewash.
Whatever Bhaskara, if it makes you happy calling other people names, so be it. When have I said anything in the forum that I am so cool and smarter than my sisters and brothers back home? You are strange and amusing.
The tolerance, the security, the order. That was all a facade. It was unreal, because in fact there are a lot of resentments which is unsolvable because the government pressured the society to keep silent. It's like what rico has said in the previous thread, Singaporeans is clean, but not because the people there care about cleanliness, they are just afraid of the severe punishment. When they have the chance to dodge the law, they would litter all around.
It's the same with current Indonesia. Suddenly, people are aware of their rights, people are aware of their own problems. It is a sign of democracy, no matter how rough the form is. True, the means of reconcilements are scarce and the government are just a bunch of greedy people trying to exploit what's left of Nusantara. But it's a process.
I believe that this process will somehow leads to a better Nusantara. It could take ages before our motherland return to her glory, but somehow she needs her capable children (in ur own words) to help her out.
Amen to that. I do hope Indonesia will - as you said - RETURN to her glory (in which you must mean she was glorious before now, kan?) and I have confidence in the future generation of indonesians to make that happen.
Maybe I was wrong to judge you that you haven't contribute anything. But really, have you? What is it can you do from there, in the comfort of De Lijn and Chocolatier Neuhaus? If your spirit to devote yourself is as strong as your words, shouldn't you be here, be a part of the process, making changes?
I need not prove myself to you, what I do everymonth for the people back home, and what i do for the people backhome coming here needing help. You have no idea how hard i have worked, being an indonesian working among white musicians that would not give me the light of day at first but upon seeing what I can do and create, Indonesia (through me) is no longer foreign to them. I need not tell you or anyone what my husband and I have done and still doing to liaise indonesia-european business, to give a way for indonesian exporters export their products to the eu market.
I devote myself my own way, nobody does it the same, we are not generic. Why should I stay in Indonesia when fellow Indonesians dont treat me with respect while i was there? Here, I make a difference, I educate people around me about my country. Making changes for Indonesia can happen anywhere, not just in Indonesia. Trying to change the world, a country, a city, a municipality is easier if you change yourself first then by example you might inspire the people around you who in turn will inspire other people to do the same and so on, not by putting down people you dont even know.
You are turning this into a personal vendetta against Indonesians living overseas. What a strange thing to do. Rejeki orang sudah diatur yg di atas mas, jangan menilai orang dari dimana dia tinggal, dimana dia kerja, jangan liat rejeki tetangga.
But it's up to you, you're entitled to your opinion about anything, even about me being a whitewash when you dont even know me.. I have been called worse, kok
occupational hazard since i interact with a lot of other indonesians.. so i'm used to running into people like you...
Good thing I also know many other Indonesians who are non-judgmental, nice and able to hold a discussion without insulting others. It restores my faith in Indonesian intelligence.