Monthly Archives: October 2012

I am Indonesian. How about you?

It sounds crazy when I find people who knows Bali Island well but they don’t even know Indonesia. It’s the same as when I ask New Yorkers where USA is but they have no answer, all they can say is “I don’t know”.

It sounds strange but it happens. I have a lot friends in cyber world, we share a lot of things. But, there’s a moment that made me stoned, that moment came when I introduced Indonesia, my own country. Do you know what kind of response that I got?
“Sorry, Indonesia? what is that?”

I was dying to tell them them about my country, but it seemed they still had no idea about that till I finally gave up.

It’s been so long since that not-known-Indonesia happened. Suddenly there’s a chat notif on my mobilephone, it’s just the same friend who had no idea about Indonesia. Then, she told me a lot of things about Bali. When she was talking, I interupten the chat and tell her, “How do you know well about Bali but you don’t even know Indonesia?”.
“So, what’s the matter?”
“Bali Island is a part of Indonesia. Bali Island belongs to Indonesia.”
“oh really”

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Orang Utan, your motherland must be in Mars!

Lately, Orang utan has been a hot issue here in Indonesia and also worldwide since some pictures of orang utan’s slaughtering were successfully taken. The pictures have been spreading so fast and hsve been taking public’s symphaty. But, do you really know Orang Utan? How and why do they get killed?

Well, let’s star elaborate every inch of Orang Utan and let’s start from “what is the meaning of Orang utan?”. Orang Utan is a unique animal that originally comes from Indonesia. Orang Utan can be found in Borneo and Sumatra Island. Name “orang utan” basically is taken from Indonesian Language, “Orang” means “person” and “Utan” means “Forest”, so we can say that orang utan is person-likely that lives in the forest. People here in Indonesia named “orang utan” because it’s believed that orang utan is closed-related to human beeing. Orang utan can only live in tropical forest, they can hardly live in other place. Continue reading