Indonesia is in Southeast Asia and Oceania. It is a biggest archipelago country in the world. It comprises 17, 508 islands with an estimated population of around 237 million people, and has the largest Muslim population in the world but very democrats for every religion. Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (“Unity in Diversity” literally, “many, yet one”), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Garuda or mythical bird is a bird in official seal of Republic of Indonesia.
I am very proud to be an Indonesian.
Indonesia has hundreds traditional clothes. It has a hundreds traditional bagpipe. It has hundreds of dialect local. It has hundreds folklores. It has hundreds folksongs. It has 33 provinces. It has national language that is Indonesian language what make all of Indonesian inhabitants related to each other. It is mean that Indonesia is reflecting a rich culture country but keep in one. Continue Reading »
August, 17 is a national independence day of Indonesia which is usually celebrates with flag ceremony in the morning, bunting from standard-bearer of flag, sing an Indonesia Raya song, and honor the red-white flag of Indonesia.
My heart always vibrates to welcome this day, want to cry. And always imagine how hard the buffetings of our patriots to bear arms against the colonizer; Japan, Netherlands, England, and Portuguese. They have loss many things to arrogate our independence; perspiration, blood, tears, evens a soul. And now what? We, Indonesian people, are freedom. Thanks to the Indonesian patriots.
I am grateful because born after the Independence Day. I just can’t imagine what will happen to me if I live on ‘that’ period. Can I defendable? Will they –colonizer- force me to become a Jugun Ianfu? Shall I height treason? Do I willing sacrifice my soul to get the independence? Well, I don’t know. Continue Reading »