Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Religion Talks

Guten abend, everyone :D

Hi, I hope you all guys fine today, because honestly I'm not. Recently, my body seems not really fit. Maybe because I go out too often and breath too much unhealthy toxin and carbon dioxide and cold air of nights. Beyond that, I hope you guys can stay healthy, because being sick is suck.

Okay, enough for the preamble. Let's get to the point. Remember on my last post when I wrote about my discussion with Germany's student last week? I promised you I would share that to you, so here I am.

Diversity is heard pretty and peace in some of people. But I just found out that some of people feel the contradiction. In fact, diversity seems so strange for them. That's what my friends from Germany feel. 

In Indonesia, we have adjusted with differences of background, ethnic, tribe, and religion. It's all because of our ideology that based on Pancasila and Bhineka Tunggal Ika. That ideology succeeds to bound us together, unites us as Indonesian people. We care about our diversity, but we don't take it as the problem our nation has. Nonetheless, we do take it as the quality and identity as Indonesian people.

In that discussion, mostly my friends asked us (I was with some of my friends) how to live among of those people who have different background of religion with us. In this case, I and my friends are all Buddhists and my friends from Germany are all Christians. They are about going to be nuns and pastors and learning Theology. 

My answer was because of the reasons I've written above. Then, they also asked if the situation where we are living now (Indonesia) with that tittle of the Biggest Muslim's Country in the world affects our faith or not.
If you (whoever you are who is reading this now) have a deep believe of your faith now, you must answer that question with your head shaking, just like me. Though there are still several problems that offend some religions in Indonesia, I think it's just a common one. Just like having a discussion group, for instance. It's almost impossible for all of the members to have a same opinion. There must be one or two people who have different opinions. And what we should do about it? Yes, accept that difference and find how to figure it out. In the case of that question, what we (me and my friends) do to face that problem is just keep silent. Buddha once said, just keep silent, listen, and you will understand.

After their time asking question had ended, that was our time to ask. Because they were all keep busy with their dinner (we cooked them Nasi Goreng and they liked it), I asked for Miss Claudia for a question.

"Miss, I wonder something. You know that news about the attack of terrorist -who is believe the member of ISIS- in Paris of a magazine office few months ago. I just wonder, are you guys as Germany people feel threatened with that attack? And what your government do to protect their citizen from that kind of terrorism?"

More or less my question was like that. Then Miss Claudia replied with a surprising answer. Some Germany folks have done some movements against ISIS. In fact, their rights to acknowledge more about someone or something that related to ISIS is limited. Some parts of the land are also forbidden to be visited. That's all what government can do to protect their people. As for Germany people, they protect themselves by keeping their religion or faith as their secret. It's better to interact and socialize with people without knowing what their religions are. 

Talking about ISIS, I follow some news about them. In addition, Indonesia also becomes their target to expand their politic, religion, and territorial. That also frightens me sometimes, but I believe Indonesia will remain the same. I also hope that whoever you are, you will not be hypnotized or effected by that wrong ideology of ISIS. I know you'll stand in a right path. I know you better than that. 

After having that discussion, I feel so much grateful living in Indonesia. I know that Indonesia is the only country in the world that stands on Pancasila and Bhineka Tunggal Ika, which purely came from the elderly, our ancestors, based on our culture. I'm also amazed with my own country. How come that our country -which has so many islands and separated by oceans- can bound so many kind of different background people under those ideologies? That's what we should be proud of and we should keep until the next generation comes. 

For you who have the same thoughts as my friends for Germany before, please be open minded. Take diversity as something pretty and something that can power up your identity instead of lose it. If you can respect one another, I believe you can live in such a peace of life, too. 

That's all for tonight. Cherio :))

Monday, 23 February 2015

Brand New Days

OMG Helloo!!!

I really am excited that now I'm opening my blog and writing a new post. Yeay! I feel that enthusiasm of writing again, OMG so happy ^^

Okay, I am very sorry for abandoning my blog, and probably my fans (Dev, you're so out of confident!) (I just said probably, okay, so?). Anyway, how's life? Getting happier? Or is it getting tough? Well, mine is just getting so much fun!

There are millions of stories that I can tell you right now but I have no time to remember all of those details and explain to you all. But I keep my promise, right? Now, I'm here.

Well, I think I just want to tell a little about my college life. You know, I've been almost two years in Yogya which means now I'm in Semester 4 (hmm, not too old, I hope). I'm studying English Letters at University of Sanata Dharma which I just found out a year ago that my major stands for the runner up of the Best English Letters in Indonesia (under UI, but it beats UGM hahaha) (no offense, pls). I should admit that I don't regret anything from my major and my university. They have a very good quality, from the quality of education, lecturer, and the atmosphere in the college itself (it's sooooo green, fresh, and clean!).

In this Semester 4, I will gain so many things about English and its history. The most important thing from this semester is I will be in the point of my college life where I should choose either Linguistics or Literature that I will take as my thesis later. Well, I find my self interested in language, but I also consider to take literature (though the chance must be very little) (you know, I don't really keen on reading books hahaha sucks). Anyway, when I told my friends about my interest in language and they just replied, "you know it's so damn hard. It's Linguistics, Dev, you know it well." Yeah, I know it well (heavy breathing). Fortunately, I've passed my Introduction of Lingustics last semester in outstanding way. Hahaha (no, not really that good, actually)

So, you probably wondering what subjects that I learn. Well, let me tell you. In this semester I have Drama, Poetry, Prose, History of English Language, of course Structure, Listening, Speaking, Writing, Phonetics, and yes Translation. So you see? I think I'm gonna struggle pretty hard this time. Huft.

I actually have many things to talk to you now, but tasks are waiting. Hah.

Ohya, I had a discussion with some students from Germany that asked for Buddhist life in Indonesia and I think I should share to you about the discussion because it's quiet interesting. Maybe later, okay?

Have I told you that Ata also came for visiting me last month? No? Hah, I owe you some pictures! It's all amaaaaaziiiinggg.

And have I told you that I'm already got a boyfie and now he's far away, somewhere in Borneo? No? It doesn't important? Hahaha, maybe I can tell you a little about him, someday. Someday. Okay?

So, I should end this post and I hope you guys have fun cause brand new days are coming up. See you soon! xoxoxoxoxo