You, me, all of us, wanna Indonesia to become a respectable power in the world, Indonesia certainly has a very rich past. It was because of its richness, Indonesia was prone to invasion of other countries innumerable times, and its wealth was plundered.
It is also world’s most diverse country. There is not a single country in this world with so much diversity. I am still aware of many mysteries and I am sure my whole life won’t be sufficient to know everything about Indonesia. Indonesia is my country, and I am proud to be Indonesian, so very proud.
I was born in a village called Wonosalam, at the slope of Merapi mountain in the north of Yogyakarta town. I can still clearly recall how simbok simbok (elderly women) walking for long in the mist of a dawn going to traditional market, selling vegetables, eggs, or kerupung. I can still recall I went to Kuning river and jumped on river stones and into the fast-flowing clear water. I can still recall my village was surrounded by green paddy field, I can still recall cows and sheep were released freely to on the farm, i can still recall, people were laughing, smiling, joking, talking about how good Indonesia was. I can still recall people in my village always working collectively to build new homes, clean up roads, or to prepare community events, i can still recall many many many beautiful memories.
Now… things have changed, everything is different now. I have lost my strength to say what have changed, i can only say that we must go back to the line which will lead us to our national dream.
I was asked by a pedicab driver in Surabaya few days ago, “Do you think we can restore the good old days?”. “Certainly, we can build better new days”, I replied. As I expected, he continued by asking “HOW?”. I smiled to him, because it’d be too long to elaborate on how to develop such a big country like Indonesia.
The next day, a preacher in a mosque said to its audience that if it’s too hard to plan something, dream about it first. Aha… Dream!
My dream for my country is for it to become prosperous and peaceful and a pacesetter in all aspects of nationhood in the world. We have the resources – both human and natural – to become a great nation, if only all of us would put our minds and hearts into getting this country to where it belongs.
I dream of a peaceful and progressive country; contented smiles on people’s faces everywhere; a government free of corruption.
I wish for Indonesia to further strengthen its bilateral democratic relations with other countries; to make itself progressive in the local, national and international economies, in the United Nations, for the Indonesian economy to boost itself; for Indonesia to have a brilliant and strong government who is without the stain of corruption and will emulate high qualities of honest and quality governance, good spiritual foundation, and good visions towards prosperity; for Indonesia to reach the stature of highly-developed, highly progressive and affluent countries; and for Indonesia to emerge and become a stronger force in the whole world.
I dream of Indonesia entering World Cup.
I dream of Garuda Indonesia acquiring Qantas or British Airways.
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4 months ago
Dear Mr Akhyari Hananto,
Let me applause for what you have written above, as I read them, everything is just like silent as I focused on every single words you put there…
I found some unusual words because of my vocabularies are lack, BUT still, I could catch the whole meaning of this writing, it’s just a very nice reading and it motivates me alot to do something or at least to love my country more
As what u wrote, I do agree that Indonesia has miles changed and it’s no longer become a country that can be really proud of, with all those internal problems still I cannot ensure myself to see Indonesia comes back as what it was or become even better…
When you mentioned about your past memories, I also recalled some of the sweetest memories of my young, though I was not from well-off family but at that I was very reach with smiling, no burden, affection from parents and relatives and many others things…
You have nice dreams to this beloved country and I believe that lots people out there are also dreaming of the same things So from this comment, personally, I want to say that it is a very good news to hear that there are still people like you who are still dreaming and expecting for Better Indonesia and I do hope to hear more and more from you and any other Indonesian in order to keep me motivated day by day! Nice to read your writing
4 months ago
Mr. Abdul Jalil, I thank you for dropping, i will then include your comment into my nexy post. pls anticipate this
4 months ago
Dear Mr. Akhyari
Nice writing, I do love Indonesia as you fell to our country.
Can you imagine what will happened to Indonesia, in the next 5 or 10 years? What is the main issue will be considered by the people?
Nice to read your writing.
4 months ago
I deeply inspired by your writing. Reading this article, I found it’s a waste not to republish this to another site.
For that matter, I AM republishing this article in my tumblr blog. Of course mentioning your name as original author. If you do mind or any problem arise, please contact me an I will remove it from my site immediately .
4 months ago
hi adhe. wish our country will be better ya
3 months ago
My dream is every single youngsters of Indonesia can be proud of their country and stand tall when saying “Yes, I am Indonesian, This is my country and I’m proud of it.”