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A Friendly Offer

I just finished browsing photos of my Malaysian friend’s Facebook photos regarding last night’s most-awaited show, the PMI 3 (Pesta Malam Indonesia 3). I was really touched by the enthusiasm of Kuala Lumpur youngsters attending the show, it gives me a clear picture on the friendship those youths offer to us, Indonesian young people. The huge crowd only gives me a strong message from their end to ours, let’s make friends. GNFI lends its hands to grab this beautiful offer.

Malaysian youths, have never been so in love with Indonesian, this is actually a good sign of more serious integration, serious and beneficial relationship, mutual respect, and improving ties. Seriously, they love our novels, our movies, and even our slangs, many of them start to learn bahasa indonesia more seriously. This is their offer.

Allow me to share you more facts :
  • Total trade between two countries reached nearly $12 billion in 2008. This is far higher than Cambodia’s GDP last years which was only $9 billion.
  • Total Malaysian tourist flooding Indonesia last  year was 673,000 tourists, while Indonesia ‘sent’ 1,887,000 last year. Multiply those figures with at least $500 spending. That’s huge, $1.28 billion
  • Total investment of malaysian companies in Indonesia reaches $1.8 billion, while indonesian investment in Malaysia tops $1.2 billion.  That’s $ 3 billion
  • There’ll be a bridge connecting Malaysia Peninsula and Indonesian Sumatra Island. We’ll be much more integrated. Be prepared, and be happy.

There are disputes, disagreement, quarrel, anger, disappointment, and anything you’d like to mention, this is truly a matter of neighbor. A taxi driver took me to Kuala Lumpur Airport said something really touching me, he said ”cik, negeri kita sering bertengkar, takpe laa…macam lidah pun kadang tergigit gigi kita sendiri. itu biasa lah”, which means ”sir, our countries quarreling a lot these days, that’s perfectly OK. Just like sometimes we accidentally bite our own tongue, that’s completely normal”.

I am true lover of Indonesia, I am a nationalist, patriot, I’d die for my country. I’ve been to Malaysia more than 10 times, and I certainly believe, that their people are really friendly. I am told by Malaysian tourists, that Indonesian people are also very friendly. So, keep it up !

*First photo taken from The crowd and enthusiasm (photo courtesy of Ihsan Harry’s facebook)

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A True Lover Of Indonesia

I have a friend, young, energetic, full of passion, and she loves Indonesia so much, and she is Malaysian. She has been visiting Indonesia more than 20 times, and she also attracted her fellow Malaysians to visit Indonesia. Her love to Indonesia is simply reflected by the hi-level of knowledge of places in Indonesia, its history, and its people. To me, the most remarkable one is that she speaks Indonesian as fluent as I do.

I am not sure what was the reason behind the sincere love towards Indonesia, all I know is that she writes many good things about Indonesia in her blog. You may leave comments and ask.

Thank you, Miss. I know you love us. We love you, too!

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Julia Roberts’ New Movie In Bali

Variety reports that Hollywood stars Julia Roberts and Richard Jenkins have signed to play in the filming of Elizabeth Gilbert’s international bestseller ”Eat, Pray, Love”.

Directed by Ryan Murphy, the Paramount Production tells the story of the recently divorced author's search for self-discovery during a journey across Italy, India and Bali.

Roberts will play the role of Gilbert, while Jenkins appears as a Texan spiritual seeker Robert's character meets in an Indian ashram.

One third of the story takes place in Bali where the main character finds love, healing and the mentoring of an aging Balinese guru in Ubud.

Ubud, Bali.

One of the first-ever Hollywood feature films to be shot in Bali, filming is set to commence in the third quarter of 2009.

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