Last weekend, I had a chance to meet Jennie S. Bev & Beni Bev, famous Indonesian expats bloggers. They were on vacation in San Diego for a couple of days. They were very nice to spare their precious time to meet me.
They were very different from people I usually meet. Jennie is nice & very down-to-earth, she looked at you in the eyes, listened very well, and a very good talker. I can chat to her easily. Beni is mature, cool, calm & collected. He is more of a heavy talker; social-politics stuff. I can easily mistake him for my college professor.
Like I said, they were very different from people I usually meet. They are the first visionaries I've ever meet. It is really nice for them to come and reach out; and I really believe people like them should do this often to people like me (insert Spiderman's quote here). People, especially the naive young ones, crave for good mentors; someone to look up too, someone to show the way, someone to follow.
While I'm at it, for those live in Southern California, there will be a 1965 Incident Road Show in US with A. Suryo Wicaksono (Ester Jusuf's husband) in Los Angeles, 18 - 22 September 2007. He will talk about the killing of estimated 500,000 - 1 million people during Soeharto's revolution. This 1965 revolution is also notable for introducing racist laws to strip Chinese-Indonesian from their identity; name, language, positions in laws, religion (Konghucu) etc. So if you want to put the blame on why Malaysian Chinese are better off than Indonesian Chinese amidst the similar social-politic environment, you can blame this stinky revolution.
Link can be found here: http://www.overseasthinktankforindonesia.com/?p=181
a0z0ra @ 8:55 AM  |