#3 Be proud? Why not?

“I’m proud of you son!”

The word “PROUD”

A word to describe how satisfy and such a pleasure for us because of something we achieved or something we’re a part of.

We’re proud when we win a competition. We’re proud when our school was nominated as the top school in our area. We’re proud to have a friend who is famous. We’re proud to be the best student in our school.

We’re always proud about those things. But, how about PROUD being an Indonesian?

I assume the number of people who’re proud to be an Indonesian nowadays are not as much as it used to be.

We tend to compare Indonesia with other countries. Comparing the technology, the culture, the movie, the transportation, the fashion, the trend, and many more.

We said it out loud, “I’m proud being an Indonesian!”

But, do we really mean it? Being proud? Love Indonesia so much from the bottom of our heart?

How?

Saying it alone is not helping us and Indonesia. Saying we’re proud with no action is useless. We still do it sometimes and we don’t even realize it. We should be balancing our words and actions. That could change the “NO” become “YES”.

Something interesting inspired me to share about being proud as an Indonesian.

A few months ago in 2016,  I went for a mission trip with people from other countries to serve in an orphanage at Tangerang and the largest rubbish dump in Bekasi for 2 weeks. We are groups of students and teachers gathered from all around the world for this mission trip.

At first, I’m proud as they really adore our cultures and so pleasant with the kindness of Indonesian. They are amazed by how caring the people here and the smiles which can be found everywhere.

At this moment, something come up on my mind.

“Why do this people adore Indonesia so much? We don’t have anything special or cool like they have in their country.”

Those kind of thoughts shows that we are not showing how proud we are of Indonesia.

We tend to think about modern cultures as we know from the globalizations are the best one compared to the traditional culture we have here in each provinces in Indonesia.

My friends from the mission trip went back to their country after the mission trip. We still keep in touch and they always want to go back to Indonesia again.

A few weeks ago, this year, my friends from the mission trip who come from Hong Kong visited Indonesia again for doing a next visit at the orphanage. They even come this time by their own savings.

I can’t say it is cheap as the fact it is not. But, they’re willing to come back as they know that Indonesia has a potential to grow. Grow in any aspects of course.

Don’t you realize? Even other people are proud to come back here in Indonesia and they are proud to share about Indonesia to others. People who come from around the world. They are sure that Indonesia can grow more.

How about us?

Would you stay at that point?

The point where we keep comparing without doing nothing.

The point when we keep complaining and be ashame of what Indonesia have.

Come on! We need to be proud as Indonesia need us to grow!

This is time to be proud with an action not only put it as a quotation.

#nojudgejustsharing (:

#2 Persatuan yang Terlupakan

Indonesia, Tanah Air tercinta.

Berbagai keragaman ada dari Sabang sampai Merauke yang begitu indah. Di tengah-tengah keragaman, ada berbagai hal yang berbeda-beda. Namun, semua yang berbeda tetap satu. Kita semua satu di Indonesia seperti apa yang dikatakan oleh motto negara kita, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” atau “Unity in Diversity.”

Saya sangat senang kita melihat begitu ramahnya masyarakat Indonesia terhadap satu sama lain. Memberikan senyuman ketika berpapasan, menghargai satu sama lain, dan begitu banyak hal lain yang tidak dapat diekspresikan dalam kata-kata. Pada saat itulah, saya merasakan betapa indahnya negeri ini. Perbedaan yang ada tidak menghentikan hubungan kita satu sama lain. Rasa rindu akan suasana negara ini juga selalu melekat di hati saya.

Bangga. Suatu rasa yang saya rasakan ketika mendengarkan pendapat orang tentang Indonesia dan melihat betapa kagumnya mereka dengan Indonesia.  Budaya yang ada di Indonesia beragam dan memancarkan warna yang berbeda-beda. Namun, dari warna yang berbeda, lahirlah persatuan dan semua warna itu bersatu.

Pada masa ini, banyak sekali warna-warna budaya Indonesia yang mulai pudar. Masuknya budaya-budaya luar mempengaruhi banyak sekali orang yang akhirnya mengikuti budaya tersebut. Saya tidak bilang semua budaya luar buruk, tetapi semua hal pasti ada positif dan negatifnya.  Kita melihatnya dari sisi kita sebagai warga negara Indonesia. Banyak sekali anak-anak Indonesia yang lebih banyak mengetahui budaya luar daripada budaya kita.

Membandingkan budaya juga dapat menyebabkan kesalahpahaman yang dimana akan menyebabkan pertikaian. Majunya media juga dapat salah menginterpretasikan informasi apa yang sebenarnya disampaikan. Dengan begitu, hal tersebut yang dapat melunturkan persatuan kita selama ini.

Oleh karena itu, apakah kita bersatu?

Menerima segala perbedaan yang ada dan menghargai perbedaan yang ada. Bukankah hal itu seharusnya kita lakukan sampai sekarang? Perbedaan ada bukan untuk men-judge orang lain.  Perbedaan ada agar kita menerima satu sama lain dengan keunikan masing-masing dan hal tersebut untuk kebaikan kita bersama. Ketika tidak ada pertentangan di antara kita, bukankah lebih baik?

Persatuan adalah satu masalah yang belum terselesaikan di Indonesia. Mengapa? Begitu banyak pribadi yang belum bisa menerima perbedaan yang ada dalam negara ini. Marilah kita semua bersatu untuk kebaikan bersama.

Ingatkah kita dengan perjuangan para pahlawan demi Indonesia merdeka? Setelah merdeka, bukankah kita seharusnya mempertahankan kemerdekaan ini dan menjadi negara yang lebih baik?

Mari kita bersatu untuk memperjuangkan negara ini agar menjadi damai!

Bersama, kita satu!

#1 Introduction

Hi everyone! My name is Hannie Han. I’m glad that I can create my own blog and I can share every little things that I loved through this. I’m still a beginner but I hope that I can improve as time goes by.

So, why do I make this blog?

A tough question I supposed. I made this blog because my elective class in my school was blogging class. At first, I don’t choose this as one of my two trials of elective. But actually, I want to join the blogging class too. And somehow, the two elective that I’ve choosed was full and I need to choose other elective that available. Here I am, the BLOGGING class.

Interested in writing? Yes, I am. I loved to write poems and short-stories.

Through your writings, you can express what do you feel.

Through your writings, you can touch other’s feelings.

Through your writings, you can inspire others.

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Except writing, I am interested in musics. Singing, dancing, listening to musics are my hobbies.

What type of music? Well, you know, K-POP!

A lot of people loves K-POP and one of them is me!

I loved old love songs, C-POP, J-POP and American Pop as well.

The reasons why I love K-POP because the artists inspire me to improve my musical skills. They are my motivation and their songs are my source of happiness when I am in a BAD-mood.life-love-music-text-favim-com-965952

The same as writing, for me,

Through music, you can express your feelings.

Through music, you can touch other’s feelings.

Through music, you can inspire others.

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I also interested in learning languages.

Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao, Namaste, 안녕하세요, こんにちわ、你好,Halo.

In my blog, I will share everything about what I’m interested with and about things that I want to share with you guys. It will be a blog about what I loved and in hope through my posts, I can inspire you guys. My posts will be both in English and Indonesian.

That’s all for my introduction! Nice to meet you and let us be inspiration to others.

Loves,

Hannie Han

P.S: I will post something about my writing! ASAP xoxo