Sunday, August 2, 2009

Is there any place where things are not stupid ?

I finally able to conquer the time zone "hangover"...i woke up 6.30 am (1.30 am Germany time) and went morning walking with my cousin. Before i head off to her place, i walked through a small slum very near from my neighborhood. well some people don't think it's that bad or that it's a slum, just like ghetto, but still to me...

It's very common in Jakarta to find a nice neighborhood with very nice buildings/houses, then when you walk another 200 meters, there's a filthy slum. Many parts of this city is very luxurious, but also many 'eye-hurting' sights. When i saw some kids play swing on a tree, my first thought was; I wish they go to school. I don't know how to survive this, in few months I'm sure I'll look like I'm stoned , I need to do something though it's small. This is my problem in Indonesia, well in Germany I also see many sad things, but when it involves kids, its just unbearable.
Is there any place on earth where things are not stupid ?
well I saw this kinderarmut campaign poster in Freiburg few days before I left, check it out

Though I think the question is more important than the answer, my best try to answer my blog's title this time is:
anywhere, when you have quality time with family and intimate discussions with best friends! :)
so many sad things, yet the world is a party waiting to happen, when I give, I have reasons to celebrate and receive some joy, givers gain :)

Indescribable feelings when you meet people you haven't met for almost 4 years and you hug and talk like you never went away, nothing changes, well I'm sure that's how it's gonna be when we meet again someday guys! 'till then, feel good and take care!

Love Always,


Anonymous Ulla said...

I know - many things are sad in Asia. Sad and unfair. But then again: seeing the loneliness of elderly people in (northern) Europe and kids who hardly know their parents because the adults are "busy" - that breaks my heart.
At least something can be DONE about poverty.

September 15, 2009 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger naomy said...

I think it's deeper than just poverty. it's also the vanity and ignorance, thingking that kids are better work and beg on the streets rather than play and be safe at home at least if there's no money to go to school.
The elderly phenomenon is sad yes, but individualism culture, the point of view that focus on individual achievements made you selfish, but actually, i think, when you can be not selfish, is when you most happiest and build quality relationships. I like to help old ppl in grocery store or trams in germany, but some of them think I wanna do something bad to them :(

September 15, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Ulla said...

The mistrust is another awful thing in the West. I still remember the first time we were offered a lift in Kashmir and my sis-in-law just accepted. I was flabbergasted! Strangers?! MALE strangers!!? And she who's afraid or at least shy of many things I just do?!!

Yes, it's ignorance too - and a sort of, dunno, living in the now, not thinking of the kids' future.

September 15, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger naomy said...

well about trust, there's difference between small town and big cities i guess...

yea about the kiddos the discusssions will never end...

September 15, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

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