Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination
Sempur, Bogor City, 2017
It sucks!

Reading one of thousands confusing statements thrown by a public servant, a minester, on the online news media, I felt big disappointment in my heart. The Covid-19 pandemi seems to trigger many government officials to be more proactive than usual. They made lots of statements that sometimes meaningless and, worse than that, created confusion.

One of them, that I read, is about a discourse to allow people under 45 years old back to their activities.

The reason is crystal clear that the government wants the economic machine to restart and roll again. By giving the privilege to this category of people, they hope Indonesia's economy can be helped.

It feels suck to me, and of course so many other people over 45 years old.

Broken Heart Is Needed To Move Forward

Broken Heart Is Needed To Move Forward
In Frame Tri Trisdiyanti, Bogor Botanic Garden, 2018
Nobody wants to suffer a broken heart. No one does. It feels hurt and many times makes the world looks dark and bleak.

It caused people to lose direction and feeling as they are the most lonely person in the universe.

However, learning from my own journey as a human being, a broken heart can push someone to be a better person.  It push them to move forward.

Don't Let Your Limitation Stop You

Don't Let Your Limitation Stop You
Bicycle Taxi, Jakarta, 2019
Everybody isn't perfect. They have their own limitation.

For example, since I was born and raised in Indonesia, a non English speaking country, I know that I have a limitation in writing or speaking in English. English is not our mother language and at this moment, it is not yet our second language.

Therefore, I don't have a language capability like people born and raised in a country where English is used daily, like Britain, USA, Australia, or even Singapore have.

Definitely no. Also, it is because half of the English knowledge I obtained was only from High School and also two semester when I studied at University of Indonesia majoring in Japan History. The other half was gained by reading English novel or watching movies without Indonesian subtitle.