Being grown up in Jakarta, the so-called capital city of Indonesia, where people “live harmonically in diversity” [well, the fact is not always as good as it is said], I don’t know so many traditional stuff. People come from different provinces but they don’t really care about conserving their province’s culture. Some institutions are trying to, but they’re not so successful [remembering that I’ve learned some traditional dances in my elementary years] in making the young generation interested.
Anyway.. I’m now living abroad. Amazingly, people here care about the culture better. When people around you care much about the culture, naturally you’ll start to notice what happens in your own country. So I started to learn something, either by doing or by listening from some experts. When I meet people from other countries, that’s when I realize how important it is to understand your culture.
So, people, let’s care more about our culture. That’s our asset in dealing with people from other countries. 🙂
*ugh.. can’t believe the weekend is about to end. 😦