Blessed Maggie

Blessed Maggie

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Mom's Homeland.

Today's post is not about me. Mommy is very shocked about the bombing news back in Indonesia.. You all know that my mommy is a panic mama.. and she goes like 0.0 in front of television. My hairs all stood up watching the news and reading the news in the internet. 24 hours about the bombing in 2 exclusive hotels, JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton Hotel in Mega Kuningan, Jakarta..Here she goes...

Hi everyone..Maggie's mom ,Finna here :)
I am amazed by how the terrorists have successfully torn apart our beloved nation Indonesia. You must have been heard so much about this country. About the 4 times bombing, about the terrorists sanctuary, corruption and all of bad things. For me, it is not weird listening when people from other countries talk bad about my homeland. Indeed, my heart sank to hear that people from outhere are actually 'i could say' hate Indonesia so much..

Being born and raised up in Chinese family back in small city in Central Java, Indonesia has been a really wonderful gift of all from God. My Dad is a Dutch educated Chinese who doesn't speak Chinese at all.. While my mom's Dad.. is Chinese descendant from Fujian, China..Well, I don't speak Chinese,and I could say that I am a proud Straits Chinese. Regardless of my race, I have never said that 'oh I am a Chinese Indonesian, or I am a Chinese from Java..' I will always say that I am a proud Indonesian girl.

Attached and glued by the awesome culture of Indonesia, I learn that Indonesia has too many rich cultures to be known.. An archipelago which has the most islands in the world, it is Indonesia. In the land of the freedom, I have grew so much in love and understanding that this is the country that I belong to. Provocateurs and irresponsible terrorists have successfully made us weak in the eyes of the world and it has made thousands of Indonesians are affected in business, social and religious sectors. Even my very own friend, get affected for being rejected importing dogs from a particular country just because she is Indonesian. How bad is my beloved homeland's name in the eyes of the world.. The truth that I could not bear it anymore..

My post today, is just to clarify to all of my blogger friends and pawfriends.. that we are really saddened about the situation back here in Indonesia.. Moreover, Indonesia is not a land of the terrorists who killed innocent lives.. we are a really friendly people with rich cultures, the best underwater sceneries, great food and lovely land. I beg you all to forgive and forget those terrorists who has been taken the lives of the people maybe from your homeland.. We are really really sorry about what had happened.. I pray hard to God, that may nothing like this be repeated in the years to come..

Let us all be united and not to get provoked by the irresponsible news about Indonesia, we are the people of the world..regardless the race, skin tones, religions.. we are all the beautiful children of God.. Let us pray and help each other to heal this world to be a better place for you and me :) . Same goes to all of you who love their homeland, I love Indonesia so much .. :)

Lastly, Maggie and I would like to present to you all an Indonesian song..which is a very lovely and dear to us.. You may not understand the lyrics.. it is about our beautiful indonesia with its rich is about our homeland that we will not forget for the rest of ourlives.. though, I am my self is not based in Indonesia but deep in my heart, this is still my homeland and a place I belong.

Indonesia Pusaka by Ismail Marzuki

Indonesia tanah air beta
Pusaka abadi nan jaya
Indonesia sejak dulu kala
Tetap dipuja-puja Bangsa

Di sana tempat lahir beta
Dibuai dibesarkan Bunda
Tempat berlindung di hari tua
Tempat akhir menutup mata

English Translation:

Indonesia , my native land
forever and victorious relic
Indonesia , since then
always been praised by nation

That is my birthplace
being raised and loved by my mother
a sanctuary when we grow old
the last destination to close our eyes.

Friday, July 17, 2009

I Grieve

whoever does the bomb, DAMN YOU!

Me and my mommy are saddened by the news..
Deep condolence to those who lost their loved ones..
We are really really sorry

Friday, July 10, 2009

I love to CHEW

Don't ask..
sttt... I am chewing venison tendon..

and be quiet! I am enjoying this..for sure..