indonesian identities

It is one of the theme in The Jakarta Post Weekender last week which talked about ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. Well, i won’t discuss it, doesn’t meant that I’m afraid talking about it here but today I would like to  discuss about some ‘identities’ for this nation.

I read an article in Jakarta Post, it mentioned that we called as ‘tempe nation’ coz tempe is one of main course in Indonesia. You might see how is reaction of this nation to the increasing price of soy bean, no wonder…

Moreover, the article also called this nation as ‘smoking nation’, not suprising… instead, the richest man in this country is the owner of smoking company. Although, government and MUI (Majelis Ulama Indonesia) is admited disadvantages and the dangerous of being a smoker, still…we are ‘smoking nation’. This is a general issues that became public secret (by ignoring the consequences)

One of the new identity for this nation and I’m afraid it will be true (still my opinioun J) in a couple years later… we’ll become ‘bullying nation’. You can see some of serial tv programme in this country, for example ‘sinetron’, almost all of this programme shows how they impress that ‘bullying’ as an usual things in society.

You can imagine, how many people watch it without ages limitation, means that children also watch and I’m sure parents may think ‘no problem’ as long as is not a ‘blue film’

Why is this such a big thing? Unfortunately, most of us haven’t realized it yet. Bullying means an act of repeated aggressive behaviour in order to intentionally hurt another person (

I’ve ever taught a class which some of them did ‘bullying’ to others student, they used ‘terrible words’ and they shouted it directly to the person…I was so shocked to hear that.

One more case, I have a student who has an organization to bully a person, the person is his classmate. They are so proud with their organization and put it in friendster as a group that hates this person. They took picture of the person and designed it, so the person looks like a monkey…

They are well-organized to bully this person.

I don’t know what’s the problem of the person but I’m wondering where they’ve learned to bully…When I watched some serial tv programmes then I realized it is one of the causes…WYSIWYG.

Well, guys…would you help me find out the other causes?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kickassmanagement
    Feb 12, 2008 @ 22:20:10

    Sinetron eh?? you know i hate this since the very beginning… lol..

    but, you know, we can’t fight a giant called TV.. what best we can do is be friend of it. make it our ally. If not, then we should seek for help from another giants… lol

    so, what i’m trying to say is why don’t we make (or at least encourage people to do) something more interesting than sinetron? or maybe even TV?



  2. kickassmanagement
    Feb 12, 2008 @ 22:24:50

    ups.. i almost forgot..

    i tagged you on my site ( – kinda Friendship & Love Link or Meme..

    hope you pass it on it here…

    it’s for increasing our blog visibility and also hopefully increasing our “Technorati Authority”.. well.. check it out..


  3. serendipity55
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 09:49:09

    first…still wondering why do u use a name kinda?
    2nd..i’ll try to pass the tag later…btw, how much money did u collect from ur site?
    3rd…ok, let me think!


  4. Ellias McMunny
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 10:35:46


    why would u do so too??? kickass means cool…

    nearly 50 bucks from forfreescholarship
    just about 10 bucks from mcmunny (from 2 weeks ago)
    0 from kickassstuff (haven’t launch yet).. lol…


  5. serendipity
    Feb 14, 2008 @ 07:39:16


    thanks for involving me in ‘’…keep up huge courage for the aim!


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