What happened yesterday?

Yesterday, I wasn’t able to write here because I had quite a lot of interesting things to do 🙂 or should I say… I was nervous for my first university party, LOL!!!! I’ll start with what happen in the morning…

Hubby and I went to recycling centre close by to throw some unwanted electronic and some rubish from the renovation of our flat. After that we had lunch in Max, as usual I had my ‘Frisco meal burger’. While we were waiting for our meal, hubby took a Swedish news paper called ‘Svenska Dagbladet’ and my eyes came across one face in the front page and well… I saw former president of Indonesia, Suharto. What was the news? It is about some leader or former leader of a couple of countries that did some corruption during their time as a leader, as the title said ‘More difficult to hide stolen billions’. I knew about this but it still amazed me how much former president Suharto stole from Indonesian. Yes, you can see the number, it is around 15-35 billions dollar, to be honest after seeing the number my mind started to wander, how if half of it he used to improve the education system in Indonesia? It will put a smile on million faces of talented young generation who has the potential and willing to learn but don’t have any money to go to school and get a chance to taste an education. I flipped pages and pages and I saw one more fact that for me… it is a really sad to know. The box that has the list of ‘Dictators who grabbed most’ and another shocking fact that former president Suharto is in the first list and the amount of money he has grabbed make me speachless. I know, there is corruption every where but hey… look at this!!!! One question raised in my head and if I have a chance, I would like to know why he is so greedy???!!! The list comes from Transparency International from 2004 and sadly… I don’t think so one can beat the former president Suharto 😦 I took the news paper home and take some pictures and would like to share with you. I’ve been there, in those situation that I needed to stop my education because of lack of money back in Bali. I need to get a job to continue to pay for my education. I am one of many lucky people who get chances to get back to school but how about millions talented young people who are not as lucky as me? To think about this and at the same time have a look at those number makes me mad, because I wish I could take those money and give back to again… improve the education system in Indonesia. My mind is flashing back to ‘Laskar Pelangi’ movie… damn!!! it makes me even more sad 😦

Stop for sad news, now… another interesting moment in my life. I went to my first university party and swore become what we called ‘micronomer’ 🙂 Yes, I study business administration in Stockholm University and as I mention above that I am lucky to taste the univesity life here in Sweden. The party was full of students who much much younger than me and I started to understand that in this kind of party, age was matter 😀 LOL!!! Hmmm, or maybe it just because party is not my cup of tea 🙂 Well… whatever it is, I know now what the real life is being university student in Sweden. It doesn’t mean that they are partying all the time but at least to see the way those students have fun. I experienced another moment that I won’t forget for the rest of my life for sure! I was nervous for the whole week because this was another out of my comfort zone time for me 🙂 It was interesting party and I was glad that I decided to come.

There… what happened yesterday! Two interesting stuff but completely has different thoughts. Yup… another day to learn about life, it seems unfair but sometimes we just need to accepted in certain circumstance until we can do something to make it better 🙂

Stockholm, 200111

About demaodyssey

A Balinese who is currently living in Stockholm, Sweden. I love to write almost about everything and it helps me to understand more about myself and life.I love traveling, where I can learn a lot about other cultures, I love reading where I can improve my languages skill and learn about others through their works, and photography is one of my passions where I learn to understand nature deeper. I am a dream catcher... and will always be! Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy to read my posts. Take care
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4 Responses to What happened yesterday?

  1. Patrik says:

    Corruption is everywhere, it all depends on how good the officials are to hide it. Take the politicians in Gothenburg for instance who built houses for themselves using tax payers money.

    • dema33 says:

      Agree indeed Patrik but I can’t help myself to feel sad to know how much he stole from Indonesian. Maybe the fact that I’ve been in those situation made me would like to share.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. anje says:

    suharto makan uang rakyat…ane lenan patuh masih …
    pedalem nyamane di indonesia ..yg kaya semakin kaya, yang miskin semakin miskin, gali kuburn sendiri …

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