My Poor Beloved Bali

Mrs. X : Nyoman, where are you from?
Nyoman : I’m from Bali

Mrs. X : Bali? You’re from Bali? What are you doing here? Bali is a paradise. Why did you leave Bali?
Nyoman : bla bla bla bla.

Nyoman : I’m here to make xxxxx
Mrs. Y : Ooo ok. I need your yyyy. Where are you from?
Nyoman : I’m from Bali.
Mrs. Y : Wow you’re from bali. My sister went there on 1978 and she said that Bali is so beautiful.

These are some opinion that I get from some people that I meet around here. I have talk with many people around here and most of them said that Bali is a beautiful place. But is it still true until today? Do they know current situation in Bali? Or they just know Bali from their friends or from their old memories about Bali?

I don’t want to be skeptical about this problem nor be a person who said bad words about Bali. But after reading news especially in Balipost, I just can’t stop my mouth from saying bad words. Things seem to be getting worse day after day. Today, I read news about some tax that will have 1000% increase [what the hell]. And then I read about the government officials saying that they gave up on trying to solve the immigration problems; as you might aware, there are many people from other island who try to find living in Bali but some of them have limited skills. If these people can’t find any job, they might turn into villain and threatened the community.

I just hope that the upcoming election will produce true leader that will lead Bali away from destruction, true leader who won’t sell Bali to some irresponsible investor, and true leader who understand the true meaning of “Ajeg Bali”.

5 thoughts on “My Poor Beloved Bali

  1. mau berbuat sesuatu buat Bali?

    Sekali kali menulislah tentang “keindahan” Bali meskipun banyak kekecewaan di sana-sini.

    Kecuali memang blog nya win khusus untuk memperlihatkan keburukan dan masalah-masalah di Bali.

    Satu hal yang aku tertarik tentang Bali adalah “karakter” orang Bali. Beberapa orang Bali yang aku kenal adalah orang-orang yang ramah, malah lebih ramah dari orang Jawa🙂.

    Bener ngga itu? Sorry kalo OOT. Tapi sekali-sekali aku request isi tulisan. Lagian jawaban mr dan mrs x belum dijelaskan secara jelas oleh win🙂

  2. Tiang setuju apa yang dikatakan Sandy.
    Menulislah tentang ‘keindahan Bali’. Betapa indah Pura2 disana, makna dari simbol2, arti upacara2 hehehe…….

    Berharap kepada ‘penguasa’ tidak akan menyelesaikan permasalahan, karena mereka punya kepentingan2 didalamnya hehehe….

    Jadi ‘ajeg Bali’ hanya bisa dilaksanakan oleh mereka2 yang masih ‘sadar dan paham’ mengenai budaya dan adat istiadat Bali. Karena kita sadar, maka kitalah yang harus mempertahankannya😉.

  3. Win, sebelum dan sesudahnya maafkan aku yang sampai saat ini belum bisa mengupload lagu Bali untuk dirimu. Aku berjanji untuk ditepati, tapi sampai saat ini belum bisa kupenuhi.

    Apart from that,
    I’m really interested in something that we can do to make Bali what we dream of or what we used to know. Beside writing a web log, do you have any idea. Any concrete actions?

    OOT: Win, di Pittsburgh buin makelo apa sing? Kenken asane idup di luar negeri nah? Ada dagang rujak ditu (as what kojek wrote :p)?

  4. I would say don’t really trust the news because sometimes they over exaggerated something to make it more interesting. And sadly the bad news is always a good news. There are always a good and bad thing about a place, nothing is perfect man. The most important thing is just be positive as what Sandy Eggi said.

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