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”.