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looking for pancasila

Two men and one woman were seeking for Pancasila before the Independence Day. The two men's names are Micke and Pat. Another one is Jess. They had been looking for any place they could think of. Some of them are big stores such as Gramedia, Uranus, TB Manyar Jaya and Gading Murni. In the first place, they meant to seek for a black velvet scroll of Pancasila with golden letters. Schools and Education Institution usually use this for national ceremony. Since they had not found one at all, they started to look for Pancasila in a poster. They began to search in a small shop and any illegal stall at Rungkut or Keputran market.

The two men stopped looking for Pancasila. They did because they had to use their time and energy to do something else which was important as well. The woman did not give up to seek Pancasila even though deep down in her heart she felt desperate. Had Pancasila been really lost? Was that the reason this country has lost control to be better people? Was that the reason the people and this country no longer care about each other? Was that the reason all the people in Indonesia with different tribes and different religions are no longer willing to be united? And where on earth is Pancasila? It seemed like you could not find it anymore.

The woman still did not give up. She was somewhat certain that she would find it somewhere, even though people have really forgotten it, she knew Pancasila still exists. In a very small shop, she stopped by. She greeted the seller. She observed the shop and decided that this shop is quite dirty and dusty. It sells quite old stationeries. Nearly in the corner, her eyes saw what she had been looking for. Pancasila. She pointed it out and when the seller had handed it, she gave a shout of excitement. Pancasila does still really exist! Thank goodness. There are still hope for this country. And what does it cost, anyway? A thousand rupiahs. It was very heartbreaking, to find the precious but dusty Pancasila and it costed only a thousand rupiahs. You cannot buy nice food with only a thousand rupiahs, you know.

Anyway, I am so glad the woman finally found Pancasila - even in a small and dusty shop, Pancasila could be more useful than in, supposed, government's employee's big and expensive house.

By the way, do you still remember Pancasila?
1. Ketuhanan yang maha esa
2. Kemanusiaan yang adil dan beradab
3. Persatuan Indonesia
4. Kerakyatan yang dipimpin oleh hikmat/kebijaksanaan dalam permusyawaratan/perwakilan
5. Keadilan sosial bagi seluruh rakyat Indonesia

Wednesday, 20 August 2008
4:14 pm

ps: and I'm glad I become the woman
pps: Indonesia bisa!

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