Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feeling artista

While walking inside the Prambanan complex I bumped into a bunch of grade schoolers from Jakarta.

Indonesian schoolboy: "Mister, can I ask you a question?"

Me: "Sure, go a ahead."

Indonesian schoolboy: "Where are you from?"

An Indonesian schoolgirl cut in and cheerfully said: "He's Korean!"

Me: "Nope, I'm Filipino."

Upon seeing how disappointed she was with my reply I immediately uttered: "Aku cinta Yogyakarta! Aku cinta Indonesia!" Her eyes lit up and the other kids started bombarding me with questions: "What's your favorite Indonesian food? What's your favorite color?" They then took turns getting pictures with me.

Wow. I felt like a movie star. I was so happy I started singing a song and saw all of them slowly backed away from me and then they scampered in different directions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

may katwiran. artistahin talaga :-)