Day by day, I am so excited and very nervous. Because of, it is one dream that I want to pursue, my dream when I was a little girl. I just remembered one of famous song by Trio Kwek-Kwek when I was still young girl. Here is the lyric;
Australia negeri wool (katanya.. katanya..)
Aborigin sukunya (katanya.. katanya..)
Bumerang senjatanya (wow.. wow..)
Belanda negeri kincir (katanya.. katanya..)
Keju penghasilannya (katanya.. katanya..)
Tulip nama bunganya (wow.. wow..)
Dam nama bendungannya
Indonesia negeriku, orangnya lucu-lucu
Indonesia tercinta, orangnya ramah-ramah
Gemah ripah loh ji nawi
I just wonder where the Australia is. Why they produce wool and the Aborigine tribes use Boomerang, and also, they have unique animal named kangaroo. Next, where the Nederland is, why they produce and eat cheese, do they have windmill?.How the people look like, why they not eat rice like I eat as Indonesian. From there are a lot of wondering which is created the person like myself today, who want to travel to others places and want to mingle with others culture. Moreover, THE BIG BLOG EXCHANGE is one of the projects that can release my entire children hood dream. From that song my imagination already been everywhere to another world.
From the short opening of my dream when I was child, the international judges will also consider a lot of support statement from my friends all over the world, just take a look for a moment, and you will know how this project means to me;
I started from Basque country, which is the place that he was born and stayed before staying in Indonesia. That is an amazing place that he saw me through his photo and story. From his story I don’t have any doubt how amazing and wonder the Basque country is. Who knows, I am also the one who lucky will visit the Basque country in Spain. I asked him to vote for me, and he also asked his friends, and I would love to quote his support statement in Basque language, and I also need to check the translation tool as well, check them too;
Dudarik gabe Ciciliak merezi du azken fasean egotea, eta ez hori bakarrik, lehenengo postuetako bat gainera. Izugarrizko neska da, joan zen Martxoan ezagutu nuen, Couch Surfing komunitatearen bidez. Padang-era joan nintzan, bere etxean gau bat egin eta bidaiarekin jarraitzeko asmoz, baino azkenean 5 egunak bera eta bere familiarekin pasa nituen giro ezin hobean. Bai berak eta bai bere familiak munduarekiko ikusmira handia dute, beste kulturei buruzko jakinmina eta beraiena elkarbanatzeko grina. Bere blog-ean ikus daitekeen bezela, errespetuz eta seriotasunez edozein gairi buruz hitz egiteko gai da. Benetan uste dut, Ciciliak txapeldun izatea merezi du.
Zorionak eta besarkada haundi bat!
Xabi Xaggire, Basque, Spain, Traveler and works in Indonesia
Next, he is the man that I know since a college student. He is very critical and has a good leadership, he is very active in organization and when I asked him to vote for me. He did it and spread my link through his group friends on facebook, because he also has a great social link. I quote his support statement and I dedicated to him;
” Satu kata untuk Cici, SEMANGAT!!, kamu bisa Ci. Setelah membaca tulisan Cici di blognya (maaf_ yng lain manggil Cicil, tapi saya sedari awal udah kebiasaan manggil Cici :)), saya yakin, Cici bisa menjadi pemenang atau stidaknya 5 besar dunia. Karena tulisannya menarik, bahasanya ringan, serta membuat kita larut dalam expedisi lintas tulisannya. Saya dan yang lainpun berharap, smoga nanti Cici bisa mewakili dan membawa nama baik Indonesia dalam kompetisi Big Blog Exchanged ini ”
Rizki Ikhwan, Indonesia, Entrepreneur
She is one of the brave girls that I ever met. How she dedicates her life for what she loves, how her persuade her dream for going abroad. The first time I met during my traveling in Bandung, she introduced me to one poor family, and the family has love and generosity. You will never know how genuine and kindness the family is. One thing that I know from that situation, money never buys happiness. I am not so patient to check her support statement in email; just take look;
Kak Cicil… semangat ya…!!!
Aku mengenal Kak Cicil lewat suatu program cultural exchange “Au Pair”. Kami bersama-sama join dengan program itu, karena masing2 dari kami sangat ingin pergi ke Eropa. Hampir 8 bulan aku mengenalnya, dia sosok yang tangguh dan berjiwa petualang sejati.
Suatu saat di Bandung aku bertemu dengannya. Dia sedang “backpack” untuk mengunjungi Kawah Ratu dan Tangkuban Perahu, salah satu objek wisata yang ada di Kota Bandung. Saat itu aku salut sekali dengan perjuangannya. Mungkin jika aku menjadi dia, belum tentu aku bisa melakukannya. Kak Cicil yang kukenal adalah seorang pencinta alam yang sejati. Dia bahkan tahu beberapa tempat wisata indah yang masih natural dan belum terjamah wisatawan asing. Aku sangat mendukungnya ketika dia mengikuti blog exchange ini. Menurutku, dengan begitu, ia bisa membantu mempromosikan keindahan alam yang ada di Indonesia
Welcome to the real Indonesia
Novitasari Mustika R, Indonesia, Aupair to Nederland
The last one in the support statement part 3 that I got, he is Brahma Arya. He is a backpacker,as well as I ask him to vote for me, even I sent him the message a few days before, but he still replied, even he could not vote at them time, because was online from mobile phone. When after, he got the internet connection on his pc, he voted and he let me knew that he had done it, what a generous guy. Take a look for his support statement;
I’ve read her blog several times, and obviously she has a good ability to write in English. By reading her blog, makes me want to write again & improve my english writing. That’s one example of the changes that she made through the blog. I think she deserve to win the competition 🙂
Brahma Arya, Indonesia,Backpacker