Due to the Lunar New Year celebration, I feel guilty myself for finishing this week challenge out of deadline. It’s not that I have no time to finish this but the time passed too fast (because of many small kids coming home) before I realized that it was a Saturday already. =))
That morning, I drove my motorcycle to Pluit area to take a report on this event. Couples of children NGOs and communities came to that place to commemorate the day with the children and people who live under the flyover. I was asked to make a feature news regarding the event.
Since the highlight was about the spirit of National Awakening Day, I chose to picture the ceremony attended by the kids, Although it was held under the open air, sunlight, covered by the dust and noise of the buses’ horns, I had to say that the ceremony wasn’t held less solemnly. Of course, some kids looked busy silently playing with other kids (like any other ceremonies attended by the kids), but the rest was still a memorable ceremony. Despite the boundaries, the kids and their family still have tons of smiles to go through their life and praise this nation. That second, I knew that I had to capture this as a reminder for myself in the future whenever I feel less thankful for my life and my nation.
Who knew that beside the feature article itself, the picture below was surprisingly chosen as the headline image of the newspaper at the following day. 20 May 2013.
Happiest girl I was that day! =)
PS : Anyway, I’d really like to explain more about the National Awakening Day in my own words in English, but I don’t know how to do so due to the lack of vocabulary in writing this national topic. Hence, here I attach you two references for the national day in case you don’t really get the background of what this day is about (because I do).
Any of you who has stories about Hari Kebangkitan Nasional? I’d love to hear yours.
Last but not least, Happy Lunar New Year for you who celebrate. =)