Thank you all for showing up today . I was truly surpriced to see people from all age groups – from little children, brought by their parents to elderly people who want to see Bandung clean and nice once more as it was in the old days.
Just for the two hours I was in there we were able to gather 35 + big trash bags, which were taken away by a truck provided by another supporter of our cause. I’m so happy to learn that despite me and the first group of people leaving, there are many more that keep coming to the area and keep cleaning as I write this.
Of course all the journalist were there, looking for scandal and contraversy, which got their attention in the first place but soon after they were distracted from it. They actually gave attention to all the people who came in there to get down and dirty and heard what they have to say.
The people themselves exchanged their information and promised to meet again, this time without me and keep cleaning different areas of the city.
We met the park rangers, who were hard at work with their brooms. You should all go and see how the park looks like now and remember that this is how it should look at all times.
I also saw several newspaper headlines talking about the littering and the people who do it. Now the focus is no longer on me or my blog and people start asking themselves where the problem is coming from and trying to solve it.
I hope Indonesian media will keep the interest in those issues alive without me or someone else having to write another contraversial, offensive artice. Stop chasing drug addicted comedians and dangdut singers, show the many people who are trying to help their city long before I decided to start a circus that you monkeys will run after with your cameras.
I believe that my “job” is done. In a good or bad away I brought some awareness not only in the “dunia maya” but in the real one as well. I urge you to tweet less and clean more. Your life is out there not in here. Less talking- more action.
If you want to help, please google about all the NGO’s that have been working on those issues for quite some time now.
Now that they have your attention, you should focus on that, create your own cleaning groups and take care of your own city. I’m sure that if you keep the good spirit and the action in less than a year Bandung is going to be beautiful once more. Don’t try to blame others, if you don’t like something. Just try to fix it.
Tetap semangat, warga Bandung~~~Thank you