Why am I cosmopolitan (not the magazine)...
Today's posting is in honor of men who have been my voice in the internet when I was not around to respond (Robin, Marco and Dr. Lee). It is my way of thanking them for being so vocal on my behalf. Boys.. this one for you:
Why am I cosmopolitan? It behooves me to answer without first quoting a dictionary of what the word "Cosmopolitan" means. The word simply means: A sophisticated person who has traveled in many countries. Well... first let me take that as I compliment.
If that is the meaning of the word, then it is very easy. I have traveled around the world. A lot. I have met people from across the globe with different backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and attitudes. I am like that boy character in the movie "meet the fockers" (you guys should see..it is funny as hell). I am like a sponge. I absorb. I adjust. In the end of that process is.. ehm.. me. Like this. The one you see and the one you read.
I have been lucky enough to have met so many people and developed relationships with them that further enhances my multi cultural attitudes. They are my true teachers (you know who you are:). I am Indonesian and proud of it. But there many Indonesian like me, who have been exposed to the world out there resulting in a combined thinking of eastern and western cultures. I am just one of them. If that is considered cosmopolitan, I'll take it.
I will forever cherish relationships with men like David and Dino, women like Loulou, Jasmina and Lexter. They have taught me so much that I could never repay them. As an Indonesian, I can't help but realize that there many who are like me out there. Some quietly supporting me, some are very vocal. I thank them too. I hope I will continue to grow. One person at a time. One friend at a time.
There you go my dear doctor Lee. My answer.
PS: I hope you like my picture overlooking the Central Park in New York. I thought it suits the story :)