The Jakarta Post
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo loves to add surprises to his video blog (vlog).
If the previous vlog presented him having lunch with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, the President's latest vlog on Monday featured surprise "guest stars".
Wearing the popular bomber jacket, Jokowi brought viewers to the other side of the Bogor Presidential Palace where his goats reside. He then mentioned that there were two baby goats born in the morning. "I currently have a total of 10 goats," he said.
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However, his vlog was not only about celebrating the birth of the goats. Jokowi then shared his philosophy of life, mentioning birth as a blessing from God that symbolizes a new life.
“The birth symbolizes a new [life], a mandate and blessing that means optimism for the future,” he said, adding that the optimistic feeling leads to love.
At the end of the vlog, it was written: "New baby goats, a new hope. Let us love the animals." (kes)