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Jakarta Post

`Sang Pemimpi'the making of the sequel

  • Rain Chudori-Soerjoatmodjo


Tanjung Pandan,Belitung   /   Sun, October 11 2009   /  11:23 am

It was a hot day and the class was almost full. Most of the students were seated and talking to each other. Some girls were braiding their hair while other students cracked jokes. Three young men sat in the middle of the classroom, Jimbron, Arai and Ikal. Jimbron was a big boy with an innocent look on his face, while Arai was much smaller but more confident. Every time he smiled, his lips would curl up in a smirk. A young man, called Pak Balia, walked in with such a determined look on his face that students immediately became quiet, took their seats and gave him their full attention. Pak Balia stared at his students, one by one. "You must all understand the power of words! If you are able to put together words beautifully, you will not only make a spectacular piece, but you will also be able to touch people with what you write and say. Future leaders, give me a few words t...