Young, many are single and independent, Cultural Pioneers are employed across a range of industries: from education to retail, medicine to finance. Hailing across Java island, Cultural Pioneers have strong social consciences, busy social lives, and don’t like to be boxed in by convention or conservatism.
Walk with Me
My brother teases me about my job: I’m an apprentice, working for a dental hygienist. I work but I don’t get paid! He thinks I’m crazy putting my hands in people’s mouths all day long, but I don’t see it like that. For one thing, I wear gloves! And I get to meet lots of people, instead of staring at a computer for hours on end. It’s just a shame dental treatment is so expensive — the people who need it, can’t afford it. Our healthcare system has some real holes in it.
I’m studying Japanese cooking at the moment, I love it. Next year I’m planning to go to Bali for holiday, after I finish my apprenticeship.
I live with my parents in Jakarta. We’re close to everything: the cafes and entertainment centers. I don’t have a boyfriend, but lately I’ve been flirting with one of my brother’s mates — he drums in a local band, and has promised to give me lessons. I can just see myself as a rock-chick! I mean, I go to enough gigs.
This weekend, some girlfriends and I are going to the Indonesian Art and Culture Exhibition. Then have late lunch at Plaza Senayan. Never a dull moment!