Seek Knowledge, Even If You Have To Go To China For It

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera.

Ini kabar agak telat sih. Alhamdulillah sekitar dua bulan yang lalu saya memenangkan sebuah kompetisi menulis esei yang diadakan oleh CUCAS, sebuah agen yang membantu pendaftaran murid asing untuk masuk ke universitas di China. Esei berjudul “Seek Knowledge, Even if You Have to Go to China for It” saya ternyata dapat juara satu. Hadiahnya nyampe sebulan setelah pengumuman via pos, iPad mini. (Special thanks buat kakak senior yang sudah berbagi info lomba dan mendorong saya untuk berpartisipasi 🙂 )

Senang? Pastinya. Alhamdulillah. Tapi setelah itu otak jadi buntu, mau nulis apa-apa jadi susah, haha (Entah apa hubungannya sih). Buktinya? Ini postingan jadinya pendek sekali, nggak jelas alurnya pula. Jadi… mari kita copy paste dari sini, esei saya itu.

Seek Knowledge, Even if You Have to Go to China for It

“Seek knowledge, even if you have to go to the China for it”. That is one of Arabic proverbs that I remember strongly until now. Since I was a kid, I have heard this proverb for so many times because I studied in Islamic school since kindergarten until high school. This proverb makes me wonder, what is so special about China? Even since I started my high school study, I already planned to further my study in China. Besides, I also have another strong reason of why going to China.

There is another reality that also interest me. I bought pencil, and it is made in China. I bought drinking bottle, and it is also made in China. I bought shoes and clothes, where they are also made in China. My uncle bought a motorcycle, and surprisingly it is also made in China. “Wow, China is super amazing! Everything comes from China.” That was what I thought, and apparently “Made in China” is everywhere now. Even Islamic dress which is often used by east countries’ people like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, or Jordan, are also made in China, whereas in China itself, Islam is the minority. My dad bought some souvenirs after going to Mecca to do Islamic ritual and prayer, and they are also made in China! So, let’s go to China and find out why.

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