One Day Bureaucracy

Two weeks back I was going back to Jakarta, the capital. The last time I visit Jakarta was alone, for just 2 days on weekends, reach Jakarta on Friday night, and return back Sunday night. Now I am going with my family.

We had planned this trip months before. Me, Wulan, and Nina finally has a chance to travel together. We never had a chance to travel together so far, the arrangement usually goes like this, Wulan and Nina, they will go first, and later I pick them up then we had chance travel together back to Singapore.

This trip mainly Wulan agenda, it was her friend, Mayang wedding. It was never a surprise, the travel I mean, and the wedding, Wulan had time to prepare all the necessary things, like the dress, gift, tickets, car, accommodation, but things always popping up at last minutes right? this too, not an exception.

This just take my spirit, my vibrant gone on this trip, I suddenly feel tired.

She asked me if I want to drive a car, either I take the Dark-blue Mazda in Duren Sawit, rent a car, or just take taxi. Simple question, simple answer, “I don’t want to drive, use taxi, or get a car with driver” 🙂 , then followed by arguments, argue about traffic, driving skills, motorcycle, food, body massage-well, it just somehow popup-, however, I then notice that my driver license will expired on the next September.
I should utilize this trip to extend my driving license.
Good Idea, we extend our trip 2 days more, in-case you cannot finish this stuff in one day, she said.
This means we will going back to Singapore on Tuesday night, from the original plan just to using weekends, so I need to take 2 days from my annual leave, that’s fine.

The expired driving license means it was 5 years since I am going to Police Department Office, my mind just fly back on that day, Daan Mogot, crowded with people taking driving test, cramping from counter to counter, pay here pay there. Ooohhhh.
This just take my spirit, my vibrant gone on this trip, I suddenly feel tired.
That’s it, I don’t want to drive.
I’ve said it. Rock Solid.

Then we arrange to rent a car, with driver.

Three days before we’re going to Jakarta, I am start thinking to make International Driving License, why not? right? If it can be done at least until Tuesday, so let me take it as a challenge.

I start to goggling on the requirements, well, ‘I‘ is not the right wording, it’s Wulan actually, then I got the necessary document needed, mainly copy of existing drive licenses, and copy of ID, we also required to show the original. Now the interesting part is the processing time, it was said, take about 30 minutes, OK, less than an hour.
It is possible to continue to make International Driving License, in one day! … don’t jinx it.

The DITLANTAS, Indonesian traffic police department, has initiative to improve their public service, they have so called “Moving Services”, SIM Keliling, they will serve as moving spot to create new driving license or extend it.
Remember what I said earlier on my nightmare in Daan Mogot? DITLANTAS try to break up pack of peoples in one place, which I think this is a good move.
SMS service also available, this will update the service location on this day, since the service designed to keep moving. You send the SMS, it will reply locations spot and operating time, if we send another question to the same number, it will reply the same 😀 , so it is operated by bot, what do you expect.

For the International Driving License, this is different deal, I need to go to MT Haryono, the DITLANTAS headquarter, the requirement more or less the same, with addition, passport picture wearing tie -for me, man-,  with blue background.
The picture requirement comes with more handle, I forgot how to tie a tie, I wear it regularly 7 years back, but somehow I made it, just to look good on picture. Blue background not available in Wulan’s sister place, her place dominated with white color, with only gray colored wall in her terrace. My Photoshop mind start playing how to change the background to blue, white or gray.
Think fast, time is tight. This just to show you that I don’t prepare well on this matter.
White is better because gray a bit difficult to separate it with dark haired color. The problem is, Wulan brought me a white shirt.
Quickly, we are going outside to terrace wearing shirt with tie, and short, made a quick burst picture couple of times, just enough provided that neighbor  don’t see this embarrassment unprepared moment.

we should plan carefully if we want to swim in Jakarta traffic

SMS has been sent, and received the reply, got the moving spot where are the available SIM Keliling. I can see it now, I am starting from Kedoya, and I can stop here, here, and finish the work here. Like a war strategist, we should plan carefully if we want to swim in Jakarta traffic, really, we need to consider time, route, trap here and there like the 3 in 1 rule which required 3 person in one car at specific -busy- time and road, and unfortunately I really forget about this rule, and that’s the fun of it 🙂
I started Monday morning at 8 am, first we need to drop of my cousin in Sudirman, her office, fortunately we reach there at about 9 but my driver remind me th 3 in 1! we en-route a bit so we can go in from backdoor, with a parking fee which was unexpected, but much better compared to if Police, from DITLANTAS, catch us, what an irony.
She was 15 minutes late from the official office starting time but I consider it acceptable, I don’t know what she said about it thou :p. So now we have 2 options either go to print out the picture first or go as planned, we take according to the plan, we went to Thamrin city, we are heading there via Slipi and reach Thamrin City in about 30 ~ 45 minutes, it takes longer because I don’t know the exact SIM Keliling location, we ask couple of people to show us the location and people are helpful.

SIM Keliling stand in basement parking lot, nearby Thamrin City’s basement lobby, oversize square-ish vehicle washed white base color and stripped with 3 blue greater than sign attached with red-blue siren and announcer on top, air conditioner on behind, easy to spot it even for the first timer. I drop on and ask the driver to find a parking lot and go have a brunch, I walked across the basement passage and three people waiting in small chair next to lobby, opposite the lobby door there the car with 1 door and 1 big window we can see couple of officers working inside and one officer outside assisting one guy in small squared folding table with necessary equipment, they keep it minimal and simple, stationary, cash box, and form sheets.
Oh great I’m fifth, not so bad. I thought.
On my turn, I went to the officer and give the necessary requirement, I give my A and C license, for car and motorcycle respectively, and show my ID card to clarify my residency is under Jakarta jurisdiction, so far so good, then he flashed in a form to fill in basic ID stuff like ID number, address, contacts, we all know this drill, after finished filling it in and give the form back, he asked me to wait until my name called while he give my form to another officer inside the car.

old habit never die

“Nino Wicaksono”
It’s been less than 20 minutes, service are not so bad it means it takes about 4 ~ 5 minutes per person. I went to the car and get in, cold place given air condition blowing inside cramped space, there was 3 officers, the first one asked me seating back to the door and he give me a paper with squared frame to get my signature with big bold pen, and he give it to the second officer who looking through the computer processing the card while asked me seat in small chair facing to a camera, and on it’s back there was cover of blue background and traces of Indonesian Police sign. He take my picture and asked me to confirm all the details on my card because he was about to process the card, and once the card is finished, both of them, I went to the third officer to process the fee.
Mas, you extend 2 driving license, for each, the fee are this much and much, and two of them in total are this much. He said
OK, then I quickly grab my wallet from my back pocket, just before i open it he said again
We also accept if you want to pay more, with a big smile of course, hahaha :)) old habit never die.
I gave him extra 20 to round it up to 300, and go outside, the officer outside give extra process to put protection layer to the license, both of them, and cost me extra 20. In total it cost me 320, but if I compare to the efficient service and 5 year license duration this still acceptable for me, in fact I am glad and appreciate on the improvement.
Improvement which take five years? just suck it up.

I really forgot that I need to extend 2 driving license, the motorcycle license really never come up because I never have a ride it for years, but it’s been done, now I realize that I run out of money. This is another problem while traveling, unexpected fee, and we don’t have enough local currency. I will have enough cash to print out passport size picture, but not to pay for International Driving License, I need to make an extra stop, either money changer or bank, this also come with another issues, I don’t have active ATM card because I never use it the bank froze my account.

I’ll just close my account, and take all the cash than. Ha!

Benhil, Bendungan Hilir, full with stationary store lined along the road in each side, is my next stop to find photo print store in which also come with challenge, I draw my weapon again, language and asking around 🙂 , it’s vital, and finally I found it, total time from Thamrin City until I get my picture in hand is 45 minutes, not bad right?
Next stop is Supomo, in Tebet, to the bank, by this time it’s already pass the 3 in 1 rule so I can use the main road and also it’s less crowded, I reach there without a hassle, it also take 30 minutes to complete account closing process. Once it done and get cash in my hand I immediately went to MT Haryono, the DITLANTAS headquarter, by the time I reach there it’s lunch time break, I explain this more in my previous blog post. Then I get International Driving license at 2:30 pm! 🙂

So looking back at this, I went to 2 government office, and 1 private office (shouldn’t count this) and overall it takes less than a day to finish if off, compared to my previous experience this are really huge jump. It still a long and rough road to go, old habit still there, but now they keep it moderate, at least for what I see so far.

I am glad.


SIM Internasional

Selama ini saya menikmati transportasi umum di luar negri, bagi saya transportasi umum yang layak dan nyaman adalah syarat negara maju, artinya negara yang sudah bertindak memikirkan rakyatnya.

Saya bersyukur di Singapura karena disini hampir semua tempat tujuan yang ingin saya kunjungi memiliki akses transportasi umum. Di beberapa tempat memang sulit dijangkau dengan jalur bis, ada tempat-tempat makan yang sedikit mahal mewah dan unik seperti dempsey road atau kemarin saya menemukan tempat baru di belakang fusionpolis, atau bagi orang Indonesia, agak sulit juga menuju KBRI Singapura kan?
Karena frekuensi kita mengunjungi tempat-tempat ini tentunya tidak sering, maksimal sebulan sekali, kebutuhan untuk jalur transportasi tidak terlalu terasa, menggunakan taxi lebih nyaman, terutama jika kita berpergian bersama keluarga atau teman. Setir mobil juga bisa, kalau punya mobil.

Tapi sesuai pepatah, sedia payung sebelum hujan, bagaimana jika kita kepepet dan harus nyetir mobil? jalan-jalan keliling kota sewa mobil, travelling keluar negri menggunakan mobil juga bisa menghemat akomodasi, asalkan kuat pegel-pegel, apalagi jika kita sudah pengalaman bawa mobil, sayang kan skill yang kita miliki tidak bisa dipakai hanya karena belum dapat ijin, dan biayanya pun cukup murah, SIM Internasional Rp 250.000 untuk pembuatan baru, dan Rp 225.000 untuk perpanjangan.

Hmmm murah juga kan. OK jadi deh, semakin manteb saya mau bikin 🙂 .

Persyaratan dan prosedur pembuatan SIM internasional

Saya googling sebentar untuk lihat syaratnya, biasa saja, seperti syarat perijinan lainnya:

  • 1 buah materai
  • 3 lembar pas foto ukuran 4×6 dengan latar belakang biru dan berdasi/blazer
  • KTP asli dan  fotocopy, Untuk WNA, KITAP asli dan fotocopy
  • SIM asli dan  fotocopy
  • Passport asli dan 1 lembar fotocopy

Harus datang sendiri ( tidak boleh diwakilkan ) ke DITLANTAS Jakarta, Jl. MT Haryono Kav 37-38 sederetan dengan menara Saidah, yang katanya sudah dikosongkan karena miring kearah jalan, hati2 jgn lupa ucap bismillah kalo lewat :D, ada jalan dengan gapura bertuliskan DITLANTAS besar, jadi kebangetan kalo nyasar, tulisannya saja kelihatan dari seberang jalan.
Begitu masuk, saya tanya ke petugas disana lokasi pembuatan SIM Internasional, kita tinggal jalan lurus, lokasinya tepat disebelah masjid, masjidnya kelihatan, ini juga ga mungkin nyasar.

Saya kemarin menggunakan mobil, dari arah pancoran kita bisa ambil u-turn, putar balik dibawah kolong Tebet. Bisa juga menggunakan busway turun di halte Tebet BKPM.
Jika dari luar kota, dan tidak begitu paham dimana MT Haryono saya sarankan naik taxi saja, daripada kesasar dan waktu habis dijalan, untuk mengikuti prosedur birokrasi seperti ini saya lebih memilih untuk datang awal.

Sayangnya ketika tiba di sana, pas disaat jam makan siang, konyolnya malah mampir ke warung untung makan siang tanpa ambil nomor antrian dulu, jadinya nomor antrian saya 15 nomor dari nomor yang saat itu dilayani, ya sudahlah salah sendiri, manyun sambil main twitter :p .
Mungkin karena ikhlas, man sabara zafira, siapa yang bersabar beruntung, nomor sebelum saya yang dipanggil ternyata tidak ada yang menjawab mungkin hanya 5 dari 15 yang ada jadi progress saya sekitar 60% lebih cepat! sekitar jam 2 siang (lebih sedikit) nomor saya sudah dipanggil.

Prosesnya cukup cepat mungkin sekitar 15 ~ 20 menit saja, SIM Internasional sudah di tangan saya jam 2:30, dan lagi petugas yang melayani juga ramah, kita serahkan persyaratannya, isi formulir dan data, tanda tangan, foto, scan sidik jari dan tinggal menunggu simnya, setelah SIM jadi kita juga akan diberi buku panduan mengemudi di luar negri, cukup tebal bukunya tapi tetap harus dibaca lho, kita ingin aman, dan juga tidak ingin melukai orang lain pastinya.

untuk prosedur birokrasi, kita ikutin saja syarat tertulisnya

Sewaktu kita ngobrol dengan ibu petugasnya, diberitahukan bahwa fotonya bisa dengan menggunakan baju berkerah saja, tanpa dasi, jadi kemeja simple atau polo shirt juga diperbolehkan, tapi sebaiknya kita ikutin saja syarat tertulisnya. Pas foto saya sendiri sedikit offside warna birunya, sewaktu edit foto sepertinya saya save tidak dalam format print sehingga yang terlihat seakan biru di layar laptop tercetak keunguan, untung juga masih diterima, dan ditunjukkan warna biru yang diharapkan, contohnya dari pas foto SIM Internasionalnya Pak Habibie, duh, mau saya minta satu fotonya, sayangnya tidak diberikan 😀 , sudah salah eh pake ngelunjak hehehe.


Jika kita hitung lagi, saya perkirakan waktu tunggu antrian sekitar 2 jam dan pembuatan SIMnya sendiri 30 menit, total 2 jam 30 menit (maksimal), mari kita manfaatkan agar waktu kita effective, tidak terbuang seharian, atau harus kembali hari berikutnya.

  1. persiapkan semua syaratnya hingga semuanya lengkap, fotkopinya rangkap 2 saja, just in case. ( take your time, depend on urgency )
  2. datang ke DITLANTAS pagi-pagi, bawa bekal sarapan pagi kalau perlu ( cemilan atau sandwidch, jangan bawa tumpeng )
  3. begitu sampai, langsung ambil nomor antrian. Makan bekal yang dibawa sambil menunggu 🙂
  4. ikutin prosedur petugas

Saya perkirakan jika kita datang pagi dan ambil nomor antrian awal, seluruh prosesnya bisa selesai dalam waktu 1.5 jam, jadi jika kita bekerja tidak perlu ambil cuti, atau kuliah siang, siangnya mau shopping atau ada urusan lain kita bisa selesaikan. Jadi saya sangat sarankan cara ini.

Have fun and save drive.

uneducated Jakarta bombers

My deeply sympathy for the victims of Jakarta bomb blast on 2009-07-17.

Indonesia got a shock with this tragedy.
Let’s Indonesian Police take care of this, we must believe they can solve this case, they did it pretty well with the previous bombers case.

The profiles.
It was believed, since Bali bomb case, there is 2 intellectual actor behind this, Dr. Azhari and Noordin M Top, both of them is citizen of Malaysia, stated in National wanted list with bounty with it. Police had kill Dr. Azhari during an assault because he refuse to surrender, followed with a bomb blast in his hideout -of course, he’s a bomber-.
Left Noordin M Top as main suspect of this terror.
Some media stated from a police officer, that the bomb which used using the same mark as the previous case.

The momentum.
It was unease for Indonesian dealing with the fact, left us with frustration.
Our economy still march forward during global economic crisis.
Democration held properly, we’re dealing it with coolheaded.
We gain trust from other country as well from a world class organization.
Yet, it just all stopped for a while with this bombs. But, we keep on marching.

The feeling.
I notice on the reaction of peoples around me during the previous bomb tragedy with the current.
It was all said, about condolences for the victim, and just thinking “oh God, It’s another bomb”.
Now, we had more out loud comment, “reveal the main actor, who dare to do this in our country”. “Indonesia Unite”.
See the difference, now people getting smarter to read this, this isn’t related with that jihadist mambo jambo. Jihadist was just package from the media for us to believe.
We know something bigger is involved behind this.

This tragedy just stop our steps for a minutes, we keep on marching forward. 🙂

Indonesia’s Draft Pornography bill – go or no go?

It’s been quite a long time for Indonesian arguing for this bill, this draft offered since 2003, yes 2003, “can you believe it? five f^%(*#% years!”. And what do we got in 2008? “… it’s same, arguing”, for some Indonesian, it’s typical, we’re noticed an issue, newspaper will blow it up, and people racing to argue about it, for numbers of years hehe 😀 .

There are mails coming, people give their opinions, some asking for petition either pro or contra for this bill, I always skip reading it, and always drop the idea to participate on petition. I just read the subject title, either tolak -refuse- or dukung -support-, untilllll I only receive refuse subject title -where is the others? the support one?-. Well i believe that 5 years old draft bill, which improved/revised yearly is really2 bad bill -aside that most of the time our parliament do some stupid2 things-. I read the draft bill.

After reading that draft bill, here is my opinion:
Critics – controversial how we can implement it
1. (4.1) every people is prohibited to producing, creating, copying…
It is stated “every people”, means individual. With the latest digital technology, it’s easy to create a picture and movies, or to copy, as long is not released on public. I would say it’s rediculus to control each individual private sex life, especially for legal married couple, but nor for under-age individuals (kids under 18) -refer to 1.3- . Also do not forget about medical purpose, maybe some of you remember that we’re giving Panda a porn video display to keep their tree.
and some funny rumors about checking digital content in Soekarno-Hatta international airport. Stupid.

2. (5) downloading pornography is offensive to law.
I disagree. For me, i like one restriction, provider is the villain, and audience is the victim. Provider is especially when it publish to public -website, media, etc-. So let me get clear about it, audience is victim.

3. (15) eligibility for pornography approval/permission …
LSI (Indonesia Censor body) have more authority? or a new government department for pornography? looks pathetic for the government officer who looks to pornography material for his daily life or is it look like a dream job? 😀

4. Indeed that the definition of pornography can be very offensive to some institution, have you ever heard Mariah Carey – Touch My body? it is very seducing, and a very clear and explicit lyric -in fact that I like this song- 😀 , maybe this song should be removed from her latest album for its selling in Indonesia? or just banned the whole album? both of the action will impact materially for the album’s distributor company or just leave it, this is just one of the cases. how we should compromise with this issue.

Defend – It is clear to me what is the content of this draft bill
1. The main idea of this bill creation is to restrain the pornography material for public.
When kids says
“Mom, can i buy Bobo and Donald duck magazine?”
“Sure, go ahead” Parents will definitely doesn’t like their kids looking over bunch of playboy, hustler, penthouse, and the other adult -younameityourself- magazine. Protecting kids, it’s my concern.

2. Each local district can have their own rules.
I bet that rules in Bali must be different with rules in Aceh.

Here is some people concern comment who reject this draft bill:
– People cannot use their own traditional dress, like Kemben Bali, Dodot Java, Koteka Irian, etc.
Well, either you don’t understand, you don’t read it or you cannot read.

– hidden islamisation.
Hell no, what I understand that all religion is against pornography. I understand that some concern about hijab/jilbab in Islam, but in my opinion this draft bill is not tell you about how you should wear your dress, it is about expose and offense in public for explicit pornography. And some s.t.u.p.i.d people just stated that bikku or pendeta cannot wear their religion dress, then as well as moslem’s when they’re about to conduct Haj. Please stated carefully.

– Norm and values as the easterner will protect pornography itself.
Helooo, please look around, go to magazine store –lapak let us say 😉 – watch tv news.

I support this bill.

We have problem in Indonesia about pornography spreading in public, no body can control it, my concern is for Indonesian children.
“Rome isn’t build overnight”. As a software guy, to mature the software we must make some revision and releases, you can compare windows 3.1 and windows vista 😉 , i believe you’re agree that windows vista will never come to the picture if they never release windows 3.1 or even MS-DOS. Based on that they put effort -revision and releases- .

How I solve this issue,
If you’re agree that we have problem on spreading pornography in public nowadays. if agree, read next.
We have the draft bill for this problem, which is to control it and protecting children and woman -as stated on point 3.c and 3.d- . if agree, let’s make it.
I would like make the rules and fix it or revised it if the rules have some defect, it reflect to concern and responsible, rather that just said to reject the draft bill not come up with another solution. Period.

Olympiade 2008 sudah selesai

Pembukaan Olympiade Bejing 2008 memang luar biasa, atau juga bisa dibilang: mencengangkan. My colleague said that this is the best olympic opening, dan tentu aja gw setuju manthuk2 sama pendapat dia -dalam hati-, gimana bisa ngga setuju coba, di 3 jam opening ceremony kita disuguhi theater raksasa, yg mereka selenggarakan di stadion susur manuk, aka. Bird’s Nest, gw cukup beruntung karena bisa lihat live.

Mungkin teman2 yg ngelihat pembukaan olympiade ini juga setuju, tapi yg gw lihat dari acara ini adalah, adanya message yg disampaikan pemerintah China, China to the World, kata mereka. Orang cina percaya jika cina adalah kiblat dunia, secara geografis mereka memang letaknya di tengah dunia. Dan mereka membuktikannya diacara ini, mereka tunjukkan ke dunia: Art, kekuatan Kapitalisme, Disiplin, Militer, Human Resource, dan Sejarah mereka sebagai bangsa yg hebat. Gw ngga yakin apa cuma gw doang yg terplongo2 sama mereka, apa orang lain juga terplongo2? soalnya dari berita2 yg gw ikutin untuk persiapan olympic ini penuh sama isu2 remeh, seperti, menginggriskan papan penunjuk jalan, isu security, isu sanitasi dan higenis, ramah tamah dengan turis, masih banyak lagi, pekerjaan yg berat buat pemerintah cina mengedukasi masyarakatnya, tapi apakah semua usaha itu terbayar? kalo gw bilang si iya, sapa coba yg berani macem2 sama China habis lihat demo power-nya China.

Sampe hari ini China masih memimpin di perolehan medali emas, tapi bagi gw Olympic 2008 udah habis, 2 cabang yg diunggulkan Indonesia, Badminton dan Heavy Lifting sudah selesai, 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze. 2 perunggu dari Heavy Lifting, sisanya Badminton. Banyak kejutan yg terjadi di 2 cabang ini, Badminton secara tradisi kita memang sudah kuat, dan sepertinya harus lebih kuat lagi, selain dominasi dari China, sekarang ada Korea Selatan yg mulai nyolong perhatian. Angkat besi, Thailand dapat emas, artinya kita ada harapan dapat emas juga di olympiade berikutnya, karena di SEA games kemarin team angkat besi kita juga sudah kuat. Sepertinya bakal ada tradisi di cabang angkat besi untuk Indonesia 🙂 .

63 tahun Indonesia. GO INDONESIA! MERDEKA!

Tanah Airku

Tanah Airku
by: Ibu Soed

Tanah airku tidak kulupakan
Kan terkenang selama hidupku
Biarpun saya pergi jauh
Tidak kan hilang dari kalbu
Tanahku yang kucintai
Engkau kuhargai

Walaupun banyak negri kujalani
Yang masyur permai dikata orang
Tetapi kampung dan rumahku
Di sanalah kurasa senang
Tanahku tak kulupakan
Engkau kubanggakan

Today is august 18, a day after Indonesia independence day, actually im planning to post it at August 17 but because of work, I couldn’t hehe 😀 .

Yesterday -August 17- we celebrate our independence day, it’s already 62 year since we declare it. Thanks to America who bomb Japan, and our leaders who see an opportunity and act in the very rare situation like that.
Overall, there’s no significant change in Indonesia, The Government’s elite still have poor progress to make this nation become stronger, they’re keeping themselves busy to ‘save’ this country by selling the asset to survive, legalize it. Education, we still arguing about the National Test standarization -we call it Ujian Nasional– the idea may good but it definetely wrong when we implement it and we dont have strong fundamental in our education system. The People, we successfully produce a lot more of selfish, capital minded, and consumtive people. The entertainment, industry, global information make ourselfes ruin the smile, thankful, helping other people, etc in our daily life, we just realize for a second after we get disaster in our country, helping our brothers out there, eventhough -still- some people take a nasty advantage from it!

But, the last football competition, Asian Football Championship which is held in 4 country in south-east asia, Indonesia is one of the host :D, we -finally- come out with one sound, Indonesia Raya by the supporters in Gelora Bung Karno can make ghostbumps. We lost in this competition but we have good appreciation to the players, to the managers, to the supporters, it is paid, international community also appreciate us as a team, nation, and host. Iraq football team come out as the champion, we should learn from them, they came from a lot of disadvantage, anyway they did it for their country and people.

I’m living outside the Indonesian territory, so when listen and look again to the lyrics of that song, it speak for me :P, I hope we still have the spirit 🙂 .