Pulang kampung nih: This is my homecoming

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  1. Obama tells story of his childhood in Indonesia
    Riyadi Suparno, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 11/10/2010 10:00 AM | Headlines

    US President Barack Obama opened his address before a crowd of around 5,000 people at the University of Indonesia, telling the story of his childhood in Indonesia.

    “Pulang kampung nih [This is my homecoming],” Obama said in Indonesian to a roaring applause.

    He went on to say he had spent four years of his childhood in Indonesia, arriving in Jakarta in 1967 when the country was facing economic difficulties.

    At that time, he said, the highest buildings in Jakarta were Hotel Indonesia and Sarinah mall on Jl. M H Thamrin.

    He also recalled a time when he lived in Menteng Dalam, and street hawkers’ cries of "sate" and "bakso" filled the night.

    “Indonesia bagian dari diri saya [is part of me]," Obama said, adding that his sister, Maya Soetoro, was born when he was in Jakarta.

    Video: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/11/09/obama_indonesia_is_a_part_of_me.html