A New Sundanese Member - Excited to Connect, Share Insights, and be of service to Fellow Expats

coachkangzul

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Hi everyone!

I'm Z (Coach Kang Zul), a Sundanese from Bandung. Although I'm not an expat myself, I'm thrilled to be a part of this expat community website. I'm excited to connect with all of you, learn about your experiences, and share valuable insights.

Looking forward to getting to know all of you and engaging in some great conversations within this fantastic community!

Cheers,

Z
 
Hi everyone!

I'm Z (Coach Kang Zul), a Sundanese from Bandung. Although I'm not an expat myself, I'm thrilled to be a part of this expat community website. I'm excited to connect with all of you, learn about your experiences, and share valuable insights.

Looking forward to getting to know all of you and engaging in some great conversations within this fantastic community!

Cheers,

Z
Welcome to the forum.
I am also looking forward to great conversations in this community. They are becoming less frequent.
 
Find expats on Saturdays at the Bamboo Bar in Dago. Bandung Hash House Harriers.
 
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Since you do mention it, it must have a meaning. What, in your view, would be the difference between Sundanese and Javanese for instance?
You raise an interesting question Jstar ! My wife is Javanese, and I'm Sundanese, so I can definitely attest to some differences between the two. It's like an ocean of cultural contrasts between us, but hey, love conquers all, and I'm happily swimming in that ocean!

One key difference is that Javanese people tend to be more serious, while we Sundanese are known for being lighthearted and fun. In fact, whenever my wife and I have a disagreement, I like to say that it's just the "Es Campur Jawa-Sunda" adding some spice to our marriage! 😄
 
Interesting marriage mix. Was it not the Javanese who murdered the Sudanese royalty and forced the people to join Islam or join the dead? Is your wife the dominate in the family.
 
Interesting marriage mix. Was it not the Javanese who murdered the Sudanese royalty and forced the people to join Islam or join the dead? Is your wife the dominate in the family.
Ouch! That hurts.

I don't know your intention with that question and comment, but while there's some truth from the historical perspective, let's remember that the past is behind us and focus on the present and future.

As for my marriage, despite our cultural differences, we've learned to embrace and appreciate the uniqueness of each other's backgrounds. You could say that our marriage is like that delicious "Es Campur Java-Sunda," blending the best of both cultures to create something wonderful and refreshing!

Let's celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity and the incredible connections it can create, rather than dwelling on past conflicts. By doing so, we can contribute to a more harmonious and inclusive world for all.

Cheers,
Z
 
Interesting marriage mix. Was it not the Javanese who murdered the Sudanese royalty and forced the people to join Islam or join the dead? Is your wife the dominate in the family.
That's an odd question to be honest. Would you ask a similar question in a mixed marriage between a Dutch or Japanese with an Indonesian spouse due to the history of these countries in Indonesia?
 
On that whole demographics, history and relationships between population groups: Of course it exists everywhere, the clichés and prejudice against other groups in society, but I have not seen many countries where it was this strong.
 
That's an odd question to be honest. Would you ask a similar question in a mixed marriage between a Dutch or Japanese with an Indonesian spouse due to the history of these countries in Indonesia?
Thank you for pointing that out El_Goretto!

It's essential to remember that relationships and marriages are built on love and understanding, not defined by historical events or cultural differences. As you've mentioned, it wouldn't be fair to ask similar questions to those in mixed marriages involving Dutch or Japanese or individuals from any other countries because of the history of those countries in Indonesia or else where.

Let's focus on celebrating the love and connection between people, regardless of their backgrounds.

Cheers, Z
 
it wouldn't be fair to ask similar questions to those in mixed marriages involving Dutch or Japanese
Hmm, I would be fine with it. Don’t have many taboos. Get a lot of questions, also from fellow countrymen, how I am treated in the ‘ex colony’ and about the perceived history and what the f-i-l thinks about that.
 
Welcome @coachkangzul! So what do you coach, coach?
Thank you for the warm welcome, El_Goretto!

Yes, I'm a coach and a trainer. Thank you for asking.

As a coach, I specialize in leadership development, talent management, and professional coaching for individuals and organizations. I'm also the creator of "Quantum Coaching".

My goal is to help people unlock their full potential, enhance their skills, and overcome challenges in their professional and personal lives. I've worked with clients from various industries and from other countries. Here's one of the testimony from my client in India. https://bit.ly/qctestimony

Cheers,
Z
 
Hmm, I would be fine with it. Don’t have many taboos. Get a lot of questions, also from fellow countrymen, how I am treated in the ‘ex colony’ and about the perceived history and what the f-i-l thinks about that.
Hi jstar! You're right, clichés and prejudices exist everywhere, but it's always interesting to see how people navigate these differences in various parts of the world. Everyone has their own level of development, and that's what makes life so colorful!

As we continue to grow and learn from one another, we can foster greater understanding and appreciation for our unique backgrounds. It's all about keeping an open mind and embracing the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our world. 😊

Cheers,
Z
 
Welcome about kang Zul, Kumaha damang?
I'm a TKI, looking for sesuap nasi and enjoy the culture diversity of the country i live
 

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