Learning the language of heaven.
A tribute to Pembrokeshire and the language of heaven.
"I was born in Java, Indonesia. I had a very protective upbringing but a happy one living with my grandparents. I was interested in learning different languages and dialects.
I enjoyed travelling, playing tennis, walking and other outdoor activities.
Since loosing my grandmother my whole life changed. She died 20 years ago, but I feel it like yesterday.
I met someone special and started travelling world wide. I realised that life was full of excitement with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. I arrived in Wales at the end of a round the world trip and found the beauty of the countryside breath taking, friendly people and the feeling of freedom. I knew this was where I belonged; my dream had indeed come true.
I have to thank my husband for taking me to paradise.
I believe that learning the native language is most important in my new home.
Welsh is difficult and very challenging to learn. At times I almost gave up but my character did not allow this to happen. In fact I became passionate and obsessed to master the language.
I devoted most of my time to reading short stories and poems and found a great pleasure. The emotion in Welsh poetry and music is contagious. I could pour my heart into writing a poem.
The most rewarding experience is that my work and achievements have been acknowledged which makes me proud to consider myself 'WELSH'.
When I showed my family a DVD of me speaking Welsh during my recent visit to Indonesia, my brother said 'BAHASA DEWA'- it's the language of heaven!"