This time, this annual event was held by TID (Talent and Interest Development). CCU stands for Cross Cultural Understanding. CCU is aimed for everyone, not only the students from English Department. What can we get from CCU? Well, we will gain more knowledge about the other culture. Not only that, we will be more tolerance to others.
The writer would like to tell this year’s CCU. So, this event started at 16.47 on Thursday, May 26th, 2016.. The hosts were Tere and Bobi. Tere was wearing a red kimono and Bobi was wearing Minang traditional hat. Their clothes quite represented the culture, right?
This year, the project leader, Maureen Adhiba chose Japanese culture and Minang culture. She said that her team chose Japan as the foreign culture because they had got recommendation from the ICT center. She said that they got native speaker from Japan and Tunisia, but they chose Japan based on the decoration idea. At the beginning, she had already wanted to decorate the Theater Room in Japan atmosphere. She also shared her first experience about being the project leader in EDSA.
We asked her if there is any difficulty in holding this CCU. “Yes, there was a problem. We should cut the event because UNDIP needs to be sterilized for the SBMPTN. And it was too sudden, I think, like a couple hours before this event started, my team was told by the faculty”, Maureen said. When we asked about the budget, turned out the budget was quite affordable, Rp500,000,00 for the whole event.
Emmy Moria, our native speaker from Japan taught us some Japanese words. She also told us about seasons in Japan. “In Japan, summer ends every year, in Indonesia, it is never end”, she said and all the audience spontaneously laughed.
What about Minang culture? We had Asep as our speaker. He also shared a lot of Minang culture and habits. There was a main problem from Minangnese people. Sometimes, they are considered the same as Padang people. No, in fact, they are not. So, Asep tried to tell the general differences and tell us the general information about the tribe.
This year CCU was quite different. Different in a good way, of course. The decoration was better than the last year CCU, even though the event started 15 minutes later than the time scheduled. The speakers were also communicative in giving the information.
Well done, TID! Keep up the good work!