Bookangco ๐Ÿ“š


So, bo-kang-co is a vernacular or local language from an area in China as well as Taiwan (I don't recgonize One China Policy btw). Bokangco itself means nothing to do. The name became bookangco philosophically because I want to indoctrinate people: when they have nothing to do, then just read a book. Shit, the explanation of it in english doesn't sound really cool like when presenting it in bahasa Indonesia.

It wasn't daddy joke, it was just my Idea in attending mandatory activity on my university which is kind of enterpreneur event that intergrated with one of my main course in IR. I hope I got a super killer evaluator so I can expose this idea comprehensively, but in the H-day the evaluator a.k.a the jury didn't really brutal. A little disappointed, but it's okay.

So, I write this post not because I want to elaborate the idea of this Bookangco. But, because in the H-day my group have prepared some important instruments such as company profile, brochure, and catalogue but in the end the evaluator didn't see one of them. So, to make the company profile more useful, I want to remember it here. Anyway, maybe one day I will forget if I ever follow this mandatory activity and came up with this idea.




So, based on UNESCO's data and other International Organization's, Indonesia's youth interest in reading book is very... so.. damn... pathetic. There was a famous term from Taufik Ismail, one of Indonesian litterateur, called generasi nol buku which states that in 3 years, the average of high school students in Europe read 32 books, Thailand and SG 5-7 books, and Indonesia.... 0 book. It's a big problem.

Since this is an era of technology, startups everywhere, so let's become startup maker to solve this pathetic Indonesia's youth interest in reading book problem, then. It's kind of cool to solve the problem digitally. I did create a sample website for this, and the evaluator has seen how the main feature works. I won't tell how this bookangco can solve the problem, becaue that's kind of the secret recipe.

The thing is, what's wrong with me about the 'bokangco?' Since the beginning of my college life, I've bought some domains and implementing it to my sites, such as bokangco with .com and also .net. And now.. there's another bokangco with double o. But, why must bookangco? I mean, if I want it to become a vernacular and chinese, why not book-ashi, or book-am-guan, or book-auceng or anything? Let it be a mystery.
   

For the last paragraph, let's talk about the problem of Indonesia's youth interest in reading book seriously. Technically, I'm talking about gen Z. Here is the thing: all this time, many teenagers assume if the culture of 'reading a book' is kind of geeky and they won't become a nerd. For me, if we want to solve the problem, if we want to increase Indonesia's youth interest in reading book, first of all we must create a 'culture' which can indoctrinate the youth if reading a book is kind of cool. When they consider reading book is a cool thing, we solve the problem. The big question is: how can we transform the 'reading is boring' into a 'reading is cool'? 
                           Well, I got a secret recipe on that. Mine is digitally of course.


Dear startup maker who has a lot of capital, one day in the future, if you accidentally read this post and you have a same vision to solve this problem, you can kindly contact me Here.

14 comments:

  1. Nicely written. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Love your initiative, I myself am a bibliophile so I can definitely get behind this cause.

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    1. since your country create a lot of startup massively these days, that's cool!

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  3. interesting term , never knew of this and ur post was really interesting to read

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  4. Loving the term Bookango. As a huge bibliophile I can definitely get behind this idea and I applaud your initiative ♡.

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  5. Love that your site is geared toward encouraging reading! I do book reviews on my blog, so keep it up!

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    1. yas.. I can tell it by your G+ name, novel blondes :")

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  6. That's great that you are wanting to help the youth read. The future generations are getting lazier and lazier these days. Even with technology how would you entice teens and young adults to read?

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    1. wherever you come from, in term of reading interest, I bet your country still better than mine!

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  7. Thanks for sharing.
    That's so great.
    And I'm Chinese myself, and really love the philosophy of Bookangco that comes from "Bokangco"
    That's awesome!
    I never even once think of this.

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    1. so felicia.. lu si hokian lang a..
      great

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  8. Wow, interesting post! I didn't know about the reading stats in Indonesia.

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