New Year Letter from the Director of Tempo Semanal, Jose Belo. HEROES VERSUS CORRUPTION
This is a letter from the Director of Tempo Semanal and represents personal reflections and opinions on behalf of the Director and Founder of Tempo Semanal: A Satire and tragi-comedy. Such is the state of Timor-Leste today.
Dear Readers: It has recently been the Christmas and New Year period around the world and in Timor-Leste. At this period people reflect on the past present and future. Let me express my sincere appreciation to all your the readers great comments, criticism and solidarity. But I am still the same vulnerable and egoistic man: Jose Belo. Do I have unfair attitudes and ambitions to enrich myself and/or become a Minister; so that I can rob more state funds/financial resource? My mind is occupied by Corruption, Nepotism and Collusion, which fly against the living principle of my now dead heros. Now, I am nothing. Often, I question myself, why the hell are you sitting in your guest room like an idiot José? Why don’t you think of getting yourself up, and go and get a BMW, Hummer, Pajero, Prado for yourself, Jose?
Jose Belo hamutuk Grupu David "Daitula" Alex nian
Why you are still driving that old, rusty and old Toyota Rav4, Jose? Come on Jose!... hey José, stand up and find ways to be corrupt, don’t just keep on sitting while looking at the photos of your four great but dead heros, Nicolão Lobato, David Alex, Nino Konis Santana and Pedro Nunes Sabalae, who are no longer with me here physically but they live alive every day in my stories, memories and photos. In my mind. Heyyyyyyy,,,,,,,get away from me, José! Remember alone the remarkable determination, sacrifice, honesty, credibility of the living memories from my great heros that haunt me still in my conscious and sub-concious moments.
Konis Santana no Jose Belo
Forget it José. Come on José! leave José alone. José, you could be a greater corruptor than others. Don't make me sick with your Toyota Rav4 which with no air conditioning. José,...you have fought for this country. José, I have been in prison because of your stupidity man! We have lost lots of our family members. Now, listen carefully, I want you to take money from your left pocket then put it here....in the right pocket. So I can use it to buy a Hummer. Am I still the man of Principle, José?"
Editor Note: Tempo Semanal would not be alive today because of the love, commitment, trust and hard work of its staff. To them all credit goes for the past, present and future success of Tempo Semanal. Hakuak Bo'ot!