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from THE JAKARTA POST -- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2011 -- PAGE 28 Waluyo Sastro Sukarno had never dreamt of pursuing a career in the art of Javanese gamelan music and macapat (Javanese classical verses) until he finished senior high school.
At first, his only ambition was to be a camat or a district chief, so he could drive a VW Safari -- better known those days as the VW Camat and the district chief's official car -- to work.
"The VW car had a unique shape, unlike most other cars I'd ever seen," recalled Waluyo in his home in Kaplingan, Jebres, Solo, also known as Surakarta, Central Java.
Determined to score the top position at the district administration, Waluyo had even planned to enroll at the Academy of Public Administration (now Institute of Public Administration).
One day, however, his two art teachers, Miyadi dan Soedjito, reminded him he shouldn't let his gift for nembang …