Pernahkah anda membayangkan ada seorang anak berusia 5 tahun bisa menghapal ibukota dan warna-warna bendera sebanyak 194 negara? Jika belum, anda patut mengangkat topi pada bocah bernama M. Itqon Alexander, asal Semarang, Jawa Tengah.

Alex, biasa anak itu dipanggil, memiliki kemampuan yang luar biasa dalam perbendaharaan hapalan peta dunia. Hobinya berawal dari menyukai keragaman warna yang ada di gambar-gambar peta atau atlas, dan kemudian menuntunnya pada penguasaan lokasi berbagai Negara dalam peta.

Penampilannya di Kick Andy kali ini telah membuat sekitar 500 penonton studio berdecak kagum. Misalnya saat host Andy F. Noya bertanya , dimanakah Yugoslavia? Dengan fasih Alex menjawab; “Oh Negara itu dah ndak ada, karena sudah pecah jadi negara Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Kroasia, Bosnia, dan Makedonia,” jawabnya sambil berlari-lari kecil di depan penonton. Dan sang Host sempat agak tersentak malu, saat ia terlupa menyebut nama asal Negara Rusia. “Rusia itu dulu Uni-Sovyet!,” katanya lantang, yang disambut meriahnya tawa dan tepuk tangan penonton studio.

Selain kehebatan penampilan Alex, Kick Andy juga menampilkan Gerson, penabuh drum cilik asal Solo yang pernah meraih penghargaan MURI tahun 2008, sebagai penabuh drum drum termuda. Gerson mulai serius menabuh alat music itu sejak usia 1,5 tahun.

Dari kota Solo pula, Kick Andy menemukan seorang anak yang hobi bermain holahup bernama Agastya. Sejak usia 9 tahun Agastya mulai menyukai permain lingkaran rotan itu. Untuk keuletannya, ia berhasil dua kali menyabet penghargaan MURI.

Sementara itu dari Jakarta, Kick Andy menghadirkan violist cilik Clarissa yang sudah menyelesaikan dua album dan menyabet penghargaan bergengsi di AMI Award 2009, sebagai artis dan produser untuk produksi instrumental terbaik. Penampilan Clarissa juga menawan penonton studio, bahkan sang Host pun ikut terlena hingga menari-nari bersama violist muda itu.

Satu cerita yang tak kalah hebat hadir dari kisah nara sumber bernama Stephani Handoyo. Anak penyandang down syndrome ini memiliki semangat dan prestasi luar biasa sejak usia 9 tahun. Ia telah banyak mengukir prestasi di cabang olah raga renang, bahkan di tahun 2009 ia menjadi atlit penerima medali emas di ajang Special Olympic, Singapura, dalam kelas gaya dada 100 meter. Di saat menginjak remaja sekarang ini, Stephani juga menunjukkan kemampuannya untuk bersekolah di sekolah umum. Sebuah cerita yang akan menginspirasi banyak orang tua.

Decak kagum dan tepuk tangan meriah penonton juga bergema saat seorang bocah asal Bali, Dominic Brian menunjukkan kemampuannya dalam soal menghapal angka. Pada tahun 2002, Brian sudah mendapatkan penghargaan MURI dalam kategori mengingat seratus deret angka dalam waktu 12 detik. Dan pada 15 Agustus 2009, ia tercatat di Guinness World Record sebagai penghapal angka terbanyak, dimana ia mampu mengingat 76 angka dalam satu menit.

Di Kick Andy kali ini, Brian menunjukkan kemampuannya menghapal deret angka dan gambar satu kotak kartu remi yang sudah dikocok dan disusun rapi, hanya dalam satu menit!

Penonton yang terlihat tegang saat Brian mencoba menyebut satu persatu urutan kartu itu, akhirnya memberikan applause dan decak kagum yang sangat meriah, ketika bocah yang selalu berbicara ala orang dewasa itu, bisa menyebutkan seluruh urutannya.

Inilah kisah menarik tentang tunas-tunas anak negeri yang sejatinya akan menjadi bagian dari generasi harapan bangsa.

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english translate :

HOPE SHOOTS NATIONS, SOURCE : KICK ANDY

Have you ever thought there was a 5-year-old child can memorize the capital and the colors of the flag of the state as much as 194? If not, you should lift his hat on the boy named M. Itqon Alexander, from Semarang, Central Java.

Alex, the boy used to be called, has a remarkable ability in the treasury of the world map hapalan. Hobbies started to like the diversity of colors in the pictures map or atlas, and then led to the dominance of the location of various countries in the map.

Kick Andy looks at this time has made approximately 500 studio audience chuckled admiringly. For example when host Andy F. Noya ask, where is Yugoslavia? Alex eloquently answered; “Oh dah ndak country there, because it was broken so the state of Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Macedonia,” he said and trotted in front of an audience. And the host had a little jolt of shame, when he forgot the name of the origin of the Russian State. “Russia’s once-Soviet Union!,” He said loudly, meriahnya greeted with laughter and studio audience applause.

In addition to her performance excellence, Kick Andy also displays Gerson, little drummer from Solo who MURI award winning in 2008, as the youngest drummer in the drum. Gerson began to seriously hit the music instruments since the age 1.5 years.

From the city of Solo is also, Kick Andy find a child who plays a hobby holahup named Agastya. Since the age of 9 years of Agastya starting to like the game’s circle rattan. For tenacity, he managed to snatch two MURI awards.

Meanwhile, from Jakarta, Kick Andy brings little Clarissa violist who has completed two albums and won prestigious awards at AMI Award 2009, as an artist and producer for the production of the best instrumental. Clarissa is also attractive appearance studio audience, even the Host, too complacent to dance with the young violist.

One story that is not less wonderful story comes from a resource named Stephani Handoyo. People with down syndrome child has a spirit and remarkable achievements since the age of 9 years. He has a lot of achievement in swimming sports, even in the year 2009 he became a gold medalist athletes in Special Olympic event, Singapore, in a class 100-meter breaststroke. When a teenager today, Stephani also showed his ability to attend public schools. A story that will inspire many parents.

Clicking sound admiration and applause echoed through the audience as well as a boy from Bali, Dominic Brian showed his ability to memorize numbers matter. In 2002, Brian had a MURI award in the category since a hundred rows of numbers in time 12 seconds. And on August 15, 2009, he recorded in the Guinness World Record for the most penghapal numbers, where he was able to remember 76 digits in a minute.

Kick Andy at this time, Brian showed his ability to memorize the sequence of numbers and draw a box of playing cards that are shuffled and arranged neatly in just one minute!

Spectators who looked tense when Brian tried to call each one that the card sequence, finally giving applause and admiration clicking sound very festive, when the boy who always spoke style that adults can name the entire sequence.

This is the fascinating story about a child shoots a true country will become part of the generation of hope.

taken from :

http://www.kickandy.com

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