Jakarta Shimbun Entry
Special ability: Dancing
Hobby: Having a picture taken
Favorite word: “Do my best”, “effort”, “thanks”
Kitty is my idol
She is a great fan of Hello Kitty. For her 3rd birthday, her mother gave her a big Kitty doll, and it was her first time seeing it. On her bags, socks and clothes, it is a familiar image. On her birthday, her parents and friends usually give her Kitty-related goods, and then her house is full of Kitty’s all over. “I love its cute face,” she said.
Usually she spends Rp200,000 to 300,000 to buy Kitty goods in a shopping mall. Recently, she bought a Kitty-designed cell-phone case and a battery charger. While her classmates in high school are interested in K-pop, she is so solid and insisted, “My only idol is Kitty.”
Her father sells clothes. As a little girl, her father would let her put on newly arrival clothes and take pictures of her wearing them. She started modeling when she was in junior high school. “I like to appear in public.” She has a positive attitude in moving forward and expressing herself in JKT48.
English Translation by Japarta
QC by RHKilis
Hello everyone, my name is Amanda Dwi Arista, just call me Manda. I’m 17 years old.
Those who met me the first time told me that I’m a tad bitchy, but I’m actually not. Those who have know me for a long time told me that I’m a fun person to be with, friendly, active, and that I’m a weird person that makes them laugh.
I’ve my own principle that when you smile the whole world smiles. I also care about those surrounding me.
My motivation to join JKT48 is because my best intention to become a qualified idol, not only physically but achievement and personality as well. Physically and mentally.
I hope with me joining JKT48, we will have a lot more people smiling with JKT48 as their main inspiration.
Thank you, bye!
English Translation by Tilly