Jakarta Shimbun Entry
Skills: Baking cakes, making stuffed animals
Hobbies: Reading books
Favorite phrase: “Even if I were born again, I’d like to be myself”
Appeal in my own way
Elaine is skilled at cooking and handicraft. She’s quite able at decorating cakes, and ever since she was in primary school, she’s been making stuffed animals. Even now, when she has free time, she makes mobile phone cases with old unused clothes.
“In the future I want to open a restaurant serving dishes from all over the world, and be a chef in it.” Her university is already decided too, because of her goal of “learning management in order to have my restaurant”.
“Even if I know how to make sweets, realistically speaking, knowing management is essential, right?”
Her reason for joining JKT48 was the emotion she felt when she saw their “Heavy Rotation” video on YouTube. “I was wondering who was singing.” She didn’t know JKT48 yet at that point. “Normal people probably think the JKT girls are just cute. I’d be happy if the members’ personalities and unique traits were more known. I want to do my appeal in my own way,” she concludes firmly.
English Translation by Wotaliano
QC by RHKilis
Hello, my name is Elaine Hartanto, you can call me Elaine. I am 18 years old. People said I am cheerful and talkative, but actually I am quiet and shy person. There is a proverb, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. But remember, I am not a book. I am more like a painting. In other words, you should use your imagination to understand me.
I don’t want to be an idol that is famous just because of physical attractiveness. Therefore, my motivation to be JKT48 member is to be a high-achiever and hardworking idol. Also to make my parents proud.
I hope that I can give different color to JKT48. It is more than just imitating our seniors’ success, so you have a reason to keep supporting JKT48. And be prepared guys, because I am always full of surprises.
So, stay with me! Bye!
English Translation by Tilly