Jakarta Shimbun Entry
Skills: Ice skating, acting
Hobbies: Keeping pets
Favorite phrase: “There’s a right timing for everything”
Animals are a familiar presence
Angel has been keeping a brown and gray cat named Nelson at home since two years ago. She smiles broadly while saying, “I like his totally free attitude.” A neighbor gave Nelson to her, she adds, also saying that her JKT48 same-generation friends visit her home to see Nelson. “Playing with Nelson always cheers me up when I feel down or lonely.”
Influenced by her parents’ love for animals, Angel says that “animals are a very familiar presence for me.”
In the past, she has kept snakes, hamsters, and turtles; she recollects with a smile that “my house looked just like a zoo,” finishing with “my dream is to keep an orangutan.”
She started being interested in them after seeing one in a TV documentary, apparently. As it’s an animal with many affinities with humans, she wonders about its living habitat. “It’s an animal people cannot keep at home, but one day I’d like to interact with one.”
English Translation by Wotaliano
QC by RHKilis
Hello, my name is Syahfira Angela Nurhaliza, just call me Angel. I am 13 years old. In my opinion, I am strong and refuse to give up. I am animal lover, because animals are living creatures also. People say I am talkative, humorist and funny. But I am happy if they tell me that I am funny. It is a fact, you know?
My motivation to be JKT48 member is to make my parents happy obviously. Next to make every people happy. I hope that I could make JKT48 bigger and more popular. I don’t want JKT48 famous because of its negative publicity, but from its positive aspects. Also, I would like to learn and experience many things in JKT48.
Bye! Thank you!
English Translation by Tilly