How Michael Touches lil' Kid's Heart

As you can see on my profile, I'm from Indonesia, South East Asia. The capital city is Jakarta, but most people know Indonesia because of Bali, one of beautiful islands in Indonesia.
It was one month ago, I had a duty trip in another city called Yogyakarta (province) for more than a week. So I decided to wear my MJshirt (black shirt with red armband). As I arrived at the airport (Jakarta), I noticed that my friends staring at my MJshirt, but they didn't say anything.
It takes less than 2 hours flight to reach Yogyakarta from Jakarta. And when I got there, we were busy preparing things for the event. We had dinner at 6 pm, but then again we were starving at 11pm [LoL]. Me and My friend decided to take a walk near the hotel to find something to eat. We ended up on a street-side restaurant, called Lesehan.

We just finished our second dinner, there was a little kid stared at me, probably around 9-10 years old. I just smiled to him, and then he walked to his mother and whispering something. His mother said to me, "He was asking about your shirt, it's alike with Michael Jackson's", and I replied [half screaming] "Yes, it is.." with a big smile on my face. I was like OMG, he knew it! That little kid knew it!

Okay, here's some facts of reasons why I was suprised:
1st of all: It was recognized by himself, not by his mother or anyone else.
2nd: He's 9 - 10 years old, so.. he's not even born when Michael used to wear this shirt!
3rd: Michael never visit Indonesia. He performed in Malaysia, but not Indonesia.
4th: And, Yogyakarta is the second-smallest area of the provinces in Indonesia.

I was with a friend that night, and she was like "Owh, so it is Michael Jackson's shirt!" and I nodded [still with a big smile], and she continued, "I wanted to ask you, but I wasn't really sure..." Oh, that is just Great!! Even an adult, who lived in the capital city of Indonesia, had doubt on my MJshirt, but not this lil' kid!!

So, I really don't understand how this little kid recognized my MJshirt... If anyone can explain it to me how Michael really touches little kids' heart around the world! No human can do that, Angel do! :)

A friend said to me, "Mike is universal".. and I totally agree! :)

Michael Jackson, 2000
Up to 1991, the time of my Dangerous tour, I would don my disguise of fat suit, wig, beard, and glasses and head off to live in the land of everyday America, visiting shopping plazas and tract homes in the suburbs. I loved to set foot in all those houses and catch sight of the shag rugs and La-Z-Boy armchairs with kids playing Monopoly and grandmas baby-sitting and all those wonderfully ordinary and, to me, magical scenes of life. Many, I know, would argue that these things seem like no big deal. But to me they were positively fascinating.
The funny thing is, no adults ever suspected who this strange bearded man was. But the children, with their extra intuition, knew right away. Like the Pied Piper of Hamlin, I would find myself trailed by eight or nine children by my second round of the shopping mall. They would follow and whisper and giggle, but they wouldn't reveal my secret to their parents. They were my little aides. Hey, maybe you bought a magazine from me. Now you're wondering, right?

"I always said I want to be buried right where there are children. I want them next to me. I would feel safer that way. I want them next to me. I need their spirit protecting me. I always see that in my mind and I see myself and I hate to see it. I see myself and I see children lying there to protect me." ~ Michael Jackson ~


  1. You are so right. I often wonder about this myself. I am a teacher in Canada. I work in the school library. It always amazes me that the little kids I teach (like 4, 5, 6 year olds!) know who Michael is. Like, they just KNOW! He is as fascinating to them! I mean, he is fascinating to me too, but I grew up in the 80s! HOW DO THESE KIDS, born in !!2005!! know Michael?! He has the same power of L.O.V.E. over them as he did over me when I was a kid. If you want to know the truth about Michael - watch how kids respond to him. Kids are like truth barometers. They know a fake & they know the real deal & MIchael was the real deal. He was truly wonderful. That's why is loved by people, especially little children, all over the world.
    Loved your story about the shirt. I know how you felt when the little kid recognized it. I love talking to kids about Michael. It's like talking a secret language!!! It feels like magic.

  2. P.S. Forgive my typos! I was too excited writing the response to proofread. Oops.