I am older than you,
I am older than your parents,
And I am older than your grandparents.
Maybe I am still older than your (late) great grandparents..
But I am alive, and I am standing here..
And I hope I will still alive to see your children and grand children..
I am a witness to the passage of Time..
I am old, but I still remember everything that has happened for 144 years..
I see how people changing,
I fell how seasons change..
But I still remember the man who planted me..
I still feel his warm hands and his lovely smile..
I am just an old tree in Bogor Botanical Garden..
I am one hundred and fourty four years old..
I am here..
I am alive..
I am evergreen..