Translated from Indonesian into English by Josephine Natania
Adjective is a word or compound which is used to give explanation to a verb or a noun. On the other hand, according to Voltaire, a French poet, adjective is the enemy of verb and noun. Even one said that we always had to feel failed when he uses adverb or adjective, when he cannot find the right verb or noun.” The changes of this vision and mission came along with the changes of the mayors, from Atlas (Aman Tertib Lancar Sehat), Berhiber (Bersih Hijau Berbunga), Genah Merenah Tumaninah to Bermartabat (Bersih Makmur Taat Bersahabat). We can see that almost every word is an adjective. We hope that those candidates do not forget the fact that since 1953, Bandung had had a vision called Gemah Ripah Wibawa Mukti, which means fertile the land prosperous the people. This vision can be found in Perda Kota Besar Bandung No.53 Year 1953 in accordance with the symbol of Bandung city. It should have been the real vision of this city, the purpose of the government. The vision of the city should not be changed in the same time with the change of the mayor, but the mission can be changed as the base of operational work in order to achieve the vision.