The Indonesian presidential election brings a fresh leader with a record of clean governance, something this young Asian democracy has been struggling for.
Despite seismic shifts in the world of journalism in recent years, the intrepid curiosity of a reporter remains unchanged.
Most people now live in cities, the UN declares, and more will follow, perhaps marking the 21st century as the Urban Era. Why the attraction to cities? Perhaps it shows rising hopes for progress.
It appears Joko Widodo has won Indonesia's presidency over former general and Suharto stalwart Prabowo Subianto. But that doesn't mean Indonesia is on easy street.