Indonesia Anonymus

We are a group of Indonesians, ranting about our beloved country. This blog is a result of many people grumbling about many things in many ways.
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Anonymus is the Latin word for anonymous, the correct English spelling. The Latin spelling, however, is traditionally used by scholars in the humanities to refer to an ancient writer whose name is not known, or to a manuscript of their work. Read more at Wikipedia.

Our blog in Bahasa Indonesia (but rarely updated) can be found here.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Thank You

A while back Jakartass sent us something: A badge of honour.
(It took us a while to sort our incoming mail. Yes, we still get hatemails, so the legitimate email is always buried. Sorry Jakartass. Didn't mean to ignore your mail).

Truthfully, we don't know what to do with the badge. Not that we don't appreciate it. We do. We just don't think we deserve it.
Why? Because we are a bunch of lazy bums, that's why.
Here we are, so many of us, suggesting many ideas for one blog. But comes the time to get someone to type it, everybody is pointing finger to everybody else.
Tons of ideas lacking execution.
(D, our secretary, always ends up typing them, and we always think it's not fair, because although she volunteers, it is not her job.)

Too many people talking too much and doing too little.
Yes, we are still talking about ourselves, not about our country. (Although the same can be said. Sadly.)

So to appreciate the effort of the asiablogawards and Jakartass, we display it here.

Thank you folks. For bothering to read our tantrums, and for supporting Indonesian blogs in general.

See? Indonesians do know how to say thank you.

(But just for the record, we did a little poll among ourselves, and the majority of our votes go to Sarapan Ekonomi. The voters' reason being: It's a consistently good blog, and the blogger, Rasyad A. Parinduri, is often seen actively involved in many interesting discussions with other bloggers.)

By the way, on the subject of saying thank you, we have a way of saying thank you to bloggers too. You know, to appreciate the free information and entertainment they provided.

By clicking their ads.

It costs us nothing, and although bloggers only get peanuts per click, accumulated it can be a nice pocket money, especially for bloggers who are students. So why not?
No, no, don't worry: we don't go too crazy on clicking. We only click ads we find interesting.

And interesting it is.
The other day we found this ad on one blog's adsense :
It's an ad of an Indonesian handicraft exporters.

On one of the page, it says something like this:

Who are we?

Well, you already know that our name is P.T. ##### -- that's not really important.
After being in this business since 1995, we're happy to tell you that it's working just fine (we won't talk about the problems involved in doing what we're doing from where we're doing it -- you'll have to use your imagination).

Good to know it's working just fine... But we won't bother with our imagination, really.

We sell wholesale only. If you're a 'qualified wholesale buyer' - we speak your language. We can help you in many, many ways. As anyone who has done business with Asia already knows, there are problems. Always.

Oh dear. That doesn't sound too encouraging.

Our on-line prices are set (see our Request for Prices form on each catalogue page), while we offer further discounts to customers contracting for multiple containers and special bulk purchase customers. And we remain flexible even beyond that. We're in business to sell products, and then sell them again (you get the idea).

Actually, no, we don't get the idea. How do you sell products, and then SELL THEM again?
Surely they meant 'buy the products and re-sell them' ...

No, we are not displaying the link here. We don't think it's a nice thing to do.

But if you are interested in helping them fixing the website, you can send us email, and we will give you the link. You can then contact them directly.
At your own risk, of course...

We ourselves can't really help. Because one, we are not a pro translator, so any help from us would not be of high quality,
and two, as the disclaimer in the beginning of this entry:

We are lazy bums...


Blogger Jakartass said...

I agree that you're lazy bums. Could you try once a fortnight instead of once a month?

Oh, and I've got a CD of Jakartass sounds for whenever you let me know how to get it to you.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Jenny Quld said...

Congratulations on your award. You are on my list of daily reading (jakartass is too)

8:51 AM  
Blogger Indonesia Anonymus said...

We once wrote once every few days, and then once a week, then once a fortnight, now once a month...

Thank you. But it's not an award. Just a nomination.
A bunch other blogs receive the same thing, they just don't display it.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, guys, for those nice words.

Jakartass is right on the mark there: Please write more frequently.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Admin said...

Congrats lazy bums...I mean guys! ;-) love your posts, no pressure...have a great fun while blogging :-)

PS: I'm going home soon, Oct., is there any chance we could meet-up in Jkt? (:-O that means you 'have' to reveal yourself) No pressure once again, I'll be busy. I just thought it'd be nice if we could finally put faces on blogs (promise I won't reveal your identities after, if...if we meet) :-)

If not, it won't be the end of the world, no? Well...have fun and good luck always.


8:39 PM  
Blogger Indonesia Anonymus said...

Thank you Maya.

We are still trying hard to hide in our cave, as you can see.
Part of the role of calling ourselves anonymous...

but we won't rule out leaving the cave once in a while and greet friends.

We'll see what we can do. But if we can't meet, at least allow us to say this here:
Have a safe trip home.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Admin said...

Ok, deal...:-) Let me know when, where or how via email. I'll be in Jkt around "lebaran" for about a week, then go around elsewhere (mostly Sumatra this time), and be back in Jkt a few days before I take off...(just to give a rough idea)

I really hope we can take it offline for once...but if not, I'd understand :-)

Thank you for the wish...(I actually get 'scared' as soon as I land at Cengkareng Airport. I don't know why...I feel the pressure/stress right away, my hearts beat faster...I think it's due to the chaos and unknown things that can happen around immigration area :-D Seriously. I hate the feelings of anxiety like that coming home to my own see?) Ah...anyway can you guys do an 'experiment' there and on this subject? :D just teasing...

:-) 'til next time,

12:30 PM  

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