Indonesia Anonymus

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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.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We're old

And hence we forget things.
With all the excitement of having published a book, we forgot to mention a friend who has made it possible.

Without him, this blog will just be a little blog in the corner of cyberspace.
Thanks to him, now it is also a little book in the corner of a bookshop.
 
(We did mention and thank him in the book, but we thought we should mention him here too, so here it is).

He is Isman H. Suryaman, our editor. If you see proper Bahasa Indonesia in there, that's his hardwork at play. If you see bad grammar, that's our ego resisting.

Without his hardwork this book will never see the light of day. 

The title of the book, Kopi Merah Putih, was his idea as well.
(He probably came up with it after he rolled his eyes reading our silly suggestions for a title.)

So thank you, Isman. We know you do not need this (and probably do not enjoy the spotlight), but we thought this is the least we can do to thank you for all that you have done for us.

And sorry we forgot to write about you a lot earlier. 
But we're old. So we have an excuse.

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By the way, you -- our beloved reader -- can follow Isman's footprints on the web by checking out his blogs below:
The fool has landed (very very funny)
Bertanya atau mati (also really funny, in bahasa Indonesia)

He also published a few excellent books himself. among them are:

And yet he modestly calls himself "a former professional bus-chaser and a common office fodder"... 

5 Comments:

Blogger henny said...

I came across this blog accidentally, well, after jumping through so many blogs.
Will read all the posts.
Salam dari Henny.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Indonesia Anonymus said...

Hi Henny,
welcome and hope the blog doesn't disappoint..

1:53 AM  
Blogger isman said...

Wow.

That's... I don't know how to say it. "Touching" is an understatement and fails to describe the range of emotions I'm in.

Thank you.

I hope our excitement and enthusiasm which were poured into Kopi Merah Putih can touch the hearts and minds of Indonesian readers everywhere.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Rob Baiton said...

Lemme know if they start selling your book here in Australia, otherwise you will have to send me a copy :D

9:22 PM  
Blogger Indonesia Anonymus said...

Rob,

we'll be happy to send you one.
Don't wait until it is sold there because that would be never.
Mind to email us your address?

10:13 PM  

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