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.
By the way, you -- our beloved reader -- can follow Isman's footprints on the web by checking out his blogs below:
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"...