December 27th, 1949: After 300 years of Dutch rule Indonesia officially gets its sovereignty from the Netherlands.
This is a common misconception, and a Western-centric view
(why does the world still believe this).
Indonesia declared her independence on August 17, 1945.
Post WW II and the defeat of Imperial Japan by the allies resulted in allied forces coming to Southeast Asia, including the Netherlands who wanted to retake the colony. There would be bloody until the Netherlands officially acknowledged the independence via the Dutch-Indonesian Round Table Conference.
We did not call the wars raging from 1945 to 1949 as struggle for independence; instead it was the struggle to defend the independence.
That picture shows Soekarno (center), Hatta, and Sjahrir (left). Although Sjahrir was also a historical figure that would later shape the country, the declaration of independence was signed by Soekarno and Hatta.
Even if you mean the Round Table Conference, as far as I remember it was Hatta who met the Queen.
And the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands recognized that de facto independence began on Aug. 17, 1945. It was on 2005.
True, and Indonesia was never under Dutch rule for 300 years (it’s around 140 years at most, with some provinces never even had any contact with the Dutch until early 20th century).
That Book Meme
Tagged by: tristripe
List ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.
Okay, in no particular order, here’s my list:
1. The Name of The Rose by Umberto Eco
The Indonesian translation of this novel came out when I was being curious about European medieval art history, and then this book made me want to seriously study about it.
2. Summer Term at St. Clare’s by Enid Blyton
The first book that I read from the St. Clare’s series was this book, and it kind of propelled my decision to enroll in an all-girls school at the city I live in. I never regret it though, the years I spent in my previous school really helped me shape up my personality for the better.
3. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
My favorite among the series. I had a teacher who really resembled Snape in personality when I was in middle school, and I remember that I wished there was a teacher who resembled Lupin to balance things out and made my middle school years not so hellish.
4. The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
Among the trilogy books, I enjoyed reading Two Towers the most, mainly because of the battle scenes at Helm’s Deep and Eowyn. Dear Lord, I love Eowyn so much.
5. Gunung Azimat (Magic Mountain) - Folklore from South Kalimantan (Kalimantan=Borneo for you English speaker)
This book was printed by Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture around 1972 if I’m not mistaken (I didn’t have the physical copy with me, I read it at my high school’s library). Man, the story was really bizarre and surprisingly kinda feminist for a folklore from a patriarchal society like South Kalimantan’s Banjar. It left such strong impression that I made this story the main subject for my Final Assignment at university.
6. Kumpulan Cerita Rakyat dari Kalimantan Timur (Folklore Compilations from East Kalimantan)
This was also printed by Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture, but it’s printed around 1986 (I think? Same case with above). For a book that was aimed for children, this book was actually really gory. There’s literally a very graphic telling of a beast eating a child’s limb (!) I was already a grown up when I read this book and it’s still traumatizing for me @__@
7. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
This whole series is a pure genius in my opinion, and this particular book is the one that made me able to bond with a fellow housemate when I was still living in a boarding house around…7-8 years ago? We’re still good friends till now.
8. American Visions of the Netherlands Indies/Indonesia: US Foreign Policy and Indonesian Nationalism, 1920–1949 by Frances Gouda
A very interesting book about Indonesia’s independence struggle from the point of view of US, Netherlands and Indonesia. This is the book that made me rethink and question every Indonesia’s history lesson I was taught during my primary school time, and made me want to make a comic about Indonesia’s independence process in the future.
9. Bukan Dijajah 350 Tahun (Not Being Colonized for 350 Years) by G. J. Resink
Amen to this book so hard. I died a little bit inside every time I read or heard the phrase: “Indonesia was colonized for 350 years…..” because it’s a false myth that for some reason is still being taught as a fact in primary schools. It makes me want to shed bloody tears just to think about it. Every Indonesian must read this book for a start.
10. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
I don’t really have any special story for this book aside from the memory of going home from classes, brewing a nice hot coffee, and reading the book on my bed while heavy rain pouring down outside and the water splashing at the window. Happiness came from simple things in life.
You’re not under any moral obligation, obviously; and whoever might be willing to take this, you’re most welcome!
Thranduil the Elvenking [x]
Whoa, damn son.
Damn, accidentally deleted this post when I wanted to edit the file. Anyway!
Current obsession: pirate alliances of the worst generation.
I was marathoning the last 20+ chapters of One Piece out of whim, and then the next thing I know it completely took over my life and clutched me in its iron grip. The current Dressrosa arc! I swear the amount of fanservice moments in this arc are excessive beyond believe.
I haven’t been fangirling this hard towards One Piece since 2005, it’s like old fandom came into spring once again.
The Character Wardrobe Meme
Send a number to my ask box along with a character of your choice, and I’ll draw up the ensuing ensemble! (If the character chosen wouldn’t wear the option given… go ahead and sub in something else!)
DRAW YOUR CHARACTER WEARING…
- Casual clothes
- Work uniform
- Night clothes
- Formal gala garb
- Lounging, lazy-time stuff
- A party outfit
- Date night threads
- Something outdoorsy
- Interview outfit
- Tourist/travel wear
- A costume!
- Their sick day scrubs
- Summer clothes
- Winter clothes
- Um, spring clothes?
- Why not - fall clothes!
- Workout wear
- Last minute throw-ons
- The most expensive thing they own
- A fig leaf
Feel free to add, subtract, or alter as you please to fit your character bunch!
Might be a nice distraction from doing all these tasks (my brain’s going to combust). Request away! It’ll be in sketch or outline only though.
From a casual conservation from a rendezvous of a group of aspiring artists who wanted to do an original comic project together, the idea of compiling original short stories based on the atmosphere of occurring seasons of the earth was born. And now, we proudly present to you:
KIGO: a five-season anthology
Size: A5 (14.8x21 cm)
Pages: 92 B/W comics
Cover: full color printed on art paper 260gsm with matte laminating.
Containing wonderful original comic works from the following artists:
To purchase a copy (or several) of this anthology book, please head to this LINK.
We ship worldwide.
Untuk calon pembeli dari Indonesia, silakan email doujin.casket [at] gmail.com untuk info lebih lanjut.
Soft launching of this anthology book was held at AFA ID 2014 (15-17 August 2014). This book will also be available at STGCC (6-7 September 2014) and Cocoon Festival, Jakarta (25 October 2014-tentative).
I posted about including this book into my STGCC selling list, but haven’t mentioned about this project yet /FAIL orz
Anyway this is a collective project from artists mentioned on the post above. If I may say, we’re quite pleased with the results of our works ^ ^
Do check it out if you’re interested with original comics!
Ahhh! You’re in Singapore? I wish I could meet you but I have work to do. ;A;
Honey, you work on weekend? LOL it’s ok though I also often have to take extra hours to finish my job. Sadly I’m not at Singapore atm (wish I am). I’m bed ridden, having to battle this fever and this headache away -___-; Sad story.
Yo! been long time no posting. I was busy preparing for cons and dealing with rl drama.
Anyway, I’ll be camping along revefabre and starstray among others under the circle name MAHARANI, booth AA22 at Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention tomorrow. Above is the list of goods I’m going to sell at the event, do drop by to say hi and take a look around if you come to this event, yes? ^ ^
Also, I’m going to pimp these charms that revefabre made specially for this event, they are so cute and each is sold for SGD5 (I’m getting the Elsa one because hell yeah!)
Okay then, see you around after STGCC!
And thanks, glad you like my works :D
i’m sorry but every time i see the hobbit thing it’s just..
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Dir.: Peter Jackson
Came out of my hiatus for a moment to reblog this fine piece of manip.
Seeing a fanfic that has potential from reading the premise.
It also has great grammar and spelling.
The characters are all in character!
It’s a completed story!!
For ctcsherry, my partner in fangirling about Hetalia, football, travelling and stuffs <3 I haven’t managed to finish her request for past birthday (lost the data goddammit, so sorry bb!!!), so I hope she’ll forgive me with this offering of Miroslav Klose drawing instead.
Congratulations Germany for winning World Cup 2014! Prussia must be really happy now, for he finally be able to win the cup together with West (last time Germany won the cup, they’re still separate countries). Ugh, siblings feels once again, why did I have to torture myself?
What a roller coaster of a tournament! I’ve been following WCs from 1998 and so far, I think this year’s the most dramatic and interesting of all. Thank you Brasil for hosting such wonderful world cup, good job for every country who participated, and hello to Russia as the next host of World Cup 2018!
Damn, it’ll be hard to move on from this, I wanna watch all of the matches once again they’re just so good! Will they release a DVD set for this WC2014? Please tell me they do.