Monday, July 11, 2011

Colson in Jakarta

Yesterday, Sunday 10 July 2011, I met with one of my closest on-line friend namely Colson a.k.a Jerry van den Brink, who wrote interesting posts on his blog from Holland.

As we have both promised, at 12 noon I came to the house of Colson's son i.e Igmar in Kebayoran, South Jakarta, where he stayed during his visit here.

The sun was shining very bright, but unfortunately the traffic was not as enjoyable as I have predicted, probably because it was the last day of school holidays.therefore parents were taking their children out. Many roads in Jakarta were jammed.

Although it was the first time that I met Colson, however I felt comfortable talking to him, probably because we both shared Socialist Democratic ideas, and we have been communicating with each other almost every day i.e. by giving response to each others blog posts for quite a long time.

I drove him through the streets of Jakarta starting from Cipete, Blok M, Asean Secretariat, Jalan Sudirman, Jalan Thamrin, Monas, Istiqlal Mosque, Cathedral Church, the Dutch World WarII Cemetery and lunch at a Balinese restaurant in Ancol Beach resort. We talked about lots of things including politics, justice etc.

From Ancol we passed the State Palace and Presidential office complex, but when we visited that National Museum, it was already closed.

Colson invited me for a dinner with his son and family but unfortunately it was already 6 pm when we reached the house of Colson's son, which is late for me because I have to go home early. 


cooson said...

Okay, this deserves a short interruption from my blogosphere vacation ... :)

Harry, you've been the most tremendous host and guide I could have wished for. Thank you for both your great hospitality and your kind words above. :)

Hope to continue the relationship. Be it by blogging or, which I would prefer, face to face (in Utrecht or Zeist).

Multibrand said...


Thank you for interrupting your blogoshphere vacation.

It was a pleasure to accompany you during your visit to Jakarta.

I wish that I could have dinner with you, your son, daughter in law and grand son, but unfortunately I can't.

I look forward to seeing you again face-to-face in Zeist/Utrecht and/ or even Jakarta (why not?)

smp 3 lembang said...

wah serunya bisa kopdar langsung pak apalagi dengan sahabat Internasional gitu, Colson , reader tetap blog ini

Multibrand said...

Memang seru sekali bertemu face to face dengan sahabat blog.

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

pasti lebih keren kalo ada foto2nyaa. come on sir, upload the photos :D

i dont even know ur face

Multibrand said...


Karena asyik ngobrol saya lupa ambil foto. Nanti saya minta ke Colson dia pakai video camera.

Nanti kalau anda mengadakan kopdar lagi saya ikut.

Wisata Murah said...

selamat datang di indonesia untuk Colson sahabat blogger anda

sepertinya kalau membanca certita dari posting anda.. berdua sangat bersahabat,

dan saya berharap bersahabatan anda bisa abadi dan membuahkan sesuatu yang bernilai positif.. selamat sob

Setyo-Utomo Said said...

Initially I would also meet Colson in Jakarta, but unfortunately I was very busy . Hope that he has very happy vacation in Indonesia.

triesti said...

Sounds like you guys had fun. Wished I could join, but I had to accompany my mom to a dance class. Next time hopefully I could join you!

Muhammad-Dadan said...

that's wonderful moment that we can have. it's seldom to meet offline with another blogger from abroad.
Nice to know you n your blog.

Multibrand said...

@Wista Murah,
Kita akrab secara online, jadi waktu bertemu menjadi akrab juga.

@Pak Utomo,
Sayang Bapak tidak datang.

If you were with us, it would be great.

Yes it was wonderful.
Thank you for dropping by.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

saya sering liat beliau komen di blog ini. :)

Multibrand said...

Colson memang "langganan" tetap, dia sekarang berada di Bali.

Fahrizi Noer Fajar Azman said...

wah... seru banget bisa kopdar...

jadi ingin kopdar bersama Multibrand.. :)
bisa kah?

attayaya-usg said...

asiiik neh kopdar ma blogger lain
untuk mempererat persahabatn dunia maya ke dunia nyata

Umihoney said...

Salam Harry,

Sounds great.Pix would be awesome.
Have a wonderful weekend ahead Harry.

boyin said...

Pak Harry, after Mr. Colson, we should also go sometimes for chit chat as i will back for good to jakarta.

Multibrand said...

Boleh sekali, hubungi saya di: atau
021 4651 9898

Iya memang asyik bertemu secara nyata dengan teman2 dari dunia maya.

Yes Umi, I look forward to seeing you face to face, maybe in KL/PJ one of this days.

I look forward to seeing you my friend. I can be reached :
021 4651 9898

r10 said...

jadi ingin tahu seperti apa rupa Colson :D

Multibrand said...

Orangnya bagus, silakan berkunjung ke blognya dan komunikasi dengannya, pasti dia senang.