Tuesday, March 17, 2009
History Fact :
Netherlands’ first visit to Indonesia wasn’t successful because of Houtman's arrogance. Later in 1598, Netherlands sent back a trading ship to Indonesia led by Jacob van Neck, van Heemskerck, and van Warwijck. This time, learning from the previous mistake, Netherlands manage to trade in Banten.
Well, Netherland was being kicked out because of his unintentional perversion toward Indonesia (which at that time was still nameless).
Bule (read būlē) is an Indonesian slang language mostly used to call Caucasian foreigner.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
History Fact: Well, actually long before the Dutch came to Indonesia, Indian and Chinese already been there for quite some time for spice trade. Also Portuguese, who's only been there for a while, and English too (both of them stay for a while in Indonesia, before they went out and returned again later).
Gag: Netherland really think that he's the first who discovered the archipelago. Well, tough luck... There's already someone else there before him. He's quite disappointed because of it.