Some of them said that it was just a bunch of gossip, some of them said that it’s not a journalism work because it’s very subjective yadda yadda yadda (Well honey, it’s hard to find an objective journalism work these days. Media is controlled by companies who are linked to govt). Anyway, there were big wave of nasty comments coming toward me. It was terrifying!
Frankly, I was shocked reading those comments. I refused to read further for few weeks. But I must say that I am grateful because those haters actually inspired me to write my next book.
So when I went to Times Bookstore in Plaza Singapura, I saw this book and purchased one. I read nearly half of the book within few hours over few glasses of Chardonnay. Since I read the title, I already assumed that it would have similar content to my book Bule Hunter. And YES IT IS!
It talks about Indonesian women, Western men, Indonesian men, western women,money, sex and relationship. However, it seems nobody attacking the Australian author Malcolm Scott. At least, I didn’t hear about it.
Is it because the author is a man? Is it because the author is a Westerner? Or is it because he choose a soft title instead of Bule Hunter?! Or is it because it’s written in English and doesn’t get a lot of media exposure in Indonesia (if I understand correctly)?
Oh well, we are still living in an era and place where women can hardly say their voices loudly and bluntly!