When people said, I am very lucky to meet public figures during my worked, I always said that it was a part of my job. I had met many, but only a few of them that captured a memory with me. Either because I like them as a talented person or particular situation that made the meeting with them became unforgettable moment. Yep, here they are …
- Oka Antara
I fell in love with him since I watched his film, Sang Penari (2011). His character as Rasus, Srintil’s lover was powerfull, he made the character that based on the book ( Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk is written by Ahmad Tohari) alive! I watched his movie on cinema while I had stayed in Medan. And finally I met him on his movie premiere Killer at Planet Hollywood. He is so humble, honest, without popularity masquerade, he treated me like friend to friend.
- Eross Candra
My close relatives know that I am mad about him! Lucky me, I met him personal when Sheila On 7 promoted their concert with /rif years ago. He was a simple Javanese man with sexy accent! The best part of it, I wrote an article on his birthday for my previous work. I asked my boss, if I could make a story about Eross, something like the best songs was written by him. “Okay, you may,” answered my boss. I am very excited and happier when He had re-tweeted the link which I mentioned him. You can check the article on this link!
- Reza Rahadian
I was nervous when I got a duty to interview Reza Rahadian. I ever met him while I had worked at lifestyle magazine in Medan. I remembered I met him, when I had attended his premiere movie, 3 Hati 2 Dunia 1 Cinta. I asked him, if I could do interview with him. He just walked away while had gave me his mother’s contact. Okay, it did quite hurted me though, but I bet you, that was not my first rejection from public figures. The years later, I got a job to interview him! Finally, I succeed interview him and he gave me a compliment to me. He said that I gave him a smart bad ass questions! He just didn’t know how I prepared myself and really, really, really hard!
- Ahmad Tohari
I love his book, Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk. I found his book on my university library, hidden very deep on the corner of shelves. At that time, this book was not so popular like nowadays, in fact I found a warning in front of the cover saying that the book had an adult content. I canceled my plan to read the book, not because “an adult content”, I just didn’t have a call to read it. Then, around 2011, out of nowhere I interested to look for the book but could not find it. Finally, I downloaded it from internet. The funny thing was, when I so proudly told him that I read his book by download it, He suddenly speechless, seemed like he didn’t like the thing I have done for sure :D.
- Iwan Fals
Meeting him was another dream came true! I love his songs and like to play the same song all over again, Yang Terlupakan, Ancur, Maaf Cintaku are a few of my favourites. Honestly, I like his old version when he was rebellious and stung! He is calmer and slower, he lost his craziness side. He looks settled down now and doesn’t want to involve for any upheaval social in this country. I met him on one of coffee brand’s event which he is being the brand ambassador. For your record only and this is not an important information, but to be honest, I don’t really like the coffee at all.