More About The Writer – Kevin Julyanus Tonie

Introduction from the writer

Hi everyone! I am the writer of this history blog, HistoFreak. My full name is Kevin Julyanus Tonie but You can call me Kevin. I am Indonesian born & raised and currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

If you guys ask me what I do for a living, I could say that my day-to-day job differs from what I do on this website/blog. Some might ask, “Why history?”. Since a little kid, I have always been fascinated with the past. I remember my days in elementary school, listening to my teacher explain some historical facts. Pretty much, I remember some other kids’ reactions showing that they have no interest in the subject. But it’s different for me, I felt that something clicked with me about this subject.

After that, I would go to local bookstores, browsing and reading history-related books. The first few topics that I remember reading are the history of the French Revolution and the biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. Once you get dragged to something you are interested in, It will bring you to other different topics.

For me, there is no right and wrong in history. History itself is not a topic/subject like Match or Science, which have fixed answers. But like what is mentioned in the quote below:

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity so that we can better face the future”

Robert Penn Warren, American Poet and Novelist

For those who are interested in historical facts and stories, you are more than welcome to visit this blog. This blog might not be big for now, but I hope it can provide information and new points of view to its readers.