About The Writer

More About Kevin Julyanus Tonie

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

If you guys ask me what I do for a living, I could say that my day-to-day job is totally different from what I do on this website/blog. Some might ask, “why history?”. Since a little kid, I am always fascinated with the past. I remembered the first day in elementary school, listening to my teacher explain some historical facts. Pretty much, I remember some other kids’ reactions showed that they are bored and wished for the class to end as soon as possible. But it’s different for me, at that session, I felt that something clicked with me about this subject/topic called “History”.

Right 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 Indonesia and the biography of Napoleon Bonaparte in a form of a comic. As you know, once you get dragged and addicted to something, It will bring you to other different topics.

For me, there are no right and wrong in history. History itself is not a topic/subject like Match or Science, which have a fix 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

In conclusion, for those who are interested in history and wanted to know more about certain pasts of our great civilization, you are more than welcome to visit and read this blog. This blog might not be big at the moment, but I do hope it could help in providing information and giving a new point of view to the future readers of this website.