Worth to Read Weblog[1]

6 Oct

Did you know who Nury Vittachi is?

I first know him as he permanently writes Unbelievable: Tall Tales From Asia column twice a month in Reader’s Digest Asia. On his articles, he writes comically yet witty comments about anything he found in the world. He writes about culture, health, cyberworld, travel, tourism, old friend, his family, literally anything. I bet all readers laugh reading his writings, by time we’ll either laugh at them or laughed by them.

So who is he?

“I don’t believe in concepts of race, nationhood or ethnicity; the only country is Earth: you and I are the same race, because we are both earthlings.” (Nury Vittachi)

He’s a journalist, book author, Sri Lanka-born, started his career at London, but now lives in Hong Kong with his English wife and their 2 daughters and son, all of them are Chinese and adopted. He had won some journalism and literary awards. He have written fiction, non-fiction, and childreen books since 1990. His books are written in English and have been translated to Portugese and Bahasa, though I never found one in any stores in Indonesia. We can read his mini-mystery writings freely here.

His columns are widespread anywhere in newspapers, including The Jakarta Post but I didn’t know about it because I don’t read it, and magazines. Yet we can always find his writings, mostly anything about Asia, on his blog, The Curious Diary of Mr. Jam. To read the best entry on his blog click here or here if you do online alot. Disclaimer: He’s so funny so don’t get offended by his writings. Like he stated in one of his post:

PLEASE NOTE. Before writing angry letters to me, please note that this posting is 82.5 per cent ironic, and of the rest of the material, about six or seven per cent could be classified as bitterly sardonic.”
(Nury Vittachi # Celebs: Above The Law)

As you can read from this entry’s title, I’m gonna write to you another weblog that is worth to read. I thank*) for your patient to wait for it, if you do wait for it 😉

Sources: The Curious Diary of Mr Jam Chamelon Press Wikipedia


35 Responses to “Worth to Read Weblog[1]”

  1. febriy October 6, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Just heard about that man….. He should be funny, he has indian blood…. ❓ hheh

  2. Novroz October 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Never heard of him before, I’ll check his blog soon

  3. nanzzzcy October 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    i never heard about him..
    mungkin karna otak gue yang pas-pas an ini nggak nyampe kali ya kalau ngebaca tulisan yang berat-berat hehehehe..

    • nadiafriza October 6, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

      beneran deh, tulisannya Nury ga berat, ringan banget. secara penuh humor, hehe 🙂

  4. M Mursyid PW October 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    I like this kind of man.

  5. aldy October 6, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    Mbak Nadia, aku nggak ngeh. Tapi seperti pernah mendengar nama ini.

  6. Aneka Berita October 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    Itu mangsut isi tulisannya jimana mbak Nadia, mubeng neh kalawo makai bahasa planet, wong diisi pakai bahasa Indon saja banyak nyang nggak mo baca. Mohon mangap yah, askom. 😆

  7. hendro October 6, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Like it, but i dont know him.
    Terima kasih dah di share, salam kenal dan salam persahabatan

  8. takuya October 7, 2010 at 12:19 am #


    ih, fotonya melet-melett.. wkwkwkwk

  9. takuya October 7, 2010 at 12:24 am #

    PASMAN itu pecinta alam SMA negeri.. 😀

  10. Acacicu October 7, 2010 at 1:37 am #

    Artikel ini bikin saya bolak balik ke google translate, hehehe;

    • nadiafriza October 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

      wah maaf banget.. makasih yaa udah segitu berjuangnya buat baca postingan saya hehe 🙂

  11. ~jayaros October 7, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    thank’s … 😛

  12. Lucky dc October 7, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Rekomendasi yang bagus,
    I’ll try to read that 🙂

  13. achoey October 7, 2010 at 7:34 am #


    Salam kenal aja buat dia 😀

  14. Asop October 7, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Never heard of him! 😀 I rarely read Rider’s Digest Asia. 😳

    • nadiafriza October 7, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

      afraid that i wrote it wrong, but no, i didnt. it’s rEAder’s digest Sop 🙂

      • Asop October 11, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

        Oh okay, huahahahaha!!! RFLMAO 😆

        Wrong spelling, wrong meaning.. LOL

  15. maminx October 7, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    hmm never heard of him :D, btw nice share.

  16. dhila13 October 7, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    wow… thanks to let me know bout Vittachi .. 😉

  17. yayan October 7, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    “His books are written in English and has been translated to Portugese and Bahasa, though I never found one in any stores in Indonesia.”

    me too, never found the books or maybe cause we never knew bout him before.

    thanks to introducing him to me, wakakaka

  18. aziz October 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    yang faham cm fotonya 😀

  19. Fahmi October 7, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    “the only country is earth”
    seems like i will check his blog…

  20. TUKANG CoLoNG October 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    yah, pake bahasa inggris lagi..
    meski berusaha ngerti tapi tetep susah mau komen apa..heu

  21. Mbah Jiwo October 8, 2010 at 5:36 am #

    wadoh bahasa inggrisan

  22. bundadontworry October 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    sepertinya ini sebuah rekomendasi yg bagus ,Nad.
    bunda kan coba utk berkunjung ke blognya
    terimakasih utk infonya ya Nad

  23. Yohan Wibisono October 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Nice Article, inspiring

  24. hellgalicious October 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    ga mudeng @.@

  25. adizone23 October 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    blognya Mr Nutty keren
    dan “poinnya” selera humournya tinggi di setiap posting walaupun sebenarnya yang diceritakan hal-hal serius.

    btw, MR. Nutty mirip sekali dengan Pitbull… sama-sama gundul

    • nadiafriza October 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

      “selera humournya tinggi di setiap posting” >> dan keliatan kalo dia pinter banget lebih tepatnya

      aaaa mrjam nya dibaca, makasih banget mas adii 🙂 you’re the first one to read him nih

      • Asop October 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

        Heeey, gue juga udah ngebaca blognya….! 😛
        habis gue baca posting-an ini pertama kali, gue langsung baca posting-an Vitacchi yang “toilet paper” itu… 😆 Sebuah kebodohan atau kepintaran generasi jaman sekarang? 😆
        * itu kebodohan!*

        • nadiafriza October 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

          mau bilang kebodohan, kok jadi berasa tua yaa hahaa :p

        • Asop October 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

          Seriously, kalo gue, gue bakalan langsung telepon, ngapain pake twitter-an segala!? 😆

          *terlepas dari fakta gue gak punya akun twitter* 😉

  26. ocky October 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    yeah dari tulisannya keliatan banget orang intelek 😀 thanks for sharing hihi

  27. martagajo November 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    I LOVE C.F.Wong and Joyce!!! ..and also Winnie Lim doing her nails 😉 It’s such a FUN!!!

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