Welcome, blog-walkers.

Hello, my name is Yuni but you could call me Yuu. I’m an Aromantic Asexual Muslim and I live in a small town in West Java, Indonesia.

You’ll find that this blog is full of random things that caught my interest, my opinion about something or someone, and of course my daily life. So I’d apologize before hand if something that I wrote here seems judgemental or without any solid evidence and questionable. It’s only MY OPINION on certain matters that involved me and people around me. Thank you for your understanding.

AroAce (Aromantic Asexual) Indonesia Facebook Fanpage: https://facebook.com/AroAce-Indonesia-1248673855150099/
Crafts blog: Aryan801chan.WordPress.com
Email: ryyuu.tan(at)gmail.com
Twitter: @ryyuutan



23 thoughts on “About

  1. Hai, fellow Indonesian asexual here! šŸ˜€ I just want to say that I’m really happy that I found your blog. Most of my knowledge about asexuality came from American websites and blogs such as AVEN and Asexuality Archive so to me it seemed that most asexuals are either American or other foreigners, definitely not Indonesian. I have been dying to find fellow Indonesian aces online without any luck until I stumbled upon your blog. Sometimes it can feels like I’m the only Indonesian ace although I know it’s true. Anyway, you make me really happy and I feel less alone now that I have found your blog. Thank you so much and sorry for the long post ^_^

    1. Wow, I’m so glad to know there are Indonesian Aces that could find me through my blog. It was one of the reasons why I’m writing about asexuality in this blog. I want to reach out to Aces that already came out, still ‘in the closet’, or not so sure about their asexuality, to have someone to talk to. To know that we are not alone. To know that there is someone who knows what we really feel, what we’re going through.
      Thank you for visiting my blog. It’s really nice to meet you :).
      Oh and I love getting long post on comments section. More? :3

  2. Wow, thank you for replying to me šŸ˜€ I’ve been many of your blog posts about asexuality in the past few days and I have to say that your posts speaks more to me about asexuality than any other asexuality blogs that I’ve been reading for the past few years. I will definitely recommend your blog if I found another Indonesian ace who is questioning about their orientation. This makes me realise that we need a lot of articles/blog posts talking about asexuality in Bahasa Indonesia and written by Indonesian asexuals. I found some articles talking about asexuality in Bahasa Indonesia but those are always written by non-aces and often just translated directly from English sources, many also contain misconceptions about asexuality that I think will just further confuse many Indonesian aces who have just come to term with their orientation and also further alienate the asexual community. Visibility is definitely something that we all need which is why ace representation is our mainstream media is very important. Cheers! šŸ˜€

    p.s. I’ll be commenting on your blog posts also since a lot of your posts are great materials to start discussions about asexuality. I hope I won’t annoy you with many comments :3

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I know that we need more stuff written about asexual in Indonesian language and there were people who did this kind of things before but got discouraged by public acceptance. They were trying to educate people and answers their question. That’s why I made this blog more as a journal because this is what I really know, what I’m going through. So we need more blogs or websites that could cover all parts of asexual spectrum, and aromantic perhaps?
      About mainstream media coverage, it’s a too faraway dream. Mostly because only few people really know about asexuality, fewer knows about Indonesian asexuals, and only a handful asexuals that already out on public or social media (interested to join Asexual Indonesia fb page?). Maybe we should have gathering or something and hopefully someone in media hears about it?
      About comments, bring it on! Ehehehe…

  3. Eh, I’m usually not very fond myself about mainstream media coverage about marginalised sexual orientations mostly because that kind of coverage brings a lot of trolls that make me want to smash something and also it usually has so many misunderstanding and many “scientific” facts used to justify it and some non-MOGAI writers can be rather insensitive when they talk about MOGAI matters.

    I guess beside blogs or websites we also need a forum where Indonesian aces can share their experiences and ask questions. Something AVEN perhaps? :3

    Since I’m currently rather interested in MOGAI representation in mainstream media (books, movies, comics, etc), if you don’t mind me asking, what is your opinion regarding ace representation in fiction?

    1. As I said, we have fb closed group Asexual Indonesia, so we can’t submit question anonymously. There’s this talk about creating official website but I guess not enough resources? Currently we only have 15 members.
      There’s a list of asexual and aromantic books ( house-of-ace.tumblr.com/post/96599044603/asexual-and-or-aromantic-books ) but I haven’t really read any of it. Mostly because I’m more interested to read fanfictions :P. Well there are fanfics that tagged asexual characters. Maybe I should check one of them out before I get back to you? šŸ™‚

  4. I’ve read some of the fanfics tagged asexual characters and I think that could be an example of ace people writing about asexuality šŸ˜€ About the website thing, I agree that it will be difficult. Maybe I’ll check the asexual FB group later. Do you have the link to it? šŸ™‚

  5. It’s been a while since I last read that kind of fan fiction, but I should say that most of them get asexuality right. Thanks for the link by the way :3

  6. thanks juga sudah menulis tentang asexual… saya juga sedang antusisas mencari tahu tentang hal ini, dan cukup terbantu dengan tulisan2nya…

    (sesama Asexual juga) šŸ™‚

      1. paling ketemuan berdua aja dulu lah..gak papa kan? posisi dimana? Bandung? paling habis libur lebaran aja ya biar traffic-nya sudah ‘normal’ kembali

        thank you

  7. Salam kenal mbak, jujur saja rasanya senang sekali bisa nemuin juga sesama ace di indonesia, selama ini saya pikir saya cuma sendirian saja, soalnya komunitas ace yang saya lihat banyakan di luar negeri, dan juga sepertinya ace itu cuma dianggap mengada-ngada oleh banyak orang, mereka mungkin lebih percaya pada orang yang mengaku dirinya Gay atau lesbi bila dibanding dengan Ace.

    1. Salam kenal juga. Thanks to this blog aku juga jadi bisa kenal Aces lain kyk kamu šŸ™‚
      Di Indonesia, banyak kaum LGBTIQ+ yg cuma taunya LGBT aja. Ada juga yg katanya aktivis LGBT+ tapi jarang/hampir ga pernah bahas yg selain LG&T dengan alasan kurang populer dan ga ada yg came-out dgn orientasi selain itu. Ya bagaimana mungkin ada yg came-out kl mereka saja tidak tau kl apa yg mereka rasakan itu ada namanya dan juga dirasakan oleh orang lainnya.
      Semoga makin banyak yg tau tentang Asexual, Pansexual dan orientasi tak populer lainnya.

      1. Betul sekali Mbak , saat masih bingung saya juga tak tahu apa yang salah pada diri saya apa saya ini lesbi atau apa gitu karena disaat teman2 saya begitu ngebetnya married Dan punya anak saya malah adem ayem saja padahal usia jg sudah kepala 3 Dan saya jg tadi baca post di blog inimengenai kekhawatiran Mbak tentang kalau tua siapa yangakan menjaga kita sejujurnya saat baca itu saya jg merasakan hal yang sama Mbak .tentang pikiran mau pergi duluan dibanding keluarga yang lain atau jg married dng gay ,yah hal hal macam itu. Tapi in the end sih yang penting kita banyak berdoa yakin saja yang di atas akan selalu mendampingi kita. Oh iya Mbak suka anime ya? Sama dong saya juga,nonton arslan senki gak?

      2. Hehehe yah begitulah kl pikiran lagi cupet/pendek, pengennya yg instan aja.
        Wah aku sekarang udah jarang banget nonton anime (kecuali yg ada di tv lokal). Lebih senang baca fanfic sekarang.

  8. Hi, aku masuk ke sini gara2 Googling asexual indonesia. Senang juga lihat ada blog bahasa indonesia yang membahas aseksualitas ^^

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