Famous in Bergen op Zoom

Yes, we are in the newspaper! In the Saturday edition of BN De Stem (a regional newspaper in the south of the Netherlands). Following my Facebook call journalist Florence Imandt sent me a message earlier. The Brabant newspaper was interested in our story. She wanted to write an article about it, seen through the eyes of Lia and Coby since they live in Bergen op Zoom, the region Florence writes for. Lia and Coby (who are still totally overwhelmed by all the attention they’ve gotten in the past week) both reacted enthusiastically. The interview took…

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Victor found after 39 years!

I am completely overwhelmed. Speechless. And hyper. Today I made an appeal, which was shared massively on Facebook (the counter is currently at 6734 and still counting). And I can now inform you that it has worked … VICTOR HAS BEEN FOUND!!! We have just met on Skype. And oh how special this is. We can’t stop talking. Tears in my eyes as I’m writing this. Victor and I are also planning on visiting the two ladies that brought us to Holland – Lia Maas and Coby Tack – because THEY HAVE BEEN TRACED ALSO. Tomorrow I’m going to call both…

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Facebook: letter to Victor

Hi Victor, You don’t know me. And in fact, I don’t know you either. Yet we have already gone through so much together. Look at this picture, that’s us (you I have circled in red). Schiphol Airport, Wednesday, August 24th, 1977: you and I have just landed after a long flight. Our mothers, our culture, our homeland Indonesia, we have left them all behind. At least we have each other. And two Dutch tourists who happened to be in Indonesia on their holiday, Miss Lia Maas and Miss Tack. One day they just got two babies…

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