On behalf of the Cafe, I would like to wish you all a great new year. May God bless you.
A little digression if I may:
The Cafe was started in October 2005. The hosts had been in close contact one another through emails. Somehow we thought, it might be a good idea to share the musings with other people. That way, we can learn a lot. And we do learn a lot: the comments, arguments, questions have been very enriching for all of us. Thank you, all. We hope to continue the fruitful discussions.
Some friends ask, why the name? The last name is easier. "Salemba" is where the hosts come from, academically -- they were college mates. The surname "Cafe", on the other hand, is inspired by a famous economics blog, Cafe Hayek. We, however, take that term in a more fun way. We (try to) treat this blog as a virtual cafe. We serve food for thoughts, and you can complain when the food is bad, and you can even request a "song". We encourage disagreement -- looking at our mistakes through other people's eyes is sometimes far more effective way of learning.
Finally, we have a good news. Due to visitors request -- we can't agree more -- Rizal will keep playing in the Cafe. And stay tuned for more inspiring guests to come!
Happy new year!