Monkey Year | be Optimist, Intelligent, Agile

Gōngxǐ fācái, Bùbù gāoshēng

Lunar is coming, it’s a Monkey. Monkey is Intelligent, optimistic, confident, agile, curious, I put the positive traits, since I believed if at least those traits can be mastered, would make me a better person. So what I got on internet about Dragon on 2016?

“In 2016, everything takes a turn for the better. In career, they are given more opportunities to utilize their talents, and their brilliant performance will help them get promotion. Luck in wealth is also prosperous, and they may attempt to invest in new projects, which may enables them to make a fortune. Interpersonal relationships are also favorable, and there is no big problem in their fitness.”

I only believed truth teller if its good. So if its not good, I will soon get my brain activated its amnesia module. anyway, i also read some activities that will bring luck on Chinese new year, I cleaned my floor, table, with wet clothes today, they also suggested me to buy a new clothes, red color to bring luck. while my office colleague suggested me to use red underwear to bring luck.

I wasn’t made any resolutions from the Christ new year. I merely try to avoid myself into a “flat zone”, but its vague. I was so random; I walked with no purpose, during January. I had plenty energy, my mind jump around from here to there, but no crystal clear purpose, unfocused. Such a Rambo, hit everything randomly with M15; but it was Sniper bullet; a misfit. leads me into additional 3kgs weight, from my ideal 71kgs. it’s a mess.

Something gone wrong. Seems the system got a malware. Even I could defense that due to winter, my body need for fat to keep my organ warm. I must try to configure what the short term, steps are set, but not structured. It such finding file on my mac, but cant get the file quickly. A lag; sign of arising problem.

Last Wednesday on bimonthly Centraller toastmaster at City Hall, Recital, 1st Speaker talk about “good to be great”, I read the book years ago, his speech remind  me of bravery to take a risk and face challenges. 2nd talk about marriage, not for waiting to long. 3rd about Goliath, killed by David, but if you are the Goliath, what would you do to face David if there’s a second chance? Where’s the location of war? What strength you are going to improve to win?

I tried to correlate it with my life, I have to do something, decide where to play, and how to win, and capabilities I must acquire, and systematically apply it. not to play to play; but play to win. At least I must focus on things that going to happen this year, and 5 year to come. When I get 28 and 32.

Tonight I contacted my friend, Boss Ucup, an old friend, who allowed me to stay in his home, privileged me to study on his big and woody dining table, enjoy all supply food he had, and comfortable bed. He said about to be focused, Porridge can’t be a rice. Focus on things ahead, and grab the chance, or somebody else will, be decisive. Deep inside, I still have faith; that the best chance, is worth to wait, best chance will landed on the best landed zone. So, I must keep my self improved to become perfect matched landed zone, without s.

Anyway, I started to do somethings that I only thinking of. I hope I can do more things, not just only think and analyze risk and return. Some of it are:

Invest on stocks. Activated account I prepared since June 15, bought stocks I planned for long time. Things I only imagined when I read JP and BI for last five years. Exercise lesson from Investment class. I also subscribed into WSJ. It was lucky, since on Friday closing JCI hit 4700. As a hint, in the future, business that will emerge are: Healthcare & Beauty, Construction, and Chemical. But bank also good too. But it was too expensive, price to earning was too high.

Trail Marathon Race. during late 6 weeks, i never skipped a weekend without trail run.  trail run is different, it makes me more prepared before run. I never had any equipment before, only Asics shoes, a 55:45 Joint Venture result of my fortune in Macau; to gambled for 1st time with Mr.Vincent & Petrus, where my $100 become $2000 in 2 hours. I split 50% to my friend; I understood, gamble is forbidden, I shared the guilt to reduce my sin.

Now I am well equipped, There’s GPS watch,cap,windbreaker,water system. I thought this equipment just a joke or to make me feel cool, but it give me lesson, that Trail, is not a Road. We never know, what really going to happen, it could be tycoon, rain, or cold temperature.

Trail run such a life, its not a flat track, You know the route, weather, and distance. In trail, there’s peaks and valleys, weather changes quickly, lots of rocks and mud, even snake and boar.

Those dynamics and risky trait of trail, really excite me, pump my adrenaline. Challenged me to be Quick, Agile, and Persistence. Quick because probably boar will run for you, of course not, its because those in trail has higher speed than roadrunner, Agile because of unknown difficulties, and persistence because its requires long distance.

My 1st trail, was join a social-trail run, hosted by Jan Littlewood (until lately i found he made lots of records on most trail track in HK), the concept of social run: run as strong as you can, eat and drink (alot) afterwards. This group informed me about King of The hill race series. Last week was my 1st race marathon, it was 36KM the longest run I ever had. The fastest was Michael Skobierski by 03:35:47 and me by 06:23:18. 3 hours gap with the champion.  I ranked 120 of 160.

Podium, is just an ambition now, Can I run that fast? My leg, it little bit curved, mine is not a runner leg, it is a karate leg. I unable to overhaul my leg though, but I have a faith on progress of routine and discipline. will at least helps me to be finished on 80th position for my next race.

CIMA While my CIMA still on math paper. In this case, I think I can mastered it for the next quarter. as i mentioned, my weaknesses is on number, i always avoided dealt with number. Until recently I heard about international competence, this is one of my passport to be able to work everywhere, including at home. Home of Chicago Bulls. Some of my UK friend, scored high on this test, but the other one, Singaporean friend, he already did the strategic level CIMA on his 3rd year. They really smart. I take it as motivation.

Happy Chinese New year, hope We become More intelligent, More Optimist, More Agile.  Start doing

QB.HK. 2.46 AM.

Hardrockfm JKT– kiss me Olly Murs.

the opportunity cost – concept

it is 10:20 PM; 21 C. i am alone at Royal Terrace Flat; here at Quarry Bay. it’s been few days after my flat mate back to Jakarta for celebrate Christmast with his family and fiancee; while i am here; calculating my finance capability; about how to own a property when i get older as now. its haunting my mind since of course i am getting old and need shelter.

my decision is not to back to my hometown, and decide Jakarta as my second destination. where i think Jakarta will be my Hub to connect everywhere. so its vital for me to own one.

so how about House or Apartment? it is also something that i need to answer, my mentor(s) said that better to own house than Apartment, and it no need to be in the center of city (this is also a big question to me? i wanted in the center of the city, not the outer city) just at least you have one. while in my opinion, my concept is the closed my location to the city, or at least my working location, airport, entertainment, and social life, will make my life efficient. thus deep in side of my heart i will choose apartment.

the concept of “opportunity cost” – I live in Jakarta for 5 years; and i always live nearby office back to south Jakarta where i can access any strategic places within 30 minutes, and various options of transportation, car, taxi, angkot, bus (metromini, kopaja, qantas bima), bike, even running. and i rarely felt the stressfull of Jakarta traffic (so i always says to my friend that its a black campaign from other neighboring country to divert its investment into Indonesia). everything is efficient.

but, i also ever live for a while with my friend in pancoran area, the central of jakarta but it takes almost 25 minnutes only to survive the redlight, 3 hours into the airport, even the distance is shorter than my location. i just wondering the other folks who wake at 5 am, and depart on 5:30 and arrived at the office by 8, and get back on time by 17:00 and arrived at home at 19:00 or 20:00. it spend almost 4 hours at the street. in case you not having any business trip (which is the most luxurious thing from my previous company and i really miss that moment), with 5 weekdays, it will be 20 Hours or 80 hours per month spending time for transportation.

until now, i felt it my self. i thought its a Karma for me because I always proud about my efficient and effective time management. and now, i work at the airport and felt the same thing, even in HK, its rare to have traffic jam and efficient MTR system. i spend at least 3 hours for transportation. where i start to adapt to use my time to read or hear podcast to learn cantonese and mandarin; sometimes some mckinsey pdcast.

at this moment, i felt my life is not efficient not effective. i tried to bring book? but slept during my departure by bus, i listen up to podcast? but i slept during my return by train, or sometimes just being distracted by korean tourist or flight attendant. but i felt its not effective, but i believe that we don’t have any options, but we do have options to only sleep, talk with stranger or use our time effectively.

I really scared about time utilization, even i am not a business man (yet), but i do respect time allocation, If i dont have to take those 3 hours traverse time, i believe i will have plenty of hours to learn books that i already downloaded freely on torrent (which is top of Strait times or WSJ reading list). i can use my time more to learn mandarin and cantonese.

but, blaming condition, i belive is not worth at all. again, one thing we can do is adjust the sail. i try to pleased my self to accept this condition, and force my self to keep learn, read, and listen during my trip back and forth to the office.

so based on those experience, argument, and what i felt now, i think i still prefer to live in the center of the city, the quickest solution is pick an apartment, and home also in center. the first option could be executable, but the second one; its a attacking question.

during this week i browse internet, and i think i know, wheres my admired location to live. not BSD but Bintaro. its green, and i think has very good environment, and i never do price research before, but last time i see is at least i need more than 1 billion to have a house over there. a very big number, but at least i have new purpose now.

to own property nearby the city area. then, after i meditate at least 3 days lately,  i think i must have capital, and to have capital, u need to work, work can be from salary based job, or create your own.

for me i only have the first now, but hopefully i can do the second, very soon.

it reminds me about one of final statement of my mandarin teacher, about chinese verse on when u get 30. and also supported by Esquire guide that i ever read about “never eat and sleep on the same place when u reach 30”.

my point are:

  1. as we get old, we need to stand on our feet –> i try to motivate my self to be self sufficient and plan for the long term.
  2. work harder if you dont have any capital –> i try to motivate myself
  3. use time effectively, that time is cannot be rewind. its the most precious gift –> productivity

11.24 HK time RT –

 

 

27th; what would it be when you live until 80th .

It was common, people born in Indonesia has live around 63; its also stated to be holly in javanese moslem; since Prophet Muhammad SAW; passed away when He was 63. But it was quiet intriguing, since lately I have intense learning on China, Japan, Korea, and some advanced countries with problem on aging population. Now I am assigned in Hong Kong. I must traveled for 3 hours, back and forth from Quarry Bay to Lantau Island; during my 1st quarter, I always use public transportation. I see a lot of elderly walk by themselves, alone, and sorrow. And starts to ask government to extend retirement periods into 65 years; while kept blaming government about not react on that sensitive issues.

I don’t know what they thinking though, but I believed it’s grieve; to walk alone when u gets old. I always wake up in the morning, and do my marathon and half marathon or 10K when I visit new places on weekend, I see a lot of elderly along the way. Some productive elderly, they became cleaning service, security guard, and kiosk seller. In Indonesia; both second tier and third tier cities, such as Yogyakarta, Malang, Jambi, Manado, Pontianak, most of the elderly, are stay at home, isolated, and just spend the whole of the time being at home and seems isolated (especially woman); watching Sinetron or FTV, And they will be very happy when their child come and ask them for go out for diner or vacation.

In my imagination; when I gets old, its time for enjoy life in a “exciting” way, such as sit and read newspaper and drink a cup of specialty coffee and steamed banana on your garden, reading wall-street Journal; reading novels, listen to vinyl disk, growing flowers, and have funny chat with your friend and talk seriously about new ventures, and diner together with your grandchildren every weekend; and can have traveling without worry about office hours with your couple.

“I wanted to, and willing to have exciting and adventurous live when I get 80” I still can do marathon at least when I am 70; have an impact to those around me; and has something worth to tell to my next generation.

Recently I read some biographies, those who old but still active and rich. I read Mukhtar Riady, Liem Sie Liong, William Suryadjaja, Lee Kwan Yew those Old man, has did things in  opposite direction, live prosper and being more active even they getting old, and the business continues for their 3rd generation, and they seeing their generation succeed; ( and this leads me to learn more about Asia Richest lately ); and most of prominent figure; always told the story about their loyal, lovely, and smart couple; who support them to reach that level.It reminisce me about my parent too, which not see their child since they passed away when they still quite young, my mother passed away when she only 39, and my father 59.

  1. Stronger Feet; Longer miles.

Planned to be alive for next 53 years. The most intriguing part of my age was, when one of my boss and mentor, ask me about what I did have, after my 5 years working experience? I can’t answer his question vividly, since I really don’t have it; yet. I just have my brain, physic, and willingness to do something people not do, including cleaning the toilet. I come to Jakarta only with 800.000 idr 5 years ago, and a Golf bag, a gift from my uncle, containing 60.000 priced black shoes which I bought in Pasar Wonokromo at bargain; where the shoe heel pad; was wrecked, a couple of white shirt, and 4 underwear. And zero alumni friend; and use Matarmaja Train departed from Malang by 15:00, and arrived the next day by 9 AM; cost me about 51.000 IDR.

I felt grateful, I still survive, but his question, on how to be more prosper and stand on our feet. He told story about his story on house related investment and saving, and when he has first asset when he gets 25; he forced me to learn mandarin since it will be my ticket to live anywhere in the universe, he also give me opportunity to learn about strategic planning concept.

I also remember; Bosses Bos, stated about my lack of foundation on our one on one session, he said that I am such a beautiful Building, but have fragile foundation, and complex structure. It either to be strengthen or destroy the beautiful building. I did have another perspective on it. I do believe that his wisdom; is paramount on giving suggestion, and I take it as a feedback for me to strengthen my core. Human is not building, but human is an evolving atom, it can grow or disrupt itself into smaller atom, and reform into new atom; could be bigger, depend on what kind of atom that it crashed with. So the foundation, is not strong, but then I need to crash more atom to make my foundation stronger. And I hope I will have opportunity to crash my self more frequently, with more solid molecule, to make me stronger. and I interpret it; lately, as my ability to be my true self. Where I must communicate what I am thinking, without copy or use other people perspective; including way of thinking, communicate, and idealism.

I always respects all of my boss, which I always grateful too, experiencing 3 different direct boss for late 5 years, the first is teach me about empathy, the second teach me about perseverance, and the third taught me about interpersonal and teamwork. The other leader was taught me about being ready for more prosper.

Insights I learned is that, it’s an urgency for me to be a Man, with authenticity, confidence, and more forward looking.

I always be youngest guy compared to my peers, I was youngest in my school, university, and works. But not until this moment where I am being the oldest from my peers. I met very distinguished new friend during late 2015. I met Cambridge Nano Scientist and China Communist singer, AB, South East Asia focus social scientist and painter from NUS, CY, those guys are Younger, highly educated, and modest. Speaks many languages, quickly learn something new, assertive, and yes, social butterfly. I grateful, since it kept me alert; to move up my knowledge, skills, and interpersonal capabilities. And it’s blessing to have opportunity to learn something new from them. I never have this kind of excitement. I believed that getting old, not equal to have more experience. And I hope I can learn from those younger and smarter generations.

It was until 2 days ago, a video from TED X, from Tai Lopez. it was 3 AM and I can’t sleep, about concept of 33% of our friend must be lower than us, so we can felt better, 33% of our friend must be older than us, to accelerate our learning; these are our mentor, and 33% of our friend is on the same age with us, these are those people that we must keep motivate and encourage each other.

I felt grateful, I meet a lot of inspiring people which always show me the way; poke me; of last 5 years journey and don’t hesitate to provide feedback. Tai Lopez is kind a serendipity for me, since his equation is applicable. he also point out to learn more about people biography of famous people. I believed it’s a classic taught, but I still believe that worth applied. إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

2.Partner for long Haul; higher purpose.

A partnership, is not a race, and its clearly not a relay race. Its about long haul. Its about sharing purpose and love. The love definition, probably I took a word from certain topic during in Coffewar from a lady that I forgot the name; which she said she’s a feminist; love is combination between chemistry and sex appeal. Where I think still make sense to be embraced. Purpose definition is both must support each other ambitions.

I did involved in some relationship during my life, and I think this year is very critical to for me to aim the right one, even right for me sometimes not right for the counterpart. But I think the faster I decide, the better. Lesson learned from my mentors, related to relationship has taught me “there’s always more beautiful flowers; then you regret that you lost the best”, and I said its true, the interesting part of this world is u met a lot of interesting thing, but in this kind of stuff, I do need to stop the curiosity. The Zodiac said that the problem of being sagittarius is it weakness on “adventurous” side.

I ever felt ups and down during a relationship, even terrible things happened a year ago, which taught me a lot about value of trust and not to do the same failure. I do believe that something best fit for me will come;  and will be able to have a long haul flight with me, as a Pilot and co pilot.

anyway, I still dreaming the same thing, about going to Chicago, Beijing, and Israel. Probably Israel is the most interesting one, Israel is special country since its located in the center; between Africa, Asia, and Europe; and has historical. But we need capital to do all things right? Who gonna be my co pilot?. Wish Allah always give me right direction.

اهدِنَــــاالصِّرَاطَالمُستَقِيمَ

A Vehicle to GO; Create A Private Car;

some of my friend is involved in private equity, venture capital, and other startup business and seems fed up with corporate ladder. I believe those companies will be growing rapidly for years to come. It reminds me a statement from December edition of HBR, an advertisement that stated “are your skills on par with your ambition?” i do realize, that i still unable to do those complex things. It makes triggered to improve skills I lack of, including creative accounting and corporate finance, where I also interested on merger acquisition and more things related to consulting, strategic planning, and investment.

I saw a shifting interest on book that I read, I used to read a lot on marketing, branding, self healing books while in college, but late two years, it tends to be related to economics, consulting, corporate restructuring, and Asia; and it makes me more hungry to learn about history, what happened in the generation before us.

And I hope I still on the track to be involved on those kind of related activities (Even deep inside of my mindset, I still not confidence on my ability to crunch numbers; like friend from china and India) I said activities since I believe that money is not my ultimate goal, personal development, networks, and specific skills enhancement opportunity is still being my reason to do more. I believe on what I am doing will helps me in the future.

During my Graduate school process in PMBS, I learned a lot in term of team dynamics. I always try to collaborate with different kind of personalities, skills, and academic background. I grateful since I frequently have opportunity to met people who have high ambition, determination, and life purpose. And these people always inspires me to have my own vehicle; without corporation boundaries. Means having my own business. I realized now, I don’t have any asset in balance sheet, but by the time; hopefully my intellectual capital will be a good will to add into my asset value; and collaborate with those who inspires me; while I only still in an infancy. I wanted to say thank you for friends who always encourage me to do something more, and kept put faith that I can don more, such as Bagus ,Reinaldy, Guruh, Ilma , Sarra, Nurul, Vincent, Rakhmat P, Nana, Ahong, Steven, Derby, Mr.JJU ,Mr.MPP, and Mr.HBW.

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَعَلَيهِمْ غَير ا لمَغضُوبِعَلَيهِمْ وَلاَالضَّالِّينَ

I do know, I am living in a dream. But don’t you think; dream is the only gas that keep your torch, brighter. Since life is a journey, not a destination, I wish this conceptual way of thinking will guides me for the next 53 years to come. Never know the future.

Lantau Island, HKIA December 7th 2015. 17.25 PM.

 

 

 

Pavement To my Next Journey “The best car in the world will not take you to the right place if you do not know where you want to go”

its been years, since i put “on a pavement to my next Journey” on my line account. i never changed it, and it has been 3 years since i put Arek Bangil@Pacific Asia on my twitter account. and its kinda blessing that by August 29, i’ll leaving Jakarta to another Financial Center Asia, HKG to learn about Aviation Logistic.

Its almost 5 years, since i wrote about how i arrived in Jakarta, and live for a while with my uncle about how my life is. and i fully blessed on what happened during my life. it was my 1st day on September 2010, i was stand up inside 509 Qoantas Kopaja, a well-known yellow minibus in Jakarta, the first time i saw Prasetiya Mulya Business School, on the way i went to my first office. and that moment pave more thing to be achieved.

Jakarta, is really miraculous. its totally different, toward my habitat, i came from Bangil, a Small District on East Java. in Jakarta i learned many things that probably not changed, but i believed improved me in some points. probably, its better if i share some important things that i doing, until now:

  1. Learning about toastmaster; it was on 2011, that the first time friend of mind who came from Palangkaraya, and study Law From Undip, has invited me to joint the club, the first club is EXPERD toastmaster club, and then moved into PrasetiyaMulya toastmaster club, this is where i truly met inspiring PMBS guys, those are Sidharta, Sartono, Mutia, and Ard, those guy really inspired me, since they are so young, and able to deliver english speech in eloquent way. and until now those people keeps inspires me to be better, and in toastmaster; there’s always room for Improvement. then i started inspired so many things on TEDX. and by 2012, finally i Infiltrate my self to joint TEDX at Jakarta International School, those event has inspires me to become someone that must have influence and sharing knowledge to other people.
  2. Learning about Indonesia’s Night Club, i believed that this thing might be not properly positive things, sometime, i unable to control my curiosity. being worked in a company that has flexibility to fly into another city (seems to be each month i can go to 2 different cities), has enrich my experience. and finally i’ve go to Medan until Manado, and nothing can compare Jakarta for the night music sensation. while doing this Project, i hv a mentor, named bagus. he taught me so many things about wine,vodka,and whisky, and recently i learned about single malt, from another mentor.
  3. BNI Lounge@2F and Wall street Journal at GIA. i was so blessed, that my company has frequently sent me to business trip, since 2012, the moment that 1st time i had credit card, this lounge has been 4 years being my shelter before go to any flight, and return from any flight. it provides me with some magazine that affect me, called Jakarta Java Kini, Marketeers, Nikkei Review, Jakarta GLobe, while GIA, has provide me Asia Wall Street Journal, which always keeps me alert on what happening around globe. which i realize that my decision to take Finance Major on PBMS, driven by ASWJ. i realized that i really bellow average on math capability, but i strive to push my self to learn beyond what i could. and i wanted to state that the most influential things during late 4 years is ASWJ. it has changed some of my plan and the way i see things. and without my current company, i believed i cant afford that luxury, being so serene on the plane, while reading the news. what a Joy. being in a plane for 60-80 twice a month, is really a meditation time for me.
  4. Running. it was on 2013, the moment when i return to Jakarta after a quarter of Semarang Duty (actually semarang is my 2nd best city that i loved after Jakarta; even i grown up in Malang and Surabaya). the first running event was Mandiri-Karnaval Nusantara Run. and might be I wont know so much things about running, if i was not met Icha, a friend of mind who used to be worked in working-space rent, and talking about Icha, she is surrounded by gay community; which in return i learned how to respect them; but we never hangout anymore since her marriage. The miles i run, keep upgraded by the time going. i had done some half marathon. and honestly this year should be my 1st marathon, both in Bali and jakarta. but i unable to use the BIB number. but i believe, running, is not a hipster thing for me, i believe its part of my mission, and of course, i hope someday, i can joint The Boston Marathon. Running i believed has influence on the way i do so many things, running taught me about persistence, curiosity, and creativity. it strengthen my persistence since it makes me run consistently through long distance and respect for the finish line, which means i wont stop till something done. Curiosity, being not know about destination and forecasting distance is not things we see on the road race, but running in different cities without knowing the miles and duration has made me curious about finding my finish line; my starting line is my finish line. Creative; running in different cities, has give me much images; mostly natures that inspires me and keeps me fresh. thus i wanted to say that i believed that running is going to be my everlasting hobby.
  5. Driving matic car. Car Driving license is the first thing i prepare, before leaving home. in jakarta, the man who taught me about driving car, is Doddy, an UNPAD law degree, and MBA UGM. this man is the one who taught me about car driving, on early times in jakarta. but on 2014, i learned a new thing, Matic Car. it was my friend Car, Nana, a brilliant IT brainer, from Solo, she is the first person who believed me to drive matic car. it was two pedal; different with the three pedal manual car. i put my left foot to push the left pedal, and the right side for right pedal. it was totally mess. the car like got a caught. it was such playing a bom bom car it was, and finally now i can drive any kind of car, the matic and manual.
  6. Coffee; un-sugared ; it was since 2011, that i like to go to cafe on eastern kemang, and that time i started to learn about coffee, i like arabica coffee, and it keeps me inspired until now. talking about coffee, i only have 2 favorite cafe, Coffeewar @kemangtimur, Tanamera @Thamrin and Seniman Cafe @ubud. those places are very influence on the way i evaluate the cafe and taste a great coffee bean.
  7. Prasetiya Mulya Business School, 2013, is the year i Joined PMBS. a long awaited moment and dream come true. a dream that i wrote down on my library at Malang while reading the best business school in Indonesia, listed UGM,ITB, and PMBS. but after i attend those 3, i put my love into PMBS. in this place i learned about frequent team transition and shuffle. things that i considered fixes some of my whole is a systematical thinking, teamwork and convincing presentation. this place where i consider some people are very bright, those are people from ITB and UI, those come from both university i believed has distinguished quality. a sharp logical thinking, and i hope i can make progress like them. in PBMSi focus my study on merger acquisition. and i think the best and most inspiring lecture i ever had is being taught by Mr. Adrian Rusmana.
  8. works in the very competitive company. without working in my present company, i believed i wont be able to relaxingly write this. it taught me about leadership, empathy, innovation, and respect others. i learned many things, from strategic planning, budgeting, and even create an event for marketing. recently some of my inspiring friend was resigned,  but i lucky met mentor such as Reynaldi who taught me about communication and negotiation, Aditya on how creativity and humility can influence many things, and Dody on how to become smart and funny.

I felt blessed. in the future, i believe there’s so much things lies ahead. and i hope one day i can eat a bread and drink milk, in the Hyde Park, with my beloved one. I want to go There.

jakarta, August 14th 2015.

“The best car in the world will not take you to the right place if you do not know where you want to go”

More Disciplined, Responsible, Assertive Me.

there’s  4 Big things that has been done; and its pivotal:

1. i finally went to Singapore; and taking picture with MBFC (Marina Bay Financial Center); which is the building that made of Ms.Julia, those i met during my BAR exploration during 2013. and by the time i know that she’s Project Director of Menara Astra; the highest tower in Indonesia by 2015. the one who inspires me to go to Hongkong; which she said the best place compared to Canada, Tokyo, and SIngapore. (i am not too interested on USS,Merlion, etc, but i did something on club around clark quay)

Me  And MBFC

Me And MBFC

2. i finally go to Sulawesi, Manado, Bunaken. which is part of my mission for GOING EAST in 2014, so Manado is my first city to visit. always, i did visiting some club around there, and the quality is not quite good. probably the collest place is Score in Manado Town Square. i didn’t eat anything forbidden around there, but, i believe it wont be my last time visiting Manado.about Bunaken, i dont truly believe the palce quite good for snorkeling, i didnt know exactly for Diving, but Bali and Gilis are far better.

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3. on Job Related, i felt more inspired to be in a consulting firm, the passion to learn how to be in consulting job, is really strong in my blood, where i got so much insight during my green business and advanced corporate finance class in PMBS. which i lately informed that mr.Djoko, used to be BCG consultant. and i frequently use (and try to) his way of problem solving combined with books i read about Mckinsey. and 2014, is very great year for me, where, that’s the first time i met some people from Mc.kinsey, the man is Mr.Christian Raubach for corporate project, and the second is ex.McKinseytes, who has in SEARS, and now Strategic Director at Archilic Turkey, Mr.Hasan K. those two person has energize me, it has been long time i didn’t felt like get a pristine energy, which move my brain focus into being something like them, i do know, that mckinsey only accept from people from boston, or HBR. but i think, even not in those company, i think, i shall conquer the skills. which is the next thing i have to own for 2015. and luckily also, I met Pak Hermawan Kertajaya, when i was in my vacation at Ubud. Pak Hermawan is those inspired me to learn Marketing, and think like an expert on it. He is My Hero since 2006. and i met him 8 years after  his first book titled “Brand” i read.

Me and Pak Hermawan Kertajaya - My HERO

Me and Pak Hermawan Kertajaya – My HERO

4. I quit Smoking since November.  i hope, its not a cheezy statement, by me. since it just recently did. i quit smoke, caused by many factors,  like my environment, there’s get smaller people smoking around me, my close friend request to quit my bad habit. i also, very rare go to night club, since July last year. i also gets better health, and more strong breath and lung during my running schedules. i hope, i can consistently, keep my mission, to reduce my possibility get a lung cancer.

those all about what influenced me during 2014. now facing 2015, it believed, i have to changed. i have some flaws, that i must fixed, to make my personality, better. thing such as: Procrastination (which one of my folks; Awen – LPDP scholars in Toronto, said that its a curse for B Blood type), Blaming Others (which i believed its like a cancer – i hope its only what i felt – not real probably), and not being assertive (which is literally mean, not being the first, since i think it just only wasting time or its better being done by other person).

so, in 2015, i must be more disciplined to fixed my procrastination, Responsible, to fixed my blaming other viruses, and Assertive, to be more brave to take challenge (i hope my MBA soon finished so i can managing my time more eloquently lol).

to achieve those mission, i believed its so easily said; than taking action. but, i write in here, to foster my pace, speed to be  a person who is have self discipline, responsibility, and Assertive, which is a live skill, and can be used anywhere.

things that i pledge to do, for my self discipline:

1. I must joint Full Marathon in 2015 –> i must train routinely –> 100KM per month minimum

2. I must not smoke in public area – ( even i quit smoke, but, i afraid, social pressure sometimes affect my decision, but i hope it can be managed)

3. i must be more helpful to others, and change the way i communicate with other people, reduce my bad habit to commenting those whom i think have a bad taste, in many ways.

4. i must do my job more disciplined, more focus on time limit, rather than job perfections.

lately i dreamed if one day, i can be in Chicago, and having coffee and, listen to jazz music. with whom i loved.

i believed, that imagination, for me, is something to make it come true.

welcome 2015.

GMA.

Jakarta, January 3rd 2015

(this writing solely for my purpose to register what i did)

XLR8 – Accelerate and yet breath taking live of mine

it has been around 4 years, i’ve be hanging around Jakarta. i divided my 4 years experiences into:

1. stranger

2. adapter

3. pathway

4. going further

Jakarta, could be the best city for me, even sometimes money issue can be a big deal; especially for satisfy my anxiety on what the hell happening in this town. i do routinely write on my journal, a pocket book of mine that i always bring anywhere i go.

i used to be a stranger who cant find where the place i fit, and i learning to adapt on what habit that i must change in order to be accepted. but it so intriguing me since it force me to be a new kind of human. pathway, is my journey last year on focusing on explore all popular yet unpopular place in jakarta. and going further is a quest on my wit, that is it the end of my journey? is it the place that i will end up until the end of my age?

i do believe that i have so many dreams ambitions to achieve. i’ve been in Surabaya, semarang, Ubud, Bandung, and i still considering jakarta is the best fit for me, i never been abroad before, except Hongkong, and i just wondering if i could go more far away.

this semester, i considered a project, called GO-EAST. after found my instagram Map, stipulates that i never been in sulawesi. i also dont have diving license to make me able to dive deep ocean to find joy that not so many people able to see. i always like to try something new, that i called my self a lone adventurer. i love to go somewhere, and enjoy those places alone.

it also a problem, for me, a question of how long i must be alone? whilst i always praying for someone i trust to be with me, is it true that i blindly close my heart to my past? its a disaster since i unable to found clearly, what kind of person i am pursuing. even during late 4 years, i met some woman i put my interest on, but feeling blurred after frequent journey.

i think i must be able to accept my condition, whilst reduce the perfection i desired. i do believe that i have so much flaws, awaited to be opened. by chance and time.

i still focus on my study, i still focus on collecting money, and make new friends. but i hope this semester i will find a happiness that i am longing. while i gratitude to Lord for his blessing by give me chances to met so many interesting people, and woman.

 

i am sagitarius, they said i am unfaithful.

i believed that life is a combination of small progress, progress to achieve the big ambition. and in my brain now, have a BIG mission, and thats why  i put Accelerate as a tittle. i little bored with small progress. i need a quick one. this is a letter; unedited, and i hope its also a prayer.

coffewar, july 19 2014. 11:30 pm.

 

 

Jakarta – The Public transportation

August 3rd, BNI lounge SHIA

 

On The Resurgence of Jakarta’s Public transportations.

 

Thursday; Tebet, Manggarai

 

We were in An Avanza car, Called EFS, driving through Tebet District to Have a fasting Break; unfortunately, due to our departure from head office was on 5pm, we got stuck on the traffic Hell Jam along our way to tebet. From regular 35’ into 2 Hours. But we kept happy since I treat them Dunkin Donuts, and finally we got free food from our branch people.

Since, My friend want to met his lover, the car; of course being used by him, and led him to the north. Me and Reza, who don’t have any intention to go anyplace, decided to used Jakarta KRL. Its my second time from Tebet into pasar Minggu. Whilst Reza, for the 1st time return to south by using KRL.

I was so happy, since I only just pay 2000 for slicing rapid jam south Jakarta within 10’. Whilst Reza, when we arrived to pasar minggu station still amazed, amazed about Jakarta commuting passenger, at that time, at 9Pm still struggled to return to their home, and must get up In early morning to chase the same routines. Hell ya.

We conclude that we’re so lucky for having car facility by company to travel around Jakarta along the day. But, those who still trapped on commuting lane?

Everyday, 10 times a week, 40 times a month, and 480 times a year , spending on that “un-breathable” fast capsules. Its amazing.

 

I knew that still a lot of things can be repaired by the govt. but I do realized that our transportation totally worse. I remember my last hongkong trip, that train can be easily accessed and people don’t have to wait for 20’ for the train and stand up with smelly train. Their transportation are so well managed. I hope the new MTR will be established soon. But, let me give my opinion, before those happening, I am as Jakarta citizen, must be able to understand; stand on people shoes about how they felt while using Commuting train. And you, must try it also.

 

 

Friday, 2nd,

 

We had last day of our working days, me and dody, then decided to go to north Jakarta, since we had same direction but different destination, we agreed to used Busway, after Pak Marlon drove us to Kampong rambutan BusStation in eastern Jakarta.

One thing that we; felt was, along our way to kelapa gading:

  1. The waiting time of busway totally sucks: we gotta wait more that 10 minnutes for a single busway, and we cannot predict how long can we wait for the next bus à totally time wasting
  2. The Busway Interior Gets dull à I cant hardly imagine 2 years ago, when I was still frequently used busway to Cawang from rambutan. The interior and scent was so good, now, the condition, was really such a Kopaja – Rotten, lots Fungi Around, and the suspension such a metromini

And finally we arrived in Cawang, for 1 hour. Something that we can get within 15’ with EFS. The transit time was also ridiculous, we gotta wait for 30’ and after we asked the official, they said it trapped on a jam around PGC… $%#, how could this kind of information not being updated to the passengers. Let them wait; wait for the uncertainties.

 

Finally we decided to use Express taxy, the most value for money taxy cab in Jakarta, and finally I arrived in kelapa gading on 7:30.

 

August 4th

Finally I gotta get back to south, to prepare my return to Bangil. I went off from gading around 11am, and get the busway 15’ later. And head to harmony around 1 hour later. Arrived in Blok M in 12:35 and using Metromini 610 to head me to fatmawati.

 

Here’s the funny part when u using Metromini in Jakarta:

  1. metromini is faster than a car, since it has no rules and can push the gas as high as possible. But It cant beat Ojek (motor taxi)
  2. metromini Ticked price now rise into 3000 after Gasoline raised priced into 6500
  3. most of Jakarta metromini, act such as octopus, spreading black inked and its really dangerous for your lungs.
  4. when It engine got stall like I got on 13:34 am today, the driver asked the passenger to prompt the bus from behind.

 

An hour later, on 14:15; I decided to use motor taxi or called Ojek to drive me to lebak bulus, since I knew earlier that traffic gone so bad around lebak bulus.

 

 

So, that’s all my terrific 3 days with 3 different Jakarta public transportation