What Kobe Means To Me

I’ll never forget where I was, how I was, and what I was doing when I got the news. I was just getting up from my bed. Heavy eyes, still sleepy as always. I looked up to the clock and realized it was 6.14 AM.

In my 21 years of living, I had never mourned, grieved, and cried as hard as I did in January 27, 2020. Indeed, there were several emotional moments in my life where it was highly emotional. But never this emotional.

Never this devastated. Continue reading What Kobe Means To Me

The Essential Morning Routine for Work-Life Balance

Take a minute to think about all the things that can get you in the right mood. Start from the things that make you happy AND the things that you need to function.

Essentially, after many trials and errors, I can confidently say that improving your mood only obliges you to do one thing that (should) come easy: Be selfish.

The sad truth is, it doesn’t.

Your ability to stay focused and productive are key to achieving better results in the hours you’re supposed to be killing it. That’s why, with all the pressure and exhaustion imposed by your workplace, the least you can do is to get your body and mind in the right state before game time.

This is where regaining control over your morning comes in handy. Depending on what time you must go to work, it’s important that you reserve between 30-60 minutes to do zero work and, well, just do you. Continue reading The Essential Morning Routine for Work-Life Balance

Dua Puluh Satu

If I have to rate my 20 years old with a number, it would be 5. Not too good, not too bad.

Yet, here I am, February 14th, turning 21 years young and strong.

Sejak punya blog ini hampir 3 tahun yang lalu, ini adalah pertama kalinya gua bikin postingan tentang pergantian umur. Kalau dulu, gua malu dan gak enak karena gua terlalu muda dibandingkan dengan teman-teman sepantaran. Bahkan, gua lebih memilih orang lupa saja dengan ulang tahun gua. Harapannya sih biar gak ada yang sadar umur gua, hehe.

Turns out, 20 years old didn’t work out too great for me. Tentu, gua bersyukur karena gua diberikan kesehatan yang luar biasa selama umur 20. Gua tidak mengalami sakit parah, pun juga gua tidak mendapati sebuah tragedi yang mengubah hidup gua.I’ll be forever thankful for that. Continue reading Dua Puluh Satu

Money Can Buy You Attitude – Explained

Often when I encounter a heated controversy that involves a rich, privileged people being a self-centered jackass, one of the first things people say is “money can’t buy you attitude”. As much as I’d like it to be true, I wholly disagree with that notion. For a good reason.

Whether you grow up to be a saint or a jackass, I believe much of what makes you who you are today come from the external environment. A kind person could turn into an asshole if they grew up in a rough upbringing. Relatively young, open-minded individuals might someday become a key leader for hard line conservatives if they don’t pay attention to who they surround themselves with. And so I thought, if the most robust type of personality can be cracked with years of constant pressure from the outside, what makes you think that money, one of the most powerful denominator in our life, can’t change who we are inside?

Continue reading Money Can Buy You Attitude – Explained

Curhat – Talk of Life

Sudah hampir satu tahun berlalu sejak terakhir kali ada tulisan yang gua bikin bener-bener dari hati, tanpa embel-embel mengedukasi pembaca. Banyak penyebabnya, mulai dari jadwal sehari-hari yang memang cukup padat, bingung mau berbagi cerita apa, sampai memang dasarnya gua lazy snob.

Malah, bisa jadi penyebabnya adalah penyakit yang paling fatal: gua kehilangan gairah menulis untuk sejenak.

Gua tipe orang yang mudah termotivasi, namun mudah pula untuk terdemotivasi. Pantikan semangat yang sederhana bisa membuat gua bangun dari kasur dan berdiri tegak seketika. Namun jangan salah, sekali saja punggung gua menyentuh kasur, mengangkatnya kembali hampir terdengar mustahil.

Also, to be honest, life hasn’t been too kind to me. I might not really show it, but I remember everything. In some kind of way, that’s not really an ideal situation for me to be passionate about something. Continue reading Curhat – Talk of Life