10 Things I am Grateful For

Everyday I look around myself and each day I see something new and ancient that are all special contributions adding to the reality around us. Each person, no matter what shape, color, race, or personality that he or she has is gifted with a special blessing that all should be grateful for.

I will try not to bored you with my desultory writing, but rather to tell you a short list on several things that I am grateful for in life. Of course, in my defense, there are more things to be grateful for. Things that goes unnoticed in this list, they still exists and probably more important than I ever thought. Spare me some judgement, we are all prisoner of the moment. Continue reading 10 Things I am Grateful For


“Van, menurutmu keperawanan itu bakal jadi kriteria kamu dalam memilih pasangan gak?” dia tanya gue.

Pertanyaan ini dilontarkan salah seorang teman cewek gue ketika kami sedang bertatap muka sambil duduk santai di sebuah tempat yang sepi. Topik yang sensitif, tapi why not?

Mari kita abaikan siapa teman cewek yang bertanya hal ini kepada gue dan alihkan fokus kita ke pertanyaannya. Jujur, ini adalah salah satu pertanyaan paling sulit dan menjebak yang gue terima. Apapun jawaban yang akan gue keluarkan dapat menjebak gue kepada sebuah pendapat yang akan sulit diterima oleh semua orang.

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Resolusi 2017

Ini adalah pertama kalinya sejak tahun 2013 gue bisa santai2 pas menjelang tahun baru. Kebijakan UGM yang memajukan semua kegiatan di kalender akademik membuat mahasiswa kampus kerakyatan ini gak perlu merayakan tahun barunya bersama kertas ujian untuk momen kali ini.

Anyway, sekarang udah tanggal 23 Desember 2016. Sekitar 8 hari lagi gue akan membuang jauh jauh kalender 2016 yang terpasang di sudut kamar. Iya, secepat itu. Gue masih ingat dengan sangat jelas awal tahun ini gue sedang apa, dan rasanya sedikit gak percaya sebentar lagi chapter 2016 akan segera berakhir.

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Leading With Power or Influence?

Defining what a leadership is can be a tricky thing to do since each people have different views in mind. According to mindtools.com, there are countless of version about how people interpret the word “leadership”. Some example are:

  • Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things.
  • Leaders are people who do the right things
  • Leaders set example for those below him to follow.

Yet, among those definitions on the internet, I have to admit that this one below sounds much better (and definitely much more ‘honest’) than any other philosophical definitions people tend to interpret.

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2016, You rock!

I was born and raised in Jakarta. As Jakarta citizen, I consider myself as a privileged who don’t need to worry about life other than trying to avoid eating dirts and open a drug cartel down the alley during my teenage years. Having said that, it is human nature to get soft and comfortable when everything seems to go their way.

Whenever a stranger or an acquintance asks me what I want to be someday, I answer that I want to be a successful businessman — for that is what I have dreamed about. Being able to run my own company while also help more people will be an incalculable blessing for me. Continue reading 2016, You rock!