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  • How to Generate Ideas for Writers So, I just finished writing 2 books: one is my first travel journal, my story to find LOVE in 11 cities in the world (Yeap, I know you’re curious!) AND my first biography book, I wrote for my successful serial entrepreneur friend, Denny Santoso (you definitely want to read his success principles!). I’m pretty much in, [...]
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    July 13, 2015
  • #1Hari1Kebaikan di Bulan Ramadhan Bulan Ramadhan selalu jadi kesempatan emas bagi saya untuk melakukan lebih banyak kebaikan. Bukan hanya karena keberkahan yang berlipat dari hari biasa, namun seiring dengan proses menahan hawa nafsu, saya mencoba membuat kebiasaan baru untuk lebih rutin dalam berbuat baik pada sesama. Khusus di bulan Ramadhan, saya ingin proyek kebaikan saya direncanakan dengan seksama hari [...]
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    July 10, 2015
  • My Favorite Restaurants in Jakarta Let’s talk about food! I have stopped cooking since 5 years ago and I always, I repeat, ALWAYS, eat out. Of course there are times I won’t have time to go out, then I must rely to food delivery services. Thank God, a lot of my favorite restaurants already connected to food delivey platforms such [...]
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    June 4, 2015
  • How Twitter Plans to Help Raising the Number of Women in Technology in Indonesia “Why do you think more girls in Indonesia are interested to learn IT?” Dick Costolo @dickc, the CEO of Twitter himself, asked me on a rare opportunity to have breakfast at a roundtable discussion with NGOs for @TwitterForGood during his visit to Jakarta. He was intrigued by his visit to University of Indonesia the day before, where [...]
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    March 29, 2015
  • Recognizing Small Victories and Moving Forward to 2015 I’ve been a Muslim and embracing Islam all my life. While Islam means surrender, only recently that I surrender myself to the compassion and love of God. Accepting the fact that what I need is not neccessarily the same with what I want. And at the end of the year, I found myself losing some people [...]
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    December 30, 2014
  • Creating Miracles through Entrepreneurship – Key Lessons from Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 in Marrakech Whoever seeks miracles, will find it. I believe miracles can help accelerate our action beyond the initial plan and entrepreneurs are the best people to get inspirations from on how to create miracles. That is exactly why I’m so excited to attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, to represent my company NulisBuku.com – an online [...]
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    November 29, 2014
  • How to Discover The Power in You Saya sedang makan siang bersama anak asuh saya yang berusia 17 tahun, saat ia mengecek Facebook-nya melalui laptop. Karena penasaran, saya kemudian berdiri di belakangnya untuk melihat bagaimana sebenarnya timeline seorang anak berusia 17 tahun. Apakah sama atau berbeda dengan timeline saya yang isinya kurang lebih teman-teman yang berbagi foto liburan, artikel bisnis, quote inspirasi, [...]
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    November 3, 2014
  • Beijing International Book Fair 2014 I’m thrilled to be able to visit my first International Book Fair, Beijing International Book Fair 2014 (BIBF 2014) to represent NulisBuku.com with the winners of Tulis Nusantara 2014 writing competition (Ruwi from Ponorogo, Gege from Makassar & Rijal from Aceh) and Officials from the Ministry of Travel and Creative Economy of the Republic of [...]
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    September 6, 2014
  • Hector Alvarado and The Consolation of the Sculpture Hector Alvarado must be the first ‘modern’ sculptor I met in person (we met at @Komunitas1111  meetup). And he doesn’t look like a sculptor at all. In fact, when I visited his house and see how beautiful he decorates his house, I didn’t believe it was his work. I thought it was his girlfriend’s or [...]
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    August 26, 2014
  • Bulan Narasi 2014 Can you write a novel in 30 days? 800 writers try to prove that they can, and at the end of the month, 150 writers finally succeeded writing their novels in 30 days! That’s the premise of Bulan Narasi (Nulis Rame-Rame Nasional) that was inspired from NaNoWriMo (National Writing Month), a global annual event to invite [...]
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    August 20, 2014
  • Speaking on Innovation at rAsia Forum Moscow 2014 The only thing I remember about Russian is usually they’re on Hollywood movies in furry coat, being a secret agent, lots of snow and cold face. So when I’m invited by the Embassy of The Republic Indonesia for The Russian Federation to speak at rAsia Forum in Moscow, I met Russian who speak and joke [...]
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    July 7, 2014
  • From Tech Forum Central Asia 3 In Almaty, Kazakhstan I came to Almaty, Kazakhstan, as a trainer at Tech Forum Central Asia 3, but the truth is, I’m the one learning so much from this trip. First, I’ve learned that Almaty is one beautiful and unique city. The city has a magical background of the snow-capped mountains that reminds me of Narnia. I told [...]
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    June 23, 2014
  • How I Face My Day I have a confession to make: I took daily selfies every morning. Saya selalu menyempatkan selfie setiap pagi sebelum berangkat ke kantor. Kenapa selfie? Karena saya percaya pada kekuatan ‘looking good’ maka selfie akan memastikan saya look good hari itu. Saya bisa melihat dan mengevaluasi komposisi make up yang benar untuk meng-highlight kelebihan wajah saya. Efek selfie [...]
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    June 11, 2014
  • Me & My Makeup Moments Make up ‘aha moment’ pertama buat saya adalah saat saya ke Korea tahun 2011 dan menemukan Gel Eyeliner! Alat make up yang satu ini gampang diaplikasikan, tahan air, dan benar-benar awet tak berubah bentuk hingga malam hari. Gel eyeliner tak hanya membuat mata kecil saya terlihat lebih besar, namun juga merubah penampilan saya secara keseluruhan. [...]
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    June 8, 2014
  • How to Work in Paradise: Start with Hubud Last weekend, I have to work overtime but I have nothing to complain about, because I was working in paradise. NulisBuku.com and The Bay Bali held a writing competition ‘Letters of Happiness’ and a writing workshop in Bali. Me, my NulisBuku.com partners and my lovely writer friend Feby Indirani, headed to Nusa Dua, to speak [...]
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    April 30, 2014
  • Empowering Productivity at CrowdSourcing Week Global Conference 2014 People say, “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.” – I was definitely in the right room when I attended CrowdSourcing Week Global Conference 2014 in Singapore, 7 – 10 April 2014. The event was packed with brilliant speakers and visionary audiences. That way, I found myself learning new things [...]
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    April 19, 2014
  • For the Love of Words – From The 1st ASEAN Literary Festival 2014 I read more of Indonesian literature books in 3 days than in years, while attending ASEAN Literary Festival 2014 from 21 to 23 March 2014 in Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta. Thanks to the fabulous programs, from poetry reading performance by Krishna Pabhicara, Khairani ‘Okka’ Barokka and Sosiawan Leak (they are my favorites), have access to high [...]
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    March 25, 2014
  • La Journée de la Femme Digitale 2014 Palais Brongniart was forbidden for women until the late 50s. Naturally, it was the perfect place to celebrate International Women’s Day 2014 #IWD. So, Catherine @cathbarba & Delphine @DelphineRB decided to use the venue, also known as Place de la Bourse (The historical Paris Stock Exchange), for their La Journée de la Femme Digitale 2014 Conference #JFD on [...]
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    March 15, 2014
  • The Traveling Words Writing Retreat: Journey to Your Heart People are curious about The Traveling Words. Honestly, we were also curious on how The Traveling Words going to manifest. When Hanny & I first talked about this initiative, we found out that writing has helped us to overcome some challenges in our life that eventually grow us to become a better person. And we [...]
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    February 11, 2014
  • Rock & Roll Awareness Sometimes awareness come to our mind after we experience hardships in life. I heard the term ‘Rock & Roll Awareness’ the first time on @Komunitas1111 meetup. We were talking about Awareness and one of our friends, @PittaSekar, who just lost her dad to lung cancer 2 months ago, share about the last days of her [...]
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    February 3, 2014