• Personal,  Reviews

    Rethinking March & April 2011

    8 minutes past midnight. A good time to write about what I’ve done in March & April 2011. Actually, after writing my January and February summary, I tried to pretend to forget writing this, until @fajarh come to remind me :P So, I guess… I can’t get away from posting this LOL March was a total blast for me. It’s surreal to have 15 days OFF, stopping at these cities: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Amsterdam and spend time at: Dublin (invited by Enterprise Ireland, Irish Government to represent #StartupLokal community) & Beijing (Invited by @IndoTamasya just to have fun :D). The experiences & lessons were unbelievably precious. While spending my vacation in…

  • Inspiration

    Gate to Success

    Went to one day business trip to Surabaya yesterday, going to 2 events: Indonesia Bercerita and my Nulis Buku club Surabaya event. I wrote a story for Indonesia Bercerita’s book: 22 hari bercerita #2 called: Cerita Selma. I never write a children story before and I was confused on what to write. That’s when I attend my famous writer’s friend Raditya Dika’s writing class. He could teach really well, even to a 10 years old girl name Selma. And I was inspired to write about them. The message in my story is that you should be brave to try and make your dreams come true. About dreams, NulisBuku.com & I…

  • Personal

    Life After Crisis

    Let’s talk about life. Lately I met a lot of people who share me their personal problems. And as far as I remember, everybody have problems. Problems are there, not only to be solved, but also be the point of our learning process. So, if you face problems then whine, pity yourself, sulk and giving up, then it’s too bad. Because you have a good chance to use your problems as your turning point, because after falling down you have no other way but up and fly higher. After all the drama that happened in my life, I feel like I fear nothing. Because I know I own nothing. There’s…

  • Events

    On the First ASEAN Bloggers Conference

    I am honored to be invited along with Unspun and Herman Saksono to attend The 1st Malaysian ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference – Blogging Mindfully and Responsibly in Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur (KL), 23 – 24 April 2011. I was totally clueless about what’s happened in ASEAN blogosphere. So, what I have in mind about this conference is all about creating friendship with bloggers from all over ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam). But the first moment I step in KL and meet other bloggers, I realized that this is far more serious than that. Responsible blogging. This is the conference all about. Good point…

  • Inspiration

    Kartini & Technology

    Today is Kartini day. She’s been an inspiration for many Indonesian women to achieve more in their life. She wrote letters to her bestfriend, Stella, in Europe regularly, share her insights about women condition in Indonesia. And how she wanted women to get more education, equal to men. Mr J. H. Abendanon, the Minister for Culture, Religion and Industry in the East Indies, collected and published the letters that Kartini had sent. The book was titled Door Duisternis tot Licht (Out of Dark Comes Light) and was published in 1911. Now, Indonesian women have the same opportunities to study and pursue highest career. In technology & social media era, we…

  • Personal

    On Being Productive – How I Work

    A lot of people coming to me and ask how did I manage my time and do all those writing and business things and eventually becoming productive. And I don’t really have a proper answer. I actually have told everyone that I just do it. I just do everything at once. And it doesn’t seem to satisfy ’em. Now by request of my friend on twitter Daniel @darosi I’ll try to sit, thinking and write down about how I work. Before I start, I must tell you that this is all about mindset. For me, I have to produce something or making progress of something every single day. Today must be…