Wednesday, July 21, 2010

i love this life :)

i dunno where to start

let's rewind back to 2005...

in 2005, this is what my life looks like :
i lived in jogja,
a college students whom still try to finished the architectural bachelor degree,
don't have a regular income but very good at spending money :),
lived in a luxurious parent's house - functioned as a basecamp with 2 housemaid,
drive a car but mostly cannot afford full tank gasoline,
often went to bude's house for free meal :),
have a pentium 4 PC in my room with dial up internet connection
(still remember the sound when the modem dial to telkomnet instan :P),
i use Panasonic GD92 mobile phone with pre-paid number (ngirit abis deh !),
but most importantly, i have a huge dreams and a lovely girlfriend :)

life begins !

i graduated (after 9 years of college)
move to jakarta,
find a job (quite interesting process though :D),
starting to have regular income (it looks good at that time :D),
lived in an OK parent's house in jakarta (very strategic location),
drive a car and starting to afford full tank gasoline (sometimes),
less free meal,
don't have own computer,
using 'family' computer with (still) dial up internet connection,
still using Panasonic GD92 (can't afford new one at that time),
with pre-paid number (still quite 'ngirit') :P,
but still...
i have a huge dreams and very lovely girlfriend :D

and now...
around 5 years later,
i still lived in jakarta,
i'm the country head of an american manufacturing company,
with the salary almost matching my age (in million rupiahs),
still very good at spending money but prefer to invest it :),
lived in a small yet cozy 'kontrakan' in a very strategic location
(i can afford to buy own house in serpong area,
but choose the kontrakan for a 'practical reason')
drive car and always buy fulltank when it's time to fill the gasoline :)
eat decent meal almost all the time,
i use Lenovo T61 laptop (this is my 3rd year using it)
with the Wi-Fi internet connection at home :)
i'm using iPhone 3G[S] with post paid number :)
and still i have a huge dreams, but no girlfriend anymore,
coz the lovely girlfriend has become my lovely wife,
and oh...
i have a baby boy now :)
yes right... i'm a daddy now :D

one thing for sure...
i know the future is bright, as long as we fight for it !
coz i already fought for the last 5 years to have the life i live now,
i also know that there will be much more ups and downs,
and i need to learn more, read more, action more...
and yes of course money helps...
it helps a lot !
but again... money it's not everything...
'our way of thinking' is much more important !

i'm extremely grateful for this life...
Alhamdulillah... Thank God,
You gave so much to me, and i'll do my best to give back to You...

the conclusion...
have a huge dreams, and have a lovely girlfriend !
that's the secret of my life :)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

- My 31st Birthday -


Thursday, September 25, 2008

some irony in life

life is always full of surprise,
i remember exactly that there's one day in 2005
when i had to borrow IDR 10,000 from my hunnybunny
to buy a petrol for my car...
and at that amount, i only get 2.22 liter...

the paragraph written above,
actually enough to explains my financial situation at that time.
i'm still grateful for what i have at that time though,
i mean...
thank god i still drive a car, i still can eat,
and most important thing is i still have someone who love me,
and i still have my health.
but financially...
i'm so inadequate.

and then after struggling for at least 1 - 2 years,
now i'm starting to have a good life.
and sometimes i feel this is a bit irony.
how come ?

last week...
i went to dinner with my dad and his wife,
we went to Thai Restaurant near Ratu Plaza,
i took them there just because my dad wants to go there,
and since now thank god i can afford decent meal,
i took them there.
the place was nice, the food was also very nice,
but the price...
hmm... actually i'm not yet familiar with the price range,
it's obviously too high for my previous/regular standard :)

amazing things happened...
the person who sat on the table beside me
is the boss of one of my Panduit partner.
we chit-chat a bit,
and later on...
i'm so thrilled when i check for my bill,
he already paid all of my bill...

man... this is ackward,
i mean...
i never experienced such things in my life before,
of course this situation automatically edifiy me in front of my dad.
but still, feels ackward to me

on the way home,
my dad reminds me to thank god for the blessing in my life.
and once again i'm totally grateful for what i have in my life.
(thanks for the reminder dad...)

and then i'm started to think...
when we didn't have the money,
we cannot afford to buy things we want or even need,
but when we starting to have the money,
sometimes we don't have to use the money
to buy things we want / need.

referring to 1st paragraph,
i had to borrow money from my hunnybunny to buy a petrol,
now when i'm starting to have money and i can afford to buy petrol,
my company covered my petrol so i don't need to use my money
to buy petrol.
so basically we can say it's a free petrol for my car now.

it's also happened on many other things in me,
such as...
communication, meal (lunch / dinner), and even my car maintenance.
once again... how come?

sometimes i eat lunch / dinner for free,
since my company covered some entertainment meals when required,
or somebody else paid the bill for me (like the example above).
my mobile monthly billing is totally covered by the company,
and they also provide transportation allowance
which i can use as a maintenance fund for my car,
they even covered my internet bill at home.

so now we can say
i have free petrol, free communication, free home internet,
sometimes free lunch / dinner,
and even free rebuild / refurnished my lovely car step by step.
it's all for free, even though now i can afford all those things myself.

isn't these an irony ?
actually it's not (totally) free,
since i work for them,
so it's just a facility provided by the company to me,
beside my monthly salary.

"what a good life..."

Remember : the enemy of a great life is a good life.

for me it is an irony,
but perhaps life is full of irony,
who knows?

considering my situation,
actually i personally think that this is just the beginning,
because i still expecting more greatness to be happened in my life.
because i want my life to be significance to others.
and because once i heard :

"success is when you can bring value to yourself,
significance is when you can bring value to others..."
- nancy dornan -

always expect the best in life, and prepare for the worst.

- peace -

Thursday, September 18, 2008

entourage (TV series on HBO)

Entourage is back on air !
i can't wait to watch 'the gank' again,
especially Mr. Ari Gold - the hyper aggressive agents.
he's my fave :D

can't wait to see his expression,
and i can't wait to hear the 'curse' from his mouth !

Saturday, May 03, 2008

life after voltus-v

after voltus-v, life isn't much intresting anymore
hehehe... just kidding !

after voltus-v,
there are job training in Shanghai - China,
attended Network 21 Leadership Seminar,
Got Indovision Installed at my home,
spend around IDR 1 million on 1 day on a meal
(for lunch-with family and dinner-with hunnybunny),
what a life improvement !

and... i love my life even more
due to i'm starting to have and feel a balance in my life,
in this level of comfort zone.

if i still want to improve my quality of life,
i need to get out of this comfort zone,
being imbalance again, to achieve my next goal !
bye-bye comfort zone...
let's work smartly harder !

Sunday, March 09, 2008

after 22 years...

after 22 years of dreaming,
i've bought a VOLTUS-V Robot !

silly? maybe...
crazy? absolutely !

the first time i've seen and touch this robot
is when i'm still in 3rd grade of elementary school.
i still remember the moment i drop my jaw
seeing the voltus-v robot, touched it, played it...
it was in my friends home at permata hijau,
wow ! seems like yesterday...

my huny told me to buy the robot,
i'm glad she's fine with that,
due to the very expensive price,
voltus-v robot and big falcon (the headquarter)
cost more than IDR 2 million :)
first she doesn't agree at all,
that much for a robot ? and its home?
it's like a barbie and its house right?
in this age ?
come on...
but after we both exploring the 'sample' of the 'thing',
she's started to change her mind :)

i just bought it !

the famous v-together formation

volt machines at big falcon

Sunday, February 24, 2008

lack of health...

cough... damn you !
gw batuk2 sampe hari ini kok blm ilang yah,

flash back dikit ya...
after 24 jam gw stuck di KL,
akhirnya gw landing juga di jakarta
and sampe rumah, naro barang,
langsung pe'gi lagi ketemu 'hunyku'
kangen bo !
maklum tipe cowo setia,
walaupun di cancun 'da chicks' nya sangat menggoda,
tetep aja no one can compete with hunyku,
not even sandra dewi,
yang kayaknya belakangan sering banget me'marketing'kan dirinya

nah setelah hari senin yang sangat melelahkan tersebut,
hari selasanya kok mulai batuk2...
dan ternyata sampe hari ini masih :(
walaupun sudah berkurang banyak,
walaupun sudah di-hajar pake vitamin, antibiotik,
obat batuk hitam, woods peppermint, dan terakhir...
vectrine... (thanks to dr. boni... it does help !)

klo lagi gini,
kerasa banget ya, dalam kehidupan duniawi
kesehatan is the most important thing !
pokoknya besok senin udah harus segar-bugar...
that's my ultimate very short term goal,
so help me god !