1.30.2015

Commitment



Based on oxford dictionaries, the meaning of commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. When you have a commitment, you are willing to sacrifice everything to hold still with it. Looking backward on my personal life, I think I am such a committed person in some cases. But in the other cases, I can’t fulfill what I’ve been committed to.

As I mentioned before in my previous post, I always make targets every year. One of them is to improve my writing skill in English, since I am really bad in it. So I commit to have a personal project named:

“At least a new blog post every week”

I beg your pardon dear beloved readers if my writing will irritate you with miss spelling or wrong grammar. I will be the happiest kid if you are willing to give any feedback to improve my writing. Catch you up soon in my next post and happy days, Dreamers!

1.27.2015

Linggau Colours Day



It’s the first running event in Lubuklinggau and I was excited yet surprise at the same time. Why? Since Lubuklinggau is a small city in South Sumatera, I didn’t expect that the community will held that kind of event. As far as I know, Lubuklinggau Colours Day is initiated by Good People Creative and fully supported by Lubuklinggau government. The event was held on January 25th, 2015 but the issue of this event has already heard from November 2014. So I’ve already prepare to join this event with my office mates at that time, but unfortunately I’ve got signed into Bengkulu in December for the next 3 months. At the end of it, I was still able to join this event by taking car rental from Bengkulu to Lubuklinggau which took around 4 hours.
The Tickets
The Race Pack
The ticket costs for IDR 85k and sold out a week before the event. By paying that amount we got some amount for charity and the race pack which consist of t-shirt, sun glasses, sticker, participant number, and color powder. If comparing with other running event in other city, actually the ticket price is cheaper. But I think the race pack can be better than what I’ve got on my hand. The quality of the t-shirt is really bad in my opinion (I never involved in color run before but from my experiences in joining 3 running events in Jakarta, this t-shirt is the worst). We as participant have no clue about the race route because there’s no map and schedule in that race pack. So we have to take a look on this event’s instagram account. I was also wondering if there’s a prize or not for the winner at the beginning of the race until we reach the finish line and the MC announced 15 top runners will receive some prizes. Furthermore along the route, there’s no water station for the participant. And the worst of it, the event was delayed more than 30 minutes because we have to wait for someone to open this event.
 
The Gang! The leader is the one who wear those stripe pants



More than 30 minutes delayed

Besides those things, the event was pretty cool. The committee and the local government are fully prepared for this event. The participants got showered by colors powder in 4 points and the coolest thing is the mayor and his wife has also join in throwing the color powder to participants. After we reach the finish line, we faced a big stage with DJ playing the music. Ahh ya and we received a pocket of color powder as well, so we can throw the color powder into the air while dancing along the music. I think everyone was really enjoyed with the ambience, except me who didn’t like sort of those things. I JUST CAN NOT ENJOY ANY MUSIC FROM ANY DJ’s AROUND THE WORLD. Yaaah you can call me weird, but that type of music is not suit with my ears. Although I have to struggle to enjoy the music, the crowd was extremely great. I can feel their energy and somehow it lifted me into higher level. Last but not least, I really appreciate with this event’s officials who work really hard to make the city clean after the event ended.


The Rave Party

After party and we're starving.!
As the first running event held in Lubuklinggau, I must take my hat off to the committees, officials, local government, and volunteers. You did amazing job and spread the good energy in local society. With those criticisms above, I really hope for the better event next time. I am really satisfied by participating Linggau Colours Day in Lubuklinggau.
Thumbs up for the event
 PS: For the next event’s committees, don’t forget to add trash bin/bag along the race route. And for the next participants, I do beg to you to not be such a litterbug in the future.

Photo credit to Deby and Vivi.

1.23.2015

Reviewing 2014

*This post is aim to remind myself to do harder effort to achieve my goals*

Before January ends, I really should post this. So the story begins years ago when I always write my dreams and targets in the end of every year. I started this as routines after hearing some opinions about the magic of written dreams, so you will know what things to be achieved and your surroundings will support you. I skipped this thing on 2013 because I faced big problems in the end of 2012, so my focus is only to solve those problems. But then I realized that everyone must have their own problems. So I just need to chin up, do my best, pray harder, and let Allah do the rest.























So I need to review my 2014’s resolution, here they are:
  1. 5 times of daily prayer (Not yet checked) 
  2. Dhuha prayer (Not yet checked)
  3. Monday – Thursday fasting (Not yet checked)
  4. Tahajud prayer (Not yet checked)
  5. Khatam (Checked)
  6. Full ramadhan fasting (Checked)
  7. Full syawal fasting (Checked)
  8. Qurban (Checked)
  9. Zakat fitrah (Checked)
  10. TOEFL score :  550 (Too bad my score is only 510)
  11. New job in HR world (Got the opportunities to take tests in some companies but unfortunately none of them is hiring me. And I still believe it is just the matter of time to get my HR job. Alhamdulillah for those experiences) 
  12. Start my master degree (In Shaa Allah in a blink of eyes. Soon) 
  13. New glasses (Checked) 
  14. Nike running shoes (Checked) 
  15. 62 kg (Still in 67 kg. Blaaah!) 
  16. Drive smoothly and safely (My mom is still shouting everytime I drive) 
  17. Vacation outside Jakarta (Checked! I went to Malang, Lampung, Pagar Alam, Palembang, and Bengkulu) 
  18. New laptop (Note yet checked, still in love in my current Asus) 
  19. Pee on the plane (Checked! My first pee in the air while flying with Garuda Indonesia. Hahaha.!) 
  20. Charity with orphan (Not yet checked) 
  21. 10 grams gold investment (Checked) 
  22. Holycow (Not yet checked) 
  23. New tuxedo (Note yet checked) 
  24. Have “guru ngaji” (Not yet checked) 
  25. Start my yoga (Checked! Thanks to Martin Johannes Haholongan Pandiangan to take me join for free in your class) 
  26. Ride commuter (Checked) 
  27. Umroh (Still digging the gold) 
  28. Watch mocking jay premiere (Checked! Thanks to MK for accompanying me) 
  29. 20 surah of Al Quran (50% completed) 
  30. Medical check up (Checked) 
  31. Prayer after adzan (Not yet checked)
Well oh well, not all of them got checked. But I really should say big Alhamdulillah, 2014 was giving me lots of experiences and learning. I need to work my ass harder this year to complete the random puzzle named pieces of dream. Last but not least, I got signed temporarily into Bengkulu since December 5th 2014. Never bored to say Alhamdulillah for every single thing.! Let’s get “sweat” in 2015, Folks :)

12.22.2014

The Lucky Guy



Do you want to hear a story?
Before you close your eyes
Or while you are having your breakfast.

It is such a simple story.
Of course it is about me.
Who named is beginning with an A.

The story started when people call me the lucky guy.
Whose got nothing,
only a girl with a pretty smile.

They say I am lucky.
To have a girl who care ordinarily.
Not too much and not too less.

They say I am lucky.
To have a girl with imperfections.
So the boredom never comes to me.

They say I am lucky.
To have a girl with a pure heart.
So I never get lost on my way.

But I think they are all wrong.
I am not that lucky guy.
I am the luckiest one.
For having you in my life.