Recently notice, LinkedIn offered me an automatic invitation by synchronizing all the contacts in my e-mail list and smartphone. Somehow, I thought that was a bad idea. But I also thought that it would be too exhausting to sort the contacts manually. So I was in a dilemma between pressing Proceed or Cancel. Continue reading
College student earn 1,000 dollars in translating. Ha!
I felt sad, sick and disgusted when reading that one very popular article I ran into when reading stuff on Huffington Post, ViralNova, etc. This very article entitled “College student in Jakarta earning $$$$/day doing translation work” (or something like that). And it continues with the person being profiled saying, “It’s very easy, it doesn’t need specific skill and talent. All you need is internet connection, dictionary, and couple hours a day.” Continue reading
We buy what we can afford, said Herlin, a friend. In the bad old days, we could get a mortgage in a city, because the people lending them the money were short sighted, and stupid. The average Salary is, for example, EUR 27,000 and at four times income that means the average person can afford a house, which costs EUR 108,000. Continue reading
In this new age, a family could be sitting together at a dinner table, but they don’t talk each other. They focus on their own gadget: cellphone, tablet, or notebook. This is the paradox of the new world. Continue reading
Are you a decision maker or decision runner?
I don’t know the term in English. But in Indonesia, we call it ‘hari kecepit’. It’s a work day between two or more public holidays. So, people in working class seem like loosing their enthusiasm during that particular day. But, that’s for employees. Or at least, for mediocre employees (shit, I get cocky). Continue reading
Never had a chance to go to gym
I used to stay in lovely 3, 4 or 5 starred hotels out of town or other cities or islands for a week for work. Having breakfast in bed at 6:30 or 7 and leaving the hotel at 7:30 to reach the site at 8. Continue reading
Yes, that’s my resolution for… I don’t know when. But, I do want to see India, indeed. Not because of Bollywood romance movies I’ve watched since elementary school. The truth is, somehow I am not fond of them. I am, on the contrary, often distracted and turned off by so many songs and dances in the movies, ha-ha. Continue reading