A couple months ago I wouldn’t dare to live in Jakarta. The traffic jam, hot temperature, and crime rate, are enough reason for not wanting to live there. But I don’t have much other choices. This is the city where most of the opportunities lies. So, bear with it.
My first dilemma is choosing between a place close to my workplace, or somewhere further. By close I mean, I can reach my workplace by walking less than 20 minutes. I figure a place like that will be more expensive. The further option would force me to use public transport to go to work. Using Trans Jakarta, or Commuter Line maybe. This way, I have more alternative place to live. And perhaps the place would be cheaper. The downside is the time consumed to go to work and to go home, it would be a waste of much time.
So, yesterday I visit Jakarta to find a place near my workplace. After hour and hour walking and asking around, there are two place that caught my attention. A cheap small place, with a bed, a cupboard, and an inside bathroom only. Or the expensive one, wider, nice bed, larger cupboard, a chair and a desk, AC, fast internet, but cost twice of the cheap one. And this is the second dilemma. My friend give me a good advice, “You will have to choose whether you want a cheap place and be able to buy expensive food, or more expensive (of course more comfortable) place but eat rice and water only.”
I have not decided yet. I need to know the situation of my work. Do i need to continue my work after i get home (more comfortable place would be preferable) or just sleep (a cheap place would be enough). So, i think I’m going to live with my relative for a while. Observe the situation, then make a better decision.
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Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
The genres of this of movie is not the kind of movie that I usually watch. However, i have 2 reason for watching it. Last year this movie receive Oscar for The Best Motion Picture of the year. Another reason would be the recent cast of Ben Affleck as the new Batman. I’m one of those guys whom disappointed by this news. So I’m watching his performance in Argo to help me judge him better.
After watching this movie, I think it’s too simple to receive an Oscar. I haven’t watch all of the nominee, but I think Life of Pi (2012) is better than Argo. First half of the movie felt more like a documentary video than a movie. The final moment when Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) try to get 6 Americans out of the Iran felt cheap, like the thrilling moment of Indonesia’s soap opera. Ben Affleck performance as Tony Mendez is flat. I can’t feel the emotion of a guy who’s under pressure to save 6 Americans. I don’t know whether Tony Mendez is like that, or maybe Ben Affleck is just suck.
After graduating from my college, there’s two big route lies in front of me. Continue study by taking master degree, or find a job. Considering my age, which is 25 years old, and no (real) work experience, I decided to find a job. This lead to another confusing question. What kind of job should I get?
Graduated as electrical engineer i was faced with many option where i can work. At first, tempted by the pay grade, I wanted to work in oil service company. My interview didn’t go well. I couldn’t answer some basic physics questions. This failure ruin a little of my confidence. If I want to keep pursuing oil service company, then I need to learn physics again. It will be hard, because I don’t really like physics (usually after saying this people will ask me why i choose to study electrical engineering).
It occurred to me to work outside of engineering area. But after I had a talk with my friend, I immediately scrap this idea. I asked him if he is interested to work outside of IT. He said no, he want a job that make him feel intellectually challenged. Of course working outside of engineering/IT area would mean that we have to learn something new again. But it would be more challenging to increase our level in the area that we’re best at.
Another advice from my other friend is “In terms of finding a job, think about 2 or 3 years from now. Do not think about salary first, but think about what you have learned, can you make a difference, or something great, with what you’ve learned”. To summarize, find a job that satisfy your needs of knowledge.
There are two things that i regret most during my college year. First, someone that i hurt so much. If i could turn back time, i’d rather not to know her at all, spare us some heartbroken moment. And second is that i almost didn’t learn anything from my class. About 144 credits in 6 years, but i can’t recall my knowledge at all. I forgot everything that i learned a moment after i finish that class. I think this happened because i take credits not to pursue knowledge, but to survive in class. In only studied what need to be studied in order to pass the final exam.
People said that it’s not good to have regret in your life. It indicates that you did not satisfied with your life right now. They might true. But i personally think that having regret is important in life. It reminds you not to repeat the same mistake all over again. To do better in the future.
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Sabtu, 29 Juni 2013 kemarin, akhirnya Valentino Rossi akhirnya menjadi juara pertama di sirkuit Assen, Belanda . Sayangnya saya sedang berada diluar dan tidak bisa menyaksikan momen-momen penting ini. Saya hanya sempat menyaksikan beberapa lap pertama dari balapan. Rossi yang start dari posisi 4 dengan segera melesak ke depan, menyalip saingannya satu persatu. Ketika akhirnya saya harus pergi dari layar kaca, saya hanya berharap Rossi tidak melakukan kesalahan dan bisa finish di nomor 1. Dan ternyata harapan saya menjadi kenyataan. Valentino Rossi akhirnya mencetak kemenangannya yang ke-80 di kelas MotoGP.
Dan saat saya melihat nama-nama yang finish dibelakang Rossi, saya kaget melihat nama Jorge Lorenzo yang finish di posisi 5 . Pada hari Kamis, 27 Juni 2013, saat Free Practice 2, Jorge Lorenzo terlempar dari motornya dengan melaju dengan kecepatan lebih dari 200km/jam. Hasil pemeriksaan menyatakan Lorenzo mematahkan tulang selangkanya dan harus dioperasi pada hari Jumat, sehingga Lorenzo tidak bisa mengikuti Free Practice 3, 4, dan kualifikasi. Pada saat ini saya sangsi Lorenzo akan bisa ikut balapan pada hari Sabtu. Tapi ternyata berita berikutnya menyatakan Lorenzo diperbolehkan untuk ikut balapan pada hari Sabtu. Dalam hati saya berkata, “ajaib ini dokter-dokter bedah luar negri, orang baru patah tulang dan dioperasi dibikin bisa ikut balap besoknya.”
Bisa ikut race, finish, dan mendapat poin adalah hal yang penting bagi Jorge Lorenzo. Karena dia sedang mengincar juara dunia dan harus memperkecil jaraknya dari Dani Pedrosa yang saat itu memimpin didepannya dengan selisih 7 poin. Berapapun poin yang didapat, walaupun 1 poin saja akan sangat berarti. Ternyata Lorenzo bisa finish di posisi 5 dan mengambil 11 poin, sedangkan Pedrosa finish di posisi 4 dengan 13 poin dan hanya mampu memperlebar jarak menjadi 9 poin.
Lorenzo yang sedang cidera, dan menahan rasa sakit masih bisa finish di posisi 5. Saya sangat terkesima. Hal ini menginspirasi saya, untuk terus berjuang dengan maksimal, menembus semua rintangan yang ada untuk mencapai tujuan.
Berikut ini adalah video momen-momen saat Jorge Lorenzo kembali ke garasi setelah balapan selesai. Tampak wajah Lorenzo yang masih menahan sakit bahkan sampai meneteskan air mata.