Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pathros and Hafid

By October this year, my long journey will be reaching the toughest stage. This is my last chance and I don't want to repeat the same mistake again like I did in winter 2003. I must win this. Period.

"Victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats" Taken from The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino. A great story for everyone, a story about wisdom, knowledge and success. This book is a good reminder that we all have to work every day and fail every day to reach our ultimate goal and that is the only way and there is no other way.

Are You The One Who Has It?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dua Kaleng Rombeng

Dua kaleng rombeng berdiri tegak, tua dan lusuh di pinggir dermaga kecil. Entah telah berapa tahun, keduanya menjadi penghuni dermaga, diam tak bergerak. Tak seorangpun tergerak untuk menggeser kedudukan mereka, enyah dari dermaga atau sekedar bergerak berpindah tempat.

Dua kaleng rombeng berdiri tegak, tua dan lusuh di pinggir dermaga kecil. Kala hujan datang, dengan lapang dada mereka menerima kedatangan air, kala panas datang, kehangatan sinar matahari teresap di dalam tubuh mereka yang rombeng.

Dua kaleng rombeng berdiri tegak, tua dan lusuh di pinggir dermaga kecil. Entah sampai kapan.


Jam menunjukkan setengah empat pagi waktu Tokyo.
Gue mulai ngantuk, capek dan kebanyakan ngerokok.
Gue udah baca puluhan artikel dalam selusin jam terakhir.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Rising Sun

You are The Sun

Happiness, Content, Joy.

The meanings for the Sun are fairly simple and consistent.

Young, healthy, new, fresh. The brain is working, things that were muddled come clear, everything falls into place, and everything seems to go your way.

The Sun is ruled by the Sun, of course. This is the light that comes after the long dark night, Apollo to the Moon's Diana. A positive card, it promises you your day in the sun. Glory, gain, triumph, pleasure, truth, success. As the moon symbolized inspiration from the unconscious, from dreams, this card symbolizes discoveries made fully consciousness and wide awake. You have an understanding and enjoyment of science and math, beautifully constructed music, carefully reasoned philosophy. It is a card of intellect, clarity of mind, and feelings of youthful energy.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Shibaura, Water and Midnight

Last night, I tried to write something about an interesting issue in private equity but I just had no appetite to start writing it. It was almost midnight and I sat watching things around the room till I looked at my camera bag at one corner. So, I grabbed my camera and without thinking I just went down to the river side, took few photo shots. It isn't bad at all compare to my shots in cloudy trip to Odaiba - no way to post it here!

Well, I am still a beginner and I really want to improve my works on photography, so I keep try to shoot, read technical books and visit some photography blogs. You should check these blogs, their works really inspired me. Beth Ellen Nagle, Aestheticemotions, Abaniko, Ambar, and few other bloggers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Running Track at Shibaura Island

I am in love with Shibaura island, a new town in one small and tiny 6ha island. I just moved here two weeks ago and everyday I just can say Thanks God for this beautiful place.

Running track along the river and surrounding the island, a nice resto called Bagus Bar (taken from Bahasa Indonesia which means Good) at one corner and smiling people walk around in the afternoon. It does not really matter for me whether it is raining or not, whenever I want to run, I just go out. I just want to experience the world of raining, the world of shining and the world of enjoying the nature in a peaceful place.

Well, I do not know what to say more about this place. I will update this posting later.