SUNDAY POST: Throwback to Lombok’s Halcyon Days

Jul 14 – Aug 29, 2014.

Along that time span, I felt truly no burden in Lombok.

Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches and prime surf. The motor-vehicle-free Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno), off Lombok’s west coast, offer more beaches, reefs for diving and snorkeling, and a sea turtle hatchery. But you’ll never discover more if you come to the island as a tourist. Be a traveler, they said.

Here are some beautiful pictures of Lombok during my almost-2-month stay. Continue reading

Start-up Business Alert

Jakarta Gojek App Startup Business

I started today by reading everybody’s comment on my social media timeline about the ban of app-based transportation by the government. Today’s headline.

In fact, an Indonesian online application to order an Ojek (two-wheeled taxi), Go-Jek, has just been introduced in Silicon Valley less than 2 weeks ago. Blew my mind.

The growth of start-up business in Indonesia is pretty good. IT industry especially. And transportation is one of business area considering IT for efficiency, effectiveness, and all the convenience. It’s a result of the online shopping trend, growing significantly for last few years. To order a taxi or book an airline ticket. Continue reading

Graduation is More than Having Graduated #1

“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.” – Oprah Winfrey to Howard University, 2007

Leaving university. What’s next?

Less than a month ago, I received my diploma at the university commencement day. Best day of my life? May be. I graduated 3 months before the commencement. And I was stuck in 3 things along that period: Continue reading