Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

yuàn míng yuè cháng yǔ nǐ xiāng bàn, zhào liàng nǐ dě jiàn kāng、 xìng fú hē fān róng zhī lù.愿 明 月 常 与 你 相 伴, 照 亮 你 的 健 康、 幸 福 和 繁 荣 之 路。May the glow of the moon surround you and light your way to health, happiness,Continue reading “Happy Mid-Autumn Festival”

Farewell, Mr. B. J. Habibie

That’s what he once told us. Live as if you’re going to die tomorrow. Rejoice as if you’re going to live forever. – B. J. Habibie Now he’s not with us anymore. May his legacy inspire the generations to come. An engineer by trade. A politician by chance. But always a lover by heart. FarewellContinue reading “Farewell, Mr. B. J. Habibie”

The Grass is Greener where You Water It

Always. That was like the cardinal rule of everything. If you were wondering (and secretly envying) why your neighbor’s grass was greener than yours, then know this secret: He was out there watering it every morning before you even woke up. Wow. Such Secret. There you go. Remember the Iceberg of Success? People chose whatContinue reading “The Grass is Greener where You Water It”

Genius is One Percent Inspiration

And ninety-nine percent perspiration. I remembered reading a book titled The 100: A Ranking of The Most Influential Persons in History back when I was still a child. Written in 1978 by Michael Hart, the book was controversial at that time and it was a wonder that it was even translated into Indonesian and foundContinue reading “Genius is One Percent Inspiration”

Do You Really, Really Want It?

Too many people had become victims and witnesses of this simple truth. The one truth we were afraid to acknowledge. Afraid that it would tell us who we really were. “If you really want it, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.” Once there was a boy who loved theContinue reading “Do You Really, Really Want It?”

Make Your Future Self Thank You

If right now you felt too old and too underachieved, then you only had your past self to blame. Nobody, not even God, was responsible for your condition today. Your past self chose and made who you were today. So, be kind to your future self. Make sure your future self is healthy, happy, blessed,Continue reading “Make Your Future Self Thank You”

Done is Better than Perfect

We strived for perfection all the time. We were taught that way, or at least we thought we were. We wanted to create the best product, using the best materials available, with the best designs we could think of, and did all of those with the best team in the world. Ever. And it’s allContinue reading “Done is Better than Perfect”