It only took a minute for me today to realize that time has passed. I mean it was already one year after my college graduation and yet I am still thinking about what or who I really want to be. Such a random thought crossed my mind.

They called this “passion”. Learned from, passion is such emotional feeling toward something which drives our enthusiasm or even sexual desire. Many said that passion is highly related with how a person work and express their feeling. When we have a passion on the music, we’ll put our best effort and creativity to create a song even though it will take day and night. But if we does not have that “passion”, the enthusiasm is just a blink, fake and vague. It drives us initially but will disappear afterwards. Creating a miserable feeling.

Passion is my concern in the last couple of months because I have entered the second year of my work-life. Not many opportunities are available outside for not-that-young-talent. I am looking for something that drives the very best of me. To create such rich value through never ending learning and patience. To see how satisfied people are when they get the best from mine. I’ve just failed to grab one opportunity recently and it’s not easy to accept. Doesn’t mean I could not accept failure but I could not accept to stay longer in the place I work now without defining what my passion is.

When will the chance be available for me to shape the community, to make a better world like MJ’s message, and to accomplish my life purpose as His servant? Should I create the chance like opening a new business? Please guide me, my God.

Rebuild (Again)

It has been a while and I want to announce that yesterday I have just shut down my old website (the blog and the capture). I rebuild the website (again) and want to start from the fresh! For two years I had abandoned this website and last week I am interested to apply new theme and changed most structure of my website, so I thought it would be easier to just shut down the old.

Let’s recap what was happened in the last couple of weeks:

  1. I had an office gathering and the committee asked me to be the MC. The gathering itself was held at Tuesday (April 1st, 2014) and our gathering destination was Bogor. We went to eat Bogor’s signature culinary (Soto kuning, Laksa, Toge goreng, etc) and having an outdoor activities at Taman Raya Bogor (Bogor botanical garden). We closed the gathering with dinner at Rumah Air (House water) and I was really happy to know that the participants enjoyed the gathering session. It was my new experience to lead the activities for my office colleagues.
  2. Finally I applied for my credit card! Actually my objective was to renew my debit card because it was blocked when I left the card on the gas station ATM at Batam. So I thought I could apply also for the credit card. I am going to use my credit card for the Microsoft Office subscription (yeah finally I am going to use the original product) with $99.9 charge per year (refer to this site for the detail). Do you think it’s expensive? I don’t. With 99.9 per year I can install all office application (including outlook, access and publishers) for 5 PCs. if we buy the one-time-purchase DVD, it costs almost $2000 (5 x 399.9 – outlook is only available on business edition) for 5 PCs which is equivalent to 20 years of subscription! (the subscription also enable us to update the latest office application!) It is a very nice deal. Using the credit card I am also able to purchase WordPress theme, song, application and games directly (I mean the discounted app and games lol). Need to hold myself so that I am not ended up with stifling bills!

That were the major updates this two weeks. Look forward to see another surprise and news for the next week.


Nico Iswaraputra