Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

554415_10150637359891463_1332744846_n

I kinda forgot when this picture was taken. All I can remember was my friend in the office just got his new smartphone and want to took pictures here and there. He asked me to became his model. Well since we’re not too busy so I said yes.

Among all his other pictures, I prefer this one. I even use this picture in my other blog as my profile picture. I love how the picture said that I welcome the guests at the door, to enter my place. Sometimes I miss those time, when I can take pictures with my friends hehehe.

Weekly photo challenge with theme Door

Love and Hate Relationship with Jakarta

Living in capitol city like Jakarta, need more patience and also courage. Why? It’s hard to live in the most congested city in the world. Literally. I once stuck for 2 hours for only 10 km distance. Not to mention if the rain pouring down, here comes the flood. Oh don’t ask the chaos.

People also complains about crime rate in Jakarta. Several cases happened in the past few weeks. Lots of cases emerged and yes, every time I read it makes me cringe because some of them were brutal. Let’s talk about the attitude on street.

There’s almost a clash between bikers and car drivers, bikers and bikers, or car drivers and car drivers. In short, accidents happens almost every day on the street. Jakarta also not nice place to walk. Pedestrian use as hawker food stalls. Sometimes, the motorcycle use pedestrian to avoid the traffic. So yeah, lots of conflict also.

Last but not least, the political heat. As capitol city, Jakarta serves as place for government. High political tension often happens in parliament or other government institutions. Rallies definitely will happen to respond certain issues. Yup, another traffic jam will happen.

From my definition, Jakarta seems like a worst place to live. Is that right?

So much I express my dissatisfaction about Jakarta, everywhere I go I will definitely miss Jakarta. Yes people, I love Jakarta so much! Several reasons:

  1. I can found food easily. No, we’re not talking fast food which opens 24 hours. Street food! Yes you can easily find food in the middle of the night if you feel hungry. I often do that hehehe.
  2. Places to hangout. Lots of cafes and restaurants in Jakarta to have a meeting with friends or business purpose. Lots clubs you can choose to have some fun. The choice is in your hand.
  3. Unique communities. I think you can find ANY communities in Jakarta. Ow I need to underline that communities I mean is a group with same interest. You can find film communities, music communities and also hobby communities. Join one and you will feel you’re not the only person in the world.
  4. Good shows. Jakarta become a host to lots of concerts, sport events, or exhibitions. Nationally and internationally. You can also watch art performances in various places.

That’s some of the examples. The most important thing for me, Jakarta allows me to rediscover myself. Living in Jakarta, I know I can survive anywhere. In Jakarta, I found out what I’m capable of and develop it. In Jakarta, I learn to be independent person.

If I’m a mayor of this city,,, okay governor. If I’m the governor of Jakarta, I will try to solve the traffic problem first. The public transportation in Jakarta not too good. That’s why people choose to bring their own vehicle because it more convenience than bus or train. I will put more effort in maintenance of each and every unit. Bus operator need to apply safety procedure. That means, replace old unit with new one, daily maintenance, and recruit qualified drivers.

That’s my small step as a governor to tackle transportation problem. Hope the governor now can get the support he needs to tackle the problems in Jakarta. Anyway, despite all the negative things surrounding Jakarta, I still love Jakarta so much.

IMG_0290

*Prompt 19 March: What do you love most about the city / town / place that you live in? What do you like the least about it? If you were mayor, what would be the most important problem you’d tackle? How would you tackle it? We Built This City

Their Words

I was blessed.

Since my first job until today, I was surrounded by helpful people. Always taught me how to be a good person in workplace. I also got an advice from my Mum about how to behave. So what am I good at???

Tough question, since I have to answer it by myself. One thing that my colleagues always told about me, I’m good at talking. According to them, I can easily speak with anyone, any age, in any situation. I was working in university as Student Services. My role made me intensively communicate with students. I always try to be their friends, but I can also be their disciplinarian. The ability to switch role in matter of second, often made my colleagues amazed. It’s just one example. I can’t just brag about it.

Anyway, I realized that I have ability to talk. Maybe because of my background in college was Mass Communication. My ability to speak in public trained in college. My role in various organizations involving public speaking. I need to increase my public speaking ability. I’ve seen my supervisors present something in public, and they are so damn good! I really want to be like them.

How they speaks really inspiring, encouraging and also convincing. I want to learn how to present effectively. So I keep practicing to be a better speaker. It’s an ongoing process and always find new method to present. I’m pretty sure I can perfected my skills.

*Prompt 7 March: Are you good at what you do? What would you like to be better at? I Have Confidence in Me