An Open Letter #NoMention

This is an open letter. This might be the end of #NoMention (maaf masih dalam bahasa Inggris, nanti akan diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Indonesia. Sementara ini bisa pakai Google Translate.)

As it was first started, the idea of #NoMention was conceived as a private communication between me and another Twitter user. And from that occurrence I had developed an idea for a startup company, whilst our communication developed and I had an idea to record my experience to be retold in other art form: a novel, later on a movie, and also other art forms. At first I thought it was a great (REAL) story about two people connecting via social media/internet (making it a great storyline base for Happinette,) unbeknownst to me that I opened the Pandora box of my own personal passion in my own pursuit of happiness. On the surface it seems to be about my hard work on my startup; and maybe in parallel looking for a spouse; while underneath I am in a hunt of finding the true meaning of happiness. It was all real life experiences: no gimmick nor PR thingy whatsoever. You can check with me directly about the reality of things. Continue reading “An Open Letter #NoMention”

A Pursuit of Happiness

Happiness has been a thing people take for granted. It was never something that people confess that they really need. Maybe it is a bad label to be unhappy.

My realization of me needing happiness began from that one period of time I interacted with somebody in Twitter, and occurrences that follows was overwhelming. At first I thought that we can spread happiness in social media, thus inspired me to be a founder of Happinette. It has been quite a while now, and all along the things that happened in my interaction with her (and with everybody else) I came to realized that it’s not just that (we can share happiness on social media or whatever medium), but also that I AM in my own pursuit of happiness. Like the Will Smith character was doing in The Pursuit of Happyness. My current personal life (which I can not explain here) is not that great, and this is a real life personal struggle of me settling down and find the true meaning of happiness. Continue reading “A Pursuit of Happiness”

Selama Ini, Apakah Sebenarnya #NoMention?

Sudah lama saya pribadi merasa distereotipkan sebagai orang dengan kepribadian tertentu. Saya juga sebenarnya bingung apakah posting tentang #NoMention ini klarifikasi atau bukan, karena sebenarnya bukan hal yg besar, atau hal kecil yang dibesarkan. Atau bahkan tidak ada apa-apa, dijadikan ada apa-apa, atau hal yang besar, yang menjangkiti segenap penjuru Twitternesia.

Sebenarnya saya sudah menuliskan pernyataan pribadi dalam posting ini, tapi ternyata masih berlarut sampai sekarang, sehingga saya merasa perlu posting ini. Mungkin baiknya perli dibaca lagi klarifikasi terdahulu itu, agar mendapatkan konteks untuk posting ini. Continue reading “Selama Ini, Apakah Sebenarnya #NoMention?”

A Very Personal Statement

It all started as a good deed for a person I follow on Twitter. Just happen that she is a public personality. Let’s call her Ms. πŸ™‚ xx. When she was feeling blue, I tried to cheer her up through my tweet. Then she tweeted back that she was happier because of my tweet. Thus I found out that we can spread happiness via conversation on social media, thus it became the idea for Happinette. Go check that one out.

Then along my endeavor of developing Happinette from concept to product, my back and forth withΒ Ms. πŸ™‚ xx went on and developed. We sent each other messages, even without mentioning each other nor without context of anything whatsoever, thus #NoMention and #kode was conceived (somebody coined the term based on our interaction.)

The interaction and so-called ‘communication’ with Ms. πŸ™‚ xx was getting intense, had its ups and down. Unbeknownst to us people around us, followers or those who happen to check our timeline once in a while (stalkers!) started to discuss about this ‘relationship’ and it escalated to become the most elaborate reality show ever happened on Twitter. The concept of #NoMention and #kode was adapted to broader use, from mocking purpose to genuinely honest tweets. From there, other follow-up catch phrases and keywords was born: Galau (GalauCity, ring a bell?), Sepik, Kangen, Mantan, Move on, etc. I even have a nickname: Coffee, Universe etc. Even Gila (hello, you female book author. You know who you are. πŸ™‚ ) Continue reading “A Very Personal Statement”