An End of An Era, An Open Letter

It was fun at first, when you can do something sweet and only works in the movies like “You’ve Got Mail.” Yes, been doing it since 2010 with somebody, which inspires me to start a venture called Happinette. BTW, thank you Muse. Would like to discuss this with you someday, over coffee. It will be fun. xx :))

Things then developed from there to directions which was unpredictable. It has its ups and down. From the get go was planning to write my adventure in support of Happinette, the story behind the making. But it turned out that the story itself; as it was unfolding; had diverted me from focusing on actually developing the app.

People started to interact, observe, mock, gossip, steal ideas, got inspired, fall in love, hate, got inspired, seclude, sympathize, despise, taking advantages of, etc. I was in many position imaginable from vulnerable to offensive, but I have no regrets, for everything is a zeitgeist, life lesson and I had realize that such adventure was a journey for me to find more about me, to learn about myself, a pursuit of happiness. Take away this mortal body (to not be considered egomaniac or narcissist,) it’s a lesson about human’s life.

I am sorry if I made any mistakes during this adventure. I also forgives if anybody had hurt me in any way. For we are only humans, and humans make mistakes, from which we learn something about life.

People may deem me weird (or even crazy) but I am not responsible for their opinion. I intend; and never been more determined; to still write my life story down and finish what I had started. And also see that Happinette is launch in one fine day, for that is the purpose of the whole story, for which had happen for a purpose, to seek meaning of happiness, because it rings true in my personal life. In real time.

As in interaction, I will stop these #nomention act, and will interact in more direct manner. For those of you willing to open their hearts, I am also open heartedly interact and maybe get to know each other better. Also if you have experiences regarding this, I’d like to know more, we can create stories together. Some of you art workers, if you are inspired by this, let’s talk. Some of you I have already hinted, or even contacted, to express this in your art forms. All in one common universal theme. Happiness.

Our lives makes one story. #NoMention.

No Mention-Transparent On Green Logo

Stuck In A Moment (That You Can Get Out Of)

Tadi malam saya mengalami sebuah kejadian, sebuah mu’jizat jika boleh dikatakan demikian. Saya bermaksud untuk pergi ke sebuah tempat di kompleks ruko Duta Mas Fatmawati, dan beserta partner sekaligus saudara saya Yudhi Kusumo berangkat dari SOHO kami di kawasan Lebak Bulus. Saat itu hujan lebat sebagai akibat dari mendung berkepanjangan yang sudah berlarut-larut dalam beberapa hari ini.

Kami mengambil jalan dari arah Pondok Labu melewati RS Fatmawati dan melewati CITOS, untuk bermaksud mengambil ‘jalan tikus’ Kompleks MPR dan menembus ke arah Duta Mas. Apa daya ‘jalan tikus’ tersebut sudah macet hingga mulut jalan, sehingga kami terus melalui arteri Fatmawati.

Hujan seperti air yang dicurahkan tiada henti, bahkan kami mendapati arteri Antasari banjir (genangan air kalau kata Fauzi Bowo) pada beberapa titik. Terdapat titik genangan di samping gedung baru Alamanda, padahal titik tersebut tinggi dan tidak biasanya banjir (mungkin dampak dari didirikannya gedung Alamanda, tetapi siapa yang mau peduli akan AMDAL?) Continue reading “Stuck In A Moment (That You Can Get Out Of)”

RIP Chandra Djunaedy: Sebuah Catatan Tentang Kematian

RIP Chandra Djoenaedy

Saya terhenyak saat mengetahui bahwa teman kuliah saya Chandra Djunaedy telah meninggal dunia. Kabar ini saya dapatkan melalui BBM dari Andrias Sugeng. Saat itu kabarnya masih simpang siur, hingga akhirnya didapat berita yang mendekati kepastian bahwa Chandra meninggal karena tergulung ombak saat snorkling di Bunaken. Beritanya bahkan sampai dimuat di Swara Manado dan Detik Online. Continue reading “RIP Chandra Djunaedy: Sebuah Catatan Tentang Kematian”

Catatan “Ulang Tahun”

Pertama kali saya ingin mempertanyakan istilah “Ulang Tahun,” apakah tepat terjemahannya dari “Birthday.” Harusnya “Hari Lahir.” Ulang tahun kesannya mengulang-ulang tahun.

Mungkin dari salah kaprah tersebut kita termindset bahwa kita mengulang-ulang sesuatu yang sama dari waktu ke waktu. Hal ini membawa saya ke kontemplasi setelah menonton “Cloud Atlas” untuk kedua kalinya (saya selalu menantikan film dari Watchowski bersaudara; akan saya ulas khusus dalam post berbeda) saat adegan Louisa melihat surat-surat untuk Sixsmith, “Why do we repeat the mistakes over and over again?” Continue reading “Catatan “Ulang Tahun””

Good Intentions by Toad The Wet Sprockets

For me, The 90s were the golden years when it comes to good music. Musician still writing music with hearts, with true craftsmanship and was performed honestly. Unlike nowadays where music is instant, artificial and seems like produced by machines.

Toad The Wet Sprockets

Last night when I was driving home after I have an engine trouble, I played some of the best underrated band from the 90s: Toad The Wet Sprockets (TTWS.) They have been categorized as “College Rock,” a similar genre with The Gin Blossoms and R.E.M. (the latter two garnered more mainstream coverage.) Back then, there were no internet and we have to solely rely on the mainstream media for knowledge of good music, from radio play and (a new thingy back back then) music videos. Private TV channels were new. So I was lucky enough to know TTWS from Rati, my friend’s Wima‘s sister. I borrowed “Fear,” a 1991 great album from TTWS at the peak of their mainstream status.

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Panggilan Alternatif Kepada Tweeps

Twitter, terutama di Indonesia, sudah mengalami perkembangan yang besar dan merubah cara kita berperilaku. Saat pertama kali kita menggunakan Twitter, kita belum tahu ini barang apa, dan seiring dengan perkembangan zaman, kita mulai mengadaptasi cara kita memakainya, dari hanya sekedar melampiaskan perasaan (siapa dari kita yang tidak melakukan ini?) sampai menyampaikan informasi penting hingga menyuarakan gerakan¬† sosial. Continue reading “Panggilan Alternatif Kepada Tweeps”

Argo: Film Review

I was watching last showing of “Lincoln” after a work session. With my head was still hot, I came 5 minutes late and sat under the AC vent. The movie was too serious, I might get ill from the wind and I decided to walk out of the XXI theater. Not because of my disrespect for Spielberg’s work, but I was just not in the mood and physical condition to see American history.

To rebound, at home I played another American history “Argo“, well, used to be classified history. It’s a story about a CIA operative Tony Mendez (performed by Ben Affleck) who during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1978. It was declassified by President Clinton in 1997, thus Ben Affleck with the help of other actor turned producer George Clooney produced this movie which won The Academy Award for several awards, including the prestigious Best Picture category. Continue reading “Argo: Film Review”

1/15 Coffee

Sebenarnya saya sudah mengetahui coffee shop ini dari Nana Soedarmadji dari minggu lalu. Kelihatannya dari luar seperti tempat yang menyenangkan, dan berniat untuk mencoba tempat ini untuk bekerja di luar kantor (remote working.) Namanya yang unik (One Fifteenth Coffee/Kopi Seperlimabelas) juga turut menambah keingintahuan saya. Baru berkesempatan hari Minggu ini saya mencoba.

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Kinerja 100 Hari dan Sisi Pribadi Jokowi

Pada 21 Januari 2013, salah satu stasiun TV melakukan blunder dalam wawancara dengan Gubernur DKI Jakarta Joko Widodo dengan tajuk “100 Hari Jokowi & Ahok.” Janes menceritakan pengalamannya berkaitan dengan kinerja Jokowi dalam 100 hari pertama pemerintahannya. Continue reading “Kinerja 100 Hari dan Sisi Pribadi Jokowi”