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”

Happinette – The Novel

Nov 17, 2012 – Changed the brand name to Happinette

Dec 31, 2011 – This post was written on May 3, 2011 as a draft, never see the light of day until now, the last day of 2011. It’s about a project about something that has became a passion of mine for quite some time now. It’s about happiness.

Jan 9, 2013 – The initial post below is reposted in its original form, on its original time.

Koi Cafe & Gallery, 3 May 2011, 7.30 PM

Here I am, sitting here in this posh café on a long comfy sofa. Just closed a web design project deal but my client @imbipulungan has long gone for a yoga session. My MacBookPro is still displaying web browser with website I am working on. A twitter client also present on the side of the screen, displaying my timeline, scrolling down endlessly. Nothing there caught my eye though. Even the work on screen. My mind was wondering somewhere else. Exact same venue, but was on the old location though. When nothing happened. Continue reading “Happinette – The Novel”