I arrived at office at 9 am then doing interview to 2 students in rotation. Then at 11 am, I led a meeting discussing about web development that was attended by a vice rector. After lunch, I edited several plans of the project then did interview with 3 students. Approximately, I did it for half of hour. It make me so tired. I went home from office at 5.30 pm and prayed maghrib at rector office.
As usual, I didn’t directly go to my homestay. I have been having night coffee at Caffetto by doing my another works. My Nvivo is ready, I will start my paper again. Good night !
Several minutes ago I scrolled my twitter timeline then found kawalpemilu.id initiated by Onno W Purbo. He is one of IT expert in Indonesia. Last time I met him in 2017, in Mastel birthday celebration. He is former lecturer of ITB. Because of my couriosity, I google him and watched two videos on Youtube.
He is an inspirator, in particular for me. His life is always dedicated for people through his expertise, IT. He campaign open BTS, open source, and cheap internet for everyone. May sometime I can met him again in a forum.
I have just elected five parts of simultaneous elections. There was a funny story I met during election. A man asked me how to elect. I then explained briefly that we only can elect one choise for every single papers given by the official. More than one will be rejected. I believe he would confused then. Not only him but me too. This is like play bet because not easy for us to choose the best. People will choose someone who is famous, every body knows. But will they really do for people after election? Hard for us to make sure.
This system will follow market logics. When you buy a mobile phone, it’s not absolutely because of its quality but it is drived mainly from ads. Advertisement is every thing is capitalism world like nowadays. So, this election is highly expensive. Millions even billions rupiahs you must spend for the election. Where is the logics ? You say that you will voice the people interest? Rethink !
In the end, happy election day for you, Indonesian !
When you have a dream, problems will welcome you making you to rethink again and revise it. One thing you must do is to stay focus.
Believe in yourself that you can do it.
And your dream will come true.
Most people I met want to work less burden. Going to work, tapping finger print, working, and going home. No more skill upgraded. Like as machine, working under command. When leader orders something, they will do it less happily. But when the salary comes, their face looks very happy. They plans to buy something even just asking because their salary is mainly for credits.
This is the life of mostly workers. They are paid with some money because their works. No innovation rises because of fear to work with more load. One main thing they like is working lazily with much money earned. “Every thing is about money” is their tagline of life. Don’t say about the meaning of life, the important thing is only money. Happy life is having much money.
Ok, you decide to be not like them. You work is to improve or help an institution to be better starting from your work field. Even finally you are in condition that many people dislike you. This is lyfe, white or black will be have enemy. But you will always be a winner because you are not lie to yourself. You always say and act the truth.
Your are young. So every work you do now is an exercise. It is usual when you get some problems. Just do it, and go ahead !
Suddenly a good proverb came to my mind “Color your self”. Then I was imagined to revise my profile description on my social media such as instagram. I rethink again that it is not necessary, it is enough to write down it here, in this blog. This beautiful statement rised after I heard so much story from an employee that she had just rob last monday. He told chronology of the story detailly. I just listened and sometimes some words came from my mouth giving a sympathy. In the end conversation, I advised him to enrich “sedekah”.
What’s lesson of the accident experienced by him ? Here I will tell to you …
Six thefts stoled his wealth that consist of 40s luxury watch (approximately 100 millions rupiah), DLSR camera, CCTV recorder, and .. (I forget). So, he lost so much money because of this. I knew he is an ordinary employee that hard to spend much money, maybe he had some business or his wife also work with more salary. The question then is why does he collects many expensive watches ? From this, we know that money (associated with expensive things) is everything for him. His life is dedicated much more for money. How pity he is.
Maybe, he is sample for many Indonesian people. Oppositely, for me money is not every thing even every thing needs money. When we always think about money, we are not free. Last night, I discussed with a shop owner about philosophy of life. For us, to be freedom, minimumly we have two : knowledge number one and money number two. Money is not enough, if we are stupid.
So what’s the proverb above means ?. Don’t ever tired to learn, “stay hungry, stay foolish”, said Steve Jobs.
Concentration is not easy, in particular when you work remotely with long deadline in front. Initially you believe so badly that you can finish the work only three hours but in reality you can’t. You need more time because your focus is dictracted by many things. For example, you get an idea then you continue to write. Only several minutes you write, but suddenly random thinking rise such as checking social media. You scroll timeline or new feeds rising that spend double time or more. Or you suddenly listen to the musics or watching video on Youtube then hard to come back to work. I recognise that working remote like this is not easy because one and only your enemy is your self. You will win if you can control your self.