Thursday, December 22, 2011

Highest Paid Profession

i was walking this afternoon, when i overheard a conversation among 4 boys, elementary students, around the corner of the street.
"Who do you think has the highest salary?"
"Well, i have to say footballer. Especially when the season starts"
"No, you dumb-ass (pardon the language), the highest paid profession will be the president"
"I think the General in Army will be the winner. They get more salary than policemen, right?"

The conversation continue, as i walked away to my office.
It is funny how generation changes. When i was their age, i never think about what profession will get the highest salary. I only think about what i want to be in the future. I want to be a doctor. Because i dream on singing to my patients during their examination haha. Unfortunately, i dislike science. And i do not like needles. Hence, i change my goal.

Despite the young age they had, those kids had been thinking about money in ways i never thought about when i was their age. Those kids had been thinking about how to earn a lot of money, due to the increasing prices of our daily needs. And it's not wrong. But, somehow i still prefer to work on something that i love, even though i do not earn money as much as president (for example). Yes, it sounds too cliche. But i really hope my path of work will eventually lead me there. Quoting a line i remember the most from a book called "Letters to Matthew", "Find your passion, and you'll never need to work again". Well, I am on my way there :)

For those kids, i sure hope a bright future awaits for you.
Till then, be good at school. Play often. Fight several times. And just enjoy whatever episode life brings to you :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

escapade to solo - part 1

last week, my working team went to Solo for our client's company visit. it was fun. aside from learning about their latest technology and information, we and the media were invited to learn how to 'membatik' at Kampung Lawean. i was very excited. though i didn't draw the pattern, but i did most of 'menchanting' and coloring process. we learned 'membatik' on an unfinished t-shirt. the people at Kampung Lawean will finalized our t-shirt and send it to Jakarta.

Then, we were accompanied to see several tourism places at Kampung Lawean. The first one was a small mosque or Langgar in bahasa. This Langgar was built around 1500-ish, with a bit frightening story. it is called Langgar Merdeka. The most interesting part on this Langgar was because thay have this tower on the 5th floor. to get there, we had to climbed a very narrow stairs. on top, we could see Solo. it was very remarkable. to add my enthusiastic, our liasson officer was a good looking man hahaha. what can i say, i am allowed to see all good things God has created for us, including men :D

the next place we visited was to batik production places. There we saw the making of a sheet of batik, both 'writting batik' or the printed one. We also saw the coloring and washing process. and we were offered to buy a pretty cheap batik. i bought one for IDR 90thousand. yeaay! Then, we saw a bunker on a house's basement. It was built on Pajang Kingdom, if i'm not mistaken. It was scary and dusty. At first, i would like to try to enter the bunker. one second thought, i didn't think i'm not that brave. and i could caught on flu. hence, i decided to stay and watched someone else tried to walk on that bunker.

Aside that, we also saw a cemetery and several other old places around Kampung Lawean. it was fun and exhausting. but, it was the best decision to take the media (and us, of course) to see the beautiful places at Kampung Lawean.

I sure hope that one day i can go there by myself, and discover some other beautiful and old places there. finger crossed :D

this is half story of my short escape to solo.
i will share the others later..