Monday, April 27, 2009

5 wheats & 2 whites left

This is the first time ever, I didn't make to sell all of the sandwich. There is a final result of 5 wheat bread sandwiches & 2 white bread sandwiches left. Thankfully that the result is BEP, so we didn't occur any deficit.

The genesis

Well, this sandwich business has been done for several weeks and almost a month with my friend Yayi, Architecture 2005 also known as the vocalist of band Baby Eats Crackers. She started the idea to start selling sandwich to fulfil her wondered Java Jazz Festival 2009 ticket. Later on, she started to consult and share about the business with the others. One day, she went to APRES and shared her business with me, knowing that I'm an SBM ITB student.

Seeing an opportunity that apparently, SBM ITB students are often have difficulties and laziness to find proper food around the school/faculty, I decided to helped her to distribute her sandwich to SBM ITB, with developed quality and taste.

I have onced have the same mind to create a sandwich business, but apparently, I had no time to do this all by myself. So, this collaboration made more efficient task to both of us. Ai (Yayi's nick name) is making and developing the sandwich every early morning, and I distribute the sandwich to SBM ITB and do the calculation and accounting.

Back to today

Well, in the end, I ate the sandwich by myself, eaten by Ai and her boyfriend and shared it to my boarding house neighbours. Just keep positive in mind! Tomorrow must be better because:

Life is learning and learning is praying.

Cherios!

Friday, April 24, 2009

This is energy!

Subhanallah, walhamdulillah, wa laailaaha ilallah, I trully got an energy to stand up by great memories of my high school. I just look up my photographs of my high school life. :)

I was amazed that my highschool life was trully colorful and focus. It's colourful because here, I could find many different kinds of people from many backgrounds and it combined in every day activities in class. It also focus because, although there are many different kinds of people, our school was not ranked pretty good at that time. So, seems like each elements of the school was be focus to develop the school together to reach better achievement. Thats one big point!

Despite my era of excitement of exploring independent music, I learned a lot how to be focus in every activities in school. When other top highschool students was focused on being celebrities, my highschool was focused on studying in achieving educational target. When other top highschool was preparing for domination, our highschool was teaching their students equally. When other top highschool teachers was being intelectual arrogant (no offends), our highschool teachers were teaching briefly and patiently to make sure every students understand what the subject tells, although some teacher thaught, still not with pretty good quality. That was what popped in my mind that create my motivation to work hard in school.

In the other hand, I was also excited in doing non academic things in high school. I made my first blog, brokenplectrum.blogspot.com who was in "definite hiatus" (which is to much "following the market" and the username & password was gone) which told a lot of stories of my highschool years. I made pretty serious and ambitious blog at that time. No wonder that my uncle who was following my blog, told me that my writting was older than my age. :)

I joined pretty much extracurriculars from KIR (Karya Ilmiah Remaja), Band extracurricullar (which was failed to regenerate at the 2nd year), Rohis (Rohani Islam). I also joined MK (Mitra Kerja) OSIS, and MPK. I volunteraly be school documentation (formaly and informaly). That's why I got pretty much collections of photographs of my highschools activities that be my source of energy too! :)

The most special and precious things in high school was, a community based on classmates named "Onimusha" that was develop in my 1st high school year. This community, later on, be some kind of symbol of unity that grows to various levels of actions and results.

Onimusha Basecamps was developed in almost every houses of everyone in the community. Adit's house (dominantly), Yoga's house, and my house, was used to share knowledges of music, films, or just to hang out and play. This was my first 'discussion group' that explore many kinds of new things.

Onimusha House Production which is placed in my house, was produced masterpieces such as video editing tasks that results gaining more score, recording & mixing, also used to finish tasks and do amateur music recordings, and mp3 and music videos compilation share to gain friendship. :)

Highschool was a very unique experience, and definitely not the same as being a college student. It was more unite and tolerant. No wonder that it was more like being a melting pot of life.

Well, time has reach more than 1 o'clock in the morning. I have to go to sleep to prepare going to Jakarta at 8 o'clock tommorow. I home I won't late.

Bye!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Be Aspirative

Written on April 13th 2007

After doing national election on Wednesday, apparently today is time for the election of President of ITB. TPS (the place to vote) are placed in every faculty in ITB to reach every voters to vote their choosen candidate.

There are three couples of candidates to be choose which are 1st Yunus-Ridwan, 2nd Ucup-Benny, and 3rd Ilham-(I forgot the name...).

I hope that the choosen president of ITB could run what they've promised in campaign and bring better ITB to be more open to everyone. Personally, I hope SBM could be more exist in ITB and APRES could also be supported more by ITB.

Cheers.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I've been blessed

I've been blessed that I actually enters the best company that learns me much important things to develop leadership. I've just finished attending Bang! Company's meeting that discussed about our strategy in achieveing the last 22 days potential profit.

Julian Kamil, CEO of Bang! Company, is really skilled in protecting the flow of the meeting without sacrificing the focus and target of the meeting itself. It also supported by the supportiveness from Bang! members itself in achieving the company's target, which being the best company among other 3 IBE companies.

Here's keynotes (edited and translated) that I can share to you. I hope it could be useful to us:

1. "I want we to unite and have the same mindset."
2. Leader is a decision maker from members' aspiration. In the other hand, the members itself must be commit and supportive.
3. Leaders must have an effort to understand each members and yet, be objective and fair. Eg. "I understand what you say, but ... (straighnen our target)."
4. "I believe, when have our own ability and potential".
5. What we need is target and commitment, not only just a strategy. "
6. "What we achieve is what we are."
7. Staffing and job desk should work well and responsible.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today's exploration day! (Digging Tom Delonge's inspiration and influence in creating conceptual AVA albums!)

Started by jogging in Sabuga, 10 o'clock in the morning for 7 lap, I went home and starting to open my laptop. Started by watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, that I got from my friend, and exploring its story and plot from Wikipedia. That is a very conceptual and grandiose movie, but in the other hand, it also has an "abstract" story, so I have to explore the plot again in Wikipedia after I watch the movie. :)

FYI, this is the movie that highly influence Tom Delonge in concepting Angels and Airwaves. He quoted in an interview with Larry King for AVA's first album release.



Next is about exploring other movies that could apparently influence Tom Delonge in creating conceptually Angels and Airwaves albums. Tom is often issuing about space, and science fiction as the concept, so I tried to explore movies that related to the segment. Apparently movies like Star Wars & ET gives pretty big inspiration to AVA. You can see the list of movies about outer space here. Seeing that Tom has a hobby of watching movies, no wonder that all of his song themes whether in Blink 182 or in AVA, often related to movie themes.

In the evening, I started to explore... my own Facebook. :) replying friends wall, chatting, sending birthday greet, etc. Well, Facebook has changed many people life today to spend most of his time in 2 dimensional screen.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Went to Karapitan fish center

Suddenly, Misykat calls that he wanted to go to Jl. Karapitan to search for fish and aquarium. Few days before, Misykat wanted an aquarium in his room and I told that there is a place to find display fish in Jl. Karapitan. So, we went there after Dzuhur pray.

We found various fishes from the variety who lives in plain water to sea water. Misykat wanted a "Nemo" fish, just like in the movie "Finding Nemo", a sea water fish. Luckily, we found that variety in a shop, that serves sea water fish. The fish was priced Rp35000 each.

Fishes are sell in various prices from Rp2.000-Rp750.000 each (as I saw). Actually the fish that is sell in Rp750.000 is actually a small sized fish, which is a red tail Arwana fish. It's only +-10cm length and it's has been sold to a person.

I also found a beautiful Cupang fish, which cost only Rp5000 each. I suddenly interested to buy it, but Misykat told me that he would postpone to buy the aquarium, so I decided to postpone also.

I heard that if we had a pet, it could be a stress release. So, I suddenly interested to have a fish in my boarding room. But, I think I have to save money first. :)

1. The picture of the fish shop (Misykat on the right).
2. Cupang fish that caught my eyes! :)
3. Aquarium view
4. Fishes in breeding

New Ketua Himpunan SBM-ITB

Selama ada mimpi, selama ada cita-cita, himpunan ini bakal terus eksis.

As long as there is a dream, this community will always be exist.
-Dito, ex-Chief SBM-ITB community 2008/2009-

Masing-masing kita punya potensi, jadi mari kita bangun SBM lebih baik bersama-sama.

Each every one of us has a potential, so lets develop better SBM together.
-Brian, new Chief SBM-ITB community 2009/2010-