Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Do Over. Page 87

In defining your dream, be sure to aim beyond what you are capable of. 
You must develop a complete disregard for where you think your abilities end. 
Try to do the things that you’re incapable of. 
If you think you’re unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim. 
If you think you’re incapable of running a company, make that your aim. 
If you think you’re unable to be on the cover of Time Magazine, make it your business to be there. Nothing is impossible.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

My Little Lady is Growing Up

The photo below was taken during New Year's Eve. Anak umur 6.5 tahun ikut nungguin tahun berganti dan baru tidur sekitar jam 1:30am . Nggak ada acara khusus, sih. Barbequan aja di rumah sama ade dan sepupu trus main kembang api sama..petasan :D. Heboh juga ternyata kembang api di sekeliling rumah ya. It was quite a show!

We made our new year wish before we went to sleep. Hers were:

  • To grow strong and have muscle! I'm especially proud of this one because that means I have successfully instilled in her the importance of exercise.
  • To be able to do splits. I notice a lot of girls her age into gymnastic now.
  • For her parents to stay and look young. Oh Je, is this even possible?
  • To have the magic wand. This girl still believes in magic somehow :)
The next day I forgot what the conversation was but I remember I was making joke and she said.."Mommy, don't go cray cray"...hahahaha this girl cracked me up. I don't know how she learned about the phrase. 

She is currently into black clothes. She loves to wear her black legging with her black Uniqlo tanktop and a black or dark blue cardigan. She said black is cool!

Ohh and recently she just told me not to call or associate her with sweet or cute anymore. "Don't call me sweet, don't call me sweetie pie, don't call me sweetheart. I'm COOL, not sweet" -__-

Her recent milestone was going on school-camping for one night. She's been out of town or sleep in my grandma's without me but this school-camping was the first without any family member :)

Don't grow up too fast, Je!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Notes From #ScaleupIndo Conference

Attended #ScaleupIndo conference yesterday which was organized by Endeavor Indonesia. This was the second time they organized #ScaleupIndo. Last year was around February as well and I remember there were so many take aways from that day. One thing that really stuck in me was the GROW or GONE message. Thank God that now, a year later, I can safely say that Alhamdulillah, we are growing :)

The session was opened by Raoul Oberman (not the one in the picture, that is Chris Zook), my #1 mentor, one of my biggest supporters I'm so thankful to have his presence in my life.  Things that he briefly mentioned yesterday:

  • 5 Mega-trends reshaping the global economy:  The rise of emerging markets (Asian company made it to 500 Fortunes company has doubled), Aging populations, The Digital Age, Resource Scarcity, The Market State. 
  • Laeaders have tougher job than ever. In order to survive, leaders have to be:  Ready for 'trend breaks', Tri-Sector Athelete (government, civil society & the business), Receptor and Connector, Equipped with Strong Sense of purpose, Calmed in the eye of the hurricane, Always ON, Marathoners & a Sprinter, Telescope and Microscope 
Since it was about Scaling Up your business, there were a lot of talks about taking your company to the next level and unleashing it for exponential growth. Sustaining profitable growth is a lot harder than just creating a startup, and 85% barriers are internal! Normal things that happen to a company ready for scale up:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First Family Trip in 2015

Yes, let be optimistic that there will be 2nd, 3rd & 4th trip :D

We went to Singapore & a day trip to Legoland, Johor Baru Malaysia two weeks ago. Just want to share some tidbits from the trip.

Airline: Air France, which has a very sleek and chic interior.
Hotel: Mandarin Orchard
Food: Food Village Takashimaya, Rasapura Masters @ Marina Bay Sands, PS Cafe Paragon, Cineleisure Orchard
Coffee: Tiong Bahru Tangs, The New Black (recommended!)
Outdoor Activity: Far East Organization Children's Garden, Somerset Skate Park & morning run around Orchard
Shopping: Sephora, Chanel Beauty, Under Armour

Je had a fever 3 days before we left, it went down on the D day but then it went up again when we got to SG. Since it was already the 4th day, we took her to Kinderclinic in Paragon and got her blood tested. Thank God it wasn't dengue, just a viral virus and she was back to normal the next day :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

When Your Idols Become Your Rivals

I found this quote the other day and show it Jibran and told him to imagine his idols as his rivals when he becomes a professional soccer player in the next few years.

He looked excited in the beginning but then he got confused..

But Mommy, Ronaldo will be too old to become my rival, I don't think he'll still be a soccer player. Most of the soccer players I like will be retired by then.

Then I asked him to find a much younger player but he couldn't find one right away. He did finally said 'Maybe it's Enzo Fernandez (son of Zinedine Zidane)' 

Oh well, at least he gets the idea :D

Friday, November 21, 2014

No More Frizzy Hair Thanks to Philips Ionic Brush

Sadly, my hair and I rarely get a long. I'm thankful I have a lot of hair but most of the time they are all over the place (baca: megar a.k.a rambut singa). I did hair smoothening about 3 months ago to calm it down a little bit. Even though it did help but it still not as smooth as I would like it to be.

So the search for the product that would tame down my hair was still on. Luckily, I was sent this new brush from Philips called Ionic Brush! Honestly, considering I rarely brush my hair (karena bikin tambah megar) I wouldn't try this if I saw it at the store because I wouldn't believe such thing would help. But boy was I glad I gave this one a chance :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Theme Song of The Moment

It's 11:03pm and I'm still working on my laptop but I'm super pumped because I'm writing something I had imagined for the past 3 months. So no complain here :) This song 'Beautiful Flower' by India Arie has been playing non stop. It's such a beautiful song to remind us that we are powerful enough to create our defining moment. A song that I will definitely share with my daughter :)

'Cause you're beautiful like a flower
More valuable than a diamond
You are powerful like a fire
You can heal the world with your mind
There is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you, who are beautiful
Yeah, you, who are brilliant
Yeah, you, who are powerful
Yeah, you, who are resilient
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