I had one thing in mind: to have a sabbatical year. The goal? To figure out what I want to do next. Statistically speaking, I was middle aged. For more than half my life, I had always had a blueprint of what I should do in life and where my life should head. But the… Read More An Expired Blueprint
Some say I’m arrogant. Others say I’m lonely. Some say I’m out of touch with reality. Others think I’m unrelatable. There seems to be a variety of them, but on closer look, I think they’re all quite similar. There’s a running theme of how people has been treating me over a significant course of my… Read More The Journey to Accept My Core
Everyone is a product of their circumstances. There are so many givens in life that no one can claim that all they have achieved have been achieved purely out of hard work. Undeniably, some have put more hard work into the equation than others while some other have hugely favourable circumstances tipped their way. How… Read More So, What About Life?
One man cried on top of his lungs, proudly declaring that he has now arrived at his final harbour – a company he’d work for for the rest of his life. Another tearfully shared that there’s nothing else in his mind and his dreams other than the company he led. Would you like to find… Read More The Final Harbour
What do you do at the peaks of your life? I cry. I get lost. I feel disoriented. I experience my life as meaningless. Not just for once or twice; it’s been happening quite often that at one point my counsellor-friends recommended me to find a new counsellor, one who had not known me at all.… Read More Heidegger’s Thrownness and My Sabbatical in Guangzhou
Dreaming is not as easy as it used to be. It needs hard work, persistence. Not that I never knew it, it’s just as each year goes by, I realize more and more that there’s yet another depth and another dimension to this truth. Living life and realizing my dream is not a sprint. It’s… Read More On Life and Dreams: It’s the Journey that Makes the Destination
Bertahun-tahun yang lalu, saya berkantor di lantai paling atas dari sebuah gedung berlantai empat. Dengan ruangan pribadi yang dilengkapi pantry dan kamar mandi, saya jarang butuh keluar ruangan dan seringkali menghabiskan hingga 12 jam sehari di ruangan itu. Terkadang terlintas dalam benak saya, kalau terjadi apa-apa pada diri saya, butuh berapa lama ya sebelum ada… Read More Apa Kabar?
Komunitas itu penting, kata orang. Tapi saya tidak pernah menyadari betapa pentingnya komunitas bagi saya sampai saya kehilangan komunitas itu. Dalam retrospeksi, saya merasa sangat beruntung dalam hampir setiap fase kehidupan saya dikelilingi orang-orang yang sangat mendukung dan mendorong pertumbuhan saya.