My Passion My Career – Book Review


 

Judul Lengkap: My Passion My Career

Penulis: Ardiningtiyas Pitaloka dan Andin Andiyasari

Penerbit: Tiga Serangkai

Tanggal Terbit: Mei 2013

 

Choose a job you love.
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
-Confucius

Trust your dreams and they will come true.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest achievement.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.

Believe the impossible, discover the incredible.

 

How’s your job, what is your passion and have you found your career?
Ketiga pertanyaan itu harus terus kita tanyakan pada diri sendiri. Sebab bekerja bukan hanya untuk menjemput rezeki, tetapi juga merengkuh kebahagiaan. Maka, mutlak kita perlu passion dalam meniti karier.

Begitulah pengantar dari buku My Passion My Career. Buku ini membantu kita melihat karier yang kita telah jalani, apakah telah sesuai dengan passion kita, dan membantu kita menemukan passion untuk karier kita ke depan.

Berkaca dari pengalaman para klien yang mengirimkan pertanyaannya ke konsultasikarir.com, buku ini menjelaskan betapa pentingnya passion dalam pekerjaan. Dilengkapi pula dengan berbagai pengalaman beberapa tokoh yang telah berhasil di karier idamannya, 100 rahasia karier sukses, serta berbagai kuis tentang karier.

Semoga dengan membaca buku ini bisa memberikan inspirasi bagi kita yang ingin meraih karier ideal sesuai impian kita.

 

 

I Can Do It! – Book Review


 

Judul Lengkap: I Can Do It! Cara Mengubah Kebiasaan Berpikir yang Merusak

Buku ini adalah saduran dari buku berbahasa Inggris dengan

Judul Asli: Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

Penulis: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Penerbit: ESENSi divisi Penerbit Erlangga

Tanggal Terbit: 12 Juni 2009

Penerbit Asli: Hay House Inc., USA @2009

 

Bagian yang aku sukai dari buku ini:

 

“Esensi alami manusia adalah sempurna dan tanpa cacat. Akan tetapi hidup bertahun-tahun dalam kubangan duniawi membuat kita dengan mudah melupakan akar kita dan menjadi sosok yang palsu.”

 

Menyesuaikan diri dan menjadi seperti orang lain adalah usaha yanng sia-sia dan hanya buang waktu. Seperti yang diungkapkan oleh E.E. Cummings:

“Untuk menjadi siapa pun kecuali diri saya – di dunia yang melakukan upaya terbaiknya untuk membuatmu menjadi orang lain – berarti melakukan pertempuran yang paling sulit dan perjuangan yang tak kan pernah usai.”

 

Jangan dengarkan perkataan orang lain yang mengkerdilkan diri Anda.
Jangan remehkan kekuatan Anda.
Yakinkan diri Anda:

 

* Saya bisa mencapai apa pun yang saya pilih.
* Saya adalah seorang yang layak dan berharga.
* Saya mampu secara intelektual.
* Saya pantas mendapatkan yang terbaik karena saya baik.
* Saya menarik kelimpahan dalam semua bidang kehidupan saya.
* Saya berhak atas kesehatan, kebahagiaan, dan kesuksesan.
* Saya dicintai oleh orang lain, dan saya mencintai diri saya.
* Saya dipandu oleh keinginan saya dan bukan mengikuti aturan.
* Saya unik dan tidak tergantung pada pendapat orang lain akan diri saya.

 

Saat membaca bagian tersebut, aku merasa terhibur karena terus terang sering sekali kita di masyarakat atau bahkan di lingkungan keluarga sendiri dianggap sebagai seorang pribadi yang tercela hanya karena kita tidak memenuhi harapan mereka akan sesuatu hal. Kita dituntut untuk berubah menjadi sosok yang mereka anggap ideal padahal sudah pada hakekatnya manusia itu berbeda dan anggapan bahwa suatu pribadi lebih baik dari pribadi yang lainnya toh hanyalah pendapat manusia biasa, yang tidak mesti benar, dan tidak mesti diikuti.

 

Lama-kelamaan kebiasaan masyarakat yang suka menjatuhkan orang lain tersebut akan membuat yang bersangkutan merasa kehilangan harga diri, merasa kerdil di hadapan orang lain, bahkan lebih parah bisa membuat mereka menjadi depresi.

 

Namun, sejatinya setiap individu memiliki kekuatan dalam dirinya. Yang ia perlukan hanyalah yakin akan kekuatan itu. Saat kita yakin maka kita akan mampu meraih apapun yang ingin kita raih.

Aku benar-benar berharap orang akan berhenti menilai buruk orang lain, atau setidaknya jika mereka tidak mampu memberikan pujian atau sesuatu yang positif, hendaknya mereka diam saja dan fokus saja pada diri sendiri.

Aku telah banyak terluka karena karena ulah banyak orang yang suka mengkerdilkan orang lain tersebut. Seringkali aku berpikir mengapa mereka melakukan itu. Namun, memikirkan alasan dari perilaku seseorang itu percuma. Aku hanya memilih menjauhi orang-orang yang membuatku terluka agar aku tidak terluka lagi.

 

Saat engkau sedang merasa gundah, buku ini adalah buku yang bagus untuk meningkatkan semangat diri dan membacanya bisa menjadi moment of healing time. You can do it!

Easyhotel, Kuala Lumpur – Review


 

Address: No. 110, Jalan Tun Sambanthan (Brickfields) KL Sentral , Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Type of room I stayed in : Deluxe Queen Room

 

My Review :
 

There’s nothing that could top its location, the elevator to the bridge connection to NU Mall, Monorail, and KL Sentral is right in front of this hotel. Very convenient access to various public transportation option. They provide 5 MYR breakfast coupon for 1 person per day to eat at ABC bistro at the ground floor, right beside the reception. There’s elevator at the hotel. The bathroom has sandals. They provided nice sajadah for Moslem to pray and Kiblat direction on top. The TV has cable channel like FOX Movies for entertainment option. Electric kettle, fridge, three electric socket to charge your phone, clothes hangers, table and chair. The bed and blanket is comfy. An easy to adjust hot shower, and toiletries. The toilet has water spray which is a must for me, Bangkok doesn’t have that. The check out only took 1 minute which is very convenient since I have to catch the train to the airport.

 

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Add Home Hostel, Bangkok – Review


 

Address: 82/1 Song Prapha Road, Don Meung, Bangkok, Donmuang, 10210 Bangkok, Thailand

 

Type of room I stayed in : Standard Single Room

 

My Review :
 

It has a lot more facilities than you think it will offer for the price. I stayed in single room and it’s right up stair. The hotel only has 3 rooms at the main building, one behind receptionist and two rooms up stair. There is one bathroom can be used by the two rooms. My room has TV, Clothes rack, laundry basket, sofa, a fridge, two complimentary mineral water, sandals. The bed, pillow, and blanket were comfy. Mirror for the room is the only addition I need. The bathroom also has separate slippers to wear. There are toiletries given and towel is provided as well. What I love most is the location. You can just walk from Don Mueang Airport, take exit of gate 1 ad walk to the right side, cross the street in the airport, then walk to go outside of the airport to see the walking bridge right beside Family Mart, cross the street from there with the two conjunction and you will see the food stall and 7 Eleven right across the street. Walk a little from 7 Eleven, around 200 meters and you will see add home hostel sign, enter the narrow street and you will find the hotel on your left behind the first building of the main street. There are still a lot people past midnight so it feels safe to walk there.
 

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Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds – Korean Movie 2017 [Eng Sub]


 

The first time I knew about this movie is January 31st. Then I searched it on the cinema in my city in case it is still showing. I got my hope high to see it is still showing in other city but unfortunately the cinemas in my city didn’t air the movie for long. When I emailed them about it, they said they could organized the screening if I have large groups to fill the theater. How can I? I just wanted to watch this movie alone. So I could only wish for some websites to upload this movie to watch at home.

My wish was granted. On February 14th, I didn’t need to wait for long, a website has uploaded the movie. I watched the movie in the morning to noon of February 15th. I really wanted to watch this movie, Why? First, it’s because the genre, Fantasy, Action, Drama. I red the reviews on several websites and it mentioned about the stunning CG effects and a strong story. These are all we could need for a movie with that genres. Not to mention the strong casts have been known for their strong acting performances. I also read that this movie surpassed 10 Million viewers in South Korea alone in short amount of time. But although that’s great as a premise, I don’t really consider box office record as something that assure the quality of a movie.

So what about this movie that attracts so many viewers?

First, the story.

Story of the death of an ordinary fireman named Ja-hong (Cha Tae-hyun). Gang-rim (Ha Jung-woo), the head grim reaper, Haewonmaek (Ju Ji-hoon), and Dukchoon (Kim Hyang-gi) are assigned as public defenders to escort Ja-hong in the afterlife and represent him in 7 trials in 49 days to find out how Ja-hong lived his life and where he ought to spend the rest of eternity, heaven, hell, or granted for reincarnation.

The story is based on a webtoon by Joo Ho-min, Along With the Gods.

I was curious about the concept of 49 days after death in Korea. The first time I heard about it was through the drama 49 Days. And along the way, I watched several dramas nudged on the topic of the afterworld in Korean myth. But none really based the whole story in the afterworld. This is another reason I was so looking forward to this movie.

Before discussing the movie further, just watch the movie first here

I wanted to dwell further on the story of the movie. But because it is a recent movie which is first released in South Korea in December 20th, 2017, it’s not even two months old. So surely there are many who haven’t watched. I think I will stop here first. Then I will add more about the movie in a few days or weeks as to not spoil the story for those who haven’t watched.

Happy watching!

Now it’s time to discuss the movie.

It’s been a little over a month since I posted this and it gained over 1800 views. It might not seem plenty but for a blog like mine which rarely get views over a hundred it was quite much. Now I assume people have already watched this movie, I want to start reviewing it.

The concept of the afterworld is what attracting me to the movie so I start with that. In Korea, people believe in the concept of reincarnation, that if you live good live you will get the chance to reincarnate. This movie also mention about 7 types of hell and heaven. It’s quite similar in Islam there is a concept of 7 level of heaven and 7 level of hell. But there is never such thing as reincarnation, because the afterworld is described as our last home for eternity. While the world is actually just a test where our live spent there is short. The 7 types of hell or heaven in Korean myth have separate trials while in Islam, the trial is just one and it’s like another phase before decision on which level of hell or heaven someone is to enter based on their life’s deeds.

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Seo Seo Galbi, Jakarta



 
 
Address: Ruko Crown Golf blok A no 31, RT6/RW2, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Kamal Muara, RT.6/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14460, Indonesia
 
 
What I ordered : Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap, Mango Juice
 
 
I came here first asking whether the meals served is halal and one of the waitress said that beef and soups here are halal but pork is not. I usually not eat unless they have halal written on the menue but I decided to trust her and eat here. Bismillah. She showed me where to sit and give the menu.
 
 

 
 
I wanted to try Korean BBQ but thinking how big the portion will be and whether I have to grill it myself and kinda worried how the taste will become if I cook it myself (like I see Koreans in TV) so I decided to taste something ready cooked and ordered Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab. I didn’t know that the waitress grilled the BBQ for us, I should’ve tried the BBQ then.
 
 

 
 
What I like here is that they put a bottle of cold ocha (taste like a light tea) for free so I can refill as much as I want (I drink water a lot). Then they put 6 different banchan (side dishes) for free: panjeon (vegetable pancake), sweet potatoes, kimchi, salted cucumber, pickled raddish, and one green vegetable (I don’t know what it is called). I like panjeon the most.

I really appreciated they told me when to break my fasting as there is no adzan in PIK. And I can hear the lady told them to give me banchan fast so I can eat it first while waiting for my order.

Not long after (the service is quite fast), the mango juice and Bi Bim Bab came. And miyuku soup (Sup rumput laut in indonesian) as a complementary dish (A birthday here would be great). They give the sauce to mix with Bibimbap separately. It was served on stoned pot so it was sizzling hot for quite a while. I like it because if not, usually the meal would cool off fast and if we take a while to eat, we end up eating cold dish. Overall the taste is quite fine. At the end they give an ice cream as dessert (free again).

As the entertainment they have SBS live on TV broadcasting the kpop music performances.

For the generousity, service, and price I give it 5 stars. This is the most generous restaurant I ever been. And value for money is excellent.
 
 

 
 

For the taste I give it 4 stars. There is room for improvement.

My first suggestion would be to put a logo of halal in certain dishes which are really halal (whether the beef which is imported is really halal is questionable for me). I know pork is not halal but other dishes could be not halal if they are cooked with the same pan used to cook pork. If logo halal is written, it could gave muslim guests a peace of mind. As the largest community in Indonesia, it would be great to target the muslim consumers also especially because the hallyu wave is spreading much.

Secondly, it also would be great if this place could accomodate single guest. For example by making small portion choice on each of the menu. Even Bibimbap portion is too big for me (I forced myself to eat more but ended up too full to finish the meal). I would also want to try the Beef BBQ if there is small portion (but then again am worried about halal as the grilled pan is the same for pork).

Overall, I had a good time here.

 
 

Disclaimer: Pictures are not mine, from various sources on the internet, all rights to websites or the uploaders.

HomieStay, Jakarta



 
 
Address: Town House Cordoba no 16. Bukit Golf Mediterania. Pantai Indah Kapuk, RT.7/RW.2, Kamal Muara, Jakarta, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14470
 
 
Type of room I stayed in : Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
 
 
What it had :
 
Bed Room:
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Blanket/Bed Cover
Small Lamp
Two Electric Socket
Two Pillows
 
Common Room:
Dining Seats (10)
Freezer
Garage
Internet Access
Kettle
Living Room Seats (10)
Microwave
Parking
Refrigerator
Shower Rooms (1) Shared
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided (with additional price 10000 IDR + deposit 50000 IDR)
TV
 
 
What I like here :
 
I like the price and the comfort in bed and the bed cover/blanket because without it the room will feel too cold, the AC works so great. There are two electric sockets above the bed and rack to put some of necessary stuffs.
Lockers are near the property’s entrance where you could store your belongings if you’re worried about leaving them in the room and you could borrow a pad lock for the locker by leaving a deposit of 50000 IDR, they would return it to you after you return the lock during check out. If you forgot to bring a towel, you could rent it for 10000 IDR + 50000 IDR deposit.
The breakfast is self serve from 6:30 to 11:00 consists of cereal and milk, bread and jam, or noodles without egg.
There are various shops and restaurants near the property. You could walk to the bus station or order car or motorbike from mobile apps to pick you up in front of the property. I suggest you to let the driver take the toll road because if not your journey would take so long and complicated. Toll road fee in Indonesia is very cheap (7000 until 16000 IDR) compare to other city i.e. Bangkok.
The property provides bath soap, shampoo, hand wash, and tissue, so you could bring other products you need (face wash or tooth brush/paste, etc). You can use indoor sandals they provide.
Overall, for the price you could get enough comforts you need during your stay.
 
 
What I don’t like here :
 
The bed room doesn’t have lock from inside. My suggestion is probably to put a lock for the room. Since some would be worried of intruders coming inside while we’re sleeping. Without the lock, we only depend on trust among the guests.
The room is small but I didn’t require a lot of space anyway and the bed is wide enough for me. But it’s kinda difficult to do a prayer inside the room. The only possible option is the common room but amidst some guests around.
The stairs is narrow and a bit straight so it’s hard to climb bed above. Luckily, I didn’t get the top bed so I don’t need to climb the stairs.
For noodles, there is no egg. The breakfast will be perfect if there’s egg but I completely realized that for the price they offer, the breakfast option is varied enough.
 
 

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