Road Trip Jakarta to Banyuwangi

Overview October 2022, together with my family, I went to Banyuwangi, East Java, to visit Ijen crater. We drive around 1000 km there, one way trip, where the first 863 km covered by toll road, and the rest 170 km is using old road called “Pantura”. It take us 3 days to go there, with transit in Cirebon, Surabaya, and Banyuwangi, similarly with the way back, but instead of go through Surabaya, we go through Malang. In total, it take us 7 days for the round trip 🙂. In this article, I share my experience during this road trip, includes the restaurant, point of interests in some area that located along the way, and the last but not least, Ijen …

Motivation and Dicipline

Motivation is a feeling that come and goes and it doesn’t matter whether it there or not dicipline is infinitely more important. So no matter how you feel get up and do what you supposed to do, that’s it. And that’s dicipline, not motivation. If you only did what you supposed to do when you motivated to do it, that’s leaving you to a chance. But if you’re dicipline you got to do what you’re supposed to do, that’s how it works. instagam @shademotivation


Why do I live? Has this question ever came to your mind? It come across my mind multiple times, and today, I want to share it. I wrote this article in the train on my way back to Jakarta. Train is one of my favorite place where you can reflect yourself 🙂. I come to this thought as the officer in Bandung Station, give salute when the train was leaving. Right after I see that, I want to capture this moment, but I were not prepared to take the picture of this moment. Still, I give a thought, and I have 2 questions: What is the point of them in doing that!? Are they feel that their role is important? …

2021, Learn to Learn

As a person, I faced some new situations in 2021 which taught me in many aspects, in soft skill, I improved my awareness towards emotional intelligence, teamwork, leadership; In hard skill, I learned new knowledge which supported my career as a manager and hobbies as a photographer.

Labuan Bajo 2nd Trip

I went to Labuan Bajo on December 7th to have some adventure with my family. Labuan Bajo is a city located in Flores island, one of the big island at Nusa Tenggara Timur region, east part of Indonesia. Labuan Bajo is one of famous tourist destination in Indonesia due to its exotic landscape, and it is! Labuan Bajo is located on west part of Flores, the trip require us to hop between island to learn about its beauty. There are 2 style of adventure you can have while in Labuan Bajo, the first one is to stay in the ship called Pinisi for 3D2N, otherwise, you can stay at Hotel in Labuan Bajo, and have a private speed boat to …

The Purpose of My Life

Recently some people around me doubting about their purpose of life and it made me think about mine as well. It’s a tricky question why most of people want to live despite their living situation. I look at my surrounding in office and around my living place. Today, right after I step out from the fence, I see old man walk with carrying trash cart without any smile drawn on his face. On my way to office, I see numbers of kids ride bicycle and man around his 30th pedaling a bakery cart with happy face. While waiting in front of the elevator, a man in a phone talk about marketing strategy to rebound the business and inside the elevator, …

How are humans different from animals

There are many similarities between humans and other animals that you may have noticed. Humans and animals both eat, sleep, think, and communicate. We are also similar in a lot of the ways our bodies work. But we also have a lot of differences. Are there any differences that set humans apart, uniquely, from all other animals? Some people think that the main differences between humans other animal species is our ability of complex reasoning, our use of complex language, our ability to solve difficult problems, and introspection (this means describing your own thoughts and feelings). Others also feel that the ability for creativity or the feeling of joy or sorrow is uniquely human. Humans have a highly developed brain …

Virtual Photoshoot

As its name, the photoshoot will be performed where both photographer and talent are not physically at the same place. Yes picture will be taken from the screen while the talent will be on their phone/any camera. And yes, the image quality won’t be better than the screenshot! Then what? Personally I found that it is not the detail of the face or the dynamic range of the picture but it’s the link between photographer and the talent themselves. It still a work with directing, capture the moment, and acting!

Miniature DIY

COVID-19 bring me some ideas how to spend the weekend and miniature DIY is one of them. It can be categorized as a hobby which building/crafting a thematic room/building. You will find all necessaries materials in the package including the cutting tools and glue, so buy one and you can start even when you have nothing around. Usually the kit will give you: 1. wood component, 2. tweezers, 3 .cloth material 4. cutting template 5. plastic flower6. cutting tools 7. glue8. wall/floor sticker So, how’s it help me to kill the time? There’s some work that have to be done. First, gluing the wood component which is easy, you need to glue all the 2 dimension wooden components to make …

Parse Excel with Kotlin

I want to share how to parse excel files using kotlin and apache poi java lib. repository can be found here. This example will parse a sheet with several cell type (number, string, date). The basic ideas are:1. get the Workbook instance by instantiating XSSFWorkbook(file: File)2. get the Sheet instance by call workbook.getSheetAt(idx: Int) or workbook.getSheet(sheetName: String)3. traverse every rows in the sheet by call sheet.getRow(idx: Int)4. traverse every columns in the row.

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