• Dad's Notes

    My Dad, My First Love

    A couple of years ago I read a Facebook status of my colleague when we were in university. She was in grief as she just lost her father who just passed away. On her Facebook status, she uploaded a photograph of her father when he was quite young, with a caption: “My First Love”. A love of a daughter to her father. All this time, indeed, I never thought that a father would ever be the first love of his daughter. When they love each other, it is a sure thing. A father –alongside mother- raises his children with love, embedding values of life, and being a role model. The…

  • Motivation

    Jack Welch, a Down-to-Earth Boss

    Jack Welch is the most admired CEO by other CEO’s in the world. Their minds always refer to Jack Welch when it comes to the question: who is the best CEO in the world. What Jack Welch did in the 1980’s is actually rarely done by other CEO’s in most giant companies until nowadays. The CEO’s in large companies generally control theirs from the headquarters. Jack is different. He had been the most important person. However, much of his time had been spent with a direct going from top to down to his employees. He never stopped moving from one factory to another factory listening to his employees. He was…

  • Guest Posts

    6 Easy Cleaning Tips for New Parents

    Usually, before the baby arrives home, people have enough free time to deal with all household duties. They can cover the weekly domestic chores by the means of professional cleaning products and have peace of mind that their house is clean and well organised. Bringing home a baby is a special time for everyone. It is full of love and pleasant emotions as well as sleep deprivation and a variety of messes. In most of the cases, parents learn how to deal with them on the go and this is linked with a huge hassle. Here are some helpful tips that will make your life easier. Make a new cleaning…

  • Kids' Workout

    Year End’s Music Recital

    Indonesia Young Musician Performance 2017. It has been what my kids keep looking forward to in every other year. Yes, it’s a joint music concert for kids who are in beginner phase of learning music. A place for them to show their talent playing piano, violin, or cielo –instruments most played in such a music event. Initiated and arranged by Staccato, a music magazine, this concert has been expected by every participant from all over Indonesia since it’s held in marathon series which take place in many big cities in Indonesia consecutively, including my hometown, Surabaya. And my kids participated in this event for the second time from the first…

  • Motivation

    Ten Thousand Hours

    This is an interesting inspirational words from Iman Supriyono, an Indonesian strategic finance specialist, especially for me, you, or anyone who is starting a new life with family and children, or anything that needs long-term undertaking. What is that? Ten thousand hours. Going through ten thousand hours to then be considered worthy? Yes, just like that. The analogy is an airplane pilot. Opinion of most people, pilot is a prestigious job. The huge salary is one of the indicators. Why big salary? Of course it’s because of the high demand of skills and the risks embedded. The fate of hundreds of passengers inside the plane is definitely in the pilot’s…

  • Motivation,  Reflection

    The Freedom of a Roasted Rabbit

    Achieving the comfort of life with all the challenges is a choice. Feel like facing or even giving up on challenges? Before deciding to take the second option, let’s take a lesson from the figure of a rabbit in the following story. The cute animal jumped agile, avoiding the pounce of a lion hunting him down. The king of jungle roared in vain for many times each time he tried to bump into the rabbit. That rabbit eventually escaped the lion, and the runaway brought him to a farmer’s yard at the edge of the forest. “I’m so hungry!” said the rabbit when he saw two fat lambs chewing on…

  • Sponsored Posts

    Ensure Car Seat Check Proper for Your Kid’s Safety

    Sponsored Post On a regular way, do you drive your car a lot with your baby or toddler aboard, especially for long trips? If you do, you should consider having –or even have owned and operated- car seat for child. The reason is clear: to provide comfort and safety while riding in the car. You can focus on your job behind the wheel, and your little kid is securely settled in his/her own seat. For that reason, a comprehension of car seat check to guarantee the safety is one thing you should take into account.  You will need an adequate good word that makes clear all things about car seat…

  • Work-Life Balance

    Little Escape for some Lamb Sate

    The just bygone four weeks have been the hectic month for me at my office. I was assigned to assist the auditing commission implementing their annual schedule on branch office of a state-owned bank where I work for. I and the team were overwhelmingly stuffed with the work getting our heads to spin 😀 That’s why we decided to get us some little escape at lunch time. We were so fervid for some scalding food on that burning shiny day. An outing in line with passionate us inside the office 🙂 After a not too long cruise to and fro, we headed to a traditional eatery serving Sate Kambing. It’s…

  • Kids' Workout

    Rookie Swimmer Boy

    Attar –my son- loves to go to swimming pools. Each time when we had weekend out of town, he always picked the pool checking the first thing. No matter we got ourselves tired after a long trip and just checked in, he always rumbled along the hotel’s alleyways and got set with his swimming suit. Hmm.. he must be good at swimming? To be true, not really 😀 Contrary to his big crazes at the pre-swimming actions, he came up to showing no guts as he stepped on the poolside. All ablaze passions vanished, and the boy who had just celebrated his 7th birthday last week was likely to look…

  • Kids' Workout

    Kids and the Piano: Recalling the Initial Struggles

    In my eyes, playing piano is beautiful. Mastering this type of music instrument might auspiciously put our feet on many steps ahead, I believe, since it’s so much likely to be an added value embedded to someone when coming into future thresholds in life, like new schools and even work circumstances. Indeed, having piano skill had been a very long-lost dream of me and my wife, coincidentally, long before we were united as a family. As we had never had the chance to make it real, we intended to deliver the valuable favour to our kids. And thankfully, we could avail ourselves of it this time. Three years ago, Rasha,…