• Family Time

    I See that Good Thing, Dad

    In the phase of rapidly growing mental, emotional, and psychological aspects, a son goes out by igniting his eyes on his dad. All his dad’s behavior, gestures, speeches, and habits are likely the things to be absorbed into his mind, even planted for the longest period of his whole life. A dad must be aware and alert for this circumstance. Take a good planning before going out for an act. However it is nothing to worry about. This could indeed be the golden moment to disburse good values to his son. Moreover, in the long run it will strengthen the relationship between dad and son. I have a little experience…

  • Dad's Notes,  Work-Life Balance

    Sound of Silence

    The sun is surely sliding away over the horizon. The sky is getting dark going straight down to my surroundings and around. And I’m here alone in my room, away from home. Cricket choirs are singing outside, breaking the silence in the crawling night. I close my eyes just for a while, and then I get them wide opened. I try to believe what I’m getting on this time. Once I had to move out of my hometown to work, now I am having the opportunity to take my time a little loose –at least I can distinguish the difference with the circumstances I had before. I know I have…

  • Reflection

    You Are What You Think

    What’s in our mind is what is about to happen. If we think we’ll reach a success, we will. But if we think of ourselves such a person who never makes the grade, we’re then on our way to being a loser. You are exactly what you think. Psychiatric experts overlook mind as the determinant factor in the dynamics of humans. Most of the parts of our human system, like our gestures ad mood, are controlled by our minds. The same way is applied to our feelings. With informations collected and compiled in the brain, the mind commands the ’heart’ to determine the desired circumstances. When the influence of mind…

  • Family Time,  Work-Life Balance

    Mom is the Teacher at Home

    Recently, my wife supposed to get back to work (again). Come on my Dear, please don’t start it again. Think about the kids… As I was expecting the final decision of my assignment to new office out of town –and then I got in charge at the beginning of this year, my wife coincidentally quit her job five months beforehand. This made a joy happen to our kids. Finally, they had their mom stick around after having been left alone everyday as their mom had to hang around in ‘diaspora’ working at office for mostly overtimes, and for years –do you believe that? It was not a problem when kids…

  • Work-Life Balance

    A New World of Mine

    I’ve heard for long about work-life balance. It’s been a dream for an office worker like me to have a fair time in my daily life, along with my family, of course. There’s a time for work at office, while other ones for spending with my kids, religious and spiritual part, and even me-time. All this time I found that work-life balance has only remained a daydream, or a utopia – you can say that. For in fact, the working style of modern people in big companies and big cities, furnished with constant high pressures, has led to being a determinant factor in washing away the true meaning of work-life…

  • Dad's Notes,  Family Time,  Work-Life Balance

    Dad is 50 Miles Away

    It’s been three weeks long I haven’t got in touch with my blog since the last time I posted my story. There was one thing that got me to pay a full attention and distracted me from my blogging activity. Yeah, the bank I work for had assigned me to a new place out of my town. So I had to prepare things I needed for my moving to my new office. I moved to a smaller town than the one I have been living in all the time, my home town. It’s not so far away indeed which is only about 80 km away (50 miles) and takes me…

  • Motivation,  Reflection

    Broken Racquet

    A little boy had unintentionally broken his dad’s tennis racquet. In a fear of being punished by his dad, he desperately hid the racquet beneath the bed in his bedroom. Each time his dad got inside the bedroom, the boy constantly showed a fearful attitude. On purpose he sit on the bed covering the racquet beneath in order to distract his dad from getting closer to the bed, so his dad would never think that the racquet was indeed around. Consequently, the boy always tried to manage to move the racquet from one place to another as frequent as he could hoping his dad couldn’t find it. Things were going…

  • Reflection

    We Remember You, Dad

    Yesterday was Mother Day. But I’m not telling a story about mum, it’s about remembering my deceased dad instead. It’s been 11 years since my dad passed away. A couple of weeks ago my mum had asked her four children to spend time together at her house to gather around and pray for Dad. Yes, the house where we used to live together. The place where Dad, Mum, my three sisters, and I had spent our full-of-memories past times.

  • Family Time,  Kids' Workout

    Failing is not a Loss

    “Dad, I didn’t make it…” That was what my son said just last week after getting done his piano playing on a music competition. Alongside of his elder sister at the same contest who ended up as the first winner at her category, my boy didn’t get his name on the stage call for the winning inaugural ceremony. However, he was kept awarded a consolation trophy in appreciation of his participation. And those words were all what I had waited to hear…

  • Family Time,  Kids' Workout

    English First, My Boy

    I am an Indonesian. I and my family speak Indonesian language in our daily life. To be specific, we also speak our local region language, Javanese. To be more specific, the city where we live, Surabaya, has absolutely influenced the way we communicate with its distinctive local dialect added to our Javanese language. In practice, we may use those three languages all together or mix them in our everyday conversations.