26 January 2011

Bed at Home

Somebody said that no matter how far we travel, we'll miss our bed at home. 

So, go home, guys & sleep there. The bed misses you always ;-)

Namaste! 




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Ready to Travel Anytime in Your Life

In your life, you always need to prepare "Go Bag" that you can just grab anytime there's any departures in your life. 

Two "Go Bags" you need to prepare in your life: 
Prepare one in real (a bag for traveling) and one in your mind (a ready mentality to go anywhere possible).

Namaste! 




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25 January 2011

Mobile Monday Indonesia: Indonesia Mobile Industry Review 2011

Stephen Hobbs (CTO of Indosat)

Potential local applications from Indonesia will be brought to the world.


Hermanuddin (GM Business Planning & Development of IM2)

The year of 2011 is the year of Tablet PC.

Most services used in smartphones: Email, Social Networking, Messaging, Video & Voice.

Smartphones growth is projected at 26% of total PCs by 2012 & 38% of total handset market by 2014.

Voice vs. data charging is not comparable and need to be treated separately.

90% of customers' expectation is price, speed & connection quality.


Izak Jenie (Director of PT Metrotech Jaya Komunika)

Indonesian people like to share anything, from gossip, news, etc. They want to be existed anywhere. They like to share their privacies.

Consumers are still looking for low priced mobile phone (IDR 500k), more available & attractive menu & internet ready.

Top handphone's features: Dual GSM-CDMA, Camera 2 MP, MP3 Player, External Memory minimum 1 GB, bluetooth & GPRS.


Nuniek (Initiator of StartUpLokal)

StartUpLokal is a group of start up / new small companies in Indonesia. Most of them are IT & technology companies.

For info on @StartUpLokal: startuplokal.org, facebook.com/StartupLokal & http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/StartUpLokal/


Other issues

Indonesia is the 3rd largest wireless market in Asia, behind China & India in term of number subscibers.

Key Points 2010: Voice & messaging are flattening, while data is on the rise. 53% of the market is on 3G, the rest are on 2.5G.

Indonesia is the 2nd largest Facebook after USA & Twitter world's highest penetration rate at 20.8%.



(Astrid Amalia)

Why I Like Yoga

I like Yoga because Yoga does magic to my body. If I get spiritual experiences from Yoga, I take it as a beautiful bonus from the Universe.

People see yoga as rituals to spiritual things. For me, Yoga is physical exercises that makes me feel healthy enough to enjoy the beauty of life.


Thank you, Universe & Mother Nature, for giving me Yoga. Yes, Yoga is a special gift for me.


Namaste!




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Make Peace with My Past

"What people think about you is totally none of your business!" - written at one of the walls at Planet Futsal, Kuningan, Jakarta.
My life isn't a car that has rearview window. I just don't wanna look back to the past too much, because I live my life today for my future.
It's very human to make mistakes & I always try to forgive people & try not to humiliate them. My heart is too small to keep all the hatred.
I make mistakes too. Of course, I'm just a human. I try not to do it again, but some people never forgive that. And that is not my business.
To forgive is usual, while to not forgive is unusual. To be kind is usual, while to be unkind is unusual. Those are the habits that I learn.
To say thank you is usual, while keeping the mouth closed & walking away without saying thank you is unusual. Easy habit people forget.
I have forgiven my mistake & others in the past & make peace with it. If others don't wanna forgive my mistakes, that's none of my business.


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