Jangan remehkan motivasi!

Saya bukan ingin meniru sekelompok orang yang memang pekerjaannya memotivasi—yang dikenal dengan nama “motivator”. Selama itu pekerjaan yang baik-baik, sah, dan memang berdaya guna, apalah yang harus dipermasalahkan? Melalui tulisan ini, saya ingin menekankan pada Anda, mengapa motivasi begitu penting saat Anda berkompetisi. Lagi-lagi, saya menarik dari pengalaman hidup saya dalam beberapa kompetisi, untuk melihat kembali mengapa ia begitu krusial. Continue reading “Jangan remehkan motivasi!”

Dari Besi Baja ke Mata Uang: Lahirnya Uni Eropa

Sejarah berdirinya Uni Eropa merupakan sejarah yang cukup panjang, dan merupakan sejarah evolusioner yang mengalami perkembangan setiap periodenya. Gerakan yang mengarah kepada pendirian Uni Eropa lahir dari kesadaran bangsa-bangsa Eropa sendiri, dan menjadi unik karena bermula bukan hanya dari persepsi ancaman keamanan klasik, melainkan juga terdapat elemen ekonomi dan kemakmuran. Continue reading “Dari Besi Baja ke Mata Uang: Lahirnya Uni Eropa”

Doing research for MUN

If you are preparing to participate in any MUN conference now, doing proper research will be inevitable. While as a student, research may be an activity that is already familiar to most, if not all, of you, doing research for a MUN conference takes another level of depth, especially considering that you are going to act and present in the manner of a different country or delegation, getting acquainted, understanding, and being able to work with your entire committee, and to be able to find the best solutions to the issues at hand, none of which can be achieve unless you have done your own homework: proper research.

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Sixteen months later

There’s a reason to be a bit sentimental now.

This is an assembly of some of the most brilliant individuals I’ve ever seen, and I feel humbled to be a part of. Sixteen months of training, coming in and out, asked with “What department is next?”, making peace with the things that I hated (accounting), and experiencing dynamics rarely ever thought.

This has been a very rewarding experience, unlike any other. To say that it is an important part in each of our lives will be a serious understatement. Not only those observing, even we ourselves see changes in our own way of life. Knowledge improving, skills attained, and some jobs were done.

I thank the company for believing in the strengths, and help in weaknesses, of all 9 of us. Sometimes we do ponder how each of us can we eliminate 500 other candidates, what was seen from us. Yet as you keep on believing, and pushed us forward, here we are, at an important milestone.

To our family, partners, friends, colleagues, an extended gratitude as well. We are not alone in walking through the path, but indeed, you all enabled us to remain here, and fight for all things worth the hard work.

Ultimately, I thank each and every member of this awesome group. The brilliance and bright mind of every person amazed me every single day. More than anything, they motivated me to be a better individual—be it deliberately or not. I couldn’t ask for a better MDP group than these wonderful personalities. I did see for myself, this has to be among the most solid, multi-talented, brightest groups of individuals that has ever existed.

Congratulations, Kyuuryu, we did it.