When bankers have some fun


When bankers are having fun, this is one of the things that may happen.

Lalu Lintas Penumpang Udara menurut Pengelola Bandar Udara (2015)

Airport Share (AP I, II)

Dalam rubrik NumberCruncher kali ini, Anda dapat melihat porsi lalu lintas penumpang udara menurut perusahaan pengelolanya. Bandar-bandar udara di Indonesia dikelola oleh beberapa entitas, di antaranya dua perusahaan milik pemerintah Angkasa Pura I (AP I) dan Angkasa Pura II (AP II), Unit Pengelola Bandar Udara-Kementerian Perhubungan, Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia, dan beberapa pemerintah daerah. Menurut lalu lintas penumpangnya (yang dihitung berdasarkan keberangkatan dan kedatangan dari dan ke bandar udara di Indonesia), AP I dan AP II secara kumulatif memegang hampir 90% lalu lintas udara di Indonesia (2015).

Sumber data: Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS), Laporan Tahunan Angkasa Pura I dan II (2015), Statistik Bandar Udara (Dirjen Perhubungan Udara)

Lihat statistik praktis lainnya melalui rubrik NumberCruncher pada tautan ini.

A message too romantic for a city

“And for me, Bandung is not merely a matter of geography—beyond that, it involves feeling that accompanies me in silence.”

Dan Bandung bagiku bukan cuma masalah geografis, lebih jauh dari itu melibatkan perasaan yang bersamaku ketika sunyi.

A quote by Pidi Baiq, an Indonesian author, that you can find beneath an underpass near the Asia Afrika Street. I think I understand why the quote is placed here—for many, Bandung is a city too romantic, involving a lot of feeling, arousing emotions. This is indeed a touching way to depict a city that comforts so many for so many years.

A journey concludes

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When the names were first handed over to me—through their essays and TOEFL scores, I didn’t know what to expect. A few weeks later, and after all the hard work, they returned to their hometowns, as winners. Seeing their grow has been humbling, and it made me proud as well. Knowing that they won added to the happiness. But to know these amazing individuals was indeed an honor. Seeing those who have their first MUN experience here, from not knowing to knowing a lot.

Gladly, in the midst of all problems, when all the stones were thrown at them, they pushed forth, and found ways to survive the hailstorm. In the end, it was not only about the win, it is all about what you have learned, and how much you take them to your lives. “You can only connect the dots by looking backward,” so said Steve Jobs. Hopefully, after all of these, you can connect the dots, and see the reason why.

I thank my best coaching partner Theresia, all friends and colleagues, and of course importantly, these great ten delegates. Walk on through your life path with greatness, and may our paths cross again sometime in the future.

Ayo Nge-Bank: Mengenal Pembiayaan Proyek (Project Financing)

Pembangkit listrik, jalan tol, pelabuhan, bandar udara.

Perhatian Pemerintah Indonesia terhadap peningkatan kualitas infrastruktur tentu menjadi fenomena baru dalam situasi politik ekonomi negara ini. Seiring dengan laju perkembangan yang cepat dan ambisi Pemerintah yang tinggi, pertanyaan mengenai bagaimana menyelesaikan proyek-proyek infrastruktur ini harus dijawab dengan cepat. Continue reading “Ayo Nge-Bank: Mengenal Pembiayaan Proyek (Project Financing)”

Why I teach MUN

I find teaching satisfies a lot of things. It makes you smarter. It is fun. It is a productive hobby. Even better, I have the opportunity to meet amazing, brilliant, diligent, talented individuals, who share a common goal, a common thirst—thirst of knowledge, of enrichment, of personal development (it’s DEE-vé-lèp-mèn, not dé-vè-lop-mèn). It is a hard work, and nobody said it will be a walk in the park. Truly, I tell you, though. Despite the struggle, despite the tiredness, despite the confusion, ultimately, winning goes beyond just the award—it is when you realize that you can actually do it, and do it greatly. That is winning. [By the way, hard work is not done yet, let us together push for the final stretch!]

MUN Exercise: Choosing the Right Word

In this exercise, you will match a word with a number of its synonyms that are considerably more ‘formal’, or appropriate to use in formal contexts. The goal of this exercise is to remind you of the ‘choice of words’ that you can utilize as you deliver your speech or write any conference document (e.g. position paper, draft resolution). Continue reading “MUN Exercise: Choosing the Right Word”