Best performance ever!

Have I ever seen Manchester United played this well?

Model United Nations

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.

Personal Notes

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.

Personal Notes

When bankers have some fun


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

NumberCruncher Travel

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.

Personal Notes Travel

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.

Model United Nations Personal Notes

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.

Banking Business and Economics

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.