Samoa: An unexpected experience in life

In December 2016, I had a chance to go to Apia, Samoa, for 15th Green Climate Fund Board Meeting. I have to admit that I have never thought before, to visit a country like Samoa. A very small country in the middle of Pacific. If you checked the map, it’s really a tiny spot out…

Paris in December…

The last three months in 2016 was actually the toughest months for me in 2016. I think every two weeks, I had to go abroad. October 2016, I had to go to Korea for GCF Board Meeting 14th. November 2016, I had to go to Marrakesh for COP 22, and not long after I arrived…

One night in Bandung

This post is a short story of my staying in Bandung. At first, I was thinking to have a photo-blog kind-of-post, but I think, it would be better for me to put some stories to the pictures, so I decided to make it as a short article of  my stay. Bandung is another home for…

Health is your responsibility

I grew up in sports. My Dad taught me a lot of sports, and along with time, aside from finding my own sports, I also feel that I cannot live without making sweat intentionally. So, I always try to get up early in the morning, and take a zip of sweat to start the day,…

You can’t see? Unveil yourself, then…

I like to drive in Indonesia, despite of its famous traffic that is not friendly for those who love to drive manuals. But what I hate the most is to drive behind a truck, and you cannot do anything about it. For me, caught in a situation like that would desperate me a lot. Why?…

Everyday is a new day…

I took this photo two years ago on my birthday in Bandung, West Java. I just arrived in the hotel for a solo-holiday, and when I opened my room’s curtain, this astonishing scene burst out in front of me. I thought to myself, “God, you really are showing-off…” and giggled. God can be so romantic…

Writing: Spelling your mind, be patience, and satisfied with it

Have you ever feel blank on what to write on your blog, or journal, or whatever? I do. Many times. At first I have around 9-10 blogs in many domains, simply to accommodate the whole life of mine (which then I deleted couple of it. Very hard for me to manage everything). I was crazily…

Photo blog: Craving the beauty of Marrakesh, Morocco

Another side of me is the fact that I love visual. I love pictures and I love the joy of capturing it. Sometimes, I can take a shot of one object or scene from so many angle. It’s really fun. When I was still loyal with my DSLR, I can take a shot whenever and…

When you’re in the inner side…

There are things in life that you can only see as an outsiders. I am an insider for a lot of things, and I can tell that what is in the inside, does not really look like what we think from the outside. Here are some of the examples. 1.Inside an informal meetings in a…

Live today like it is your last…

This post was inspired since a month ago, when I attended the Green Climate Fund Board Member 14th meeting as a part a consortium I’m in. It was the last night of GCF BM session, and we, as one consortium, was having our late supper due to the late closing of GCF 14th BM. We…

Climate Change Negotiation: Expecting the Unexpected

It’s been so long since the last time I posted my last posts. This time, I remember (magically) the password for my blog in wordpress, so now I’m trying to write something that may be useful as food for thought. I’ve been working in the area of climate change since 2006, a year after I…

The Snapshot

This post was inspired from the latest sermon of my Senior Pastor on December 23rd 2012. Referring to one verse of the bible from Luke 2:19 which says, “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” It was about Mary, who went for difficult moments, just to give birth to baby…