No Bad Day, Thank You

Pic by rkleine (license: CC BY-NC 2.0)

Pic by rkleine (license: CC BY-NC 2.0)

I had a really bad day a couple of days ago. I woke up late. I went to the office without proper preparation. I opened the e-mail and got a very frustrating Quest from my boss. I was overly sensitive towards almost everything. My team was not doing their job properly. Another team we work with kept nagging me with a server bug that had been around for months. Right before lunch-time, I hid in the empty Musholla (a small room fellow Moslems use to pray) and cried.

It was a dreadful 4 hours.

Care to find out more?


Above or Below the Line?

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I always love AAG (Agate Alliance Gathering), a quarterly meeting where all crews from my office and its alliances gather in one place… to speak up about their dreams, goals and plans. The theme of the latest AAG was Culture and Philosophies.

You see, Agate is an almost-4-year-old game studio. We are in ongoing process of building our own culture. The goal is simple: To build a company that stands for centuries.

Okay, it is not that simple, hahaha…

The CEO, Arief Widhiyasa, is a great leader. He encourages us to have ATL (above the line) mentalities and to avoid BTL (below the line) mentalities.

Find out which ones you have!

The Answer to Tough Decision

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Pic by Todd Martin (license: CC BY-NC 2.0)

Remember my article about tough decision published in September 2012? It was a case I and the other managers had to solve. Here is the answer you have been waiting for.
Well, go on!


Bye, 2012! Hi, 2013!

Gosh. I hope it is not too late to say, “Happy New Year! May the Force be with you!” ^.^

Last year was a great year. The best year in my life, in fact. And 2013 will absolutely be a blast!

Let’s see…

Care to find out my plan for 2013?


An Affirmation: I am Organized

Starting from NOW, I am ready to live an organized life.

I notice 4 areas of my life where I have been too messy:

  1. Home
  2. Work
  3. Lifestyle, including health
  4. Finance

I am re-thinking about everything. It is way past those years when I could recklessly say, “You know what? I’ll just live for today. Tomorrow? Meh.” When I am fully recovered from dengue fever, I will immediately work on planning goals and strategies to achieve them, including organizational systems that might help me.


Salvador Dali on Perfection


Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.


A Tough Decision, Can You Make It?

Pic by Alexander Henning Drachmann

Leadership is often seen as a trait or a quality associated to managers and business leaders of corporations or organizations. It actually belongs to everyone living in this societal world. In certain life situations, I am–as well as you are–required to have a strong leadership. Especially when we have to make tough decisions.

What the heck am I talking about?


Getting Married, What to Do?!

Pic by Sukanto Debnath

My fiancee, Ibnu, asked me to marry him as soon as possible. If God allows it, I would be Mrs. Triyono by the end of the year. In less than 3 months!

Ibnu will be a great life partner, I know. And yet, somehow, I am suddenly in fear.


Co-Op Gaming Done Right, Resident Evil 5 Changed My Life

Here is a (tldr) story on how a co-op gaming done right changed my perspective about life.

But hey, you might get some insights on how to get laid!


It’s Been One Year…


… since I left everything in Surabaya for a new life in Bandung. I left my hometown, my family, my friends, my emptiness and sorrow in a pursuit of happiness.

Well, it’s been one year. What have I got?