The Rainbow Troops

This is an advanced post of the previous Belitung post.
Waiting for this one too long? Hahaha sorry, because I have too many post to share first.

Beside those cape and bay trips, we didn't forget to visit the rainbow troops school, it's SDN Muhammadiyah, Gantong in Manggar, Belitung Timur.





And how about to be a student once again?


Too cool for school! I'll never be too old for this :p
Do you know the secret of looks younger? Go play with somebody who are younger than you! In this trip for example, I didn't feel old in spite of the fact I was the oldest among those aged: 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 23. Hahaha~

We did a flag ceremony too, singing out loud the national anthem 'Indonesia Raya' that was so old school memories!


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LITERARY MUSEUM
Not too far from the school, there's a first Indonesia Literary Museum by Andrea Hirata, the author of The Rainbow Troops novel.
I never read the book actually, okay even I never know the characters. But I believe that he is the very good novelist from his work, many beautiful words inside, no doubt his achievement in the writing world. It has been translated in many languages and published in more 100 countries!

I always adore the writers who can make the best seller book. You can be very pretty, handsome and smart, but to be a writer, you have to be able to write. It's a writing skill that isn't everyone can do or in the mood to, it really takes a skill.


And let's playing this song...

"Menarilah dan terus tertawa
Walau dunia tak seindah surga
Bersyukurlah pada yang kuasa
Cinta kita di dunia
Selamanya..."

Nidji - Laskar Pelangi

My 27th of March #Floral24

I'm feeling 24, huahhh!
It's time to end the 23 with a bang and to start the next new age with a brighter perspective. Since this year I have many goals to do, I feel like a brand new person.

First, I choose #Floral24 to be my birthday theme this year. Why? If you follow this blog from the first, you'll know that I was try to be a Greenpeace-person, earth lover, eco-traveler, and I want to do it over again for this planet. But realizing nowadays I almost never act anything to my environment. So I start with this theme, bring back the nature to my lifestyle. A simple little green project, may said.
The other reason is because I want to make something different from the previous year's event, at least a reward for my 'SOSIALITAK' besties. We never know how long we would get through this together, we don't know where our destiny bring us after these school life which is almost done. Maybe we would apart, have each own career. Based on that consideration, I try to give a bit simply fun memory between this our boring life.


OUTDOOR PARTY
Celebrating birthday party at cafe or mall is too mainstream. We want to more blend with nature as an outdoor park. I start from the invitation design. Last year, I made the invitation from the fabric, so this year I made it from the leaves. Yes it's really fresh LEAVES! Always looking for ways to be creative and see the world in a unique way. There are many other media besides paper, right? Why don't you try one?

Sunday afternoon, I was host for an outdoor party where we were picnic at the nearest public garden in town. With all of the sudden, the simple properties like yoga mat as the cushion, snacks, fast food and drinks. We make some laugh there, talking and laughing about our poverty. Actually I was a little disappointed because  most of my guest didn't wear the dress code they supposed to. But they break the code together, so I was forced to allow it. Hahaha. Ya know, we only have like 5-6 more years in our 20's left, so gotta live it up!


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MINI CHARITY
Continue the day with a mini charity as we do in past few years, sharing free foods on the road for homeless. Count my age like 24 + 1 packages of food and milk. We didn't go a lot places this year, but only 2 or 3 stops. The homeless are more difficult to find, but there's always the unethical people who grab the food from our hands. However, we've been trying to give our best. About moral issues, may be karma and responsibilities of each peoples we can't judges. But still can't beat the feeling of giving to the right person. When we see their smiles, we can smile bigger with a sense of joy and excitement!




I feel blessed, wish the same abundant merit and bless to my family and friends. Hopefully I can do it again next year, over, and over again on the next another year routinely.

Thanks a lot, guys, for your kind and support! I enjoy that day and can't ask for the better birthday celebration. I'll clear the word of 'SOSIALITAK' isn't the person who always have glamorous and luxury life, but also the person who share something socially and grateful with what they have got. I think my friends deserved it :)

Thankyou for all messages. I can't replied one by one but I appreciate your wishes for me. Wishing you all super the best in life too, fellas :)

Birthday words:
Save flowers in your heart and keep it grow beautifully!
#Floral24

Festival StartUpLokal: Medan

Festival StartUp Lokal: Medan
February 12 - 13, 2016
at Clapham Collective

StartUp means business company or community which is developed by digital based. The first StartUp festival was held by Clapham Collective as one of co-working space in town that growing up nowadays.

They provide some main speakers who are expert in StartUp business from local and Jakarta. There are many various type of industries, such as media, fashion, transportation, technology, culinary, online selling based, blogger, even hacker and designer. If you want to know more about this creative industry, you can meet, mingle, and make some networking here because they also had some investors and venture capitals too.

Mr. Chris Angkasa as the founder of Clapham was moderator of these presentation and Q&A session. These pictures below are some interesting presentations I attended in Day 2 of Festival:


Lily Suriani from Berrybenka



Melisa Irene from East Venture


Q&A session with East Venture, Darwis Taniwan (Aplaus Magazine), and Berrybenka
 

Who doesn't know them in digital life? Inspiring discussion starts here. The experts were sharing many ideas and tips to build your very own StartUp business and growing with mature plans.


I think one of the coolest part of running this blog as the social media is the chance to meet so many talented peoples. It always starts with a mutual appreciation of each other's work, and it all just sort of grows from there.
To be honest, I didn't really understand about the business at the first time, but they present very nice topics. I'm open to learn something new and when they explain the details, I'm all ears. They can make sure that all newcomers like me may learn from the basic. So, I really learn a lot and get inspired from the event. I'm sure many young generation out there will be interested too, remembering that digital media and technology are commonly used to be our lifestyle.
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