Daniel Sitter from Idea Seller tagged me to provide eight random facts about myself. Since there are quite a lot of new readers in the last few months, I think it’s a good idea to reveal more about myself. I believe that knowing each other is a good way to build relationships, so I hope that this post will somehow help me build better relationship with you (I also love to know more about you!).
So here are eight facts about me:
- I used to be a pretty hardcore programmer. Within a few months after I got my first computer (which was an 80386 with 4 MB RAM), I already wrote some arcade and board games. Whenever I learned a new programming language, I tried to first implement it to write games. That being said, it’s been more than two years since I wrote any serious computer program.
- Though I love computer, I read personal growth and business books more than computer books. That has been the case for years and that eventually led me to blog in the niche of personal growth.
- I love to play guitar, though not very good at it. Whenever I see a guitar around, I would have played it within a few minutes.
- I was involved in journalism during my high school and undergraduate years. It was from this experience that I discovered my love of writing.
- When I was in junior high school, I joined the Scout movement. Since then, outdoor leadership training has become a favorite activity of mine. Before I took my graduate study in Singapore, I was involved in a youth leadership organization which organizes such training.
- One of my most difficult moments in life happened in 2005. At that time, I did my graduate study at a local institute. Despite working very hard on the thesis, it ended up in failure for (what I think are) improper reasons. It gave me a lot of life lessons, and looking back at it, I now feel very grateful for it. If not because of it, it’s highly unlikely that I ever study abroad.
- In 2003 I wrote a computer book in Indonesian titled “Practical Guide to Using Linux for Windows Users”. I hope someday I can write an English book, though I don’t think it will be a computer book.
- When I was a kid, I loved reading Enid Blyton‘s books. One day when I was in the primary school, I tried to write my own Enid- Blyton-like story which consisted of several pages. It’s been gone for years, but it must be very funny.
There they are, eight random things about me. In the future, I hope to also know more about you 🙂