Saturday, July 23, 2016


Justin Bieber Goes Unnoticed in New York City Playing Pokemon Go
Justin Bieber in New York

Let me see you phone......Hmmm. I can't find Pokemon Go. Why do you scare ? An application just a tool. Up to you to use the tool or not. Pokemon Go just a game. When the right time to play, absolutely up to you. Game on working hour ? Might be you will fired !!! Game in break time in your campus, why not !!!

Pokemon Go you never be stop. Just like stop the river flow, you will be drown down. Government may set the rules not play at certain offices, facilities or restricted area. The fever just begin. Let it go till the fever is over. Then every body back to normal again.

Justin Bieber, unnoticed  early Monday morning, July 18, 2016 enjoy the Pokemon Go app at New York city Central park.
A France tourist entered military facilities in Cirebon city, West Java run for Pokemon then he arrested for a while before let him go.

Pokemon Go preferred to go outside the buildings to find and seek Pokemon make you do exercises to make you healthy. Might be better off in early morning before working hour.

Pokémon Go  is a free-to-play location-based. It was released in most regions of the world in July 2016. Making use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices, the game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on device screens as though in the real world.

Many countries took special cautious and regulation about this game like Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Egypt, Israel an Kuwait. In Guatemala, a teen 18 years boy shoot and killed while playing the games. He was the first person die due to this games.

So, play the game carefully, don't play while driving, don't  enter restricted area not to harm you. But Pokemon Go app will never be stop

Thursday, July 21, 2016


                                                                   Sad story

It was surprised to me ....... women crying in a radio broadcasted all over the country. Why ???
Because happened in US. I thought in US culture, society were independent. Graduated from high school, leaved parent house and forget their parent, especially mom.
This time, my thought  was totally wrong !!!

Los Angeles radio's host turn a sad song and let a lady talked to her mom in radio that how she loved and missed her. She was crying begging for forgiveness. I hold my eyes not to drop a tears or two hearing the conversation of both sides. I stayed in South California for 6 months and love L.A radio and became a frequent listener. The program begin early evening when every body went home.

I am an Indonesian. Our cultures teach us to honor our mom for the rest of our life. I think not only Asian but Universal all over
the World that we love our mother. Am I right ? I hope so.

There are 100 reasons We love our Mom. Let me say 10 :
1. I wouldn't be here without her.
2. No matter what, she is my corner
3. When life get so stressful that practically I forget who I am, she reminds me.
4. Her smile makes everything is Ok.
5. She always tried to give me honest answered to the hard questions.
6. She listens when I talk about all ridiculous drama of my life.
7. There are still thing that she hasn't told Dad.
8. She took us to church every week so faith would be part of our lives
9. Even when she upset with me, I knew she loved me.
10. She is been gone for years, but I still think of her every day.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Sometimes I wonder if it’s time for me to stop writing about happiness or smile in my face. Actually Life journey is about the ups and downs of my life . . . I don’t know . . . upbeat thoughts, perhaps. I won’t, though. I do not believe it is either healthy or wise to always put on a smiling face. Life is good, but it is also cruel. Life is happy, but it is also sad. Life is easy, but it is also hard. How can we ignore the parts of life that might not be comfortable? The truth is, although I can handle the downs side, the emotion lows, most other people can’t. It makes them uncomfortable.

But to be happy took a long journey through sweating, disappointment, scare and tears. In the beginning of my journey in young ages along with 2 toddlers leaving comfortable life as factory manager in remote, small town far away in North Sumatra.

Since my dream and education's background was in Banking, I leaved the good pay check behind, went away to the capital city, Jakarta.........and unemployment with 2 toddlers  and spouse.
We lived simple life, short of everything. From drive a car in the factory, then drive a motor bike in hot climate, sweating. Rented in a very small rooms in crowded road. Temporarily, worked as a reporter who rush everywhere to find the news source to catch the date line.

The second downs turn of the journey when Economy crisis hit Asia including our country, Indonesia. Tree of my kids who studied in US, had to stop study because my big Company in heavy equipment as the sources of income, collapsed, closed for good. Regularly we sent them minimum $ 2.000 /month, now stop dead. My kids used to 100 % students, now have to work. One in the gas station, one in the handy craft store and the last one in the liquor storage.
My family business then changed to a very small mobile restaurant that my wife became a Chef helped by my children.We must woke up in the dusk until lunch was over.  It was very sad story, but the lived must go on, our dream break for the time being, pray for the ups turn.

After the rain, rainbow would appear as God promised to human being. In the back mountain after the downs, ups road is approach. A decade later after out of school my children earned Bachelor and a Master degree. Then got a good job in Shopping mall management in Jakarta city, in US Bank in California and in Vietnam Coal company.

Be patient if we are in downs turn, working hard, smart, sincere, the right time will come, tears replace by smiles, the big smiles.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


For the sake of my mom and daughter I planned a weekend to the place the environment supported my dream just to feel at home, home where I was born and my daughter raised. I found it by have lunch today, Sunday, July 17, 2016 in an open restaurant without air conditioner as my home town circumstance, North Sumatra island. The spot is near Parliament building and Hotel Mulya, Senayan, South Jakarta.

The restaurant was an old type with old tables and chairs for 4 persons each equipped with standing fans. The foods are Batak's recipes, water pond fishes or pork, grilled or pallets in spicy taste and 2 kind of green vegetables The costumers are mostly Batak origin or other clan from all over the country, who are Christian.

The atmosphere are truly Batak environment, man, girls and seniors faces tend to similar character, tough, not too dark skin, speak out loud. Saw the old women remember my mom who used to prepared the same menus as in this restaurant. Two singers sing Batak songs, reminded me my home town in North Sumatra who sing the songs. Reminded me my little sister family in Duri in Southern Sumatra island.

One song "Boru Panggoaran" means the oldest daughter reminded me with my daughter, Vera Situmeang who married with Mr Simatupang. The song ask the oldest daughter to take care of her parents in their senior age who need a special attention when they are sick.
Some time I requested a song or two to be sing by the singers. After enjoyed some songs, we leave the restaurant and the tips to the singers and musician.

Boru panggoaran

My relaxing weekend this time missed my mom, oldest daughter and my sister as well. What a priceless time to remain them in my heart and mind. I did this several times when I was worked not far from this spot. Then with my family after I was retired. Hopefully my daughters and son will visit this restaurant then after I leave the Wold for good for remember their parent.

Saturday, July 16, 2016



If any one make mistake once, twice or more did you gave another chance and forgave ?. For me no more chance, once make mistake, then repeated it. Once lie, then repeated. Once he cheated, he will repeated.What about you ?. You may give 3 chances. More then that, no more. Period.

Let's look back to basic school. Did you hate math ? Yes, most pupil did. I love math, my teacher likes me. But simple math 77 x 7 is very easy, every body know the result is 539. Right.

I write this topic after read Holy Bible. I found verses said that 77 x 7 isn't 539 but unlimited. Some one asked Yesus :"How many times we should forgive others ?". Yesus said : "Unlimited". We should forgave others even they made many mistakes. Forgave over and over again.

Now let's be honest !. How many times you made mistakes. How many times you lies, cheating, took other possession ?. Never. You are lying. All of us made sins, over and over again. But we are forgiven with just one condition. We forgave other. If you don't forgave others, God won't forgave you. As simple as that.

God have mercy upon us, sinners with just one condition. Forgave others. Believe me and believe HIM.