Hello Sunshine

Juno: Dad, i just need to know that it's possible that two people can stay happy together forever?
 
Dad: Well, it's not easy for sure. Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with.
 
Juno: Yeah

I happened to remember this movie quote once written in an old posting in an old friend's blog. He just married his girl last week, the old story one. Congratulation for you, buddy! :D

Year End Surprise

  
Family is one of nature's masterpieces., someone said. 

Building Love

My best friend once asked me: "are you falling in love?" 
That.. made me ponder for a moment. 

Before saying anything else, I concisely answered.. "Instead of falling in love, I'm building it." 
;) 
With the best of design, high quality raw materials, and appropriate methods.

It sounds so construction project, isn't it? :p

On Sinergyzing

I'll be presenting my thesis on the day after tomorrow. Would you please send me some prayers? :)

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UN through Sustainable Buildings & Climate Initiative stated that building contributes to the global energy consumption at about 40 percent and is responsible for one third of the total greenhouse gas emission generated by the greenhouse effect. An attempt was made to anticipate the issue is by using the concept of intelligent building. However, the application still faces obstacles to the owner’s perception that the concept is high in risk because of its higher cost and low investment return. In the other hand, Indonesia’s construction industry is still considered not be able to meet the demand of world economic globalization. Therefore, it is necessary to apply a new approach to the building construction process expected to deliver more added value in building projects. This research will present a conceptual design development for intelligent building in order to obtain added value through the synergy of quality management and value engineering approaches resulting efficient, high quality and innovative buildings.

Keywords :

intelligent building, quality management, value engineering, innovation

Hello Happiness

What's the definition of happiness? Why are we suddenly delighted with the gift, the good news, or luck? Why do we suddenly feel sad instead, with an event.. of losing, of hearing the bad news? Why are we controlled by a thing called heart? 

Happiness comes from the heart, not from other people, possessions, fame, let alone power. No matter how destructive and evil our surroundings, how many trenches pour murky water, when you have your own springs, your lake will quickly be clear again.

[] Liye, Tere. (2011).  Ayahku (Bukan) Pembohong. Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Up

I have been fully occupied by the final assignments for this semester, it's coming way too fast as we're only just begun on September. Can't believe it. These sleepless nights have swallowed all of my energy to death. Oh yes, that's hyperbolic. Several times, in the middle of the hustle and bustle, I went out to spend some time with my girls. I don't know if I could still have this kind of moments later once we all live on our own. :)

Back to the assignments and tests. This is hopefully my last semester on this post graduate study, insya Allah. In addition to the thesis writing, my last two courses are about project financing and infrastructure management. It's cool to see that we could learn something that can be implemented in both the micro level (project), meso level (company management), and macro level (government's public policy). 

But the final assignments of those courses could really make me crazy. My brain becomes brainless when I try hard to push it to the limit. :D I always think that I really need some kind of distractions. I need to get out for a moment from all of these deadlines. But I don't success on making it real. I'm too afraid that I can't make it good at last.

Youtube has been a very good intermezzo while working on the assignments. Therefore, there's no need to escape far, which will actually take my valuable times. Hehe. Up is one of my favourite Pixar movie.

Can't stop myself from crying to see how beautiful the love story is. :')



Just remembered that the last time I watched good movie was when my best friend was still around last year.

Innovate or Die

As globalization increases in today’s business world, it becomes even more important for individual business to always keep on with the improvement. The way a company attempts from their existing market to new wider markets is of great substance for how well the company attain success with the whole idea of their business mission. Choosing the right development strategy is an important decision that demands enormous resources and comprehensive planning before it is implemented. In a competitive business environment that requires strategy and innovation to improve the bottom line, strategic technology management has been vital in creating adding value to win the market of the business. These days, mostly corporates also recognize sustainability and environmental-friendly as the opportunity to engender competitive advantage. As we know how most innovations fail and companies that don’t innovate die, my team and I have been working on an analysis about the process of innovation, about how company utilizes and advances technologies to create improvement in the business process. In today’s competitive atmosphere, where the only constant is change, the task of managing innovation is important to companies of every size in every industry. Innovation is vital to sustain and advance companies’ current businesses; it is critical to growing new businesses. It is also a very difficult process to manage.