Makabana Creative Space & Coffee: Work-Chill Out-Collaborate-Connect-Have A Coffee!


In modern times the café for some people is also a place of work, either in solitude, or in a practice that is becoming more common in cities— co-working — where people, often independent, get together to work in the same space as others. There are various forms of co-working and co-working spaces, from dedicated spaces that can be rented by people wishing to co-work aligned to a particular industry, to more informal arrangements such as meet-ups for freelancers organized in cafés via social media.

For those that don’t know what co-working the simplest explanation might be…
“the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.” Continue reading

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I am an ENFJ

This is a loooonnnggg post so I would’nt urge you to read it through to the end.

I’ve taken numerous “personality tests” in the past 3 years. Yesterday, I took a personality test through 16 Personalities. It was free and took about 12 minutes to fill out. To be honest, I was skeptical! I struggled to select an answer on some of the questions because “what about those ‘what if’ situations”!! I was also unsure if they could REALLY tell me ALL about my personality through a simple test… Giiirrlll was I wrong!!

This personality test was SPOT ON, friends!!! It NAILED me – my weaknesses, my strengths, my relationships… it was so accurate that, as the website says, “it was a little bit creepy”!!

Not only was the test interesting to take, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the details about my personality type. I found it VERY informative and helpful! It hit the nail on the head with my weaknesses and also offered constructive advice for how to avoid those pitfalls. It was also reassuring to hear that areas I feel are my strengths, ARE my strengths! I was also able to read about what career paths people with my personality type tend to have, and understand a little bit more about WHY those career paths are beneficial for my personality type. Continue reading

6 Blogging Tasks You Can Do From Your Smartphone

Bedrest di rumah pasca keluar dari rumah sakit praktis membuat saya tak punya banyak pilihan aktifitas. Tidur, makan, ngecek socmed, dan nonton tv. Gitu aja terus. Sungguh membosankan bagi saya yang biasa beraktifitas padat. Tapi dari sini saya jadi terinspirasi untuk membuat tulisan soal blogging tasks yang dapat dimaksimalkan dari smartphone.

Seingat saya, sudah sering saya menulis seluk beluk blogging tapi belum pernah menulis soal yang akan saya bahas ini. Tentunya dalam hal ini saya tidak akan membahas langkah-langkah untuk ngeblog lewat smartphone (karena pasti sudah banyak yang bahas juga…hehehe).

Sebelum menjurus pada poin-poin blogging tasks yang bisa dilakukan lewat smartphone, ada hal-hal yang perlu saya jabarkan di sini terkait proses kreatif saya sebelum menerbitkan tulisan untuk blog. Bagi saya pribadi ada 3 langkah mendasar yang saya lakukan dalam proses ngeblog: Continue reading

Goodbye My Little One

Here I am, writing something I never thought I would have to, feeling something I never thought I would feel. Now, I look back on this day with such bittersweet feelings.

No one ever talks about miscarriages. I had no idea how many of my friends had been through this, until it happened to me.
I recently kept the three positive pregnancy tests that had gazed at me each morning for the past six weeks. I don’t know why I didn’t throw them out sooner. Maybe it’s because they were a reminder to me that I was able to get pregnant. Maybe I just wasn’t able to let go of the reminder that I once was. Continue reading

Piala Walikota Solo 2017 – Lesson Learned: What It Cost and What Advice I Have To Give

I didn’t know what I didn’t know. That’s the easiest way to describe the entire experience of what it took to compete in Piala Walikota Solo 2017 last month. I had no idea what it would cost – not just financially, but emotionally, physically…the time it took, the mental exhaustion, it was a crazy ride, but in the end, I’m proud that I did it. This post is simply my way of giving back to all of the gals who haven’t competed.

Preparation:

I knew I’d have to train hard. It took a lot of discipline. I had to run my own warm up, decide what tricks to work on, etc. When I started, I would simply go in and work on tricks I thought I might use in the routine, specifically working on holding the tricks for long periods of time to build up my conditioning.

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And So The Journey Begins

Here I am, once again, sharing with you my most recent ‘adventures’! As you might have noticed, I’ve been absent these past few days. I’ve been discovering a new place outside and inside of me. Lately, I feel my mind has been filled with so very different thoughts and smells and colors. They keep reminding me of how little of the world I know yet. And of how much more I want to discover still.

Recently, I found myself holding onto a lot of little things. I was in a season of transition with new leadership and new expectations. I was busy and overwhelmed with life already, so having to adapt my schedule and give up some of the control I once had proved difficult. If I am being honest, I am a major control freak, and even though I was excited about the changes, I couldn’t help but feel like I was being pushed into something I wasn’t ready to handle. I just kind of wanted to do things my way.

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Thoughts On Turning 27

 

4 days ago I turned 27 years old. CRAP. I am old. I am officially in my upper-mid-20s. Not my upper 20s. There is a difference, darn it. I am now far closer to 30 than I am to 21. (Major sad face).

I took a bit of a social media break whilst I was away, choosing to enjoy spending time with family rather than obsessing over what was happening on social media. I find it all too easy to become overwhelmed by what everyone else is doing, how they seem to be training more, having more fun, be happier,  have more travel experiences etc.

I believe that with every birthday, you have the chance to start over again. You can make it your own ‘new year’, so this year I’ll be focusing on enjoying the things I have, working on the things that are important to me and cultivating my relationships. I’m not where I thought I’d be at this age, but where I am is pretty darn good. I feel happy to be making a career change to do something I feel really passionate about, and I love having this little blog to chat with you guys. I’ve got some big decisions to make new project. I want to be an entrepreneur! If there’s anything this current situation has taught me, it’s that If I can make money my own entrepreneurial way, I will never be unemployed, and some plans to lay down. Wish me luck! Continue reading

BOOKS BOSS: Surga Tersembunyi Pecinta Buku Impor Bekas di Semarang

Udah lama banget pengen nulis ini dari jaman kuliah. Tapi akhirnya cuma nangkring di draft aja. Baiklah kali ini ijinkan saya menuliskan salah satu tempat favorit saya di Semarang untuk mencari buku impor bekas. Ini dia BOOKS BOSS! Saya bela-belain re-visit lho biar fotonya update sesuai kondisi terkini.

Untuk yang pertama kali ke sini mungkin bakalan bingung kok gag ada keterangan harganya ya bukunya? Eeeiittss…jangan salah, harga buku di sini memakai indeks warna gitu deh. Coba lihat foto di bawah, harganya murah-murah kan?! Gag lewat dari 150 ribu lho yang paling mahal! Selain itu tempatnya agak-agak picturesque gitu deh. Nggemesin pokoknya!

Gimana? Sampai sini udah makin penasaran belum?

Kalo kamu pecinta buku-buku impor bekas berbahasa Inggris, yuk lanjut baca tulisan ini! Hehehe… maaf ya tulisannya campur-campur bahasanya. Soalnya ini draft udah lama dan males ngedit dari awal. >.< Continue reading

Appreciate The Little Things In Life

For the last few months, I’ve tried to focus on myself and improving who I am in order to be a better wife and a better person for myself.  I’m thankful that I have seen the progress that I’ve made, but there are also those days that I feel that among all those steps I have taken forward, I take twice as many back.

Even if it seems like you had a hard day – give yourself credit for adulting and celebrate the little things. Y’know what? Sometimes, life sucks. If there’s one thing that has really hit home for me last week, it’s that life is always going to throw challenges at you. Your power is in how you choose to respond to those challenges.

As women, society has told us that we need to “having it all.”  We need to have that power-hungry drive in order to excel in our corporate careers.  We should want kids and be able to spend enough time with our family so they grow up, and bla bla bla…. Continue reading

Just Asking Why And What

My four y.o skating student is at this “adorable” stage (and when I say adorable I do mean EXTREMELY irritating part of her life), where after every statement I make she follows it with “Why?” And sure, it’s a phase she’s going through and most kids her age go through it, but I do admire her curiosity for life and as she continues to grow up, I would like her to continue to question the things around her and to not just accept something as is.

And if I want that for her – why don’t I do it as an adult?  So, lately, I’ve started asking myself “why” for things that I “feel” like I need to do.

It’s no secret that I’m busy, as most of us are.  I have a job. Between working, dinner, skating practice, finding time to workout, and getting ready for the following day – I don’t finally get to relax until 8-9pm.  And by then, there are tons of other things I need to do:  household chores, more work, and…oh – sleep! So, I decided to start asking myself WHY? Continue reading