February 9

Marathonniversary with my best one!

Where do I begin?

Last year Daniel and I planned to go on vacation to Bangkok because we just found a very cheap plane ticket, Singapore Airlines (I mean, Singapore Airlines!). Yes, we still had months before we left for Bangkok, but before we booked our plane tickets, I told him, “Why don’t we run the marathon in Bangkok?”

We’ve matched our vacation schedule with the Amazing Thailand Bangkok Marathon 2020 schedule, the reason was quite simple because we love Marathons and why don’t we join international marathons while on vacation. Long story short, this event was my Marathonniversary. Exactly one year ago in the same city and at the same event, I’ve successfully completed my first Marathon. A good reason to be on vacation, right?

December 7

Hujan Desember

Sore itu, hujan turun dengan deras membasahi jalanan Jakarta yang sudah lama kering. Desember kali ini lebih sendu, melebihi gelapnya langit ibu kota pada pukul 3 sore ini. Dari jendela kamarnya, Arum mengintip gelapnya langit dengan bunyi hujan yang meronta ingin masuk melalui jendelanya.

Arum, remaja cantik yang baru saja berulang tahun ke 26 tahun di akhir November lalu kembali menyelimuti badannya, enggan untuk beranjak dari kamar apartemen studionya. Di hari ulang tahunnya beberapa hari yang lalu, saat makan malam bersama pacar, dia dikagetkan dengan kata ‘putus’ dari sang pacar. Jangankan mendapatkan kejutan party dari pria kurus dan berkulit putih itu, kejutan luar biasa mengakhiri hubungan romansa yang sudah mereka bina selama tiga tahun terakhir.

Beberapa hari terakhir, Arum hanya terus menangis, membasahi bantalnya yang cuma bisa ia peluk. ‘Kenapa kita putus?’ Arum masih penasaran ketika Bobi, mantannya itu langsung pergi begitu saja tanpa meninggalkan penjelasan terlebih dahulu.

Sekitar tiga bulan yang lalu, ia menemukan teman kantornya yang berusaha menggoda sang pacar. Sangat yakin ia tidak pernah mengenalkan mereka satu sama lain, namun obrolan mereka sangat hangat di applikasi WhatsApp. Iapun berusaha untuk tidak curiga, karena sang pacar selalu bersamanya. Ya, terlalu naif bungkin, mau saja percaya begitu saja sekalipun menemukan sendiri buktinya.

Seminggu sudah dari makan malam tragisnya itu. Semua social media, nomor HP, dan applikasi chat menghilang. Benar, Bobi menghilang begitu saja. Tidak ada kabar lagi. Seperti hujan di Desember yang sudah kembali kering dan berdebu. Datang untuk membasahi sementara, lalu pergi dan dirindukan.

August 1

Love from PSBM 2019

42.195K – Pocari Sweat Bandung Marathon 2019 ๐Ÿ…

Marathon teaches me to challenge my selves. It teaches me to push beyond where I thought I could go. It helps me to find out what I am made of.

Less than 6 months after my Virgin FM, I’ve decided to run FM for the second time. And again, less preparation (not even 2 months). I set my own target to finish it at 04:30. I want to have my new PB (after new PBs for my 10K, and HM categories in July 2019 too)

So I’ve decided to join the Pocari Sweat Bandung Marathon 2019. This is one of the biggest and one of the most wanted marathons even in Indonesia. The Marathon slots were sold out less than 1 hour, crazy right?

This marathon not only I ran with less preparation but also I was in the middle of a business trip (well yes, I went out of the office to recruit fresh graduate at AMPP campus recruitment!). Lucky me, I went to Bandung for this office thing from Tuesday to Friday, and immediately extend my stay in Bandung.

So on the morning of race day, I couldn’t tell how nervous I was. Less sleep and didn’t sure I had enough carbs loading before. And most important was that did I practice enough for this Marathon?

Since I want to break new PB, I lined-up right in the front! Ambitious enough? I try to enjoy every km I ran. At 20K, I felt my left knee hurts but I kept running at the same pace. Till I hit 27K, I want to give up, and I cried inside (trust me, I really want to give up, but I remember I already posted on my IG stories, so I need to finish it strong, lol)

Personally, I think the race was not sterile at all (you know lah why). I thank Daniel for cheering me up and ran with me till the finish line. I clocked my new PB for my Marathon at 04:35 (still proud of my self). Till the next marathon!

February 3

I’m Officially Marathoner!

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42.195K ~ The Amazing Thailand Marathon 2019 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ…

I never had the faintest idea to be a Marathoner, like ever. I never thought that I could go this far. My old lazy heavy ass self wouldn’t believe someday that is today I’ve become this happy-fun runner when I know I am not so much into the sport.

It’s crazy to think about how life turns out to be. It only takes less than a year after my first race (which I call The Comeback Race, lol! after my last race with the Cross Country Club at Hillwood High). I come back stronger. I can feel it! I feel it better; the pain and the glory to be a Marathoner, I embrace the feeling when the hard work, how I discipline my self, the dramas, the complaints, the compliments, too it all pays off in the end.

Let me thank Daniel for creating the exercise plans for the past 2 months (oh yes, it was a crazy yet brilliant idea; how to train a person to run a full marathon in only 2 months, super short time, right? But I did it!). Thank you for being there to cheer me up when I was about to give up and got dragged down with all those dramas (losing shoes, food poisoning, etc)

Thanks to #HRteam of #AdaroEnergy for being a great strong support system, thanks for staying with me during my training program and showering me with the supportive cheers and messages today!

Last but not least, thank you, Bangkok for making my #VirginFM super awesome.

So now, let me enjoy my Mango Sticky Rice, Tomyam, and all these mouthwatering Thai foods!

October 21

Gundah

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Teriknya matahari mulai meredup ketika senja di akhir pekan ini datang. Matahari mulai mengakhiri petualangnya di ujung samudra. Langit senja mulai senja dan para nelayan terus berlayar ke tengah samudra dengan gagah, tak khawatir dengan riak ombak sore itu.

Suara ombak penuh irama, seperti alunan musik di Spotify. Senja terlukis begitu indah dengan awan yang bergerak menjauhi tatapan ini. Namun indahnya senja tak dapat membuyarkan kegundahan hati ini.

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July 29

Adaro Mining Professional Program 2018

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Adaro Mining Professional Program (AMPP) is a program designed to develop mining professionals as the future leaders of Adaro Group. We screen the best talents to experience our comprehensive program, which include leadership and technical competency development in the area of mining. The program also offers an excellent opportunity to engage with the leaders and mining experts with our extensive corporate group.

For more info and online registration, clickย http://www.adarocareer.com/AMPP