Semenjak tangisan menjadi suatu bahasa
Ketika itu harapan bernuansa beda
Bagaimana memandang perlahan air mata
Menjadikan jeritan sebagai tanda tanya
Bukan ekspresi bukan kalimat
Untuk kenyataan yang berujung kelam
Atas awal yang bercahaya terang
Perlahan dalam kesenyapan kesunyian
Menahan lidah dari bicara doa
Menutup mata untuk melihat kedepan
Pelita telah padam
Langkah telah hilang
Maka berhentilah berputar
Tak ada lagi hal yang bernama rumah
Inspirasi itu dicari ga akan datang, ga dicari terus datang. Kalo penulis, atau mungkin kena yang namanya writer block. Lah kalo gw? Kalo seniman, mungkin ada yang namanya art block kali ya? lah kalau gw?
Emang gw apa? Hehehe, saya ini kan cuma first break picker, button pusher atau plot maker. Ya, namanya penulis, seniman, ataupun saya, tetap sama-sama manusia.
Ya gitu aja lah, namanya juga sekedar posting, lagian emang blog masih laku gitu? #eh
I want to be young again!
Yes, Master Yoda.
I remember a memory back from my early days in high school, my high school at that time had really good introductory program, this is commonly known as outbound training nowadays. At that time, circa 1998, I don’t think outbound training is as hype as nowadays. This program was known as “Quantum Training”. My high school is a big fan of Quantum Learning, which I think I forgot what was it about Nowadays, I’m kinda remember what they taught me at that time, that is really helpful and applicable, and I applied it during these year of my professional career.
What I think they taught me was, “The first failure, is if you don’t want to try”.
At some of point, I thought that I had too much confident on something that is actually I’m not capable of doing it. If I red some complicated workflow, I will be confident that I can do and replicated the same workflow. If I was given a complicated data set, I always think that I can get something good out of it. If I red a paper about high tech stuff, I automatically think that I can do as what the paper wrote. Of course, I’m not just thinking about it, I’ve tried, and I’ve tried to make it worked. I banged myself to the wall. And then as expected, I failed 95% of everything that I thought I can do it, I tried to do it and it failed.
The underlined point on this is, I tried. I never had a fear if was going to assigned for a complicated task, being given a hard data sets to process. OK I admit it, I am absolutely scared, and I now, 95% I will fail. But, let’s just try. There is no harm in trying.
So, for those of you who are not confident for what you are going to do, my message is, just try. Or just do it. Trust yourself, that you are actually capable to be as smart as Hawking or Einstein.
Now a reminder for myself, how is that diet going? Did you do it? Did you try? Hehehe, I’m just a man full of shit!
This was presented for Kelas Inspirasi at Bhakti Winaya Elementary School Bandung, 20 Feb 2013. This presentation is intended to explain the role of exploration geoscientist/geophysicist career for kids.
Presentasi ini ditujukan untuk anak-anak, disampaikan pada acara Kelas Inspirasi di SDN Bhakti Winaya, Bandung, 20 Februari. Dimaksudkan untuk menjelaskan profesi Geofisika Eksplorasi kepada anak-anak.
When I was a kid, there were two professions that I wanted to be when I grown up, one is scientist, the other is a journalist. If you look closely, these two profession are totally the opposite. A scientist, is a person who knows a lot of things on a very little thing. On the other hand, a journalist is a person who knows a little thing on a lot of things. Though, it not always the case.
Now, after 29 years of age, I just had my birthday by the way, I’ve grown up to be a geoscientist (a geophysicist actually), I’m not really a scientist, it’s just the title of what I’m doing is a geoscientist (geophysicist or even borehole geophysicist to be precise). I suddenly realized, that sometimes, I’ve grown to be a scientist and a journalist at the same time. In a derogatory word, I never focus on what should be my objective. But, in positive way of thinking, I’ve grown to love and understand many things other than what I should know.
So, is it become an advantage for me? or is this a liability for me? To be honest, I prefer not pay attention much to whether this is an advantage hence, I should be crawling all other knowledge. Or I decided that this is a liability, therefore I should stop exploring other knowledge. All I know is, if it’s interesting, I will learn it until I’m bored. If it’s the thing that I have to do it professionally, then I will do it professionally (professionally = do it for money! yeah, I’m that low :))/
Either way, scientist or journalist, they are both ending at the same path. What they are doing, should bring goodness to mankind.
Happy birthday Fahdi, may all your wishes come true this year.