My name is Hanif Adinugroho Widyanto, a final-year undergrad student at President University, Jababeka, majoring in International Business study. I was born at St. Boromeous Hospital, Bandung, on October 23, 1987. In the early years of my life, my father got a scholarship to continue his master's at Curtin University so our family moved and lived at Perth, Australia for about 3 1/2 years. That's when my brother born. I remember that I was just a couple of months away before I celebrated my 5th b'day when we returned to Indonesia. Having spent the year after at my granny's house at Tebet, our family finally settled (until today) at a decent house in Melati Mas Residence, Serpong, Tangerang.
My educational background from kindergarten until junior high school was dominated with one name: Al-Azhar BSD. I had such fond memories back then, but it was when I finally got accepted at Taruna Nusantara Senior High School, a semi-military boarding school at Magelang, Central Java, that my life hit its critical u-turn and started to drastically change. I started to realize and identify my 'purpose' as a person in this ever-competitive life, a Moslem in such a changing society, and an Indonesian in a globalized era.
Today, I'm currently working on my thesis regarding "Analysis of Major Due Diligence Determinants to Attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) on Toll-Road Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Projects" , which has completely drained my very-limited-capacity-when-it-comes-to-doing-thesis brain, to the extent where I'd rather sleep than working on it (huhuuu,, lousy procrastinator me as always,, I know T_T). On the other hand, I'm also involved with the "International Symposium in Commemoration of 100 Years of National Awakening Day" in Berlin, Germany; an international event which is hosted and organized by my friends at the Indonesian Student Association (PPI) in Germany.
This blog is just a snapshot of my life's chronicle, and while "I" am naturally gonna be the dominant 'force' in this blog, but my story could also be about you. About the challenging yet amusing life that I always cherish and adore (and hate sometimes ^^;). About every step that I have to take, decisions that I have to make, options and alternatives that I've got to choose (sometimes at a spur-of-the-moment notice!!). But mostly, it's about life in general and how I put things into perspective. This could easily be my story, but one in which (hopefully) you could relate and share with me and the rest of the readers.
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."Now you've heard my A-B-C, so what you think of me? ^__^
...here's to 2008...!!
Q: "What is blogging to me? Why did I blog in the first place?"
A: ". . ."
Err,,, honestly, I don’t know.
I just feel like it’d be great if I could have a place to flee from my everyday routines; where I could literally share all of my stories and interests and express my ideas without being snubbed at even when I’m beating around the bush and wandering around the topic just to prove a point. Cause somehow, even my close friends find me as an overly talkative person who doesn't have the habit of getting to the point at once. Hint: I AM FULLY AWARE of it. It’s just that, I can’t help myself for wanting to be specific and thorough at the same time when explaining something. Is it wrong? Well, it might take a bit more time and all, but I clear things up better this way, don’t I? Or am I just self-justifying myself? ^_^; Either way, that‘s why I started blogging, I guess…
Speaking of which, I’ve so far detached myself from talking about "hard topics" in my blog, despite the fact that I’m always partial to the discussion regarding international geopolitics and geo-strategies issues; especially when it concerns global economic order (sounds sophisticated and intricate, don’t you think? that makes the two of us then :P). It’s not that I’m totally eliciting those matters from this blog; rather, I’d prefer to have a personal blog with light, run-of-the-mill topics about my interests, hobbies, activities, and the like in which readers could relate themselves. But, then again, seriously? Well… to be honest, I haven’t really decided the course of this blog anyway. I only blog now and then and I’m really fed up with my own commitment to blogging. Having said that, starting from now on, I think I wouldn’t mind discussing about literally any kind of topics in this blog, including the “hard” ones, as long as I enjoy writing it. Besides, that’s what blogging is all about anyway, isn’t it? The experience of conveying our ideas without restraint to the rest of the world. *smirking*
Well, I just think that I really need to point this out (and pretend like anyone would care :P) so that I could have an idea of where I would go on with this blog. Sometimes, I often have these kinda inventive ideas to be put on the blog, like having features such as “Review of The Week”, “Recommendation of the Week”, or simply sharing my concerns on current issues that might affect our lives personally (e.g. the rise of oil price, inflation, global warming, etc.). Perhaps by then I could better relate to any visitors or readers of my blog. I guess it’s settled then. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome, the all-new KID’s LIFE: Revealed!!
With an end-of-the-year euphoria,
let's tag along!!