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? ^__^
The US Presidential Election means a lot to the world, especially in light of the upcoming (or ongoing?) recession that could impact not only the people in the States, but elsewhere in the world. I’ve been trailing the election for some time now, seeing and measuring all the candidates from both parties (the DNC and GOP) and am now certain of one thing: Barack Obama is the right candidate for president of the US!! What can I say? He’s young, charismatic, visionary, and has this enormous message that’s totally inspiring and unifying; anyway you look at it. He’s got extensive supports nationwide especially from young voters, and endorsements from prominent figures who’re fed up with the current Bush administration, just like the rest of the world do. What's more, I also believe that he's the much-needed president to improve the country's image in the eye of the world (that's been greatly devastated by the current administration).
Just now when I was browsing the net, I happened to stumble upon these two great music vids which would pretty much explain how he’s inspired many people; in this case: artists and celebrities.
Well, as you may see for yourself from the video, there're some prominent celebrities featured - all endorsing Barack Obama - including will.i.am (the rockin’ Black Eyed Peas member), Scarlett Johansson (yes, the lovely Scarlett ^^), John Legend (what a divine voice!!), Herbie Hancock, Kate Walsh (my favorite cast from Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice!!), Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Adam Rodriquez, Kelly Hu (Kelly Who?! *apaan sih niif*), Adam Rodriquez, Amber Valetta, Nick Cannon, and some others. The vid itself was produced by will.i.am and directed by Jesse Dylan (yepp, son of the legendary Bob Dylan).
And if that’s not enough, now you gotta watch this other cool vid by the Bergevin Brothers, with lyrics inspired by Obama's speeches; also endorsing the campaign:
Should I say more? Just three simple words: Yes, We Can.
Fired Up, Ready to go.
let's tag along!!