Book of the Month: Filosofi Teras by Henry Manampiring

Hi everyone! How's life? Hope everything's good and fortune. I just recently finished reading a book from Henry Manampiring: Filosofi Teras. This book is recommended by one of friend of mine. The author is very well-known in digital and creative industry. He wrote this book and shared about his method in applying the philosophy *which this philosophy sounds new to me* to his life about to control ourselves (our mind) instead of responding to the things that we can't control. This philosophy is called Stoic or he called Filosofi Teras in Bahasa.

This book is recommended for millennials and gen Z which known as a fast-pace generation, gak pake lama, want something instantly, and when it comes to something that against our idealism, we will reactively mad. Our generation also known as a generation which worried things so much. We sometimes compare ourselves to others which lead us to insecurities e.g. impact of social media. Especially, we all know that recently the news boomed about that one of famous, multi talented, and successful actress just got into the 2 of the most prestigious universities (Stanford and Harvard): Maudy Ayunda. She's really genius *all people admit it*, which makes us questioning and denying ourselves that, 'am I capable enough?', 'ah, Maudy kan artis jadi udah gampanglah masuknya' instead of saying 'I want to be like Maudy', 'If Maudy can, then I can, nothing is impossible'. I mean, Maudy is also working so hard to get there. She knows what she wants and she never gives up. I think we must reflect and look into ourselves in order to know our capabilities. Build the positive emotion instead of worrying things. Which relates to this book: a guidance to start controlling our negative emotion. I don't want to talk more into the history of this philosophy was founded, but why is it applicable and still relevant to this digital era. Which maybe it got you thinking that philosophy is so old-school and boring and why is it still applicable to our generation?
Stoisism or Philosophy of Stoic or Stoa Philosophy or Filosofi Teras is a way of life. This way of life helps Caesar Marcus Aurelius in his time to manage his tasks as a leader. He remembered as a 'Good Caesar' in roman empire. He was really pay attention to his citizens, his life was way far from hedonism, and famously known as a just and merciful leader. Philosophy of Stoic really helps you to choose which are the things are under our control and which are not so we can more focusing on things we can control in order to avoid stressful and negative emotions. It helps us to train our mentality so we can survive with this ups and downs of life.

The author of the book was also interviewed some people who applied Philosophy of Stoic to their daily life so we can see not only in one perspective but also many: how does it work in certain people.

If you ask about my opinion, I would give this book 4.5 stars. To me, it's kinda difficult to apply this philosophy into my life, but hey…I'm working on it. Prove: simple example was when I have to present a proposal in front of a client, my adrenaline was rushing, I think a lot of things which makes me more nervous. Then I realized that, those things that I think a lot were out of my control: 'what will the client respond to the proposal?', 'what are their questions?', etc. Instead, I try to focus on myself: mastered the content of proposal, be positive, and present it well.

I'm not promoting this book but hey you can give it a try. The most readable book you need to have in your book case!

Comments are welcome :)


#SundayThoughts - 3

"I learn how to follow my heart and guts. When you do believe you can, then you actually can. God is so good all the time." :)

woman standing on grass field
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Bangkok 2018

Last week, I went to Bangkok with all of my colleagues. We were celebrating our 5th anniversary there. Bangkok was super fun! People in there are so nice and also the food was really really good. 

I made my very first video to sum up our trip in Bangkok. I just got an idea when I was on the plane thinking about 'why don't I try to make a video for this trip?'. Then I finally made it! For an amateur like me, I am totally proud of myself for making something new out of my routine. Kindly watch it and lemme know what do you think :)


Short Getaway to BALI

It was my second time here in Bali, but this time I was with my mom. Not many things to do in Bali since it was a really short time and the main reason we were there is to attend my mom's old friend's daughter's wedding. Gladly to have a chance to accompany her met her long lost best friend since college. It was a really touching moment to see them gather and talk about the old things they used to do back when in college. 

May 10, 2018
Arrived in Ngurah Rai International Airport of Denpasar, Bali

I finally back in Bali. Seriously, it was an exciting moment in my life because I went to Bali alone by myself. Yeah, although for the next couple of hours my mom would arrived. My mom took a plane from Manado and she must transit to Makassar in order to continue the trip to Bali. While me took a plane from Jakarta because I currently live and work here. We met in Ngurah Rai airport.


The Return of The Young Prince by A.G. Roemmers | #WeekendBook

Hi, I am back. It's been months and now I am coming back to freshen up your mood with these quotes and important notes I got from the book #2 of The Little Prince. I don't know if you guys haven't seen my previous post about the book #1 but here in case you curious.

Yes, I finally made it to the second book. It's pretty good book because you'll learn here how important friends, family, and the environment are.