Starting at 35,000 feet. Roger.
Heyyy there, thank you for making me alive in the year 2018! I still have the chance to write this annual blog 🙏
So yep, we’re starting at 35,000 feet in the air just because airports and planes took over my life this year, and because of those 70 flights (more or less), most of them were isolation.
I felt like I’m in a cocoon, metamorphosing. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna turn into a cheesy beautiful butterfly anytime soon. I’d better be more than that, like a three-headed dragon.
(I took this photo above the black sea at around 5am)
Just some intro.
Surely this world has a lot to offer nowadays. From social media likes and stories, games, to night out parties.
There is nothing wrong with all of these, but be sure to have the time to pull yourself away from everything every once in awhile.
Disconnect and reconnect with what matters in your life.
And that’s you. Your consciousness.
Reconnect with the people that matters, or the simple things like walking in the park while your hand is holding a cup of coffee and the other is inside your pocket, or get bored with the love of your life while just listening to the waves crashing to the sand, and talk about how the crabs dig around.
Bore yourself and ideas will pop out.
If you’re lucky, a life purpose will be created out of that boredom.
It gets lonely but don’t always follow the crowd they say, go somewhere south when everyone is going north — even if it’s lonesome. But don’t worry, cause the people who truly cares for you will always be on your side.
And tada! You know who are the ones worth keeping.
My second time here in Kuala Lumpur.
It’s always good to see my fellow data driven startups here from ASEAN startup community.
I was invited to go to the other side of the world. Farthest I have been from my home.
It was all about data structure, open data and the startup ecosystem. This open data world is set for connected intelligence. By then, this will drive humanity further in becoming a multiplanetary species while being masters of sustainable development.
With Open Data Institute London and my co ASEAN startups.
Clifton St., London
As usual, I accidentally wandered and got quite lost some time ago this year.
But I somehow managed to find a calm lake.
Then there was this wise old man sitting on a big magical-looking rock.
He — out of nowhere offered me a cup of pure black coffee.
After awhile of our life driven talk, he told me.
“We get lost because we are set to find something new. It may not be for the world. It may not be for the people around us.
But simply just for ourselves.”
Then He added, “And don’t you belittle yourself. You are the universe.”
He was right.
So I sipped and finish the coffee he gave, I thanked him and we waved our goodbyes.
Just some ending.
Because of the tech startup that I founded after leaving college, I was able to travel way more than I expected this 2018 and learned an unusual way — I guess. Anywho, this is the most challenging year I have ever experienced in my life. But you ended it with your plan just as you have let me started this path.
For I know the plans I have for you, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
I am writing my annual blogs to share my experiences, lessons and unusual encounters!
Let me know if you like it!