Evening Coffee at Pison Coffee

Our group tonight

Learned from our lesson yesterday, when we experienced bad traffic on our way to Kuta, we opt to look for nice hang out place within strolling distance. 

Our choice tonight is Pison Coffee, a seemingly popular cafe in Seminyak, where young travelers meet up, enjoy a nice sip of coffee while listening to fine acoustic band.  

Nice cappuccino served
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HSBC HR Team Building 2017: Bali! Keep Cruising

Here we are, on our way to Ubud for the main event of HR Team Building 2017. Our group will be cycling through rural villages of Ubud, Bali, enjoying the scenery and fun activities while improving the relationships among HR Team. 

The GoPro headcam is back!

I reattached my GoPro at helmet, and documented the trip. And yes, the Pelican drone was with me to capture the moment from bird eye view. Take a look at the video: 

Jumatan di Bali: Masjid Al Ikhlas Ngurah Rai Airport

Menara Masjid Al-Ikhlas terlihat dari depan
Jumat siang ini berkesempatan untuk sholat jumat di Masjid Al-Ikhlas, yang berlokasi di kompleks Bandar Udara Ngurah Rai, Denpasar Bali. 

Kebetulan akhir pekan ini ada acara kantor di Bali, dan pesawat tiba di Bali pada jam “tanggung”: sekitar jam 11 siang. Sebagian teman memilih untuk memanfaatkan status sebagai “musafir”. Tapi karena saya minggu lalu juga sudah tidak ibadah sholat Jumat karena bertepatan dengan hari Idul Adha, maka kali ini saya berniat untuk sholat Jumat. Continue reading

It Feels Like A Reunion!

I attended Halal Bihalal and sharing session for Forum Human Capital Perbankan Indonesia, a professional forum for banking industry’s HR professionals. It almost feel like reunion, as we meet long time friends or ex working colleagues, happily sharing thoughts and memories together. Many of us have changed jobs, but it’s great to know that the friendship is always there.

Bid Farewell to Friends in 80s Style

It’s me, sporting hair metal look, with my ex-boss, boss, and friends.
Some of our senior colleagues are finishing their terms or assignments in our bank, including my boss Tony. We bid them farewell in fun, 80s style outfit. Never say goodbye, let’s celebrate and rejoice the friendships!

And guess what, I won the ‘Best Dress’ prize! Hahaha. Here I was on the stage with fellow finalists
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Not a Goodbye, but See You Around Tony!

After 6 years working together, this month will be the last month I’ll be working together with my boss, my friend, Tony, who I can always depend for his calm, composed view even in time of crisis. 

I will miss the afternoon time when we sat down together and discussed about various people issues in our bank, threw banter of our football clubs (Man United vs West Ham… no contest really 😄), and not to mention the hot cappuccino we sip during such enjoyful afternoon. 

So while we have this event to say thank you to him among his friends from his circle, BER (great to see many familiar faces!) and HSBC,  it’s not farewell, at least yet. And as he will stay with us as our bank’s commissioner, it’s not even a goodbye. So see you around Tony! It’s been a great ride!

Au Revoir Gimin and Nick!

“The last BER HOB Meeting”
The old gang of BER HOB is back! This time to bid farewell to our dear friend Gimin and Nick who will leave the bank for their new exciting chapter.

It was great meeting these folks, feeling the homey and friendly atmosphere we’re accustomed to for the past five years.

Good luck Gimin and Nick, all the best, see you around!!

Gimin have his farewell speech
Nick bid farewell to all of us