During my vacation time, I used to spend some time to contemplate, view and revisit my plan, my expectation and such. I asked myself during the moment why some are failed, why some didn’t come up as planned and how to improve kinda questions. I call it quarterly evaluation and the result is some kind of quarterly resolution instead of yearly resolution on new years. So here are list of things I really wish to start doing or simply try to improve within the next three to four months. I tried to make it specific, measurable, reasonable within time allotted. Hopefully will make it though 🙂
1. Playing guitar
I want to learn to play guitar..at least acoustic guitar
Generally speaking all human beings love music. Like most people, I like music. However, what I did so far with music is passively listening. It just popped up my mind that instead of passive listening, I should start to play it just for fun and well hopefully relieving my stress.
Why guitar? Well, no good reason. I just found an acoustic guitar with no owner hidden under my bed. No owner, so turns out to be mine 🙂. Maybe it’s a good sign that learning to play guitar is a start of doing something good. Hopefully…
I want to gather all scattered pieces of my programming skills and perhaps develop simple programs when free time
As far as I am concerned, my programming skills must be below average of my classmates now. It saddened me, but turns out to be a hard fact I should be tackled. I rarely wrote any programs in my workplace since my job description doesn’t require me to do so. I did however, develop necessary SQL query for data analysis or develop simple macro VB for some cases, but anyone walking on earth without bachelor degree in informatics can develop SQL query or VB scripts – I supposed. Don’t ask me what version of java currently in, the last Java I used was the version of 1.5. don’t ask me about .NET thing, I have no idea about the latest update. I realize that I missed those talks, chores, cheers of programmers found a way in doing something *lebay, haha*
3. IT interest update
I want to update my knowledge in IT especially my interests (mobile technology, wireless and such). I did love these topics once when I was in college.
Well, it is quite simple! Information technology is in such highly evolving era. New things found, developed, researched. Unluckily, it seems that ultimately in these two years, I never seriously update my knowledge and doing some deep research in these topics, – things that I did unpaid when I was in college-
Don’t ask me mobile technology topics now, cause I believe if I involved in such discussions, people will stare at me and spell the words like “what years are you living?, “are you coming from stone age or something””. I know I know I know…it saddened me, but that is the truth anyway. So why bother..
I consider to seriously doing some sports: swimming, soccer, badminton and last but not least –going to gym- ha-ha
I did swimming on weekend, playing soccer sometimes, but I know those are not sufficient to make myself stay in shape, haha. No, actually it is not the best reason. I just want to keep fresh and stay healthy. Given abundant amount of free time in jobsite with so predictable-nowhere-else-togo, going to gym and doing sports are good ways to waste your time wisely.
5. Getting closer to God
Frankly, my relation to God has been so-so. When I went home few days ago and my father ask me some serious religious questions, I felt like a sinner. Well, I am [was] a sinner, it saddened me even more. My father gave me message like those found in tombo ati song…ooo, he is so my-father..Here is like what he said to me:
“remedies to the soul” – taken from wikipedia
- Remedies of heart, there are five of it
- the First, read Quran and understand its meaning
- the Second, prayer at night, do it
- the Third, make your companion a pious person
- the Fourth, keep your stomach hungry (i.e fasting regularly)
- the Fifth, remember your Lord at night constantly
- One of it, anyone who can do it
- may Allah almighty fulfill his wish
I guess I [should be] am ready for a change, one step at a time..yuk,,marii…