My husband asked “what is the furthest thing in this world”
“Emmmmm,,I don’t know” , I said…
“Wiseman say, The past”..he answered..
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It is absolutely correct! No matter how hard we try, no matter how much effort we spent, we won’t reach back our past, we can’t turn back time..
So, no matter what happens now, just enjoy it every single time! Beacuse it will gone before you realize it…
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Happy friday! 🙂 – with Reza

View on Path

Changes

Changes…

Environment change, Situation change, Life change, and, of course, People change..

The world pursues us to keep moving. Everyone is busy to do their life, to fix their life, to ‘upgrade’ their life, to move forward..Look-Forward and Go-Ahead are common phrases for people. But there’re still a few people who like to take a look at their back and remembered what they’ve left behind. And I’m one of them.. Either it is for a good reason or not..

For me, memories and things I left behind and been through are such a precious. Good and bad,, sweet and sour,, big and small. Memorizing memories. That’s how I call it.

There’re people who move fast, and there’s a few that slow.  And then the slow left behind.

Changes…

In order to move forward and go ahead, sometimes, people should make some changes in their life. Sometimes the changes are good, but sometimes bad. Realize or not, some people forget about the good or bad, as long as they can move forward, keep living, and stay “alive”..  But I believe there’re still many people who do good changes. And I’m glad that there’re a lot of people around me who do good changes.

Don’t you ever feel that you were ahead? Or don’t you ever feel that you were left?

It’s all because of changes.. That’s why we have to do some changes.

Situations change, force us to change too. People change, to change their life path, to make the situation change. So who did what and what did who actually?

Changes, Future, and Memories..

I’d probably like to say ‘memories’, rather than ‘past time’..Because when I notice it as memories, it will remain, when past time is not.  I’m sort of a person that loves to keep things, keep old things, keeping memories. Memories are definite, and Future is infinite.

Time flies, days are changing, years passing by, we are getting older and older, new generation comes. The future is right there, waiting for us to pick up, or maybe stays for us to arrive. Masa depan datang tanpa kita minta, dan masa lalu berlalu tanpa kita sadari. Nowadays I realize that a lot of things had passed by. Cannot reach them back, cannot go through that back, just realizing and memorizing.  What did I do in my life? What have I done for my life?

 

C.H.A.O.S

Chaos. Five letters. Have a lot of impact.

I think my hypothesis about what cause chaos is almost right.  I have my own opinion, that : Chaos is the condition that will occur as a result of uncertainty.

Let me prove it.

When there is big sale on a department store, there’re should be a massive amount of people, right? (of course!), but the cashier didn’t give a clear queue markers, then it will cause chaos. The uncertainty of queue line cause a chaos.

When there is a concert in a big hall with a lot of doors, but there’re no clear signage that could explain which doors  used as an entrance. It will cause a chaos. The uncertainty of entrance location cause a chaos.

When your teacher said, “your paper should be submitted from morning until afternoon”, but he didn’t give any explanation when the exact time is, then it will cause a chaos. The uncertainty of time cause a chaos.

etc. ,,,etc. ..

And then, when the chaos start, it will never end until the certainty comes up.

Chaos make us inconvenient, right? It’ will be a tiring situation. Even if it just a small group of uncertainty, a little chaos. Can you imagine how tiring it was, when the uncertainty are waiting for you everyday? can u imagine what would happen if there are huge amount of uncertainty you would face in your life? can you imagine, how big the chaos is when the uncertainty itself is your country? Well, this is really happening. It’s happening in my country now. My beloved homeland, Indonesia..

Sorry to say, I didn’t mean to disfigure my own homeland. I do love Indonesia, I born here, I live here, this is a beautiful country which have a lot of beautiful nature and have a huge natural resources. But it feels like beyond my patience, or even some Indonesian citizen’s patience, or even a lot of Indonesian citizen’s patience, or even everyone’s patience who live in Indonesia. There are no certain punishment for people who do wrong. Even it was like there are no certain law that could say which one was wrong and which one was right. The government, who should be the state official and who should act like one, seems like never have certain action to create a better future for this country.

Some people may say, “don’t wait your government to do so, but start from yourself”. Hey, I do. We do. We all do. Don’t you think, when a child want to run so badly, but his parents said that it’s dangerous and they hold their child’s hand tight, then the child would never run, the child would never can run. That’s the same example here. It seems like, every opinion, every initiative, every offer, every suggestion that comes from ordinary people outside the state officials is not a worth of thing, it’s not valuable. There’s a big gap between government and citizen. People were left clueless. People are abandoned. We were forced to live in uncertainty. It is like a marriage vow, marriage between citizens and uncertainty and obscurity of a country. “’till death do us apart”

This country is in a big trouble. Chaos is happening. It’s still a “silent” chaos, it’s a hidden chaos. It will grow bigger and bigger, like a snow ball. It will never stop until the certainty comes up.

This country do really need a big big make over.

Well, maybe, i’m not the only person who think it’s true,, maybe there’re people who had the same opinion, or maybe you were thinking the same. If you do, then we are in the same page,, Thank God…

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, beyb…

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Hubby’s birthday cake

April 13 is my husband’s birthday,, so this is a-ten-days-later post..haha..it’s because i’ve been pretend  busy.. xP

well,, better late than never , right?

So, here’s what I wanna say to him,

Dear my Beyba,

Happy 26th birthdaaaay!! I wish for every single best wishes that possibly exist in this universe for you for sure.. May God always bless you..

.. I hope from this day forward, you will always be my dearest husband, my very best friend, my big supporter, my commited leader, and my fulltime lover..

26 ! yeyy! time goes by so fast! hope you will be more prepare to reach your big goals in your life, hope you will become better and better person day by day, hope you always able to give your best shot in your career, hope you will be a successfull man, hope you always love me more and more (^_^), and soooooooooooo many other wishes I wish in my heart but I couldn’t mention here one by one. But trust me, I realy do..

Never forget your dreams, beyb.. Love you always.. *hug* *kiss*

when I know about Olson Kundig Architects

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(Jim Olson [left] and Tom Kundig [right])

When I know about Olson Kundig Architects , the only thing that comes forward from my mouth is “super cool…” Why? How?

Here’s the story,

On a nice evening, I sitted on a couch with my husband , while watched TV.. my favourite channel is Li TV. That evening there’s a program called “Designer’s Travel” on Li. 

This program showed us an “insiders” perspective on the cool and cutting edge in some of the world’s leading creative hubs and desirable destinations. Thw shows let us to take part of someone’s trip to someplace, and that someone tells us a unique information about the destination, but most of them is about design, such us, buildings, products, foods, and so on. 

That evening, the Designer’s Travel goes to Seattle , USA.. Up until now all I now about Seattle is Rain City.. 😀 rrrrr,,I’m from Indonesia , guys.. I don’t know anything about Seattle.. but the Designer’s Travel tells us mooooore information about Seatlle, a different side of it.. and make me have a positive thinking about this city.. and then, it comes to a segment that tells about an Architect’s firm called Olson Kundig Architects..and because of me and my husband were came from the same field, we both are architects, so we got very interested in this part to the most.. and I said “hmmm, Olson Kunding? Let’s see..”

First, we got amazed by the projects that OKA’s did..(OKA=Olson Kundig Architects). They are unique, and I think there’re a soul in every OKA’s project.. They did every project based on each project’s unique character..very contextual also..

And then, the 2 principal talks about their company, what they do, and many more.. They are Jim Olson and Tom Kundig. What made me interested the most is  when Jim Olson told us of what he think about architecture and how he think about his employee on OKA.

He told us that he’re interested in architecture from maaaaany years a go, even before he know about the real architecture. His first project is his own house that he built even when he haven’t enter an architecture school. He said that  as an architect we should treat our project in a different way, never forget the contextual side, and detail. He said that it’s not just about architecture or engineering, it’s about the art of making. It’s about passion to do architecture. We should do architecture in a very passionate way, so that we can deliver a good design for our clients. 

Jim said that he believe his employee as a partner, a family, not just someone. He said that he didn’t concerned of where do his employee comes from, nor from university that his employee graduated, nor what education that his employee took,. What he realy concerned about is do his employee have a passion in doing architecture. He said, as long as they have a passion about architecture, they’re very welcome. He realy appreciate every one in his team, without exception!

and then, it is the time of the sound “super cool..” comes out from my mouth.. Because it realy hit my heart (aaaww…), I think that’s the true architect. This is the type of architecture firm which I always imagine. I am in an absolute agree with Jim’s opinion. And u know what, suddenly, I adore him so much 🙂

From that time, Olson Kundig Architects become my favourite architecture firm in the world.. I become a big fan of OKA.. ^_^ .. 

So as a good fans, I start browsing on the internet, trying to find more information about OKA. At first I only want to know about OKA’s project which might be able to be my Architecture guru.. But, what I found is even more impressive! There’s an information about given by one of intern there that tells me about the firm’s culture.

(here’s the link : http://theissuecollective.com/2011/12/life-at-olson-kundig-architects/ and http://uwarch-belog.com/index.php/2012/07/inside-oka-olson-kundig-architects/ )

and for the main source, I open the site of OKA, http://www.olsonkundigarchitects.com/About

It is a veeeery awsome office!! they have a good office’s culture, talented people, and a nice working atmosphere.. 

I can make a good-point-list of OKA :

  1. They have a laser cutting machine and 3D printer for making building miniature in their office
  2. They accept about 5 intern who will work for OKA in 6 months
  3. The office space design is very inspiring
  4. They manage their models in a neat way
  5. They have “Night Crits” culture on Thursday. it is when every people turn their computer off and put their pencils, and gather around to disccuss about a project
  6. They work together with Artist and Craftpeople
  7. They take art as an unseparable part of architecture
  8. They can put a soul on every project
  9. I heard that the salary is good enough
  10. Disccussion as a ways of working

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(A long countertop at the front of the office houses old models)

That’s only a very short list though…i believe there will be a long list if I browse more .. 😉

In the end, I make a wish in my heart, that someday me and my husband will be a good architect, as good as Jim Olson, yeah, that good.. And although we haven’t had a real company yet, but at least we already make a quite good start by making our small studio, named “ChandraWicaksana Studio” / “CWS” .. though curently we only worked on small project, but I believe if we keep our good spirit , and do our project in every passionate way (just like what Jim Olson’s said), we can grow better and better. And though the current main team of CWS were just the two of us with some freelance draughtsman, but it is very possible if in the future we will increase our team member and become a real company.. 

Well it is a wish,, it’s a wish from the deep of my heart,,but it is not just a wish..it is a dream that need an effort to make it come true….

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