Yesterday, I met with a young successful CEO from a Japanese company. He said he failed a lot when he was young, a lot of people said he had foolish dreams but he went on with it. One of the thing he said that struck a core was that, “In life, making a decision is not choosing the right one out of many and based on what other people think. The most important thing is deciding on something that you trust the most. Work hard and trust yourself enough, so that you can prove to yourself that you were right.”
Ten years ago today, I was supposed to see my first L’Arc~en~Ciel concert ever. I had won a ticket for a special show that I got from entering a lucky number from the album SMILE. Being _just_ your typical broke college student, I was unable to attend the concert and I gave the tickets away to my friend who wasn’t a fan of L’Arc~en~Ciel but had helped me enter the number through her phone. Being a loyal fan for 6 years, at the time, I was so devastated at the time and a friend comforted me that this wasn’t a set back but a trigger so that I do more than just see them live in concert.
Fast forward to now, that moment had really been the turning back point to my somewhat whirlwind life 🙂 Even though some see it as useless, I have focused my life to that one band. The dream went on being from seeing them live to seeing them live in Japan to inviting them to Indonesia. It may not be L’Arc~en~Ciel, but the experience that I got from working with VAMPS was priceless.
So, really never let anyone tell you that your dreams are foolish and useless. Trust yourself enough to make your dreams come true. The only one you need to prove yourself to is you.
¡Hola, compadres! ^0^
I’m back after months of absence in this here blog and I’m back with a vengeance. Can you say, “O HEY! Where did that really dark blog go?” real fast?
After the last blog post about my departure from JKT48, this blog was picked up and diagnosed by the lurker’s paradise known as 2chan. Seeing that one of the top referrers for that entry was from 2chan, here are some of the shit about me according to 2chan.
According to 2chan I was the one that caused the graduation of an ex-member.
Fact: Umm, let’s clarify this with a big fat nope. I submitted my resignation first and then I heard about a meltdown in a rehearsal of a certain event (which I did not even attend) where that said member snapped at a staff that was later identified as “Lesbian Arogan”. So with this blog post, I would like to clarify that I am not a dyke nor am I snobbish. Ergo, not the reason for the said ex-member to graduate.
According to 2chan I graduated from college 2-3 years ago and my age was 23.
Fact: This one is actually my bad; I haven’t updated my “About Me” section of the blog for a long time. At the time it still reads as “23 years old and works in JICA.”
Judging from my picture from flickr, 2chan thinks I have a dangerous aura.
Fact: Well, I took those pictures in college when I was deeply into visual kei. But I found this to be very hilarious 😄
2chan also said that me changing job was normal for a young woman who was highly motivated in her career.
Fact: This is somewhat true, since I was really trying to aim something bigger in life 😄
Judging from the way I write the entry, 2chan thinks that I was super elite that was educated in either Europe or US.
Fact: Well, good people of 2chan, I’ll comment no more since you guys seem to got everything figured out =-=