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I always wonder why new graduates seemed to whine a lot about their jobs. I noticed that some of my friends complained about their work load, rush for working faster and annoying bosses. Call it the phase of adaptation. Let your self to react to those daily routines. But what I want to underline here is that the adaptation phase have the biggest role here. As the employer really look forward for your contribution and work ethics from the beginning.

Why is that so important? Because some people adapt very poor. They tend to run from problems try to avoid it and do the easy path. That is not good, because as the part of adaptation, your mind will see it as your working habit. Some people work slow and tend to do other things which are not helping you finishing those works.

Here are some tips from me how to ADAPT WELL for new graduates employee. FACE your problems! How?

– Stay calm (never crack under pressure), discuss every single detail of problem with the pace you can. Until you get the problem clearly.

– Listen / read carefully. Some misunderstanding will be unacceptable at working places

– If you work a bit slow to analyze more, come early. The earlier you come the more on time you can send your daily report.

– Spend time efficient, do not browse for entertaining. Take your 10 minutes break every hour chat with other employees and move your body.

– Seek for opportunities to be more initiative and creative. Do simple things that will be valued more because you create it. Or we can call it side project.

– If you are pissed by words from other employee, try to hold yourself be patient. Say it politely and slow, ask other workers about the characters of that person. Learn his/her background then you can communicate better.

– Always remember to have your own priority list. Do not be multitask-er, prioritize emergency stuffs and stuffs that assigned from your boss. From my experience, not focusing on one thing at a time makes you bored easily and put off finishing those.

there you go, I hope you can adapt well at your first job! You can share how you adapt! Thanks

Good morning everyone.
I really want to cut some pounds so I decided to skip dinner everyday of my 16 days working day during this trip.
This plan will be combined with fasting each Monday and Thursday (during those days I will be having dinner in substitute of fasting all day).

I hope i can see the result of losing some fat. I will keep it posted as it will motivate me to do things i planned. Adios fellas

Then we continued to other part of The Old Batavia. We were excited and thirsty at the same time. SO we headed out from The Fatahillah Museum. Finnaly we were able to see the main plaza, and of course some snacks.Β 
Main Plaza

The Plaza was crowded by many tents that sold clothing for cheap price (mainly). It looked really messy. For tourists, please bargain for much cheaper prices before buying.

A man wore a costume of an army while his body was painted black

They also rent old time bike with the matching theme helmet. Behind is BNI bank building.

Here are the bicycles

Chilled out in front of Fatahillah Museum

Yup cannons. The myth said, If you touch it, you will be blessed by fertility.

The trees added excellent feeling of the colonial eras.

Some revamping thingy

This was the snack I meant. Tahu Gejrot (Smashed Tofu). It costst about 5000 rupiah.

CUt tfried tofu, then add some vinegar with sliced chilly. You can ask the seller whether you want it spicy or not.

Yoyo enjoyed his dish

Used an umbrella. booo

Playing contrast.

Playing contrast2

After we had some snacks, then we continued to see other buildings and met up with Ived. Believe it or not some of the buildings below are still occupied for living.

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Then we met with Ived!! We were about to see the museum of arts, but unfortunately it has already closed at 4 pm. We just took some photes there.

Hey welcome here Ived..

The tree decoration looked like a prank but it was artificially made by the museum management.

That is the facade of the Art Museum. Look like the national museum facade.

I guess that was the end of my journey at old Batavia. Overall it was one good memory for me. SInce I know that meet up for us seems to be impossible now, because we all working now then we should spent and arrange more time for this.

When you visitΒ Jakarta, this is the one you must visit. Be careful of pickpocket, find a tour guide there. So enjoy jakartaa!!

Jakarta was crazy last January, flooding was everywhere. But I promised to post the pictures of Kota Tua or to be called Old Batavia.

it is really hard for me to be consistent in doing something. But here I am trying to continue what i left behind. So here at the pictures below Joydi (the white tees dude), yoyo (the man in blue polo shirt) and I (in GAP tess). They are my really good friends. We share and experienced many thing together.Β 

Got out from Cafe Batavia and wander where we would go next.

Satrio or I call him Yoyo

First museum was Wayang Museum. The museum facade is just I-love-it. You can still feel and see the dutch collonial feeling there. Wayang itself is a kind of traditional type puppet. Each puppet has its own background, some of it was character from ancient Hinduism and Buddhism folklore and some just about great people at the past.

Museum Wayang front building facade : The fee is just 5000 rupiah or about 0.5 cent

Wayangs, they tell stories really.

Those morons,they stepped around the tomb of Jan Pieterszoon Coen (the museum curator said to me). There is the pledge to remind us that Coen was Batavia’s Governor back then

Just love to take picture of it, the lighting is perfect.

The wayang comes from Surakarta, he is Prabu Rama Wijaya. A son from Hindu’s God Wisnu.

I love how it looks like having plumage like peacock, I think it also resembles a halo.

Then it is time for us to move to other museum. The most famous museum in jakarta (i think). It is Jakarta History Museum or Fatahillah Museum. You can wiki’d it. It was Batavia’s city hall. The scariest thing is, the officer used to imprisoned people in the basement ang executed criminals in front of this past time city hall. Crazy huh? A bit spooky but we were have great time inside.Β 

The entrance lobby, yet you have to pay another 5000 rupiah for maintenance and so on

Every chamber of the building tells Jakarta in certain time periode. I guess this one is kinda mess. We have a tri-shaw and ancient human in the same room. -__-

A Stele or in Bahasa is called Prasasti. This one marked the existence of past kingdom once ruled Batavia area. Interesting huh?

Yoyo yet wandered what happened back there. I am always curious, whether it is real or not.

Right hell yeah,me posed in front of usual box that sell things such mineral water, snacks, instant noodles, cigarettes. Sometime it is a mgazine stall.

He was having fun with a cannon (in style of course). I know it is prohibited but everyone enjoys museum in their own way.

Light thhrough museum gigantic windows

So yeah this the dome of The Fatahillah Museum. in B&W

Guys please wait for the final chapter yeah ;p the Part3