Thriving for a Gap

This world is certainly a weird place, and money is one of the main factor that caused it.

In life, there are these unseen tiers that affect people’s way of life. Between those tiers, there is a gap. This is what everyone thrives for, to close the gap, and move up a tier.

Whats the gap? The gap could be money-wise, status-wise, or everything that you think matters.

Funny thing is, people often think that when you close the gap and reach that next tier, life would be easier, life would be better, and that people would feel more content. But is that really the case?

Here is a tier. You, a college student, with side jobs. You are longing to buy things out of your paygrade. You want a PS4, you want a cool branded clothings, everything that your friends in the upper tier have.

You fight for it, study your ass off, work your hardest, then you graduate. You got a job, it pays quite well. You bridged that gap of income and status. You moved up a tier.

You bought the PS4, branded clothes, and things you always wanted to have, thinking that you would be content. But after you bought your PS4, you see there is still some money in your bank account, and even you begin to predict the money you will get in the upcoming months. Pretty soon, you are longing for something else. Something that your friends in the upper tier have. Then you try to bridge that gap between tiers again. And again. And again.

How much we hate to admit it, thats pretty much our life. Thats pretty much what majority of people’s life is. There is no getting around it.

The shitty thing is, the gap and tier is not always about money and stuff either. Lets say you are a monk. There will also be tiers that monks want to achieve in terms of… I dont know… Spritual achievement, purity, peace, or something.

There you go, lets continue our life

 Life of chasing tiers and bridging gaps.

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Islands of Life – Prologue

This was practically the view from my hotel’s room/villa in Labuan Bajo. Endless blue sky meeting the azure sea with occasionally white stripes of waves.
The year is almost over and so is my holiday. I am writing this at the Labuan Bajo’s Komodo Airport, waiting for the steel bird to fly me back home.
For the next few post I will be piecing together stories about Labuan Bajo. It will not be the usual traveling stories or guides like ‘I went there, here are the price list, what to do, etc etc’. Its gonna be about the nature, it’s connection with people, people’s way of life, people’s characters, things like that.

I’m so eager to share these stories with you since it really enlighten me about what it means to live in this part of Indonesia, living in this kind of Archipelago, to live by the sea, to live between islands.

But as much as I wanted to throw it all to you, I gotta board the plane now. Hope to see you guys in a bit!


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2016 – Wawancara Akhir Tahun

Hai guys!

Gue pengen banget nulis tentang tahun 2016, tapi terus terang gue ngga tau harus mulai dari mana. Biar gue ga repot-repot ngatur alur cerita postingan ini, biarlah gue menceritakan 2016 ini wawancara-style ya, hehe.

Luth : Udah setaun berlalu ya, Ta. Tahun lalu elu lagi ngapain tanggal-tanggal segini?
Onta : Gue inget banget nih, tanggal-tanggal segini tahun lalu, gue bareng anak-anak STREETS lagi sibuk-sibuknya menyiapkan stand untuk event Urban Street Festival di La Piazza.

Event itu adalah event pertama yang kita jalanin berempat. Event yang berlangsung tujuh hari itu menutup 2015 gue dengan manis, dan membuka 2016 gue dengan luar biasa.

Luth : Mantep dong ya. Masih sering event sama anak-anak STREETS?
Onta : Unfortunately, tiga event setelahnya, anak-anak STREETS jadi pada sibuk banget sama kerjaan masing-masing. Terakhir event itu di Kemang, abis itu belum pernah event lagi sih. Tapi tenang aja, kita ngga bubar, kita lagi nyiapin sesuatu yang keren banget. Its media-related, and hopefully will be launched in early 2017 with a BANG!

Luth : Oh gitu ternyata. Sayang ya, padahal gue suka banget tuh menu Shibuya kalian. Oh, anyway, ngomongin kerjaan, gimana kerjaan lo?
Onta : Kerjaan gue yang mana? Haha
Luth : Kerjaan sampingan lo coy.
Onta : Oh, kerjaan gue sebagai akuntan?

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