Senin, 23 Juni 2014

A Man Like Me


This post will be more personal than other post of mine since this is the topic that I refuse to talk for a long time ago but now I decide it's better to put your thought into your words so you don’t have to overthinking it anymore. Well, so it is. This post will be just about a man like me or maybe like you too. Who knows I am not the only one who feel this? :) #Fingercrossed

I Love Myself! (image by Google)
I will start this post with an apology. I am sorry. Sorry to society, my colleagues, my workmates, my juniors, my seniors, and to all people who know me. I am sorry for choosing to not follow your rules. Sorry for not playing as written in the guidelines of society. Sorry to not be a man like you think I should, but I have the reason for it. So please listen.

Sorry for lack of skills in sport (except swimming cause I am good at it), especially in soccer since this is the sport that define you as a MAN or not. Sorry for simply don't have interest in it. When you ask why, it's like do you want to eat a food that taste awful? I don't even know why I don't like it but most part of it is because I think soccer is ridiculous. 20 people running around a field just to kick a ball? LOL.

Sorry for not having skills to be a Cassanova a.k.a Playboy a.k.a Don Juan a.k.a Ladies Man and I am just a miserable lonely guy (as you thought I am but i am really not). Sadly, this is how most of you judge a man is MAN enough or not. Sorry for me to feel and respect woman that makes me didn't want to hurt them. Sorry for me who can't ignore women feelings. Sorry for me who can't just simply dumped a woman and find the new one in the next day. Sorry for me who don't see women just as a 'thing', things that you can brag and just for fulfilling your 'Man side'. Sorry for me who can't having an affair with 3 women in the same time. Sorry for me who sucks talking with woman and sorry for me who is listen to woman when they talk, opening the door for them, and just treat them as they're the most beautiful thing in this world :) (fact: woman is one of the greatest GOD's creation)

Sorry for not having muscle as strong as you are. I know, this is one of the criteria to define how MANLY you are. So please forgive me because I am not as strong as MAN that you know. Sorry for converting my muscle power to brain power. Sorry for choosing reading books than playing soccer. Sorry for choosing picking up study material than picking up girls. Sorry for having great skills in hand craft than fixing machines.

Sorry for always looks nice wherever I am. I know, MANLY MAN is always looks whatever he wants. Untidy smell shirt, jeans, untucked shirt, and just sneakers is a must. Sorry for always use ironed shirt, nice pants, some waistcoat or vest or scarf and some loafers, moccasins or dress shoes instead of always sneakers. Sorry for all the dress-up things. I just taught by my religion to always looks nice wherever and whenever you are because GOD loves beautiful things. So sorry for that.

I have been bullied for years during my school years just because of this. I have been called as a faggot, a sissy, and even gay just because i act like me. I have been called with that since 3rd grade. But you know what? It doesn't affect me at all. Even just a tiny bit they don’t stand a chance to hurt me just with those words. I know deep inside me that I am not like what they said and I am literally laughing my *ss off whenever they called me names. Haha.. How great nostalgic is.

So the point is, if I can't be called a man because of those "mistakes" of mine, so be it. If because some qualities that I have right now makes me called as fag, queer, sissy, or gay, So be it. Call me with that, I am serious. Because if I have to play soccer, have the ability to hurt woman, having more than one girlfriends, always thinks about power and muscles to be called as a man, I definitely don't want to be a man anymore in this world. Thank you for even offering that. In my version, a man is man. You can't judge a man based on the some ridiculous criteria. So what if my brother really into fashion designing? Is he's not a man? What if my father really good at cooking and sewing? Is he gay? What if my grandfather was used to be a dancer? Is he's a fake man too? A man is a man, no matter what traits he has. If someone define them self as a man, so he Is a man. End of the story. At the end of the day I just wanna be a man like me, if that doesn't feel manly enough for you, I am deeply sorry for that (again) :)

Have a good day everyone, cheers! 

Jumat, 30 Mei 2014

Schlumbergerventure : A Journey with The Blue Company (Part 4)

Hey guys. It's been a while and you don’t know how I am missing writing the story for some of you to read for. LOL.

Last part of Schlumbergerventure, which is Part 3 was telling about how I get into this cool company. Now I am already sitting inside the company, I will tell you the rest of the stories from the day that I am called as Trainee until now. Last but not least, gue rasa ini jadi bagian terakhir Schlumbergerventure untuk saat ini. Jadi, gue bakal kasih sedikit closure diakhir tulisan ini. Bukan berarti gue bakal berhenti untuk menulis cerita tentang ini, tapi buat saat ini sampai disini dulu. Ketika ada momen menarik yang asik buat ditulis, gue bakal kembali menulis Schlumbergerventure. It's a promise.

Setelah akhirnya dinyatakan lulus dalam rekrutment dan dapat titel sebagai trainee, di bulan November 2013 gue dan 19 kawan-kawan lainnya masuk dalam minggu orientasi  perusahaan yang dilaksanakan di salah satu hotel di Jakarta. Tepatnya sih 6 hari. Haha.. But like my recruiter says, "this is your one week of pleasure" sebelum bener-bener terjun ke lokasi dan bekerja. Di minggu ini gue dan kawan-kawan dikenalkan lebih dalam dengan perusahaan dan semua peraturan dan kebijakan, juga beberapa training dasar tentang keselamatan. After one week is done, it's time to get back to location!

Ketika lu sampai di lokasi lu, berarti itu tandanya masa pre-school lu dimulai. Jadi ada 3 tahapan yang harus dilaluin sebelum lu bisa melepas titel trainee di perusahaan ini. Pertama masa pre-school, terus school, dan terakhir masa post-school. Dimulailah masa masa belajar gue sebagai trainee. Jujur gue itu anak rumahan banget, kenapa gue bilang gini karena ada hubungannya sama orientasi gue di lokasi kerja. Namanya juga anak yang hobinya baca plus menjelajahi dunia virtual, gue jarang banget megang perkakas rumah tangga. Nah, lucunya di lokasi gue udah disuruh suruh aja, "Di, ambilin kunci no 12 yak?" atau "Di, itu kamu ambil *nama alat* di tool house terus bawa kesini". Hari-hari awal gue kadang suka lamaa gitu buat ambilin sesuatu karena gue gak tau bentuk dan rupanya itu alat. Kalau kunci inggris, dkk mah gue tau lah. Tapi yang lain ada yang gue baru denger namanya itu alat. LOL. Ketahuan banget gak pernah disuruh baikin sesuatu dirumah. LOL

Yang bikin gue lucu juga, Palu atau hammer yang paling besar yang pernah gue pake itu juga palu buat mukul paku ke dinding doang. Nah sesampainya di lokasi kerja gue, gue diwajibkan untuk terampil menggunakan palu seukuran 5 Kg (googling deh kalau mau lihat) untuk mukulin koneksi antar pipa. Hahaha.. Gue lucu aja sih biasa megang pulpen sekarang disuruh pegang hammer. Awal-awal yang gue gak biasa lah, tapi sekarang gue bisa dengan bangga menyatakan bahwa gue udah bisa pake hammer gede.

Segmen gue, Well Services, tugas utamanya adalah membuat sumur-sumur minyak dan gas meningkat produksinya atau menjaga/mengembalikan produksi sumur yang menurun performanya. Nah, salah satu caranya adalah dengan memompakan material kedalam sumur. Okeh, logikanya dipake deh sekarang. Untuk memompakan material berarti butuh pompa dan saluran/pipa dari pompa ke sumur kan? Nah sekarang jangan bayangin pompa yang digunain sebesar pompa air lu dirumah, tapi pompanya sebesar mobil truck. Kalau pompanya aja udah segede gitu, berarti jangan bayangin pipa yang disambungin sama kaya pipa air lu dirumah. Pipa yang gue pake sebesar 2-3 in, terbuat dari besi, dan beratnya minta ampun. Belum lagi keran-keran (valve) yang tersedia juga dalam ukuran jumbo yang juga terbuat dari besi dan beratnya ada yang mencapai 150 Kg. Sekarang bayangin gue dan tim gue harus menyusun pipa-pipa besi sampai ke sumur, menyambung keran-kerannya, dan semuanya hampir dikerjakan secara manual which means, gue harus ngangkat-ngangkat pipa besi. LOL. This is one biggest things that I liked the most, or at least it's one of the most excited one. Lucu ngebayangin diri gue yang baikin atap rumah aja nggak pernah tapi sekarang gue bisa ngangkat besi ginian plus pegang hammer. Yah seenggaknya gue bisa fitness gratis secara tidak langsung (beneran loh ini!).

Jadi selama kurang lebih 4 bulan gue belajar di lokasi mengenai apa yang segmen gue kerjain, gimana troubleshooting di lapangan, apa aja yang harus dipersiapkan sebelum job, dan banyak hal teknikal lainnya. Gue ditransfer ke sumur minyak onshore (darat) maupun offshore (laut). Sampai saat ini gue masih kadang  gak percaya seorang Rizaldi bisa mengalami hal yang gak pernah dibayangkan sebelumnya and I am really grateful to God for all of this. Sampai akhirnya gue sampai di masa school. Manajer gue menyetujui untuk gue ambil school di Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nah, setelah masa-masa hectic mempersiapkan keberangkatan ke Abu Dhabi sambil ngerjain ujian ini itu (dan sempurnanya lagi, gue masih berada di laut lepas seminggu sebelum gue berangkat plus manajer gue tiba-tiba liburan ketika gue harus minta tanda tangan dan melakukan review akhir sebelum school), gue berangkat menuju Abu Dhabi di tanggal 18 Maret 2014.

Now I am still in Abu Dhabi, finishing my school and soon going home to Indonesia. Somehow I smile when I remember all the things that happened in the past about how I can get into this company and finally be here, in Middle East. My journey is not ending yet, in fact this is only the beginning. I believe in the future there's hundreds of exciting things for me in this company. Last but not least I hope this story can inspire you much. For you who's struggling and fighting to get into this company, and for you who dreams to get into this company, all I can say is fight for it guys! Schlumberger opens up a lot of opportunities for me and present me with many exciting things. See you later!! Make your own Schlumbergerventure. Cheers! 


Jumat, 16 Mei 2014

Life Is Moving On :)

I am sorry if this post is taking too (very much) long time to be posted on my blog. It is because simply my life is moving on :)

'Moving on' means that I am able to open a whole new experience and a lot of new world out there. To be able to grow, to learn something new (learn to smoke! Yippiee!!), to make new friends, to know more than all you have in your life before. People always associating 'Moving On' with something to do when your life goes bad, when your heart broken but to me, 'Moving On' has different meaning. Its just the way of thinking by the way, the-positive-think way :)

In couple last posts I have already told you that I got in to this great company, which is the international company, so it means this company present in almost all over the world. The second I got into this company, my whole world changes. I remember when I graduated from college I really wanted to go deep into broadcasting world, being news anchor, announcer, TV broadcasting instead taking engineering as career opportunity although engineering is my background (I know it's weird, D'oh!). It's my passion though, to speak my mind to the world through broadcasting world. But one thing led to another, here I am in the engineering track, working in the oil and gas world. It's funny when you already wanting to do something so hard and suddenly life just give you another option.

It's always pretty depressing on the beginning but as soon as you know all the adventure waiting for you, you will not say 'No'. It happens to me. When I got recruited, I doubt a little bit. Can I survive in this job? Is it the best job for me? And lucky me, I can answer all those question with YES! So I take a chance and didn’t regret it even tiny bit of it. A wise man said, "sometimes you will not regret the chances that you didn’t take, but you will regret why you didn't brave enough to try to take a chance."

It's takes a little while to re-adapt with your new world but hey, it's normal. Take your little step. You might not always have to see all the stairs you climb in to, you just have to take a step to the top. As simple as that. Who knows changes can be so great? Always gives room in your mind and heart for opportunities guys. Always ready for change because this life is not static, it's dynamic. Moving on all the time. So, it's on you now whether it will be you running with the world beside you or the world will running and leave you behind. Cheers!

P.S : I am leaving Indonesia for a while and go to Abu Dhabi, UAE! See you there!