2013, Best Year Yet

I should say it is the best year yet of my life so far (been saying that three times back-to-back from 2011, 2012, and now 2013) – this year I get to travel to quite a lot of places and meet a lot of new friends. Started my own initiative, and get interviewed by Bloomberg Indonesia. Not bad, I guess?

January:

Had a blast NYE and then followed by New Year’s BBQ.

My I Got a Boy album arrived

Helped Touchten’s Cute Kill covered

Flood is all over Jakarta

Submitted my thesis

February

Chinese New Year!

Valentine’s Day date with my dad.

Sister going back to Taiwan after spending a month of holiday.

US Visa approved!

KakaoTalk Indonesia team celebrating Jude’s birthday

Press Conference of KakaoTalk – “Media Play Day”

March

XL & KakaoTalk Event at Central Park

Attended Music Bank Live in Jakarta

Valentcia Trifonia’s Birthday

Interviewed by Kis FM Jakarta

Exhibition at Jakarta International School

Announced that Big Bang is KakaoTalk’s TVC Model – took part in the decision making

Successfully defended my thesis with Grade A

KakaoTalk TV Commercial launched

Had a KakaoTalk Event together with @benakribo

April

Went to Startup Asia Singapore 2013

KakaoTalk reached #1 in both iOS App Store and Android PlayStore

Interviewed by Aneka Yess! Magazine

KakaoTalkXBigBang mini concert – had a chance to shakehand with KPop SuperStars! And met with Kakao’s Co-CEO – Sirgoo Lee

Seoul Trip! don’t forget to eat street side foods

Went to the best club in Seoul with best friend, Tesong Kim and his wife!

Visited KakaoTalk office

May

Volunteered and attended BeLaunch 2013 in Seoul.

The magazine that interviewed me was published

Launched Kakao Games in Indonesia

My dad’s birthday

KakaoTalk’s Game TVC launched

June

Met with KakaoTalk’s Chief Service Officer Joshua

Went to HongKong with my dad and sister, yay!

HongKong DisneyLand – checked!

Avenue of the Stars, yes, Madam Tussaud HK, yup, and saw the Rubber Duck Project and Ocean Park HK too!

Hello, Macau – Venetian is superb

Visited Window of the World, Shenzhen.

Experienced Dialogue in the Dark (must try!) in Hong Kong

SGHaze happened

July

TouchTen’s new office – super nice

Time to officially graduate

Watched Chelsea FC vs Bni All Stars. Finally get to see my favourite team ever

Departing for the San Fransisco Trip

Arrived in San Fransisco after 18 hours flight

Officially left KakaoTalk Indonesia

August

Trip to Angel Island, San Fransisco

Hello – Golden Gate Bridge

Seattle Trip

Alaska trip cruise (photo link will follow) – this will suffice for now.

Visited Googleplex and had a free lunch there (thanks Sarah!) & Facebook’s 1 Hacker Way too

First time eating In and Out, and now I want one!

Trip to LA, starting with Hollywood

Indonesia Independence’s Day in Universal Studio Hollywood

Disneyland Hollywood – the firework is always wonderful and superb

Vegas, baby!

Grand Canyon, one of the world wonders. A pleasure

Chilling and eating Oysters at San Fransisco’s Pier

September

Kris Antoni’s Wedding

Watched Girls Generation Tour in Jakarta, this is the third time I saw their performance.

Aldwin Wijaya’s Wedding! Congratulations, bro!

October

Medan trip with Minghao, Andrew, Xin Yun, and Emily.

Jogja trip

Attended and moderated a panel at WordCamp 2013

Launched an Indiegogo experiment

Anton Soeharyo’s [birthday[*https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202383773340722&set=a.4268379392768.176239.1384564355&type=1&ogpermsrc=OPENGRAPHSINGLE_STORY)

Halloween party at TouchTen

November

Launched Bridge Inc – my very own initiative

Startup Asia Jakarta 2013 – with Bridge Inc booth!

Went to Bandung with these great people

December

Dede (CTO of Touchten Games) Wedding – congratulations!

Interviewed by Bloomberg Indonesia you can see the video here: http://www.bloombergindonesia.tv/videos/watch/1116/siapa-dibalik-bridge-inc-apa-misi-dan-tujuan-ekosistem-startup-indonesia-