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An update from the future :)

Life is really kind to me and universe always supporting me to realize my dream. It was such very nice experiences. Yes, I faced hard-time sometimes, but I enjoyed it as a process. I believe everything has a limited time, nothing immortal, including problem. 
Anyway, now I am 44 years old, with a healthy and productive condition, and surrounded by a happy family; my husband and a twin 9 years old sons. I do really grateful for all gifts given to me. My husband is a Hindu priest and I learn a lot from him, because being a priest’s wife is not an easy job for me. I have accompanying him leading and managing Hindu celebration in Bali and other cities in Indonesia, also meeting leader of communities; mostly cross culture communities, considering my husband right now in-charge in Asia Pacific culture association. It was nice, challenging, and unique.

About career, so many people asked me about “how I manage time?” 

They see me always busy and handle so many roles, but still happy. Actually, now I am in-charge as one of senior executive in Government Institution – Bank Mandiri’s holding. I manage government’s strategies for the Banking industries (how bank addresses the digital world, how to manage their performance, acquisition, merger, etc). In fact, I am quite busy along this time, but I try to manage my limited time properly; so I can meet all my schedules. In the morning, I’m preparing my sons for school and my husband for his activities. Usually I made simple breakfast and prepare for lunch box. After that I went to the office which took 10 minutes by walk from my unit to the office. 

I live near by the office, in a classy comfy apartment, in Jakarta. We live in two cities right now, Bali and Jakarta. In Jakarta, I manage simple living in apartment, but in Bali we build our dream house – simple wooden house in Kintamani from where we could see Mount Batur, Mount Agung; such a very nice place. I dreamt that house 17 years ago and my husband build it 7 years after. 

Usually my husband and I went back to Bali every weekend, at least every two weekend. We have to manage some business in villages. We came from agricultural families and we want to expand our business line; not only as a farmer but also as a distributor of our products. This idea came from my husband 10 years ago and we try to make it true; start from small chunk and good fortune for us, right now our customer reach America and Australia. We love agricultural matters and really enjoy this kind of lifestyle. The boys sometimes accompanying us, so they can learn Balinese culture and mingle with societies. 

You know what? I still have time for blogging. I like writing since kid and before bed time I wrote something about daily activities and my views about life. Good thing for me when last month my follower achieve 5000 and actually I could put some adds on it and gain money from the adds; but I’m not really interesting on adds-money. I just want to share my thoughts. That’s it.

O ya, I remember when my husband and I visited Ladakh – near Himalaya, 10 years ago. We’ve stayed for 2 weeks and explored the villages and build communication with the societies; and we found out that Ladakh has connection with us. We met a small kid, a boy. He was running at us and smile friendly. I felt something, like a connection. I tried to talk to him in English. He didn’t speak English, but he looked understand what I meant. I saw his mother came to us and we build conversation. They were a simple family – they were a farmer. I discussed with my husband if we could help him; perhaps visiting this family next time or adopt this boy. At the end, we arrange Ladakh trip frequently every 2 years and we kept in-touch with the family. He is a big boy now and studying culture and history in one of top 10 universities in the world. Considering my husband is a “culture person”, at the moment we also did some research about connection of Indonesia – Ladakh culture. 

Talk about charity, actually in Kintamani – Bali we build an ashram where people could learn about Balinese culture; not only for Balinese people but also for foreigners. They could learn about Hindu, yoga, art, music, etc. We don’t charge them officially, but we open for donation. Some of them came from poor family, but we still welcome them. I am really grateful that we have chances to do this.

-putu in 2027-

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