Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hayu: Being a Modern Royal Javanese Princess

Princess Hayu grew up in a Royal Family which never told her to conform to society’s perception of how a royal princess should be. Therefore, she went her own way and became an IT specialist. She believes that despite the existing patriarchal culture, women are capable of defying stereotypes and build their paths to success.


6th Grader iPhone Application Developer

I like watching TED Talk videos, including lots videos from TEDx. Recently, I stumbled across a video by Thomas Suarez from TEDxManhattanBeach event.

From the video description:

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay. Tom been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. Recently, he’s been focused on the development of applications for the iPhone, and has established his own company, CarrotCorp. His most successful ap is one he terms “an anti-Justin-Bieber game” called “Bustin Jieber”. “It’s is a variation on the Whac-a-Mole theme,” he explains.

Not only he does a great work,  I think he’s very good at his presentation too :)


December Photos

This December, I had chances to attend some events in Jakarta. From community event to football game. Here they are:
AFF Suzuki Cup 2010
I went to AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 first matched at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. On that day, Indonesia met Malaysia team and scored 5 goals!
AFF Suzuki Cup 2010
Yahoo! Communities Meetup
Probably, this is the biggest Yahoo! event I’ve been attending until today. On that day, lots of Koprol, Flickr and Yahoo! Answers users gathered at Blitz Megaplex Pacific Place, Jakarta. I think there were around 200 people there. Here’s a photo (for more photos, go to event photoset):
Y!: Jakarta Communities Meetup
MarkPlus Conference 2011 New Wave Party

Also at Pacific Place. I went there on the evening representing and went home late at night. I know, from the the photoset, I think I need to learn more about the word “party” here.
New Wave Party
TEDx Jakarta 6th event: Somethink Different
It was my second TEDx event, and didn’t enjoy all inspiring presentations since I needed to go to another venue on that evening. I left the venue after the break. :(



I went to TEDx Jakarta for the first time in July this year. And, it was because I stay in Jakarta. When I was in Jogjakarta, going to TEDx event become something that I didn’t expect. I like TED events — including its independently-organized event, this is why it has “x” in its name. I downloaded lots of videos from TED Talks. Not sure how many videos in have in my hard-drive, but until today, I feel that I got many knowledge — only by watching the talks.
In the previous TEDx Jakarta event, there were many inspiring speakers like Irfan Amalee, Irwan Ahmett, Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, Barry Likumahuwa, Ade Rai and Ridwan Kamil. After that event, I told myself that I should be going to the next TEDx event. Today, I got a confirmation letter that I got the invitation. Nice!

I’m ready to be inspired by some speakers like Adi Panuntun, Betti S. Alisjahbana, Chandra Tresnadi, René Suhardono, Anies Baswedan, and Sanggar Roda. Go to speakers’ page to find our more about them. I’m not trying to search for any details about what the speakers will present. Well, for this… I will let them surprise me — and hopefully all the audience. :)
Now, for personal reminder:

  • Venue: Pusat Perfilman Usmar Ismail (Usmar Ismail Hall) Kuningan
  • Address: Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav C. 22, Jakarta 12940
  • Time & Date: December 19th, 2010. 2 PM — 6 PM, registration opens 1 PM

Anyway, I took lots of picture during 5th TEDx Jakarta event. You can go to its photoset at Flickr. And, if you want to see the videos, you can visit TEDxJakarta video playlist. And, if you want to be TEDx Jakarta speaker, there’s a question to answer. :)