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Daily Work

My 378 Days at Maya, The Age of New Normal

In mid-December of 2019, when I officially started at Maya, personally I was kind of shattered and confused. For the first time in my career, I just spent around 2 weeks totally jobless, clueless, and free. I was able to see many things that I didn’t realize in my so long career.

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Critical Thinking

The Process of Conceptualizing, Analyzing, and Evaluating Information to Reach an Answer or Conclusion

From gathering research, to weighing up evidence to formulating a judgement, take a look at these 6 critical thinking steps to demonstrate the path to better outcomes.

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Critical Thinking

Being Proactive and Taking Control of Your Own Fate will Make You a Better Person

One crucial difference is that animals are slaves to external stimuli, and can only react to these stimuli in the preprogrammed way that is in their nature.

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Process

Natural Habits, Hygiene Trust and an Ugly Picture of the Developed World

Europe starts to slowly ease the lockdown, as an Asian person who is serious with hygiene under normal circumstances and definitely more so now, finds it quite terrifying to interact with people in this continent.

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Resilience

A Little Tidiness will Improve You Both in Physically and Mentally

To do this, you should organize your living space in a way that feels most natural to you. When you’re sorting through your things, for instance, you’re also evaluating their purpose and usefulness to you. Letting go of something that no longer serves a purpose – and welcoming something new in its place – can be deeply therapeutic.

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Daily Work

Tuklify, Taking Notes While Reading

This universe was always full of information. From the first caveman to the most genius person of nowadays, it’s an all-time big question – how to access and utilize this information?

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Universe

In a Pandemic World

This is a whole different world. Whoever is going through this, never got a chance to imagine it. We’re already in a new world and all these happened just in 100 days!

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Process

Fearing the Unknown but I’m Curious

We spend most of our time figuring out – what’s coming next. In most cases we predict the wrong or often we forget what we’ve predicted. The people whom we recognise as successful are mostly doers, who hardly get any time to think about the future.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about Elon Musk or Bill Gates. They are successful and they talk about future a lot. But they are too heavy to take them as role models. I’m talking about people around me who invented some hacks to have a relatively better life. Most of them are just brave people.

It’s really not so important to be a master on how accurately someone can predict the future. We live in present and we hardly have any control over it. Fearing the future is good as it indicates about taking some risks or getting out of the comfort zone. Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.

To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.

St. Catherine of Siena

Sometimes we make mistakes in distinguishing the differences between bravery and stupidity. It’s okay, some stupidities actually made this world a better place.

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Universe

Let the Rain: Wash Away the Pain

And He it is Who sends the winds as glad tidings before His mercy, and We send down pure water from the sky, That We may thereby give life to a dead land, and give it for drink to Our creation — cattle and men in great numbers.

Al-Qur’an, Al-Furqan 48 – 49

Rain is like a bless for us – it brings life to everything, cleans the air, makes the river flowing. Often rain causes flood which makes the land fertile.

Rain is the result of an obvious cycle of nature. The existence of life will be impossible if somehow this cycle is collapsed.

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Daily Work

My Last and 3,348th Day at G&R

Based on the official record, I’ve spent exactly 9 years and 2 months at G&R. There were 2 leap years within this time. So it’s my 3,348th day at G&R and it’s going to be the last day here.

If I include the inception period of G&R as well, few more hundreds days would be added. Compare to my current age, it’s around 30% of my lifetime!

9 years ago when I started at G&R, we were just a team of 3 people. Today when I’m leaving, we’re a part of such a big family that it’s hard to get the exact count of the members.

Working at G&R was one of the best things of my life. Though it was challenging most of the time but it was exciting too. In the meantime I grew in many ways – from 27 to 36, bachelor to a husband, no one to a father of 3 kids. Moreover now I’m not just a confused university student like I was in the beginning.

At G&R I’ve learnt the best lessons – it’s not only about work but also about many other things all of which I will take with me throughout my life.

I got the chance to work with so many people who are not only super talented but also great human beings. There were total 55 colleagues who worked with me in this 9 years of time. I’ve signed several hundreds of cheque in the name of our publishers which I always considered as the most rewarding part of my career.

As many of you already know that in the next chapter, G&R will be operated as a fintech utilizing the NOC it has received last year to develop an ewallet. Hopefully it’s going to be the next big thing.

For me, the next chapter is to focus on something which I really love. Stay in touch.