Monday, April 14, 2014

UCLA Anderson Experience Questions and Ways to Contact Me

My UCLA Anderson five years reunion is coming up this May and someone has just reached out to me to ask about my UCLA Anderson experience through an old email I have that was posted in a public MBA thread.

First of all, if you have tried to reach out to me through an old email address listed on public thread and have not heard back from me, I apologize, I don't check that email address often. I do want to try to answer any question you guys have about my UCLA Anderson MBA experience so the best way to contact me is to leave a comment on my blog about any question you have and I'll try to answer it promptly.

I'll also try to do a recap of my UCLA Anderson MBA experience at a later date, perhaps after my five year reunion once I feel more nostalgic.

In terms of what I am currently doing now, I'm working on my own health & wellness website full time and hoping to make it as an entrepreneur who can pay my bills, haha crossed finger!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Jakarta Bombing on Two Luxury Hotels: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton

I am vacationing in my home town when this morning, I received news about two subsequent bombings in Jakarta's luxury hotel: JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton. Nine were pronounced dead and 50+ injured during this bombing attack. It's a sudden flashback on the previous 2003 bombing at JW Marriott where my friend was having a meal at Marriott and the bombing occurred (thankfully she is fine).

It's been 4 years since the last bombing in Indonesia had occurred and we are again reminded that this country may not be as safe as we had believed. Some says that this occurrence is related to the recent president election but again who knows for now.

Some pictures of this attack from an Indonesian website here.

*picture shown is courtesy from

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Business Idea?

There are some arguments that said Business schools make entrepreneurs-wannabe to be scared to start their own businesses instead of prepare them. I can see that. When researching about starting an online jewelry site that sells bangles/bracelet to small wrist women (because i have a 5 1/4" wrist whereas an average size in US is 6.5") make me analyze the market (google trend, google search volume), create financial projections ( look into search marketing and potential click through to my website etc etc). And in the end leave me to conclude that there is too small a market for me to try.

Now when I start telling my friends/ fellow small wrist women about this idea, they say they LOVE and welcome the possibility to finally purchase a small bangle and would love to invest in my idea..

How about that?

I'm on to my next idea .. which this time will not be bursted by too much over analysis..

Friday, July 10, 2009

update for my UCLA Anderson MBA blog

Yes I owe you guys a ton of updates.. i cannot believe that the last I update was before I went to business school and now I've graduated..

Well let's see where to start.. I went in to UCLA Anderson in 2007.. looked into going into i-banking, consulting etc and decided that I didn't want to do any of those. I somehow ended up in a top high tech firm and loved my summer internship experience there. I was doing finance in the firm and love the fast paced high tech world in comparison to my old job and I'm going to return to the company to work in August! Thank God for the job offer.. it has really been tough this year to get a job for MBA students. I wouldn't be surprised if only about 60% of the '09 graduates have jobs by now.

Another update is that I will be staying in US for a lil bit longer than expected before.. I was planning to return straight to my home country but decided to extend a lil bit in US.. maybe permanently .. we'll let you know..

I'm still pursuing my entrepreneurial interest and hopefully will be able to start something before I turn 30..

So that's the super short update that I have for now, if you have any question at all.. feel free to drop me a comment!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cleaning Up my Closet

Okay 'tis bigger than my closet.. it's my whole room.. In my three years absence.. I had managed to stack all documents and stuff (3 years or 4 years old) in the drawers, cupboard, desk in my bedroom in Indonesia. Last weekend, I've decided to clean them all out.. guess what I've found : my acceptance letter to UCLA undergrad dated in 2003, my UCLA orientation binder from 2003, my junior highschool grade reports HAHAHA.. I have lots of junks there...

but it makes me nostalgic that hey once more I'm at the same turning point in my life where I'm going to US for school.. pretty crazy.. Also remembered that in 2003, before school started, I had decided to perm my hair ( a decision which I had just repeated a few weeks ago and I have been regretting ever since ).. bad hair day for the next 6 months!!!

Anyway, life's good! My last day at work today, will get my salary in hard cash (coz I have no saving account here :P) and hopefully not spend it all out in one weekend.. This weekend is going to be an interesting one though ;) I shall NOT update you guys hahaha ..

Happy fall!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Freaking out

Summer is going to end soon... ohhh... nooo....... In one hand I feel excited... school is starting, I'll be busy.. at the other hand I'm gonna leave Indo.. my friends and my family here :'( I can't believe I've been home for 3 months ..

It's been a really great and different Summer this year.. Met with lots of ppl, new friends, old friends, interesting friends, new found close friends.. Must say that I've learnt a lot from this summer (career wise, relationship wise, my point of view, friendship)..

Going back to LA in 2 weeks time!! Darn time fliess...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

dya believe in Horoscope?


The Bottom Line

Unpredictable changes will make this day different from the day you planned.

In Detail

Today will start off like a cuddly lamb, but it could evolve into a growling lion before you realize it. Unpredictable changes will pop up throughout the day, which could send you down a much different path than you've mapped out. Luckily, these changes will create some amusing moments in your day, so you won't mind altering your plans too much. Expect someone to offer you an apology when none was necessary -- assure them that they don't need to feel bad.