1st day in office

May 18, 2010 at 13:12 | Posted in Indonesia, Research, Work | Leave a comment
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What I used to make business users understand the process of software development

What the business owners like to see

Had my first meeting with my Indonesian boss, and my Indonesian project partner, they were definitely impressed and entertained by the comic strip above.

Thankfully, I have not encountered any Pointy-Haired Boss so far, all the bosses I came across definitely knows their stuff!!!

Conducted my first interview with the key users of the old system.

As I’ve said, the Jakarta office handles a single large customer, hence they are obliged to adapt to their system.

The problem the staff faces is double work; entering data into their own system & the customer’s system. Also went through the whole process with them, usual process: Purchase Requisition > Negotiation Process > Purchase Order > Send for production > Shipment > Billing … BUT, the devil is in the details … so got to work out the details tonight, and continue with the interview tomorrow. Need to research more on terms like Forwarder Cargo Receipt (FCR) and Bill of Lading (B/L, BOL)


I got no complaints about Prasada Mansion, the hotel that I stay in… BUT …

There’s no gym in my hotel! The hotel is only 5 storeys high, no point doing stairs training!

Concluded that I wasted too much time, so ended up only doing an interchange of front bridge & push ups. Total 100 push ups, hold for bridge till tired.

Unstructured I know, will do skipping tomorrow.


Bought my SIM card, and all thanks to Google Translate, I managed to successfully register with IndoSat and my number is activated.

Here’s my number: (+62) 85691139253

Some lousy pics here, definitely not cut out to be a photographer:

Night scene fail

Night scene fail

Night scene fail

Night scene fail


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