Sunday, March 15, 2009

How Are You ?


Lately the above question is not just a question; it’s more like a secret story of life which has been revealed by the world. Whilst the answer also not just an answer; it’s a reflection of somebody’s hope to embrace the latest economic situation.

Several days ago one of my friends asked me that question and for the first time in my life, it is so difficult for me to answer that question. Not because I don’t want to answer that question, but it’s because I don’t know how to answer that simple question.

How should I answer that ? Should I answer that I’m doing fine, that the business is tougher now ? Or Should I answer that everything is not as my expectation ? Or Should I answer that I’m in the middle of preparing myself to the worst possibility of the company’s latest situation ? Or Should I answer that I’m still lucky that I still have a job ?

It’s been a month I have to sing the same song to my team, give them the courage, give them the real picture of the industry, whilst deep down myself, I’m questioning the story that I sang for them.

It’s been more than a month after I realized that my dream had vanished. It’s been more than a month I tried to encourage myself that when the time’s come I’m ready.

So, how am I ?

Well, business is not as what expected. We have to rebuild it, start it from zero. For the time being I still have a job even though with the latest situation it’s hard to be firm.

So, how am I ?

I still have the spirit to build my dream, to start from zero. I still have what we’ve known as HOPE.

So how are you ?

9 comments:

the writer said...

Answering your question in the financial sense, it's been rough here too. A lot of people got fired in the last few months and the TV news repeatedly report how many people losing their jobs and can't even afford basic needs such as electricity and heat (during the winter!)

It's tough here. Denmark has always been a rich country and its citizens usually don't worry abotu things like this, but now they do.

As for me personally. I don't know what to say. I'm pretty numb. We're doing ok, not great, but ok. I guess we're just lucky that we could make our ends meet and we don't have huge loans, we don't have cars, houses (that we have to pay monthly) so we're lucky in a sense

piyudh said...

Kalo saya sih, mimpi itu wajib. Bahkan harus punya big dream, nanggung kalo mimpi kecil2an..hehe..
But, mimpi itu yg slaluw jd motivasi diri bt slalu berkarya berkarya dan terus berkarya. Entah nanty mimpi itu akan datang kapan yang penting terus berkarya..:-D

mare said...

hope is something that made this world go around
but never mind me I'm not much of optimist person myself

boy said...

even worse in international banks

telecom is somehow better, and be grateful for that

btw, kalo ada yang tanya "how are you" sebaiknya jawab "I am fine, thank you"

gak sulit kan? huehehe...

accordingtod said...

This is so true. Depending on the voice tone from the person who asked, a simple 'How are you?' could be hard to answer.
If the person asked with a caring tone, it usually takes longer to answer.
If it's just a 'basa-basi' question, it will be answered with a quick 'Good, and you?' or 'Great, thanks.'

tere616 said...

thewriter : same here especially with the latest condition where the uncertainty is up in the air. Sometimes its hard to answer that question especially if we dealt with someone who doesn't have the same "luck" like us.

piyudh : iya, seperti artikel di Kompas mengenai Warren Beaty, bedanya dia dengan orang kebanyakan adalah dia tidak pernah putus asa walaupun gagal berkali-kali

mare : I think we are optimist person at some point.

boy : yup, can't agree more than you. Banking is even worst compare to telco but it doesn't mean that telco is safe.

Nggak sulit sih kalau pas lagi nggak pusing kepalanya mikirin bagaimana supaya usaha gw bisa jalan setelah 2 container pesanan dibatalkan sama Rusia :-)

accordingtod : can't agree more than you. It depends on the tone of voice. The difficult one is the caring tone :-(

Devi said...

I feel you! :) Thank God, I have the best supportive family I've ever had.

Hopefully everybody will be as tough as you are. ;)

mare said...

how am I ?
I'm fine thank you
(jadi inget pelajaran inggris waktu smp dulu )

Wiwin Lee said...

i'm good, thanks :)
updateeeee pliiiissss huaheuaheuhau