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Archive for the ‘Travelling on the Company’s Dime’ Category

Tips for Living and Studying in the U.S.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

I’m now on day 175th here in the U.S. This being my first time long-term experience living abroad, I made a lot of, let’s just say, missteps along the way. If I had the chance to start over, here are a few pointers that I’d like to know prior to going here. A.Clothing & Attire […]

Destination: Bandung

Sunday, 9 August 2009

At the end of last month, I finally had a chance to travel with my old colleagues from internal audit. They’re conducting an audit of the quality of service of The Company’s communication network providers in Bandung regional area. They invited my group, the IT internal control group, to tag along to review the process […]

Banjarmasin & Martapura

Monday, 28 July 2008

Last Tuesday (07/22), a team of three – including yours truly – from The Office went to the city of Banjarmasin and Martapura to do an audit of a newly implemented loan origination system for The Company. I have set foot on the city before on 2005, so this trip is not exactly significant for […]


Saturday, 3 May 2008

I should have wrote this ages ago, but guess what, I didn’t do so. The result? I can’t remember the details of my Manadoan adventure. *sigh* On March 24th, 2008, two colleagues and myself went to the the capital of North Sulawesi province. We went there to gather audit evidences for an audit of The […]

Singapore Redux: Concised Edition

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Very early on the morning after my wedding day (03/16), I have to leave my beloved spankin’ new wife to the city of Lions for an official visitation for The Company to Citibank Singapore, Ltd. for benchmarking purposes. At 4:00 am, my father-in-law and my wife dropped me off at the Soekarno-Hatta airport. I have […]


Saturday, 29 December 2007

Pulang ke kotamu, ada setangkup haru dalam rindu Masih seperti dulu Tiap sudut menyapaku bersahabat penuh selaksa makna Terhanyut aku akan nostalgi saat kita sering luangkan waktu Nikmati bersama suasana Jogja Yogyakarta by KLa Project (via Rizkyonline.com) I returned to the omni-named city – Jogjakarta, Yogyakarta, Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat – on December 25th and received a […]

Ciater Spa Resort

Sunday, 9 December 2007

For the two days of December 7th through 8th, my entire division went to Ciater Spa Resort for the annual outing program. The program was designed to allow informal communication between the top brass and the underlings – like yours truly – and, in theory, provides for a greater cohesion and understanding between ourselves. Enough […]

Makassar: City of Anging Mammiri

Monday, 24 September 2007

On September 4th, myself with three other colleagues went to Makassar for an audit of the operational process of The Company’s core banking system. This will be a first time for me to set me feet on the island of Sulawesi, so I was somewhat excited about the trip. The flight to Makassar took one […]

Week-long Feast

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Just in case you’re wondering where the hell I was on the week of June 25 through June 30, I was sent to The Company’s Education & Training Center in Ragunan to attend a validation session of audit programs proposed by our consultant. Yes, the same consultant which brought me my consultancy woes. I won’t […]


Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Back on June 12th, The Office deployed two teams of two to do security audits on Bank of Indonesia’s National Clearing System (Sistem Kliring Nasional; SKN for short). One team was sent to Tarakan, while Icha and myself got Metro, Lampung as a destination. A security audit on The Company’s role on the two locations […]