Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Me!


Dear Readers,


My name is Alaika Abdullah, an Acehnese woman, Indonesian, forty something years old and love writing a lots!
For me, writing is an exciting soul therapy that really helps me in refreshing my mind and re-energizing my thought. It won’t be a big deal about the subject I have to write, coz this is my personal blog and I am free to write what ever I love to. ☺

But, how ever, I do hope that every single post released from this corner will be valuable for you even a little bit. As I said, writing is a soul therapy, that’s why I always try to release my feeling and thought thru writing, and published them into my several blogs, depend on the theme of articles, of course.

Starting from this hobby, I considered developing 6 personal blogs. Yes. Six! Isn’t that too much for the beginner? Haha… Yup. They were more than enough for a beginner. But at that time, these were very exciting! I have never thought that having 6 blogs at the same time will put me in difficulties in managing the blogs. ☺


By the time passing, I realized that it was not easy to manage several blogs in the same time! Especially if we have another main job to handle and taking care. But however, I tried to consistently provide article for my main blog, such as My Virtual Corner and Episode Kehidupan, which are in Indonesian Language. In the other hand, I promised my self to also pay my responsibility in managing the other blogs, include this site. Unfortunately, my main job in the real world, the limitation of time, still put me in difficulties in feeding this site, but I will try my best!

I am a chemical engineer whose involved in chemical industries for more then 9 years before a terrible tragedy, TSUNAMI, hit and damaged my lovely hometown, Aceh on 26 December 2004. Honestly, this tragedy called my body and soul to come back after more than 10 years never being home. No other option. I left my office in Medan, North Sumatera with no delay.

I was already in Banda Aceh on the second day after tsunami, to find my parents and brother who lived in Banda Aceh. Thanks God I found them safe after seven day of search. But seeing lots of people are injured and tears from people eyes, made me absolutely agreed when a doctor from a medical NGO asked me to join them, working and provide assistance for the survivors. THIS is my First step in switching my profession, from a quality control engineer being a humanitarian worker. You know what? I found my self love this kind of job, a lots! Helping and providing our assistance for the survivors are really-2 a happy work I ever made. It really put me in an absolute happiness!.

Well, it’s not easy for me to do the works related to trauma healing since my background is an engineer. But as a quick learner, Thanks God, I can easily absorbed the lesson provided in the training about trauma healing, which is provided by the organization for me and other Indonesian colleagues. We learned a lots and fast! I moved into other organization after this medical NGO completed its mission and returned to the head quarter office.

BRR NAD-Nias, is another agency that I joined in. Providing my contribution in regards to help my people and country. I was working in this agency for more than 3 years [until its completed its mission]. Then moved into another different agency called Handicap International. This agency is absolutely different compared to other NGO I used to be involved with. It is working in helping the people with disabilities. I do love working with this agency. It is a gold opportunity for me to help the people with disability.

But another scenario opened in front of mine. Another gold opportunity is available for me. Working with the United Nation! This is an awesome opportunity I ever met. Holding the position as a project manager at Handicap International, firstly made me think twice in accepting the offer from UNDP [United Nation Development Program]. But than, suggestion from colleagues, friends and people I love, made me left the position I hold before. I left the Project Manager position at Handicap International and move into United Nation Development Project.

Thanks again my Lord, Allah the Almighty, for the gold opportunity offered for me. I do love this humanitarian work. Being a humanitarian worker is the best work I ever met. I do love this kind of job. But this is not mean that I will do this job forever. As human being, I also need to prepare my retired stage of my life. I won’t hope to be the humanitarian worker all the time.

That’s why, I am trying to also provide the way to have passive income. The income that will support my life when I was retired from this humanitarian work. I do hope to be a Working At Home Mom, one day. And I am preparing it now. Hope this wish will come true. Amien.

Well, that’s all about me. Welcome to my page, and it is nice to have your visit and glad to know you my lovely readers.

Best Regards,

Alaika

4 comments:

  1. I unbelieve that Mrs. Alaika nearly 40 years old. :3
    Smoga hrapan mbaknya bisa tercapai ya mbk.. hhhee

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  2. 6 blog? asek sekali

    msh sibuk kerja dll pula. kerennn

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  3. Wow,,, how to take care of 6 blog? You sure can,,,?

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  4. Hallo mrs. alaika salam kenal dari zee ya :)

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