Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Talking Global in Local Ways.
Everyone is talking about global economic challenges nowadays. If you don't read it in the papers, you'll catch it on the news. If you miss it on the news, you'll be probably discussing it over lunch with colleagues. Or over email-chain with your house mates, like I always did with Intan and Ju.
My heart goes out with people who did lost their jobs because of this challenges. To blogger Haritz, hope you'll find new job in no time. My prayer always be with you. To Ju, I hope HP will revise about the 5% pay cut. To others, who affected either by direct or indirectly, hope everything will be fine and better for you.
As for myself, I have my issue of my own 'economic challenges' before. Plus with this global situation, it worsen. I have to plan my money ahead to get going until next month paycheck. To actually doing the plan, it's not the hardest part. To start in the first place, that was the biggest challenge. Everything have to start somewhere, right? If not, you will stuck with the same situation over and over. Alhamdulillah, I get over it. I managed, and it doesn't really that bad as I imagined. Few cuts here and there, no shopping until next bonus (if there's any, huhu), and stop paying for others actually a very good start. :)
But despite the global economic challenges - or rather, in spite of it - we shouldn't allow this gloomy talk to get us down. We need to stay positive and start looking on the brighter side of things.
After all, we can't control the economy, but sure we can control how we handle it.
p/s: See you at JasonMraz's Concert. :) Haha. So much of the economic downturn. Work hard, play hard. We earned it, right?