Jurnal Sonny terlahir dari sebuah perenungan. Perenungan tentang waktu yang berlalu. Dalam waktu banyak cerita tercipta. Sebagian terikat memori, sebagian bersahabat dengan debu.
Waktu memberi pelajaran, namun kadang lupa untuk ditanam. Pengalaman melatih kedewasaan, namun kadang lupa disemikan. Perjalanan memang melelahkan, namun sejatinya menguatkan. Tapi kenapa tak semuanya teringat sebagai kenangan dan pembelajaran?
Dari itu aku ingin melahirkan tulisan. Sebagai kilas balik perjalanan. Sebagai inspirasi visi di masa depan. Karena tulisan membantu merekam waktu. Hingga waktu tak terasa hilang begitu saja. Hingga akhirnya menjadi perjalanan yang benar-benar menguatkan.
Diatas semua itu, tulisan menebarkan rasa kesyukuran. Tulisan mengajak mengingat kembali segala anugerah dan ujian. Semoga diridhoi, menjadi manfaat, dan mendapat keberkahan.
– 19 Januari 2019 –
Diambil dari blog berbahasa Inggris Sonny (www.travelmagzgo.wordpress.com)
Being born and raised by a simple family in Surakarta a.k.a Solo, a small city in Central Java, Indonesia, Sonny as a kid didn’t have many chances to travel. However, his parent fed him with bunch of books that eventually opened his horizon about the outside world.
His curiousity to know many diversities of world cultures continuously became bigger. Fortunately, in 2007 he had a precious opportunity to be International Student Coordinator in Sebelas Maret University in his hometown. His interaction with students from more than 50 countries gave him much more knowledge about the beauty and uniquness of world cultures.
He also began to participate as committee of International festivals and conference including becoming the executive liasion officer for ministers from various countries during their visit in Indonesia. He was also ever responsible for prominent international artists whose having performance in Indonesia.
After 5 years working in that multicultural atmosphere, in 2012, Sonny moved to work in two-wheels automotive industry located in Jakarta which is now the biggest industry in its sector in the world as corporate communication person.
Living in capital city has tempted him to explore that melting pot. Even, he expands his exploration to many more places. With his hobby of writing and photography, he continues to share his story of travel, culture, and gastronomy through TravelMagzGO!. This identity reveals in the form of blog and instagram.
His writing and photos have led him to luck to meet 3 presidents of Indonesia in which the current President Joko Widodo has ever given him an honour to visit Presidential Palace. In 2017, this also helped him to win a scholarship in Japan to learn leadership and sustainable community design.