Hello, I am Fikri Rasyid

I've blogged here since 2008
About me

Recent Posts

(Mostly cross-post from my Instagram Feed)
Home Ownership Realization

Home Ownership Realization

I recently noticed that a is similar to software. We usually think that once the house is being hand over to you, it is finally done. The reality is far from that. Once the house is being hand over to you, they journey of the house actually continues: It’ll need...

EPL & Unpredictability

EPL & Unpredictability

Couple of weeks and matches have passed and i can say that EPL is so fascinating. You just don’t know what happened next or who’ll win. Liverpool which is last year’s champions are surrounded by injury; Manchester City their closest rival seems to lost their way;...

iPad in 2020

iPad in 2020

I recently got myself an iPad Pro and these are the consideration and experienced i’ve gathered so far. Why I think i’ve come to the point where i should separate my needs on different devices. I used to think that i won’t need an iPad: i already use Macbook Pro and...

Farewell, Father

Farewell, Father

My father passed away last weekend. I’ve been trying my best to make sense of this situation but i don’t think I’ve been doing a good job on doing so. The last time someone close to me passed a way was years ago. In a sense i’ve been lucky not to experience these...

Sekiro, Shadows Die Tons Of Times.

Sekiro, Shadows Die Tons Of Times.

I recently finished Sekiro Shadow Die Twice and currently re-playing it already. For those who aren’t familiar with the game, Sekiro is a action ninja game from FromSoftware who’s notoriously known for Dark Souls and Bloodborne: the games so hard but satisfying they...

Thirty

Thirty

I turned thirty this month. A decade ago I wrote this piece while i was turning twenty and i think i owed my past and future self to write about what happened when I turn thirty. Lots of things happened in the past ten years: I’m married.I’m a father of a son and a...

Streaming Services Review

A very quick review of three active video streaming service subscriptions I use so far: Netflix: The OG of streaming services. It has tons of titles and it has tons of originals / exclusives. However, most of their “originals” movies feels generic and formulaic tho....

Spouse, Marriage, & Kids pt. 1

Spouse, Marriage, & Kids pt. 1

Couple of thoughts on spouse, marriage, and kids. I'm not sure what leads me to this, I think there was discussion on my twitter timeline couple of weeks ago regarding marriage and i want to share my take on these. Spouse This actually works both way: before you look...

On Making Company Retreat Vlogs

On Making Company Retreat Vlogs

Elegant Themes does annual company retreat since 2016 and I'm fortunate to attend all the company retreats and making travel vlog out of it: 2016 in Berlin - i shot videos using GoPro Hero 4 then automatically edited it using Quik app (spoiler alert: video production...

Games in Quarantine

Games in Quarantine

There are three games that I've been played more this past week during the quarantine which i'd like to talk about: Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch I recently give more Switch time for my son since we're self quarantine-ing ourself. Among my very limited Switch game...

Thoughts

Stuffs that crossed my mind
Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist

I’m not really into medical-themed drama but this K-drama on Netflix really get me hooked. What i like about it: It doesn’t create unnecessary suspense or plot twistThe main characters are really just bunch of kind humans with their flaws. Watching the shows doesn’t...

read more
Doing begins by believing

Doing begins by believing

I just realize this recently: I tend to do something if I think it is possible. If i don’t think it is possible, i’ll keep a backlog of it but i’ll probably won’t do it anytime soon. Just keeping it in the horizon - not sure when i’ll do it. A very clear example for...

read more
New Macbook Powered by M1 Chip

New Macbook Powered by M1 Chip

I can safely say that I lean toward the fanboy side given the amount of Apple product that I use, but i was VERY skeptical about this new line of macbooks with Apple-built processor dubbed with M1 chip. However when the reviews came out with M1 performs better even...

read more

Are you into video? Check out our YouTube Channel

Me and my wife started family-related YouTube channel in late 2016. Recent videos:
Personal Vlog

Personal Vlog

Circa 2017, me and my wife decided to vlog. We vlogged for a year and then we stopped because we became way too aware of what we should put on the vlog and what we should omit. It was no longer fun. The decision of where we go and what to do were somewhat affected by...

Home Ownership Realization

Home Ownership Realization

I recently noticed that a is similar to software. We usually think that once the house is being hand over to you, it is finally done. The reality is far from that. Once the house is being hand over to you, they journey of the house actually continues: It’ll need...

EPL & Unpredictability

EPL & Unpredictability

Couple of weeks and matches have passed and i can say that EPL is so fascinating. You just don’t know what happened next or who’ll win. Liverpool which is last year’s champions are surrounded by injury; Manchester City their closest rival seems to lost their way;...

iPad in 2020

iPad in 2020

I recently got myself an iPad Pro and these are the consideration and experienced i’ve gathered so far. Why I think i’ve come to the point where i should separate my needs on different devices. I used to think that i won’t need an iPad: i already use Macbook Pro and...

Farewell, Father

Farewell, Father

My father passed away last weekend. I’ve been trying my best to make sense of this situation but i don’t think I’ve been doing a good job on doing so. The last time someone close to me passed a way was years ago. In a sense i’ve been lucky not to experience these...

Sekiro, Shadows Die Tons Of Times.

Sekiro, Shadows Die Tons Of Times.

I recently finished Sekiro Shadow Die Twice and currently re-playing it already. For those who aren’t familiar with the game, Sekiro is a action ninja game from FromSoftware who’s notoriously known for Dark Souls and Bloodborne: the games so hard but satisfying they...

Thirty

Thirty

I turned thirty this month. A decade ago I wrote this piece while i was turning twenty and i think i owed my past and future self to write about what happened when I turn thirty. Lots of things happened in the past ten years: I’m married.I’m a father of a son and a...

Streaming Services Review

A very quick review of three active video streaming service subscriptions I use so far: Netflix: The OG of streaming services. It has tons of titles and it has tons of originals / exclusives. However, most of their “originals” movies feels generic and formulaic tho....

Spouse, Marriage, & Kids pt. 1

Spouse, Marriage, & Kids pt. 1

Couple of thoughts on spouse, marriage, and kids. I'm not sure what leads me to this, I think there was discussion on my twitter timeline couple of weeks ago regarding marriage and i want to share my take on these. Spouse This actually works both way: before you look...