My real name is I Gede Andi Setiawan, from Bondalem Village, Tejakula, Buleleng Regency, North Bali.
After tried several different schools here in Bali for two years, I was sent to Bekasi to continue my study. Finally I finished elementary school at SDN 2 Cimuning, Bantar Gebang, Bekasi (West Java) in 2003, where all of my friend in my age were already in 2nd grade of junior high school. I got a lot of friends back there, but i had to go back to my mother land, Bali Island, where my family lived.
I continued my study in SMPN 1 Tejakula from 2003 thru 2006. It is the most reliable junior high school in my district (it’s about 3KM away from my house). That was my golden era. I got so many achievements there. I didn’t even get any problem with girls. Girls like me so much, I don’t know why..
Oh, I won a Computer Competition in Undiksha when I was in Junior High school, and the certificate became a “VIP Ticket” for me to continue my study to SMAN 1 Singaraja. And I can say that it is the best Senior High school in North Bali. While other had to take some tests (TPA, Test Prestasi Akademik) to enter SMANSA Singaraja, I just give a copy of my certificate to join the JPA (Jalur Prestasi Akademik) where I didn’t have to take any test. And just sit tight waiting for the announcement.
The first semester, I went to X1 class. This class consisted of 30 chosen students from JPA and the highest ranks of TPA. But in the second semester, I was kicked out to X5. Hahahaha.. even my IQ test result was 136 (superior), turns out I’m not that smart to keep in X1. In the second grade, I decided to choose the Language Program for my major. Which wasn’t so relevant with my KSP TI (Kelompok Siswa Penggemar Teknologi Informasi). I joined KSP-TI since the first semester because of my certificate, the teacher said that I MUST join the club. Thanks to the club and the IT teachers in Smansa Singaraja, I could make more achievements than when I was in junior high. It made my parents more proud of me \(^_^)/
I graduated from Smansa Singaraja in 2009 and continued to Balindo Paradiso (a D1 & D2 Hotel School from Bali Paradise Citra Dewata). I took the D1 Cruise Ship program and graduated in February 2011. It took more than a year for us to graduate -,- It is because we have to wait for the other classes to finish their training phase.
With my ability in programming that taught by my teachers in Smansa Singaraja, I started to work as a freelance web programmer since I graduated from senior high school until now, just to satisfy my hobby and to fill the leisure time when I didn’t get a class in campus, when I’m finished my working hour at the hotel, and even when I’m working at one office in Singaraja few months ago.
In December 12 2011, I worked at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana as a Daily Worker Waiter in F&B Service. The plan was: I work here for three months. But less than a month, I got a phone call from one of famous agencies to work on board a cruise ship.
And now, I’m currently working in cruising industry for almost six years.
2017 Update: I got married this year.