Move On and Let Go

Don’t Read it thoroughly unless You’re Ready to

Six Letters, Two Words, Easy to Say, Hard to Explain, Harder to Do: MOVE ON

You have to Move On.

Moving on and getting over someone is one of the hardest things you have to do in life. Especially if it’s with someone you saw your future with. So you have to move on the right way. Get your closure from them and tell them everything you ever wanted to tell them, how much you love them, how much you hate them, etc. So you will have no regrets or what ifs. Then tell them goodbye forever. If they let you leave without a fight for you, then they’re not worth it anyways. It’s going to hurt like hell. Allow yourself to be sad. To be angry.  But you have to wake up every day and continue your life without them. It’s always easier said than done. So just let time heal your wounds. This is a time for you to heal. To take care of your heart. One day you will wake up and you won’t miss them anymore.

 I Broke My Own Heart Loving You

You have to Let Go

The Saddest end to a relationship is one where you have to break up with somebody when you’re still in love with them. It sounds bizarre but it happens, because the truth is, as powerful and as thrilling and as wonderful as it may be, love isn’t always enough and to be in love doesn’t always mean you’re happy. You can continue to love someone even after they’ve hurt you, but you know deep inside yourself that it won’t ever be the same again, so, at some point, you have to let them go. When is the right time? You never know. That’s the sad part, too. You just have to walk to the edge of it all and jump, learning to grow back the wings you once had on the way down.

Deep and Meaningful Songs Lyrics from POTATO (Thai Band)

Leaving Me in the Middle of the Road

How nice it was that we got to travel together until today for so long

It’s because I’m still not good enough, I can’t do what you ask

When you’re going to go, I understand, when you’ve found someone so much better, there’s no need to wait

You did the right thing, choosing him and leaving me in the middle of the road

When you met the wonderful person your heart has dreamed of

Let go of my hand, it’s correct, however much it’ll break my heart

I’ll force my heart to let you walk away from me when I know that you have someone leading you to your destination

The reality that I fear, I’m afraid of not having you, I’ve feared it for so long until today

Just the words “I love you” weren’t enough and can’t hold you back

Do You Still?

I’m still the man who loves you wholeheartedly

I still can only think of you constantly

I still look at our pictures of when we were close every day

I’m still waiting for you to come back

I still cross off each day on the calendar

Because one word stood in our way and kept us apart

I can only think and then wonder

I have no idea how you’re doing over there

I’ll send over this song to ask you

I want to know what’s going on

Do you still think of me every single minute?

Do you still recall yesterday’s memories?

Are you still faithful to only me?

Still waiting for only me?

You’re still the same person as before, right?

Please let me know

I’m afraid someone is going to change you

I’m afraid of so many uncertain things

I’m afraid of regret

You can wait for me, right?

Do you still think of me all the time?

Do you still look at our old photographs?

Are you still faithful to only me?

Still waiting for only me?

You still love me like you did before, right?

Please let me know

The True Love I Couldn’t Take Care of

Your love…the voice that tells me you’re worried

Your hand that touches my forehead the days I’m sick

Every scene, every episode never fades however long ago they occurred

and every scene, every episode keep on emphasizing the thing that I’ve become since I lost you

That I’m an idiot, more than anyone else, having true love, but I couldn’t take care of it

I realize its value, but it’s too late, hurt, however much I thought of reversing the story, I can only dream

I put back together the old picture that was once torn apart

But will our paths cross again? or should I accept it?

Because every scene, every episode, never fades however long ago they occurred

and every scene, every episode keep on emphasizing the thing thatI’ve become since I lost you

“I will always be there for you when you need me,

but,

will you be there for me if I need you”

 

The Importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

During my college period, one of my favorite course is Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, which can be an acronym as BCDR. The lecturer at that time is Mr. Drajad Wiryawan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drajadwiryawan). Thanks to him, I’ve learned a lot and gained insights about what BCDR are and to implement in this information systems and technology era globalization nowadays. Well, in this writings of mine, I’d like to summarize about what is BCDR and the importance of BCDR itself from my perspectives.

Business Continuity or known as Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a methodology used to create and validate a plan for maintaining continuous business operations before, during, and after disasters and disruptive events. BCP has to do with managing the operational elements that allow a business to function normally to generate revenues. For example, some companies cannot tolerate any downtime. These include financial institutions, credit card processing companies and perhaps some high volume online retailers.

in a nutshell, Business Continuity Planning is about Prevention, not Curation.

Disaster Recovery (DR) is part of business continuity and deals with the immediate impact of an event. Disaster recovery involves stopping the effects of the disaster as quickly as possible and addressing the immediate aftermath. For example, shutting down systems that have been breached, evaluating which systems were impacted by a flood or earthquake, and determining the best way to proceed.

on contrary, Disaster Recovery is about Curation, not Prevention.

so the bottom line of the importance of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery is about being able to deal with incidents when they occur and taking actions that mitigate loss (or greater loss) during such events.

Last Dance Lyrics by BIGBANG

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The love I thought will be forever is gone
For now, even some of my friends are leaving
I feel like I’m getting old
I think I became an adult like this
But I don’t know why I’m so nervous

People stay in the past today as well
And the world is still going strong without me
I’m still young
So I think I still have the temper of a child
Why am I so stupid?

It seems like yesterday that I was happy with nothing
Yes, I think I’m too far away from there
I can’t remember that feeling

Everything was new
So I was afraid and clumsy
The memories of that time still feel like a dream to me
But, I don’t know where I’m going now

I’ll go back to you with singing this song
If I can see you again, I’ll do last dance to this song
Remember this moment forever
Just one last dance

I became a dim light
And I’m moving to the stars
You also became a star
And you’re motioning to me
Do I look lonely? Because I’m alone?
Why do tears come?

It seems like yesterday that I was happy with nothing
Yes, I think I’m too far away from there
I can’t remember that feeling

Everything was new
So I was afraid and clumsy
The memories of that time still feel like a dream to me
But, I don’t know where I’m going now

I’ll go back to you with singing this song
If I can see you again, I’ll do last dance to this song
Remember this moment forever
Just one last dance

The music continues to play
I’m waiting for you here
Please give me a chance
Give me once, please
I’ll promise
I won’t be a long

I’ll sing this song
I’ll go back to you with singing this song
If I can see you again, I’ll do last dance to this song
Remember this moment forever
Just one last dance

The last night I danced with you holding your hands
Brilliant and beautiful, One last smile
Red, orange, yellow and green
The rapture I couldn’t figure out
It doesn’t seem right to the world that I saw and felt

The last night I danced with you holding your hands
Brilliant and beautiful, One last smile
Red, orange, yellow and green
The rapture I couldn’t figure out
It doesn’t seem right to the world that I saw and felt

Listen Here (Credits to the Owner – Victoria Luvish)

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yeongwonhal jul aratdeon
sarangdo jeomulgo
ijen geu heunhan chingumajeo
tteonaganeyo
naiga deureoseo na
eoreuni doena bwayo
wae ireoke buranhalkka

saramdeureun oneuldo
gwageoe meomulgo
sesangeun na eopsido
jal doraganeyo
ajigeun eoryeoseo na
cheori an deuna bwayo
wae ireoke babo gateulkka

amugeotdo eopsi
geujeo haengbokaehadeon ttaega
eotgeuje gateunde
geurae neomu meolli
wabeoryeosseo nan
gieogi an na

modeun ge cheoeumira seotulgo
seolleigiman hae
geu sijeol gieokdeuri
ajikdo kkumman gateunde nan
jigeum eodiro ganeunji

naneun i norael bureumyeo
neoege doragal geoya
areumdawotdeon geudael
dasi bol su itdamyeon
neowa i norael deureumyeo
majimak chumeul chul geoya
i sunganeul gieokae
eonjekkajirado
Just one last dance

huimihan bulbichi doeeo
byeoldeul sairo
neo ttohan i byeori doeeo
sonjitaneyo
honjaga doeeoseo na
oerowo boinayo
wae ireoke nunmuri nalkka

amugeotdo eopsi
geujeo haengbokaehadeon ttaega
eotgeuje gateunde
geurae neomu meolli
wabeoryeosseo nan
gieogi an na

modeun ge cheoeumira seotulgo
seolleigiman hae
geu sijeol gieokdeuri
ajikdo kkumman gateunde nan
jigeum eodiro ganeunji

naneun i norael bureumyeo
neoege doragal geoya
areumdawotdeon geudael
dasi bol su itdamyeon
neowa i norael deureumyeo
majimak chumeul chul geoya
i sunganeul gieokae
eonjekkajirado
Just one last dance

eumageun gyesokaeseo heureugo
yeogi neoreul gidarigo inneun
naege gihoereul jwo
jebal dan han beonman
budi yaksokalge
geuri giljineun aneul teni

naneun i norael bureumyeo
naneun i norael bureumyeo
neoege doragal geoya
areumdawotdeon geudael
dasi bol su itdamyeon
neowa i norael deureumyeo
majimak chumeul chul geoya
i sunganeul gieokae
eonjekkajirado
Just one last dance

neowa soneul japgo
chumeul chudeon eojetbam
challanhi bichi naneun
areumdaun One last smile
ppaljunocho
al su eopdeon hwangholgyeong
naega bogo neukkideon
sesanggwaneun an eoullyeo

neowa soneul japgo
chumeul chudeon eojetbam
challanhi bichi naneun
areumdaun One last smile
ppaljunocho
al su eopdeon hwangholgyeong
naega bogo neukkideon
sesanggwaneun an eoullyeo

Original Last Dance MV by BIGBANG

How Deep is Your Mind Palace?

Do you love riddles? Yes, I assumed you do. Imagine you’re the famous private detective “Sherlock Holmes.” You are being called to solve these following murder riddles which nobody could solve;

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Note: Answers will be reveal by the end of the page (bottom) Try to challenge yourself first by writing down each of the answers on a piece of paper. How many can you solve and correct?

Here are the list of riddles, enjoy 🙂

Case #1 Iced Teaicedtea
Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took the other to drink just one. The girl who drank one died while the others survived. All of the drinks were poisoned.
Question: How did the girl who drank the most survive?

Case #2 Dinner Timedinnertime
A woman shoots her husband, then hold him under water for five minutes. A little while later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.
Question: How can this be?

Case #3 Cassette Tapecassettetape
A man was found dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police came in, they immediately pressed the play button on the cassette. He said “I have nothing else to live for. I can’t go on,” then the sound of a gunshot. After listening to the cassette tape, the police knew that it was not a suicide, but a homicide.
Question: How did they know?

Case #4 Numbersnumbers
A detective who was mere days away from cracking an international oil smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing. While inspecting his last-known location, officers find a note: 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718. Currently, they are three suspects: Bill, John, and Todd.
Question: Can you break the detective’s code and find the criminal’s name?

Case #5 Rich Peoplerich-people
A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the staff, and are given the following alibis: the wife says she was sleeping, the butler was cleaning the closet, the gardener was picking the vegetables, the maid was getting the mail, and the cook was preparing breakfast. Immediately, the police arrest the murderer.
Question: Who did it and how did the police know?

Case #6 Baggy Suitbaggysuit
A crime has been committed at Freemont Street. The main suspect is a man named Sean Baker. It was said that a man had been walking the pathway when he was suddenly shot in the stomach. The suspect had brown hair, blue eyes and wore a baggy Armani suit just like Sean Baker’s. Sean was asked to tell the story right from the beginning. “Well,” said Sean, “I was just hanging around the park when I saw this man walking along the pathway. Suddenly, a guy came up from behind him and shot him! I ran home as fast as I could.” The police asked him to give a description of the murderer. “He had a red mustache, red hair and a baggy Armani suit on.” “I think this man is telling a lie,” said one of the police officers.
Question: How did he know?

Case #7 Roomsrooms
A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: the first is full of raging fires; the second, assassins with loaded guns; and the third, lions who haven’t eaten in years.
Question: Which room is the safest?

Case #8 Cars, Knives, and WivesCKW.png
A man murders his wife with a knife in their car. Nobody is around to see this. He throws her out the car being careful not to leave any fingerprints on her body. Next, he throws the knife off of the cliff into a gorge where it will never be found, and he goes home. An hour later the police call him and tell him that his wife has been murdered, and he need to come to the scene of the crime immediately. As soon as he arrived, he is arrested.
Question: why the man get arrested and how did the police know he did it?

Case #9 Coin Tosscoin
A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body, it is evident that the person jumped from one of the floors, committing suicide. A homicide detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found. He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the floor. Then he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing this until he reaches the last floor. Then, when he climbs down, he tells the team that it is a murder, not suicide.
Question: How did he come to know that it was a murder?

Case #10 Funeralfuneral
A girl was attending her mother’s funeral where she met a man. She was very intrigued by the man and was interested in getting to know him. As she was making her rounds, she realised she had not gotten the man’s name or number. Later, when she went to find him, he had already left. A week later, she murdered her older brother to find the man.
Question: Why would the girl do this?

Case #11 Cottage Lifecottage
A wealthy man lives alone in a small cottage. Being partially physically challenged, he had everything delivered to his cottage. The mail carrier was delivering a letter one Thursday when he noticed that the front door was ajar. Through the opening, he could see the man’s body lying in a pool of dried blood. When a police officer arrived, he surveyed the scene. On the porch were two bottles of warm milk, Monday’s newspaper, a catalog, flyers, and unopened mail. The police officer suspects it was foul play.
Question: Who does he suspect and Why?

There you go the murder riddles. Now, it’s time to check-out your answers with the following revelation of answers as provided below.

Answers Revelation:
Case #1
The poison was in the ice
Case #2
She shot her husband with a camera and then develop the photo
Case #3
If the man shot himself while he was recording, how did he rewind the cassette tape?
Case #4
Bill is the suspect if read upside-down the numbers read “Bill is boss. He sells oil.”
Case #5
The maid. There is no mail on Sundays.
Case #6
How can the murderer shoot him in the stomach if he came up behind the man?
Case #7
The room with the lions because they would have now died of starvation
Case #8
He never asked the cop where the scene of the crime was, so they knew that he had murdered his wife.
Case #9
None of the windows were left open. If the person jumped, who closed the window?
Case #10
So the man would attend the funeral again.
Case #11
The police officer suspects the newspaper delivery person. The absence of the Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s newspaper indicates that the delivery person knew there was no one there to read it.

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To a Great Mind, Nothing is Little – Sherlock Holmes

The Importance of Information Systems Audit

Many people have asked me, why I choose Information Systems Audit as my majority during my college and what is it I do as an Information Systems Auditor in the future?

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The answer, not, in brief, is below:

computer-attackMany organizations, no matter their size or scope of operation, have come to realize the importance of using Information Technology (IT) to stay ahead in the current global scenario. Companies have invested in Information Systems because they recognize the numerous benefits IT can bring to their operations. Management should realize the need to ensure IT systems are reliable, secure and invulnerable to computer attacks.

The bottom line in IT is Data Security. The importance of Information Security is to ensure Data Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA).

  • Confidentiality refers to the protection of data from unauthorized disclosure. Unauthorized,unintended,or unanticipated disclosure can result in legal action,financial loss, loss of public confidence,or embarrassment. For example,personal medical information is protected by law and any unauthorized disclosure of such information,regardless of whether it was intentional or not,is illegal. Protecting this information is a major part of Information Security.
  • Integrity has to do with the information being protected from unauthorized or unintended modification. Hackers often have as one of their goals the modification of data— whether that data includes user permissions,network access,or business data modification such as pricing on a Web site or pay rates for employees. Protecting data from tampering by unauthorized persons is paramount in Information Security.
  • Availability pertains to critical business data being available when needed. If a database is corrupted,it is not available for use. If a Web site is hacked,it is not available for use. If a Web site is flooded with connection requests (a Denial of Service attack),it is not available for use.These kinds of availability problems can also be intentional or accidental. The key to ensuring data availability is back-up. Backed-up data should ideally be stored at a location far away to ensure its safety, but this distance should take into account the time it would take to recover the backed-up data.

An Information Systems Audit would therefore ensure that the organization’s data is confidentially stored, that data integrity is ensured and data is available at all times for the authorized users. An Information Systems Audit is an audit of an organization’s IT Systems, management, operations and related processes.

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Auditing IT systems involves a set of tasks that help reduce the risk of an intrusion or attack. Audits are concerned primarily with ensuring the company maintains data confidentiality, integrity,and availability,because these are the areas that typically come under attack.In some cases,this can disable a company’s critical business functions;in more extreme cases,it disables the company’s entire operations and creates a significant legal or financial liability for the firm as well

There are three types of Information System Audits:

  1. Audit carried out in support of a financial statements audit (Financial Audit),
  2. Audit to evaluate compliance to applicable laws, policies and standards related to IT, and (Compliance Audit),
  3. Finally an IT audit can also be a performance (or value-for-money) audit (Information Technology Audit).The objectives of this audit include finding out if there are any excesses, inefficiency and wastage in the use and management of IT systems. This audit is carried out to assure the stakeholders that the IT system in place is value for the money invested in it.

IT Auditors can be involved from the initial design and installation of Information Systems to ensure that the three components of Information Security (confidentiality, integrity and availability) will be complied to. IT auditors’ roles therefore, can be summarized as: participating in the development of high risk systems to ensure appropriate IT controls are in place, auditing of existing information systems, providing technical support to other auditors and providing IT risk consultancy services.

An IT auditor uses some general tools, technical guides and other resources recommended by ISACA or any other accredited body. This is why many audit organizations will encourage their employees to obtain relevant certifications such as CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) which is awarded by ISACA.

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The general steps followed during an IT audit are establishing the objectives and scope, developing an audit plan to achieve the objectives, gathering information on the relevant IT controls and evaluating them (groundwork), carrying out testing, and finally reporting on the findings of the audit. Additionally, there may be a follow-up step to find out if any recommendations by the audit team have been implemented as well as to address any arising issues.

The basic areas of an IT audit scope can be summarized as: the organization policy and standards, the organization and management of computer facilities, the physical environment in which computers operate, contingency planning, the operation of system software, the applications system development process, review of user applications and end-user access.

Auditors in general have long been perceived as sadists, whose role was to find mistakes employees have made. Perception of IT auditors is somewhat similar, and it’s not strange to encounter slightly uncooperative employees. This is quite unfortunate, because IT auditors (like any other auditors) are not there to make life harder for everyone but to listen, observe and identify any risk areas in order to make life easier for everyone thereafter.

Thus IT Managers and other employees that may be involved in the audit process are encouraged to be cooperative and to look at the audit as a chance to improve their systems’ security and reliability. Any recommendations by the audit team should be taken as advice, because the auditor’s role is purely that of advisory. The management is responsible for developing their security policies and implementing the recommendations from the audit report. Audits are a management tool, not a punishment.

For a company venturing into new markets, it is important to note that an audit is useful in building confidence and public reputation. Suppose a company is setting up in a new market, and the business head decides that cutting costs is priority. The business head then goes ahead and chooses the cheapest information systems to be installed, not taking into account the vulnerabilities of the new systems which he may not be aware of. The process of installation may not take into account various IT controls leading to a system that is vulnerable to tampering. If an incident occurs and is reported in the news, this company risks losing its reputation and any customers it may have gained. Dealing with negative security incidents in the news is much more costly than preventing them in the first place. Losing on your reputation means competitors gain a larger customer base and profit margin.

In summary, an Information Systems Audit is important because it gives assurance that the IT systems are adequately protected, provide reliable information to users, and are properly managed to achieve their intended benefits. It also reduces the risk data tampering, data loss or leakage, service disruption and poor management of IT systems.

LOV.E

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Have you ever wonder how life will be without LOVE. In this life, everything exists do consist of LOVE’ compound inside it. No matter what state of ages you’re in, what era you are from, you’ll come across and experience through your shoes. LOVE makes us stronger. Looking at my perspective, everyone deserves to be LOVED and to LOVE. Below I will try to elaborate some of the few things people commonly overcome in the scope of LOVE; the state of love maturity, the state of moving on, and last but not least lesson learned. The reason I elaborate this scope is that first, people normally don’t fully get the understanding of what current state of love maturity they are in, which has occasionally resulted in heart breaks. Second, after a heart has broken, they commonly in a different soul at the first place which is the state of moving on come in time. Last but not least, as a matter of fact, most importantly is that the lesson learned from what they have been through and not what they have done.

i. Defining what state of love maturity you possess or forsake

In fact, a mature person does not fall in love; he rises in love. The word “fall” is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot handle, and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have the integrity to stand alone.

A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he just gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual than before.

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Two mature persons in love help each other to become freer. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think about it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would like to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are nor effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.

Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondage. And when love flows with freedom there is a beauty. When love flows with dependence, there is ugliness.

ii. The state of moving on

Things aren’t always what they seem. Our fears can play tricks on us, making us afraid to change course, afraid to move on, but usually hidden behind our fears are second chances waiting to be seized. Second chances at life, at glory, at family, at love, and these opportunities don’t come around every day, so when they do, we have to be brave, take a chance, and grab them while we can.

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Sometimes the only way to move forward is to revisit the things in your past that were holding you back. You have to deal with them head on, no matter how scary they may be. Because once we do, you’ll see that you can go further than you ever imagined.

iii. Lesson Learned:

A great relationship doesn’t happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building love until the end. 

I’ve learned a lot this year. I learned that things don’t always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before, and I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you, especially your Family~