the investment bank..

the investment bank..

Since the Lehman Brothers announced their bankruptcy, the newspapers started filling with economic headlines.. and today, as I was doing my monitoring routine, I noticed that every single newspaper had the crisis topic on first page! Even without any economic background, I know that’s not a good sign..

I never learnt about finance or economy, but we had a short course yesterday at IMX on this hot issue. WW explained to us very briefly about the effect that it will have on people, who will get affected the most, and who doesn’t have to worry about it (which leaves almost noone). Koran Tempo today showed a timeline of this crisis. It started in 2006 in the US and has been spreading all across the world ever since. Huge banks suffered losses, stocks slumped, governments had to intervene.

Well the point is, no one can escape the crisis. What we can do, like what our government is hopefully really doing, is get ready. So when it does hit us, we won’t stumble as much as we did in 1997. I remember the US$ rate was at Rp 3.000 before then, and the next day it just flew to higher than Rp 10.000. I don’t know much, but I’m sure that keeping your money at home won’t do any good, we have to keep the circulation of money stable. Act normal, and hopefully normal it will be.

I don’t know what’s goin on now, but I just hope that it won’t be like before..


I was online this afternoon and just happened to visit There I saw some links, or called voices, and realized that there were quite a few interns’ names, which are links to their blogs, names like Daisy, Lidya and Astrid (Hi! this last name, i don’t actually know the girl, but she was an intern). It made me think for a while, if they had the blogs before their internship period, or were they just like me, someone who caught the blogging virus during their internship at IMX. For those who don’t know me very well, I’m a uni student from UK Petra who’s doing internship at InterMatrix Communications (IMX), a very nice pr company, that encourages internet use for its employees. 

Anyways, if they did start blogging when they were at IMX, then IMX has a huge influence, not only on its employees, but also its interns.As for me, I’m lovin the fact that I’m workin for this company, that it has inspired and pushed me, in a good way, towards starting something new.. THANKS to IMX..

(written with practically 15 workin days left at IMX – but definitely looking forward to staying in touch)


eve: notice that i’m tryin to write in english? haha, makes writing even harder! turns out to be another short post..