Working in hotel is amazing, remarkable & amusing

I’d like to tell you guys that today is the first month I’m working in hotel. I feel blissful and miserable at the same time. Why I said “miserable”, because it’s difficult to pray while you are in full of activity. A lot of time for pray were skipped. I have to put out of sight for pray even for 5 minutes. After all I doing my best at my workplace.

I became GRO (Guest Relation Officer) in 4 stars’ hotel at Hayam Wuruk Jakarta. I was astonished when they mailed me about my position. I don’t have experience at those position and a lot of question came to my head. When I looked back, after final interview with General Manager. He told me that I suitable for GRO. He said, “I want every guest look at you, take care for VIP and not standing all day long at desk”. I don’t have better option consider that day I was jobless and finally I agree to take that position.

Great, welcome on board. Simple question, what is GRO?

Guest relation officer is one of position at Front Desk department as a mediator for guests and hotel. That’s why, a GRO must competence on communicate with other and have good networking too. GRO is the first staff who greet customer when they come to hotel and make sure they have impressive experience after come to hotel, stay in hotel and leave hotel.

After I google duties and responsibilities of GRO, I found good article there and quite similar with my duties, e-g:

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Jakarta, back again as Hotelier

I won’t give up, no I won’t give in. ’till I reach the end and I start again

Hampir 2 bulan atau mungkin lebih, aku mengabaikan blog ini. Ingin sekali mencurahkan hal-hal yang sudah terjadi selama 2 bulan kemarin, mungkin terlalu banyak atau terlalu menyedihkan.

So this is my second post on my phone. My laptop is broken & i’m waitig for payday this month.

Apa yang diinginkan manusia, mungkin tidak selamanya berjalan sesuai rencana. Awalnya aku marah pada Allah karena sesuatu yang aku inginkan itu tidak terwujud. Tapi setelah aku renungkan, itu adalah pilihan terbaik yang diberikanNya saat ini.

Yang aku lakukan hanya menatap ke depan & berpikir positif bahwa Allah memberikan yang terbaik untuk umatNya. Allah pasti akan memberikan yang terbaik di tengah kegagalan yang sudah aku alami.

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56 days in Pare-Kediri – Day 35-51: They broke my laptop

Holy Molly I don’t know where I should start, because there are so many stories I want to tell but my laptop is broken. My roommate was poured the water accidentally, I always telling him to put everything in proper place. Not only him but also my other rommie are careless. It took more than two weeks to see my red jewel again, I bought it on 2012 and I name it red jewel. In the previous post, I said that I can write whether use phone or tablet but in Pare is different story. My phone doesn’t get good network and my tablet too. It’s complete torture. I’ll see the brighter side, my roomies are trying their best to clean up the mess have made, they’re known that I had a blog and they were try the best to fix my laptop. The nearest service centre in Kediri is taking an hour by motorcycle. Don’t you remember Pare is far from everywhere?

How many days had passed since red jewel’s broke, I think is more than 2 weeks. I missed Ied adha, pare’s carnival and many moments to write. Continue reading “56 days in Pare-Kediri – Day 35-51: They broke my laptop”

56 days in Pare-Kediri – Day 34: Nimatnya Pecel Punten yang Berisik

Mbenjing mriki malih ngiihh. Setelah surfing & blogwalking tentang makanan khas kota Kediri selain Tahu Takwa & Getuk Pisang, akhirnya aku sampai juga juga ditempat makan dengan pemandangan pesawahan dan ladang jagung. Pecel Punten khas Kediri, ketika datang ke tempat ini kita akan merasakan suasana yang sangat berisik. Berisik karena pelayan yang super zuper ramah dan selalu tampil ceria. Service excelence dan pecelnya yang luar biasa nikmat. Sebelumnya aku pernah membahas Pecel Madiun sebagai pecel ternikmat, walalupun aku bukan praktisi kuliner tapi kali ini aku nobatkan pecel ini sebagai pecel paling nikmat se-Indonesia. Seriously guys, you must come here!.

Pecel punten dimana sih?, terletak di Jalan Totot Kerot, Ketami, Pesantren, Kediri, Jawa Timur .Dari kota Kediri maupun kampung inggris Pare lebih dekat untuk mengunjungi tempat makan ini. Okay, karena aku sedang berada di Kampung Inggris, maka perjalanan dimulai dari sini ya. Dari kampung inggris, kita bisa menyewa motor menuju kawasan simpang lima gumul. Monumen simpang lima gumul itu Arc de Triomphe nya Indonesia, monumen megah-menakjubkan menjadi kebanggaan masyarakat kediri. Nah dari simpang lima gumul, ambil jalan ke arah pesantren. Sekitar 2 kilometer, kita sampai di Pecel Punten Kediri.

pecel punten - kediri
pecel punten – kediri

Tada!, here we are now!. Pecel Punten, tempat makan Pecel yang sangat nikmat, buka dari jam 7 pagi sampai 5 sore. Aku sangat beruntung karena tiba disini sebelum jam istirahat kantor & sekolah, kabarnya akan sangat ramai apabila kita tiba disini pas jam makan siang. Oh iya, banyak para artis yang sudah makan disini ini loh, termasuk pakar kuliner Bondan Winarno pernah mengunjungi tempat ini beberapa tahun lalu. Wiihhh… makin penasaran aja, se-spekta apa sih Pecel Punten ini?

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56 days in Pare-Kediri – Day 26-33: They are the lover.

What’s your intent when you come to this place, I mean Pare Kediri?, some of you want to improve the english skill, escape from daily routine, take a rest after had failed because one thing, or waste your parent’s money. Some says, escape in Pare is Halal. I guarantee that is 100% correct. You will meet a lot of new people here with good english environment and .., oh ya I forget to tell you that you can find SUN; sunlight light all day long. The temperature is hot and dry, inevitably your skin will be dark after awhile.

I know that you can’t bear with learning english from 5am until 9pm. No, i’m not crazy. I found that learning english was fun here, they have good method in class. In the other hand, there some student have bad habit.

First example they are the truant. Somehow they’re never attend the class, came to Pare just for fun, hang out in the cafe, stay up until morning, drink in the bar and so on. In the end they’re realize after so many days passed that they got nothing from here. Our mentor here just reprimand them but the choice is yours. Stay in here to study or wasting time???.

Second , the lover. They came here look for “another” opportunity, just listen to what their body said. The lover has ability to attract the opposite sex. There are two types of lover: number one is Diligent with Ugly face Lover, they always get attention from the other because not only smart but also has ability to make your heart melt by their brain, don’t forget with their scret weapon: “don’t judge the book by the cover” 😀 . Number two: Eyecandy but Lazy Lover, with his/her charisma could attract the other, if they made a mistake we just silent, we know them as diva. They’re always right eventhough they’re stupid.

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