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[English] This blog tells stories from public relations (PR) perspective. In some cases, they are just simply life stories. You will see I try to be well-organized by putting them in 9 different categories, mostly relates to PR. Others are more into feature, people, and my fave part: travel!

We can also be connected through twitter @vera_makki. This is where I’m more public while keeping my other social media a little bit private (FB, Path, Pinterest).

Last but not least, this is not the only blog I have. You may visit:
1. http://cafemother.blogspot.com – mostly about parenting and motherhood.

2. http:/kopiluwakstories.blogspot.com – it’s about coffee review, my passion towards coffee.

3. www.tamanbacaananaklebah.com – it’s about my children reading garden. A non-profit, non-political initiative to donate children books in eastern part of Indonesia. The mission is to build a reading habit starts at early age, for shaping a better future of Indonesia’s next generation. Please ‘like’ the fan page at Facebook (Taman Bacaan Anak Lebah) and follow twitter @lebahbooks. Thank you :)

[Bahasa Indonesia]
Blog ini menceritakan berbagai cerita dari kacamata saya sebagai seorang praktisi public relations (PR). Di beberapa bagian, Anda akan membaca beberapa cerita kehidupan. Anda pun akan melihat bahwa saya mencoba untuk lebih rapi dengan menyajikan tulisan ke dalam 9 kategori, utamanya terkait PR. Selebihnya, akan terdapat cerita terkait feature, people, dan favorit saya: travel!

Kita juga dapat berkomunikasi melalui twitter @vera_makki. Di sini timeline saya terbuka untuk umum, tidak seperti akun saya di social media lain dengan setting yang lebih private (FB, Path, Pinterest).

Selain blog ini, saya juga ada beberapa blog lain yang dapat Anda kunjungi:
1. http://cafemother.blogspot.com – tentang parenting dan dunia ibu

2. http:/kopiluwakstories.blogspot.com – tentang review kopi karena passion saya terhadap kopi.

3. www.tamanbacaananaklebah.com – tentang taman bacaan anak yang saya dirikan. Merupakan inisiatif non-profit, non-politis untuk mendonasikan buku ceita anak-anak ke Indonesia bagian Timur. Misinya adalah untuk membangun minat baca pada anak sejak usia dini, untuk membangun masa depan yang lebih baik bagi generasi penerus Indonesia. Jangan lupa untuk klik ‘like’ fan page di Facebook (Taman Bacaan Anak Lebah) dan follow twitter @lebahbooks. Thank you :)

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Country Head Corporate Affairs, Citi Indonesia (Citibank, N.A., Indonesia)

Founder #TamanBacaAnakLebah and #BookSTech (Books, Storytelling, and Technology)

Member of: IABC (www.iabc.com) and PRSA (Public Relations Society of America)

Previous track (from recent to past):
- Deputy Director Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Mercedes-Benz Indonesia
- Corporate Affairs Manager, Fonterra Brands Indonesia
- Communications Manager, Unilever Indonesia
- Public Affairs Manager, Indo Pacific PR
- Consultant, Ogilvy PR
- PR Officer, Hotel Mulia Senayan

Past part-time:
- Lecturer, Communications, International Program, University of Indonesia
- Radio Announcer, Ardan FM, Bandung, West Java
- Contributing writer, The Jakarta Post and various media

Highlights on Achievement & Recognition (recent to past):
- Named 50 Asia's Women Leaders from CMO Asia
- Shine on Awards from Good Housekeeping Indonesia
- The first Indonesian earned Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) from International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), San Francisco, US (www.iabc.com)

A glimpse of me:
#coffeelover #catlover . A wife, a mother of three wonderful kids. Enjoy driving a car, #travelling , #swimming , and #readingbooks . Love to #dance . Crazy about books and share them with the unfortunate children. #gogreen. #cintaIndonesia. Live life to the fullest!

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