I was born in 1995 in Jakarta and raised in Medan. I am an Indonesian, and I have a Chinese background. Even though so, I can't speak Mandarin. Since Indonesia doesn't have any policy regarding surnames, my mother picked Sinatra as a surname for me and my younger sister, so I have an Italian surname as well.
I started on the world of computers since my dad bought a Pentium III computer equipped with Windows 98. I fiddled around the advanced settings two years later, and learned a lot by myself. I stumbled upon the world of internet after playing online games and frequently went to the online cafes after school, or even skipping English tutors altogether, joining several forums discussing about the games I played, while learning how to make one from the admins and moderators.
Before long, I began buying a hosting the admins recommended to me for starters and set up a blog of my own. It was a humble blog, and I write regularly every week or so. It gained a Google Pagerank of 2 after a year and was overflowing with spam in the comments. After two years though, I lost interest in writing a blog and I abandoned the site and the hosting contract expired several months later.
I got into another online game later on and discovered that the game publisher won't consider making a decent forum for the players to play on, so I made one with SimpleMachines. It didn't go so well though, since the players are mostly junior highschoolers in the age of 13 and didn't do anything on the web other than playing the game. It got abandoned after a short time and I played the game for quite a while before deciding to make a wiki about the game using MediaWiki. It lasted for a year before I shut it down due to the game losing players as well.
After moving to a new high school, there's an internship work on holidays offered by the school itself. I got a job in a local non-profit organisation called HeartIndo and got a task of redesigning the website myself. The first steps were rough as I figured out they didn't have a server and used Google Sites, which I didn't expect. Eventually, I coped into the limitations of Google Sites and designed something I felt proud of and they liked it. It was a great experience, working with a great team even though for only two weeks.
In the end of my high school days, a cousin of mine offered me with a casual job with his friends as a web designer, in which I happily accept. Turns out, they were working for a prestigious local company, and after passing a series of questions from them, I was accepted into the team and worked straight away on the redesign of the company's website. It turned out well, but the redesign doesn't fit the performance of the code when tested, so I worked for a better redesign, and this time, worked on the code as well after my cousin left for overseas studies. I dropped Photoshop and jumped straight to HTML and CSS for the design, and continued making tweaks after the site was live.
I went to Sydney for overseas studies, and now am living in there. The team relieved me from my duties so I could be able to focus on my studies and the experience on living in another country. So here I am right now in a new world, equipped with the wrong type of English, and ready to do my best.