Desk Setup Transformation Covid-19

2020 was a very very tough year for all of us. I lost my mom after years fighting with diabetic that lead to kidney failure. The global Covid-19 pandemic also put a heavy blow to the world society, economic and i think also politic.

It’s not done yet as today in 2021, but i hope it can be getting better and we’re getting smarter and wiser to make it happen.

One big change from this pandemic is how we work. Instead going to the office, most of us are required to work remotely from home. Well, it’s not applied to everybody but for people who work in IT field like me, WFH is not a new thing. I have friends that literally working remotely while traveling around the globe most of the time.

And it’s been 12+ months from March 2020 until now April 2021 i’ve been working remotely from home. Well, there was time when i’m allowed to go to the office with max team capacity 25%-50% on site. But literally i let my team work remotely full time including from their home town.

From these last 12 months, i reliazed i made quite a change in my house for WFH. From changing internet providers 3 times up until bought 4 desks and relayoutin my living room.

  • April 2020

I literally did have a “working” desk previously. There was only a small coffee table nex to the couch. It was OK in the first week, but the pandemic wont last for 1-2 weeks and i need proper table for typing on my little Macbook 12″. So i bought a small “laptop desk”. IDR 250k something.

My desk on April 2020
My desk on April 2020
Point of view from my desk
Point of view from my desk, my old LG TV
overall view of my living room
Overall view of my living room

So the coffe table is at the left side of the couch and Misty use to sleep on there as well as using it as ladder to climb on the couch and to my shoulder. Misty is a blind stray kitten i found outside my house. Other kitties used to join me on the couch while i’m watching TV, but it’s now kind of annoying and distracting since i had to work.

  • July 2020

Working from couch was a bad (not to mention i slept on it also). So I replace the coffe table with a larger and higher one from IKEA. It’s called Vaddo if i’m not mistaken. Around 75x75cm with height around 70cm. Combine with my folding chair, I now have proper sitting position and ease my backpain. Cost IDR 700k.

But again, my cats took over the table. It’s bigger and “cleaner” (unlike the previous coffe table, there’s only Macbook +/- iPad on the table). Specially Misty. She feel safe sleeping on higher ground, specially after surgery for removing both of her eyes on June.

Fortunately i have 2 folding chairs.
This is Misty.


  • October 2020

Bought another “Laptop desk”, a bit similar with the first one but having better design and build. You can check it on here

something like this

As you see, i can fit my 15″ mac + a cup of coffee. Ah finally after almost a year, i got my 15″ MBP back. Previously i had to lend it to one of my iOS developer since he has no Mac yet.
I just also remember that i had a 27″ LG monitor, bought somewhere on August.

  • December 2020

I found that i had 4 olov legs already, bought them years ago. So all i need is just a table top and use the computer table above for my DDJ-1000.

And this is my 4 desk “collection” in 2020. Ruby already claim hers :D

Re-layout the room a little bit.

Finally my old office chair has a proper match while Shiro still thinks it’s his scrathing post.
something like this, ig live stream on new yer eve 2021

But still, since it’s an even bigger space, my kitties keep trying to take it over from me. For example:

  • March 2021

So, to stop my desk being claimed by the kitties, i decide to put everything on it ^_^

And this is my last setup

no kitties claim my desk again so far. They’re just “passing through” after window sighting :P

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