All About Choky Sitohang

Choky Sitohang


Siapa itu Choky Sitohang? Artikel kali ini akan membahas lengkap tentang siapa itu Choky Sitohang, dan bagaimana kisah perjalanan hidupnya?

Let’s check this out..

Lahir di Bandung, 10 Juli 1982. Choky Sitohang mengawali karirnya sebagai pembaca berita (sekaligus reporter atau jurnalis) di sebuah stasiun televisi swasta di tahun 2002. Well.. ada alasan tertentu mengapa choky memilih karir ini.

Sejak masih berusia 4 tahun, Choky Sitohang sudah menunjukkan sifat bawel yang kerap mengundang tawa orang sekitarnya. Ia bahkan sudah hapal isi Pancasila serta fasih menyanyikan lagu Lionel Richie yang berjudul ‘Stuck On You’.

Sifat bawel Choky terus berlanjut hingga ia duduk di bangku Sekolah Menengah Umum. Sampai-sampai, pernah suatu ketika, pemilik nama lengkap Binsar Choky Victory Sitohang itu diusir seorang guru lantaran asyik mengobrol di dalam kelas.

“Saya sama teman saya Andrew dibentak “keluar”, kata guru saya waktu itu. Kita berdua juga dilempar kapur, terus yang kedua dengan penghapus,” ujarnya.

Cita-cita masa kecil, choky sangat ingin menjadi tentara, namun cita-citanya berubah ingin menjadi presenter ketika ia berusia 16 tahun. Pasalnya, kala itu, ia kagum melihat kepiawaian beberapa presenter yang dilihatnya di layar kaca,

“Senior-seniorku mas Tanto (Tantowi Yahya), Indy Barends, Ferdi bawain acara dengan cara yang menarik banget, bisa pengaruhi orang dengan kata-kata mereka. Sejak itu, aku pingin jadi seperti mereka.”

Kemudian impiannya ingin menjadi presenter mulai merangkak terwujud ketika ia terpilih menjadi salah satu penyiar Radio Oz. Dari 40 orang yang dipanggil wawancara, Choky termasuk 7 orang yang dinyatakan lulus tes. Tiga tahun di sana, Choky memutuskan untuk bekerja di Jakarta dan menjalani profesi sebagai wartawan selama 3 tahun.

Kesempatan mewujudkan cita-citanya mulai terbentang ketika ia dipercaya RCTI untuk membawakan program reality show bertajuk ‘Cepetan Donk’ sebanyak 12 episode. Namun sayang, baru beberapa episode berjalan, ia divonis sakit Hepatitis A dan harus menjalani perawatan di rumah sakit,

“Selama 10 hari saya dirawat di rumah sakit. Selama itu saya diproses sama Tuhan untuk bisa menjadi lelaki dewasa yang harus survive.”

Setelah sembuh, Choky memulai lagi semua dari nol untuk meniti karir presenternya dengan membawakan acara My World di JakTV. Nama Choky mulai menanjak setelah membawakan acara Good Morning on The Weekend bersama Ferdy Hassan. Namun dari semua acara itu, ajang Euro 2008-lah sebenarnya yang paling berjasa melejitkan namanya, meski sebelumnya Choky pernah menjadi presenter La Liga (Spanyol), FA Cup, dan Liga Italia.

Selain acara olahraga, Choky juga pernah membawakan acara lainnya, seperti Dahsyat (RCTI), Stardut 2 (Indosiar), Hits Music (RCTI), Sing A Song, serta beberapa acara penghargaan seperti Indonesian Movie Award 2008 dan Puteri Indonesia 2008.

Karir presenternya memang tengah melambung. Namun di tengah-tengah kesuksesannya, Choky masih menyimpan impian-impian besar yang lain.

“Choky pasti ingin eksis seperti senior-senior. Tapi itu semua dikembalikan kepada Tuhan. Pingin punya sekolah broadcasting dan juga pengen punya album,” ungkapnya, penuh harap.

Dalam hubungan asmaranya, saat ini Choky sedang menjalin kasih dengan Melissa Ariani. Ia bermaksud menjadikan Melissa sebagai istrinya di tahun 2010, sesuai dengan cita-cita masa kecilnya yang menikah di usia 28 tahun.

Itulah Choky, kalau Anda sering nongkrong di depan layar kaca, tampangnya yang sering wira-wiri di berbagai acara televisi pasti sudah sangat familiar bagi Anda. Bahkan kemampuannya dalam memandu berbagai acara televisi sudah tidak diragukan lagi. Tetapi, siapa yang tahu, ternyata menjadi populer seperti sekarang ini tidak melalui proses yang serba instant, tetapi melalui perjalanan yang panjang, selama 8 tahun.

Ramah, energik, dan rendah hati. Pria ini memang benar-benar jauh dari kesan sombong. Luar biasa cowok satu ini!
Rahasia Sukses Choky

Berbicara mengenai kesuksesan, Choky menanggapi dengan berkata bahwa hal yang terutama dalam kesuksesan yang diraihnya adalah penyertaan Tuhan. Ia mengakui bahwa Tuhan memang memberkatinya sehingga ia menjadi berhasil seperti saat ini. Namun, ia juga berkata bahwa ia tetap tidak boleh hanya bersantai saja, tetapi ia tetap bekerja keras dan terus belajar di dalam hidupnya. Ia juga pantang menyerah.

Choky memang tergolong pekerja keras. Ia pernah mencoba segala hal, mulai dari penyiar radio, wartawan, dan presenter. Dan diakuinya, hal yang membuatnya bertahan sampai saat ini adalah integritas dan kerendahan hati, dan kedua hal tersebut harus dimiliki setiap orang yang ingin sukses. Menurutnya, definisi sukses sebenarnya relatif. Seperti seorang office boy, ia juga bisa dikatakan sukses. Saat ia membersihkan lantai, kemudian lantai tersebut menjadi bersih dan tidak ada orang yang terpeleset, maka ia juga bisa dikatakan sukses.
Pesan Kepada Anak Muda

Choky berpesan kepada anak-anak muda, agar mereka mempunyai karakter, dan karakter tersebut harus dibentuk sejak masih muda. Apabila seseorang mempunyai karakter yang bagus pada waktu ia dewasa, ia pasti mempunyai karakter yang bagus dari masa mudanya. Dan ia juga berpesan agar anak muda mencari segala sesuatu yang mulia, dan mempunyai karakter dan prinsip yang kuat dalam hidupnya.
Mengucap Syukur dan Melayani Sesama

Choky juga mempunyai tips untuk menjadi sukses, yaitu selalu berdoa dan mengucap syukur di dalam hidupnya. Choky mengakui, ketika ia tidak berdoa, ia pasti akan merasa ada sesuatu hal yang kurang di dalam hidupnya. Selain itu, Choky berpesan agar kita hidup jangan untuk diri kita sendiri, melainkan harus hidup untuk melayani sesama kita yang membutuhkan. Ia juga berkata bahwa orang yang sukses adalah orang yang menyadari bahwa hari yang dijalaninya adalah hari yang panjang dan penuh kegiatan.

Orang yang sukses adalah orang yang pekerjaannya bukan hanya makan, minum, bermain, lalu tidur saja, melainkan orang yang melakukan banyak kegiatan di luar rumah. Andaikan di dalam rumah sekalipun, ia pasti mengetik atau melakukan hal-hal lain, seperti misalnya seorang arsitek, di rumahnya pasti ia menggambar suatu proyek dan tidak berdiam diri serta bermalas-malasan.

Jadi, pada prinsipnya, jika kita ingin sukses, mengucap syukurlah atas apa yang kita miliki, lakukan kegiatan yang bermanfaat, bukan hanya bagi diri kita sendiri, tetapi juga bagi orang lain, karena kita hidup bukan hanya untuk diri kita sendiri, tetapi kita hidup untuk melayani sesama kita.
Biografi Choky Sitohang

Nama Lengkap : Binsar Choky Victory Sitohang

Agama : Kristen

Tanggal Lahir dan Zodiak :
Bandung, 10 Juli 1982. Cancer.

Tinggi dan Berat : 175cm, 65kg

Nama Orangtua :
alm Poltak Sitohang dan Diana Napitupulu

Makanan Kesukaan :
Martabak dan dada ayam

Hobi : Basketball, Membaca, Menyanyi

Buku Favorit :
The Purpose Driven Life, Daud

Film Favorit :
Gladiator, The Last Samurai

Lagu Favorit :
Gospel, Jazz, Soul

Pendidikan :
Alumni Komunikasi Politik Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Universitas Bung Karno Jakarta

Twitter : Klik Disini

Facebook profile : Klik Disini

Facebook pages : Klik Disini

source: http://indobestseller.wordpress.com

Choky Sitohang Bisnis Roti Sehat

Jakarta Selain sukses menjadi presenter, Choky Sitohang ternyata punya kesibukan lain. Bersama para sahabat, Choky buka toko roti sehat.

Dasar pemikiran persenter ‘Happy Song’ itu cukup sederhana. Ia adalah penggemar roti dan bergaya hidup sehat.

“Saya dan rekan-rekan pengen bisnis bersama. Kami punya visi dan misi yang sama, di bidang makanan. sama-sama suka roti, dan penggemar gaya hidup sehat,” ujar Choky di kedai roti miliknya, ‘Hoshi Japanesse Healty Bread’, Central Park, Jakarta, Minggu (20/12/2009).

Di dalam bisnis tersebut, pria berdarah Batak itu bertindak sebagai Komisaris Utama. Nama ‘Hoshi’ yang dipilih Choky dan rekan dalam bahasa Jepang berarti ‘Bintang’. Dengan kedai rotinya, ia berharap bisa mengubah gaya hidup orang lain menjadi lebih sehat. Seperti bintang yang membuat sesuatu menjadi lebih terang.

Walau sibuk berbisnis, namun Choky tak ada niat untuk beralih profesi. Baginya yang penting adalah menjadi sukses di setiap pilihan hidup yang ia ajalani.

“Nggak beralih profesi. Tapi kita belajar lagi untuk menjadi sukses di bidang yang lain,” ujarnya lagi.

sourceL: http://www.detikhot.com

Choky ready to be a singer

JAKARTA: Choky Sitohang left his journalist career to become a TV presenter. And now that he made it to the top, he’s eyeing another fancy profession: Singing.

Choky, who just won the 2010 Panasonic Gobel Awards for the most favorite game show/quiz presenter, said he had long dreamed of becoming a professional crooner.

“Someday, I’ll be on the stage singing,” said the 28-year-old fashionable hunk, who has recently been hosting Take Me/Him Out Indonesia and Happy Song. “That’s the next dream I want to achieve,” he added.

Choky said his friends had long supported his dream, saying he had a fine vocal color and that he should try his luck singing.

“When I started to sing since four years ago, a producer noticed my talent,” said the former journalist with Lativi [now TvOne]. “He offered to help me release an album.”

Choky said he was aware that some people would label him an opportunist for wanting to try everything he could while he was still on top of his game.

“People might say that I’m taking advantage of my current popularity, but I’m fine with that,” he said. “The most important thing for me is to prove I have some qualities to offer.”

And with the recent award he had received, Choky said he at least had proved he had some talent.
“I used to dream of getting up on stage to receive an award — and it finally came true,” he said.

“Therefore I want to thank my fans for their ongoing trust in me,” he added. — JP

source: http://www.thejakartapost.com

The Precious Interview

Hello World! It has been a very very long time since I update, huh? Well, I’ve been having holiday, but, I don’t know, I just don’t have any mood to post anything. Even the pictures from Taman Safari Indonesia. Ahhh, so, let me tell you about my recent activity. Well, my Indonesian’s language teacher ask my class to interview anyone. We will get higher score if we interview famous people.

First, we think of Kick Andy’s host, and then Diana Rika Sari (yep, that famous fashion blogger) and Tina Talisa. We’ve never thought about this person before. But, hey! We finally interview the people whom we haven’t planned before. Guess who, guess who… Heheh.

He is a very handsome, nice, low-profile, religious, and charismatic man…CHOKY SITOHANG. Yep, I’m sure most of Indonesian people will know who he is. He is a well-known presenter who become the host in Take Me/Him Out Indonesia, Happy Song and many more.🙂

With a lot of effort from my group, we finally get a chance to interview him. And, believe me, he is SUPER DUPER NICE!😀

Here is our pic.

Yes. It’s him. Choky Sitohang after being interviewed.🙂
L to R : Juliana, Marsella, Choky Sitohang, Filicia (me) and Yanggie. It’s our group.🙂

and last…

It’s me and Choky. Blehhh, my condition was terribly bad that time. It’s a bad hair day, you know? And, yah. I’m just a little shorter from him. Ohmyyy. = =

And, I’m wearing nothing beside my lovely school uniform. ;p

Bonus…

His signature in my notes. Heheh.😀

source: http://flyingfili.blogspot.com

Choky wins Best Presenter at 2010 Panasonic Awards

Choky Sitohang wins Best Presenter at the 2010 Panasonic Awards held on Friday, March 28, at The Jakarta Theatre, and marks himself as the Indonesia’s current number one host. He beat four senior hosts such as the likes of Tantowi Yahya, Helmy Yahya, and Darius.

Choky, who hosts the highest-rated reality show “Take Me Out Indonesia” which airs every day, is not likely a mere TV presenter but also celebrity, considering that plenty of fans waiting for his regular appearance.

He started his career as a radio DJ for almost three years before getting into television industry as a journalist for politics, law, and social issues. Following his soul call, Choky left the journalistic world, and through several castings, and the ups and downs, he finally earned huge success.

Here is his recent interview taken from Kompas this month where he answers fans questions.

How does it feel to be a celebrity who shows up on TV everyday? It is known that infotainment has the dark side, how do you make it out?

I do thank God for giving me the chance to present on TV every day. I feel so happy and proud I can be of use to society through my talent. I suppose, in showbiz world, I need to keep my principles of life by putting the standard into practice according to my own faith and family’s values.

Who is your inspiration of life, especially in doing your career as presenter? Are there any specific criteria for hosting the show?

Honestly, God is my chief inspiration for He presents other figures of inspiration in my life, like my father and mother. They have taught me the attitude to life and a good paragon, who encourages me to move forward in career and life. I admire most of senior presenters in Indonesia, from Bob Tutupoly to the generation right before me. I learn a lot from these people.

Since there are so many choices of TV programs, for sure I choose the program best suite my character and capacity as a host.

I’ve been fond of you from the first time you hosted a music show on one of the channels. You look so lively in every way. How do you keep your spirit and energy intact?

Thank you for the compliment. I’m the kind of person who practices healthy life. I consume nutriment, exercise, and have enough rest as well. But above of all, I have trained my soul and mind to be grateful, and keep the works up, because God has provided me the path and talents to serve. So there’s no reason to not be lively in life!

According to you, is rating everything for a host? What is the measure of success in hosting a show?

For me, as a host, the feeling of satisfaction when hosting a show is like a tree planted on the brink of the water flow. It always brings freshness back to me and encourages me to do it again the next shooting. Idealistic-wise, a smile from our loyal viewer should be enough reason for us to keep running this program.

Rating indeed is important because it’s related to credibility and positioning of a program, also revenue for the TV station itself through commercials, which consequently helps maintain the program as well.

There are two things to measure the success of hosting the show for me: how far my talent can grow, and how is the respond of people towards me and the programs I host.

How do you keep the cheerfulness before the camera when you’re in a bad mood?

Try reflecting good things happened to you. Ponder the sweet things, plant in your heart some positive things, and there oozes your strength.

Choky, how big is your desire to get success?

As big as my heart and mind. All visions, missions, dreams to get success, and tools that I have are in my heart and mind. I thank God for everything that I have achieved today. But the best is yet to come.

You said you wanted to be a singer. When will you make it real? And when will you get married?

At the moment I’m still focusing on five regular TV programs and still looking for the chance to finish the songs my friend created. I ask for your support and prayer so that my project will be well-accepted by people. I will announce my marriage at the right time.

Do you have interesting experience or most memorable quotes from Mario Teguh when you hosted “Mario Teguh the Golden Ways”?

Several months hosting the show “Mario Teguh Golden Ways”, I got so much enlightenment. One of the quotations I remember is when Mr. Mario reminded us how great God who created and loved us is. And since God is great, don’t ask little things or too little. Ask big things to Him -who will faithfully give with His munificently. Our task is being a creature apt to receive it. How super Mr. Mario is! Hehehe…

What did you do to come up as a famous presenter like now?

I value every effort and things I do, and learn from the process God has allowed to happen in my life until now. I practice my tongue to speak words, my body gesture according to my character, and open my mind to everything that helps me expand my knowledge reference. I also train my sensitivity to be more empathized toward other people and environment.

What are the tips to be a famous presenter like you?

Learn to be a good public speaker, consistent on it, bring the best you’ve got into every real “arena”, be patient in waiting the moment to get promoted, and the most important is stay humble when doing all those things.

Of many contestants of “Take Me/Him Out”, are there some who finally get married?

As far as I know, there are several couples will get married soon. I’m happy they who met in our programs can make the more serious commitment afterward.

Can I know your Facebook or e-mail?

You can contact me via Twitter: @VictorySitohang. My Facebook: chokysitohangfull. Other than that are fakes. I rarely open my Facebook and more make contacts with fans via Twitter.

Have you ever thought of becoming the contestant in your show “Take Me/Him Out”?

Ha-ha-ha, it happened across my mind, if I were not the host and still single. Considering the big chance of self-promoting in this show.

Do you have a desire to be the member for house of representative like some other artists do? What do you think of those who work for both professions, as politicians and entertainers?

At the moment I’m just focusing on entertainment. Maybe after finishing my study at political communications science, and if the time is conducive for that, I will get into politics. In my opinion, people have different capacity. Some are able to bisect their concentration in two fields, some only in one field. Whatever choice one has decided, just do the best you can do for God and society. Don’t ever waste the calling.

source: http://indonesianheartthrob.blogspot.com

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    • dini ayudia
    • October 31st, 2010

    Haa… Love Choky Sitohang too🙂

    Menurut saya, dia salah satu presenter yang eksis di dunia hiburan saat ini.
    Selain secara phisicly dia oke, tutur katanya selalu sopan dan membangun🙂

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