Call me old-fashioned

Call me old fashioned but sometimes, I just need to get away for a while from the screen and keyboard to do some thinking and sense making with only just papers and pencil. . Handwritten scribbles is important for me to figure out things; not faster but deeper. . To me, a quiet moment from…

On Being an LPDP Awardee

  Terima kasih ya Rabb utk berkahMu. Terima kasih LPDP utk kesempatannya. Terima kasih Pak Jokowi untuk dukungannya. Thank you Victoria University of Wellington for having me. Terima kasih mama untuk doanya. Terima kasih suami untuk doa, support, dan pendampingannya. . On being an awardee of LPDP scholarship. . A PhD journey abroad is more…

Finding Happiness

  One of the valuable and meaningful experiences studying abroad is learning to immersively “educate” myself for truly-actually being happy for someone else’s happiness without the “but”. . Ok. Why on earth should it be”immersively educate”? It is because the learning process needs to be experienced firsthand (not through reading books or watching Youtube video)….

Alumnae’s Speech Video

Upon a very kind request from my almameter; Faculty of Language and Arts, Soegijapranata Catholic University Semarang (UNIKA), this video was created to congratulate “adik-adik” graduates in FLA’s graduation party – December 2017. All the best and Carpe Diem! 🙂  

Diversity; Today’s context in the USA

D.i.v.e.r.s.i.t.y with commitment to serve others. People in USA post Trump starts to learn/acknowledge that the quality of humanity from their leaders is valued BEYOND race, religion, sexual orientation and more to their commitment to serve public needs with integrity. Indonesia? Nanti dulu. Jangan semua2 yg kejadian di negara2 maju langsung di “bawa” ke konteks…

Serat Nitimani

Bebukaning pala krami dudu banda dudu rupa amung ati pawitane”, tegesipun dudu banda punika sanes kasugihanipun raja brana, dudu rupa tegesipun sanes ayu indahing warni, ingkang binasdakaken condong utawi jodho .Pramila saderengipun kapendhet garwa sasaged-saged kapratitisna ing pamilihipun, awit bilih sampun kalajeng rumentah ing sih kawelasan tuwin katresnan, saestu awrat ing pambiratipun, temahan badhe ngengetaken…

MayaNyata; Intertwined “Windows”.

Adalah hak setiap insan untuk berpendapat, namun adalah juga tanggung jawab setiap insan utk berusaha yg terbaik supaya sebisa mungkin tidak menyakiti sesama insan yg lain dengan pendapatnya. Setidaknya, kesopanan dalam bertutur kata patut diapresiasi dibandingkan kebrutalan diksi (jangan digeneralisasi). Saat kau membaca dengan hatimu, kau sudah selangkah lebih maju menjadi penjala segala emosimu. Lebih…

About Blowing Off Some Steam; Dua Pipi

Beberapa sobat-jauh (sahabat yg lagi ada di lain benua) nge-WA saya a wee-while ago, “Wik, hambok tulisen ki lho sing mbiyen kae pernah mbok kandak’ke aku. Mbok menowo onok sing lagi ngalami sing podho, kan yo iso rodok2 ngringanke roso, ngono lho”. Saya udah bolak balik nolak, “halah, ndak perlu lah. Horak penting. Iki lho,…

Intangible Confession (An Indirect Response)

Longer hours at school? Is that really the case? Or is that really a solution? Or is that the priority? Or is that necessarily implemented? From which perspective we view this idea/concept? What can we learn from other countries that have implemented it and failed? What can we learn from other countries that have implemented it…

Spring-Snow-Sledding Time @ Mount Ruapehu!

Ruapehu, with love. This is how it feels to play out in the snow in the spring: cold but quite warm, alhamdulillah 🙂 “Getting in touch” with nature is part of my get-up-and-go-remedy. By doing so, it creates a balance to the vibe I am in now. Luckily, I don’t need to face any nosebleeds…

Thrift-Shop-Ecosystem: Menjumpai Diri di Akar Rumput Rasa-Pikir

Assamualaikum Wr Wb, Salam sejahtera bagi kita semua 🙂 Thrift-Shop-Ecosystem: Menjumpai Diri di Akar Rumput Rasa-Pikir Saya menulis ini lebih untuk “menyapa” diri; mencoba berkenalan kembali dengan diri saya sendiri Sore ini, saya putuskan untuk mlipir sejenak; menyisihkan tumpukan buku-buku dan artikel jurnal yang sudah setengah jalan saya baca. Tadi siang sempat sejenak menghabiskan waktu…