Within a PhD journey, it’s no doubt that studying is important. However, learning to make the time to be grateful & find joy while also making memories in between is also necessary. . I’m not a Google search engine. I’m not a machine. I’m vulnerable. I’m only a soul traveler who takes a learning path…

Preserve – conserve – reserve

For the love of green. . I may not be a vegan or vegetarian but I am a forever-tree-hugger. . I may not have a green thumb but I have unstoppable desire to talk to trees, plants, and flowers (besides cats😁) . I tried to be vegan and vegetarian. My tongue and tastebuds survived but…

Across the White Crosses

Such a lovely day with 3419 white crosses on the Fields of Remembrance at Salamanca Lawn site. . There will be upcoming addition of 1851 white crosses in the final year of 2018 which brings the total of 5270 individuals from Wellington region who died in World War 1 (WW1), 100 years ago. . May…

A Soul Traveler

I am given this body but I am not my body. Inside, I am shapeless. My soul travels to the infinity and beyond where only Allah SWT Knows. . I am a soul traveler. . Ya Rabb, when it is time for me to return to You, let it be all smile and grace. ….

Reflection of April 21st: What “Kartini” Means To Me (2)

Hari Kartini adalah sebuah hari dimana selebrasi dari hati ditujukan untuk memaknai suatu kemandirian yg berbudi pekerti dan berbudaya luhur. Kemandirian yang memerdekakan, mencerahkan, menerangi sekaligus mengasihi dan merengkuh relung hati yang “belum mandiri” karena “terpenjara” oleh kekuatiran, rasa takut, dan keraguan yg membawa energi negatif. Kemandirian yang tak akan pernah lekang oleh waktu dan…

Reflection of April 21st: What “Kartini” Means To Me (1)

  Selain 30 Agustus (When my late grandmother was born) dan 15 Januari (when my mother was born), 21 April selalu mengingatkan saya kepada dua orang perempuan luar biasa yang telah membesarkan saya dengan nilai-nilai kehidupan dan ke-asa-an yang akan senantiasa saya bawa serta sampai saatnya “pulang” nanti. “Hutang” saya tak akan pernah mampu terbayarkan…

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! 🙂