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[story] the rooftop dancer-part 1; crossroad

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unforgettable moments with my student. never my “little” students were so excited.

This dream started when I got a chance to have cultural internship in Omsk, Russia. I went there alone to taste amazing adventure on my very first winter, imagine my excitement back then. Not all people was given a chance to teach English for Elementary, Junior and Senior high school students as well as became an youth ambassador and  guest speaker at Russian television, twice. Huge opportunity to do cultural awareness campaign and introduce Indonesian culture throughout Russia. Too bad I didn’t have chance to visit Indonesian embassy that time.

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filming process for youth TV program

After weeks, I realized that the more I was trying to know about Indonesian culture, I was falling in love with Indonesia even more. Especially when I was alone and away from home, those longing felt even more meaningful. Even to teach simple English, invited new games,  helped teacher taught English effectively, taught them Indonesian traditional music, songs, games, Indonesian traditional ceremony, even Indonesian language and traditional cloth, and so on. The only thing missing was the dancing. In some moments when I shared about Indonesian traditional dancing, I could see how much Continue reading

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[Info] ITB, Indonesia and NTUST, Taiwan Scholarship Available

To those who seek the scholarship to continue their master degree in my former university; ITB (Institut Teknologi Bandung), Indonesia and NTUST (National Taiwan Univeristy of Sciene and Technology)Taiwan. You may look up this website. There’s pretty comprehensive information for both admission and scholarship available.

1. NTUST (National Taiwan Univeristy of Sciene and Technology)Taiwan, admission and Scholarship

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[hobby] The Alchemist; Introduction

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“The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what we want either. We forget about all the obstacles we overcame, all the suffering we endured, all the things we had to give up in order to get this far.”

Years ago, I got this book as a present. It took me almost 4 years to finally I read it this afternoon. “i wish for some inspiration” I said. So I randomly picked a book to accompany my afternoon tea. Glad it’s The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. If you wish for some wisdom and inspiration,this book worth to read for sure.  Here’s the introduction of the book as its 10th anniversary edition. I thought, I should share it to you, all.

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[thought] a timeline -part 2 (final)-

Inspired by timeline review on FB, I came up with such idea, why don’t I share some status which is really meaningful for me over the year, 2013. Maybe, it can inspire you too:). It’s more than just a word, it’s a feeling captured from time to time. Oh ya, please feel free to give me feedback for English as well as the content.

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If you see someone’s life is too perfect, you should take a look more closely to see their deepest pain, and since “the distance” keep them away by living in ‘completely different world’…, so that everyone wont be easy  Continue reading