Why Not Ivy League?

This question has been bothering me for quite some time that I had to write it here just to let it out of my mind. Not only people who aren’t really fond of me, oblivious acquaintances, friends (although they never say it explicitly), my mom, but even I myself ask it sometimes. Even though the…

Why I Yearn To Study Abroad

In about 2 weeks from now I will start my first ever study abroad experience in University of Birmingham, UK. Despite the nervousness I can’t seem to hide my excitement either. I’ve been spending hours in front of the laptop to browse everything there is to know about studying abroad and I keep dreaming about…

Going The Distance

Lots of people have been asking my boyfriend and I how in the world do we stand being in the dreaded long distance relationship for a significant amount of time. Well, before I start I guess I have to tell a little bit about our relationship. Haries and I started dating at the end of…

Counting Days in Panic

Yesterday I just realized that there are only 19 days left before I depart to Birmingham (18 days left today!) and I started to feel weird things in my stomach which translated into panic. I consulted to my boyfriend and he casually said that it wasn’t panic, it was excitement. Well, maybe I’m excited too,…

That’s Just What We Do

A couple years ago, back in university, my lecturer said to the students, “People will judge, no matter what. Because that’s what they-and we-do.” His words hit me. I know I often find people who said “Don’t judge me, you don’t know me”, I’ve said it too, most people may have said it too. But,…

About Getting Married

I’ve finally reached the age when question like “When are you getting married?” is not at all inappropriate anymore. Seriously, once my boss asked me this question and when I giggled as the response, he add “What? Why? You’re an adult, not a kid anymore, it’s a normal question to ask.” Christ, he was right.…

2014: A Reflection

It’s obviously a little too late to say Happy New Year, so I’ll just write my reflection of the past year, 2014. Last year was quite a year, there were several things that make it significant, for me. So many ups, making up for several downs. It was one of the toughest and the best…

Sharing Pengalaman Seleksi Beasiswa LPDP

(I couldn’t stress how happy and grateful I am to found out that my name is on the list of LPDP scholarship’s awardees. Throughout the application processes I was hugely helped by some bloggers who had their share of experiences applying for this scholarship, so I make this post hoping this might help and inspires another…

Professional Student

Working in a multinational company had always been my dream since I first worked for my final thesis in the university. One of the reason was because I’ve always wanted to get more international exposure. I want to be a part of international community because I have always seen myself as an International citizen and…