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Wajar Saja

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
Om saya pernah bercerita tentang teman beliau yang dulu disekolahkan oleh pemerintah Indonesia ke Jerman. Sebut saja Pak X. Pak X dibiayai oleh pemerintah untuk bersekolah di Jerman, dengan jurusan teknik sayap pesawat. Setelah menyelesaikan studinya di Jerman dengan cemerlang, Pak X pun kembali ke Indonesia dengan harapan bisa membangun negerinya melalui ilmu yang sudah beliau dapatkan selama bersekolah di luar negeri. Ilmu yang sangat bermanfaat karena bisa menyokong industri pesawat terbang di Indonesia. Bisa jadi ilmu tersebut dapat memperbaiki produksi pesawat terbang lokal, sehingga Indonesia tidak perlu lagi mengimpor pesawat dari luar negeri. Akan tetapi, setelah menyelesaikan studi dan kembali ke Indonesia serta diterima untuk bekerja di badan usaha pesawat terbang negara, beliau justru diberi sebuah ruang kantor; berisi meja dan kursi. Mungkin beliau diminta mengerjakan masalah administrasi (?) karena dianggap karyawan baru (?).Tidak ada laboratorium…

Do Not Read This

Basically these are just several unimportant sentences that came up on my mind since I came to Japan.
However, I don't feel like posting them on Twitter nor Facebook although these might be suitable for those social sites. I'm just not that kind of person.

"That moment when you're so used to drinking tap water that when you're doing wudhu with tap water it feels like you're having wudhu with water for drinking."

"That moment when it's extremely cold that you want to take a shower only because the shower's water temprature could reach up to 40c or more."

"That monent when you slow down your bike even on flat roads not because you're tired but because it's freaking cold that you can not even bear the wind."

"Betapapun sebuah tulisan atau status atau tweet memiliki makna yang sangat baik dan bermanfaat, kalau disertai dengan kata-kata kasar, meski tujuannya for emphasizing things, bagi saya nilainya sangat buruk."…

What I've Been Doing After The Yosakoi Festival Long... Long Ago

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.

These are what I've been doing after the Yosakoi Festival post I wrote a long time ago, haha :P




October 11th, 2012. I went to a small mochi store near my dorm. I was with Charlie and Mariko :D We ate several kind of mochi (red bean, shoyu, and sesame) and got a free Sendai-special zunda mochi! It was fun :)




October 14th, 2012. Zuihoden! It was one of several tourism spots in Sendai. Zuihoden is the place of Masamune Date's Mausoleum. I went with Intan, Mariko, Mio-san, Bin, and Hong. It was fun :) I even had a chance to hold a Japanese traditional instrument and watch the show! It was a special event held only on that day. Cool :')





October 25th, 2012. The day was first begun with Shalat Ied at Sendai Mosque. It was Idul Adha. Eid Mubarak! Hehe. At night, IPLA students were to celebrate our first monthversarry! We went to eat ramen (No, don't get me wrong. I ate yakisoba since ramens are all not-halal, haha). Afterwards, we went to a high building t…

End of Autumn Contemplation

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
I could have been born in a rich family, that can pay all the tuition and living fee of studying in other countries, a family that can have a nice, relaxing holiday to several countries each year so that I do not have to strive all by my own to get a chance to go abroad. My parents could have at least try to hire a musical teacher so that I can play classic piano, or guitar, or violin, or even harp. But it did not happen. 
I could have been trying to participate in an exchange program next year, but then I am already here now. If that happens, I might not be able to flexibly change my concentration on my management major. This place which I am living in could have been Tokyo, but this is Sendai instead. If it was Tokyo, my monthly stipend would just gone off the air each month. Little or no money to save at all. But no, that is not happening.
There are so many things that could have happened to me, but it didn't. Those things could be a good thing or a bad…

Trivial Things About Japan

Almost every toilets have those buttons to control the flush, bidet, water sounds, water temperature, and other stuffs. But one toilet may differ with others. One has a manual flush, others might have sensor which will make the toilets flush themselves when you walked out of the toilet! (I have been in this one before and I was pretty confused of how I could get it flushed haha).They have many flavors for many things. They have zunda, green tea, corn, and even adult-adjusted sweet flavors for KitKat. It is also said that Baskin Robbins here has more than 31 flavors. Ah, they also have curry or even charcoal flavored ice cream (never tried any of those but I will, someday haha).Your bicycle can never be used for carrying other people. One bicycle is only for one person. You also cannot ride bicycle without lights on at night, you are not allowed to use earphones while riding bicycle, and you cannot hold an umbrella with one of your hand while riding a bicycle on rainy days. Police offi…

Mengejar Mimpi

Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
Terkadang, mimpi tidak akan tercapai dengan mudah, atau tidak secepat yang kamu kira. Atau mungkin tidak tercapai sama sekali. Tapi tidak pernah ada yang salah dengan bermimpi, perjuangkanlah mimpimu sebisa mungkin. Bermimpilah, seolah kamu akan hidup selama-lamanya.
Manusia hanya bisa berusaha. Pada akhirnya, saya percaya bahwa yang menentukan waktu yang tepat atau adalah Allah. Mungkin bisa lebih cepat, atau lebih lama dari yang kita duga. Tapi percayalah bahwa setiap kejadian telah diatur oleh Tuhan dan Dia-lah yang lebih tahu waktu yang tepat untuk kita.
Sejak SMP, saya bermimpi untuk bersekolah di Jepang. Sejak kelas VIII atau IX, bahkan, saya beberapa kali mengunjungi Japan Education Fair, mencari informasi ke Kedubes Jepang di Indonesia, bahkan mengunjungi kantor salah satu universitas Jepang yang dulu sempat saya idam-idamkan.
Bertahun-tahun pun berlalu, saya pun bersekolah di SMA 8 Jakarta, berkuliah di FE UI. Terasa semakin jauh dari mimpi itu. Tapi …