|purple thing in Centennial Park (a park near where I live)|
I'm starting a new journey! After about 2.5 years leaving school, I am finally starting my PhD! What a dream comes true! Hahaha... Not really!
Yes, I've been wanting to do a phd as soon as I submitted my master dissertation. And I've been seriously sending application for scholarship for a year: to the most desired one KGSP (to go to Korea!), Monbusho (to go to Japan), and LPDP. The first two is really an obsession of mine. I doubt I will get much - academically speaking, since anthropology is not that well-established in the said countries), but I always wanted to do research and live there. So yeah...
Not really, because I was actually unsure about the choice of university that I finally landed in. I applied to two other universities (Heidelberg Uni - Germany and Uni of Edinburgh) before, and made contacts with a potential research supervisor. All of which were rejected. But I attributed that failure to my lack of patience in finding suitable supervisor before I actually made the application. And also to pushing to apply although I knew that my resume did not fit the project description (I applied anyway because my undergrad lecturer talked me through it).
Not really, because I never really settled in this research topic. People said, "you will never be sure about it until you're actually doing it". But it's a bit different for my case since I'm sort of crossing between one discipline to another. So it's a yes or no situation.
But well, anyway, I am finally here. So, I'm going to blogging again. I changed the lay out and everything to start fresh. I will be posting random stuffs, photos of my cooking, places, as well as all the ranting about my study, me missing my cat (I got a new cat!), and me missing Indonesian food.
Oh and one more thing, who knew I'd be back in the first city outside my home country I ever visited? I guess, you never know.