Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hello There!

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; from one topic to another (totally different one). 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.

Monday, October 7, 2013


All I want to hear is ...
The sound of DUG
Followed by your miauw
Sometimes it sounds weak or stable
At other times it sounds as if you haven't eaten for weeks

All I want to see is ...
Your figure near my bathroom
Drinking as if there's no tomorrow
With that particular sound
Of the encounter between your tongue and the water

All I want to touch is ...
Your soft fur
When you're sleeping below the towel stand
Or when you hide underneath my bed when there's a lightning or somebody you don't know

All I ever want now is you to go back home
I have prepared your towel so you can shower after your long adventure
I have bought your favorite flavor of wet food - I've stored them in the fridge. And no, I won't mind just whatever amount you're eating so don't worry
I have prepared your water just outside my bathroom so you can drink to your heart content

This house is ready for you so you can sleep wherever you want to
All I want, now, really, is you

where art thou, cing?

Because I've never prepared my heart to losing you

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

13 Things I Miss About London

1. People speaking on the phone everywhere (almost literally), especially in the bus

2. People saying "excuse me", "Please", "Thanks", "Hi There"

3. People - especially men - opening and holding the door for you

4. The cold breeze

5. Walking in the rain, and suddenly your umbrella turns upside down

6. The cloudy sky (never thought I'd say this)

7. Studying in the library til midnight without anyone to bother you

8. The smell of coffee - first thing in the morning on your way to uni

9. The tourist

10. People speaking in a language you don't know (or know but don't speak)

11. The public transportation, going out at night or even early in the morning - and feeling safe

12. Variety of food - from various places around the world

13. Seeing bits of your homeland - like a becak in a market for example

posting this picture, just because the name of the bank