Who likes swimming?

Who likes swimming?

Did you know that Monash University has Water Wise program? It is a sports program that teaches you to swim from the beginning, and it’s free for undergrads and postgrads students. Even more, they have Water Women! Water woman is held every Saturday night 6pm-8pm. It is only woman who can enter the Doug Ellis swimming pool. The staff and the trainers are also women. So, of course, I’m taking the women-only class on Saturday at 7pm.

I joined Water Wise program last semester. They put me in introductory level. I can swim breaststroke though, but apparently, they teach freestyle. Lucky me! At that time I only joined the class for like 5-6 times because I went back to Indonesia, it was summer holiday. Then, I didn’t practice it for four months straight (haha!). Yet, I was able to kick, and I know how I should move my hands. I was also quite good at backstroke; it’s when you swim by lying on the back.  Read more

Foo Fighters Concert at Etihad Stadium Melbourne

Foo Fighters Concert at Etihad Stadium Melbourne

Yesterday, January 30th, was one of the best days of my life!

It was the very first time I went to a concert, and it was a rock concert! It was Foo fighters! For those who don’t know Foo Fighters, it is a band from the US. The vocalist, Dave Grohl, was a drummer at Nirvana band before it dispersed. I think it’s been ten years since the suicide of Kurt Cobain. You know, attending this concert reminded me a lot of Nirvana too. If Kurt Cobain didn’t attempt suicide, I bet he would be a legend.

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Daftar Beasiswa LPDP

Daftar Beasiswa LPDP

Hi! Post ini aku buat karena banyak teman-teman yang bertanya apa langkah-langkah mendaftar beasiswa setelah lulus S1. Karena banyak yang bertanya, jadi aku fikir lebih mudah untuk membuat sebuah post lalu aku tinggal memberikan tautan ke blog ini. 😌 (Dan membuat liburanku lebih berfaedah dan produktif, haha.) 😝

Postingan kali ini aku akan fokus pada tahap-tahap mendaftar beasiswa LPDP, karena aku tahunya beasiswa ini. Aku pernah mencoba beasiswa lain, Australia Award dan Chevening, tetapi membaca persyaratannya saja aku sudah tidak eligible karena beasiswa tersebut mensyaratkan pengalaman kerja beberapa tahun. Padahal aku masih freshgraduate dan pengalaman kerjaku masih beberapa bulan. Read more

Curhat Research Paper

Curhat Research Paper

Semester ini aku ada mata kuliah Language and Intercultural Communication, dan ada final assignment berupa Research Paper. Sebenarnya aku suka research sih, dan aku sudah menulis bagian literature review dengan bahagia karena aku sudah tahu apa yang aku tulis, sampai dosen aku bilang, “Your research is extreme.”

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Studying at Monash University

Studying at Monash University

Hi guys!

I talked about the differences between studying at Indonesia and Australian uni here.  it was about how the lecturers greet us, how do we should call lecturer, some rules including attendance list, coming late to the class, and how to dress up, and about the reading list. Now I’d like to explain more detail about my experiences at Monash University (so far).

1. Library

Firstly, it is the library. Monash has several libraries and you may visit the page here. I study at Monash Clayton where there are three libraries here, that is Matheson Library, Law Library, and Hargrave-Andrew Library. The library which I’ve visited the most is Matheson. Read more

When Intercultural Communication Intertwined within a Group Project

When Intercultural Communication Intertwined within a Group Project

To be honest, because of that one person. My group member consists of me, R (from Australia), and J (from China). We have to culturally constructed concepts or practices for the assignment. R is deaf, so she decided to write about sign names. I talked about the act of hand kissing in Java. Then, J was about to write about Chinese religion. We need to record our conversation as the data, and then analyze it.

I and J had different perception in the very first meeting. In the first meeting, we didn’t have an interpreter and J so freaking confused about how we communicated to R, recorded the data, and so on. I said to her that we could have written communication as a valid data. I knew this because I was an interpreter back then, I communicated with deaf people, and their written communication works as valid as their sign language. But she refused. She believed that written communication won’t work. So, we spent our first meeting ineffectively.  Read more