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. Continue reading

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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Ulang Tahun, Umur Bertambah atau Berkurang?

Hari ini aku ulang tahun yang ke-24. Kata teman-temanku yang sesama awardee LPDP, aku masih terbilang cukup muda. Tapi tentu saja mereka bilang begitu karena kami sebaya atau karena mereka lebih tua dari aku. Mas dan mbak, suami istri, yang tinggal serumah denganku juga berkata aku umur segini masih muda. Tentu mereka bilang begitu, karena mereka membandingkannya dengan umur mereka sendiri. Aku sendiri, dalam sudut pandangku, merasa aku sudah cukup tua tetapi aku merasa aku belum mencapai banyak hal. Miley Cyrus saja sudah mau meluncurkan album yang ke-6, sedangkan aku menerbitkan jurnal saja belum pernah. What have I done in my life?

Lalu, ketika aku berulang tahun dulu, aku selalu mengharapkan banyak ucapan dan hadiah dari siapapun. Pokoknya yang namanya ulang tahun harus istimewa karena kejadian ini cuman setahun sekali. Namun hari ini aku merasa, ulang tahun, terus kenapa? I’m not really expecting someone says happy birthday to me, I don’t really know why. Aku merasa banyak hal yang lebih penting dari sekedar perayaan ulang tahun. Sekali lagi aku merasa pencapaianku belum banyak dan aku tidak berhak merayakan hal tersebut. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

Studying at Indonesia Uni vs Australia Uni

G’day mate!

Today I’m going to talk about the differences between studying at Indonesia Uni and Australia Uni. This is based on my under graduate experience at Universitas Brawijaya and currently, I’m studying Applied linguistics at Monash University. I will generalize what’s happen if you study in Indonesia and Australia, but maybe you could have the different experience with me. So if you want to disagree with what I’m saying, you can drop a comment below!

So, shall we start?

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