Thursday, May 26

Semester Two: Recap

I feel bad for neglecting this blog for quite a while now… Semester two is almost over and I cannot wait for the Ramadan and the holidays! While I cannot write every specific detail of what I’ve been through this semester, here’s a glimpse of my semester two:

Phylum: Chordata / Class: Reptilia
Species: Chelonia mydas

Practical Activities
So basically, this semester my class had two subjects that involved practical activities (actually three, but we don’t really count swimming as a practical activity) which are zoology and ichthyology. In Zoology, we learned about the different phylums that exist in our big blue planet, and in Ichthyology we learned about fish and their general existence (gonads, fecundity, distribution, morphology, etc.) Everything was fun while it lasted. My drawing skills grew quickly, as we always draw what we see during practical activities. 

My work for Easter

Uni Organisation: Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa and Kepanitiaan (committee)
This year I decided to join the faculty’s student council as a member of the Communication and Information Department. It suits my area of interests definitely, as it plays with social media, graphics, picture, design, and so on. I wanted to take the ‘Interest and Talent’ department, but I was transferred to this department instead. Having designing skills is a great thing to have, thus people ask for your help to become a part of the event committee. This semester only, I joined two faculty committees, one external committee, and got two jobs. Being in the student council and in the 3D section of a committee got its perks, but man it’s exhausting.

Le Boyfriend
Finally got myself a boyfriend! Haha! I am so grateful to have my friend as my boyfriend. He helps me with so many things like fixing my toilet plumbing, accompanying me doing my work which took hours to finish, reminding me to pray everyday, taking care of me when I am not capable of taking care of myself, teaching me how to ride the motorcycle, etc. Happy me :)

The Temper Trap is coming to Jakarta on Wednesday for a special acoustic showcase at a top secret spot and we are inviting 4 lucky people to join the showcase! Those 4 lucky people will also have the chance to meet & greet them in person. Join #TheTemperTrapSpecialShowcase competition and be 1 of the 4 lucky winners! How to join: 1. Regram this photo or simply take a screenshot of this picture and post it on your account 2. Start your caption with "I wanna join #TheTemperTrapSpecialShowcase this Wednesday because...." followed with your reason. Convince us that we should pick you as the winner! 3. Include the hashtag #TheTemperTrapSpecialShowcase #WTF16 in the caption 4. Tag @We.The.Fest on the photo 5. Post your submission before Tuesday, 10 May at 3 PM Jakarta time We will pick 4 lucky winners with the most convincing answers! This is your opportunity to all the massive fans out there! Good luck!
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We The Fest 2016
This is one of the things I am excited most this holiday!!!! Ismaya’s annual We The Fest is back, and they’re bringing more artists within two days! The artists I am most excited for are THE TEMPER TRAP, The 1975, Mark Ronson, Barasuara, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Naif, and The Trees and The Wild.

Mudik: Jakarta.
Ahh yes, of course. My trip back to Jakarta this semester will not be a two hour plane trip. Instead, it’s going to be a four days train trip with my friends! We’re planning on visiting Malang and Yogyakarta on our way to Jakarta. During this time though, we would be fasting, thus the places we’re visiting won’t consume too much of our energy. We’ve booked hostels in Malang and Yogyakarta, and going to buy the train tickets soon. I’ll share my itinerary and budgetary as soon as I get back to Jakarta. Everything is coming very fast and I cannot wait!

Friday, April 1


University has been choking me with practical reports, thus the lack of posts I've been making. Here are my mood boosters for the past week, and hope it'll boost your mood as well! :)

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source unknown from movie Submarine (2010)

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To listen during silent nights and in between studies:

Friday, February 19

Saturday, February 13

Sun-kissed: Nusa Penida


One of the perks of living in Bali is the plenty amount of public holidays you get, due to the many ceremonies and prayers the major belief (Hindu) has to do. For the non-Hindus, that means a holiday. An escape. People figure that being in Bali itself is already an escape, but sometimes you need to escape to another island. To experience different people, culture, places, food and so on. This February, we get a week of holiday, thanks to Chinese New Year and local event Galungan. Out of the blue, a few friends and I decided to head back to our friend’s home, Nusa Penida. 

Monday, January 25

Warm Companies: Bedugul


7.00 am

On January 23rd - 24th, half of the kids from my major (marine sciences) decided to have a weekend together. We decided to rent a villa at north Bali, Bedugul. The villa itself was beautiful, and the view was even better. Our hours together were spent with random dances, water games, picnics, snuggling under the blankets, sleeps, and of course, plenty of food! Sadly, our bonfire didn't happen due to the non-stop rain Bedugul has provided. But not even the rain could stop us from having fun.

Tuesday, January 5


It's kind of disappointing, because by the end of 2015, I was very busy that I didn't have the time to make my 2016 resolutions, as I always do. My 2015 ended with a practical test, where at midnight I fell asleep in a hotel at Seminyak with my dearest cousins, only hearing sounds of fireworks from a distance. And began 2016 with a relaxing walk at Seminyak Beach, continued by a night flight to Jakarta.

But since 2016 has just begun, there's no harm in making a new year's resolutions now. Therefore, my 2016 resolutions are:

1. Participate in an activity where it will take me to new places. In other words, travel more. 
2. Be straightforward, but gentle and kind. Because you never really know when things are going to stop.
3. Be healthier, in which I would have to take more care of my body (I would have to keep my stable weight, increase my height a bit more, create a clean environment, eat healthy food, and the list goes on.)
4. Expand my relationship bank account, as well as my personal bank account.

I'll only be in Jakarta a week plus a few days, and I'm spending it with my friends and family, while also doing my practical activity reports. Life is tough in marine sciences, but I'll manage it.

"Invest in people who invest in you."

Saturday, January 2

Bali Underwater: Tulamben

In the middle of all the madness that has been happening on campus (plenty of assignments and practical reports), my cousins, aunt, and uncle invited me to dive with them... Of course I said yes. Luckily the six of us achieved our diving license in 2013, thus we can dive without a fuss. We decided to dive at Tulamben, Karangasem where the USS Liberty Shipwreck is located, and stayed at Matahari Tulamben Resort, Dive & Spa. Here's a short video on the diving trip (don't forget to change the quality to the fullest!):

Song: Lights - Ellie Goulding
Camera: GoPro Hero4