Running for my Mom: London Winter Run 2017

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago and she has done several chemo, radiation and natural therapy, and a mastectomy. I am very thankful that I still have my mom around. I decided to run for her in the upcoming London Winter Run 2017. I’ve received tremendous support from families and friends. I’ll team-up with four more friends: Arie Prayogo, Eva Renon, Irene … Continue reading Running for my Mom: London Winter Run 2017

Twenty Six

Twenty six, it means I have spent 15 years away from my parents. I first moved from home when I was 11 years old for my junior high school in Padang Panjang, and then Bekasi for my senior high school and finally Bandung for my undergraduate before I had the opportunity to travel to 16 countries around the world. Now, I’m living in London pursuing … Continue reading Twenty Six

Banyak Jalan Menuju “Roma”, Jalan Mana yang Kita Pilih?

Apa yang akan kamu lakukan jika; Bermimpi melanjutkan kuliah ke jenjang Master / PhD. Selama tiga tahun, kamu telah mendapatkan tujuh surat tanda terima (Letter of Acceptance – LoA) dari 7 kampus di Eropa. Akan tetapi beasiswa masih belum didapat untuk menebus LoA tersebut. Akankah kamu bertahan mencari beasiswa atau mengubur mimpi itu? Hidup adalah Pilihan Pilihan melanjutkan kuliah ke jenjang Master dan PhD bagi saya adalah … Continue reading Banyak Jalan Menuju “Roma”, Jalan Mana yang Kita Pilih?

Connecting the Dots

On Saturday, 24 May 2014 I was sharing my stories during IESP FEB UNPAD‘s Career Planning Class. I share the stage with other two IESP Unpad Alumni and also former TA for Computer Application and Econometrics, Eva Nurwita and Rullan Rinaldi (PhD in Economics Candidate at Texas Tech University (TTU), USA). Borrowing Steve Jobs “Connecting the Dots” word, I divided my presentation into three parts; Dreams Social Activities Postgraduate … Continue reading Connecting the Dots

My Favourite Airlines Safety Video: Virgin America

I am a big fan of Sir Richard Branson and I often read his blog. Last March, Alison Feeyney-Hart wrote “Richard Branson’s 10 tips for success” in BBC News. His number 4 tips is “Have fun and look after your team”. About 5 months ago (October 2013), Virgin America launched a new safety video and for me this is one of the many implementations of Richard Branson’s number … Continue reading My Favourite Airlines Safety Video: Virgin America

Why I Chose King’s College London?

In May 2013 I met with Andy Sumner (Director of King’s International Development at King’s College London) when he came to Bandung to present his latest research at FEB UNPAD Lecture Series. He is a good friend of Pak Arief Anshory Yusuf, Director of the Center for Economics and Development Studies – CEDS where I am currently working as a junior researcher. It took a few … Continue reading Why I Chose King’s College London?

Bermimpilah…!

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney Mimpi Indonesia Emas 2045 Kata kunci untuk hari pertama program pengayaan LPDP Angkatan 8 adalah MIMPI. Bapak Abdul Kahar (Direktur Beasiswa LPDP) secara gamblang mengungkapkan bahwa dasar dari Beasiswa Pendidikan Indonesia yang dikelola oleh LPDP ini adalah mimpi Indonesia Emas tahun 2045. Mimpi tersebut berawal dari salah satu laporan … Continue reading Bermimpilah…!

Day 0: Program Kepemimpinan LPDP-8

CIPUTAT – Syahida Inn Jika dibandingkan dengan tahun-tahun sebelumnya, bagi saya tahun 2013 merupakan salah satu tahun terbaik saya. Di tahun 2013 ini saya mendapatkan dua beasiswa sekaligus dan akhirnya saya harus melepas beasiswa DAAD Jerman di HTW Berlin dan memantapkan hati untuk mengambil Beasiswa Pendidikan Indonesia (BPI) yang dikelola oleh Lembga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP). Beasiswa ini sendiri lebih dikenal dengan nama beasiswa LPDP. … Continue reading Day 0: Program Kepemimpinan LPDP-8