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PK-51 LPDP: Edisi Kopdar Bandung dan Panggilan Perdana

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Hari ketiga, dan ada baiknya memulai silaturahmi dengan teman-teman terdekat terlebih dahulu. Kopdar kali ini dihadiri Mas Jevin, Fajrin, Mas Uno, Mbak Lia, Mbak Meli dan Pak Eka. Kami berbicara santai saja sembari bertukar pengalaman mengenai proses wawancara. Selain itu aspirasi-aspirasi dari teman di Bandung juga menjadi catatan saya untuk disampaikan ke forum. Panggilan Perdana Saya cukup beruntung tidak mendapatkan informasi pukul 00.00. Hari ini sekitar pukul 19.30 saya mendapat kabar bahwa saya harus menghadap ke kantor LPDP besok pada pukul 08.00. Sayangnya semua tiket travel HABIS karena besok adalah hari senin.
Beruntungnya saya mendapatkan tiket bus pada pukul 02.30. Lumayan lega rasanya. Sampai bertemu besok, semoga menyenangkan.  Value Ditengah kepanikan karena ada masalah, hari ini angkatan kami belajar bagaimana menyikapi masalah secara responsif. Pun ada risiko, ternyata setelah keputusan diambil dan harapan sesuai, ada rasa kepuasan yang amat mendalam. Syukurlah.
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PK-51 LPDP: Kemunculan Awal dan Saatnya Berlari

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PK LPDP 51! Di sanalah tempat saya akan "bersemayam" selama mengalami program pelatihan. Senang sekali rasanya sudah termasuk di dalam komunitas yang tentu bukan berisi orang-orang sebarangan.
Tugas pertama langsung diberikan besertaan dengan pemberitahuan, saya pun siap untuk mengencangkan sabuk agar tidak tertinggal dalam proses PK ini.  Calon Ketua Angkatan Dikarenakan jumlah ketua angkatan yang kurang, maka kala itu saya bersedia untuk menjadi back-up alias menjadi calon ketua angkatan (Pra-PK) karena kebetulan kandidat yang bisa memenuhi kriteria LPDP jumlahnya tidak banyak, akhirnya saya menjadi volunter (hitung-hitung untuk menjadikan kontribusi pertama saya di PK -51).
Luar biasa, saya tidak menyangka mendapat sambutan yang begitu antusias dari teman-teman (dari sana saya mendapatkan feedback). Pun demikian, pada awalnya saya hanya berperan sebagai "pelengkap", maka saya dan teman saya mencoba memberikan saran pada forum agar memilih calon yang lebih kompe…

Tips LPDP

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Saya mau para pembaca berani bermimpi dan berpikir “Syafira yang gini aja bisa, berarti saya juga bisa” - Syafira Fitri Auliya
Kutipan diatas merupakan kutipan luar biasa yang bersumber dari kakak tingkat semasa kuliah dahulu. Pun saya termasuk dalam kategori "pas-pasan". Tidak memiliki LoA dari Universitas (tujuan pun belum tahu kemana), kemampuan Bahasa Inggris yang payah (pernah mempunyai skor TOEFL 467), kecerdasan intelektual yang pas-pasan, dan segudang kekurangan lainnya.
Namun demikian, LPDP masih saja berbaik hati mau memberikan slot beasiswa-nya kepada orang yang berkategori "pas-pasan". Jadi, saya sepertinya mempunyai tanggung jawab untuk menyebarkan semangat ini ke penjuru negeri. Yang teman-teman butuhkan hanya satu hal: MIMPI.
Tips ini mengacu kepada syarat pemenuhan beasiswa LPDP Periode ke IV tahun 2015. Sebelum masuk ke bagian teknis, ada baiknya kita berkenalan dulu dengan beasiswa LPDP. Kenapa Beasiswa LPDP?Full Scholarship. Paket Lengkap. Melip…

Tips Wawancara LPDP (Seleksi Substantif)

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Kita boleh kalah pintar, tapi kita tidak boleh kalah siap - anonymous Seleksi substantif terdiri dari tiga bagian: Tes Wawancara,Leaderless Group Discussion (LGD), danEssay on the Spot Karena tulisan ini panjang, pada bagian ini saya hanya akan membahas mengenai Tes Wawancara terlebih dahulu. Persiapan Pra Wawancara  Menurut kabar angin, tes wawancara memiliki porsi penilaian paling besar dalam seleksi substantif. Jadi persiapkan dengan matang ya proses wawancara ini :) Berikut beberapa tips yang bisa saya berikan untuk mempersiapkan diri menghadapi tes ini. Batasi Jumlah Riset. Pengetahuan memang penting, namun terlalu banyak "membuka tips" akan sangat membebani diri. Bacalah dan fokus pada 5-10 tips yang anda dapatkan ketika berselancar di dunia maya. Pastikan tips tersebut berkualitas :DKuasai Essay. Jelas sekali pewawancara akan "mengejar" isi essay dan formulir aplikasi teman-teman. Memang tidak semua, hanya sampling saja. Semua yang teman-teman tulis di dalam …

Tips Essay LPDP

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Kali ini saya akan mencoba mengupas tips menulis essay LPDP dalam ranah yang lebih teknis.  Terdapat dua hal yang harus dikombinasikan: hasil riset data dan pengalaman pribadi. Kombinasi dari fakta dan realitas hidup akan membuat essay ini menjadi lebih hidup bagi pembaca. Menulislah dengan hati. Masukkan perasaan anda dalam tulisan dan fokus. Cara saya memasuki mode ini biasanya dengan fokus di kamar sembari mendengarkan alunan lagu instrumental. Temukan cara anda sendiri. ESSAY 1Kontribusiku Bagi Indonesia: kontribusi yang telah, sedang dan akan saya lakukan untuk masyarakat / lembaga / instansi / profesi komunitas saya (500-700 kata)

Dari penjabaran diatas, sudah jelas bahwa ada pertanyaan yang harus teman-teman jawab: kontribusi yang telah, sedang, dan akan dilakukan. Clue ini saya rasa sudah sangat jelas.

Saya sangat senang menggunakan kerangka kerja "segitiga terbalik", mulailah dengan latar belakang yang general hingga spesifik, kemudian berikan solusi berupa kontribu…

Tidak Cumlaude, Lomba Poster, dan Perjalanan Masing-Masing

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Tidak CumlaudeJangankan berpikiran cumlaude, dahulu kala pada tingkat satu cita-cita saya hanya sebatas "lulus" dengan IPK > 3 sudah merupakan cita-cita yang rasional. Deras dan rimbanya tingkat perkulihan di ITB menambatkan saya pada cita-cita sederhana tersebut. 
Tidak "cumlaude" sebenarnya tidak ada korelasi apapun dengan ambisi maupun target saya selama kuliah. Namun pada penghujung, sedikit terselip bahwa ada "sedikit penyesalan" bahwasanya tidak bisa mempersembahkan "apa-apa" ketika orang tua datang menghadiri malam syukuran wisuda dan prosesi wisuda . Orang tua tidak bisa mendapatkan "tempat duduk spesial", tidak ada prosesi apapun, hening. Mengikhlaskan, Lomba Poster, dan Cara Lain Saya meminta maaf karena kala itu tidak bisa mempersembahkan "apa-apa" kepada orang tua saya. Saya memohon izin karena tidak bisa memberikan apa yang saya berikan ketika masa SD sampai SMA (tempat spesial, penghargaan terbaik, dan hal-ha…

"Menghina Tuhan"

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Saya mampir sebentar ke Kompas TV, hanya sekian menit saja, tapi saya merasa bahwa saya mendapatkan beberapa value yang layak saya bagikan. Ini merupakan salah satu program "A Day With" dengan bintang tamu kala itu adalah Sujiwo Tejo. Menghina Tuhan Jangan kira cara menghina Tuhan hanya dengan cara membakar Kitab Suci, menjelek-jelekkan Nabi, dan hal yang tersentuh dengan agama lainnya. 
Tanpa disadari, ada hal-hal yang selalu kita lakukan untuk menghina tuhan. Hal tersebut diantaranya: khawatir akan tidak adanya pekerjaan, khawatir akan skripsi yang tidak selesai-selesai, khawatir akan usaha yang tidak lancar, khawatir akan ini, itu, dan hal lainnya. 
Pertanyaan sederhananya? bukankah semua sudah "digariskan"? dan bukankah tugas kita hanya "menjalani" dan "berusaha:" sembari berdoa untuk mendapatkan hasil yang terbaik? Anak-Anak Masa Kini Beliau menuturkan anak masa kini terlalu banyak "memikirkan", terlalu banyak khawatir akan hal-h…

Perjalanan ke Raja Ampat (Day 2)

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Spot-spot di Raja Ampat terpisah dari satu pulau ke pulau lainnya. Jadi tidak ada pilihan selain menyewa speedboat agar bisa mengunjungi spot tersebut. Ada lima spot yang kami kunjungi, tapi beberapa yang lumayan berkesan ada tiga spot (sebenarnya namanya susah, jadi saya lupa haha). Kelima spot ini kami kunjungi dalam satu hari. Batu Pensil Gagal paham kenapa disebut "Batu Pensil", cukup untuk pemanasan (karena memang cuacanya sangat menyengat). Pianemo
Oke selamat, ketika sudah berada di Pianemo berarti teman-teman sudah ke Raja Empat. Pianemo merupakan Icon dari Raja Ampat.   Sepengetahuan saya, sebelum bisa masuk ke area ini teman-teman harus melapor terlebih dahulu ke suatu pos pendaftaran untuk melakukan registrasi. Kami hanya berfoto-foto saja di tempat ini. Pasir Timbul Sebelum ke Pasir Timbul, kami melalui dua spot dulu untuk snorkeling (yang saya lupa namanya itu loh!). Terus kenapa pasir tenggelam? Karena ketika menuju jam 1 siang pasir ini sudah tenggelam karena …

Perjalanan ke Raja Ampat (Day 1)

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Understanding the Beauty of Raja Ampat Karena dengan cara apapun, nampaknya pemahaman saya akan keindahan Raja Ampat tidak akan pernah mencapai titik jenuh. Ia memang begitu indah, hamparan lautan yang membiru, terumbu karang dan kekayaan bawah lautnya, keindahan gugusan pulau-pulau, maka jadilah salah satu tempat terbaik yang pernah saya kunjungi.  Raja Ampat Raja Ampat adalah Kabupaten di Papua Barat, berjarak sekitar tiga jam dari pintu masuk Papua yaitu Kota Sorong. Penggunaan kapal cepat merupakan pilihan yang bijaksana ketika teman-teman ingin menyeberang.  Kabupaten Raja Ampat terdiri dari gugusan pulau-pulau. Maka pulau pertama yang menjadi persinggahan adalah Pulau Waisai. Di sini akan terdapat banyak resort, cukup untuk bermalam satu hari. Di pulau ini kita sudah bisa menikmati pantai dan kegiatan snorkeling yang luar biasa.  Untuk hari pertama ini, pastikan teman-teman sudah membawa pakaian renang full set untuk menikmati indahnya laut Raja Ampat. Saya amat teramat terpuka…

Tips Mendapatkan LoA (Letter of Acceptance) dari University of Sussex

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Do you believe in love at first sight? Saya tidak punya alasan pasti kenapa mencoba melakukan apply ke University of Sussex (jurusan Information Technology with Business and Management). Nampaknya saya mengalami jatuh cinta pada pandangan pertama, maka saya pun mencoba untuk apply. Begitu saja, iya begitu.

Setelah saya melakukan riset lebih jauh, persyaratan yang diminta juga sederhana, yaitu "hanya" melakukan proses pemberkasan. Jadi, tunggu apa lagi?
Barangkali ada teman-teman yang sudah berniat atau mengalami kecelakan sehingga menunjukkan arahnya ke Universitas ini, berikut saya berikan beberapa tips untuk mendapatkan LoA master degree dari University of Sussex. International Qualification. Untuk Negara Indonesia, International Qualification yang diperlukan adalah IPK lebih dari 3.5, Menyeramkan bukan? Karena IPK saya kurang dari 3.5 (dengan margin yang tidak terlalu jauh), saya mencoba menyampaikan keadaan saya. Dan balasan e-mail pun datang, mereka masih mempertimbangk…

Prosa - Film Pendek

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Salah satu video yang sangat layak untuk ditonton. Prosa mengenai perjuangan dan kecintaan terhadap negeri.
Perjuangan Adalah Sebagian Dari Ibadah - Beliau Jadi, tetap semangat untuk semua para pembaca yang sedang berjuang dalam segala lini kehidupan ini. Semoga, Insya Allah, semua perjuangan tersebut akan diterima kelak sebagai nilai ibadah.

The Most Significant Transportation Innovation: Aircraft

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From my point of view, the most significant transportation innovation of the past 200 years is aircraft. Aircraft have been fulfilled thousands dream of people by discovering a new way to go. The world has successfully been changed since the innovation found.
First of all, the first reason of aircraft is titled as the most innovative transportation discovery over the world because of its efficiency. The efficiency comes from the time domain. Comparing to the old one, to transport people from one island to another one required long time of period and process. One of the examples is condition in Indonesia.  To move people from the Kalimantan Island to Java Island, the amount of time necessary is about three days. Transforming to the new way, it only takes forty five minutes to reach the next point of destination (Java Island). This is only one example, I strongly believe we saved and reduced the amount of time necessary from 100% to 10%.The efficiency goes along the secondary requireme…

Happy 70th Independence Day, My Country!

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Every commemoration about Indonesia Independence Day always has different stories, but one thing that I know is about the spirit, the spirit to be proud as an Indonesian! Through tons of hindrance in difference sector: economic, politic, and technology, we Indonesian always love our country. Different ways Take a look in the smallest community in geographical sector, like village. Different tradition, attraction, traditional competition was organized to bring the spirit of independence to the deepest part of our heart. Some people contributes in prestigious ceremony, the other contribute as a committee in independence day activity, where ever someone attended invitation to the government house. We are here same, we bring back our spirit through this commemoration event. Happy birthday, happy birthday, Indonesia.

AYLA-ASEAN Youth Exchange 2015 (5): Pulau Ubin Camp

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I am going to to tell my lovely strangers about one of the most memorable activity during the AYLA Youth Exchange 2015, Pulau Ubin Camp. This camp was held on 1 to 3 August 2015, with nobody expected what will be happened on the camp. For your information, this camp jus like Hunger Games, we need to survive without toilet, without taking shower, without bed, decent meal, etc. Luckily, i'd experienced worse then this camp, when i hiked to Cikuray Mountain in my country.  AYLA Initiation Night During the long night, we'd had camp fire activity. After that, on that wonderful night, we'd officially been inaugurated as an Asean Youth Leader Association (AYLA) new member after fought in confident walk to overcome our fear. 
We also needed to perform our skill/ability to amuse the current member of AYLA-International. I really had no idea in that time, so i just look up my phone, looking the lyrics of a song, then singing like a pro. The Whole Activity As a summary of the activi…

The Ideas to Inhibit Deforestation

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Deforestation caused by human activity is happening in many parts of the world, with serious results in environment. To inhibit the impacts of deforestation, there are many possible things to be done which will be explained in this essay. First of all, the idea comes from the law sectors. The government and the law actors must create and implement the law about deforestation. If some specifics private sector want to do the logging activity, they must passed the environment impact test from certified institute. One of the example is the law that implemented in Indonesia. This law is called AMDAL (Environmental Impact Assessment). The AMDAL test included the various sectors of environmental, such as: infrastructure, neighborhood psychological, habitats assessment impact, etc. If those private sector pass the examination and assessment, they could do the logging activity based on the contract on the AMDAL.
The second idea is about keeping the logging target as a natural resource. Rather th…

AYLA-ASEAN Youth Exchange 2015 (4): Sentosa Island

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I have never been dream before to take a single shoot in Universal Studio, Singapore. Luckily, the session today was organized in the Sentosa Island where the Universal Studio is located. The 3rd day activity was amazing race. Amazing race is a competition to complete the quest which had been given by the instructor. In order to complete the tasks, the participant must go to somewhere based on the clue given. After find the "secret place", we must do something to fulfill the request. The more you complete the task, the more you give the points.  Sontosa Island The term of "island" here is absolutely the "true island" because the total amount of the area is totally big. In my opinion, I need about a month to try one by one the playground arenas. During this amazing race, we had an opportunity to explore the big maps of Sentosa Island, such as: Siloso point, Beaches and Imbiah Lookout. The Bikini BarNo, there are no one using "bikini" in the midd…

Taman Begonia: A Short Review

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The first question i need to ask you, readers: are a flowers devotee? If yes, then I truly recommended this park for You as a must-place-to-visit. Begonia park is located in Lembang, West Java. To reach the destination, you just need about 15 minutes from the central location in Lembang.
Begonia park have a ton of flowers and vegetables habitat on their area. The scenery from this place is really photogenic, which means every spot is the best place to take a photo. The another best thing to do: bring someone who you loved here.

Boy Scout: Grand Champion

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In Indonesia, 14th August is the day we Indonesian celebrate the 54th Boy Scout Anniversary. As Indonesian, Boy Scout activity had been introduced since primary school. The first time i joined this activity was in the fourth years student in primary school.  Thousands of memories have been made by joining the activity, such as: camping, camp fire, confident walk, etc. When I realize, I feel little bit missing those moments.  The Grand Champion One of the memorable activity is a camping contest. Being representative of our school, we won almost five titles on different sectors, which made us crowned as a grand champion. That day, was a very prestigious for me. Here is the picture of ours. After that day, i continued my contribution in Boy Scout community until my final year in senior high school.  I've never regret about my decision entering the boy scout life  Antragama Ewa Abbas.

AYLA-ASEAN Youth Exchange 2015 (3): The Values of a Leader

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One of the most inspiring speech during the GYLS 2015 was given by Mr. Lee Kuan Yew granddaughter. She was talking about the values of being a leader. Want to know more about this value? Let me explain for you, beloved strangers. Initiative,an ability to know what to do and how to do next.Determination,an ability to struggle and survive in hard condition to reach the goal. For myself, the value of initiative had been introduced since senior high school when I joined the student council (OSIS/MPK). In order to survive in this community, initiative was the first thing necessary to solve the array of hindrance. Before our superior told us what to do, we need to think about myriad solution based on the problems. 
The second value, determination, is a condition when someone defend their self for giving up. Without conscious, we always implement this value in our life. So strangers, believe to your self that old poem always said:  "Great leaders are made, not born"

AYLA-ASEAN Youth Exchange 2015 (2): GYLS 2015

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Global Youth Leader Summit (GYLS) 2015 is annual event held by Agape CL company to celebrate the diversity in ASEAN. This year, GYLS become extremely special because the event collaborate with Bishan Park Secondary School to celebrate Singapore golden jubilee (SG50) celebrations.
The main theme of GYLS 2015 is "Happiness and Resilience". The idea brings in the commemoration of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. AYLA's Roles As a representative from our country, the AYLA members from different country need to prepare a booth. Of course, the booth must be interactive. The goals of our roles are promoting the identity, the character, as well as the national beauty (such as cuisine, stuff, tourism, etc.). We need to promote our own country.

AYLA-ASEAN Youth Exchange 2015 (1): Changi Airport

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Hello my dearest blog, let me write about the previous memories of AYLA-ASEAN Youth Exchange 2015. This event held on 29 July until 08 August 2015. The event divided into three big parts, which are: Global Youth Leader Summit (GYLS) 2015;AYLA's team building, leadership, and communication training;SING50 as a part of Singapore's golden jubilee (50th) anniversary. Changi Airport Changi Airport was my first destination to visit when i arrived at Changi Airport (The busiest transit airport in ASEAN). As my first experience visiting Singapore, the testimony for this airport is "big wow".
Arrived at terminal 3, the Indonesian delegates was picked up by the president of AYLA-International, Neil Soria. We moved to the terminal 2, and gathered with the others who arrived earlier in this airport. Before we went to dormitory, we took a photo for showing to the world we've just known each other, and will be friends until after ever. AUSA Reunion I was also meet my friend fr…

Cibodas Village and Its Beauty

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Through the KKN (Kuliah Kerja Nyata) held by UGM (Gadjah Mada University), I have an opportunity to meet my GF more often, since she has decided to join the program in Cibodas village, Bandung. To reach this village, I need to ride my motorcycle for around a half hour. I've taken the way through Dago Giri street, then cross over the famous Maribaya street.
If I'm not mistaken, this village is surrounded by hill, which make it has low temperature comparing to Bandung city. This place is quite calm, where the metropolitan life rarely found in here. Peace By its condition, to they who want to find another peace, I strongly recommended you to take a look and spare your free time here. The "greenest" will make another perspective of what life is. What The Real Beauty Is -Antragama Ewa Abbas

Almost Good Bye: ITB

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As time goes, the bachelor college daily activity will be ended soon. Four years aren't a short time, thousands of memories have been collected. The twin labtek on the frame acts as a passive artifact, whom I spent lots of time studying, discussing and researching about final project there. 
I will see you when I see you lovely buildings! Let's see where destiny brings me in the next step of post graduate college life.
-Antragama Ewa Abbas

Am I?

Kalau memang terlihat rumit lupakanlah. Itu jelas bukan cinta sejati kita. Cinta sejati selalu sederhana. Quoted from Tere Liye famous novel: "Bulan". A question then belongs to me. Am I simple enough to defend the wall? Perhaps the problems came because of my simplicity have gone through the sky. I destroyed my personal defense. I should rethink the strategy.

A Journey: Blue Lake

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One of the famous travelling destinations in South Borneo (which is my Hometown) is Blue Lake. Typically, this lake was formed by mining activity in these recent years.
To reach the place, the travelers must go to the north (from Martapura city) for approximately an hour a half. The best way to go is using a motorcycle, because the destination is kindly hard to reached by others.  Well, how does it look? Disclaimer No matter how blue either the sky or the lake was, this day just another abstract day.

Malam

Malam.

Kali ini memercikkan hal yang berbeda. Rintihannya sederhana, namun jangan pernah salah.

Pergerakannya mendekat sederhana, namun rasanya sama.

Malam tidak bisa memberikan apapun, hanya tumpahan kegelapan yang melanda ruas.

Malam kali ini akan sama untuk malam-malam selanjutnya.

Untuk aku yang bertahan, maka tetaplah jaga gelapnya.

Hingga kelak. Pagi.
Disclaimer. This article has written in July 2015, to remind the spirit of hope, to remember the words of "worrying".

The storm is Approaching Closely: The Another Hardest Part.

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Alike the previous chapter, while i'm talking about "the wept of joy", the new chapter of this story is going to be different. Because of the strom which i feared the most is approaching closely, the things are going to be awkward for a whole. I need to rearrange my perception, rebuild my way, and resync my tunes to pretend everything are okay.
After a year, this day has finally come. The plan and the strategy are recognized by me before, but based on the fact given, i haven't ready yet to face the truth. 
The only hope which I have is the promises that announce into the deepest of myself: everything will be alright, no need to worry too much because those feelings will break mine. Only if I have positive feeling, so I can struggle well that I WILL WIN.
Will I Am being a winner after all? This is totally battle between the positive and negative mind, this is actually fight between trusts against worries.
Casey Newton: There are two wolves who are always fighting. One…

Last Hit of Bachelor Thesis Defense : "The Wept of Joy"

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After long fought in dresrossa arc (the arc took almost one years), Luffy has perfectly finished Doffy in his last single blow called "King Kong Gun". Please take a look in his face (at the left of the picture), Luffy was smiling in his exhausted condition. 
Same here.As well as the ending of this final arc, after struggling for six months, i have officially done my final presentation for Bachelor Thesis. From my perception, this phase is the most horrible phase which i must faced. After everything was over, I returned to the dorm. I laid myself to my bed. Closed my eyes, then the wept of joy fell from my eyelid. I've almost graduated.  If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse – Jim RohnCheers,
Antragama.

Smart city technology initiative: a beta of the abstraction

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An hour minimum requirement doing bachelor thesis for each day (exclude the weekend), feel like i have "no pain" to (almost) finished my final one. Started at 19 may, 2015, time truly flew. Here is my beta of the abstraction, which hasn't verified by the master one (both the content and the english written formatting). Just click the image below if you wanna read for any purposes. Hopefully the next steps of my thesis defense will be going well. Enjoy your holiday, fellas!