I realize that I have never shared, in all of my online platforms, the reason why I chose autoimmune hyperthyroidism as my PhD research topic. This was also probably one of the reasons why it took me so many years until I had that opportunity to continue my further education. My curiosity on the topic … Continue reading Why I Chose To Study Autoimmune Hyperthyroidism?
Apa kabar La? Saya akan mencoba menulis lagi tentang kehidupan saya di sini sebagai mahasiswa doktoral. Sekarang saya sudah berada di akhir tahun ketiga masa studi. Seakan baru kemarin saya menginjakkan kaki di Cologne. Ternyata itu sudah lebih dari tiga tahun lalu. Kabar pertama dari saya : masa studi positif molor. Pada awalnya, saya optimis … Continue reading Tahun Ketiga
Starting from mid May, the German government has allowed people --especially those who run business-- to resume their activities. This means, shopping malls, bookstores, and restaurants are carefully reopening their doors to customers. Social distancing procedures are still being applied, of course. For example, we need to wear masks when visiting the shopping malls, the … Continue reading Life Goes On
As of today, I have been practising social distancing for more than five weeks. Coming to the lab only for doing necessary experiments becomes my new normal now. On most days, my activities revolves around waking up, doing my home-office stuffs (checking work emails, doing some writings, revisiting research data, and joining webinars), and having … Continue reading How I Stay Motivated During Pandemie
Today marks the end of the third week since Angela Merkel made the speech, aired on the German national television, asking all citizens to stay at home until at least April 19th, 2020 -- end of Easter holiday. Until today, the number of people infected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany is still increasing. There is … Continue reading Slowing Down
Hello! I'm back in Germany again, by the way. 🙂 Two years ago, when I was just arrived in Germany, I asked one of my Indonesian friends about the procedures to use our insurance when we get sick. He told me that he doesn't know since he never get sick (or at least, the sickness … Continue reading Getting Sick in Germany
I've been disappearing from this blog for quite a while. To be honest my life has been busy since earlier this year, yet I haven't made significant progress on my research project. So, yes my brain eventually burned out. I realized that my mind needs a little bit of rest. At the moment, I'm taking … Continue reading How’s Life?
People often ask me about this field I have been working on since almost 8 years ago. I am proudly call myself as a biomedical scientist. I had also a 3-year experience of being a biomedicine lecturer. What is biomedicine? What is the difference between biomedicine and medical study? What are the career prospects of … Continue reading Biomedicine : An Intro
I know, this is a way too long overdue to write a birthday note to myself. I will write this anyway as a yearly tradition and as a self reflection. I turned 31 on February 25th. My colleagues asked whether I had a party to celebrate my birthday. I said "no". They replied "oh how … Continue reading A Birthday Note
If you’re a Christian, if you believe in God, don’t worry about your other half. HE will find the perfect one for you. Your task in life is to work, improve your quality as a person, and pray. You need to realise that God is currently preparing you for that perfect person. And HE is … Continue reading You Complement Me