random thoughts

Getting Rid of Implicit Bias

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvW-yTUuUus I stumbled upon this video, which triggered me to read and write about implicit bias. I have never heard about this term before, but I know a little bit about "sub-conscious prejudice". Actually these two terms are quite similar. I like the content of that video, except the part on international conferences. In my… Continue reading Getting Rid of Implicit Bias


Tentang Bersyukur

Salah satu pelajaran hidup terpenting yang diajarkan oleh orang tua saya adalah bahwa bersyukur itu penting. Kita boleh "melihat ke atas" supaya termotivasi untuk maju. Namun, ada kalanya kita harus "melihat ke bawah" supaya sadar bahwa banyak orang yang bernasib tidak sebaik kita. Selalu melihat ke atas akan membuat kita lelah karena ambisi. Melihat ke… Continue reading Tentang Bersyukur

serious opinions

Scientists : Between Career and Life

I have just came back from a scientific meeting. Interestingly, for me personally, the most important take home message is not really about the scientific stuffs itself, but somehow totally different thing. During the meeting, one of the aspects (outside science) that was widely being discussed was : "Is it possible for successful scientists/academics to… Continue reading Scientists : Between Career and Life


That “Sierra Burgess” In Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Pk_Eq4BUc Have you watched the new teenflick movie on Netflix, called "Sierra Burgess is a loser?" If you haven't, then watch it. I don't want to write a review about the movie here, but I just want to share how that movie relates to my life. Well, my teenage life to be exact. I used… Continue reading That “Sierra Burgess” In Me


Giethoorn : Venice of Holland (?)

I visited Giethoorn in April 2018 and I had been dreaming to visit this so-called beautiful village since forever. Talking about overrated tourist destinations, Giethoorn is one of those. With all of the people uploading Giethoorn pictures all over social media, nowadays this little village is always packed with (Asian) tourists, especially during weekends. I… Continue reading Giethoorn : Venice of Holland (?)

academic related, Road to PhD, serious opinions

Mental Pemburu Beasiswa : Fenomena di Indonesia

Semenjak saya membagikan pengalaman tentang proses mendapatkan beasiswa di blog  ini tahun lalu, banyak rekan-rekan pejuang beasiswa yang menghubungi saya lewat surat elektronik maupun lewat sosial media. Terima kasih saya ucapkan untuk kalian. Saya bersyukur karena bisa menularkan semangat kepada rekan-rekan di luar sana. Saya juga bersyukur bahwa yang menghubungi saya adalah orang-orang yang memiliki… Continue reading Mental Pemburu Beasiswa : Fenomena di Indonesia

my life in Germany, vacation

 Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria Germany

I went to Neuschwanstein Castle on early March 2018 together with a friend of mine. My decision to visit that place was pure based on my curiosity. Neuschwanstein Castle has been on the top list of my “places to visit before I die” since forever. And you know what? My first (and perhaps) last visit… Continue reading  Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria Germany