Indonesian Night “Pelangi” 2017: Bahuma yang Membahana

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Foto sesaat sebelum tampil

Halo mbak, apa sudah terpenuhi penarinya?” isi chat-ku ke mbak Mita tanggal 6 Desember 2016.

Chat-ku itu didasari karena beliau (mbak Mita: red) mem-post sesuatu di grup mahasiswa Indonesia di University College London (UCL) yang intinya membutuhkan penari laki-laki untuk masuk ke dalam tim Tari Dayak. Awalnya aku sempat ragu karena merasa kaku jika diminta menari. Namun setelah diyakinkan oleh mbak Mita dan berbekal keyakinan untuk juga ikut serta melestarikan budaya bangsa, akhirnya aku putuskan untuk ambil bagian dari tim itu. Belakangan aku tahu ternyata bukan cuma aku dan mbak Mita yang masuk ke dalam tim tari ini. Ada satu laki-laki yang juga sama-sama kuliah di UCL yang akan melengkapi tim menjadi tiga orang yang terdiri atas 2 laki-laki dan 1 perempuan. Dia bernama Wahyu.

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Living in the UK: Cuisine Matter

For a moment, I looked at my calendar, “It is 9 November 2016”. I looked around, “Well, I am no longer in the land where I was born”.

For more than one month I have been here, London, UK. Many things I have obtained so far, new friends, new experiences, new culture, new time zone, and so forth. At some points, I am still striving to get used to it, but at the others, Alhamdulillah, I have been quite familiar. Read more

When A Social Scientist Does Something for the Nation

A few days ago, I watched some video showing many international achievements of Indonesian young generations, such as the winner of international physics competition, the founder of a new math function, the architectural designer of the important building in other countries, and many more. We, as Indonesians, were certainly proud of all those attainments. At least we had a bargaining position across the world! Read more