Pak Bill

Today I joined a methodology class given by Pak Bill. The lecture today was about ethnography. Unfortunatelly, last night I was wrong to not ask before class to my research-mate. I didn’t read three papers before class, so in the first half of class I just listened, no paper on my table.

The doctoral class like this is nothing without preparing before. It because the class is very interactive, Pak Bill will give you some questions directly. This was my first time joining his class. I hope sometime will be better.

Yes, I am getting ready to take PhD as soon as possible. I hope next year, bismillah.


This morning was last meeting for students who joined Internship program at PPID ITB. There were 6 of 10 members who attended the meeting. As coordinator of the program, I represented leaders of the campus who couldn’t come to the meeting. We gave certificates to each of them then we took photos with them before every one of us leaving the place. For me, this was my first time managing students to do specific jobs representating campus formally. I got a lot of lessons : job desk, control, timeline, etc. But the most precious thing is how I can understand people. See you in other opportunity guys !

Have Just Done

I have just finished a draft that I will give to my partner (he is lecturer) to be corrected. Last evening, I looked for a place that is comfortable for working place. Finally I got Kopi Anjis where I worked there till 11.30 pm. Because my work was not finished yet, I went to Bober. This time I am still in here. I tried to finish the draft all night until fajr time. I have limited experience to write a paper using english, so it must be spending more time than an experienced researcher.

I order fried rice to be my breakfast. I planned to go office earlier then take a rest temporary before working. Have a good friday guys !

Limited Chance to Write

This week was very busy for me. There were two events that must be prepared well. First is launching for PPID App that was held yesterday and second is first meeting for PPID internship that was held this morning. How to prepare them is not easy thing. Another one, I also did my research taking interview with several lecturers. This week I got seven, hope next week it will increase significantly.


This is a picture before Bu Dyah left meeting room after delivering materials about PPID ITB.

Public Lecture from The Seniors

This morning there was public lecture held by Faculty of Math and Natural Science ITB. This lecture was started in 2015, one year after my graduation. It’s initiator was Pak Hendra, a professor of Mathematics. I firstly interacted with him since my undergraduate when I was an activist. The prologue letter of my first indie book was delivered by him.

The senior that gave lecture today were Pak Bambang Hidayat (astronomer), Pak Susanto (chemist), and Pak Tjia (physicist). I have already known two of them well before. I think interesting lecture came from Pak Tjia that explain well history of physics department in ITB. He said that those were several world class physicist that do the research in Bandung, ITB. Two of them were student of nobel Laurette. Pak Tjia didn’t mention Hans in his lecture, I don’t know why. Hans is well known as a talented scientist in physics that have academic relation with Albert Einstein.

Maybe I will write an article in bahasa, hope me can finish in this weekend.

Samaun Samadikun

This morning I met and chat with a retired lecturer of Engineering Physics ITB. He was very energic when discussing about history of ITB. I asked him to visit my office in Information Centre to observe an used e-museum. Even this building was obsolete, there is several legacy. When we looked at a board display (like banner) contains of cronological history of ITB since it was built in 1920, he asked to me “Did you know story between year X-Y ?”, “What’s legacy created ?”. I then said “Samaun Samadikun”. He was amazed with I had just said. He admitted that he was of student of Pak Samaun, he ever interacted with him long time ago.

I then told many things about Pak Samaun according with everything I knew. Pak Samaun is known as semiconductor initiator in Indonesia and he left many legacy for example PAU, PT INTI, LIPI, and soon. Now, there are several colleagues, students, students of students, etc of him that have positions in company, university, etc. Taking up story of Pak Samaun is always interesting.