First post in 2014, i will write about my 2013 review 🙂 Although it is a bit late since it is already the January the 12th. But, whatever, i have just came back from a family holiday to Bali and Surabaya 🙂
So 2013 was such as challenging year, let’s see what had happened 🙂
Experiencing Winter and Summer at Japan
One of the most exciting experience is to feel winter and spring in Japan. For Summer it was just hot, (really) hot, and i also did not have a chance to see any fireworks (due to my final report experiment). So I played ski with my laboratory, got bruises everywhere, but it was fun.
And during spring time, i had the chance to see Sakura in Kyoto and Osaka with my sister. Totally beautiful!
Not forget to mention visiting flower field near Fuji Mountain with my best friends. Totally astonishing!
Completing my Young Scientist Exchange Program
After a struggle, desperation, tears, and laughs finally I can complete my exchange program, Young Scientist Exchange Program at Tokyo Institute of Technology. It was a really good year with amazing new experiences, amazing friends from all of the world. I am really feeling blessed to be part of YSEP 2012-2013 🙂
Oh, and I was selected to give a speech at the graduation ceremony 😀 unbelievable 😀
a Good and Brand New Musical Journey
2013, is a quite good year of music. I’ve lost something but i’ve learned so many new things and new experience. I am still inside Ammy Alternative String of course, which was fun. I also created Bandung String Trio II with my bestfriend, Syarif. We practically started everything from zero, and i think it is also a fruitful experience for me 🙂 Oh, he was also kind enough to put me inside his band, Posmodernisme dan Akhir Filsafat (it was cool to be the only girl :D)
I also learn so many kind of new genres and new atmospheres of playing music, thanks to several bands that have collaborated with me. I had more music jobs, and i have started working as a regular musician in Fresco Restaurant Hilton Hotel Bandung 😀
Well, there’s always a rainbow after the rain. Just play music with your heart 🙂
This year I followed a lot of examinations and hopefully it all ended well 🙂 I followed JLPT N4, Grade 5 ABRSM Music Theory, and TOEFL iBT 🙂
Scholarship Hunting Year
Well, this year is also a scholarship hunting year for Master and Doctoral Degree (probably altogether). I am right now in progress of 3 scholarship selections, and probably will apply for 2 more 😀
Of course I followed the selection of International Graduate Program A Tokyo Institute of Technology for Master and Doctoral Integrated Program, back there in Matsuda Laboratory, continuing my bachelor thesis. I have had the interview and apparently waiting for the good result to come 🙂 I hope i can get the MEXT Scholarship 🙂
I also followed selection of TOTAL Scholarship 2014 to study in France. I have passed until first interview and still waiting for a good result to come in February, whether i could go to the panel interview or not 😀
I followed Erasmus Mundus Lotus Unlimited Selection. My target was University of Groningen, studying biocatalysis and University of Ghent, studying human nutrition 😀 Up to now I have been pre-academically accepted at Ghent, hope everything will go smoothly 🙂 For both the university and fellowship selections 🙂
Being a (little) English Teacher
I also had started to work as an english teacher in Private English Program. It was tough since I teach general english and conversation class. I had to put a lot of efforts to make the class lively and exciting. My grammar is also not good so i have to learn a lot as well.
But I love this job, generally speaking I always love teaching and I want to be a good English teacher like my old TBI teachers.
(almost) a Bachelor of Science
and I am almost bachelor of science (hopefully). I have completed 144 credits (6 were transferred from Tokyo Tech) and (almost) scores straight A the last semester (i’m still lacking two scores anyway). I have had my seminar, finished my publication draft, finished my skripsi and I am only waiting for my final defense day. Bismillah, go Acetophenone Reductase! 🙂
May God force be with you all guys in 2014! Have a wonderful journey ahead! Thank you for making my 2013 so colorful!!
Afifa Ayu Koesoema