In Japan 2016

Tidak terasa sudah 4 bulan saya vakum ngeblog. Sebenarnya saya masih melakukan blog walking dan sesekali mencoba untuk posting sesuatu..tapi berujung belum sempat publish tulisan tersebut sudah mandeg dan hanya tersimpan manis di kotak draft yang akhirnya saya hapus :D :D

Sambil menunggu hujan reda ditambah koneksi internet sedang bagus, saya akan berbagi sedikit cerita perjalanan dua bulan lalu ke Jepang ;)

Perjalanan ke Jepang kali ini sebenarnya di luar ekspetasi saya..beneran surprise! Tiba-tiba saat di dalam kereta menuju Cirebon saya ditelfon dosen dan mendapat kabar bahwa saya terpilih menjadi supervisor untuk acara Jenesys 2.0 batch Agriculture. Ya Allah, ini serasa mimpi…saya mendapat tiket gratis ke Jepang selama seminggu.. SUPER YAAAAYY!!!

Alhamdulillah unutk biaya, saya mendapat sponsor penuh dari kementrian luar negeri Jepang, sehingga budget perjalanan benar-benar Rp 0 (nol rupiah), kecuali untuk beli oleh-oleh (hehehe ya iyalah Ita :p).
Setibanya di Tokyo, kami langsung mendapat briefing singkat, dilanjutkan makan siang ke sebuah restoran China berlabel Halal. Hari kedua, dengan menggunakan bis, kami pindah ke Fukushima Prefecture untuk home stay selama 3 hari. Yes, it’s the first home stay I’ve ever had. Beneran tinggal di rumah penduduk lokal yang notabene tidak bisa berbahasa Inggris vs kemampuan berbahasa Jepang saya yang hanya sebatas mengucapkan salam :D
Kedua orang tua home stay saya sangat baik..sampai-sampai saya menangis saat farewell party dengan mereka (T_T)

Alhamdulillah, berkat perjalanan ini, dua dari bucket list yang pernah saya buat dua tahun yang lalu tercapai:
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*) touch and kiss sakura (checked, done in Tokyo)

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*) touch snow (checked, done in Fukushima)

beberapa pengalaman baru yang saya peroleh:
*) made onigiri by myself (yuhuuuu)

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*) I do ski for the first time
*) Mandi di onsen
*) drink sakura matcha latte from starbucks & eat Häagen-Dazs green tea :9
*) hang out with my old Japanese friends in Akihabara :D
*) turun lewat tangga darurat hotel dari lantai 14 ke basement sambil lari sebagai latihan simulasi bencana XD
dan bonusnya,
*) I met him in Tokyo <3 (it’s our 3rd meet up in abroad after Japan 2012 and Australia 2014)

— beberapa foto lain saya posting di sini

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another side of my trips

People who have high wanderlust a.k.a traveler maybe have some destinations in every country. Some of them like to visit city, museum, enjoy the history and vintage circumstance; the other hands maybe prefer to enjoy the beautiful of nature, aaaand even some people spend much money just to shopping :3

I have a little bit different preference. In every trip, I spared my time to visited an university, maybe it was influenced that I’m still a student :p

So, in this moment, I want to share my experience when I visited some universities. Let’s go!

* Chiang Mai University – Thailand (2011)
Chiang mai is one of big cities in Thailand, located in the North area. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to explore Chiang Mai University in my last day, so nothing good photos to shared. Sorry :(
But I uploaded some photos when I stayed in Thailand here.

*Queensland University of Technology – Australia (2012)
A beautiful lucky was that in April-2012 I got a chance doing a part of my researches to AU. Yep, beside work, I didn’t forget to explore the Brisbane city, one of destinations was QUT. QUT was located near parliament house and city botanical garden (Queen’s Park Sir. C. Bowen Covn). Unfortunately when I was there it’s still Easter holiday, so the campus was quiet. But, don’t worry you can still enjoy the picture of QUT ;)

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*University of Queensland – Australia (2012)
The second university that I visited for my short stay in AU was UQ. It was located near from my research place. I usually walked to enjoy afternoon around campus. Unforgettable moment! ^^

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*Ibaraki University – Japan (2012)
Spring would be ended when I visited Ibaraki University in November 2012. A little bit different style between the universities before. Spring painted Ibaraki daegaku with yellow and orange, so romantic right?

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One of my wishes in 2013 is I can visit  more and more other universities (and maybe can study) in abroad ({})

Do you also like visit university in every your trip?