Tuesday, June 3, 2014

End of semester reflection?

Time flies so fast. It feels like it's just one year ago I arrived at Bandung to pursue my dream yet in fact I've been living at Bandung for two years. If I took a look at my present self and compare it to two years ago version of myself, I could say some things indeed has changed towards a better way. I used to be a type of person who was always crazy about grades. Yet throughout these two years, I start to realize grade doesn't matter much to me now. Well it is still important but I am trying to lift up the pressure and stopping myself from getting more study-oriented. Hence I am starting to involve myself in organization (ITB Chemical Engineering Student Union) nowadays, I grabbed opportunity to lead team LO (Liaison Officer) in one event, and right now am taking care of student orientation program to welcome the freshies. I am looking forward to take chances to lead in the future. Hopefully. :) :)

Few weeks ago, I just finished the fourth semester of my study which means I am already on my half way to obtain my engineering bachelor degree. Cheers to that! I have to say the fourth semester treated me so well despite the oh-not-so-good grades. At the beginning of semester, I received an email telling that I was selected as the participant of Accenture Future Technology Leaders Program. It's basically a three-year-leadership-training conducted by Accenture. For those who aren't familiar with it, Accenture is a multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Its incorporated headquarters are in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The first workshop was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Jakarta back in January. Besides the useful workshop that we got, we also had buffet lunch there. *sorry kalo norak* But it's indeed a bonus for 'anak kostan'. I feel so blessed that I can be part of it. Second thing, I was given the chance to become the head division in certain event of ITB Chemical Engineering Student Union. To be honest, that was my first experience to lead people. I did learn new thing here and it encourages me to lead again in the future. Next is the best thing occurred in this semester! One of my goals for the second year of my study is that being offered an internship at Schlumberger. Schlumberger is the world's largest oilfield services company. And honestly working there is one of my dream jobs. Afraid of falling too deep, I dare not expect too high. I just ensured myself to just do the best and feel no burden like it's nothing to lose. By the lead of God, I made it to the final interview. It was just two weeks ago, I received email stating that I was officially accepted to join Schlumberger Vacation Trainee Program after going through a medical checkup and being declared fit. It is indeed the best gift that God has ever granted. The internship will be started at the end of June, I hope I can do just well. I am just happy that I got something useful to do during my three-month-break. For everything that happens to me, I am so grateful. More goals to be accomplished in the next semester, wish me luck!

I decide to post more often to keep my English useful. I hope I won't break my own promise.


Stevent

Monday, January 28, 2013

Long Time No Post

Hello bloggers! Just found out that my last post was one year ago. I guess I have been away for too long. So, here's the deal.

I have been walking down a new path of life. By 'a new path of life' I mean I am no more high school student. I am in college already. So, I moved to Bandung since six months ago. Bandung is such a nice place, people here are so friendly and very welcoming. The weather is cool, rainy most of the time. It's so rainy that my room is so moist and fungi grows. Ergh. Enough talking. But Bandung is seriously so rainy that I gotta bring umbrella in my bag everywhere I go. Somehow I am getting used to it.

I am entering The Bandung Institute of Technology. For those who are still strange to it, The Bandung Institute of Technology or Institute of Technology,(Indonesian: Institut Teknologi Bandung, abbreviated as ITB) is a state, coeducational research university located in Bandung, Indonesia. It is one of the best universities in Indonesia. I am grateful that I am currently studying here. I've felt no regrets since I firstly stepped my first step on ITB. I learn so many things here. We were taught about nationalism and patriotism. You know ITB is state university, they concern a lot about their students' character to love Indonesia and 'build' Indonesia. They don't want their students to merely study. They want us to be active, responsive to national and global issue, and most importantly give contribution to our country after graduating. They don't want us to be only academically good but also possess good soft skills to back it up, like leadership skill, wide networking, communication skill and so on.

In my college, there are like 80s communities or what-so-called UKM (Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa in Indonesian. It's more like a room for us to develop ourselves and know more people from different major. So, at the OHU (Open House Unit) day, we could register ourselves to the unit in which we've got interest. As a matter of fact, I signed my name in like five units, there are KMB (Keluarga Mahasiswa Buddhist), SEF (Student English Forum), AISEC (Association International at Student Social Economic Commercial), MUN (Model United Nation), TEC (Techno Entrepreneur Club). So based on what my seniors previously had told, as time goes by, you'll drop all your units till only one left which is KMB. And it really happened to me. It's because if I insist on joining them all, I'll be very busy. Like what people say here, "Among academic, sleep, and social, you can only choose two." I personally think it's damn true.

I just accomplished the first term of my study last December. I am thankful for what had happened during my first half year in a complete new environment. For the new things I've learned and for the new friends I've met, I am grateful. The second term has just started. I hope everything will go well and be better than ever. Wish me luck!

See you at another post!

Stevent.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmassy







They are just nice, aren't they?

I am quite sure Justin Bieber is gonna shake the world with his first Christmas album titled Under The Mistletoe. Don't you agree with me?

PS : I am not a belieber. :D

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#random

I just got my tabulation paper a few days ago. And like what I've predicted before, I officially got my first red mark during high school. Yes, I failed on Math this time. 73! I am quite embarrassed genuinely, since it turned out not few of my friends nailed their Math. Only less than 20 people out of 53 pupils in my class that got the red mark. And yes. I am one of them. :'( I hope there won't be any red marks afterwards. As this is the last year, I wish I can give the very best shot of me.

By the way, I am currently in charge of leading an ELDS class (Freshman Debating Class). As a matter of fact, I myself feel that I am not good enough to become a sec-leader. Firstly, I still stutter a lot when it comes to speaking in English. Secondly, I am not really the one who has the critical thinking. A good debater is supposed to think critically, isn't it? And I don't have it in me. I am in state of don't-know-what-to-do. ELDS already lacks of sec-leader. So I can't simply withdraw. I have the responsibility. I hope I can get better in speaking while leading this class.

I think that's all. See ya!

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Glee Project

Just stopped by to recommend you sth. So it's called The Glee Project, an American reality television series. Twelve gifted teens vie for a role in Glee Season 3. You guys should watch it!