About Me

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A beautiful girl in His eyes. A girl with a BIG dream, BIG vision, with BIG passions for her town. Interested in a lot of things. Talkative and longing to travel in many new places. Is thinking hard what she can do to her country.

Rabu, 12 Juni 2013

Reverse Culture Shock

Gue baru aja baca postingan lama Ci Shinta yang judulnya Reverse Culture Shock. En gue lagi ngalamin bangeeet hal itu saat balik Indo sekarang!! Gue cukup tidak mengalami culture shock saat hijrah dari Indo ke Swiss, tapi yang sebaliknya justru terjadi. Menurut gue ini karena kultur di Swiss kan jauh lebih maju dan lebih teratur: kehidupan ekonominya, kondisi sosialnya, transportasi, dll. Plus, sejak dulu gue udah pingin pergi en tinggal di luar negeri, banyak baca novel-novel bahasa Inggris, en love western food so sedikit banyak gue gak mengalami kesulitan berarti selama disana. Yah paling kangen dikit-dikit sama makanan Indo tapi kan itu bisa ditahan hehe :p 

Tapi salah satu hal yang gue kurang sukai dari negara maju adalah

Senin, 10 Juni 2013

My first days of Internship

Like what I wrote in my previous post, I like this internship and I learned a lot from this. In fact, I also make a diary project. I am trying my best to commit writing in that diary so that after completing this internship, I can look back and recall some lessons that I learn during those times.... The diary is written in English, part of it is to help me improve my writing skills, the other is to let my non-Indonesian friends to read it :D  But I'm not going to share all of the stories, though!! In the future, probably there will be some edited stories before they are published :)

Here are the first part of it:

Setelah sekian lama.....

Holaaaaaa!!!

GOSH!!!! blogku sudah lama tidak dikunjungi, ditulisi, dan dibersihkan.... Kalau ini rumah, pasti sudah berdebu dan banyak sarang laba-laba dimana-mana T.T 

I'm sorry my dear blog.... I've been soooo busy and occupied with school's activities.... The second semester really took all of my time, I needed to study so hard to boost up my grades to make it better so that I can secure my scholarship for my second year in Geneva. En biasanya kalo ada free time, aku langsung main sama temen-temen, having dinner together or a party hahaha.... There was barely any time to do blogging, even if there was, I used it to study, read a book that i want to read, or just hanging out with friends. 

Now I'm having a three months summer holiday, which I also use to do an internship and voluntary work with World Education in Indonesia (WEI). For the first time I was sad because I didn't get any internship in Geneva... It feels so hard to get one because everybody is so competitive. I've applied like 20 applications, all of them rejected me. I was trying my best to make my application better, improving and editing back and forth my resumé and motivational letter, got some friends to proof read them, and so on. For the first time it was hard for me to feel grateful for this internship. I feel that because this internship is in Indonesia and not in a cool country like Switzerland, than it is automatically less prestigious :(  Yet, one day a friend reminded me that there's nothing bad in it after hear my whole story, and her remarks hit me quite hard. It's like a wake up call that indeed, what's so bad of doing an internship in my home country?? I speak the language, I know the country, it's in my own country, and I know the culture. Plus, I can meet my family and friends and I can save a lot of money because the living cost there is five times cheaper than in Geneva!!! As a comparison, my monthly scholarship is 2000 CHF (about 20 million Rupiah), but I can live with "only" a 1000 CHF for 3 months in Indonesia. That's a big gap indeed....

I like this project so much, I learn a lot from this. Stay tune, you're gonna read some of my adventure in the next following post.... ;)