I am now in a Zero Waste Show House that is presented by Zero Waste Malaysia. This is how I am going to spend my last weekend before departing to YSEALI Professional Fellowship next Tuesday, busy yet exciting. A long to-do list is waiting for me to cross out one by one, I doubt … Continue reading Zero Waste YSEALI Experience in US? We will see!
It has been a hectic week for me since I have to finish all the work of the month before I could leave for YSEALI. I actually feel like I need a day off at home to rest, but ironically when the day comes (today is the start day of a national festival in Vietnam, … Continue reading Mixed feeling, good feeling
Sa wad dee ka, Now, I am at the airport waiting for the longest flight in my life to go to the U.S, there are a lot of feelings for the new journey, anxious, excited and glad to be a part of this YSEALI Environmental Sustainability Professional Fellows Program. I would like to thank ICMA … Continue reading What is in my thought before arriving the U.S
In about three hours I will be leaving for the airport and it still doesn’t feel quite real yet that the next day I will be in the States. Ever since I received the acceptance e-mail from ICMA, it has been a whirlwind of activities; trying to prepare my office for my impending long leave … Continue reading And We’re Ready For Take-off
Tik . . .tik . . tik . . . with every second that now passes, I find myself breathing just a little harder, my heart beating just a little faster perhaps because it seems like I have a list of chores to clear ] perhaps comparable to that of poor Cinderella on the night … Continue reading 4,3,2,1 .. . . , YSEALI Here I come-
It is one day before my departure to US. I have mixed feeling about my departure to US for my fellowship. Nervous and excited. Afraid yet optimistic about it. The past week had been crazy, had to juggled between my works, life and preparation for YSEALI Fellowship. The hardest thing was work related tasks. Almost … Continue reading D Day minus One
It is only fitting that I celebrated Earth Day by giving a lecture on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for future environmental planners. How I managed to squeeze this activity in between preparations for the fellowship is challenging but I think if you're really passionate about something, you'll do what it takes. Environmental … Continue reading But first, I have to lecture
April is a busy month for me. On the first and second weeks, I went to the Padang City to conducted my research about earthquake and tsunami potency in Padang coastal area. The topic was slightly similar with my community project on Yseali program. The difference was only in the type of disaster. My community … Continue reading A Busy Week: Preparing for YSEALI
It's been some jittery, anxious, exciting, fearful, anticipatory weeks leading up to this day before I fly off for the YSEALI Professional Fellows Spring program with ICMA and the US Embassy! April was a busy one with quite a number of speaking gigs at schools and the Asian Dive Expo in Singapore where I got … Continue reading Day 0 pre-YSEALI Jitters
WORK ARRANGEMENT: LAST MINUTE MEETINGS This is one of the busiest weeks so far with a lot of work arrangements, approvals, meetings before leaving my current paid job behind for a good five weeks. I had an interesting day today, whereby I get to join a Government Link Companies dialogue on Food & Beverages … Continue reading IT’S TIME FOR SPRING PACKING FOR YSEALI: DEPARTING IN 3 DAYS.