Goodbye Texas Very early in the morning on May 3rd my supervisor kindly picked me up from my place and we made the trip north to George W. Bush International Airport. Low on sleep and high on caffeine, I turn to see this astronaut bovine planting the Lone Star Flag in what I presume to … Continue reading The Fella in Manila
This journey is one of my longest trip. Not only because the distance between two countries, but also because the transit point of the flight. In total, I have to take 4 flight and 3 transit. Start from my hometown in Bali, stay a night at Jakarta, then continue to Narita for 7 hours, confusing … Continue reading Indonesia-US: more than 24 hours journey, impress me more!
Setting the Scene According to the World Risk Report of 2018, the Philippines is the third most vulnerable country to disasters. The country lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire where 80% of earthquakes occur. Around 20-25 typhoons ravage the country every year, leading to the loss of lives and millions of damages to infrastructure and … Continue reading The Spirit of Bayanihan
Despite the bad news happened in the 2nd week of October, here in Florida, I found that my first week in Tallahassee was fun. Before I arrived for my fellowship, I realized the possibility of having all the schedule that prepared for me to go with the wind is huge, due to the Hurricane Michael. … Continue reading Hot and Fun, it’s Florida 🌤
Third time's the charm - they say. It seems to be true, in my case. This is my 3rd year applying for YSEALI. Finally - I have made the cut. As I prepare for the upcoming trip, I am trying to 'Leave Work Behind', as per Tony and Kara's suggestion. While my day-to-day responsibilities have … Continue reading The beginning of my YSEALI journey
"Give a man a fish, you feed him a day. If you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime" The above sentence has been widely used in the field of Sustainable Development because it does reflect the sustainability clearly. When start helping people by only providing them with the result instead … Continue reading Spring, Sunshine, Plant Growth, Farm Preparation, Education and Community in Sustainable Dubuque
Day by day it is my excellent experiences by starting to be an officer in Government office and more than it is a firefighter. I have never gotten all that in my life. So excited and be more adorable when I get more knowleadge about the growing green activites in Cedar Hill. Yeb, GROW NATURALLY … Continue reading Cedar Hill… Great to be with you!!
Life is a lot of surprises and good luck. I have received an excellent chance to make the American dream come true. I had accepted an offer from a YSEALI - ICMA and went to the United States with being a part of the 2018 Spring Professional Fellow Program. It is Happier and happier because … Continue reading SPRING CHALLENGE has come!!
The YSEALI Professional Fellowship is in less than two days, and it's a packing spree--my bedroom's littered with things from local travels, so it would be good to have a checklist of items and errands and prepare right for the journey. If you still haven't packed (or if you're procrastinating on the packing, like I'm … Continue reading Ticking off that checklist
Annual budget forecast for local government unit is always a balance between strong fundamental sources of revenues to facilitate its operations and the growing expenditures to address the needs of the community. Considering the demand and supply side of local budgeting is a general principle applicable worldwide. However, the vitality of it lies on the … Continue reading PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IS MORE ABOUT EMPATHIC THINKING