Week 4: Encinitas sustainable California Dream🌅

If you want the full package of California, Encinitas is the place to be. Most people are one of these 3 -> vegan, yoga or surfer (*cough*kombucha) https://media.giphy.com/media/VuzxWMPeyVpGo/giphy.gif I lived in Kuala Lumpur for almost 3 years (Capital of Malaysia, if you don’t know) Encinitas reminds me of home, Sabah, nickname: Land Below the Wind … Continue reading Week 4: Encinitas sustainable California Dream🌅

Is Climate Change Real? —- 93 Years of History just Change on Halloween Day After Irregular Snow in Wisconsin

So, i watched the local weather forecast today with my host Jim, and what struck me the most is the arrival of snow very early this year. Most importantly, many cities and towns in Wisconsin experienced the snowiest Halloween they have ever experienced for more than 90 years. Likewise, in Milwaukee, Spring Green and Madison, … Continue reading Is Climate Change Real? —- 93 Years of History just Change on Halloween Day After Irregular Snow in Wisconsin

Helen and Bill, My New Grandparents in Different Part of the World

I have been home-staying at Jim and Tracy house for two weeks now at Spring Green, Wisconsin. Here, I got the chance to be introduced to Jim's Parents, Helen and Bill who are more than 90 years old. My first impression was that they were healthy, responsive and very wise despite their ages. They welcomed … Continue reading Helen and Bill, My New Grandparents in Different Part of the World

Gossip Girls and Night out in Nashville, TN.

Me and my 2 friends, one from Myanmar and one from Philippine are the only 3 participants that our host requested to the organizer to allow us to join ICMA annual conference in Nashville, TN. It turned out that not only we had the chance to learn more from the session and met a lot … Continue reading Gossip Girls and Night out in Nashville, TN.

Never Give Up!

I don’t have anything to share much about my pre-departure to U.S.A., except that I am very excited for this trip and feel really grateful to have this opportunity. (and also very busy preparing everything including my work before leaving) So I would like to share my experience and my lesson learned on applying for … Continue reading Never Give Up!

Never give up on your dreams…

Today, is the day that I have been waiting for since I applied for the YSEALI Professional Fellowship Program Fall 2018...Yup you read it right! 2018! I already applied for this program last year but wasn't able to be chosen as the professional fellow. I was a bit heart broken when I got an email … Continue reading Never give up on your dreams…

Indonesia-US: more than 24 hours journey, impress me more!

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!

The Spirit of Bayanihan

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

Hot and Fun, it’s Florida 🌤

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 🌤