Today I had my first date with a Japanese.
The day before he knocked my room, just to make him waiting for me for almost 5 minutes in front of my door *I was shocked to hear a knocking-sound and chaotic-ly wear my jilbab*
Let’s call him T-san.
SO we ACTUALLY had a date today. We talked quite much in 4 hours of our journey: about my country, about his country, about weather, about study, about Tokyo-tech… and even about marriage. Even though what he could said at first is just “It is very cold today, nee?” like the other japanese people, I could drive him to talk quite much. I conclude, he is very nice.
Then there’s another Japanese man. We met by chance on a den-en toshi line, from Shibuya to Chuo Rinkan. Continue Reading »
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Today, one of my kohai from IF UNS came to my office in Duxeos and asked about my scholarship to Japan: how to apply, the selection tests, etc. So I write this posts hoping it could help other people who need the same information, somehow. These posts here specifically:
a) Will talk about MEXT / Monbukagakusho Scholarship.
My scholarship is called Monbukagakusho / MEXT scholarship, the most popular scholarship to study in Japan. This is the official scholarship offered by Japanese Government (MEXT: Ministry of Education, Sport, and Technology) to us international students. There are some others scholarship to study in Japan offered by institution such as Panasonic, Inpex, dll but cause I haven’t ever applied to any other than MEXT, so I will not talk about them.
b) Will talk about scholarship case in my country, Indonesia.
c) Will also talk about scholarship to study for master / S2 / graduate study. Continue Reading »
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In my twitter account, lately I wrote “Let’s us see where June 2013 brings me“. Nothing could be delivered simply from this words, hence some people made a prays for me “semoga kamu udah bisa lihat salju di Juni 2013“, “semoga kamu nikah Juni 2013“.
Despite of the fact that I have no special interest or any in snow, that person knew that I applied scholarship to Japan this year.
What has happened in June 2013, however, something that I could never predict. But somehow, I might pray for the same thing. Not merely about snow, not merely about marriage, not merely about scholarship, not merely about Japan, but it was something bigger. About future.
I turned 24.
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Our university already sent a letter of acceptance to you. You will shortly receive it, or maybe have already received it.
Congratulations again, and we welcome you to our university in the coming October.
In case you change your mind, please let me know immediately. I do not believe this will happen, of course.
I was in the state of desperate that time, March 19 2013. That day was the last day I have to send the signed pledge back to Titech, and I had not gotten the documents yet. My every friends that also accepted to same program as me had already got their documents according to JREF forum.
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