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Canberra, 29 July 2011

Rejuvenated!  Ah, it felt so good to be in Indonesia again after one and a half year in Canberra. My four-week (22 June to 19 July) trip back home has been very productive.  Personally, it has been good to spend good quality time with mas Ikong (my husband) and accompanied him to some of social functions as husband and wife… Really, some of our families and friends have been wondering how we manage our long-distance relationship, and it was nice for us and for them to see us as a couple.  (more…)

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Canberra, 28 December 2010

In early December I started to prepare my ethics clearance for my fieldwork in Indonesia, and found out that Indonesia was listed as one of category 4 of high risk country by Australia.  This means that Australians need to reconsider their travel to Indonesia.  It also means that although I am an Indonesian, when I conduct my fieldwork in Indonesia on behalf of the Australian National University (ANU), I need to get approval from the Dean of my faculty.  The reasons for advising the travelers to reconsider their trip to Indonesia, including Bali, are because of very high threat of terrorist attack. (more…)

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(A short memoir about my journey from childhood to my Indonesia-Australia Merdeka fellowship year in Australia in 1999, published on Intisari magazine, May 2001 edition)

Siapa orangnya yang tak ingin mendapat beasiswa belajar di mancanegara? Syaratnya… kemauan, kemampuan dan kerja keras. Namun selain kepuasan akademis, banyak pengalaman praktis mengenai hubungan antar lembaga dan antar manusia yang memberi wacana baru.

Orang Tua Saya sebagai Teladan

Saya kelahiran Pontianak, 4 februari 1966, anak pertama dari empat bersaudara. Ayah pegawai negeri Departemen Kesehatan golongan menengah, seorang sarjana muda biologi, sedangkan Ibu, Ibu rumah tangga biasa dengan pendidikan SMEA. Kami pindah ke Jakarta saat saya berusia tujuh tahun.

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