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Our university offers a once-a-semester computer sale, which seems to be a pretty reasonable deal. I decided that when I get a new computer, I buy it via them and during their sales period, which is at the start of every semester. 59 more words


Hydrological model calibration

In the last couple of month, I spend most of my research time calibrating my model. Calibration is very time consuming, but still does not lead directly to publications. 582 more words

Climate Science

More advice over breakfast

We had a breakfast talk this morning, and I was one of the two organizers. The topic that I planned was “How to cope with your first PhD semester?” but it the talk soon widened up to coping with a PhD in general. 402 more words

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My life as a woman in STEM

STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics ;)

Hi all! The month keeps on progressing and speaking of science, my Thesis Committee meeting is next week, wish me luck! 1,406 more words

The PhD Voice

Saat Doa Mereka Mampu Mengetuk Pintu Langit-Nya…

“There’s nothing that can outweigh a mother’s du’a” (anonymous)

“Mba, keluarganya semuanya berpendidikan tinggi ya? Koq mba sampai bisa S3 gitu? Bahkan di 10 besar universitas ternama di dunia.”, tanya seorang muslimah dari ujung Indonesia sana. 1,137 more words

Sepenggal Hikmah

A tiny milestone

Do you remember that I told you about a deadline on Friday? I submitted my conference application material today! It’s Thursday!

This is only the second conference application I have ever submitted. 66 more words



Philosophy is a discipline which is dominated by men. There are great, bright, kind men working in the field. But there are also a lot of self-important, arrogant guys with an over-boarding sense of entitlement. 239 more words

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