July 1, 2015

Alasan yang Membuat Ilmuwan “Keren”

Menjadi ilmuwan itu keren? Tentu saja. Para ilmuwan selalu bisa menciptakan hal-hal baru yang membuat dapat membuat masyarakat awam tercengang. Sebut saja beberapa ilmuwan yang sudah mendunia seperti Stephen Hawking, yang memprediksi adanya keberadaan black holes. Atau Alan Turing, yang memecahkan kode Nazi Enigma pada saat Perang Dunia ke II.

Begitu kerennya, sampai-sampai kedua ilmuwan tersebut menjadi inspirasi para pembuat film. Stephen Hawking menjadi tokoh utama dalam “The Theory of Everything” dan Alan Turing menjadi tokoh utama dalam film berjudul “The Imitation Game”. Tidak hanya sampai di situ, kedua film tersebut menjadi nominasi Oscar. Nah, sekarang siapa yang berani bilang kalau ilmuwan itu tidak keren?

Namun, para ilmuwan tidak hanya menjadi “keren” begitu saja. Kehidupan mereka yang dilirik oleh para pembuat film hanya menjadi sebagian kecil faktor yang membuat mereka lebih dipandang. Tentu saja, ilmuwan menjadi keren karena inovasi-inovasi dan penelitian yang mereka lakukan.

Inovasi dan penelitian yang dilakukan para ilmuwan sangat berguna untuk perkembangan masyarakat dunia. Mereka bisa menciptakan teknologi-teknologi yang bisa digunakan untuk mempermudah kehidupan yang ada di dunia ini. Bayangkan jika sebuah Negara memiliki banyak ilmuwan. Pasti Negara tersebut akan menjadi Negara yang lebih maju daripada Negara-negara lainnya, bukan?

Itulah kenapa Indonesia membutuhkan banyak ilmuwan. Ilmuwan Indonesia bisa membawa Negara ini kea rah yang lebih baik lewat penelitian dan penemuan mereka. Untuk menciptakan ilmuwan di Indonesia, memang tidak mudah tapi tidak mustahil. Caranya, dengan membimbing para generasi muda Indonesia yang memiliki bakat potensial untuk menjadi ilmuwan melalui pendidikan. Kenapa harus generasi muda? Karena merekalah yang nantinya menentukan arah perjalanan Negara ini.

Untuk menciptakan ilmuwan, Bayer sekarang membuka kesempatan bagi para generasi muda untuk mendapatkan pendidikan di luar negeri melalui Bayer Fellowship Program. Program ini ditujukan kepada para siswa-siswi untuk mengembangkan bakat mereka di bidang ilmu pengetahuan alam, teknik, dan obat-obatan, serta bagi mereka yang ingin mendapat kesempatan untuk merealisasikan projek penelitian individual.

Beasiswa untuk individual application terdiri dari:
  • Otto Bayer Scholarship: natural sciences
  • Carl Duisberg Scholarship: medicine
  • Jeff Schell Scholarship: agro sciences
  • Kurt Hansen Scholarship: science teachers
  • Hermann Strenger Scholarship: apprentices

Sedangkan beasiswa berdasarkan nominasi dari mitra ilmuwan terdiri dari:
  • Humboldt-Bayer Research Fellowship: postdocs in life sciences
  • Bayer Lindau Fellows at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
  • Bayer Young Physician Leaders at World Health Summit
  • Bayer-Deutschlandstipendien
  • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Scholarship: graduated young mothers in science and medicine
  • Bayer Science Teens: school students Benjamin Buick, student of biophysical chemistry.

Penasaran? Ayo ikut kesempatan Bayer Fellowship Program dan jadi ilmuwan keren yang berguna bagi Indonesia! Untuk keterangan lebih lanjut, cek www.bayer-foundations.com ya!

January 8, 2015

The Sweet Remains

Tomorrow will end like when yesterday started. Things looks the same but something has changed. It has nothing but there is something. Although it is unspoken, it isn’t forgotten. 

I cannot believe it is 2015 already. The jetpack roller coaster 2014 ended so gracefully, it’s as if I was blinking to an empty space. So here it is, not my first cup of coffee in 2015. Yet it begins. Some were bittersweet, some were tragically beautiful, some were…. clearly unforgotten, the memories. And what remains of 2014 shall forever remain in the very corner of my dim, somewhere. 

You know what's very cool with 2014? I got to see your eyes.


So anyways, may your door get knocked by a grey pointy hat wizard offering you some great adventures in 2015 that will drag you away from your comfy chair right there. Tschau!

To listen to: The Sweet Remains 

August 13, 2014

A conversation with the sun

Went camping at this beautiful pine-forest campsite only an hour away from the city. A perfect weekend getaway, I may say. 

Playing with the bubbles,

... and of course, an obligatory s'mores party on the campfire.

It has been a long time. Had a very interesting conversation with the sun. I nap under the trees. I breathed. I daydreamed.

I had fun.

Til we meet again, Sunshine.

Photo taken: August 9-10, 2014. Taman Wisata Alam Gunung Pancar. 
To listen to: Hello Sunshine - The Riverside 

April 1, 2014

Forever Before It's Gone

Tuesday has become my most-awaited day of the week for it's my seeing-florist-kind-of day! It is listed in my 2014 resolution that I want to help much more flowers fulfilling their life purpose and it has became a routine for me ever since. You know, some people might say something like 'if you really love a flower, don't pick it up or it will die'. I'm not saying that I am against it but on the contrary to popular belief, I'd do the other way around. I'd say it is okay to pick flowers as long as you appreciate the way they should be appreciated. 

Flower grows, flower blooms, flower, like every single living thing in the universe, eventually dies. And this makes me think that before it dies, why don't I let it fulfills one of its life purposes, adding beauty to its surrounding, bringing a touch of happiness for the eyes that will see them. 

Again, I believe that it is okay to pick flowers, put them nicely in a vase on the table, let them decorate your room, your wall, your house, let them decorate your soul. While some flowers are meant to bring another life unto this world, some, are meant to be happiness bringer. And it's not just for the feast of the eyes. It is way more than that. 

Thus, you can find me every Tuesday morning strolling around the tiny flower shop two blocks away from my office, having conversation with the florist and sometimes the delivery guy, and if I'm really really lucky I could get much more second hand flowers as a bonus. I don't mind though, they're still pretty and it makes me happy to see them bloom for once again in their life. 

If making or seeing another people happy makes you happy, then I believe those flowers feel the same way too, the happiness from letting people happy just to see them. 

March 26, 2014

Dear Nana: The One with Drizzly Songs and Running-Away Shoe

First thing first, I apologize for the delay. After a long pause I finally managed to organize my thought bit by bit and wrote another letter for you. Thank you for the thumb, it was one beautiful confession you wrote about me. You see, we never had the chance to be that completely honest (and cheesy) whenever we met in person. You are the Joey to my Chandler, I mean, they shared a sweet yet awkward hug when times are rough and I think we, perhaps, have it a bit, the similarity. Yeah, I know it has been far too long, I gotta see you real soon, I hope. I need to see the three of you. *sigh*

While thinking of our times, the past, present, and all possible futures that may or may not happen, I made this playlist I wanted to share with you. It's a mini mixtape of some songs I like a lot, yet actually I'm not really sure that you'll like it as much as I do, but I hope you do, though. I really hope so. 

Some song portrays me a lot, I think I daydreamed too much lately. Lol. I like spending my time alone and thinking about everything, small things in life that somehow been ignored by most people. 

I might as well suggest you to listen to this mixtape while you're in a coffee shop. Sit by the bar with the glass windows and look out. Look at all the people running to catch busses. All the girls with one too many shopping bags. All the couples too in love to care. Then perhaps you’ll see it - a bit of yourself in everyone. And somehow, sitting alone in a coffee shop had never felt so good.

There goes again, a tiny piece of melancholic wandering mind of me, hahahaha. Well, you knew me.  :)

Anyway, here it is. Have a good time listening, and... until we meet again, soon! 

please do not bother my messy handwriting >.<

Playlist: Drizzle
Mood: warm cup, long breaths, and the journey of wondering
Tracks : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Listen to this playlist on 8tracks here

March 25, 2014

Across The Universe

"We are all made of stardust."  a poetic yet factual sentence that tells the truth. Every element on earth, was created in the heart of some massive stars. Thus makes us, too, a star in each our own wellbeing, alive and breathing. 

I have to admit that I haven't been doing very well lately, yet I managed to survive and that makes me even stronger. I realize that despite the fear and the bruises of life, one has to keep on fighting for one's dream. And one has to understand that being brave is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. 

I, just like any other, have fears. Aren't we all? Fear of sadness, fear of being forgotten, fear of death, fear of loss. I have fears, to the point that they brought me down before they pushed me back to the surface. 

Things I learned from that experience are to never let my fears control me, to never let them taking over my universe, to never let them decide what kind of life I should live. We decide our own happiness. When we really want something in purpose of happiness and the balance of life, say it, feel it, and let universe makes it happen. It will, surely, happen. Let universe works, let it conspires, let it be, like how it should be. 

Let me tell you a secret: the universe we're living in, is much more amazing than what you think it is :)

words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup // they slither wildly as they slip away across the universe~

se / mes / ta
to listen to: jai guru deva