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I’m sure I’ve mentioned about this a bit before, right here in this blog. Yes, it was when I told people about how I had to find a new place to live in, while I was also initiating this project – codenamed “Project Eyes”.

And now, the project is finally settled. I mean, the first edition of this brand-new (more…)


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Just another story of my days – or you may just call it an “announcement”. 🙂


And so, in case people don’t’ know, besides the ‘obligation’ of being a journalist and a student of UTS Journalism, I really like to write. I like it even though I’m not very good at it (especially in English). One of the consequences then is, whenever I have the chance to take part on writing job or a competition for example, I would be interested to try.

And that last one was what happened a few weeks ago, when I was still right in the middle of several assignments. I entered two interesting competitions, which required just some samples of short writings, with of course a hope to win. However, no luck for me, I didn’t get selected.

Well, of course “luck” was not the main thing here. Actually, what I wrote were not good enough (yeah, that’s the problem). It’s a bit shameful though, because for the World Nomads Travel Scholarship for example, one of my friends already knew that I participated. 😀 Yet, the winner (Susannah Palk) and the three runner-ups (Lynette Willoughby, Mark Bailey and Emily Sim) are truly really good. Have a look, check their story entries here.

The second one, with just about one-paragraph of writing entry, was the SMH call for their “unofficial reviewers” of the Sydney Film Festival. And finally, here are the five chosen reviewers: Lee Winters, Veronica Holmes, Sneha Balakrishnan, Emma Rugg and Sevana Ohandjanian (the last two are UTS Journalism students). So far, they’ve been working great. You may check their interesting pieces of work here.

Another “no luck” thing I discovered just a few days ago is on my story for one of the UTS Journalism publications, the Precinct. Published in a new format, the current issue of this magazine has a range of interesting news and articles, mainly from around Sydney. However, the story I did – about an exhibition called “Dockside” at the NSW State Library – was probably not interesting or important enough to be included in this edition of Precinct, or maybe it was just lack in quality.

Well, hey, I still gotta cheer up, you know! 😀 Because luckily, there is one small thing I managed to get recently, in term of “competition”: winning the Rolling Stone’s trivia quiz. And the prize is a Cloverfield DVD (though I’m still wondering, why doesn’t it come yet?).

Finally, still like to talk about my writing, for those who might also have an interest on some easy journalism topics, I’d love to share here a couple of my blog entries, which I completed as a requirement for one of the class this semester. This task is quite interesting for me, as we may talk broadly about anything in relation to newspapers editing, designing and publishing. Here’s the link for the PDF file of those blog notes I made.

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Guys..! As I’m still working on every idea that I might like to write about, which I hope some of you would like to read, there are already some more things that you probably like to check out. I forgot to mention this on my first ‘announcement’, but if you’re interested, you could check my Facebook and Friendster profiles here. There are links of them as well on the right-side bar of this blog.

Another thing is, especially for you who haven’t noticed it yet, a few days ago I’ve just added another page (Pictures of My Life) containing a series of picture that range from my childhood in Padang (West Sumatra), to my previous activities in Pekanbaru (Riau), and of course some of the pics while I’m here in Australia. Have a look if you like.

Cheers. 🙂

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Hi All..!

Well, well, well! I’m blogging again. It took me more than two years since my last blogging activities, which was done for a group of friends actually. Yet, I’m not going to post anything new at the moment, as I’m still working on with the setting, categories of the content, etc. So, for a while, if you like, just read the page About My Blog there (you can click it on the top menu or the Pages section on side bar), or my former writings in My Old Archives page (in Bahasa Indonesia though).

Anyway, welcome to my blog! Enjoy.:)

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