Personal Notes, Travel

A message too romantic for a city

“And for me, Bandung is not merely a matter of geography—beyond that, it involves feeling that accompanies me in silence.”

Dan Bandung bagiku bukan cuma masalah geografis, lebih jauh dari itu melibatkan perasaan yang bersamaku ketika sunyi.

A quote by Pidi Baiq, an Indonesian author, that you can find beneath an underpass near the Asia Afrika Street. I think I understand why the quote is placed here—for many, Bandung is a city too romantic, involving a lot of feeling, arousing emotions. This is indeed a touching way to depict a city that comforts so many for so many years.

Banking, Business and Economics

Ayo Nge-Bank: Mengenal Pembiayaan Proyek (Project Financing)

Pembangkit listrik, jalan tol, pelabuhan, bandar udara.

Perhatian Pemerintah Indonesia terhadap peningkatan kualitas infrastruktur tentu menjadi fenomena baru dalam situasi politik ekonomi negara ini. Seiring dengan laju perkembangan yang cepat dan ambisi Pemerintah yang tinggi, pertanyaan mengenai bagaimana menyelesaikan proyek-proyek infrastruktur ini harus dijawab dengan cepat. Continue reading “Ayo Nge-Bank: Mengenal Pembiayaan Proyek (Project Financing)”

Model United Nations, Personal Notes

Why I teach MUN

I find teaching satisfies a lot of things. It makes you smarter. It is fun. It is a productive hobby. Even better, I have the opportunity to meet amazing, brilliant, diligent, talented individuals, who share a common goal, a common thirst—thirst of knowledge, of enrichment, of personal development (it’s DEE-vé-lèp-mèn, not dé-vè-lop-mèn). It is a hard work, and nobody said it will be a walk in the park. Truly, I tell you, though. Despite the struggle, despite the tiredness, despite the confusion, ultimately, winning goes beyond just the award—it is when you realize that you can actually do it, and do it greatly. That is winning. [By the way, hard work is not done yet, let us together push for the final stretch!]

Model United Nations

MUN Exercise: Choosing the Right Word

In this exercise, you will match a word with a number of its synonyms that are considerably more ‘formal’, or appropriate to use in formal contexts. The goal of this exercise is to remind you of the ‘choice of words’ that you can utilize as you deliver your speech or write any conference document (e.g. position paper, draft resolution). Continue reading “MUN Exercise: Choosing the Right Word”

The European Parliament
International Relations, Model United Nations

Model UN: Using the Qualified Majority Voting

So, you are joining a Model United Nations conference, and you are assigned to the Council of the European Union. Well done! An exciting conference is certainly in order. You start doing some research, you take a look at the rules of procedure.

As you flip through the pages, you read about the voting procedure.

Then, you read the words, “Qualified majority voting.”

Continue reading “Model UN: Using the Qualified Majority Voting”