Monday, August 14, 2017

ASEP 2017 in a not so short glance

ASEP 2017 is one of the pinnacle of my 2017!

Being an Accounting major doesn't make me lose my interest to the environment. I have always had keen interest in that topic, probably thanks to my high school years which made me so involved in Geography. Geography, of course, talks so much about the Earth and its future.

I was very excited when the announcement of this program came from my university's International Office. One, is because I feel like I can relate to the topic, and second is because it's! a! fully! funded! trip! to! Japan! Damn, I always read Japanese manga and watch some of their animes so going to Japan is really one of dreams come true for me.

After several selection process, I got the acceptance notification. I was really excited but at the same time concerned.. The program actually took place during my internship program at INKOMPASS. I wasn't sure if I was allowed to take 4 days off work to go to Japan. There were even thoughts of resigning from the program! :( But I was glad that I didn't because the whole program was history.

On August 1th 2017, my Indonesian team and I met at the airport. We had a flight on 12.30 a.m. so we were all sleeping during the flight. When we finally landed in Japan, Shioji was ready to welcome us. She was a lovely lady and I'm glad that she was our tour guide for our welcoming tour. She emphasized on 'Japanese time' so many times lol but we managed to get her trust, though. We went to Edo Tokyo Museum and it was very interesting. You see, I am an avid reader of Detective Conan and Aoyama Gosho sensei put a lot of Japanese history in his story. It was interesting to hear Shioji talking about Ieyasu Tokugawa, Hideyoshi, and many more. I felt like finally I understand what I always read. The museum was also very interesting with so many detailed displays of Tokyo history. BUT too bad I couldn't really enjoy my trip because... SIAK WAR is coming! Those from Universitas Indonesia must have understood it very well, it was a crucial moment for us students because we have to register to classes that we are going to take for the following semester. I kept on checking my phone and another friend of mine is busy trying to access the server.

After visiting the Edo Tokyo Museum, we went to Asakusa. I didn't know at first that this place was so iconic in Tokyo. I'm glad we had you, Shioji! The visit in Asakusa was interesting, we got to take picture in the iconic Senso-Ji temple too!


Finally we headed to Chiba that afternoon. I slept along the way as I was super tired, and I haven't even taken a bath :( In Chiba, we were welcomed warmly at AEON Mall Makuhari New City. The mall was super big and it would be my forever regret that I wasn't able to explore through the mall. They have different areas for family and even pets. Imagine how big that mall is! We were gathered in this one room. The Korean team was already there and after a while Malaysian team and Chinese team arrived. There was a presentation about AEON mall and its foundation and we were given WAON card. With that WAON card, we can purchase anything that we want in this AEON mall, with JPY 1000 limit, of course!

My dinner was great but it wasn't all pleasant. It was 7pm there in Japan but 5pm in Indonesia, which means my SIAK WAR is starting! D: I was locked in front of my laptop screen, refreshing my academic.ui.ac.id non-stop. Lucky or poor me, I could only access academic.ui.ac.id at 8.30pm Japanese time. Lucky because I could access it while being in hotel with stable internet connection, and poor because I wasn't among the first people who can access that portal. I didn't get all classes that I wanted but well, what's done is done. I could finally enjoy my Japan trip without (or so I thought) any burden in mind regarding classes.

The next morning we finally met other participants from other country and was placed in group. I was placed in Group F with 7 other people. They are Ingy from Japan (but she is very international!), Game from Thailand, Ke Yi from China, Phidor from Cambodia, Alia from Malaysia, Minh from Vietnam, and Jae Hwan from South Korea. I would be with them for the following 5 days.
Our first rendezvous
After a grand opening ceremony in Royal Rihga Hotel near Waseda University, we headed to Tokyo Station to take the Shinkansen. I was shocked to find that the Shinkansen ticket costs so much. I took the KTX in South Korea and in my opinion they are equally fast but South Korea only cost me a quarter of the Shinkansen ticket. But I didn't mind at all because the trip cost me no penny lol.


I gotta tell you that I was very tired after the flight, tour, SIAK WAR, and everything that happened on the previous day. I kind of missed the Jakarta traffic where I can sleep during the long jam, but the road trip was very smooth in Japan I didn't get enough time to sleep. On the Shinkansen I was seated next to Game and Ke Yi, so sorry Game that I slept for most of the trip! Hahaha.

The hotel in Sendai was very good. The name is Hotel New Mitoya and it is a traditional Japanese style hotel. Okay, so to be honest, I enjoyed the first dinner there but it wasn't quite what I would choose if I was to dine on my own. Jae Hwan and Ingy told me that it was a really fancy dinner and there I was thinking, "God I don't deserve to be fancy..." LOL. The beef and sashimi were very good though and I can still imagine the taste on my tongue!
The fancy dinner
Although feeling tired, I tried the yukata and went on some very short trip with Kemara, one of my Indonesian friends. I also get to chat with the Indonesian team and that really helped me cope with my homesickness.

On August 3rd, after that much needed sleep in a hard futon (seriously I miss my bed..), we woke up early to go to an oyster farm, Miyanomori School of Wood, and Matsushima Bay. It was a record that I was able to wake up at 6am although it seemed that Midori (a roommate from Japan) had tried so hard in waking me up. She said she nudged me but I stayed still lol. Probably I wouldn't go into detail about my activities on that day because I got reports to fill. It will be lots of work for me to write about the same things twice! However, some things are notable on that day. I was amazed by how Japanese people were able to renovate not only their environment, but also their own mental state. It don't think I, or Indonesia at its current state, could bear the same damage and yet come back as great as before, if not better. The Miyanomori Elementary School was super soothing to the eye, I would certainly want to have an education there! In Matsushima, a lady was telling us her own story as the surviving victim of the 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami. I felt sad after hearing her story, about how she was having a conflict with her parents on that poor day and never managed to say sorry, and some part of me just want to say my apology to my parents lol. I was also introduced to John (Kim Dong Hwan is his real name... I think? I forgot!) from South Korea and Yinbo on that day.
Oyster farm at Miyanomori
Miyanomori Elementary School
That night I was very tired but we had to start our group discussion. Our discussion was to be honest a bit confusing to me. It's hard to gather the so many ideas from so many heads from so many different background! I wasn't great in consolidating all these different thoughts into one idea and I too had my own version on how to answer the question asked. It was an interesting experience though to have that kind of discussion. I hope in the future I can have that kind of chance again which talks about the background I'm in, for example in Economics.

Our third day in Sendai wasn't as busy as the second. We went tree planting on that day! I was very excited because it would be my first tree planting event and I was glad that the tree planting wasn't just ceremonial. We got to plant for real purposes, i.e. that day we planted 1,500 black pine trees! Planting trees also wasn't as easy as I thought.. The soil was quite frozen and it was hard to dig through the soil. But I surely will be back for the trees one day. See you in several years, Watari-gun!

After the tree planting, we went on to watch Japanese drum performance. It was amazing, I'm telling you.. And the main reason is because the drummer were cute kids!!! I was very overwhelmed at how cute the kids were!!!! (being frantic 2.0) Next we went to Tohoku University and was given another lecture. I think the most interesting part of this trip is the disaster mitigation game. I could tell right away that the facilitator was Indonesian, hahaha. The game was also interesting. I loved being in that group since we can really speak what's in our mind almost thoughtlessly, lol. Probably it was because it was just a game that all people were able to relax and just joked around.

That day I feel so refreshed unlike the past days and I finally have this idea that.. I wanted to try the onsen! Since the first day, Shioji has been asking us to try the onsen but I just didn't think it was the right idea, yet.. I'm very reserved as a person and I didn't have the energy to interact with other people while breaking my own comfort zone. Thank God that day I felt hmm more connected to my Indonesian friends? That I finally decided I wanted to try the onsen with them. That night we went walking through the serene Sendai street at 11pm (crazy I know) in yukata while wearing bakiak (they underlined this word but I don't know what to call it in English!). That was one of the craziest thing that I did while in Sendai, one of the first crazy things, in fact. I would have another post talking about this! However, finally at 12pm we arrived back to the hotel and.. I tried the damn onsen!!! I was glad that I took the decision because I really enjoyed the onsen. Becky, the Chinese girl from my room, actually enjoyed the onsen very much that she took it every other night. She also encouraged me to do so, so did many other people. Thank you guys for pushing me!
Because I can't upload a picture of onsen??
The next day, we went back to Tokyo by Shinkansen. We had another group discussion at the Shinkansen but still I didn't think we reached some solid conclusion. We still had some hours left to discuss that night, but I still felt nervous. We still had our discussion at AEON Tower and finally we reached on some conclusion. I still felt that our idea is a bit vague; however, this is the part where I should thank Ingy! She's really the driver of our group and I was glad that I had her. That night at the hotel I finally knew what was really going on with our presentation and I decided to play a rather big part of our presentation. Yes, me, this introvert, was going on a role play as a tour guide in the middle of Kalimantan jungle. Unthinkable, I know. That night I also learned that Ingy was going to leave us very soon right after our presentation! :( It was really sad that we needed to part in such an abrupt way, but she really was pursuing a big thing in Singapore, I wish you success, Ingy!
Group F of ASEP 2017!
The group presentation in Kanda University went well. All the other groups presented really well and so did our group, I think! Miriam's group was chosen as the winner, but I personally was satisfied with the result. They really deserve it after their long practicing hours. Our presentation in Kanda University is the closing remark of our ASEP 2017 event.

We continued on a closing party at a nearby restaurant with performance from each country. It was fun performing and watching other teams. Finally, the farewell happened.. It was sad parting with my team, but I was glad that we live in an era when we can connect with each other! I will surely miss Ingy, Ke Yi, Game, Minh, Alia, Jae Hwan, and Phidor. Thank you for the stories you've shared with me and for the amazing experience discussing and dining together! I'm sad, though, that I can't contact Ke Yi as often as with the others because she lived within the Great Firewall, but I will one day really send you something, thanks for the fan, Ke Yi! <3 also="" and="" asep="" can="" e="" energy="" friends="" here="" i="" in="" is="" lack="" loves="" of="" one="" p="" read="" relate="" she="" socializing="" the="" to="" we="" yi="">
Thank you AEON for making this event possible. I really admire the commitment that AEON team has put into this event. It was such a well organized event. Do I love ASEP? Yes! Do I love AEON? Yes! Do I love Japan? Absolutely!

Looking forward for our next rendezvous, ASEP people!


The Apple of The Year

Hello, I'm back! I think some people already miss my posts haha.

It's the long holiday here for Universitas Indonesia but unlike last year, I'm not doing my 3-months vacation doing nothing! There are some highlights to my holiday that I'm so eager to share with you.

The first one would be my INKOMPASS intern.

This one has a unique historical background. During my useless holiday back in 2016, I noticed that some of my seniors were already doing internships and one of them being my senior in Studi Profesionalisme Akuntan, the organization I'm in. She was doing an intern at Philip Morris International and she stated that it was an INKOMPASS internship. Being a spontaneous person, I went looking for more information regarding this internship. I went a little bit excited and even made the reminder for next year, LOL. Suddenly on February or March, INKOMPASS team came to my university and I finally really applied for the program, although I'm being super pessimistic as the acceptance rate were very low.. It's even more competitive than applying to Akuntansi UI!

Miraculously, I got accepted! I went frantic that night, May 4th 2017. The announcement came to my inbox at 10p.m. and as a result I went to bed very late that night due to excitement.
UI Squad

The second one is my Korean trip.

In early February, I felt like I'm disappointing someone so I bough her avocado juice??? Weird I know but this led to a historical conversation.
The fateful chat
Okay so I actually just searched this and I was shocked at how plainnnn and so wacana-ish the conversation went. But we fucking made it true.. On July 22nd-23rd, we went to South Korea together to present our research paper. It seemed so unreal!!! I finally met oppas! But more to that later :)

The third one is my Japan trip.

Someone said that I took over East Asia, HAHA that probably really sums up what I felt! I have also aimed for this Japan trip for the longest time. Not that I aimed for this specific event though.. Back in 2015 I met this amazing student who also contributed a lot in shaping who I am right now. I learned from his Facebook page that he joined a fully-funded event in South Korea held by International Office UI. I was super triggered.. he went to SBS studio OMFG. That day I subscribed to International Office UI right away and have always hunted for a free trip overseas, lol. I waited for a year until finally there was this program that really caught my attention. A fully-funded trip to Japan! I remember that it was on March and sadly, the poster said that any prediction test for the English requirement is not accepted. Holy hell.. I haven't taken any real English certification test other than the first English Proficiency Test that I took during my freshman year. I emailed Mbak Amanda asking whether a prediction test is accepted, no answer.. I continued with my life then.
UI Squad (2)
Then in mid April, I was looking at the announcement again on Twitter! But wait.. what?? Now a prediction test is accepted! I remember that the deadline was approaching really fast and I don't have many days left. On the next day I went to my Accounting Department asking for a recommendation letter. Luckily the staff was supportive and Bu Ancella also gave the recommendation within the expected days. Thank you Bu Dian from Depak and Bu Ancella! I got the recommendation letter on April 29th while the deadline of application is on April 30th at 3pm. And guess when did I write the essay and motivation letter? On April 30th at 12pm. IT WAS THE FASTEST AND MOST SERIOUS ESSAY THAT I DID FOR THE WHOLE YEAR. I remember clearly that I wrote it in auditorium while participating in a seminar (which I didn't take notice). It was such a hectic week for me and I was glad that I didn't hesitate to apply because on May 10th I got the notice that I was accepted for the program! I want to dedicate two posts for this amazing program, so more to that later!

I still have my fourth and fifth, though. But let's just talk what has happened first!

All in all, I am amazed at myself because I happened to achieve so much within these three months. However, I also faced rejections in three things, which announcements I hear within three consecutive days. It was tough, but I was glad for the rejections because it made me realize the things that I should be grateful of. I've been taking them for granted honestly.. BUT LET'S JUST FOCUS ON THE NICE THINGS!

See you on my next posts!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kali ini enggak #random: mengurus paspor sendiri

Menjadi seorang warga negara yang baik adalah cita-cita gue dari dulu. Gue bahkan pernah cerita sama seorang teman kalo salah satu hal yang gue pengen lakukan adalah ikut sidang kalo ditilang buat SIM. Lol, not that I wish to break the rule, but shit happens and when the time comes, I want to take the responsibility by not taking a short cut bribing officers. Reason number two would be that I am.. a very honest person, it will be more suitable to say that I'm a coward, though. I easily feel guilty when I'm at fault so yeah.

Terus gue seneng banget karena kemarin ini akhirnya gue berhasil survive di birokrasi Indonesia dan berhasil mengikuti peraturan dengan baik: gue berhasil bikin paspor tanpa pake calo! Paspor gue akan habis masa berlaku di bulan Juni nanti sedangkan untuk keperluan ke luar negeri, banyak banget nih yang mensyaratkan untuk punya paspor dengan masa berlaku masih tersisa lebih dari 6 bulan. Hence, gue memutuskan untuk membuatnya secepat mungkin.

Tapi gue menemukan banyak banget hambatan dalam pembuatannya sebenarnya. Proses pembuatan paspor online yang dibilang orang-orang memudahkan banget itu nyatanya, sialnya sih lebih tepatnya, lagi down beberapa bulan belakangan! Gue udah rajin banget ngecek website-nya dan gak bisa sampai akhirnya 23 Maret 2017, boom, ada pengumuman resmi tentang fitur pembuatan paspor online yang dihapus sementara karena ada lalalalala sampai waktu yang tidak ditentukan. Akhirnya gue memutuskan untuk membuat paspor secara normal aja. Nah, tapi banyak banget nih kesimpangsiuran akan hal ini, karena ya sebagian besar orang membuat paspor dengan pake calo, travel agent, atau kalau pernah bikin sendiri pun cuma lima tahun sekali. Dengan post ini, gue berharap kalian semua tergerak untuk membuat paspor sendiri dan enggak nunda-nunda jam berangkat ke kantor imigrasinya.. :) nanti juga tau sendiri apa maksudnya muahaha.

Disclaimer: the story to be told is based on user's experience at Kantor Imigrasi Kelas II Kota Bekasi. Experiences may vary.

Gue lagi kuliah dan jadwal gue cukup penuh, jadi kalaupun gue bikin paspor itu pasti nyempet-nyempetin banget dan tergantung jadwal kuliah gue. Kemarin, gue mendapat kabar kalau bikin paspor itu harus sesuai dengan domisili kita di KTP, which is dengan kasus gue, berarti gue harus bikin paspor di Bekasi. Sehubungan dengan adanya libur Pilkada putaran dua kemarin *still sad*, gue memutuskan kalau ini adalah kesempatan yang bagus banget buat gue bikin paspor di Bekasi karena pasti mereka gak libur.

Rabu, 19 April 2017
Gue udah mempersiapkan semua berkas untuk membuat paspor yang gue lihat di website imigrasi. Gak hanya berkas asli, gue juga mempersiapkan dokumen fotokopinya yang sayangnya, engga dibahas di website imigrasinya. Ini gue dapet dari nyari-nyari juga pengalaman di blog orang mengenai pembuatan paspor. Karena gue ingin memperpanjang paspor, maka yang gue persiapkan adalah:
  1. Kartu keluarga asli
  2. Fotokopi kartu keluarga
  3. Ijazah SMA asli (ini subtitutable dengan akte kelahiran, surat baptis, maupun surat nikah. Yang penting adalah dokumen yang memuat nama lengkap, tempat dan tanggal lahir, serta nama orangtua)
  4. Fotokopi ijazah SMA
  5. KTP
  6. Fotokopi KTP (ingat! KTP-nya harus difotokopi di kertas A4 dan gak boleh digunting mengikuti ukuran KTP-nya gitu)
  7. Paspor lama
  8. Fotokopi paspor lama, halaman depannya aja yang ada identitas diri
  9. Materai Rp6.000 untuk mengisi formulir di dalam kantor imigrasinya nanti
Gue cukup deg-degan sebenarnya masalah dokumen begini gara-gara pernah bolak-balik bank berkali-kali gagal sehingga gagal terus bikin rekening. Jadi gue agak merasakan parno berlebih sih memang pas nyiapin dokumen ini..

Temen gue cerita kalau dia bikin paspor di imigrasi Jakarta Barat dan dia datang jam setengah 7, lalu kelar melakukan semuanya jam setengah 10 pagi. Gue akhirnya mau nyontoh ini juga dong, dan memutuskan untuk datang jam setengah 7 juga.

But alas, I was damn wrong...

Gue pernah ketawa gara-gara baca blog dan dia kaget imigrasi Bekasi itu rame banget, dia ga nyangka ternyata banyak banget orang Bekasi yang mau ke luar negeri. Waktu itu dia dateng jam 8 dan dapet nomor antrian 199. WOY INI GUE DATENG SETENGAH 7 BISA NOMOR 400 KALI.

Terus sialnya lagi adalah setengah dari pegawai imigrasinya ber-KTP DKI Jakarta sehingga hari itu mereka ga beroperasi at full capacity dan dipatok quota cuma sampai nomor antrian 230. (Aneh sih tapi pas ditanya normalnya berapa, dijawab 230 juga sama si bapak hmm..) Gue batu gitu dan memutuskan untuk nunggu sampai titik nadir hahaha bahkan ketika udah diitungin yang akan dapet nomor antrian dan gue dipastikan engga dapet, gue masih nekat ngantri. Jam setengah 8 akhirnya udah 230 orang yang masuk dan gue.. gagal. Terpaksa harus kembali lagi besok harinya.

Kamis, 20 April 2017
Karena kemarin gagal akibat kesiangan, kali ini gue memutuskan untuk dateng lebih pagi. Yak, gue dateng... jam 4 pagi. Nice. Bahkan ketika jam 4 itu gue udah urutan ke-18 :)) Luar biasa memang orang-orang.

Tips: bawa koran untuk alas duduk. Beruntung orang di belakang gue itu bawa koran bekas dan dia nawarin gue satu, jadilah gue duduk di situ SEMBARI NONTON 13 REASONS WHY luar biasa nyambungnya. Memasuki jam 5 akhirnya gue merasa ngantuk dan gue.. ketiduran sambil duduk sampai jam 6 pagi.

Jam setengah 7, akhirnya mulai dipersilahkan nih semuanya untuk maju mengambil nomor antrian. Sebelum itu terlebih dahulu dicek apakah kita semua telah membawa dokumen asli yang telah gue sebutkan di atas.

Gue menunggu cukup lama untuk giliran pengecekan berkas. Selagi menunggu, kita diminta untuk mengisi formulir perpanjangan KTP. Dan lo tau apa yang gue temukan.. ternyata tempat lahir gue yang selama ini harusnya di Bekasi (menurut akte), tiba-tiba jadi di Jakarta pada KTP dan Kartu Keluarga. Langsung papuy juga bun, gue khawatir banget kalo hal ini akan menjadi masalah ketika verifikasi berkasi dan emang demi apapun gue jadi mules banget gara-gara hal ini. Masa iya paspor gue mau ditolak dan gue nunda lagi bikin paspornya?

Beruntung sepertinya mbaknya lagi ngablu juga dan gak sadar akan perbedaan data tersebut. Gue emang menuliskan di formulirnya tempat lahir gue di Bekasi sih dan itu sama dengan data yang ada di paspor lama gue, jadi gue lolos verifikasi berkas. Asli gue gemeteran pas verifikasi berkas muahaha.

Selesai verifikasi, gue diberikan nomor antrian lagi untuk foto dan wawancara. Fotonya berjalan cepat dan gue senang fotonya lumayan bagus, akhirnya gue bisa mengubah foto paspor jelek di tahun 2012 itu, lol. Untuk sesi wawancara gue sesungguhnya tidak begitu khawatir mengenai tempat lahir karena sudah lolos sesi verifikasi sebelumnya. Tetapi gue, karena ga tahan banget kalo ada sesuatu yang ga sesuai, dengan polos bertanya, "Mbak, kalo data tempat lahir saya beda gimana ya?"

Jeng jeng.

TENANG TENANG gue gak disuruh pulang! Akhirnya mbaknya cuma bilang supaya pas mengambil gue membawa surat dari kelurahan semacam pernyataan yang menyatakan bahwa walaupun bertempat lahir berbeda, Angela Monalisa Kurniawan di akte (well, gue pake ijazah sih) dan KK adalah orang yang sama. Ini agak rempong sih tapi gapapa deh, setidaknya gue lega karena sudah melalui prosedur yang benar. Sesudahnya gue harus membayar di bank dan disarankan melalui teller dalam waktu maksimal 7 hari kerja sejak permohonan paspor dibuat. Ini mepet parah banget sih karena gue gak tau ada maksimal bayar! Untungnya gue bayar di hari kelima setelah permohonan dibuat, gila sih ini. Setelah dibayar, lima hari kerja kemudian paspor kita dapat diambil di kantor imigrasi bersangkutan.

Oh ya, dengan nomor urut 17, gue selesai verifikasi-foto-wawancara jam setengah 10 pagi.

update!
Oh iya, gue juga akhirnya bertanya sama mbaknya apakah boleh gue yang ber-KTP di Bekasi membuat paspor di Jakarta Timur, dan ternyata boleh karena sistemnya sekarang sudah online! (sistemnya ya, yang online, bukan pembuatan paspor online jadi jangan khawatir). Kalo misalnya kita KTP Bekasi, itu boleh bikin di Jakarta Timur kek, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta Utara, Depok juga gapapa (gue cerita kalo gue kuliah di Depok). Lain lagi ceritanya kalau gue bikin KTP di Surabaya, itu perlu keterangan domisili tuh karena kan aneh kalau misalnya gue rumah di Bekasi tapi jauh-jauh ke Surabaya cuma untuk bikin paspor. Well, you get my point.

Selasa, 9 Mei 2017
Karena kebetulan hari ini tidak ada kelas pagi, gue memutuskan untuk mengambil paspor. Sebetulnya untuk pengambilan gue hanya perlu bawa formulir dari orang imigrasi beserta bukti pembayaran dan KTP, tapi emang dasar panikan, gue mules aja gitu selagi menunggu.. Gue takut ada apa-apa dan semua ini sia-sia :(

Gue berangkat dari rumah jam setengah 7, dibawa muter abang Gojek lewatin Galaxy sampe mau marah (tapi abangnya sudah tua dan gue tidak tega..), lalu akhirnya tiba di kantor imigrasi jam setengah 8 pagi. Saat itu gue mendapat nomor antrian 22 dan baru pada pukul 9 akhirnya dipanggil untuk mengambil paspor. FYI, pemanggilan nomor antrian paspor baru dimulai pada pukul 8.

Saat tiba giliran gue, gue langsung memberikan berkas yang dibutuhkan dan.. voila! Ga butuh waktu lama paspor gue sudah di tangan! :') OMG bangga banget rasanya karena ini paspor yang gue urus dan buat sendiri, I feel like accomplishing something! Mantap!

Akhirnya jadi juga!
Membuat paspor sendiri itu ternyata bisa banget loh dilakukan dan gue sangat men-encourage kalian untuk mengurusnya sendiri! Sistemnya sekarang juga bagus banget, pembayaran dilakukan di bank jadinya engga ada deh tuh pungli antara masyarakat dengan petugas.

Jangan ketakutan juga dengan waktu tunggu yang dari jam 4 pagi itu. Sebenernya bisa aja sih lo dateng jam 5 atau 6 gitu dan kemudian setelah mengambil nomor antrian pulang dulu. Mereka memasang x-banner yang isinya perkiraan waktu kira-kira nomor sekian akan dipanggil jam berapa begitu. Waktunya juga sepertinya bervariasi antar kantor imigrasi. Temen gue yang bikin di Kanim Jakarta Barat bilang kalau dia pergi jam setengah 7 pagi dan jam 10 pagi prosesnya sudah selesai (which is why gue santai di tanggal 19 April-nya).

Semangat membuat paspor!


NB. OOT dikit, tanggal di post ini sangat pilkada-ish ya.. 19 April pilkada dan ada pemenang dan yang kalah, 9 Mei ada yang dipenjara (secara tidak adil). :(

Monday, February 6, 2017

Jujur Seru

Gue lagi buat laporan magang. Tiba-tiba gue merasa bosen dan capek aja, and I just felt the urge to write (finally) something cheesy.

Dari awal bulan Januari kemarin, gue magang di Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK) tepatnya di Kantor Regional 1. Gue orang yang penakut parah dan sangat tidak inovatif HAHA jadi sejujurnya pengalaman magang di OJK kemarin adalah hal yang sangat berharga bagi gue. Dari dulu gue sudah punya keinginan untuk magang, tapi ketakutan gue itu bahkan menghalangi gue untuk apply. Gue bahkan pernah komentar di status LinkedIn orang tentang hal ini, lol. Sampai hari ini gue masih sangat berterima kasih atas kesempatan yang diberikan kepada gue dari seseorang untuk kegiatan magang ini. Big thanks!

Pengumuman diterima magang di OJK ini agak lebih lambat dibandingkan dengan institusi lainnya. Gue sampai khawatir engga diterima bahkan dan mulai pasrah kalau liburan kali ini gue akan kembali menyibukan diri dengan drama Korea (hahaha). Ketika sudah dihubungi bahwa gue diterima, pada tanggal 6 Januari 2017 gue disuruh untuk berkumpul di Gedung D Kompleks Bank Indonesia. Uwaa so happy (?)

Salah satu orang yang gue kenal adalah Iman yang sama-sama dari Akuntansi UI dan temennya Tito. Terima kasih ya, Iman, berkat lo gue nggak takut-takut amat di hari pertama. :') Meskipun kami sudah sampai 30 menit lebih awal, ternyata sudah banyak banget yang datang dan kami tidak kebagian tempat duduk. Nggak lama, seseorang sampai setelah kami. "Halo, magang juga ya? Ini jam 8 kan ya?" "Iya nih." "Oh, kenalin, gue Raditya, kalian dari mana?" "Kita dari UI, Akuntansi." Lalu si Raditya kaget. Ternyata dia Akun UI juga and that's how we met Siwo. (Raditya = Siwo).

Kalo gue ceritain ini bakal jadi panjang banget wkwkw karena gue punya tendensi untuk mengingat segalanya dan nge-retell per hari. So long story short, yang ditugaskan ke Kantor Regional 1 ada 11 orang dan setiap hari menjadi indah karena mereka.

Entah kenapa gue semacam menantikan setiap hari karena ada harapan ketemu mereka dan berkumpul di ruang rapat lantai 13 itu. Somewhere along the way akhirnya kami dipecah ke beberapa bagian dan nggak berkumpul di ruang rapat lagi. Gara-gara itu, kami jadi kangen banget sama si ruang rapat dan memanggil ruang rapat itu 'rumah', our lovely code name! Dan somewhere along the way juga, perlahan-lahan kami semua kembali berkumpul di rumah lagi.

Pengalaman magang ini akan selalu menjadi pengalaman pertama gue yang mengesankan. Akan selalu kangen rumah, yang menyediakan tempat tercozy buat ngobrol gak tau diri yang kadang suka offside volume suaranya. Akan selalu kangen diskusi buat makan apa hari itu. Akan selalu kangen nyobain tempat makanan baru, pergi ke GI di hari Jumat, dan delivery-delivery di akhir periode magang karena udah capek. Akan selalu kangen juga dengan kejutan-kejutan martabak dan cakwe yang suka tiba-tiba hadir di sore hari!

Semoga kalian, teman-teman magang gue sukses selalu, ya! Sukses untuk Bu Ayu, semoga cepet ketemu judul skripsinya, kan nanti magangnya di syariah wakakak. Sukses untuk Firsti di Austria, kita pasti bakal ketemu lagi kokk tamatin Westworld ya! Sukses untuk Siwo, Australian guy yang mau magang di "Australia", ga nyangka situ Hufflepuff hmm. Sukses untuk Iman, jujur lo orang pertama yang samasama tukang *******, jo. Semoga makanan lo senantiasa higienis ya hahaha. Sukses untuk Virgin dengan komunitas BaIm lo, jangan sedih ya Vir karena berpisah dengan spot tercinta lo di depan Bu Tati :( Sukses untuk Dinda, semoga lo ga lupa ya akan magang kali ini wkwkw. Sukses untuk Lia, gue ga benci lo kok karena suara lo yang nyeret-nyeret itu HAHA. Sukses untuk Grace dan Salma, semoga kalian lulus memuaskan tahun ini (soalnya judul TA udh ketemu kan ga kaya Bu Ayu wkwk). Sukses untuk Ghazi, semoga tidak mendapat uang transport ga membuat lo kapok magang.

Terima kasih juga buat Bu Tati dan Pak Dendy, dua orang yang senantiasa mengurusi kami dengan baik di KR1. Juga kepada Pak Pur atas cerita-ceritanya dan untuk Bu Duma serta Bu Sulis atas tugas-tugasnya yang senantiasa menambah ilmu kami.

Dan jujur, akan susah punya pengalaman magang seseru ini lagi. 

Di depan air mancur BI HAHA. Jujur malu fotonya.

Full-team bersama Ghazi

Bersama Bapak KR1