I want everybody all around the world to get to know and could enjoy traditional Balinese dance
I don’t want to learn traditional Balinese dance at the first time when I was 5. Still in my memory I was crying when my mom who is a former Balinese dancer when she was young, took me to traditional Balinese dance school at Jakarta. But anyway, my family’s art-blood streams stronger than my fear. As time goes by I finally found that Balinese dancing is the one I enjoy the most.
Beside the beauty, graceful and elegant of dancing, a Balinese dance move involved entire our parts of body to move all the way. From eyes, head, neck, waist, hand, fingers, feet and even your body position. For me, Balinese dancing is like my own sport. When you move your body, it can make you healthy and shaped your body. The best thing when you totally understand moving technique of Balinese dance is you must easier if you want to learn another traditional dance. There is one dance I love the most name Kanyaka Sura, it told us about a woman warrior who has gentle kind-hearted yet tough attitude.
Balinese dance should be passed down to the next generation. So that the beauty of Balinese dance will never get extinct. I just come back from Vietnam, performed Balinese dance in ASEAN 50 event. I want everybody in this world to get to know and enjoy the traditional Balinese dance.
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A geologist will be the first person who explore the place and do research of the natural resources potential located in that area
The task of a geologist is various, we do so many things. It depends on what their speciality. A junior geologist usually placed as wellsite geologist. The main task of wellsite geologist are collect data samples, mapping, create scientific reports, survey the location of well drill, supervise the driller, and take care everything that support drilling work. I never get bored since I work as geologist until now, because geologist is the job that split our time between office, laboratories and field. And that’s exactly the best part. We do travel a lot of course, I have been visited several islands in Indonesia. Even the place that not everyone heard about it, a geologist will be the first person who explore it and do research the potential of natural resources from the location.
Women are minority in geology field. Sometimes men underestimated what I can do. Especially in terms of decision making. I should try hard to ensure that I have capability to do the job. When my boss make job placement, It’s often he doesn’t want place me into the difficult terrain which is still exploration stage and bad social environment. I do understand that my security is his responsibility. I think I could accept this kind of discrimination because this still accepted with my logic and I take it as my boss’ concern of women security.
As a woman, I realize that our weakness is that we only have short move. When finally we get married, we have to respect our husband whether he allows us to have a career or not. But when you still young, single, energic, active and healthy why not to take the opportunity? This job is what I enjoy anyway, there always new experience every day when you are a geologist and I love it!
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There is no relation between tattoo and someone's behavior
It’s like magical now I have my own tattoo studio with my husband, and I feel happier since I am a tattoo artist. People come to my studio to get some fun, they bring joy energy come to me. So that I always excited when I am drawing tattoo on their skin. It is impossible to ruin their happiness, I will work my best not to made mistake with my tattoo work.
To have a tattoo, we need maturity and long consideration. Indonesian Professional Tattoo Art and Body Piercing Association require age 19 and above to people who want to have tattoo on their body. This is a way to reduce the risk of regret in the future. If there any adolescent come to my studio, I will not give her/him my service. Even if they bring money. It’s not always about money. I am a mother of two teenagers. I want to give the example for them that you only could have tattoo in the right time. When you are independent, your school accomplished well, you have a job and have your own money, then it is your rights to have a tattoo or not.
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Studio address : Boo's Ink Tattoo and Piercing, Kalibata city square, beside Ace Hardware, Jakarta, Indonesia
My childhood memories are full of beach, beach, beach. My home in Pacitan was 500 meters from Teleng Ria beach, a popular beach among surfers to exercise. I thought surfing is a fun thing to do when I was 5. I asked my father to teach me and he was excited too and supports me all the way. I started to learn surfing with secondhand surfboard that my dad fixed. The characteristic of Teleng Ria beach is very suitable for beginner surfer. It has soft beach sand and less coral reef.
Surfing is my life!
There are so many positive things from being a surfer. Surfer is a sport which is blend with nature. I became more concerned with nature conservation especially marine sustainability. You will never to be a great surfer if you don’t treat natures well.
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Working in agriculture engineering, make a lot of interaction with farmers will make your life so much colorful
On contrary, when we do practice in field and have a lot working with farmers, that was such an excitement for me. The best thing when we have profession in agricultural engineering is we can contribute to advancing agriculture and help the farmers through technology.
After a long journey in agricultural engineering field, finally I got Professor title when I was 48. This achievement can’t be told an easy thing. Because I am a woman and should be able to manage my time well. Time for my family, kids, and my education also.
In 2015 I got an honorary from AFEO (ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization). It was meant a lot for me. I didn’t imagine that I would be a winner and defeated thousands other participate. But this means I am equal with other young engineer. And I feel appreciated by this honorary.
I did research about graduate gender profile in Indonesia and I found that engineering is not preferred by most women. Women prefer to education and health field. But I ensure you to all women in Indonesia, that actually engineering is not only for men. And I hope to all my students and graduates of agricultural engineering could make contribution in agriculture field, and consistent to our competencies.
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