Kenangan Itu: Tari Rantak di Amerika Serikat saat Studi S2


Tulisan ini adalah sebuah cerita. Tentang pengalaman. Tentang kepercayaan diri. Tentang sebuah kebanggaan pribadi yang dipersembahkan untuk bangsa dan tanah air tercita. Kenangan Itu ~ Saat ini, tanggal 7 Maret 2019. Telah lama, memang. Masih terngiang suasana di ruangan itu, pada malam itu, saat aku akan tampil di sebuah Malam Internasional di kampus tempatku menuntut … Continue reading Kenangan Itu: Tari Rantak di Amerika Serikat saat Studi S2

Ramadhan dan Idul Fitri di Edwardsville, Amerika Serikat 2012


Pengalaman Ramadhan kali ini cukup berbeda dengan pengalaman Ramadhan yang biasanya saya alami sewaktu saya tinggal di Indonesia. Biasanya, saya pergi ke Mesjid Al-Hidayah yang lokasinya berada persis di dekat rumah, yakni hanya berjarak sekitar 50 meter saja. Cukup dengan jalan kaki, sampai menuju ke Mesjid. Postingan kali ini, saya akan berbagi pengalaman mengenai hal-hal … Continue reading Ramadhan dan Idul Fitri di Edwardsville, Amerika Serikat 2012

Attending India Night 2012 in SIUE – “Sanskriti: One Nation Different Cultures”


I went to this event on April 7, 2012, together with my host family, Joyce and John, and other friends. The event was started at 6:00 pm until 09:00 pm in Morris University Center of SIUE. I was invited to attend this event because it was something new to me. This event was organized and performed by … Continue reading Attending India Night 2012 in SIUE – “Sanskriti: One Nation Different Cultures”

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Indonesia?


Indonesia is a country that has the largest Muslims population in the world. At least, this is what people in the United States know about Indonesia. Why the United States? Because this is one of the most intriguing countries in the world. I can say so because I have never been in this country before. … Continue reading What does it mean to be a Muslim in Indonesia?

The Beautiful Side of Indonesia – in Videos!


The nature of Indonesia is still fresh and somehow, it has the aspect of "virgin" nature. Some books that I have read about Indonesia are only explaining this country based on individual perspective. It is still growing in a lot of ways. One thing that makes people coming from around the world to this country … Continue reading The Beautiful Side of Indonesia – in Videos!