Fulbright – An Example of Study Objective (2010) for Indonesian Applications


My friends in Indonesia asked me several questions dealing with how they should write a good Study Objective for Fulbright scholarship. For the purpose of sharing what I wrote for my application and helping them to achieve a better result for them, I decided to share my study objective in this blog. After learning and … Continue reading Fulbright – An Example of Study Objective (2010) for Indonesian Applications

“Humanizing” Our Writing


This post has been discussed in one of my classes in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. It turns out that I even fall in love with writing. "The more I read, the more easier how to understand my writing is. The more I discuss with open-minded people, the more I can feel what the magnificent use of … Continue reading “Humanizing” Our Writing

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”

The Beauty I feel when I am being a Muslim (March 7, 2012)


Well, people may have different point of view in terms of how they believe in something, especially believing in something known as "God". I was actually born from a family where my parents adore Islam and Allah SWT.  I am an Indonesian as well. Yes, what a big deal to be an Indonesian, right? Living … Continue reading The Beauty I feel when I am being a Muslim (March 7, 2012)

Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia


Hefner, Robert W., ed. Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islāmic Education in Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2009. Based on the information provided, this book “grew out of a research project that began in December 2004 and ended in January 2007, funded by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) in Seattle, … Continue reading Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia