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Tri-University Student Seminar & Symposium 2012 – IPB, Indonesia

Hey-ho, finally going to write about this much loved and enjoyed event of the year 2012 (besides IAAS World Congress). Read on!

2012 IPB Delegates, one of my favorite pictures!

I enjoyed the event so much because we had a solid delegates team and it was so much fun preparing for the event! We practices dances, I was supposed to dance the Peacock Dance, there is a Balineese Dance, Warog Dance and le spectacular Saman Dance! Not forgetting the preparation, we have private presentation preparation with the other delegates outside of the three presentations in front of Ibu Endah. We bonded over the process and now I actually miss spending time with them. :)) Oiya, and if you are accepted as a delegates, then you are going to be one of many incredibles Tri-U alumni. πŸ˜€

The Tri-U Delegates and supporting lecturers

Last year, the Tri-U started with a cocktail party the night before, where we each get to know each other. I sit with the Japaneese from Mie & Ibaraki university. A very fun bunch of people. I don’t know why but Japaneese and Indonesian seem to mix well with each other :3. The next day was the first official day and there were a opening ceremony and general lectures by the lecturer and professor from Indonesia and the other host countries. Then it was the start of the first round of presentations. My presentations was in the last day, so I had more time to prepare. πŸ™‚ After that we were put into groups and we are told to do a workshop challenge. We had to make something out of scraps or trash and present it in the last day. At night, we have the welcome party! The Indonesian delegates danced Sajojo, since we were the host, we need to get the party started people! Hahahaha, and then we went dangdutan and teach them a few dangdut moves with their thumbs up.

My workshop group!

The next few days were all about presentations, working on the group workshop project and just having fun over dinner. We also had a fieldtrip to Mekarsari where we bathe the buffalo, plant rice, dance and painted caping. We also head over to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah and took pictures in the traditional houses! Social dinner at Botani Square was done afterwards.

Planting rice at Mekarsari

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah with Mie Univ. Delegates and professors! πŸ˜€

On the last day, I had my presentation, the group presentation, the announcement of the winner, closing ceremony and the epic farewell party where we finally danced the dance we had been preparing for the last 3 months! Alhamdulillah I got picked as the Best Presenter in Food Category :’) although my workshop group didn’t win any awards because {)*@YP#&YR*O&HFP*Y!! *censored* We partied until late night and had a late-night swimming pool party! And you know what? The next day was Idul Adha so I have to wake up super early and pray with Syahrini at Kebun Raya (for real). But hey, we work hard, play hard and pray hard for best results right? πŸ˜‰

Best presenter for Food topic! Horay! πŸ˜€

Picture with costumes

What I got from the events are best friends, good friends oversea, an award for Best Presenter, dancing skills and great memories! πŸ˜€ It was an awesome experience and I hope you will get a chance to experience it too. This year I’m afraid I won’t be joining the team to go to Japan. Need to work on my thesis research. Hopefully the year after that I’ll get the chance again! πŸ˜€ Cheers guys!

Love love love you guys so so so much! 2012 Tri-delegates + Ibu Endah during dancing training session in Fateta Corridor πŸ™‚

All of the Tri-U student participants! Imagine how much fun we had! Truly once in a lifetime event!

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