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Chapter 1: Trip to San Antonio, Texas

Posted: April 24, 2013 at 3:46 am - Category:

Fortunately, while I was here, the Center for International Education (CIE) of Baylor University has set a schedule trip to San Antonio, Texas for the international students as their program, so I could join on this trip. Just for your information, one of the CIE office program was schedule one trip each month during the […]


Chapter 1: Trip to Austin, TX

Posted: April 18, 2013 at 2:51 am - Category:

My trip to Austin, TX on March 16, 2013, with my Indonesian friends was in order to buy some groceries, especially some Indonesian food or spices. The destination was Asian supermarket called MT Supermarket at 10901 N Lamar Blvd  Austin, TX 78753 that  sell authentic Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Vietnamese products. Just for […]


Chapter 1: The City of Waco

Posted: March 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm - Category:

When the pilot told the passenger that the plane will be landing at the Waco Regional Airport,  then I look at the window and try to see what’s Waco would be looks like. For the first time, it was shocking me because all that I saw are farm. I could not imagine how the situation […]


Chapter 1: The Weather

Posted: February 25, 2013 at 4:24 am - Category:

Before heading to Waco, TX, I was doing a little research about Waco’s weather especially in winter so I could make sure that everything is well prepared. For preparation, I brought two winter coats, ginger candy, instant ginger drink (“Jahe Wangi”) and “Sekoteng”  to face the winter. And guess what? The weather at Waco, TX […]


Chapter 1: The Food

Posted: February 19, 2013 at 3:46 am - Category:

Finding for food is relatively difficult here if compared to Indonesia, especially Yogyakarta where I could found the food easily  because there are so many “warung” there. Although my apartment is near or in the campus area, but it was not the same with Babarsari or Jalan Kaliurang. There are no “warung” or restaurant  nearby, […]


Chapter 1: The Apartment

Posted: February 15, 2013 at 5:33 am - Category:

The housing that provided to me at this fellowship program was awesome. They provide me an apartment with really great facility. There are one family room that can be used to relax watching TV and dining, two bed rooms, one bath room with bathtub, kitchen with all of the kitchen set (microwave, toaster, coffe maker, […]


Chapter 1: The Flight

Posted: February 13, 2013 at 2:02 am - Category:

My first chapter of this journey is at Baylor University that located at Waco, Texas – United States. To reach there I should take a long long flight absolutely. I should start my flight from Adi Sucipto International Airport (JOG) to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) for domestic flight and then continued the international flight. The […]


The Prologue

Posted: February 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Category:

The journey’s opportunity started when I had been contacted by my vice rector of academic affairs and information system to participate in United Board Fellows 2012-2014 Program. I must decide to take the opportunity or not soon because the submission for join this program is near the deadline. After had a discussion with my wife […]