I hope all of you have a new spirit and good resolution in 2014. Happy new year all. “Selamat tahun baru 2014”. This is my first report in January.
On January 1st I went to the Hokkaido temple which located near a Maruyama park with my friend to see how Japanese people spent their new year’s. Hokkaido Jingu is the largest temple in Hokkaido. I saw a lot of people in there. Most of them spent a time to pray, take an omikuji and buy charms.
I tried to take omikuji too, and guess what I got? I got a “daikichi” word on my omikuji paper. I don’t know exactly the meaning. But, my friend said that I got the best luck. How lucky I am.. ^^
On January 2nd - 5th , I spent my time to prepare my presentation on January 7th. But in the middle my busy time to prepare the presentation. I went to my Japanese friend apartment with my Indonesian friend to make a scarf and hat. My Japanese friend teach me how to make a scarf and hat using a sewing machine. That is an awesome experience.
On January 7th (Presentation day), I had a change to present one of paper which related to my research in an Ecological chemistry laboratory seminar. I am very grateful I got that change, because we did a lot of discussion to review my paper selection, and I also got many advices to my research.
In Agriculture faculty in January 10th, we had a Sinenkai party for foreign student. Indonesia student had a change to prepare Indonesian dishes to all of International students in Agriculture faculty. We made “Bakso” Indonesian meat balls. We started to make it from 10 am, finished at 4 pm and served at 5 pm. That was an amazing day.
See you on the next report.