Archive for 2015

Stay in Jambi - Part 1. Research

Hello, PARE friends. Today, I post my situation in Jambi, Sumatra Island.

In order to conduct my research, I left Bogor in west of Java Island. Now, I have stayed in Jambi for one month and I will stay there until the end of January. Jambi is south east province in Sumatra Island and especially the place I stay is located in coastal area. In November, there were worried by haze problem(thick smoke) due to peat fire during dry season but the rainy season has started and the haze disappeared. 

the place to wash clothes and body
young oil palm along the river
measuring oil palm fruits weight with scale

My research focuses on the greenhouse gas emission from the acid sulfate soil. I take gas and soil samples in order to measure gas emission and controlling factor of the emission in the agricultural field in Jambi. Because the place I stay is coastal area, there has a lot of acid sulfate soil affected sea water. Once the soil got drained, sulfide in the soil got oxidized and produce much amount of sulfate ion (SO42-) then decrease its pH. 

paddy field including oil palm

gas sampling in the paddy

Even though working in the hot agricultural field exhausts me and the live in this place has difference from city area, I will work hard and contribute to this place through suggesting less environmental damage agriculture. See you again.

See you again!

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Surprising Hokkaido! (part 2)

Hallo everyone...

First of all so sorry for late posting this part.  After 2 months in Sapporo, I felt real life in japan. Especially because it's autumn. Autumn in Japan is famous with the colorful leave. And my friend said here is more beautiful than autumn in Europe. Hahaha:D
Although the temperature was going down week by week, I really enjoy. Many place become very beautiful, especially park. Recommended for photo hunting: p some places are become very beautiful especially park. There are several park that I visited when autumn season come.

Nakajima Park

In campus also, sometimes I saw tourist come to Hokkaido university to take picture in gingko avenue, famous part of campus here. From The main gate of Hokkaido University is an 7-minute walk from Sapporo Station. I’m feel blessed because I can see beautiful color of leaves and enjoying autumn leaves in Hokkaido.
Oh ya, I also enjoy Japanese class with so many homework and quiz almost every day.. hahaha :D meet another student from different country is interesting. fall quater was finished now i continu fall quarter, it will be more challenging. 

Nihonggo class

A week before snow come I went to furano with my laboratory member. It’s quite late if you want to go there. Furano is very famous with its flower garden especially in summer. -.-‘. No problem guys the purposes are different. I went to furano to visit waste treatment facilities. 

Furano is very interesting place, I learn so much especially about waste treatment. In Furano they separate their waste until 14 categories, all of them manage by community and local government. I was surprising with the management system that they apply. We can say it almost zero waste system, because 91-95% waste are recycled.  Here some pictures that I took there :D

RDF Facilities

                                                            composting facilities 

thank you for reading.. 
see you next story =)

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My research is My Travelling part 1

Halo everyone....

I would like to share a Journey to Kyoto for attending "The 3rd International meeting  Human-Environmental Security in Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire: Water-Energy-Food Nexus" at the North of Kyoto. it was held in the end October 2015. it was fascinating, a lots of Researchers come from several countries like Japan, Indonesia, Filipina, USA and Canada.

These research have a lot of goals as well as expected results : 1. to increase environmental security and to reduce conflicts related to the water-energy-food nexus. 2. Policy and governance for improved water management. 3. for the sustainability of environmental management of the water-energy-food nexus in the Asia-pacific Region. and others. Moreover, two sites of research location were in Indonesia (Citarum river and Jakarta Bay.

Water-Energy-Food Nexus
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Related Research

RIHN's Office

 One of discussion in international meeting

You can access this link for detail....

my Sensei asked me to join this event in order to know several researchers with related to Water-Food Nexus  to support my research and network in the future.Lucky me, I can communicate with researchers with related to my concerning.

On the way to Sapporo, Before take off at Kobe airport, I visited Kobe Mosque that was known as (神戸ムスリムモスク Kōbe Muslim Mosque), it was founded in October, 1935 and it is Japan's first mosque. it was valuable and scarcity moment for me.. 

And Now, December.....
some events happened in Sapporo...
white December ...White Sapporo...

one of events was white illumination which was held from in the November until in the end December. Here, some photos with friends..

We were also travelling several places in Fukugawa Prefecture with Volunteers  to enjoy "Aruku" or Sky Walking.  Moreover, we were served "Traditional Dishes" for New year.

"Aruku" in Fukugawa

Special " Dishes" for New Year.

These were  contained several items such as sweet red beans, shrimp, cake, fish covered wet nori, Mochi,fish with bamboo, caviar and etc. All of them are delicious food!!!... 

Thank you for reading... 
I Hope you can enjoy it.... 
See you in next year...

Warmest Regards, 
Purna Hindayani

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Experience Kyushu

Hi, it's Pangpond again....

From 1st - 10th of December this year, I have been to Kyushu University Ito campus in Fukuoka prefecture to attend an "Exchange Seminar".
Fukuoka prefecture is located on Kyushu island, south of Honshu (main island of Japan).

We took many interesting lectures and joined International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2015 (CINEST).

We also went to coal mine museum and Mandakoh (which is closed coal underground mine and classified as World Heritage!) for field trip.

We also took our chance to walk around Fukuoka - Hakata city which is 1 hour away from Kyushu University Ito campus.

Yatai is a kind of side-street food stall that can only be found in this area...They provide various kinds of food.

Hakata station and Pokemon center Fukuoka

And the most important thing you shouldn't forget when you visit Hakata is........

H A K A T A     R A M E N
which is Tonkotsu ramen

Specialty of Hakata style ramen is you can also order more noodle and eat's called "Kaedama".

Hope you enjoy my life in Japan


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