Archive for November 2015

Wonderful North of Japan

Hi there....

Long time no see, guys. Here I try to make another story about when i have a trip to Wakkanai and Rishiry Island, the northest part of Japan. Very closed from Rusia, event you can see Rusia Island from this site.

This began when I met with Diane, she was alumnus in this university then continue to work at JTB. She looking for student to participate to survey trip to north of Japan. It look like auditing trip for foreign traveller then we analysis how was in there, include public transportation, the hotel, food, etc.

Lets picture will talk by themselves. Enjoyed guys.

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Looking back this month

Hello, everyone. This is Haruka in IPB, from Hokkaido University. It’s already the end of November.. Time passes so quickly, ya..
Here, I would like to look back activities in this month.

Regarding research, I started data collection from the end of October. My research is about child health and parental practices. I interviewed mothers (sometimes fathers) in villages about their practice of feeding children, health service utilization, and so on. I also interviewed village leaders, kader (volunteer women who work in health center) and midwives.

My friends helped me a lot..

We had some difficulty in research, for instance, making appointments. Some respondents are so busy to make appointments. Moreover, due to “jam karet (flexible time)”, we had to postpone interview many times. Through research activities, I got toughness and became more patient!

Besides research, I visit some places around Bogor.

My senior student and her family took me to park (I forgot the name..).
The park had many kinds of animal.

My friend’s supervisor in soil science invited me to Jasinga.
Very huge oil palm plantation..

Visited Taman Mini with friends..

We enjoyed traditional housing and clothes.

And I gave a presentation to undergraduate students on Japanese parenting.
There were many students in the class.. This was the first time for me to give a lecture, but I really enjoyed it! I could communicate with many undergraduate students.

I have only one month left to stay here. I’ve not been to distant places from Bogor yet.. Before I leave, I MUST go somewhere!

Thank you for reading all! See you again!

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HITI, Soil Science Society of Indonesia

Hello, PARE friends. In this post, I talk about Soil Science Society of Indonesia, Himpunan Ilmu Tanah Indonesia(HITI) from 28th to 31st Oct. The HITI was held at Brawijaya University in Malang, East Jawa. It took more than 28 hours from Bogor where I stay to Malang by bus. The path was very tough but tasty foods on my way had relieved my mind.
Jl. Ijen(Ijen street) in Malang

Me, Suwardi-sensei, Takeshi from Ehime Univ.

Waiting for opening ceremony
Bandung fish with sweet and spicy sauce, my favorite dish in this trip

HITI was the first time for me to attend conference. All presentations were given in Indonesian language therefore I hadn’t made my presentation but just observed it. I couldn’t understand the contents of presentations due to the language but I found two interesting things which made me surprised.

Lecture on peat land management
Oral session

The first is presentation focusing on not only research results but also education system of soil science in Indonesia. It suggested high interest of soil science in Indonesia.

The second is all participants took lunch together in the university and made a lot of noise dancing or singing together. All time in lunch time was always busy. After conference, some professors asked a band to play music and enjoyed the night with all together dancing or singing. It suggested the conference was the place not only for the exchange the information or knowledge on science but also for deepening the human interaction. All the participants seemed rather relaxed and having fun than being nervous.
Lunch time, very busy!

Enjoying singing at night

Through HITI, I still had things which I couldn’t understand Indonesian language but I recognized depth of soil science and that there were a lot of people who conducted research with approach which I couldn’t imagine. I thought I had to benefit from the people who work with joy taking care of human interaction. Thank you.

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