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Warm “Sunshine”

The most profound search of ours is ambition. Whether it will be bias in meaning, ambition can be the dream with the rocket power. It urges to be accomplished and executed until we forget that relativity may turn into absolutism.

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When does the sun usually shine bright? Regarding my time zone, I will exclaim that there is eternal sunshine exist in my life. No need the specific division of latitude and longitude for proving it, I state that it is the absolute of my time zone. This sunshine has the gender of female, name her Ines Wahyuniati Riza who is living in remote galaxy called Tangerang. Sorry girl, I just haven’t found out the beauty of this galaxy until I call “remote”. She is an everlasting sunshine for me and maybe sky walker “Dewanti” as well, so again the time will be undefined. Basically, this girl was the successor of my first student that I tagged along for the international conference after the sky walker. Japan is her fancy adorable place that always makes her uneasy to move forward after. She is the figure of “baper” individual that I notice for the first time and probably the acute one. Throughout her undergraduate study, she was destined to be under my surveillance from the very start. Unfortunately, I was her academic guardian lecturer for about 4 years of completion of her study at Civil Engineering Department, State University of Jakarta. As the time went by, I was also becoming her supervisor for many things such as competitions, internship, and bachelor thesis.

Noticing her ambitious behavior but cheerful person, she is a consistent and lustrous in achieving the target even though it is set by others. My bloody ambitions can be carried out superbly by her for the last two years of her involvement with my evil circle. One day, she expressed that she will be just nothing without my target applied on her. But, that was not 100% true. Her active and initiative attitude is her most superiority that I will not dodge for sure. Her participation on Mawapres selection for the first time in 2015 was the great leap in our department that also encourage me to be consistent in enforcing a small number of students with a prominent excellence to participate in the year after. The ultimate victory is her becoming the representative of Faculty of Engineering in the following year (2016) to compete with other best candidates from other faculties. That must be her hard days since at first she decided not to join the event, but I bend on my knees to ask her shift the decision. It was her last semester which she needed to concentrate working on her bachelor thesis as she always reminded me that she didn’t want to extend her study. We made a deal. Astonishingly, she was able to go to university as the representative of Mawapres from the Faculty of Engineering and she could also complete her study on time. It was a worth transaction. I thought she would be worth of the medal of persistence, if there was an extra category at Mawapres selection. I admire you to death girl!

Let’s move on to her journey on the international conference event. That was the most marvelous part that I will scratch here. After I was back from Taiwan in 2014, I quickly elected to have the successor for the sky walker so that I will keep consistent in this track. Completely different way from the sky walker, I took her for eating out with the sky walker in order to convince her to be in the team. We ate ice cream and fast food at the famous fast food restaurant, since I couldn’t afford something fancy for eating out for a very important future MOU. She was anxious, and asked me to give some time before telling her decision. In a nutshell, she accepted the offer. One day, before we went back to Jakarta from Osaka, she revealed something surprising that she had a never-ending stomachache from the day she agreed to be in the team until the conference day was fulfilled. I laughed out loud for receiving that confession, yet I was proud of her for being able to complete the mission securely and of course with pride.  ACCMES 2015 was her first shot of doing research presentation. Together with the sky walker she took the energy quantification as the subject of her research. The focus was about the roof configuration of the residential houses in the slum area in Kwitang. How did the presentation go? No doubt that she can conquer it nicely. Thousands of practices were the keys. For the second chance in Tokyo, she was even better than before. Her English is fantastic and fabulous. So, now the readers may summarize that I was taking the soul of the students’ youth in order to live longer. Yes, I am that notorious.

Actually, the nickname of “sunshine” was given by the sky walker. Firstly, I don’t take serious thinking regarding it. But, once I recalled my memories back with her for about 4 years, I will convince that it matches her suitably. Representation of a hard working attitude regarding her ambition is the prolific individual on her. She almost never had doubts on accomplishing my quest even though I knew that she got the bloods and tears in order to try to meet my preference. Thank God that she keeps her cheerful personality after all the suffering target that I invest on her. Keep it consistent girl, you do know how to train yourself.

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