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don’t judge yourself as God..!

It’s nearly 5 years of my dedication to be a “lecture-called”. Totally different with the era when I was a college student for the past 10 years. Well-behaved and well-ordered performance before the show in facing the lecturers were part of daily routine. It’s God damn important to be as perfect as you can to eliminate the unpredictable cases in the future. But, I tell you for sure there’s a lesson-learned. I felt like being under surveillance so that I need to be really careful in many ways. Not only in studying, but also in other human kind relationship (with friends and faculty members).

Lately, I’ve been messaged by my student who was asking for my consideration to repair his final score in my course. A typical senior who was acted as he deserved for a sympathy. Something that I really hate most is begging like a beggar while his/her body was healthy. Where was the brain? Mentally sick completed with silly shortcut. So, is this the generation? One of my favorite principle is “There’s no more space for you to go except GOING UP when you were down”. Begging must be gifted to your God only.

After finish with the message, he told me something which was more ridiculous such: “It’s beneficiary for helping me fix my score. Moreover you’ll be granted for God’s reward”. Is he a best friend of God? Did he know precisely God’s calculation of reward? God is never judging instantly.

I’ll go back to my past story when I was taking Mechanics of Structure 5 course. At that semester, I was also doing my Bachelor Thesis which topic was related to that course and fortunately my supervisor was the one who was lecturing that course. Shortly, I failed in that course but with pride. My lecturer (and my supervisor as well) said that I was able to pass with C score, but he decided to give me D either. Some words came out from him to encourage me that it’s the best way to do to rise up my spirit of mastering this course. I didn’t disagree at all and it’s good to take another semester for battling with that course. Anyway, the result was, I couldn’t finish my bachelor thesis in one year though 😀

No regret at all while we strive for the best. For the slow, just enjoy the time and phase. For the fast, plan it good and keep the dream high.


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enthroned as…

What’s the use of dreams for me??? For simplicity, it’s truly fun to have dreams. Go far beyond my limit and feel the sensation of being in the clouds. Then, sometimes I dream for bursting my ability which is prisoned under the laziness of mine which is unbearable. On the other hand, I dream for proving that I can be as what other people can be. See…from the simplest reason until the most unqualified reason. But, as Arai said in “Sang Pemimpi” : “Just dream, then Allah will cuddle your dream”, at least it is definitely reasonable for us to dream. The continuation of the dream maybe an epithet which will be enthroned to us.



What do you think about this one??? I will not refuse that I intend to get this one. Since many people influenced me until I want it desperately. Firstly, one-of-the-President-ever-of-Indonesia BJ Habibie, he is the one who is absolutely inspires me to taste the school environment in Germany until now. The other is Pak Katili (I will always say using Pak, since I respect him much). He must take the responsibility of me being so deeply in love with Finite Element Method. He is also the one who opened my eyes about many great people from Indonesia who can sturdy in the world with their brilliant mind, innovations, experimental results, and new-born-equations in many field of study. The truly fact is long-life learning will never end, and extremely tend to grow some addiction for those who is thirsty of knowledge.


The honorable crown, with lots of burden in your shoulder. Don’t think negatively about the word “burden”. It is actually your control. Each step that you take will represent each ayat that you have memorized. What a wonderful guardian on the way you behave and talk. Feels like Allah reprimands to avoid the heat of  the hell. Beside, you may feel the greatest sensation of thinking and talking as Al-Qur’an is the only way that you believe without any doubts.

Good Wife

You may feel unpleasant with this. For me, it is one of the title that I want to attach behind my name in my life. Me with this simplicity will open up my mind that being a good wife is not as easy as you think. Mostly, people don’t take so much concern to this title. It is harder than deriving the equations or doing experiment with many requirements. For such a-no-soul things  with so many random variables to satisfy the probability of existence, it can still be fulfilled. But, don’t do it with human. The complexity of your spouse is unbelievable. Even you put on many assumptions to satisfy its existence, you will get crazy about this. So, what kind of lesson that we should gain to deal with hundreds of random variables inside of your spouse? Moreover, how to fix the probability of existence inside the word of “marriage life”?

Lovable Mother

What an honor if we are part of it. Don’t hesitate it. Not every woman proud of being a mother. For me, it’s the turning point of knowing the meaning of life. Appreciate the meaning of soul, tears, sacrifice, happiness, and other wonderful words connected to the world itself. We may feel that we are nothing to the world, but for the new born child we are his/her world.


This is the one that I like very much. Not only the formal education, but also the informal education. The power of sharing. The importance of “take and give”. The danger of silence. The disadvantage of being selfish. The complexity of building an equation. The deep thinking of formulating the phenomenon. The exact decision of using the suitable assumptions. What an addiction!


A big job, with many consequences. The first step of being patient. The first trial of not being selfish because of better understanding. The first temptation of not being arrogant through the deeper knowledge. The first test of how thankful we are from being the first who taste the experience.

Husnul Khotimah

What a perfect crown! So prestigious. Leave the rest as nothing…

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time to say good bye

Since we have finished all the final project presentation, it’s time for me to say good bye to you all. (Prof I-Tung Yang – last day of the Application of Computational Intelligence in Engineering)


After about one semester dealing with the coding, finally we’re done. No extravagant tears for ending this class. Still I can take so many advantages for taking this class. Of course, mostly because of the Professor himself (*what a perfect reason for always taking this lousy courses…haghaghag). For the last 2 or 3 weeks there are some stories that I haven’t shared, which is so poor if I don’t record it here (*just for my consumption, but I’ll let everyone laugh if you think that it’s fun)

1st Conversation (between the Professor and one of the Indonesian team member in my class)

P : “So, have you decided that you’re going to change the sequence of your presentation to the first week instead of the second week?”

*my friend is turning her head and find her other team member. Murmuring and giving some codes. End with saying OK. Then get her head to the steady position, face the Professors and ready to give the answer

Y : “yo wes…”

*gubraakkkkkssss….what kind of answer is that. The giggling laughter is unbearable. But, I forget not to see the Professor’s reaction due to that weird answer, since I’m busy to laugh too (*regretting). Oh my goodness, Javanese comes to exist itself 😆

2nd Conversation (setting time is when the presentation show off, actually I sit in front of the Professor, really close till I can see each of his expressions clearly)

P : “Team no. 21. Loli (my chinese name), Munif, and Gandhi. Please come forward and do the presentation.”

*I stay in my seat. Holding the term project report and pass it to Munif for being delivered to the Professor.

P : “Loli, now you are not doing the presentation. OK, I think it’s quite fair. You do the presentation in the midterm right?” – followed by the sweet smile from him

R : “Yes, I think it’s time for the men to show off” – another sweet smile from me (*do I have that kind of sweet smile..I doubt myself actually :sigh: )

*I’m a bit surprised that the Professor still remember me who is the one doing the presentation. Of course he will, since the “moving to the other class” drama of the midterm presentation is so booming 😆

~ dreaming of another Professor I-Tung Yang’s class ~

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hang twice – move to another class

young-man-having_u12406305What can I say about today’s presentation? There’s no feeling about performing a good presentation or not. Actually all my attention has already caught by the computer in the class. Our team is lucky number one to present the term project to substitute the midterm exam. Since yesterday, I’ve already felt so nervous about presenting this term project. I choose to present it since the time given is just 5 minutes. So I will take the risk for presenting the term project to share some burdens of this project. Since I don’t have any ability to do the coding, so I will take the other part of the burden that I can carry on. Of course those  two other gentlemen will take the coding part.

The presentation day is coming. I can’t run from it. I always have this kind of nerves when I present something in front of many people. That’s my weakness, I can’t face a group of people. So scarry!! Then the Professor asks the group who will present in the first sequence. I just wake up from my seat and move forward, while the  Professor talk to the class why the men are not taking their job of presenting. I said nothing, just giving him a smile. Then I grab the mouse to open the presentation which is already downloaded to the Blackboard system yesterday. Double click…no respons! Right-click…click open…still no respons! Then the Professor come to me and talk what happen. “It can’t be opened” I answered him. He starts to make a disappointed sigh, then taking over the computer. For a while he presses some Ctrl-Alt-Del in the keyboard. Not running! “Should we restart the computer?” He asked me. Then he just turn it off. Then ask me whether I bring some virus in this PPT file. “No”, I insisted. Then around a minute the computer is coming back then he open the PPT for me. Finally it’s working. Then I start to say “Good Morning everyone”. The Professor also ask the class to be a little bit calm down. I press the F5 to make the display as the slide show. But, again it’s hanging up. Then the Professor ask me to make the display change. He click the icons of slide show, but it’s hanging up again. Deep sigh from the Professor…I’m so released, until I can’t feel the nerves of showing a bunch of people. The class becomes so messy. The Professor says sorry to me for this inconvenience. No need to, actually.

I get back to my seat, and my friends keep on accusing me for doing some crackness toward the computer. Since when I touch the computer, it is hanging up. After some time in trying to fix the computer, even bringing the notebook to change the function the computer, it’s still not working at all. The last decision is moving out the class to another classroom. Hohohoho…What a messy today!! “Please move to the room 701” He declared to the class. Another team member of mine said, maybe the problem is trully coming from our PPT file. But, I say to him just see the result if our PPT file can be opened in another computer or not. Finally the file is successfully opened. And I made a very weird presentation. The nerves get back, hopefully it’s not too bad. Since I always getting clumsy in speaking, even in Indonesian. Hopefully the Professor get the idea of my presentation, and I think he got it. He even asks a question about our presentation. But, let the gentlemen answer it. MY JOB IS DONE…!! (*horrraaaaaayyyyyy)

There’s always something fun in this class. When the Vietanamese students hold a presentation, they even attached the picture of them. What a truly narcissism action! Then they also attached the Professor’s picture, since they took the journal paper which is written by the Professor. What a surprising thing is the Professor even gives a comment to his own picture. He said that the picture is taken on his wedding day. It’s full of smile. Then he said that he smiled like that because his wife ask him to do so. “You know it’s a wedding day, than your wife ask you to do so. You can’t just neglect her wish, so that’s the result”, he explained. I can’t take myself of not being laughed of his statement. Actually he don’t need to explain the whole story. Then he get shy and ask the student to close the presentation. What a funny and handsome Professor! (*but already has a wife and a daughter…why’s so disappointed??? hihihihi…)

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white noise…








Suara 1 :

Hohoho…sebentar lagi sampe bandara loh. Gak ada yang ketinggalan kan??? “huhuhuu…dah gak sabar mo ketemu ibu..”, suara hati menggelegar.

Sampai di bandara… “Ayo segera check in aja…” kresek-kresek-kresek….klotak-klotak….

…..kok dibawah selimut, masih dinaungi sama langit2 yang jaraknya cuma beberapa centimeter…. MIMPI je…!!!

Hikmah 1 : Tau aja kalo yang mimpi mahasiswa kere, jadi mimpinya baru nyampe bandara doang…check in pun belom…







Suara 2 :



ya ampyun yuher, jangan ketawa mulu dong…semakin dikau ketawa aku semakin gak seimbang nih membonceng dikau. perlu diingat ya, dikau itu cukup berat. pengemudi + penumpang sama2 kelas berat…jadi ya berat deh mancal sepeda e…makin ngos2an karena yuher makin geli ketawanya…semakin aku suruh diam, makin gak bisa berhenti ketawanya….huks…

Hikmah 1 : Yuher sedikit menggila jika bertemu sepeda…mungkin itu alasan kenapa dia gak punya sepeda…

Hikmah 2 : Ternyata sepedaku punya daya tarik tersendiri…daya tarik humoris…perlu ditelaah, itu sepeda kenapa mengikuti jejak pemiliknya…hihihihihi….








Suara 3 :


1 New Message Received : “R***t…**u **n**n d*h…lagi ngapain?”

Hikmah 1 : makin meringis gak jelas….terima kasih…krik..krik…krik… – susah tidur-

Hikmah 2 : makin jadi follower








Suara 4 :

dial HOME…nada tunggu…operator ngoceh in zhongwen…

dial HOME…nada tunggu…click…no tone…

2 hari kemudian… “Bu, kok tilpunnya gak pernah diangkat?”….Diseberang sana terdengar jawaban “Ho oh…tilpunnya kesamber petir…” ngiiiiikkkkk…lagi2 permasalahan klasik…

Hikmah 1 : Kalo mo tilpun minta doa, jangan mepet2…ntar keburu keduluan sama petir… T_T

Hikmah 2 : Semakin gak bisa dihubungi, semakin gerimis saat menelepon…(*kangen ibu setengah gila…)








Suara 5 :

We will set the time for the midterm. The choices are on April 30th or May 7th. The class vote for May 7th.

The class of Random Vibration. Talking about the real white noise. Consider the Random Process and Random Variables. What a confusing class. The confussion itself is a white noise, we need to do some random process and get some random variables. Do you understand it??? Another problem is generating the structural dynamics equation. It’s a trully white noise class…

Hikmah 1 : Semakin memusingkan, semakin random…(*cukup aplikatif dalam kehidupan sehari2…tapi untuk struktur…please enjoy the tedious part of the civil engineering)

Hikmah 2 : white noise means lullaby. What a perfect time to sleep!! hohohoho… (*mostly recommended for Fe supplement)

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CODING…as crunchy as ’emping’, but prepare for the ‘hard-feeling’

The theory seems so easy to understand. I saw you just make a big O after I explain all the material during the class. Then it’s totally different when you apply it into programming. The problem seems so easy to solve. Just kind of optimization problem such as minimization or maximization. But when you face your computer and open one of the software program, that’s the real coding. The difficulties are coming, what should I do first??? (everbody starts laughing…and so the Professor…) – Prof. I-Tung Yang (today’s class berfore the bell’s ringing, Wednesday, April 22, 2009)


This could be the most interesting class that I’ve ever attended beside Finite Element Method. I will reveal that the Professor is obviously handsome, no doubt of it. I will thank to my Professor too, since he asked me to follow this class. Actually I have a big nerves in choosing this class, since I have no basic about programming or coding. Eventhough I’m familiar with the algorithm, but I can’t make it on my own. I have to deal with algorithm when I finish my Bachelor thesis, but it’s just understanding the algorithm not making on my own.

My friend unconciuosly declares that the Professor is a little bit like the picture that I attach here 😆 But please don’t interpretate in a negative way. He is still handsome, trust me! You know what’s the statement that makes him looks like Suneo’s expression. “Do you know what I’m talking about?” or “Is it OK?”. When he said these two words his face will be so guilty and confused. That’s the good capture, maybe that’s why my friend uncounciously declare him looks like Suneo.

The most interesting part was today’s class. He explained about PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization). Focusing on the type of constraint handling in PSO, they are bouncing strategy, adhere strategy, re-entering strategy, and penalty. When he tried to get focus on re-entering strategy, he gives a visualization as the “Doraemon door” which can enter another part of the places when you open it. The first time he mentioned the Doraemon comics all the class becomes so lousy. Not to be left behind, my friend and I looked each other and laugh as satisfy as we can. I never thought that the word Doraemon would be shouted from his mouth. Fortunately he didn’t mention the other cartoon character like Suneo. I can’t imagine what if he reveals Suneo too. Must be unbearable laugh will be…

Without being lost of my respect to him, I admire him for his good talent and cleverness. Beside, he is a very understandable lecturer. He knows that the students will not complete the task until the time of its completion. Of course, why do we need so diligent? The other homework is also waitting for its completion 😉

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contribution of stupidity

Many of us didn’t realize that stupidity comes from him/herself. How come??? Beware with the following words…

Finish your problem even with a very stupid way. Ignoring or even giving up actually shows that you are the stupid one. If you give up, means that you lose a very great oppurtunity to see the very beautiful results behind.

Taken from Prof. Rwey-Hua Cherng (lecturer of Random Vibration) just now  (Thursday, April 9th, 2009) in the last time before the bell was ringing.


You may feel that it looks like finding a needle in a spread out of rice field. But, the more persistent in finding, the more lessons you got. Later you will see how the earthworms move.

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