A long and winding road to Postdoc (1)

Rangkaian tulisan ini bertujuan untuk merangkum “perjalanan panjang” saya melamar posisi Postdoctoral Fellow di King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) dari Jepang. Semoga memberikan manfaat bagi sesiapa saja yang membutuhkan info ini. Website resmi KAUST: http://www.kaust.edu.sa/ Note: Karena fitur auto correct bahasa Inggris di laptop saya, ada beberapa kata yang sepertinya terkoreksi tidak sesuai…

Characters of a Warrior

The above photograph shows the famous sentences my Okinawan Karate sensei: hanshi Keishun Kakihonaha, wrote for his disciples. They contains very deep instructions and points on what characters a Karateka (someone who is learning Karate) should possess. They are transliterated and translated as follow: “Iikagen dato guchi ga deru” – If you are irresponsible (in doing the tasks),…