A New Playground
The more, the further, the more competitive playground you have played in, the better you will be.
That always the teaching my late father taught me. I was born and raised in Indonesia, a country with almost 270 million people with thousands of culture and ethnic group. The fourth most populated country in the world. Yet, when I study my bachelor in Malaysia for 3 years and then work for 2 years, the experience enrich me so much I start doing many things I have not done before. Name it volunteering, or social charity group. I start caring about others. I even grew more nasionalism in that very other country.
Malaysia is 2 hours away from Indonesia. While Stockholm, took at least 18 hours.
Almost everything in Stockholm, in KTH, is different. The people, the culture, infrastructure, the struggle, the technology, I can keep going. However, “different” translated as a good positive word in my dictionary. I am far from being afraid and worry. A part of my soul dancing with joy. The dance will last for two years.
I am in a new playground. I am ready to adapt. I am ready to learn everything from it.