Life in Melbourne: Music as a Getaway

By: Nadya Yolanda Moeda

Naya (left) during her one and only concert in Melbourne.

Music has been one of my interests. I still remember how I convinced my parents to let me earn a Bachelor’s degree in music, but they kept rejecting this idea. Since it was not easy for a 16-year old me to envision my future career besides being a musician or performer, I thought there was nothing to plan for. So then, at that time I did not strive to achieve what teenagers my age typically dream of: To get accepted in one of the most prestigious state universities in Indonesia. Because I thought, as long as I still could find the way to play my instrument in my future college—wherever it would be, I would be fine.

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Bits and Pieces of Indonesia in Curtin Primary School

By: Qisthi Shafira

 

I am glad I have the opportunity to be an Indonesian Language Teaching Assistant (ILTA) in Curtin Primary School, Australian Capital Territory (ACT). This happens because of an MoU between Indonesian Embassy in Canberra and ACT Government. The Embassy in Canberra has to provide ILTAs for primary schools in ACT, and ACT Government helps to evaluate this cooperation each year by monitoring the activities and communication between ILTAs and Indonesian Language Teachers at schools.

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PPIA Vision 2017: Be The Right Person in The Right Place

Have you ever thought about your career yet? What have you prepared so far? Today (14/10), PPIA Chapter Macquarie University and PPIA Chapter The University of New South Wales hold a seminar regarding how the young graduates succeed in the professional area. The seminar is called “PPIA VISION 2017”. The committee invites three keynote speakers from large corporations in Australia. They are Nugra Akbari from Telstra, Hendrik Lianto, and Kim Hwang from Certified Professional Accounting (CPA) Australia. This seminar started around 1 p.m. at Chemical Engineering M18 Building, The University of New South Wales, Sydney. (more…)

Soundsekerta 2017 by PPIA Monash University

Soundsekerta 2017 has been successfully held in Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday (16/9). This event is an annual concert held by PPIA Monash University. This year, Soundsekerta 2017 takes the ‘Harmony in Diversity’ as the main theme. Soundsekerta invites RAN, Isyana Sarasvati, and Project Pop as guest stars.

The event started at 7pm and was opened by a performance from klaudspirits and singing Indonesia Raya conducted by Grace Yolanda. After that, speech from the president of PPIA Monash University, followed by the project manager. And then, Madame Dewi Savitri Wahab gives her speech as the Consulate General of Indonesia in Melbourne. (more…)

“SAUNG KITA”: Indonesian Bazaar by PPI UTS

Spring has come, and Indonesian Students Association – University of Technology Sydney (PPI UTS) holds an event called “Saung Kita” on Saturday, 2 September 2017. Located in UTS Concourse Broadway, Gregorius Bryan, the organiser, says that the event is full of excitement through Indonesian food stalls as well as traditional Independence Day games. One of the games is “shoetalk” where you have to remember whose shoes you have because you have to return it to the owner after you got it randomly. Although it is a bit confusing, this “shoetalk” is able to warm up the day. (more…)

Cheerful Day in University of Wollongong

The journey started from Town Hall Station, Sydney, around 8.30 AM to Wollongong. That Saturday, 26 August 2017, Indonesian Students Association in University of Wollongong (PPI UoW) held an event called “Indonesia Independence Day”, located in McKinnon Lawn. To begin with, we sang Indonesian National anthem before the representative from Indonesian General Consulate in Sydney gave an opening remark. Mr.Dicky Djukarja Soerjatamihardja, in his speech, emphasized that the General Consulate is ready to give any support needed for any activities held by Indonesian students in New South Wales. He also added that hopefully this kind of event could strengthen the bond among Indonesian students, especially in Wollongong and surrounds. (more…)

LinkedIn Master Class

Do you find it hard to get a job in Australia?
Are you aware that having an outstanding LinkedIn profile can increase your employment opportunity in Australia?
You might not realize but there are a lot of employers who only offer jobs on LinkedIn!
Therefore, don’t miss out this great opportunity to learn more about tips that can polish your LinkedIn profile. (more…)

NAILA 2017 Speech Competition

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an annual speech competition rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.

We invite primary school students through to executive level speakers to submit videos of themselves speaking in Indonesian on certain topics and annual themes. (more…)

Temulawak 2017 by PPIA Victoria

Celebrating Independence Day of Indonesia, Indonesian Students Association in Victoria (PPIA Victoria) presents Temulawak, Teater Muda Langkah Awal Merdeka. It is held in Athenaum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne. Starting aroung 3 pm, Madame Dewi Savitri Wahab, the Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia in Victoria, gives an opening remark, followed by the project manager. After the speeches, the choir presents some songs to break the freezing Melbourne weather. (more…)

Indopendence 2017: The Spirit of Independence from PPIA Macquarie University

Sydney’s windy weather does not stop Indonesian students Association – Macquarie University Chapter (PPIAMQ) to celebrate Indonesia Independence Day on Friday, 18 August 2017. The celebration is called “Indopendence 2017” by having Indonesian bazaar and traditional games, such as tug of war and sack race. It is held at the back of the university building in Macquarie University Lake area. (more…)