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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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…)