Someone who lives in Northern Japan, enjoying the quite life of a beautiful city out of nowhere.
Someone who loves being a medical doctor and loved working as an internist in Jakarta, but loves being a researcher and a teacher for her Japanese and Indonesian medical students more.
Someone who believes that happiness lies within ourselves and only comes to those who fight for it.
Someone who is trying to learn from her falls, try again, and fall better.
Someone who is trying to go with the flow, north bound 🙂
As a part of going with the flow, north bound, I moved to Honolulu, to be with my significant other.
I am still working at the same Japan-Indonesia collaboration project, the only difference is, I am doing it from thousands of miles away.
I am still loving my life, including working from home at odd hours, due to working at Japan and Indonesian time zone.
I am still teaching, as much as I can, through emails, and through regular visits to Japan and Indonesia.
I am still falling from time to time, make mistakes, and learning from the falls and trying to fall better.
I am still trying my best to be happy, and going with the flow, and still north bound 🙂
Still as a part of going with the flow, north bound, in addition to my project in Indonesia and Japan, I also work on an HIV project here in Honolulu.
I am still working for the same Japan-Indonesia collaboration project (now involving the US a bit!), and looks like the project is moving forward, Fingers crossed!
I am back to teaching locally, not classes, just advising some students on their research/honor projects.
I am still loving my life, trying to build our own little family with my better half (and the cat), working two jobs that I love, learning to assimilate into the US research system.
I am still falling from time to time, make mistakes (in fact, I have a strong feeling that my first research grant application will be denied by NIH, but that’s OK, the point is I am learning!), and learning from the falls and trying to fall better.
I am still trying my best to be happy (I can honestly say, I have never been happier in my life!), and going with the flow (with a bit of an acceleration :p), and still north bound!