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Blessed Week!

Alhamdulillahirabbilalamin… After joining APEC Voices of the Future program earlier this month, I had a very blessed days in Singapore. On Saturday, I attended the NTU Homecoming Alumni event, where I met (again) Agus Harimurthi Yudhoyono, the first son of president SBY, that awarded a Nanyang Young Outstanding Alumni Award 2013. I also met his wife, Anisa Pohan and their daughter, Aira. We had a chat in person, it’s so nice to talk with them and took some pictures too :) I also met pak Leonard, my mentor in RSIS, who is so excited about my next journey on becoming Pengajar Muda. I also met pak Andri Hadi, the Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia in Singapore and Ibu Ferial Hadi, along with the others embassy high level staff. In that occasion, I also met mba Mira and mas Bimo, the personal assistant and official photographer of President SBY. They are really nice too! I, kak Dinar, Emir and Ping had a photo booth session which was awesome. Although, we did not get the dinner

APEC Voices of the Future 2013

What I suppose to write? Hmm, let me begin by thanking Allah SWT the Almighty God for his countless blessings and grace. Last week, I had an opportunity to join APEC Voices of The Future 2013 in Bali. I was one of the 99 youth delegates from 18 APEC member economies that experienced the APEC CEO Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali. The program, Voices of the Future, is an annual sideline event of APEC Summit that has been held since 1999 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This program gathered young people in 18-25 years old to observe the summit and experience the “global classroom”. Noel Gould, one of the co-founder said that this idea is something that he could ever imagine when he was in school years, where the students only know the existence of two super powers i.e. United States and Uni Soviet, without taking care of “everyone else”. Now, since the collapse of Berlin Wall, the “everyone else” become somebody that people should learn things from them. APEC Voices of the Future brings toget