Who am I?

… was given the name of “Novriana Dewi” by my parents and never actually asked until now what the meaning is *maybe I should make my father tell me the whole detail next time I get back home. Spent my childhood in Pekanbaru, Riau, until I graduated senior high school (SMUN PLUS Provinsi Riau), and then went through more or less 4 years in Universitas Pelita Harapan, Lippo Karawaci, finishing bachelor degree in Physics!

I am currently a scholarship-supported master student (just enrolled as Doctor student this October -updated 2012) at The University of Tokyo, Japan (Wohooo! I’m officially a housewife with a PhD degree now 😀 and still continuing my part time job at NHK Radio Japan -updated September 2015). Not a hardworking type of person but can be so ngotot if I want something. I am so lazy working on my research but spending soooo much time browsing the internet. I guess I spend most of time facebook-ing, twitter-ing, tumblr-ing and else (update: didn’t do much twitter-ing or tumblr-ing recently, mostly just facebook and instagram :D). Maybe I should take “social network” major, just like my husband always suggests. :p

Confess that I’m a real procrastinator in almost everything, and might always be one.. *sigh*

Love eating, but not really into cooking :p Enjoy doing household chores but actually not a very neat person. I can be so messy at times (as in most of the time :p). Above all, I like traveling and taking pictures. Willing to write down notes about places that I’ve visited in this blog as a remembrance, and would love to browse and put down some information about other spots as motivation for me to visit those places I’ve been dreaming of (lebay banget ya pake dreaming of.. :p).

An Indonesian who actually hasn’t traveled a lot within my own country, yet. Reeallyy need to explore more and will go around for sure!! Sorry that some most of my post might be written in Indonesian, it’s just easier to write it that way :p

As now I’m staying in Tokyo, most of the places I write here will be around Japan. We’ll see in few years if I can make it to Europe or not.. 😀

Btw, this blog is named “tabibitodesu” -taken from the Japanese word 旅人(read たびびと/tabibito)- which means “a traveler”, and “desu” -taken from です- which is something like auxiliary used in Japanese language for a definition. (I hope I am not mistaken with the definition :p)

Recently (beginning of 2016), I just moved the content of my culinary blog previously managed poorly here to this current blog you are reading now. Thought it might be easier to have just one blog for both my traveling and culinary stories. With this I hope it will help me to post more often with more options of topics, that if I’m not too lazy, as always 😀

Anyway, I hope any story or information in this blog will be useful. Enjoy!! ^_^

PS: klo ada yang niat baca blog geje saiya ada di sini 😀

ドラえもんと

Foto bareng patung Doraemon di Museum Fujiko F Fujio

29 responses to “Who am I?

  1. numpang komen yah

    koq sama banget ya ininya >> “Not a hardworking type of person but can be so ngotot if I want something. I am so lazy working on my research but spending soooo much time browsing the internet. I guess I spend most of time facebook-ing, twitter-ing, tumblr-ing and else. Maybe I should take “social network” major”

    Ternyata aku gak sendirian..
    *blogwalking di jam kerja*

    • Hehe, kayaknya emang banyak banget ya terjebak bahaya internet 😀
      *nge-reply pas lagi di kampus* 😀

  2. Allo mbak Novriana…………. hehehehe… apakabarnya?
    Kenalin saya Addy. Your blog are really inspired me. Lol…
    Saya bakal ke jpg ni. In the end of august. Ada acara sekalian mau jj.
    Really glad if we can meet. Lol. Asal ada waktu.
    btw, I will stay in Shizuoka for bussines activities, and will be free on 3 sept.
    saya tgl di Jogja. Hehehe
    salam kenal. 😀 😄

    • Halo Addy salam kenal juga. Waduh jadi ge-er dibilang inspiring blognya, hehe.. Smoga bermanfaat ya informasi di blog ini..
      Ada rencana ke Tokyo kah selama tugas di Jepang?

  3. Salam kenal kakak 🙂 baca blogmu seakan membuatku pengen terbang kembali ke Jepang 😀
    Keren euy, bisa sekolah sambil jalan-jalan.. *envy tingkat dewa*

      • Hahaha, googling dulu deh tahun kuda gigit besi tu kapan (alias stalking fesbuk Ayu dulu :D)
        Btw aku sebenernya blas lupa niih dulu gimana ceritanya bisa nyampe ke blog kamu, kayaknya berantai pas lagi blog walking gitu trus jadi nyangkut deh 😀
        Salam kenal lagi versi serius deh yaa 🙂

  4. Nggak nyangka bisa nyasar ke blog orang Indo yg awalnya saya kira Japanese. Tadinya lagi searching tentang Yonaguni, malah nyasar ke blog sebelumnya, eh malah disuruh pindah lagi. Hehehe

    Anyway, Okinawa nya jadi gak, mbak Dew? 🙂

    Monggo divisit juga trip singkat saya pas ke Hokkaido:
    http://makanangin-travel.blogspot.com/2015/06/cruising-the-sea-of-okhotsk-on-the-icebreaker-ship.html

    “It’s not just about the destination, but the journey”

    • Wah, lagi berencana ke Yonaguni-jima kah? Saya belum jadi ni ke Yonaguni-jima, smoga bisa taun ini, sedang dalam perencanaan, dilema ongkosnya, hehe..

      Siap, segera meluncur ke tekape kunjungan balik ke blog-nya 😀

    • Alhamdulillah ni bisa selesai kuliah dengan cukup lancar (walopun tetep ada lika-liku dan intrik yang melanda juga *jadi curcol :D). Dan sementara ini masih menikmati banget jadi housewife sambil part-time saja, sisanya malas2an di rumah, hihi..

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