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Welcome to My Blog

Kevin Hartono 「硯華」

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Kevin Hartono (a.k.a 硯華) and I am the current Graduate student of NYUST, Taiwan. I came from Indonesia and have been studying in Taiwan for 6.5 years (and counting). At the age of 18 , I started my own journey from a boy to be an adult in Taiwan. A country that I remember when I was childhood is full of dream, best foods&drinks and everything. Living apart from my parents made me independent and learned to understand what this world have offer to me for my life.

Overall, life in foreign country made me grow fast and leaves a lot of unforgettable memory to me. I am so excited to share with you MORE of what my blog has to offer! The amount of ideas, how-to’s and inspiration whirling around in my head is ready to jump out. I wanted to start by telling you why I created this blog and what you will be seeing more of in my future posts.

Why I start my blog?

Since I studied abroad, many of my friends in Indonesia or Europe have asked me “What’s life like studying in the Taiwan? “what the difference between the Taiwan and Indonesia or Europe?” and “what do you do often in daily life, etc.?”

At that time, I always feel excited to share my all wonderful experiences to them, and they apparently like to listen these stories, some of them also decided to study abroad and experience it in person. Also my answers can help the friends who just came to Taiwan to solve their problems at hand. But words of mouth only effect the limited amount of people, there must be a way to tell more friends the real life about studying abroad! And up until my first entrepreneur class taken in NFU (國立虎尾科技大學) did I truly know what a “blog” was, I realized all of the benefits that blogging can bring and decided to start blogs to introduce how is my specific life as a Indonesia Student in Yunlin County or Taiwan.

What you will be seeing more of in my posts?

Sharing the daily life in my current location (Yunlin County) and study life in Taiwan university will obviously be the main topic of my blog, but get ready because you will be seeing much more of the face behind me, and a mixture of lifestyle including my favorite food, photography, video and other stuff, also lots of tips that help me live better in Yunlin or Taiwan. For example, I plan write a blog to introduce the most popular Indonesia restaurant in the midtown of Douliu City , which will be helpful to ease your homesickness when you miss the taste of home. Another example is that I will teach you how to waive the expensive school health insurance and what other choice you could have. All shares about this would help you adapt to Taiwan life quickly.

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

Photo source:【遊記】雲林斗六-國立雲林科技大學校園巡

Writing has never been a strong suite of mine and I will tell you, I am no expert on any of this. I may be a “perfectionist” but I am nowhere near perfect. I figure it will be a lot of trial and error so please bear with me on any grammar/spelling mistakes and please feel free to always share your advice and communicate with me along the way! I hope to inspire you because I am looking forward to bringing you a better life experience when you study abroad. By the way, please write down the things you are curious about Taiwan life in the response area, so I will review that and prepare the best answers for you in my blogs!

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