Monthly Archives: July 2007

meeting old friends

It is always wonderful to meet old friends. A saying is that: a friend in need is a friend indeed. Certainly through time we always make new friends though. One old song in Indonesia: “Soleram” suggests: “kalau kamu punya kawan … Continue reading

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Wonderful Week: Summer Academy in Social Vulnerability 2007

I went to the Summer Academy 2007 of “Megacities: Social Vulnerabilty and Resilience” which was held from July 22-28, 2007 in Schloss Hohenkammer, Munich, Germany. It was indeed amazing! The organizers: UNU-EHS and Munich RE Foundation were excellent. The professors … Continue reading

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Little by little

Pff, it took me uneasy to do it all. First thing first that was what I had in mind. But surely it was not easy at all for me. “Dressed for success” a song by Roxette helped me a lot … Continue reading

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Brain drain and network

I wanna write more about brain drain 🙂 . After my posting about brain drain before, a couple of friends chatted with me. And more interesting I can see that this topic is quite hot because some people got to … Continue reading

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Mr. Student?

Again I say to myself: “I should learn Japanese!”. I said that a couple of time before as when I met many Japanese in a trip and any other occassions. There was a phone call at our place and a friend of … Continue reading

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Small world

Thousand years ago ‘ancient’ people had believed that the world had edges until Frans Magellan, Christopher Columbus, James Cook and other brave people with their crew sailed the far seas and found the reality that those beliefs were untrue. The … Continue reading

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Need an OS GIS Software?

ILWIS of ITC has migrated to Open Source Software since July 1st 2007. Before going a bit further, do not forget that ILWIS stands for Integrated Land and Water Information Systems. Named related with land and water but of course … Continue reading

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