#throwbackThursday #Kamisnostalgis Early this year, in a conference where I presented a keynote address, a young researcher approached me and said,"Professor Lim, I'm a fan. I read every single work you have published, including the very old one from a long time ago." I was flattered but also felt like a 100 year-old professor. I … Continue reading Twelve years ago
“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” Jane Austen I always wonder why many people love to say “I am busy.” Almost none of my colleagues say that they are not busy. Even among Indonesian fellows here — even those who don’t have regular jobs — I hear ‘busy’ word too often. I … Continue reading Busy
[This edited version is published by the Jakarta Post on February 2nd, 2008) What is this thing called tempe? / This tasty thing called tempe.../ Just who can solve its mystery?/ Why should it make a fool of me? I saw you there one wonderful day/ You made me drool but now you're gone/ That's why I ask you guys in … Continue reading Does Tempe have politics
In my salad days, I was a self-assured, optimistic upbeat creature. I thought I could do anything in this world. Be superlative in everything I do. My parents never bought me any books. But I never felt any lack of knowledge. I went to libraries a lot instead. My parents never took me to any … Continue reading Who are you not to be brilliant?