Not the right time(2)

Dear Khairi,

We are only one week away from the International Conference of Physics Students 2012. Hopefully, you’re as excited as we are! We send you this email in order to provide you with some useful information concerning your arrival and stay in Utrecht.
We hope you have already made travel arrangements for coming here. Directions to the check-in desk can be found at
http://www.icps2012.com/location/travel-information/. Check-in will take place at the UCU Campus (starting 09:00 AM), regardless of your accommodation location. If you are planning to drive here by car, you can park your vehicle here for the duration of the week. For walking directions from the bus stop (from Central Station, take line 4 to Burg. Fockema Andrealaan, exit at Hobbemastraat) nearest to the campus, please check http://goo.gl/maps/fIId.
The address for check-in is:
Maupertuusplein 1
3584 EE Utrecht
Netherlands
Upon arrival, you will receive your bicycle for the week. However, in order to finalize your check-in, you will have to sign a contract. You can already have a quick look into this contract at
http://www.icps2012.com/check-in_contract.txt. Please do so, this will ensure a swift check-in for all participants.
After check-in, you will probably want to drop off your luggage at your accommodation location. Since riding a bicycle might be hard enough, we have arranged for a luggage transportation service. To make sure you don’t lose your luggage, please attach name tags to all your bags.
You will not need to bring any bedsheets. However, we do not provide towels, so don’t forget to bring your own.
If you are scheduled to give a lecture and would like to accompany your talk by a digital presentation, we would like to receive the file before the end of breakfast on the day of your lecture at the latest. You can do this by emailing it to
presentation@icps2012.com, or handing over a USB Flash drive containing the presentation to a member of the organising committee. We ask this so that we can transfer the presentation to the computer in the lecture room, which will save time and frustrations during the sessions.
If you are presenting a poster, please bring a printed version of it, preferably size A0. The poster session will take place on Monday, August 6th.
Although you will receive a print version upon arrival, you can already check out the general information booklet at
http://www.icps2012.com/general-information.pdf. The same holds for the abstracts booklet for the student lectures, which can be found at http://www.icps2012.com/studentabstracts.pdf. If you are unsure whether you are scheduled to present a lecture yourself, please check this booklet thoroughly.
We hope to see you next week! If you have some remaining questions, do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone.

Kind regards,

On behalf of the ICPS 2012 committee,
Joren Brunekreef

 

Seperti itulah email yang dikirim oleh panitia konferensi tanggal 29 Juli yang lalu. Cukup disayangkan karena bukan hanya panitia yang disana, kerabat, teman-teman, dan terutama keluarga sangat mendukung kepergian kali ini. Kurang lebih dari bulan Februari yang lalu saya sudah mulai memikirkan bekal dan strategi agar salah satu impian ini akhirnya tercapai. Akan tetapi, nampaknya Allah memang berkehendak lain. Selama 4 bulan itu, banyak hal yang membuat saya tidak maksimal sehingga rencana-rencana yang telah dibuat ternyata tidak berjalan dengan begitu baik. Di awal saya begitu yakin akan untuk bisa pergi mengikuti acara yang dilakukan satu kali setahun itu. Hingga suatu ketika, pihak kampus pun sampai terheran karena pengajuan proposal keberangkatan yang diserahkan begitu cepat. Tapi ketika dipertengahan usaha, keyakinan saya ternyata semakin berkurang. (Lho kok??)

Ehm.. permasalahan inti sebenarnya terletak di dana yang tidak mencukupi, usaha mencari sponsor untuk pergi ternyata belum cukup menutupi biaya yang harus dikeluarkan. Masalah berapa banyaknya jangan disebut deh. hehehe Jika mencoba idealis, kenapa harus menyia-nyiakan kesempatan yang sudah ada? Tapi jika tetap dipaksakan, menurut saya bukanlah hal bijak. Karena akan terlalu banyak biaya yang harus dibebankan kepada orang tua saya. Memang keluarga sepenuhnya mendukung dan mereka tidak pernah kompromi jika berkaitan soal pendidikan. Tapi ini memang ujian hati, mental dan pikiran.

Keputusan yang saya ambil bukan berarti sebuah kegagalan atau apapun. Karena setiap keputusan pasti memiliki konsekuensi masing-masing. Pada akhirnya memang seperti itulah rahasia Allah. Seberapa baikpun kita berusaha, tetap saja pada akhirnya Ia Yang Maha Menghendaki yang memutuskan. Eits, tapi bukan berarti tidak optimis ya. Selama berjuang jangan pernah terbersit sedikitpun kata gagal. Jangan sampai kita tidak maksimal dalam mengejar kebaikan. Tetap ikhtiar dan tawakkal. Karena dalam setiap keyakinan, pasti ada harapan.

Makasi banyak ya buat keluarga, temen-temen dan yang udah nitip-nitip oleh.  Makasi banyak atas dukungannya. Mohon maaf ya, oleh-olehnya dipending dulu. Insya Allah Yang Maha Pemberi yang akan ngasi oleh-oleh yang lebih baik untuk kita semua.

“Everything will be okay in the end, if its not okay its not yet the end!” (Patrick Star) 

Semoga bermanfaat😀

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