Phinally Done :). After so many years of struggling, learning and developing myself to become an independent researcher, I finally succeeded and got ‘the Ph.D.’….Woo hoo \(*0*)/. My commencement was in December 2011 and I was so blessed to celebrate it with my family, and friends/brothers/sisters who made Gainesville my home away from home :).

Now, I’m in Thailand starting a new chapter of my life…being a faculty of Computer Science Department @ Thammasat University. So many old cultures that seem new to me after many years abroad and so many things/people missing and emerging in my life that made my first two weeks here quite challenging to manage. I am terribly home-sick, surprisingly in the comfort of my own home. Moving back to stay with parents somehow has made me felt like I’m just a 15 year-old girl once again. This semester, I’m going to teach two courses. Though they are quite elementary courses, but I feel like they are harder to plan than the courses I used to teach. Why? It’s because I have no idea what kind of students I’m going to teach. Well…don’t worry. I’ll surely find my own way to cope with all these and I believe that I’m going to do fine here. It’s just a matter of time. I was spoiled being in the same environment for almost 10 years that I felt so secure and now it’s time to be motivated to enter an adventurous life again, e.g., get to know new people, adopting new rules and the most exciting of all….driving in Bangkok ;P.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
– Helen Keller


I should be busy finishing my paper draft due in two days, but I just cannot focus and need to get this out.

In my opinion, one of the most important requirement for ‘good teamwork’ is ‘effective communication’. I feel like my project team is facing a huge obstacle in communication and I just don’t really know how to get out of it. I tried many ways suggested in many sites I read: You have to know what you’re trying to say, know who you’re saying with, know how to say it, listen and reach an agreement, no emotion involved, keep open mind, encourage discussion for further understanding. With so much effort in communication among my peers in the project, so little accomplishment we achieved. What can I do to make the communication in my team better? Please share if you have any good tip on this.

Hello blogging world!

September 21, 2011

Finally, I have some time to start my own page and blogging. I always want to do it, but as you can imagine, personal life always get pushed behind your work deadlines. I will try to keep up and post somethings I am interested in (and hopefully they are also interesting to some people as well).

Welcome myself to blogging world!! \(^0^)/