⚔ What am I up to?

  • Married to a Ph.D. chemistry scholar who has a higher h-index than mine in Google Scholar.
  • Still living in Tokyo, Japan, and will moving back soon to Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Graduated as Ph.D. from Shinozaki-sensei’s Lab in Department of Architecture, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo – Japan.
    • Finished my Ph.D. thesis about evaluating architectural studio design deliverables in education settings using affordance-based design approach. Read my latest article here. (Yeah, I speak and read Gibson’s, Norman’s, and much more nowadays)
    • Done with the preliminary review in April 2022 and the final review in July 2022.
  • Returning as full-time lecturer at Architecture Program, Institut Teknologi Bandung starting this January 2023.
  • Done with remote working as a BIM consultant (I guess, that’s considered as a role) in a construction project in Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Remote contributing to a think tank team for a competency standard for BIM in Indonesia, with folks at Institut BIM Indonesia and Ministry of Public Works & Housing
  • Still contributing at Mozilla but less frequent than ever, mostly on L10n in Bahasa Indonesia and a Mozilla Reps member since 2011 until… I don’t know. I might retire soon. I am quiet quitting now as a Reps member, but still active as localizer.
  • Occasionally hosting a room at Padepokan Marvel @ Clubhouse* Twitter Space, every Wednesday night or Friday night after a Marvel series episode premiered in Disney+ (currently everyone is busy now. so, we will occasionally open the room)

*psstt… nobody listens to Clubhouse anymore

📖 What am I reading?

  • The BIM Manager – A Practical Guide for BIM Project Management by Mark Baldwin
  • Twelve and a Half by Gary Vee
  • The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  • Invested: How Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotion, and My Money by Danielle Town and Phil Town
  • Shelved for a while
    • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
    • Think Again by Adam Grant

💬 What am I interested in right now?

  • Extended reality development (including virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality) using Unity and Oculus Quest.
  • Building information modeling (BIM) with Autodesk Revit.
  • UI & UX design and engineering, crypto assets (no longer. RIP Terra), personal finance, investing, stocks,
  • plant-based pescatarian diet (still can’t leave seafood behind), weight loss yoga, workout guided by Apple Fitness+
  • having crazy haircut and hair dye (while I am still in Japan) Can’t do it anymore. My wife asks me to get a buzzcut.

⏭ What’s next?

  • After I graduate, I want to build a laboratory in my office. A media lab. Let me know if you’re interested in collaborating.

Last update: September 19, 2022.