THE VOOYAGERS A D V E N T U R E , B I O S T O R I E S , A N D C R E D O S O F PA S S I O N British Afternoon Tea: A Fashionable Way of Drinking Tea
Interview: British Council Indonesia
Vooya Inspiration: J.K Rowling
Whatâ€™s Behind the Logo? potential
V symbolizes a Heart, which represents Passion & Potential Oo stands for Infinity, because we want our participants to have infinite experience in their self-discovery journey where they can experiment and explore a wide range of options in life.
Y stands for Yield for the time, materials, and energy you spend for a self-discovery journey, to explore your passions and potentials will be your greatest investment towards your future. A stands for Adventure because life greatest lessons can only be gained through Daring Adventures.
Lastly, the word Vooya is derived from the English word Voyage because we are voyaging through the ocean of experiences for the sole purpose of continuously learning and finding the meaningful things in life. P.2
Be curious about knowledge as along as you live Widen your horizon by being open to different perspectives Explore everything across disciplines to unlock your best quality Fail and learn to pick yourself up so you can stand strong Reflect upon your experiences to find the most meaningful lessons Shape your envisioned future, â€œFor tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today!â€? - Malcolm X
Experientially Yours Choosing the perfect title for this magazine was daunting. After much consideration, we found it fitting to chose ‘The Vooyagers’ as the title. We would like to dedicate this magazine to The Vooyagers, people who are not afraid to embark on the journey of passion exploration and self-discovery. In this magazine, we want to share the ABC of Passion, the basic and most important facts, details and stories about passion. First, we want to encourage our readers to start their own daring Adventure of passion exploration. Second, we want to inspire them through learning from other people's Bio Stories. Third, we want to share our Credos in facilitating people to reach their dream and to live a fulfiling happy life through our services.
Stephanie Wijanarko Program Director
elloo! Did we say something wrong? Heloo is not a typo, but it is is simply our way of saying ‘hello’. The double oo represents the infinity of excitement and experience we want to share to others. These past couple years have been such a long journey for us, sailing through the sea of experiences with our fellow Vooyagers and creating tons of memories together. But what is the use of good memories if they are not shared? That’s what we intend to do.
Last but not least, we hope to continually deliver the best contents that will excite you, trigger you, broaden your knowledge, and more importantly, make you to know us better!
Sincerely, Stephanie Wijanarko Vooya - Passion without Borders Darmawangsa Square 1st Floor Unit 68 Jl. Darmawangsa VI & IX Jakarta Selatan 12160, Indonesia
With the release of this magazine, we would like to recapture the memories we made with some variations here and there for you to enjoy.
Copyright © 2019 Vooya Magazine
The ABC of Passion ADVENTURE
British Afternoon Tea: A Fashionable Way of Drinking Tea
Stamford Bridge Stadium: The Home of The Blues
From Totoro Bento to LINE HQ Tokyo
Kyara-Ben: A Kawaii Lunch Box from Japan
Kirimate Sumo - Techniques for Defeating Bigger Opponents
Vooyagers’ Wall of Stories
Vooyagers’ Diary: Shin So Jung's e-Journal
What Did Parents Say
Interview: British Council Indonesia
Interview: UK Visas and Immigration
Vooya Inspiration: Ken Robinson
Job & Passion through the Eyes of the Experts
After the Workshop: Tatiana Intan Santoso
Vooya Inspiration: J.K Rowling
CREDOS An End-to-End Journey of Self Discovery
Vooya Journey: #UnlockingYou Project
Vooya Lab: Understand Yourself, Uncover Your True Power
Assistant Editor Chyntia Yolie
Vooya Coach: Discover and Set Your Lifetime Goals
Layout & Design Satrio Desdiandy
Life Story Framework
Photography Thariq Farhan
Vooya x Skelly Fashion Collaboration
Editor-in-Chief Muhammad Afif
Contributors Pratikto Yuliandra Annisa Safitri
A B O U T VO OYA
“The journey toward self-discovery is life’s greatest adventure.” Arianna Huffington The Vooyagers’ journey is a journey of self-discovery. It is a lifetime journey full of adventure, exploration, and experience for the sole purpose of finding something to live for. In the journey of self-discovery, there are three realms the Vooyagers have to enter: the Beginning Realm (Vooya Lab), the Middle Realm (Vooya Journey), and the Final Realm (Vooya Coach).
THE BEGINNING REALM VOOYA LAB
THE MIDDLE REALM VOOYA JOURNEY
THE FINAL REALM VOOYA COACH
Mission: Understanding Oneself
Mission: Exploring One's Passions
Mission: Set One's Lifetime Goals
To accomplish the mission, Vooyagers have to find out
To accomplish the mission, Vooyagers have to
To accomplish the mission, Vooyagers have to travel through times to
• What their interests are in certain subjects, occupations, and hobbies. • How they respond and react to challenges (their perseverance level)
• Start their daring adventure • Explore multidisciplinary subjects first-hand • Gain expaerience on various professions • Discover the things they really love and are good at
• Know what they want to achieve and what they have in the present • Find out why they want to achieve something by going to the past • Create plans & strategies on how to achieve that thing in the future • Narrate their own life stories
Passion Perseverance Assessment
Experiential Study Tour
Design Your Life Story Workshop
THE VOOYAGERSâ€™ SELF-DISCOVERY JOURNEY INFOGRAPHIC
To uncover your interests and your degree of perseverance.
To explore your passion through hands-on learning method assisted by our professional experts.
To help you design a well-constructed framework of your lifetime goals.
VO OYA J O U R NE Y
#UnlockingYou Project “An Experiential Study Tour for Passion Exploration and Discovery”
What is #UnlockingYou Project? #UnlockingYouProject is the one of Vooya’s experiential study tours. It aims to help young and curious minds to find their true passions through hands-on learning process on various fields across disciplines. Three essential stages in #UnlockingYou Project: Pre-Departure Participants are being prepared with necessary materials & trainings required for their journey, which include introductory workshops on smartphone photography, reflective journal & e-journal setup, and the itinerary. The Journey Participants are engaged in multiple Vooya’s fun yet insightful experiential learning modules in some of the best cities in the world. At the end of the day, they also reflect and create their e-journals. Post-Journey Participants celebrate how much they have developed throughout the journey and to appreciate their relentless spirits for exploring and experiencing new things with a series of certificates & badges. Travel to the most inspiring in the world for the ultimate journey experience! London, Tokyo, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, and many more. Each activity represents four major subjects Social Science, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Arts (Performing & Visual Art) and Physical & Personal Education. Who can join #UnlockingYouProject?
People who are • Curious and want to explore their passion • Dedicated and have strong will for self-transformation activities • Good in English
About Passion: of university students 87% 87% in Indonesia admit that Indonesian
Only around 5% people passionately love their job (LinkedIn)
they've chosen the wrong major. As a result, many of them have no idea on what to do after graduating. (Indonesia Career Center 2017)
Up to 87.7% of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work (Deloitte Insights)
Only 27% of Indonesian students get involved in an intensive discussion to choose their university majors with their parents. (StudentJob.co.id)
In China & Japan 94% of workers are not ‘engaged’ by their jobs (Gallup)
According to Dane’s Cone of Learning, people will remember 90% of what they do, compared to 10% from reading, 20% from hearing, and 30% from seeing.
VO OYA JO U R N E Y
British Afternoon Tea:
A Fashionable Way of Drinking Tea is something that “ Tea can’t be separated
from British. It is one of the most significant parts of the British culture. According to Huffington Post, British people consume more than 165 million cups of tea every day.
he way the British consume their tea will tell you how special tea is in the country. With old-aged etiquette rules, drinking tea has become a long-lasting British ritual passed on from generation to generation. It was all started in the 19th Century by the Seventh Duchess of Bedford named Anna. Every afternoon, she had this little ritual in her room with her friends, enjoying cups of hot tea accompanied with some cakes before the dinner time came. And that’s how the British afternoon tea tradition was born, the fashionable way of drinking tea.
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Afternoon Tea vs High Tea For your information, afternoon tea and high tea are two completely different terms. People tend to misuse the terms, saying both mean the same while they are not. Afternoon tea refers to the ritual that we’ve discussed in the beginning, the long-lasting tradition that’s considered as the fashionable way of drinking tea, held at the gap time between lunch and dinner, accompanied with cakes. On the other hand, high tea is the opposite. While afternoon tea is the Royal ritual, high tea is what the working-class do, held during the dinner time after a long day at work, accompanied with evening meals. What to Prepare
Expert at British Tea Ettiquette
First and foremost, you should have traditional tea – a pot of leaf tea, a pot of hot water, and don’t forget the milk and sugar. After that, you need to provide the required utensils such as cups, saucers, teaspoons, a tea strainer, and a large starched napkin. As for the food to complete the ritual, you should have sandwiches, cakes, and scones. Lastly, if you do the ritual at house, it should be served in the sitting room on a low coffee-style table. However, if you do it in hotels, it may be served at a higher dining-style table.
last, after the tea and the milk. Stir the tea elegantly back and forth with your teaspoon. Avoid stirring your tea in a circular motion but do it in an up-and-down motion instead. Place the teaspoon lengthwise along the back of the saucer.
The Roles and Manners In an afternoon tea, someone who hosts the ceremony will pour the tea for all guests. The host should pass every cup she or he has filled one by one to the guests. Everyone can add milk and sugar as they please. But remember to add the milk after the tea has been poured. The sugar should be added the
Drinking Your Tea While drinking your tea, you should sit up straight. Spread out the napkin on your lap. Hold your cup by the handle without raising your pinky. Make your thumb and index finger meet in the handle then let the middle finger support the holding from below. Sip your tea slowly and never slurp. Remember to never blow your tea if you think it’s too hot. Put down your cup on the saucer after the sips. Eating the Accompaniments Use only fingers while eating the sandwiches, cakes, and scones. Put the accompaniments on your place in between bites. When you eat your sandwiches, you should first remove the crusts. Then eat your sandwich in a couple bites regardless how small it is. Eating scones is a bit trickier than sandwiches.
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Firstly, you have to break the scone in two with your hand. It shouldn’t be sliced, but broken. After that, use the knife to spread the jam and cream onto the scone. And lastly, never put your scone back together like a sandwich when you are about to eat it. Just eat it piece by piece. The Final Moves Are you finished? Is it time to leave now? If it’s already the time to leave, do not refold your napkin. Just pick it up by the center and place it to the left of the place setting.
SMA Labschool Cibubur students learning how to stir tea
So how does it sound to drink tea the British way? Fancy doesn’t it? Or maybe, some of you might think, “How come drinking tea can be this complicated? I just want to drink tea, that’s all!” I’m sure for those who are not used to this tradition might say the same thing.
But either way, this is how the British drink their tea, the fashionable way. Now you can see how significant tea is from the way people treat it.
Vooyagers spreading the chocolate into bread
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Have a cup of hot DesTEAnation before starting your day! Every sip of every variant will give you different sensation!
How to make your DesTEAnation?
MORNING SPIRIT (ENGLISH BREAKFAST): Have a cup of Morning Spirit before you start your journey of passion exploration. Feel the energy until the very last sip!
• Boil 200ml of spirit.
ADVERSITEA (GREEN TEA): Drink Adversitea regularly to build up your adversity against the bitterness of life. Don’t let any challenge stops you to chase the dream!
• Put it inside a cup of open-minded.
PRIORITEA (OOLONG): Designing your lifetime goals is a priority. Increase your focus and concentration on aiming the goals with PrioriTEA! SWEET ADVENTURE (JASMINE): Don’t be afraid to taste the sweetness and the aroma of an adventure! POSITIVITEA (EARL GREY): Always find the bright side and keep your body, mind, and soul in positive vibes throughout the day.
• Choose one of the desTEAnation bag that you want to have today.
• Add one teaspoon of curiousity. • After the spirit is boiled, pour it into your cup. • Stir the tea with one focused goal. Though you are passionate about your tea, please have patience and sip it slowly. But don't wait too long - the tea might get cold. Have your desTEAnation alone or with friends. Enjoy!
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VO OYA JO U R N E Y
Stamford Bridge Stadium: The Home of The Blues
you “ Are enthusiast?
a football Can you name your favorite football club? Well, even though you are not really into football, I bet you are familiar with Chelsea FC.
nown as the Blues and their fans’ trademark chant “Keep the Blue Flag Flying High,” Chelsea has been one of the biggest English Football Clubs in the history. A big club must have a big stadium as well. Not only big, the stadium must also be comfortable and more importantly, iconic, because it will be the home of the club. Stamford Bridge Stadium, the official stadium of Chelsea FC, has already fulfilled the criteria of an iconic stadium and a comfortable home for the club. This stadium even become one of England iconic building for its long historical background.
Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC
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Stamford Bridge Stadium is located at Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS. The stadium lies less than 2 miles south-west of Hyde Park and the Harrods Store. It is also less than 3 miles south-west of Buckingham Palace.
Stamford Bridge was built by Archibald Leitch on 1887. Eighteenth century maps show Fulham Road and Kings Road and surrounding areas, including the site of the stadium and also a stream called ‘Stanford Creek’. The stream runs along the route of the present day railway line, behind the East Stand and flows down into the Thames.
The current capacity stands at 42,522 and the ground has gone from being a huge oval shape to 4 sides close to the pitch. When completed in its current form, Stamford Bridge was the largest football stadium in London. However, it has since been surpassed by the new Wembley & Emirates, but still remains one of the best stadiums in the country and Europe.
Where the stream crossed Fulham Road is marked “Little Chelsea Bridge” which was originally called Sanford Bridge (from sand ford). While a bridge over the creek on Kings Road was called Stanbridge (from stone bridge). It seems that these two names of the stream and the bridge, ‘Stanford Creek’ and ‘Little Chelsea Bridge’, together evolved into the name Stanford Bridge, which again later evolved into Stamford Bridge as the adopted name of the stadium. Stamford Bridge has been the home of Chelsea Football Club since the 1905 formation. It was opened as a sporting arena around April 28th 1877. For 27 years since the first time officially opened, Stamford Bridge has hosted athletics, speedway, boxing, cricket, baseball, greyhound racing, and football. The ground was initially offered to Fulham FC but they declined the offer. Then, it was decided to form a new football team. Then, in March 1905, Chelsea Football Club was born and moved into the new Stamford Bridge Stadium for the start of the season few months later. It was quickly a success with 60,000 crowd coming to the stadium in the first year. Originally, the capacity was planned to be 100,000 supporters.
Vooyagers learning Business of Football
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VO OYAG E R S D I A RY
Smartphone Photography Project
Today, in a cloudy, gloomy, and freezing situation, we had to get out to explore London and capture the great moments we have towards photography. Yes, Iâ€™m really looking forward for this workshop. Some people said, Iâ€™m such a photogenic person, and I can see it now, LOL! @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
Graffiti Arts Challenge
I really enjoyed creating my own street art, if I had another chance, I would definitely do it again. I would like to try other forms of street arts like paste up art. @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
CSI Forensics Lab
Super excited! I became a pipette master, which definitely was something to have on a certificate. I now know how to differentiate DNA and to match DNAs altogether. Would I do this again? No. But I did enjoy what I learnt. This post is dedicated to @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
Nabila Gardena Aircraft Simulation
Had a fun time taking off and landing on an simulation aircraft! This is a new thing for me and I like learning new things. I was quite good I think in taking off the aircraft, but somehow bad in landing. Lol! @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
Sherlock Holmes Detective School
Today, we were having so much fun with Sherlock experience!! We played a Frisbee as well in that park because as they said before that Sherlock used to train his dog in this park and playing Frisbee! @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
Army Mathari Barista Academy
The hardest part of brewing an excellent espresso is to balance the acidity and the bitterness of the coffee. Most people make it too sour or too bitter and it's quite hard to find the point of balance. @thevooyager #UnlockingYouProject
Verelika Aulya Punting
After we had tour at Oxford University & visited several museums like Pitt Rivers Museum, we went to a place named Oxford’s Magdalen Bridge Boathouse for punting, yay! Here, I learnt to move the boat by pushing against the river bed with a pole. @thevooyager #UnlockingYouProject
Packaging Design Challenge
We are going to design some package based on a situation given by our instructor. I should create a bubble bath using a TV character, and it is for a girl who wants to give it to her older sister that she really looks up to. I think this activity really improves my creativity. @thevooyager #UnlockingYouProject
TED-Ed Public Speaking
Our first schedule was TED-Ed Public Speaking. We rode double decker city bus to get there and I learnt many things, like how to make and present a good presentation and just be yourself. James Evan was the one who told us. He is such a good, funny, and easy going person. @thevooyager #UnlockingYouProject
Surya Dwipayana Sumo Wrestling Duel
We were given an exposure to the history, training, and rules behind a traditional sumo match. In fact, not only to learn the history, training, and rules, we also had the privilege to come face-to-face with real sumo wrestlers, which was cool! @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
Journalism Master Class
In the Guardian office, I was very delighted, seeing the photos displayed on its first floor. Besides, I also got a lot of experience. The mentor taught me how to make a newspaper. And I feel very happy because one of the Guardian journalist told a story about her career. @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
Aldi Riandana Taiko Practice
We had the opportunity to feel the rhythm of Japanese music from traditional Taiko drumming style. We were also given the opportunity to get a firsthand understanding alongside the local art forms, such as Kabuki, Noh, Nagauta, and Kyo-gen, with the experts from Taiko Lab. @thevooyager #UnlockingYou Project
VO OYAGE RS’ D I A RY
Shin So Jung’s e-journal
Vooyagers’ diary is the final form of the Vooyagers’ day to day journal of their transformative journey. Vooya believes that journaling is the best way for selfreflection. Through journaling, they can contemplate the experiences they gained and how they affect them as persons. It can also be the tool to capture their day to day memories so they will last, be remembered, and inspire. In this edition, we have chosen one of our Vooyagers’ reflective journals for you to enjoy. So, let’s hear the compelling, touching, and inspiring story of So Jung!
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There are some questions that you should answer when you are self-recording and self-assessing, in a reflective manner. Itâ€™s called AFLIP, which stands for Act, Feel, Learn / Impact, and Plan.
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W HAT PARENT S SAY
What did parents say?
Vooya’s programs are not only for the curious students who want to explore their true passion. We also value Vooyagers’ parents as they hold a very important role in helping their children preparing their future. Take a look on what the parents from our previous study tours say about Vooya’s #UnlockingYou Project!
Learning Side by Side with Her Daughter “Vooya provides a very good learning process. The tour was very useful, entertaining, efficient, and systematic. The workshops were very hands-on and I get to learn something like robotics, general building, and stocks exchange which I would not randomly learn if not for these workshops (if I did not become a participant).” Mrs. Jiya
Parent of Pareena from ACS Jakarta
Vooya Helps Student to Decide Their Future Career Path “Overall it is a very good program. It gives students clear image of what they can pursue for their professional career. I want to thank Stephanie for accommodating both parents and students needs during the trip.” Mrs. Nia
Parent of Anta from ACS Jakarta
A Program that Digs Students’ Potentials “I would really like to recommend this tour, especially for those who haven’t decided what they want to study further. In Vooya, students have the chance to learn various career from professionals at established institutions. It is a program that digs students’ potentials and help them decide the career they want to choose.” Mrs. Rosje
Parent of Dominique from ACS Jakarta
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Vooyabularies Who are Vooyagers?
Participants who embark on the journey of passion exploration and self-discovery
Who is Vooya Coach?
The person who guides Vooyagers to design their life story.
Who is Vooya Mentor?
The person who accompanies, motivates, and guides Vooyagers’ learning journey from pre-departure, main program, and post-departure trip.
Who are Vooya Subject Experts?
Instructors who lead particular experiential learning workshops
What is Helloo!?
Vooya’s style of greeting.
What is OO-Metre
Excitement level of the learning process
How OO are you?
The question we ask to find out about how deep the Vooyagers’ learning level is. How valuable their experience is today. How excited they are about the lesson
What is Vooya E-Journal
A digital reflective journal consists of writings, photos and/or videos of Vooyagers’ journey.
What is Vooyager Starter Kit
Starter pack for each Vooyager to be carried during Vooya Journey. Consists of bag, apparel, program book, and many more.
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I NTERVIEW: BRI T IS H C O UN C IL
Director of British Council Indonesia
The Meaning of W Education and the Importance of Experiential Learning through the Eyes of Paul Smith
hat it is like to study in the UK’s universities? Why do you have to study overseas? What’s the meaning of education? And how experience is the best learning that can transform yourself? In this edition, Vooya have a privilege to interview the Director of British Council Indonesia, Mr. Paul Smith. In a 30-minute interview, we discuss a lot of things that basically cover all the questions above, from the history and roles of the British Council Indonesia, the education system in the UK, to a deep and philosophical talks about the meaning of education and the importance of experiential learning.
An Exclusive Interview with the Director of British Council Indonesia
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Let’s start with the first question! As the Director of the British Council Indonesia, could you tell us about the visions and missions of the British Council Indonesia in general? Well, thank you, thank you for this interview! It’s such a very good question. British Council has been in Indonesia for 70 years, just about as long as Indonesia has existed, hasn’t it?
We were even here a year before the British Embassy. So our commitment to our work in Indonesia, it could not be stronger. What is our work? The British Council is Britain’s organization, we are all over the world in 110 countries, which is committed to creating the best possible cultural educational relationships between the peoples of our country and the peoples here. We are not government to government, you know. We are not just about promoting the UK. We are about building new partnerships, new relationships between people (young people) in our two countries. We do that through all areas of social developments, civil societies, culture and the art and creative industries; and languages, we are the world’s leading teacher of the English language for professional business purposes; and then in the area that particularly interests you… where… the whole range of education. We work in the higher education sectors – science, humanities, and research.
About the higher education in the UK, how Indonesian students can take advantage of the opportunity to study in UK? What are the benefits? I have to put my PR hat on here but, I have no problem. I don’t promote absolutely everything about Britain as the best in the world but I do have a very strong believe that we have the best higher education system in the world. Why is that? It pretty old. It’s over a thousand years old, okay. Some of the universities were founded thousand years ago like Oxford, and Cambridge. Then a lot of universities were founded from the early 19th Century onward. So it’s all well-known, well-established, mature university system, a part of its greatness, its strength is its maturity. It’s a really international system.
So our ambitions at the moment at the British Council here in Indonesia, in our education program, is to provide as much opportunity for young Indonesians to find their pathway to a good life, prosperity, employability, and the capacity to give back to their community and to the growth of Indonesia by helping them find the right guide of educational platforms. That can come through both us encouraging them seek great resources of opportunities in the UK, but it also comes from the work we do with the universities and higher education sectors here in Indonesia, to help develop and strengthen aspects of the Indonesian higher education sectors in partnership with great UK universities. So we are helping to build capacity, employability, prosperity learning in the system here, but we are also making sure to those who want an international experience know just what value they can get for studying in the UK.
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Indonesia has something like 4000 (or) 400 universities. The United Kingdom has about 150. You might think, “Wow, that’s bizarre! Why would the best higher education system in the world only have only 150 universities?” Because we have ensured that every one of those universities has the highest international standing. The UK kicks above its wait in all international polls and surveys of universities when it comes to ones of the best universities; best universities which have senses of value and excellence for particular subject areas. It tops the polls in term of best teaching, and in terms of students’ feedback experiences. So when you go into UK universities you are having both the magnificent UK experience, and also you’re having international experience. You will for one year, three years, be a part of the community and the campus of people, teachers, learners from all over the world. So, you have a global universal university experience. Another reason why British universities are particularly stronger is that they are absolutely dedicated to the quality of pure learning. They absolutely recognize that almost everybody that goes to a university is looking to improve their employability and their job prospects. All the science and business degrees of British universities have the connection with the local world of work, local business, and local advisors. The universities in the UK are not closed-off campuses, they are connected to the real world. And because they have international standing and international faculty, they’re really aware of the countries from which their students come. At the moment there are over four thousand Indonesian students studying in the UK, and they will be learning in an environment which understands and appreciates Indonesia. Most universities in the UK have professional connections with universities in Indonesia by one means or another. Many have research programs, capacity building programs, these whole new moves towards transnational educational opportunities. So it’s very connected.
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Finally, what I have to say at the moment, by all our objective analysis of the countries that Indonesians most like to travel to overseas to go studying, the UK is coming out as the most economical options at the moment. And maybe because our problem, the Pound has dropped its value, because we have this little problem around and it’s called Brexit. But what it means is, the things cost much less in the UK. And at the moment, it is cheaper to study in the UK than to study in the United States or Canada or Australia. One last thing about studying overseas particulary studying in the UK, I think there is no greater opportunity for young persons to have in order to learn and to have a period of their life living in another culture, in another country. Something I did when I was twenty-one, I went to India for two years, where I was a teacher actually to college of the University of Delhi. Nevertheless, it transformed my life like nothing else. I learned more about myself through that experience, I learned more about the cultures I came from and how I could understand the middle relations towards cultures, and I had so many new experiences and new friends. The single most transformative thing a person can do is to get on live and work at the young age in another country. It’s a great thing to do! Vooya see that one of the biggest problems in Indonesia education system is the limited access for students to explore their specific interests and potentials. This is why we want to give students more exposure into multidisciplinary subjects through experiential learning. What is your opinion about this experiential learning method? I think it’s the only kind of learning that matters. You learn from experience. You don’t learn from books; you learn through books about experience. You don’t learn in the classroom; you return to the classroom to consolidate what you learn from life.
Take this word – education. It’s a word in English that’s derived from the Latin, which means leading out. People have traditionally thought that education means putting stuff into kids (or to anyone). They are tabula rasa, they're blank space, they have to have knowledge, put it to them. That’s not what education is. What education is finding within yourself the skills that already lighten, the interests that already lighten, the capabilities that already lighten, and teachers helping you to draw that out of yourself – leading out education, ex not in. And that means taking every possible kinds of experience including the experience of knowledge, reading and and using it to customize it within yourself and to bring it out.
The key skills we have to teach young people, and in Indonesia today, you have everybody including your President saying, “The future success of our country and happiness about people depends on getting everybody with the right skills and capacity.” I mean, he’s a very pioneering person in realizing that you don’t get the economic strategy working unless you have skilled people. The skills we have got to bring out of everybody to be a lifelong learner are the capacity to learn for yourself, to take your experience and use it productively. So we have to teach people to have the right means of analyzing and thinking, the right means of engaging with other people and learning leadership skills.
We have to teach people every aspect of communication, how to engage with others, how to be a good people person, how to really work in the digital age. And having the right languages, having your own languages first, having world languages that are useful to you. And if you have to pick up one world language,I am not bias when I say the most valuable one you can have is English. People who can use English for professional and business purposes on average have a career in which they are 50% more than people who don’t have English. English is a door opener to the world of work internationally, and to communication internationally. People should be taught not so much focus on knowledge but on skills, pulling the skills out of you so then you can learn for yourself. And yes, all experience is a source of education. Education is not a concept; education is an organic thing of our own life. Living is learning. Therefore, going into new experiences is a catalyst, is a multiplier of this impact. Going overseas for studies can be unnerving. But, that's part of education too. We learn from experience not just happy experiences but complex experiences as well.
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I NTERVIEW: U K VI S AS & IMMIG RATIO N
Great News for Indonesian Students: Easier Way to Get UK Student Visa! #EducationIsGreat
hen talking about higher education, the United Kingdom must be one of the most-wanted countries among students from all over the world. To be able to enter UK’s universities, there are several requirements the students need to fulfill. Besides outstanding academic records and proven English-proficiency through IELTS score, they also have to provide the very basic requirement yet the very significant one. If they fail to provide this one, they won’t be able to enter the country, let alone studying there. And the requirement is the UK Student Visa. Is it difficult to get a UK Student Visa? Will it take a long and tiring process?
UK Visas and Immigration
To answer these questions, Vooya team has come to the relevant institution to find the valid data – United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI). During our visit to the British Embassy, we had a great opportunity to interview one of the UKVI officials, Ms. Putu Pradnyana. We asked her about all the important information regarding UK Visa application process and its requirements for Indonesian students who want to pursue their higher education in the UK. What are the vision and mission of UKVI in Indonesia? Ok, well, thank you for giving me the opportunity to share this.
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Yes, I’m very glad that you have so much interest to bring students to the UK, and that is precisely what we want. We want to encourage good quality students which reflect from the good quality applications. The UK, especially, have high standard in education. We’ve got a world-class education system and it’s been around for a very long time, also a good culture of research and technology and the facilities. The lectures are really good, and also the students culture are multicultural. In terms of UKVI, we want to offer our customers, including your students, your potential students, a world-class quality of visa service, so that’s our aim, I’d say, throughout these years. The benefits of studyin in the UK for Indonesian Students are the UK offer a very high quality of education. We offered a bachelor degree of 3 years mostly, in comparison to the fouryear normal bachelor degree here in Indonesia, that’s a year bonus basically because you graduate earlier. And also if you choose your master degree you can do it for one year and that’s also so competitive, compared to other options of doing the full 2 years. You can get a very good quality degree in one year. You will also get a really excellent networking opportunity because as you graduate, you are a part of these grand alumni of UK graduates who are very sought after in the working industry here in Indonesia and also elsewhere.
Is it really hard to get UK Student Visa? That’s a fair question! It’s very understandable because we know that people who have never applied for visa especially for UK visa, which is quite far away, so the students sometimes get anxious, they worry if their visas are accepted or not. If I could give any advice, you have nothing to worry about, because based on our statistic the rate for Indonesian people (students) who got their visa successfully is very high. Actually, 94% of Indonesian applicants are granted for the visa. And that’s more than the world averages which is 84% and you can tell that Indonesian applicants especially have it very easy. Once you look at the website, which is gov.uk, if you go there and there’s also a link to UK Visa and immigration, depending to your visa category, you can go to the individual category. So you can do a little bit of research, cause that something you’ll gonna have to do if you wanna study in the UK, become more independent, you can start from your visa application. It’s very straight forward actually.
Actually, 94% of Indonesian applicants are granted for the visa. And that’s more than the world averages which is 84% and you can tell that Indonesian applicants especially have it very easy.
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What is the major breakthrough that UKVI have made for Indonesian applicants? Starting 2018, something very special happened which is a change in the UK immigration rules. For Indonesian students, they can apply for the visa from Indonesia or any other country in the world as long as they are Indonesian nationals. They don’t need to submit a full set of documents. All they need to submit is just a CAS letter, which stands for Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies, that you will receive from your university. They will give it to you once you confirmed placement in the course. The second one is only your passport. That’s very easy. What are the social media initiatives the UKVI have created and how do they impact the Study-in-UK promotion? We have made a couple of social media initiatives. If you have been looking at our Instagram feed or Facebook feed recently, we have been interviewing couples of Indonesians who were still in the UK right now pursuing their education, what it was like for them apply for their visa and you will see it’s not that difficult as you think. It’s just a matter of doing correctly in the first place and applying very early in time which will help with you to get it quicker. And when it comes to the role of social media in terms of promoting about UK student visa, our Indonesian official Instagram account has a huge follower and it’s very big, number one across embassies here in Indonesia. That means we have a lot of influence and a lot of students would like to know about UK culture and we want to encourage those who doesn't have much interest in the UK, to not only visit but also study in the UK.
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UK is one of Vooya’s most popular experiential study tour destinations because we understand well that UK provide so many exposures in terms of education and even career preferences. What is your opinion about this? Is there anything we could do to give more impactful learning experience to Indonesian students? I’ve been following Vooya for a couple of years now, and I am delighted to see your growth. And now you’re focusing beyond your experiential study tour into higher education services, if I understand correctly, to your students. That means a lot more people will be able to gain the benefits of what living and learning in the UK is like. I think student sometimes need partners to help them grow through their options, for studying or educational trip in the UK. I think you are a good partner to help them in their initial exploration towards the destination.
Any message for Indonesian students who want to pursue their education in the UK? My message is, why wait? I mean that literally! Why wait when you already know youâ€™re going to the UK, or even better if you already receive your confirmation from whoever who invites you to study in the UK. Apply for your visa as soon as you can! Apply it earlier! It much better than waiting to apply when you have the time or you have the letter. Just apply it earlier!
UK Visas & Immigration in Indonesia As part of your journey to the UK, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is committed to providing you with a quick and efficient visa service. Applying for your UK student visa is easier than you think â€“ all it takes are three simple steps: 1. Check all you need to know. 2. Apply using our simple, new online application form. 3. You can tailor your service to speed up the process and make it more convenient.
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#UNLOC KING YO U P RO JE CT: TO K YO
From Totoro Bento to LINE HQ Tokyo LINE gains huge popularity in Indonesia. According to Tempo.co (2017, February 21) the chat app that features a bunch of fabulous stickers from anime characters, TV & movie stars, games, currently hit singers until cute baby like Tatan is used by 90 million people, making it as one of the most popular chat apps in the country. Whatâ€™s so special about LINE? Is it the eye-catching and somehow humorous stickers they produce? What if you get a chance to explore more about LINE right from its Headquarter in Japan?
The Starting LINE Competition Winners
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Starting LINE Competition
s a competition which aims to maximize the potentials of Indonesiaâ€™s young generation and their community, especially among college students, by using LINE app. The competition was held on August to November last year. There were 5 champions to win a free 5-day experiential journey to Tokyo, Japan with VOOYA. And the 5 chosen university students were: Aldi Riandana (Universitas Mulawarman), Hilman Saputra (Politeknik Negeri Sriwijaya), Vina Nurviani (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia), I Gusti Made Surya Dwipayana (STMIK Stikom Bali), and Siti Ahmaniar (Universitas Diponegoro). The winners had the opportunity to experience firsthand the sensation of learning multidisciplinary subjects from the experts across multiple disciplines from Social Science, Arts, Culture, and Sports to discover their passions. During the five-day experiential journey from 11-15 February 2018, they underwent several amazing workshops:
Vooyagers practicing their sumo stance
Duel with Sumo Wrestlers On February 12, 2018, as their first experiential learning workshop, the winners visited a Chankonabe (Japanese traditional stew for Sumo wrestlers) restaurant. While enjoying their bowl of Chankonabe, they could watch a sumo match performed by two Rikishi (professional Sumo wrestlers), which was one of the restaurantâ€™s attractions. Not only that, they also had a chance to learn everything about Sumo from its history, the life of Sumo wrestlers, until the rules of Sumo match. After learning more about Sumo, each winner was allowed to duel with one of the two Rikishi, to have a real experience on Sumo match. Wearing Mawashi-look-alike costumes, a costume that looks like Rikishi belt, the five participants seemed ecstatic performing every technique and move instructed by the Rikishi.
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Striking Taiko in Asakusa Done with Sumo training, the winners headed to the next experiential learning, Taiko workshop at TaikoLab Asakusa, one of the most notable Taiko center in Japan. Taiko is a traditional Japanese percussion instrument, or to simply put, it is the name for traditional Japanese drum usually played during special occasions such as cultural festivals and religious ceremonies. In the first session, the winners learn the history and philosophy of Taiko. After the introduction, they started learning the basic technique of Taiko drumming. They learned that playing Taiko is not only about power, it requires feeling and concentration in order to produce a harmonic sound while striking the Taiko. At last, with the Bachi (Taiko stick) on each hand and under the instruction of the instructor, the winners were ready to show their skill on playing Taiko.
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Drinking Matcha Tea
Drinking Matcha with Yukata
The next experiential learning was Yukata Wearing & Tea Ceremony on February 13, 2018. In this workshop, the winners learned about the history, philosophy, and how to wear Yukata (a light cotton kimono) properly. After wearing Yukata, they learned about the Japanese tea ceremony. The Way of Tea, another name for Japanese tea ceremony, is considered as a sacred ceremony in Japan. Each winner followed the instructions accordingly, from the way on preparing the utensils, how to make the tea, how to pour the tea into the bowl, how to hold the bowl, until the etiquette of drinking the tea. Enjoying a hot bowl of Matcha tea while wearing Yukata would make an unforgettable memory of a journey in Japan.
Vooyagers doing Stock Trading
Doing Stock Trading Simulation at Tokyo Stock Exchange On February 14, the winners were able to feel the atmosphere of a stock market at Tokyo Stock Exchange. During this workshop, the winners learned about market trend analysis â€“ monitoring news and predicting the best timing to sell or buy stock. In the last session, the winners had the opportunity to conduct a stock trading simulation to experience the vibe of being a stockbroker.
Making Totoro Bento The winners continued their experiential journey to Washacook, a famous cooking class located in Shinjuku that specializes in Japanese homemade cuisines. During this Character Bento Cooking Class, each winner could experience first-hand the Japanese way of making boxed lunch, Bento. Using the fresh ingredients of the season such as cutting seaweed, sheet of cheese, rice ball, sausage, egg, and broccoli, they competed to creatively designed their Bento to form the face of Totoro. Totoro Bento
Starting LINE Competition Winners
LINE HQ Visit This was the most anticipated part of this experiential journey. On February 15, 2018, the last day of the tour, the five Starting LINE Competition 2017 winners had a chance to feel the ambiance of LINE HQ. With the company of a guide, the winners strolled around every single corner of the place where Brown and Coni were born. After enjoying the unique view of LINE HQ, seeing the big sculpture of LINE iconic-sticker characters and
variety of cute souvenirs, the winners entered a workshop session on how LINE@ in Japan works, continued with a talk show on the career prospect in the digital world.
â€œAnd it was a wrap!
The five winners had accomplished their voyage of passion. Celebrating the winners' achievement in completing the 5-day of experiential journey, they went through a graduation ceremony, held in LINE HQ.
Wow! What A Journey! Not merely for some sightseeing, during the experiential journey with VOOYA, the five Starting LINE Competition 2017 winners retained a wildly different tour sensation where they could explore and get hands-on learning experience across multiple disciplines. To learn more about the winners' journey, visit startingline.vooya.id
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# U N LO CK IN GYOUPROJ E C T
KYARA-BEN: A Kawaii Lunch Box from Japan Have you ever feel bored with your daily lunch? Do you want something different in your lunch box? If you want something different for your lunch box, you can try a Japanese way to pack your meal in a creative way. It’s called Kyara-Ben or Character Bento.
he word “bento” comes from Chinese slang meaning “convenience”. This method of preparing meal box came around 18th century when dried rice was prepared to eat outside by outdoor workers such as farmers and fishermen. Nowadays, the Japanese bento is a symbol of picnics (usually during the Hanami season) and parties. Bento boxes are basically made to pack lunches. In addition, Kyara-Ben is a specific type of bento boxes specially designed for kids. By decorating the bento with cute and adorable characters, Japanese moms try to increase their children appetite in a very creative way. They also believe that this is an effective way to deal with picky-eater children.
So for the sake of knowledge and curiosity, here are some steps for you on how to make a Kyara-Ben: 1. Choose the menu A healthy meal contains carbohydrate, protein, vegetables, fruit, or other additional menu. Traditionally, the layout for bento making follows a 4:3:2:1 ratio (4 parts of rice/other starch, 3 parts of protein, 2 parts of vegetables, and 1 part of dessert). So, don’t forget to keep the menu balanced!
Kyara-Ben is all about kawaii (cute) characters such as anime, video game heroes, and cute mascots. In Japan, there are even concerts and competition for Kyara-Ben. It has become an important part in Japanese culture. Can you imagine how it's like to have a Bento of your most favorite anime or super hero characters? It must be so cool! But the first thing you need to know is how to make it. Learning the steps and the ingredients
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2. Going Through the Process The essence of Kyara-Ben making is the process. You will need creativity and patience until your bento is finished. So just enjoy the process! Making Kyara-Ben is all about creativity. This time, make fancy patterns in your Bento by using food cutters. You can cut nori, vegetables, fruit or sliced meat. But always be careful with sharp tools!
Keep the good work! You are almost there. Almost done… almost done…
Nori or seaweed is one of Japanese famous food ingredient. Let’s turn the Nori into powder because Remember, if this is your first try, it’s better to have someone else’s assistance.
3. You are almost there!
we will pour it on the rice! It’s kind of a bit strange though. But aren’t you curious?
Roll. Roll. Roll. Roll the white rice. Don’t forget to use plastic so the rice won’t stick on your hand.
This is it! Look how perfect the Kyara-Bento is. But somehow, it’s just too cute to eat, isn’t it?
Once you are done preparing the ingredients, including making cute patterns as your imagination led you to, now it’s time to do the “packaging”. Positioning is a very important part. Let your artistic sense guide you on placing each ingredient for your bento. And fill all the gaps in your bento box to keep it your stay still while putting it in your back once you’re done.
Now, it’s time to show your Kyara-Ben to your friends and encourage each other to make different characters!
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umo is a Japanese style of wrestling. It is originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto Deities. Sumo is also performed by only men and it is part of the old-aged tradition of this sports. Bound by its strong religious and historical background, Sumo has become one of the most popular traditional sports in the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. The rules of Sumo are quite simple. The Rikishi (Sumo wrestler) who first exits the right or touches the ground with any part of his body besides the soles of his feet loses. There are no weight restrictions or classes in Sumo. That’s why weight gain is an essential part of this sports. Can you imagine if you have to beat someone who is two (or three times) heavier than you?
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To win a Sumo wrestling, a Rikishi needs to master Sumo winning techniques called Kirimate. There are around 82 Kirimate in Sumo.
Mastering the technique will give Rikishi more chance to defeat his opponent who might be stronger, bigger, or faster. So what are the techniques and how to use them? Here are some brief descriptions of several Kirimate to give you more insight into Sumo. But keep in mind, “Don’t try this at home!”
Here are the Techniques that Sumo Wrestlers use
TSURI - DA SHI
(outside belt throw)
Get a grip on your opponent and push him straight out of the ring. It’s critical to lock up tightly with your opponent to control him as you push.
Smash into your opponent,to knock him out of the ring. Don’t let your opponent grab your belt, as you keep him off balance and force him out.
Get an outside grip on the belt, and flip your opponent down, as you pivot your hips.
Using your opponent’s belt, lift him in the air and take him out of the ring.
H I K I -TAOS H I
O K U R I - DA S H I
(hand pull down)
(rear push out)
(outside leg trip)
As the opponent charges toward you, grab his arm and pull him to the ground. This is a common way to stop a charge.
Maneuver behind your opponent, and push him out of the ring.
Wrap your leg around your opponent’s, and trip him so he falls.
Sweep the back of your opponent’s leg to knock him off-balance.
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VO OYA IN S P IRATIO N : K E N ROBI NS ON
How to Transform Your Life through Passion? Find Your Element! From the world’s best-selling author of the Element, Sir Ken Robinson What is your passion? Have you found one? Or are you still looking? And if you do have one, you will be the lucky one for your life will be more meaningful, they say. It seems like the word passion has been extremely overused for these past decades. It is so overrated. As if it is the cure for everyone’s greatest villain called unhappiness. But does passion really possess that much power? For many cases, it does. Every success stories of great figures in the world such as J.K Rowling, Walt Disney, Hayaho Miyazaki, or Elon Musk are those who have discovered and lived up to their passions and potentials. But what we don't know is, the way those people find that little something that sparks inside of them, the thing that one day is activated, the thing that finally becomes their source of power, and how they are finally able to optimally use that source of power and transform them to some things phenomenal. P . 40
Before we go too far arguing about passion without any strong source of arguments to support us, it will be better if we come to the very relevant expert who has published the world’s best-selling book about passion, Sir Ken Robinson. When talking about how passion can lead someone to a happy and fulfilling life, Sir Ken Robinson said that the first thing we have to do is to find our Element. Okay, okay! This probably sounds a bit jumpy. We haven't finished with passion and now we start talking about another nonsense term called the Element? But please, bear with me. Passion is part of the discussion. Okay let's get back to the Element!
What is the Element? In his book, Finding Your Element (2013), Sir Ken Robinson says that, “The Element is where natural aptitudes meet personal passions.” It is an intersection between something that you are really good at (your talents) and something that you really love (your passions), right in that nexus point. Your Element can be anything in the constellation of that nexus point. Sometimes, we take our natural element for granted that we don’t even know we’re in it. The aim of his work is to help you find your element.
Why is it so important to find your Element? The main reason is what everyone dreams of, which is to have happiness in life. Being in your element is more than doing things you are good at. Many people are good at things they don’t really care for. The reason you should find your element is first, personal. Your element will describe who you are and what you’re capable of being and doing in your life. The second reason is social, the lack of purpose in your life will affect your social life. Finding your element probably is not a holistic solution, but it does affect your social, in which how you perceive the
social. Finding your Element also has an economic reason, when you love things and make most out of it. As Confucius said “Choose a job you love, then you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Why is it so difficult to find one’s Element?
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Human resources are like natural resources; buried underneath the surface and we have to make an effort to find them. The current system of school, business, and community are not very helpful for one to find their Elements. Ken Robinson in his TED Talks about Schools Are Killing Creativity said, “…too many schools are modeled on Victorian factories; children are put on a production line and churned out at the other end ‘in batches’.” Any school subject deserves equal prestige and classes should not always be grouped based on age.
How to Element?
There will be a lot of work to find your true Element. In his book, Ken Robinson mapping out ways to find your Element as follows: •
Understanding and be in real depth of your natural ability Discover your passion Explore the idea of happiness Focuses more about your own attitudes Take stock of your current circumstances and create opportunities to change Connect with others who share Draw together an action plan and take critical net step
How passions and talents can transform our life? We’re all shaped to some degree by our own biographic and cultures. Finding our passions and talents means discovering what lies within ourselves. Finding our passion and talent resonate who we are, it’s not easy, but it’s essential. When we have discovered our passions (things we really love) and our talents (things we are really good at), we will see new opportunities because we will no longer see ourselves as failures. We will stop comparing ourselves to others for we understand that our paths are different. And we will live a life of abundance. At last, through combining passions and talents we will be able to live a purposeful and a fulfilling life.
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VO OYA LAB
Understand Yourself, Uncover Your True Power “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” - Confucius
o you agree with the quote? It sounds simple but seems too utopic to be true. Often times, people wake up every morning finding themselves doing the things they sometimes hate. And many say that all jobs are the same, you work just to survive, no need to love your jobs, because in the end, you will hate whatever kinds of jobs you have. Really? On the other hand, there are people like J.K Rowling, Walt Disney, or your favorite musicians or football players who work for some things they love and feel like ‘never have to work a day in their lives’ because they love their jobs. But how can these people find the jobs they love? The answer is pretty much simple, actually. Because they know better of their own power and passion. They already know their capabilities in certain areas that they also love. And they work on those areas wholeheartedly, keeping on practicing and improving, and giving all of their energy to make the most out of them, regardless any challenges and difficulties the have to face. Until finally, these people reach the tip of the iceberg of their story, when P . 42
people know them as J.K Rowling who wrote Harry Potter, Walt Disney who created the Disney Universe, or John Lennon who was the front man of the Beatles, or Cristiano Ronaldo who is one of the greatest football players in the world. So what do you think now? It is not too utopic, isn’t it? You also have the opportunity to be like those successful people. Deep down inside you, and everyone else, lays those hidden gems which are the combination of power and passion. But the problem is, the gems have not yet sparked. You need a match to light them up; you need a trigger to bring them out. They can be your hobbies, things you often do during your spare time, and they could also be your favorite subjects at school. Who knows that within yourself, there is an artist, a talented musician, or maybe a great scientist? All you need to do is to find them and bring them out so you can be more specific on pursuing and striving for the jobs that you love. We know it is not an easy task, but there is a way to do it, the way to bring out the elements of success within yourself.
Vooya’s Elements to Succeed Framework
Vooya’s Elements to Succeed Model
Vooya’s Elements to Succeed Framework has been invented to identify critical areas within yourself, starts from the Power you held – in this case, the skills, knowledge, strength, practice, competence and advantage that you have or gained over years.
Following the power, there are also your Passion and Perseverance. Passion is an extreme interest in or wish for doing something; a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something. Passion can range from eager interest in or admiration for an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity. Meanwhile perseverance is a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. Having Perseverance and knowing your true Passion will help you to walk towards your purpose and make the most out of it. Your Perseverance will push you through any hardships with your Passion burning as your motivation to keep moving. In the end, by holding your purpose strongly and revisit it every time, you will achieve your Profit. The profit here doesn’t necessarily only mean financial gain, but also the feelings you achieved along the process, such as happiness and meaning of life.
John Holland’s theory of personality types had been the fundamental in Strong’s research, suggesting that in our culture, people and work environment or occupations can be categorized into six Themes, which are Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional – which is widely and collectively known as RIASEC.
These themes are the basic framework for matching people’s interests with the characteristics or features of jobs – including factors such as job performance, satisfaction, and retention. To conclude, the Themes can be used for matching your interest with satisfying majors, exploring career fields or occupations, addressing job search and career adjustment concerns, and determining career development issues.
Vooya Lab provides a Passion-Perseverance assessment to identify and bring out the hidden gems inside of you, so that you can have a greater chance to find what Confucius called as ‘something you will never have to work a day in your life’. Passi o n - Pe rseve r a n ce Assessment The Strong Interest Inventory (SII)provides a very powerful method for matching one’s interest with their opportunities for jobs, education, & leisure activities. It is based on 75 years of research and has been claimed by Mental Measurement Yearbook as “the best interest assessment available to career counsellors”.
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Passion & Perseverance
have gained their profits, the peak of their success which everyone can see. But what most people don’t see are the other four elements (Power, Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose). Refer to Vooya’s Trajectory of Success Model, the time during the straight horizontal line is the most crucial where both Passion & Perseverance are being built.
Vooya’s Trajectory to Succeed Model
If we map out the success stories of the above figures we have discussed previously, we can say that those figures
It is developed by Stanford University's E.K. Strong, focusing towards the degree of similarity between one’s interests and satisfied workers. The instrument has been modified and revised over the years, providing us with a system that has proved its validity and usefulness.
Furthermore, the Adversity Response Profile Quick Take is a concept elaborated by Dr. Paul G Stoltz, measuring how an individual respond to adversity. It acts as a measurement of human ability to spring back into shape after difficulties that came along the way, or, in other word, one’s resilience. Adversity Quotient (AQ), is used as a measure of determining what it takes to get things done in highly demanding situations, and is based on scientifically grounded theories. Now that the door to the way of finding your ‘Confucius’ kind of jobs is wide open, it’s all yours to decide! P . 43
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Job & Passion through the Eyes of the Experts During our experiential study tour to London, we asked some of our subject experts from different backgrounds about their jobs and their perspective on passion.
Do they love their jobs? And do they find passion is important? Let’s hear their sincere answer! William Hanson, Etiquette and Protocol Coach:
(Why) Do You Love Your Job?
Franceska, West End Musical Acting Coach:
(Why) Do You Love Your Job? Franceska
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I enjoy teaching etiquette because not only I do get to meet variety of people from all different backgrounds and cultures but, I learn about their backgrounds and cultures as well as learning about my own history, the history of Britain. Because there are some very unusual rules of British etiquette, and it is fascinating to learnings. And I genuinely believe that teaching etiquette improves people’s lives. It gives them confidence to conduct themselves in a variety of social and professional situations.
I love musical theatre. As a child I loved acting and telling stories. I also love singing. The fact that I can put the two together, it’s one of my favorite things in the world. The fact that I think stories are told - when they’re told through music - people respond to music better. So that’s why, I love the Musical because I think it tells the stories better and they are really fun.
(Why) Do You Love Your Job?
(Why) Do You Love Your Job? Lilufa
Dimo Dimo, Jamie Olivier Cookery School Chef:
Lilufa, The Guardian Journalist
I discovered that I really like cooking since I moved here to London six years ago. Actually I’m quite good at it. You get to meet like lots of new people, you get to learn lots of different kinds of cooking.
(Why) Do You Love Your Job?
I love talking to people and I love writing. I’m always interested in new stories, find out things, traveling the world, being nosy about things, ‘why is this happening?’. If it wasn’t for journalism, I guess I wouldn’t have connected to the wider world!
(Why) Do You Love Your Job? Joe
Joe, Royal Institution of Great Britain (RIGB) Scientist:
Omar, Electronic Engineering Expert:
I really like engaging young people with science. I think it’s very important that they understand the world they’re living in, and they can fully appreciate the science that is going on all the time, and give them an insight into research and something that they could get involved in as well in the future.
I think building robots gives the best combination of hands-on construction on making something you can hold and also programming your robots to drive around. The feeling of it and the programming aspects that what makes me love robotics.
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VOOYA COACH: D I S COV E R & S E T YOU R L I F E T I M E G OA L S
Discover & Set Your Lifetime Goals
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hat are your lifetime goals? To go to Harvard or Oxford? To build your own start-up company? To take that certain profession you think you really love? To invent something that will benefit your community? Or probably to be the change for the entire humanity? Or maybe as simple as to become a successful person in whatever you do in the future?
We understand that knowing and setting your lifetime goals is not easy. Deciding something that you will give all your best to achieve is going to be a long and tiring process. It takes a lot of hard works. But hard works without a concrete plan will be such a waste. Many people give up on their dreams because they only focus on the hard-work process without any plan.
Talking about lifetime goals might lead to a long discussion. Perhaps, some of you are very confident, believing that you’ve already figured out a certain set of goals to achieve, though you are still confused on how to achieve them. But some others still have no idea of what might become the goals of their lifetime.
To keep you on the right track to your lifetime goals, a concrete and well-constructed plan is necessary. And the plan is not that complicated. It’s already within you. It is generated from each and every moment you have been through and every experience you’ve gained in your own life. And the plan is coming from the story of your own life.
Is it that important to know and set your lifetime goals? Yes, it absolutely is. Why? Because knowing your lifetime goals will give you purpose in life. It will give you a powerful reason to wake up every morning. It will make you more determined, persistent, and focused towards your goals.
But how can you transform your life story into a concrete and well-constructed plan to reach your lifetime goals? It’s pretty simple. All you need is a framework to help you design your life story.
Vooya Coach Vooya Coach is an intensive life goal coaching to help you shape the pathway to the goals of your lifetime by designing your life story. How can you do that? Here’s the detailed explanation. Vooya Coach Formula
Your life story is the key to set the goals of your lifetime. Therefore, we invented a framework which consists of a series of worksheets to help you design your life story in a well-structured manner. Using this framework, you will be able to capture the most essential arcs in your life starting from your present, taking a flashback to your past, and projecting your future. Firstly, you will talk about your present. Knowing your present will help you to understand your skills, interests, passion, and personality so you can find out the profession that suits you best. After knowing your present, we will lead you to take a flashback to your past to discover your genuine motivation for doing things that you consider valuable in life. They could be things that traumatize you or make you concern, and they could also be things you really desire.
The third stage is projecting your future. In this stage, you begin to figure out the long-term plan to become successful in a particular path or profession you have chosen, and you want this profession to lead you to a happy and fulfilling life. At last, after you have captured the three most essential arcs in your life (the past, the present, and the future), it’s your time to narrate your life story using a heroes-vs-villains-storytelling concept. How does it sound? Does it sound easy, challenging, or way too complicated? Whatever your take is, you don’t really know unless you try! So, are you ready to design your life story and set your lifetime goals?
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LIF E S TO RY F R A M E WO R K
The Use of LSF We are fully aware that the goals of oneâ€™s lifetime are very fluid. Therefore, the purpose of this LSF might differ from each individual. One might use it as a device to apply for a scholarship or a job, while others might use it for planning their long-term career goals in particular fields. Whatâ€™s Inside?
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A F T E R T HE WOR K S H OP
What they said about ‘Design Your Life Story’ Regia Purnama Shofiyah 23 years old Employee at PT. Akab, Jakarta I joined the workshop simply because it sounds interesting, especially the name ‘Design Your Life Story’ which is quite provocative I think. So I was provoked and decided to join. The workshop was really surprising. The exercises given really made me understand myself more. Very interactive and reflective. It also helped me in narrowing down my interests so I can be more focused on specific subjects, especially on my career preferences. And the Obituary Exercise, it was really an excellent method to foresee how your lifetime goals would be.
Adinda Saraswati Balqis 21 years old Senior Student at Telkom University, Bandung I just watched the introductory video of this workshop on YouTube, and it seemed pretty cool. I’m also in my last year at university, feeling a bit confused about how my life would be after college. The workshop was interactive and fun. There were some surprising facts and definitions about ‘passion’ I found in the workshop. Really helped me in evaluating myself – my personality, strengths and weaknesses, and refining my own self-perception and goals.
Tatiana Intan Santoso 16 years old High School Student at Madania High School, Bogor I was so confused about what university major should I take, and which university to enter. And the coach asked me about what I like and good at, and why. So then the workshop began. I discovered many things throughout the workshop. It helped me to understand myself better, knowing what major suits me the best, the genuine reasons on why the major suits me, why am I interested in it, how to get it, what to do next after holding the degree, which profession to take, how to make the most of the profession, and how make the profession as the one thing to live for. At last, I successfully created my own life story! Hopefully, it will bring me closer to my dream university in UK.
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A F T E R T HE WO RK S HO P : TAT I A NA I NTA N S A NTO S O
Empowering Girls to be (Beautifully) Confident! A Passion Story of Tatiana Intan Santoso
“Many people, especially women, get anxious because they do not feel confidence with their physical appearances. This phenomenon leads to so many problems. And this is what I want to change!” It was a casual Saturday morning at Vooya office. At 10 AM, someone arrived. She was Tia, a high school student from Madania High School, Bogor. That Saturday was her very first session of ‘Design Your Life Story Workshop.’ She walked through the front door and entered the workshop room, ready to start her first arc of her Life Story Framework (LSF). A week before the workshop, Tia and her parents came to Vooya. Her father explained to us that Tia planned on pursuing her undergraduate degree in UK, and she is interested in taking Food Science and Nutrition major while also studying Psychology. Her father then asked our team, “So, which university should she choose in the UK? I mean, the best one for her?” We couldn’t give her father a clear answer because we think, it shouldn’t be the first thing to ask. Instead, we replied by also asking a question, “Sir, instead of asking which university to choose, why don’t we ask ‘Why Tia wants to take the major?’ It will be a very strong trigger question in her personal statement to apply for universities in the UK.” That was how Tia got introduced to Vooya Coach. P . 50
Tatiana Intan Santoso
Assessing Present: What The main objective of this first arc was to find the ‘what’ in Tia’s story. Through the guidance of Vooya Coaches, Tia started answering the very basic questions about her present self to find her ‘what’ – what she loves, what she is good at, and what kind of person she is. Tia had a huge interest in makeup, and she got the skills. She even received a makeup certificate while she was still at primary school, which is great. It seemed like Tia has already discovered something she loves and what she’s really good at from such an early age. She was also quite active at school, participating in the Student Association at her school. She also mentioned Biology and Chemistry were here two favorite subjects at school. Then, she moved on to the next worksheet which was to choose her skills, her subjects of interests, and her potential professions through a series of cards called LSF cards. After picking up the three classifications
Tia doing Life Story Workshop
of cards chronologically, the next thing Tia had to do was to sort her profession cards and choose her 3 most desired ones, from the most to the least desired. And the 3 professions she chose were Social Worker, Food Scientist, and Psychologist. At the end of the first arc, Tia was asked to create her own obituaries based on the three professions she had chosen. When she dies, how does she want to be remembered by the people she left behind? that was the end of Tia’s first arc of Design Your Life Story Workshop. Name : Profession :
What do you want to be remembered as when you die?
Tia doing Life Story Workshop
Deconstructing Past: Why In this session, Tia would be taking a flashback to her past to discover the ‘why’ in her story. By asking why, she could uncover her genuine motivation upon aiming at certain targets in her life – why does she want to study a certain subject? Why does she want to take a certain profession? To find out her why, there are two worksheets that Tia has to complete. The first one is called ‘Lifeline Exercise’. In this exercise, Tia had to draw two different lines representing her school life and personal life, from her primary school to her present time. Then, she should mark the peak and lowest moments of both lines. Through her lifeline, Tia told us so many stories from her past experiences. She told about some of her peak moments such as the first time she learned about makeup during her primary school and the moment she gained her makeup certificate during high school. Meanwhile, she also shared some heartbreaking stories about her lowest moments when she experienced something bad during her junior high school, which was bullying, though she finally fought back the bullies and stood her ground. After the Lifeline Exercise, Tia still had another worksheet to do. This second worksheet was meant to know what might become Tia’s desires and anxieties using Reiss’ theory of 16 basic desires. For the anxiety part, Tia gave high scores to acceptance and honor. She chose acceptance because her bad experience from getting P . 51
rejected, which was bullying. Therefore, she wanted people to treat each other with honor. As for the desire part, she chose curiosity, idealism, and independence. She said that she was always curios about everything. As a girl, she wanted to prove that every gender has the same rights and opportunity for everything. Lastly, what she meant by independence was to be able to live without depending on others because she didn’t want to burden people, especially her closest ones. This last point also became one of her reasons on why she wanted to be a Nutritionist and Psychologist. Due to her value for independence, she turned out to be a person who was quite closed, closed as in she just wanted to present her happy side to others, but refused to share her sad side. When something bad happened to her, she just kept it by herself that eventually impacted her eating habit. And she didn’t want other people experience the same thing. And that was the moment when Tia finally uncover her genuine motivation. At the end of her second arc, again, Tia was asked to rewrite her obituary. Would her obituaries on her first arc change after she uncovered her genuine motivation? Turned out, they were still the same. And that was the end of Tia’s 2nd session. P . 52
Designing the Future: How From her first arc, the present, Tia has discovered her desired professions – the what of her story. And on the second arc, the past, she has also discovered her genuine motivation for taking the professions – the why of her story. And now, Tia has come to her third session of the workshop, the arc where she would plan the way to achieve her desired professions, – the how of her story. Previously, Tia already chose 3 professions. Now, in this arc, Tia would create a concrete and detailed plan for each profession with two types of worksheets, the first one is Odyssey Planning and the second one is Business Model You. Before she began this third arc, Tia had a change of mind towards her choice of professions. It seemed like she had been reflecting about her passion for makeup. She had been thinking that having a profession in makeup or cosmetic-related industry could also be a way to bring greater impact towards people’s lives, people who are in need as she said. After some discussion with Vooya Coaches, Tia finally made up her mind. She decided to change the Social Worker one with a Chemist. She chose Chemist because it is the closest profession that has relation with cosmetic industry, and there are some universities in the
UK that offer specific majors of Chemistry that learn about cosmetic. Everything settled, and Tia began her third arc by creating her Odyssey Planning. What is Odyssey Planning? It is an approach which allows Tia to create a detailed and structured plan for her future with a visual timeline and success measurement variables. She also had to give a six-word title for her Odyssey Planning. This title represents what value Tia will bring once she has achieved her goals in the future, which is also called an authentic voice. Odyssey Planning also contained mile stones of Tia’s envisioned future which started from her high school, her plan on taking certain majors related to each professions in the UK universities, her plan after graduating from college and how would she start her career in each desired profession, and how she finally utilized her authentic voice in her professional life. She named her first Odyssey Planning “Helping People with No Limit.” There is a major that studies food science and nutrition with a combination of psychological approaches. And what Tia’s meant by Nutritionist/Psychologist was a profession she would have after holding the major. Tia’s authentic voice in this plan was her intention in helping others, specifically those with mental issues problem.
In this worksheet, Tia should only pick one profession, the one that she thought as the most desired one. However, she was still confused, whether to choose the Nutritionist/Psychologist or a Chemist. Therefore, the mentors advised her to just create two options of Business Model You Planning. She also had to give the title to each option.
Tia's First Odyssey Planning
For the first option, Tia named it “A Chemist in a makeup industry who wants to empower women.”
Her 2nd Odyssey Planning was “Embracing Confidence through Beauty”. This choice of profession was based on her passion for makeup, that she loves doing makeup for others and finds it fulfilling to make people feel good for how they look. She also intended to reach out to people who face a difficulty to open up to others, who lack of confidence because they don’t feel comfortable with their physical appearances. Tia's First Business Model You
As for the second option, she named it “A Nutritionist and psychologist who wants to reach out to people with mental issues.”
Tia's Second Odyssey Planning
Done with the Odyssey Planning, it’s time move on to the next worksheet, Business Model You Planning. Business Model You Planning is an approach to help Tia design the blueprint of her future plan which is not only about how to achieve her dream professions but also about how to live with the professions. It can be said as the more detailed and comprehensive framework of Odyssey Planning, but with the specific timeline after Tia graduated high school and once she gained the professions she dreamed. It consists of 9 variables, which are key partners, key activities, value preposition; professional relationship, channels, targets, cost, and revenue.
Tia's Second Business Model You
Both of her Business Model You Planning basically proposed the same values she had explained in her Odyssey Planning. And after completing the entire worksheets in this third arc, Tia has discovered the ‘how’ of her story. She becomes more confident in which professions to take along through creating a concrete and detailed plan to achieve them. P . 53
Narrating Your Story: Becoming Hero of Your Own Story
Let’s do a little throwback to Tia’s journey on Designing Her Life Story. She has been through 3 major arcs so far, the present when she tries to discover the ‘what’ of her story; the past when she uncovers her ‘why’; the future when she plans the ‘how’. Now that Tia has completed assesing the 3 major points of her life story, it’s time for Tia to narrate her life story in a well-structured manner through combining the three major points using a hero-vs-villain story-telling concept. In this arc finale, Tia had to reveal the hero side within herself. She would work on a worksheet that will give her insights into 12 Archetypes based on Pearson’s Theory and find out what her dominant Archetypes are. It wasn’t so long for Tia to complete the worksheet, and finally she came out with the answers about her dominant Archetypes, which are the Magician and the Jester. The Magician is characterized as someone who is charismatic & transformative who knows how to unite people behind a common vision and make the vision a reality. Meanwhile, the Jester is characterized as someone who brings out the joy to everyone around her, showing others how ‘to be here and now’, to enjoy life even in a difficult situation. By knowing her most dominant Archetypes, Tia could start crafting the story of her life using the perspective of a Magician and a Jester. She was given a week to write her life story, the story that she will later use as her personal statement to apply for her dream universities in the UK.
Putting It All Together
Finally, the due date had come. It is the time for Tia to present the story of her journey to become “A Chemist Who Empowers Women through Cosmetic” and to become “A Nutritionist & Psychologist Who Reaches Out to People with Metal Issues.” She created two stories at that time, telling that would be her Plan A and Plan B. She had also done some research about which UK universities she would love to enter, and already mentioned them in both of her stories. At the end of the session, Tia said that she actually preferred the Chemist over the Nutritionist & Psychologist. But, it was still so hard for her to abandon her first love. That’s why she placed it as her plan B, “Just in case!” she said. Tia has been through a long journey of knowing herself, and at the same time, discovering her lifetime goals. Hopefully, the stories she has created in her Life Story Framework will be a very useful device that she can revise and rewrite for whatever purposes she might have in the future.
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Tia’s Element to Succeed Framework Power
Passion • Chemistry & Numeracy • Makeup Skills • Helping others
• Chemistry & Numeracy • Makeup Skills • Huge empathy for others • Good listener
Purpose Empowering people, especially women, who have mental issues due to their lack of confidence for their physical appearances.
Perseverance • Terrible experience of getting bullied which involved body shaming • Standing her ground against the bullies • Can make peace with the bullies and be friends with them
(Future) Profit Own a cosmetic company whose goals are not only to produce and sell eco-friendly cosmetic products but also to help women with mental issues due to their lack of confidence from their physical appearances.
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VO OYA IN S P IRAT I O N : J. K ROW L I NG
Through the Passion Journey of J.K Rowling “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling
f you love Harry Potter that much, you will love J. K. Rowling as well. She’s known in her capability of writing by the pen name J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, a British novelist and screenwriter best known for her critically acclaim novel, Harry Potter. Now, Harry Potter has become a part of modern-day pop culture (guessing your new friend Hogwarts House is a ‘thing’). The seven series of Harry Potter have been adapted into a blockbuster film franchise. J. K. Rowling herself has received many honors for her phenomenal works and dedication in literary world – some of those are Bookseller Association Author of the Year in 1998 and 1999; Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2001, Lifetime Achievement Award, British Book Awards in 2008, and Companion
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of Honour, for services to literature and philanthropy in 2017. But have you heard the story behind her success, the story before J.K Rowling becomes one of the greatest modern writers of our age? Rowling’s life is a classic rags-to-riches story. Born in Chipping Sudbury to Peter James Rowling and Anne Rowling. From an early age, Rowling had the ambition to be a writer. At the age of
six, she wrote her first story about a rabbit with measles, the story is about the work of towering genius rabbit. Rowling herself is not sure where the story comes from, but that is an averment of how much writing means for Rowing. Her ability (power) to construct and deconstruct the real world into an imaginary world is faboulus, that some writer called her as ‘a world builder’. Her ability to develop a story also comes from a very young age, that Rowling constantly writing and telling stories
to her sister, Dianne. Before gaining the reputation as one of the most successful writers in the world, living as a young girl, life was never easy for Rowling, not as bad as having Dursleys, but she herself describes teenage years filled with difficulty, “I wasn’t particularly happy, I think it is a dreadful time of life”. In the aged of Fifth teen, her mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and died a decade later. Seven years before the first Harry Potter book was published, a lot of things happended to J.K. Rowling. She had to witness the death of her mother, got divorced with her first husband, was jobless, struggled so hard to feed her first child, and got rejected many times by numerous publisher (even in a thing she passionate about). It was not an easy period for her. In an interview with Times, Rowling said she was severely depressed, “We’re talking suicidal thoughts here, we’re not talking ‘I’m a little bit miserable,’”. Elsewhere, she used her experience in depression to describe Dementors in Harry Potter novel.
J.K Rowling reading her book
to the New Yorker. In 1997, her first script ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone’ was finally accepted by Christopher Little, an obscure London literary agent, through London publisher named Bloomsbury. And that was a life-changing moment (an inflection point) for J. K. Rowling. In 1999, 300,000 copies of the first book of Harry Potter were sold in United Kingdom. Later, Rowling also announced that she signed a deal with Warner Bros, to adapt the book into movies. When “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows – Part 2” finished in 2011, it was the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time. She also taken to frquenting Edinburgh cafes, with the ntention of writing another novel for youngsters. “I will continue writing for children because that’s what I enjoy”. If we look into Rowling’s life, she was aware of what she likes, i.e writing. But, that is not enough, to achieve what she has now, in a Japanese philosophy sense (called ‘ikigai’), one should understand what one loves, what one is good at, what one can be paid for, and what the world needs. The end of Harry Potter didn’t mark Joanne’s retirement from the world of writing. According to Forbes the global Harry Potter brand is estimated to be worth 7 billion Euro, by means the world does need her works. The hybrid of those elements will give you the meaning of life. Knowing your ikigai will lead you to a life with a sense of purpose.
Like many authors, Rowling had to face with a lot of rejection letters, twelve rejections precisely according
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If J.K Rowling were a super hero, we can say that her super power is writing; the term Power here can be translated as skills, knowledge, strength, practice, competence, and advantage that one have or gained over the years.
J.K. Rowling with her book
Writing is also her Passion, something that she loves since a really young age. In the sense of Perseverance, Rowling had many factors against her. She had a child dependent on her, divorced, and suffered from depression. However, she found the motivation to keep writing and to finish her first book. Having Power, Passion, and Perseverance will lead one to a Purpose and make the most out of it. In the end Rowling achieves her success (Profit). Receiving many awards and having a great selling record, is a dream comes true for every writer. At the end, the idea of life trajectory will enhance the consciousness of ourselves in taking our own paths. To understand and to embrace what comes next, as well as to always be consistent for the purposes of our journey are the most precious lessons that we can take from the passion story of J.K Rowling.
J.K. Rowling at Fantastic Beasts Premiere
J.K. Rowling with Harry Potter Casts
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J.K. Rowling’s Trajectory of Success Model
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone’ was finally accepted by London publisher named Bloomsbury
• Writing • Creating/developing stories
• Witness the death of her mother • Got divorced with her first husband • Jobless • Struggled so hard to feed her first child • Got rejected many times by numerous publisher
• Highest earning author in the world • Harry Potter franchise is worth an estimated $ 25 billion • Recipients of many awards • Honorary Degrees from various University and Colleges.
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J.K. Rowling's Trajectory of Success
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VO OYA X SKELLY
Vooya x Skelly fashion collaboration aims to inspire youths to keep looking for their passion, especially by trying new experiences in London. With Skelly apparels, the British-ModMovement-Clothing Line want you to fully feel the London vibe in a more British look. Move around London comfortably, while looking fashionable!
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: Gritte Agatha : Thariq Farhan
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FROM USD 4.000 to USD 5.000
SUMMER : 15 - 24 JUNE 2019 WINTER : 15 - 24 DEC 2019
EXPLOR ATIVE SIGHTSEEING
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#UnlockingYou Project L O N D O N 12 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Cooking ala Masterchef Cook and bake with the pro!
British Etiquette & Royal Afternoon Tea Learn proper dining etiquette of Royal British tradition.
Photography Capture and edit pictures while adoring the sights of London iconic landmarks.
Fencing Lesson Try to have professional fencing lesson with fencing master.
Coding & Robotics Build your own VEX IQ robot and learn basic coding to control your robot.
CSI Forensics Solve a murder mystery through conducting first-hand the sets of chemistry analysis.
Circus Class Try exciting circus skills, such as trapeze, tightwire, juggling and basic acrobatic.
Art & Graffiti Make your own graffiti art from scratch on a real street wall and learn different spray techniques.
Packaging Design Exercise your right side of the brain by playing around colours and shapes to create strategic design towards targeted audience.
Business of Football at Chelsea Gain insights on finance, merchandising, marketing, and staffing of a worldclass football club through case study of day-to-day operation management.
Royal Courts of Justice Engage in mock trial session at a real courtroom in Royal Courts of Justice.
Musical Workshop Master the choreography (acting, singing, dance movement) of the famous musical in the world â€“ Wicked.
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27 JUNE 2019 - 7 JULY 2019
EXPLOR ATIVE SIGHTSEEING
Statue of Liberty
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#UnlockingYou Project N E W Y O R K 10 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING + SELF-LEARNING OR GUIDED TOUR
NY Pizza Making Learn the secrets of pizza-making perfection at one of the most famous NY Pizza House.
Stock Trading Workshop Learn the mechanics of trading markets, the interplay between profitseeking individuals and the economics of market pricing.
Parkour Training Parkour / Freerunning is about using the everyday structures that normally direct our travel in a new way.
Circus Trapeze Training Experience the joy of flying through the air with the greatest of ease!
Glass Making Learn to make colorful glass marbles. You will melt, center, and shape the glass with gravity, and add color to your pieces.
Toy Hacking Repurpose old toys and dolls and bring them to life! Learn also basics electronics
Hydroponic Farm Learn hydroponics & indoor farming in engaging, hands-on class.
Broadway Workshop Learn the choreography, staging and music from one of Broadway productions.
Political Ad Campaign Explore basic principles of video production through the lens of political campaign ads. audience.
DJ Workshop Learn of the evolution of the modern DJ by focusing on terminology, technology and basic techniques.
Business & Marketing at Madam Tussauds Learn how Madam Tussauds continues to grow as a top tourist attraction in New York City and worldwide.
UN Tour You will explore the United Nations HQ. You will visit the General Assembly Hall, the Security Council and many more
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17 DEC 2019 - 25 DEC 2019
EXPLOR ATIVE SIGHTSEEING
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#UnlockingYou Project T O K Y O 10 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
Manga Workshop Try to learn how to draw a Japanese style cartoon with us and who knows you’re probably the next Fujiko F. Fujio or Hayao Miyazaki!
Nissan Motor Factory Tour Take a tour to the industrial part of Nissan Motor, where you can see how the factory works to put auto parts together into car.
Duel with Sumo Wrestler Learn the history and rules behind a traditional sumo match, have a duel with real Sumo wrestlers, and enjoy Sumo’s traditional food-Chankonabe!
Stock Simulation at Tokyo Stock Exchange See how a trading room works and try to simulate stock at Tokyo Stock Exchange Arrows.
Afternoon Tea Ceremony & Yukata Wearing Lesson Dwell into Zen philosophy in a shrine while experiencing Japanese tea ceremony.
Broadcasting at NHK Studio Come and join an adventure into the world of broadcasting. Provide voices for animated characters like actors or actressees and discover the world of making animation!
Aerospace Vessel Design Participate creatively in a space project to design the future’s unar resource mining vessel. It’s very Star Wars-y, isn’t it?
Taiko Lesson Traditional does not always mean conventional. By drumming the Japanese traditional instrument, Taiko.
BentoArtisan Culinary Learning how to cook will do you good not only as an everyday hobby, but also a professional career option.
Samurai Training Learn about basic sword techniques such as sheathing and unsheathing, footwork while wearing the traditional samurai outfit (kimono / hakama).
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VO OYAGE RSâ€™ D I A RY
Bagas Arvin Lontoh Suadi Steller
Tale of the Vooyager's journey of passion exploration captured through their lenses and genuinely told from their own point of view. Steller is a digital storytelling platform in which users can leverage photo or video to create more compelling and interactive stories. To get the full experience of Bagas' journey during his Experiential Journey in London, you can access his Steller: https://steller.co/bagasuadi/
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Create Your Extraordinary Journey the Way You Want It! @thevooyager
The ABC of Passion. Adventure, Bio Stories, and Credos of Passion.