#sydney: new friends

It’s been two months since we arrived in Sydney.

We met many new friends:

  • Peppa Pig and her friends (it’s a she not a he right?), who likes to jump on mud a lot. (note: even a pig has an official website)
  • Charlie and Lola (siblings who live upstairs)
  • Ben and Holly (and story about little people in the near by Little Kingdom)
  • Octonauts (stories about a pack of cats? Exploring deep sea in an advanced-under water vehicle called Octopod. They even have gone to Mariana Trench. Imagine that).
  • Koika or is it Kioka? Didn’t quite catch her name the first time we met. She likes to wear thick winter coat.
  • Next door Playschool
  • there’s always Elmo from Sesame Street (just a few blocks from where we live)
  • Bee Hive on a cypress tree near our playground

Can you imagine how to remember them all. 🙂

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My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia (osf.io/preprints/inarxiv) and serving as ORCID and OSF (osf.io) ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog: dasaptaerwin.net, derwinirawan.wordpress.com. (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1526-0863)