kicking the boredome: trying something new

Sometime, Life is so boring. Have you ever felt that kind of inconvenience case in your life? and how did you deal with it?  So is my PhD life. Having routine and monotone activities make Life seems stagnant and running in place. And it is my story how I dealt with the boredom.


It was Thursday(04/07/2013). When I woke up from my sound sleep and about to go to campus as usual. My conscience told me to do something different. Yeah, I always follow what my conscience tell me to do so. Usually, I wear casual  t-shirt, thus I must wear long shirt. Usually, I go to campus early in the morning, thus I must go to campus quite late. Usually, I go to Jubilee campus, thus I must go to University Park campus.

I walked to the University Park without did not knew which place I should be heading to. Finally, I decided to go to student union shop without knowing what I should buy. Probably, to best of my memory,  the last time I bought something  from here was when I firstly came to this university to buy a SIM Card. Yeah, I still remembered I bought Lebara card. Finally, I decided to buy a new hoodie. It was The University of Nottingham hoodie.  Everyday, I always wear hoodie. Probably, by wearing new hoodie, new power and passion will energize me later on.

From the student union shop, I run to caught the hopper bus heading to Jubilee campus. I was so lucky, the bus was arriving at the same time I was arriving at the bus stop. In the bus I read a daily newspaper, Metro, provided for free to the passengers. As expected, the headline news was from Egypt about  Morsi.

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In the lab, I start my PhD stuff by dealing with the HyFlex code. But, my mind suddenly told me to open my kindle. And my beautiful mind lead my eyes to read a Novel instead of a journal a paper. I read “5 cm” novel. It was quite old novel but the best selling one that I had have time to read it.

In the middle of the day, very rarely a friend of mine i.e. mas Walid came to my lab. to see me.  We had a small chat, before finally we left the lab for  Amenities building close to the lab for making Duhur prayer. Afterward, we went to Djanogly library. It had been a long time, I did not visit the library and It was the first time mas Walid visited the Library. We just wanted to see around people in the library and to book train ticket for travelling to Manchester  this weekend. The travelling that we just decided to go to an hour before.

From the Djanogly library, mas Walid went to Hallward library whilst I went back to the Lab. At 5 pm, accidentally my mind told me to go to business school library. Indeed, it was my first time visiting  the library. The library amazed me. The book collection was amazing. I found a bunch of business, economics, as well as computer science book there. and the surprising me was the study zone was extremely cozy. It drove me to stay in longer and longer.

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There were so many books I wanted to read in the place. It was very true, at least for me,  in the place among thousands interesting books was a great pleasure. But finally, my choice went to economic book. It was definitely out of my field of study or my research area. But, it is always interest me to learn something new, to learn something different.

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Unfortunately, I should caught the hopper bus at 5.45 pm to leap to University Park for making Ashar prayer and stay in George green Library until 09.30 PM afterward. So, in a day I had visited three of 8 libraries  in the university of Nottingham. Oh God, sorry I did not learn enough today, but I am human. I have a boring event point. Time, where I should find another “Life”.


  1. Kang aku kok raiso donlod blas to lewat kindle ku, katanya negara tidak menyediakan atau piye ngono, opo kudu akun amerika ya? Mbuh wis, hahaha..


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