My CV of failures

No one ever never fails. These are some of the failures that have never regretted in my life.

1969

Failed to stay in mother’s womb longer than nine months. Born in Bukittinggi, West Sumatera, on May the 6th.

47 years ago

1987

Failed to enter Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) as an undergraduate student, but fortunately entered Department of Chemistry ITB as the second choice of the entrance examination (Sistem Penerimaan Mahasiswa Baru).

28 years ago

1988

Failed to finish his study at Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD). Dropout in the second semester. Unable to study in two universities, UNPAD and ITB at the same time.

27 years ago

1995

Failed to get a scholarship from Indonesian government (University Research for Graduate Education scholarship) although already accepted as a PhD student at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).

Failed to be sent by the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to pursue my PhD study at KU Leuven, Belgium. At that time, I was a candidate for the lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Program Study of Materials Engineering, ITB.

21 years ago

1997

My first paper submitted to Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical was rejected to be published in this journal. “Nothing new” said the reviewer.

19 years ago

1998

Failed to be a lecturer at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Program Study of Materials Engineering, ITB although finished the exam for Civil Servants (CPNS). Economic crisis is hitting Indonesia at that time. This is the main reason why I left ITB.

17 years ago

1999 – 2002

Failed to speak Japanese even though almost three years living in Sapporo, Japan.

16 years ago

2001

Failed to be a lecturer at Department of Chemistry, Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) although finished the exam for Civil Servants (CPNS).

14 years ago

2007

Failed to be promoted as an Associate Professor at Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

8 years ago

2008

Failed to move to Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) as an Associate Professor.

7 years ago

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Hadi Nur

I enjoy living in Johor Bahru area and always seek the truth.

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