This page is written to remind me of what kind of person I was when I wrote this. People do change, so this page may also change from time to time, depending on how I see myself and what’s going on in my life at the moment.
My name is Paramita. Yes, it’s my full name, without any surname. It is actually common in Indonesia, in the old times, but not for the next generation after mine *well, even in my generation it’s already considered outdated* when they usually have 2~4 words of name. My family and some friends call me Tata, but I’m also known as Mita or Parmith. By the way, looking back to all of the troubles I’ve got regarding my name –especially outside Indonesia– I’m seriously considering to change my name, adding my father’s first name, Mirza, as my surname, let’s see ;).
Deducted from my name *and my picture above*, you can tell that I’m a girl. I was born 26 years ago. Judging from my appearance people usually thought that I’m a couple of years younger, and I feel so grateful about that.
I spent my twelve years of education *primary to high school* in Bogor. After graduating from high school, I went to Bandung Institute of Technology, majoring in Informatics Engineering. After 4 years indescribable moments of my life, I can finally wore the robe, the weird hat, and got my ‘license (to work ;p)’.
I worked for almost 2 years at a multinational electronic company, which produce.. well, electronic stuffs of course. My job was to make sure that the firmwares we launched are free of bugs. I left the company because I had this dream, to travel around Europe while pursuing my study.
Thanks to Erasmus Mundus scholarship, I was able to continue my master study: European Master in Language and Communication Technologies. I spent my first year of study in a beautiful city called Nancy, in the region of Lorraine – France, enrolled at University of Nancy 2. Then the second year in Bolzano – Italy, una citta bellissima e tranquilla, as a student of Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB).
Paramita Mirza is currently undertaking doctoral research at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy, on event and event relation extraction from texts. Her master’s research focuses on how to computationally represent the semantics of language. This particular interest in computational linguistics is motivated by her background in computer science and passion about human language.
Finishing my studies is only one item in the long list of dreams of mine. There are still a lot of them waiting to be come true. Among them are also the things that I want to try at least once in my lifetime *preferably before my twenties ends ;)*.
- seeing the world
feel the snowI finally know what the snow feels like ^^ (December 2011) skiingchecked! I’ve had my first skiing experience, so much fun!! But a lot of pain afterwards (February 2012)
- bungee jumping
- jet skiing
wall climbingtried! (June 2012)
glidingI flew! With a help from a cute pilot ;) (January 2013)
I love my mom’s cooking, and hope someday I can cook as greatly as she does. I like to play with my cats, they can relief my stress. I used to be a bookworm, but dedicate so little time for reading lately. Painting, crocheting or making some handicrafts, are my other hobbies *yes, I’m an indoor girl*. Music, movies, (online) shopping: those stuffs really make my day. But don’t get me wrong, I’m also an adrenaline junkie, and *ehm* a rule breaker. Traveling becomes my passion in the recent years.
I guess that’s (almost) all about me. Welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy it!