Alvin Tanasta

Surabaya, Indonesia

About Alvin

Edit profile

Languages

Chinese, English, Indonesian

Comments & conversations

0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 14 days ago
Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done
Many people starving in USA? Wow this is a news. If a lot of people are starving in USA, USA wouldn't be a developed country. You can go visit developing countries and see it for real how poor they are. You can go research the statistics. I understand what you're thinking, but If I already have 10 watermelons in my desk, 10 in my lawn and my neighbours only have 1 in their desk. I would give them more than of a half of watermelons in my lawn. According to your comment you probably will give them 1 and keep the rest in your desk so now you have 19 and they have 2.
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 15 days ago
Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done
Your comment is obviously a greedy one. USA the number one country. Have you ever compared USA to another countries? USA is more than enough. Haven't you seen a lot of people in Africa or Asia starving? They live miserably, They live like animal. Moreover, Why would USA need another help? After all the consumers of microsoft products are not only exist in USA. Without help from another countries, Microsoft won't be that successful. It's the time to give back to society. The ones that need help. A great person is the one who helps everyone not just his race. "To a deserving society" how funny how are starving children in developing countries not deserving to get help?
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 10 months ago
The 'right' university degree, is that exist?
Well, greg, my parents just want me to be successful. They support every decision I take. They want my studies in us not to be wasted since it cost a lot (everything is cheaper here). So, I plan to gain both work and study experiences there. Yes, the US government don't easily allow foreign people to stay. Many indonesian people whom I know go back here after studying in us. Maybe I just need time to figure what my passion is.
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 10 months ago
The 'right' university degree, is that exist?
Yes, Community college is much cheaper than university. Exactly, many students transfer after two years and transfer students to berkeley have an average gpa of 3.8. So it's quite impossible to transfer to UC system. They're looking for students with high academic grades
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 10 months ago
The 'right' university degree, is that exist?
I don't think indonesian government do that. Yes I'll be missing them very much. My reason studying abroad are to learn more experiences and be more independent. My plan are to graduate and work there for at least 2-3 years so I can get the same or hopefully more amount of money than the money I've spent for college education. After that, I think I'll go back to indonesia and hopefully I'll be able to get a better job or start a business and most importantly, meet my family.
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 10 months ago
The 'right' university degree, is that exist?
My application is still processed by Langara college, it's the biggest government funded college in Canada. I also sent my application to Diablo Valley college in California, since some people say getting student visa in Canada is taking much time. However, both choices are good. I should definetly be studying in one of these colleges in the future. I applied for university transfer program so I plan to transfer at university in my two or third year.
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 10 months ago
The 'right' university degree, is that exist?
That would be a good idea. However, I'm thinking to work first and then apply the experiences and knowledge that I have learnt from working to my business. So I can run my business more efficiently. In order to work at someone's company I need a degree. I like your idea though, since college education has an very unreasonable price and not everyone can afford it.
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 10 months ago
The 'right' university degree, is that exist?
You can say that I don't know what I like. I'm just an average student at my school, my grades aren't special. They're nearly similar. I sometimes struggle in physics and higher level math. So it's hard to decide what fields I really interested.
0699eb386b99abfd7dbd28f4d770efb012fe5096 50x50
Alvin Tanasta
Posted 10 months ago
The 'right' university degree, is that exist?
Pardon me, I'm not very familiar with university and college level education but If I take a course just to determine what I like and at the end of the course I don't like it or the course I have studied doesn't related to what I want, wouldn't it be a waste of money? Yes, I also think it would be hard to get a job outside health in biology fields. In addition, it also requires higher degree and very competitive with less rewards. Thank you for your long and complete answer.