So, the journey started at 2008 back there at Surabaya, Indonesia.
My very first APDSA and I was a group leader at that time.
Met with other dental students from many countries in Asia-Pacific and also shared the culture.
The excitement still exists until now, I never forget what a great experience it was.
And the journey continues to 2009 at Penang, Malaysia.
It was so memorable that my seniors won the 1st place on SRC’s Oral Presentation.
And then I, actually me and my research group, were inspired.
“We can do it, too!”
We prepared the research well and planned it to be presented on Japan’s APDSA 2010.
But. it was not our time yet. Our team didn’t get the quota because the enormous excitements from Indonesia to join it.
A little dissappointment, but yeah we just wait for next APDSA.
Then the 2011 arrived and finally our research got selected! So we go as a team for APDSA 2011 in Bangkok just now.
“Luckily”, I’m the one chosen as presenter for my group.
Excited with a bit feeling of worried, but there’s nothing to lose!
It’s already an honour to be selected and joined such this international competition.
I remembered the time when we started the research back there.
Until this memorable and precious moment!
It’s 2nd place for SRC’s Oral Presentation!
Maybe we’re not the best, but we did our best. 🙂
Well then, probably it would be my last APDSA, but as APDSA’s seniors said, “Once APDSA, always APDSA!”
(I’ll write the memories from this Bangkok’s APDSA on the next post if I got time, heheh :D)