Sorry if this post sounds vaunting: I now formally hold an MA in political science. Alhamdulillah. I began my program in August 2014 and finished on April 29 2016. I remember during my orientation days in Bali back in the mid 2014, a senior told me that my time in the US would be the quickest time I can ever imagine. “So try to get the most out of it, you’ll be surprised when you finish” he said. He is right. Time flies so fast and all of a sudden I am now on the verge of my departure to Indonesia. But I am not that sure if I’ve used my time here to the best I can. I could have done better if…(well, too late for excuses :)). But anyhow, I am counting my days in the US.