Did you stumble upon this site because you want to…
I hear you.
You’re curious and want to make your life fruitful, whatever that means.
This is a place where we discover and learn about the world and how to love it better.
Welcome to Between 3 Worlds.
I started this website because I had life questions, and nobody was answering them. I didn’t want be selfish and decided to share whatever I found, just for you!
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I’m a New Yorker born to Indonesian parents and by trade a Classical Guitarist. I have wanderlust like no other which is why I’m currently studying in Düsseldorf, Germany. I love talking to people and loving on them no matter where they’re from, which is why I’m a conversationalist.
Being a conversationalist has allowed me to expose myself to three different worlds. Through this, my love for the people of planet earth has only grown. As a result, I currently speak English, Indonesian, French, Spanish, and German. On a side note, I’m also the Director of International Outreach and Partnerships of Polyglot Indonesia.
I believe everyone has value (and although I may fail) I strive to love people as best I can and live a life worth living. My life story is a constantly unraveling result of my Dad, a boring car ride, and a horrible Spanish teacher; it only gets better from here.
You may have also seen me…
Since starting this blog I’ve been featured in the following places:
Polyglot Indonesia – I am a contributing writer on this website and have written an article titled: Why Indonesia(n)? I’ve also written a series to help people with their Indonesian pronunciation.
The Explorationists – Invited to share my quest to walk across something once a year.
LinguaLift – quoted in their Polyglot Gathering speakers reveal their insights in June 2016.
I also wrote about Getting Rid of Stagefright Like A Boss.
How to get Fluent – one of the featured speakers a review of the Polyglot Berlin 2016 gathering.
Eurolinguist – I wrote a guest post on the musician technique to learn languages FASTER.
LindsayDoesLanguages – I helped Lindsay have her first conversation in Indonesian! We also recorded 9 Reasons to Learn Indonesian together.
Fluent in 3 Months – Benny Lewis gave me an acting debut in an April Fool’s video.
Per Voi DeLeo – Angelo DeLeo founder of George Washington University’s Polyglot club sat me down discussing how to use languages to impact the world.
Actual Fluency – I was interviewed on one of Language Learning’s biggest podcasts about my story and Indonesian.
I Will Teach You A Language – Olly Richards sat down with me to have a discussion on the connections between language and music and how we can connect the two worlds. The podcast is split into two parts as well as a video. Here are the links: part 1, part 2, Full video recording.
Fluent Language – I got interviewed live from the Polyglot Gathering Bratislava 2017!
Andalucia Información – I took a pilgrimage to the town of my favorite guitarist of all time, Paco de Lucía. Someone thought this was cool and featured me in the local newspaper!
SprachenNetz – I was at Expolingua Berlin 2016 giving a presentation on music and they wrote an article featuring the different cultural events happening.
Conferences and Speaking
Polyglot Gathering Berlin 2016 – Featured as a guest speaker on the topics of “Why Indonesia(n)?” and “Stealing from Musicians”
Expolingua Berlin 2016 – Member of the Polyglot Q&A Panel with Gabriel Gelman of Sprachheld and Antje Berheide. I also performed a concert that day, along with my presentation “Stealing from Musicians” the day after.
George Washington University – I was given the opportunity to speak at GWU on the subject of “Loving out Loud Through Language.”