About Me

Adharis Family

Who is Amalina?

She is usually called "Amalina" or "Nana", her close Indonesian friends usually call her “Nna”. She was born in Bandung and grew up in Karawang with a twin sister, Amalia (please make sure you know which one is which! 😁) and a little younger sister, Kiki. She has a strong Sundanese accent (SundaPisan), but surely you won't hear it when she speaks English 😁

She was pursuing her PhD with her husband and they started their PhD in the same year in Groningen, the Netherlands. During her 1st year of PhD, she had a baby: Dinara N. Adharis. This blog mostly filled with story during her PhD journey and also story about living in Groningen. With a very supportive husband and daughter, she finished her PhD, graduated on 2019 and... 9 months later, she had her second daughter, Diamanda N. Adharis :)

Currently she is working as a Researcher at a Research Institute in Jakarta. She still learns how to keep the balance between a load of lab works and the motherhood life. She believes the last ayah of Surat Al Baqarah

"Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope" (QS 2 : 286)

She likes spending her spare time with blogging and has the passion for baking and cooking. Please have a look at the recipes she has tried in her kitchen 😊, also check her baking IG account: @dapurnaya_

She has a lot of dreams to pursue, not only become a great and inspiring researcher but also, she is still learning how toplay violin. She was dreaming about it for 18 years, so it's better late than never 😊

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, she likes to watch TV series, especially medical drama. However, she tends to "geli" (sorry, lost the word!) to see such amount of blood, yet she continues doing it with her eyes closed haha.

Having a blog for her is like kind of way for documenting the life πŸ˜€ Hope the content of this blog would be useful for the readers.

Enjoy and thanks for dropping by!


  1. Hi Kak Amalina! Terima kasih udah main ke blog-ku sebelumnya 😊

    Sekarang saatnya aku main balik tapi mau meninggalkan jejak dulu di page sini hahaha.

    Salam kenal Kak Amalina! Btw kakak keren sekali, gelarnya banyak nih 😳

  2. MaasyaAllah inspiratif, banyak belajar nih dari Mbak ini, meskipun aku gak pandai bahasa inggris pengen juga aku bisa cas cis cus ngobrol bahasa inggris