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PERMIKA September Newsletter

Fall season is approaching, and the weather is starting to get unbe-leaf-abaly cooler.

Welcome to our September newsletter! This month, you can discover past and upcoming events from PERMIKA Vancouver, and other Indonesian associations in Metro Vancouver.

Get to know some of the faces behind PERMIKA Vancouver. It can be good conversation starters for when you see us at our events!

Lastly, don't miss out on our study tips curated by our execs as midterm season is approaching!

Follow us on Instagram and join our Discord server or our WhatsApp group for updates on our upcoming events!

HALU: maHasiswa bAru kenaLan yUk

Our annual welcoming party, HALU, was a success thanks to you!! Thank you to the first years who came to our event. We hope you had fun, made new friends, and enjoyed our nasi uduk!

We would like to thank our sponsors, Kernels Popcorn, Steve's Poke Bar, and Indomie for supporting our event. Lastly, we would like to give a special shoutout to GISAU, SFUIA, and GILA for being a part of this event.

We hope to see you again at our next event!

"Ask Me Anything" on Instagram

We had our first Instagram QnA Session about university life in Vancouver with our execs, Clarissa, Kristen, and Kathryn! Thank you to those who asked and participated, we hope it's helpful for you.

If you missed it, head over to PERMIKA's Instagram highlight for the recap. See you on our next AMA session!

Clarissa Nada Dahjan Visual Media Director of PERMIKA Vancouver

Clarissa, also called Nada, is in her 4th year of university, studying Mathematics in UBC. A fun fact about Clarissa is that she binge watched Alice in Borderland in one night! Her favourite restaurant at the moment is Tendon Kohaku.

Kirsten Noelle Theodora Visual Media Coordinator of PERMIKA Vancouver

Kirsten is a 2nd year student in SFU in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, planning to major in International Studies. She loves summer because she loves going on walks, hikes, and being in nature Her favorite restaurant is Stem Japanese Eatery - their dashimaki tamago is IMMACULATE!

Kathryn Tanardy

Event Coordinator of PERMIKA Vancouver

Kathryn is a 1st year student studying Computer Science in Fraser International College (FIC). Despite having a small body, Kathryn loves food and eats 5 times a day! (you should know this if you attended our independence day celebration event ) Her favourite restaurant at the moment is Sushi California.


Feeling homesick? Missing homemade Indonesian food? We got you!

PERMIKA will be opening WAROENG pre-order for NasiAyam Bakar in October

Stay tuned on our Instagram for more details so you won't miss out. Psstt.. pre-order slots are limited!


SFUIA hosted its first ever in-person event since the pandemic, KaYu Welcoming Party. They had fun games, exciting presentations from our executives, and light refreshments. Thank you to those who came!

Prepare your tricks or treats, and to the terrifying yet funnest time of the year: our upcoming Halloween Party! Horribly awesome prizes and so much fun awaits you

What are you waiting for? Let's get spooky, and don't forget to follow their Instagram for more updates.

A new and rapidly rising club, Garuda Indonesian Langara Association (GILA), extends a warm welcome to Indonesian and Indonesia-interested Langara students! GILA successfully held their first event, New Kidz on the Block, where new students were invited for brunch by Granville Island’s False Creek Inlet.

GILA has also collaborated with multiple clubs on campus and is looking forward to continuing such activities. Last but not least, they welcome you to their upcoming event to be held in October, one that collapses the wall which divides Halloween and Indonesian culture.


Midterm season is approaching but worry not, we got some study tips for you!

1. Be realistic with your standards

It's so easy to overwork yourself when you're in a time crunch, but remember that you still need a break. Give yourself some time to really work things through at your own pace. Any progress is a good progress!

2. Stay hydrated, get enough sleep, and eat well

When you're in the study zone, you might forget the feeling of hunger, thirst, or exhaustion. Make sure to check in with yourself once in a while. Remember that when you're properly nourished, your brain works better.

3. Review with active recall in advance of exam date

Did you know that internally recalling what you learned in class before going to sleep or making your own summary sheet help you to remember things better? On top of that, don't be afraid to quiz yourself and test your understanding.

4. Professors and TAs are your best friends!

Make us of your prof's and TA's office hours to clear up any confusion you have. Don't worry, they don't bite (not students, at least).

5. Take advantage of study groups

Start or join a study group with people you meet in class. Studying together helps you check your progress and healthily compare where you are at in this class. Plus, you might get a friend or two out of it!

Good luck on your midterms! You got this

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