PREMIUMJakarta ● Wed, May 12 2021
Student Revin Muhammad was in the early days of his second semester when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and classes moved online. University life should have been fun, a time of transitioning into adulthood with the wide-eyed vigor of a teen - eager to study hard and confident in pursuing dreams. Alas, the 20-year-old, like many others, has had to avoid physical socializing and learning.
“I do miss my friends,” Revin admitted, “and I have quite a fear of missing out. Especially due to the fact that I now live in Bandung, whereas most of my [university] friends are in Jakarta. When I see them hanging out, I want to join them.”
Revin studies international relations at the University of Indonesia (UI) in Depok, West Java, on the outskirts of Jakarta.
Missing his friends is not the only reason Revin is eager for universities to reopen soon....
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