• Life in Sweden

    Journey to a 9500-year-old tree (Old Tjikko)

    First of all, I need to say thanks to an Indonesian friend, Satu. (You can find his blogs here.) I have never said this to him but I am really thankful because he is the one who brought me into this world of nature exploration. Because of that, I soon adopted this hobby of hiking/trekking in nature after I came to Sweden. Coming from a completely different culture and climate, this kind of natural scenery is truly magnificent to me. Just keep in mind that humans first invented the wheel 5500 years ago. Old Tjikko had even existed for more than 5000 years before that (9563 years old in 2020,…

  • Life in Sweden

    Kinh nghiệm xin học bổng SISGP (aka SISS) tại Thuỵ Điển (Sweden)

    Ở bậc học Master mình nhận được học bổng SISS 2017 cho chương trình Master 2 năm tại ĐH Uppsala. Bài viết này muốn chia sẻ kinh nghiệm apply học bổng chính phủ Thuỵ Điển SISGP (từ trước năm 2018 có tên là SISS) dành cho bậc Master (Thạc sĩ). Bài viết này có sử dụng tư liệu của chị Vũ Thị Lan và anh Trần Lợi là những người đạt được học bổng SISS 2016. GIỚI THIỆU CHUNG SISGP là học bổng toàn phần dành cho bậc Master tại Thuỵ Điển, bao gồm vé máy bay (~1 800 USD), phí visa, bảo hiểm, toàn bộ học phí (~35 000…

  • Random thoughts

    I begin to write blogs (again)

    I happened to meet a blogger girl yesterday (not the one in the photo) who reminded me how fun it was to write down and keep safe random thoughts one had throughout different periods of time. I always wanted to do that. It is likely to be meaningful to me someday I want to look back and see how far things have gone. And of course, just with a modest possibility that somebody may want to read it. There was also a longer story. I had a personal blog until two years ago (at đta.vn). My routine has always been to backup everything I develop. I did that to all…

  • Geek stuffs

    [WP] Fully Customized User Management with ACF & Gravity Forms

    The core idea of any interactive website is to respond to the user’s actions, which is performed with several steps: collecting inputs, processing then visualizing. Unfortunately, this could not be fully controlled/customized only with WordPress core. ACF makes it much easier to expand WordPress functionalities, allows us to take full control of not only posts but users (and more…). GForms provides a security & convenient layer to collect user’s info. By using hooks, you can build fully customized site’s functions like User Management* (login, register, logs,… – totally Front-End), Shopping Cart (easy implemented with cookies), User Thread New Post like Forums,  … in a secured & comfortable way, without having to use a bunch of additional plugins for each…