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  • Writer's pictureMaeve Ronan

Indonesian Translator Shares Her Advice (Be You)

The story you're about to read is a sneak peek into one of the interviews I did for my new book series. Faiza and I met at a female entrepreneurship event in Bali. The event was miraculously communicated in both English and Indonesian. Faiza was the one translating from one language to the other.

I was so impressed by her patience and skill. Faiza has an interesting story, as she was raised partly in Indonesia and partly in Holland, before finally settling in Bali. She was exposed to many different languages at a young age and stresses how beneficial it is for Indonesian people to learn English in order to build a better life for themselves. Keep reading to learn what advice she would give to her younger self.

Faiza Muhamad

October 2018, Bali, Indonesia

Language Expert & Founder, Makna Wacana

Maeve: How do you define success?

Faiza: For me, success is doing what you love and loving what you do. You do it wholeheartedly and you feel that sense of fulfillment by the end of every task. You're growing as a person from your experiences and from your interactions. Success is when you're happy with who you are, with whom you’re becoming, and with what you’re doing.