Selasa, 04 April 2017

Dewa Athena IX

                                                               'Dewa Athena'


 
Last week on saturday, 25 march 2017 my school held a sport event named 'Dewa Athena'. This year will be the 9th time the school has held this event. The event is actually a sports competition that every class in grade X and XI compete against each other to win. This event is a weekly event so the competition is held every saturday only for three weeks in a row.

the sports that being competed are Basketball, dodgeball, volley, relay race, badminton (double), futsal and 2 games, tug of war and gobak sodor. Each class send a team to compete. I think this event is important because it can strengthen our solidarity as a class and it's kind of a fun way of releasing our stress after a week of studying. (The absence of this event will effect our score in sports lol)

Dewa athena took place in Lapangan Bali, i woke up late so when i arrived some of the competition has already started. The first thing that i joined is the game tug of war. Tug of war consist of 3 round. We won on the first round, but on the second and the third round we lost which means we won't go the next match. After that me and my friends took a break and waited our turn for the gobak sodor games. we won the gobak sodor so we'll compete in the next match, next week. after gobak sodor me and my friends were just laying around the grass to waited our turn for the other competition until it is the time for the dodgeball. at first i hesitated to join because i don't really like the idea of getting hit by a ball but eventually i played and it's actually pretty fun. On the first round we won but on the second round the other team won so its a tie and thank god on the third round my team class won!! After that the next match is the badminton for girls but i didn't participate. so then after sometime i went home to shower because i felt so tired and dirty.




 


     

Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Being thankful is something that is so important. There’s always something in life that we should be grateful for. Through my 15 years journey of life I have met someone and many things to be grateful for. For example  Someone I am most thankful for is definitely my parents.  They’re the one who has watch me grow and supported me through this day. And also my brothers and sister who has been a great example for me and be a good siblings. I’m also thankful for my friends who helped me with many things  and cheer me up when I’m feeling down.
The title of this post is about being thankful. And I wanna tell you guys about the story that happened to me on one rainy day. It was pouring rain and I went to got out of my car to get inside the grocery store in the middle of traffic and because it was such a rush (the car behind mine keeps honking, we were’nt supposed to stop) I didn’t realize that I dropped my charger, my driver tried to shout at me but i can’t heard him clearly because of the honk and the pouring rain so i quickly ran inside the store before my clothes got wet. When we’re done doing the groceries my driver told me that my charger fell down in the rain so then I got out and ask the people around there if they saw a charger around the road and when I gave up and went back to my car there’s this man that knock on my car window and asked if the thing that’s on his hand is my charger and it turned out that is my charger and he gave me back my charger. Surprisingly when i got home and tested the charger it still worked. And I’m thankful for that man who saved my charger because if i lose it, it can cost me pretty much to buy it again. And that’s my story about how we can e thankful for the small things that happened in our life.

Selasa, 17 Januari 2017

                                                                       
My Holidays


During my holidays I didn’t go to many place. The holiday started when the final exams were done. And after that I went to school sometimes to see my score and hear the information about any remedial.

I usually woke up at 8 during my holidays because I always stayed up late playing my phone and usually streaming a movie. But somewhere during those weeks I watched a film, SING in the cinema. The film is about a koala that owned a once grand theater but now has fallen on hard times and he was trying to save the theater. In hope to save it he hosted a singing competition that promised a $ 100,000 for the winner. But he actually didn’t have the money and when all the contestant found out about that they started to leave the competition but them at the end they all saved the theater. I really thing it’s a good movie and so fun for all age because there’s so many lesson can be found in the movie.


Then after that I mostly spent my holidays in my home watching tv, baking, cooking and sleeping. And because I live in my grandmother house sometimes some of my relatives come and we played and went out to watch movies.

A week after that I went home to Jakarta and when I was there  I didn’t do anything much. On the first day I celebrated my brother’s birthday by eating dinner together with my family. And the next day I went to Lotte shopping avenue to shop some things and eat lunch. Me and my sister love to bake and make cake so we bought a pre-mixed black forest cake and made it the day after.

On the new year my siblings and I spent the last day of 2016 on a ferry boat but both of my parents choose to went to Bandung instead to accompany my grandmother. It was pretty fun and amazing. We left for the boat at 3.00 pm from our house because the boat left at 4.00 pm and because my house is pretty far from the harbor we left early. On the ferry we pretty much explore the boat and it was a pretty big ferry. At almost 00.00 am everyone gather on the outside deck and there was a party there. We do the new year’s countdown and when it hit 00.00 am the captain honk the ships horn and we watched the fireworks. We stayed there for an hour or so and we had to went back inside because the wind is too much. At about 2.00 am we went back to our home and that’s how I spent my new years.

My holiday in Jakarta was cut short because something happened so I had to go back to Bandung and spend the rest of my holiday there. Well I think that’s pretty much all about my holiday so thank you guys for reading and visiting my blog!! Stay tune for the next post!



Selasa, 08 November 2016

Mahatma Gandhi

 Mahatma Gandhi




Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as ‘Mahatma’ (meaning ‘Great Soul’) was born in Porbandar, Gujarat, in North West India, on 2nd October 1869. He is known as Father of Nation, played a key role in winning freedom for India, introduced the concept of Ahimsa and Satyagraha.

Mahatma Gandhi was born in middle class family of Vaishya caste. His father, Karamchand Gandhi, was a Prime Minister of Porbandar. His mother, Putlibai, was a very religious lady and left a deep impression on Gandhiji's mind. Gandhiji was a mediocre student and was excessively shy and timid. Gandhiji was married at the age of thirteen to Kasturbai.

Gandhiji sailed for England on September 4, 1888. He went there to pursue his study in law. He first struggled with the transition to Western culture there and during his three-year stay in London, but once he had found kindred spirits he flourished and started to learn more about world religions. he completed his Law degree in 1891 and returned to India.

On completing his degree in Law, Gandhi returned to India, where he was soon sent to South Africa to practise law. In South Africa, Gandhi was struck by the level of racial discrimination and injustice often experienced by Indians.

Once When a European magistrate in Durban asked him to take off his turban, he refused and left the courtroom. On a train voyage to Pretoria, he was thrown out of a first-class railway compartment and beaten up by a white stagecoach driver after refusing to give up his seat for a European passenger. That train journey served as a turning point for Gandhi, and he soon began developing and teaching the concept of satyagraha (“truth and firmness”), or passive resistance, as a way of non-cooperation with authorities.

THE BIRTH OF PASSIVE RESISTANCE
In 1906, after the Transvaal government passed an ordinance regarding the registration of its Indian population, Gandhi led a campaign of civil disobedience that would last for the next eight years. During its final phase in 1913, hundreds of Indians living in South Africa, including women, went to jail, and thousands of striking Indian miners were imprisoned, flogged and even shot. Finally, under pressure from the British and Indian governments, the government of South Africa accepted a compromise negotiated by Gandhi and General Jan Christian Smuts, which included important concessions such as the recognition of Indian marriages and the abolition of the existing poll tax for Indians.

In July 1914, Gandhi left South Africa to return to India. He supported the British war effort in World War I but remained critical of colonial authorities for measures he felt were unjust. In 1919, Gandhi form an organized campaign of passive resistance in response to the rowlett acts, which gave colonial authority to suppress subversive activities. He backed off after violence broke out but only temporarily, and by 1920 he was the most visible figure in the movement for Indian independence.

LEADER OF A MOVEMENT
Gandhi’s ascetic lifestyle based on prayer, fasting and meditation earned him the reference of his followers, who called him Mahatma (Sanskrit for “the great-souled one”). Invested with all the authority of the Indian National Congress (INC or Congress Party), Gandhi turned the independence movement into a massive organization, leading boycotts of British manufacturers and institutions representing British influence in India, including legislatures and schools.
After sporadic violence broke out, Gandhi announced the end of the resistance movement, to the dismay of his followers. British authorities arrested Gandhi in March 1922 and tried him for sedition; he was sentenced to six years in prison but was released in 1924 after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. He refrained from active participation in politics for the next several years, but in 1930 launched a new civil disobedience campaign against the colonial government’s tax on salt, which greatly affected Indian’s poorest citizens.

A DIVIDED MOVEMENT
In 1931, after British authorities made some concessions, Gandhi again called off the resistance movement and agreed to represent the Congress Party at the Round Table Conference in London. Arrested upon his return by a newly aggressive colonial government, Gandhi began a series of hunger strikes in protest of the treatment of India’s so-called “untouchables” (the poorer classes), whom he renamed Harijans, or “children of God”. The fasting caused a stir among his followers
In 1934, Gandhi announced his retirement from politics in, as well as his resignation from the Congress Party, in order to concentrate his efforts on working within rural communities. Drawn back into the political fray by the outbreak of World War II, Gandhi again took control of the INC, demanding a British withdrawal from India in return for Indian cooperation with the war effort. Instead, British forces imprisoned the entire Congress leadership, bringing Anglo-Indian relations to a new low point.

PARTITION AND DEATH OF GANDHI
After the Labor Party took power in Britain in 1947, negotiations over Indian home rule began between the British, the Congress Party and the Muslim League. Later that year, Britain granted India its independence but split the country into two dominions: India and Pakistan. Gandhi strongly opposed Partition, but he agreed to it in hopes that after independence Hindus and Muslims could achieve peace internally. Amid the massive riots that followed Partition, Gandhi urged Hindus and Muslims to live peacefully together, and undertook a hunger strike until riots in Calcutta ceased.
In January 1948, Gandhi carried out yet another fast, this time to bring about peace in the city of Delhi. On January 30, 12 days after that fast ended, Gandhi was on his way to an evening prayer meeting in Delhi when he was shot to death by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu fanatic who’s enraged by Mahatma’s efforts to negotiate with Jinnah and other Muslims. The next day, roughly 1 million people followed the procession as Gandhi’s body was carried in state through the streets of the city and cremated on the banks of the holy Jumna River.
Gandhi's life and teachings have inspired many liberationists of the 20th Century, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States, Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko in South Africa, and Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar.


Selasa, 25 Oktober 2016


Beauty and the Beast



  A wealthy, widowed merchant lives in a mansion with his six children, three sons and three daughters. All his daughters are very beautiful, but the youngest, Beauty, is the most lovely, as well as kind, well-read and pure of heart; while the two elder sisters, in contrast, are wicked, selfish, vain and spoiled. They secretly taunt Beauty and treat her more like a servant than a sister. The merchant eventually loses all of his wealth in a tempest at sea. He and his children are consequently forced to live in a small farmhouse and work for their living.
After some years of this, the merchant hears that one of the trade ships he had sent off has arrived back in port, having escaped the destruction of its compatriots. He returns to the city to discover whether it contains anything valuable. Before leaving, he asks his children if they wish for him to bring any gifts back for them. The sons ask for weaponry and horses to hunt with, whereas his oldest daughters ask for clothing, jewels and the finest dresses possible, thinking his wealth has returned. Beauty is satisfied with the promise of a rose, as none grow in their part of the country. The merchant, to his dismay, finds that his ship's cargo has been seized to pay his debts, leaving him without money to buy his children their presents.
During his return, the merchant becomes lost in a forest during a storm. Seeking shelter, he enters a dazzling palace. A hidden figure opens the giant doors and silently invites him in. The merchant finds tables inside laden with food and drink, which seem to have been left for him by the palace's invisible owner. The merchant accepts this gift and spends the night there. The next morning as the merchant is about to leave, he sees a rose garden and recalls that Beauty had desired a rose. Upon picking the loveliest rose he can find, the merchant is confronted by a hideous "Beast" which tells him that for taking his most precious possession after accepting his hospitality, the merchant must die. The merchant begs to be set free, arguing that he had only picked the rose as a gift for his youngest daughter. The Beast agrees to let him give the rose to Beauty, but only if the merchant or one of his daughters will return.
The merchant is upset, but accepts this condition. The Beast sends him on his way, with wealth, jewels and fine clothes for his sons and daughters, and stresses that Beauty must never know about his deal. The merchant, upon arriving home, tries to hide the secret from Beauty, but she pries it from him. Her brothers say they will go to the castle and fight the Beast, but the merchant dissuades them, saying they will stand no chance against the monster. Beauty accepts responsibility for her actions and willingly goes to the Beast's castle. The Beast receives her graciously and informs her that she is now mistress of the castle, and he is her servant. He gives her lavish clothing and food and carries on lengthy conversations with her. Every night, the Beast asks Beauty to marry him, only to be refused each time. After each refusal, Beauty dreams of a handsome prince who pleads with her to answer why she keeps refusing him, to which she replies that she cannot marry the Beast because she loves him only as a friend. Beauty does not make the connection between the handsome prince and the Beast and becomes convinced that the Beast is holding the prince captive somewhere in the castle. She searches and discovers multiple enchanted rooms, but never the prince from her dreams.
For several months, Beauty lives a life of luxury at the Beast's palace, having every whim catered to by invisible servants, with no end of riches to amuse her and an endless supply of exquisite finery to wear. Eventually, she becomes homesick and begs the Beast to allow her to go see her family. He allows it on the condition that she returns exactly a week later. Beauty agrees to this and sets off for home with an enchanted mirror and ring. The mirror allows her to see what is going on back at the Beast's castle, and the ring allows her to return to the castle in an instant when turned three times around her finger. Her older sisters are surprised to find her well fed and dressed in finery. Beauty tries to share the magnificent gowns and jewels the Beast gave her with her sisters, but they turn into rags' at her sisters' touch, and are restored to their splendour when returned to Beauty, as the Beast meant them only for her. Her sisters are envious when they hear of her happy life at the castle, and, hearing that she must return to the Beast on a certain day, beg her to stay another day, even putting onion in their eyes to make it appear as though they are weeping. They hope that the Beast will be angry with Beauty for breaking her promise and eat her alive. Beauty's heart is moved by her sisters' false show of love, and she agrees to stay.
Beauty begins to feel guilty about breaking her promise to the Beast and uses the mirror to see him back at the castle. She is horrified to discover that the Beast is lying half-dead from heartbreak near the rose bushes her father had stolen from and she immediately uses the ring to return to the Beast.
Beauty weeps over the Beast, saying that she loves him. When her tears strike him, the Beast is transformed into the handsome prince from Beauty's dreams. The Prince informs her that long ago a fairy turned him into a hideous beast, after he refused to let her in from the rain, and that only by finding true love, despite his ugliness, could the curse be broken. He and Beauty are married and they live happily ever after together.


Question :
1.       Why did the dress turn into rags’ at her sisters’ touch?
a.      The dress was only meant for her
b.      The dress didn’t like her sisters’
c.       The dress was made from a poor quality fabric
d.      The dress is so delicate
e.      The sisters pulled at the dress
2.      What did Beauty ask her father upon his return?
a.      The finest dress
b.      A weaponry
c.       The best jewels
d.      A stack of gold
e.      A rose
3.      Why did Beauty lives in the Beast’s castle?
a.      The Beast Kidnapped her
b.      The Beast agrees to let her father give the rose to Beauty, but only if the merchant or one of his     daughters will return.
c.       Beauty wants to kill the Beast
d.      Beauty wants to live a life of luxury again.
e.      Her father hate her, so he gave Beauty to the Beast
4.      What is the synonym of dissuades?
a.      Allow
b.      Permit
c.       Deter
d.      Encourage
e.      Prohibited
5.      What is the function of the enchanted mirror and ring?
a.     The mirror allows her to see what is going on back at the Beast's castle, and the ring allows her   to return to the castle in an instant when turned three times around her finger
b.      The mirror for her to see her reflection and  the ring as a jewelry
c.       The mirror for her to use as a weapon and  the ring as a jewelry
d.       The mirror for a reflector and the ring for her to sell
e.       the mirror and the ring is a gift

Selasa, 27 September 2016

                                              My unforgettable moment

          My unforgettable moment is when I first tried rafting with my father and my siblings ( I have 3 siblings). It happened when i was about 8 or 9 years old. We went rafting in a rafting place in Sukabumi, Jawa Barat. At first i don't really want to join my siblings because i was scared and when they show me a video of the previous customer that went rafting before us i was like whoaa that's pretty scary and a brave thing to do because at that time i consider myself a timid kid. But then my father and siblings encourage me to join them and eventually i gave in. 

          We waited for about 1 hour before we could go rafting. Plus we should read the agreement first and do some simple warm up. When it was our turn to go we were accompanied with 1 instructor that will lead us along the way when we go down the river. the instructor first set the inflatable boat on the ground and told us to go on it then he started to teach us the do's  and don'ts when rafting and other basic instruction. Before we go down the river we pray for our safety and i remember i really focus on my pray because i was really scared that something bad will happen to me and will do some major effect on me (I was a paranoid person that time.) 

          So then the instructor set the boat on the river and allowed us to hop in. I was told to sit on the front row because i am small kid and if i sit on the left or right side of the boat it will make the boat become unbalance. so with all my might i sat in the front seat and the journey began. I really remember i scream all the way down the river and it's a really fun experience for me.
          


Selasa, 20 September 2016

Dream City

                                                   NEW YORK CITY




New York is a state located in the northeastern of United States. Because of the high pupulation New York bacome the most populous city in the United States. This city consist of 5 regions : The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.


New York is a city that i always dreamed of living. Maybe its a typical new york dream but there's just something about the city that interest me. Whether it is the city light, the skyscraper building that's so fascinating, the hassle of people always rushing out to get to their place, the yellow taxi, and so many more.
 

               My first bucket list if i go to new york is to visit the new york museum of modern art or for short MoMA. MoMa is an art museum that located in Midtown Manhattan on 53 rd street between fifth and sixth avenues. The inside of the museum is full of modern and unique kind of art. Also the architecture of the building is so fascinating based on what i saw in the pictures online.






There's also some kind of a rain room there. This rain room allow you to go under the pouring rain without worrying getting wet. It is actually a room with pouring rain that stopped wherever a body is detcted. So when you go inside this room every part of the room will be raining except the place where you stand/walk in.



One of the iconic place in New York is the Times Square that always have a big crowd surrounding the place There's so many skyscrapper building in the Times Square and the billboard is all over the place and that's what makes the Times Square lights up at night other than the city light that's so bright.
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Another place is the Central Park that located in the middle part of New York. I think its a smart idea to build a big park in the middle of a metropolitancity that produce a lot of pollution. It also can be a refreshing place to get out from the hectic feeling of New York. People usually go here for a morning run or for just a usual picnic with family

I really want to experience living in New York and staying there for a while, but i think when i get old i just want to stay in a quiet are near by the beach and enjoy my adulthood life.