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Bali: Green School

NOON

I’d like to tell you about the story of when I visited Green School. First I’ll start with my first impression of the school, the school was very beautiful as you could see from the architecture, the bamboo, the theme, and how well it was taken care of, you could tell by looking at it that this school is top notch. “It’d be an absolute dream to have an education here and how wonderful it must be for the students studying here”, that was what I thought about when the guide took me on the tour. The school’s guide showed us around the school. To me, it felt more like a theme park rather than a school. We were served sweet cakes and tea before going around which was a relief because the weather was so hot. The school was filled with nature’s ambiance, coming from the woods surrounding the school including the loud squeals of the birds in the bird sanctuary’s cages own by the school. Beside the bird sanctuary, there was also a magnificent geode located in the heart of the school; the guide told us that it was from Brazil, the rock felt warm as I touched it, its beautiful crystalline insides shown in transparency. The guide then took us to the garden where it had an earthy smell, as you would expect from a garden.

 

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NIGHT

If we continued the trek at night, I assure you it would’ve been very scary, the school had a lot of tall grasses you see, the kinds that give you a lovely scratch when you walk past them. I wonder if wild animals lived in the forest surrounding it. How would they sound if they were stalking prey? But if the school was well lit, I’m sure it’d be beautiful. Living in bamboo buildings would be the perfect rural utopia. When I saw the main hall, I wouldn’t have rejected if I was asked to have dinner there since it was truly a beautiful structure, the smell and taste of a savory dinner, live music, would have been an absolute dream.

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The Rise and Rise of Social Media : Pt. 2

Nowadays many people said that social media is one of the most important things in people’s life. It can be seen because there are so many people that using social media or maybe all the population in this world. Entertainment, business, until socialization you can do and get on social media. Business by making an online shop, entertainment from what people post on their social media, and socialization by chatting with other people. Yet, can we get a good relationship with other people by socialization or chatting with social media? Will your business go better by only making an online shop? Or maybe social media can entertain you more than in real life? So, have you thought what are the effects by accessing social media?

Social media more use to help people’s life. Many people said that without social media in their life they feel so alone or maybe feel empty. People searching everything on social media. Many pieces of information come without asking on social media. And information is one of the most things that people want to know or searching for. Many strangers ask each other just to get an information. It can be about politics, celebrity, and many other issues. Moreover, you can get more knowledge with information. We can help each other to give information what we know but other people didn’t know. As long as we can do a good thing on social media, why not?

Information comes here and there not only on social media. In real life many people telling information even with their opinion too. We can know even better if we see more many sides of other people. And there are so many hoax information on social media that can make a war over peoples and they argue the hoax that posted by the strangers. They just judge each other on social media even a couple of best friend can be separated by judging or argue something on social media. That’s why there are many peoples that don’t prefer to use social media, even though sometimes they need social media. So, if we use or access or getting information from social media, we can get a fake fact of people. The many of hoax is can be because of the strangers hating the people that on the information so that people can get a bad score from many other strangers who read or get that information. Would you still prefer social media for getting an issue about a person?

Socialization is the biggest advantage of social media. Because with social media people can access the ‘free call’ things that doesn’t cost your benefit (pulsa) on the other hand it is using the internet. Many people do the socialization things on social media. They chit-chatting, free-calling, and also free-video calling. These things are used when we need to contact the other people with a long distance from us. For example is I live in Jakarta and I want to call my mom, but she is in Paris, social media is the most efficient things to call my mom. And even you have a childhood friend, but you never ever meet him or her again, you can contact that person via social media. This benefit is everything for some or maybe all of people in this world. And I’m sure you guys have tried these things right?

Socialization over social media is everything for some of them. But there are also people that didn’t like the procedure of social media’s socialization. Social media actually can decrease the family times. Have you seen or maybe been a complete member of the family, but they are not talk each other, yet they just playing their own cell phone like never know each other? This is what makes me sad, even with our family we just killing times without doing the socialization things. That’s because many of them think that with social media is already enough, and they play social media all the time without knowing who is the person in front of them. Will you stop or just play a little time on your social media this time?

Last but not least, I would like to tell you guys that with this article, I want you to think what is right and what is wrong. Actually accessing social media isn’t harmful if we know how to manage during playing it. We have to know, when we need or should maybe need social media. But we also have to know when we should stop to access the social media. If you can’t manage that, then it will be harmful, even when we have children it will so so harmful, they can do what a bad thing that you did, cause children learn more from their parents. As a conclusion, can we manage to access the social media during anything, whenever, and wherever?

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Last Holiday: Derawan Island

Derawan Island popular for the perfect oceans and islands in Indonesia. Last holiday I went to Derawan Island with my family as my end of semester holiday vacation. There are so many places to go to in and around the Derawan Island: Talisayan (swimming with the shark), Kakaban (snorkeling with jellyfish) and Labuan Cermin (the border of oceans and lake).

Many people think that shark is a dangerous carnivore animal. But the actually is, any sharks won’t attack or kill you when you don’t bother them. And there is a species of sharks that so benign to human, the one that I swam with before at Talisayan, which is not far from my lodging in Derawan Island. They called whale shark, and maybe whale shark is the kindest species of sharks. The moment when I was swimming with them was really fun yet so scary, it feels like “oh my god, it’s real!” They were so big, even though they are babies. But all I have to do was to not getting scared, scared, scared of them and stay kept calm so they won’t feel bothered of me.

Snorkeling with jellyfish took a place at Kakaban Island. Snorkeling with jellyfish was the very best moment and my favorite one for this vacation. I don’t know why, but Snorkeling and take a looked to them was really cute and I was moved by the time when I saw to all of them because they were so beautiful. This time, I wasn’t snorkeling on the ocean but on a captivity of jellyfish, that the jellyfish with no sting was get moved by some people to an artificial lake, and make that lake to be a captivity of jellyfish that people can also swim there since the jellyfish has no sting so it is safe for the kids too.

Do you ever have been to the border of oceans and lake? Labuan Cermin is one of the places where the oceans and lake to be a combination. This place is so famous for its clarity of the water. Just like its name, ‘Cermin’ means a mirror that stands for the water that looks like a mirror. The color of the water is different with the normal oceans and the normal lake, it’s more likely a green-teal color and the taste of water was really fresh on the surface of the lake.

Derawan Island was perfect for those who needs a perfect picture for their blue feeds on Instagram since it is a most-of-oceans location. Derawan Island also a really, really, really beautiful place for you to having many new beautiful experiences too. And I really high recommend Derawan Island for those who wants a tropical-ish vacation, and I swear you will not regret unless you’re out of your luck.

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English Journal Week 16

Hey, it’s the week 16 for my English Journal and this week is the last week for us to do the English Journal. Honestly, I was so happy knowing there will be no more English Journal assignment, but I’m pretty sure that one day I will miss this kind of things huhu.

This week we still learn about the text types. But on this week we have to present our mind map that we had made before on week 15. And we also told by Bu Evi to make a resume about what the other groups present in a blank paper.

And there are 9 types of text types:

  1. Diaries
  2. Campaign Literature
  3. Speeches, Debates, and Voiceover
  4. Scripts
  5. Letters
  6. Review and Writing to Comment
  7. Autobiography and Memoirs
  8. Biography and Character Portrait
  9. Promotional Text
  10. Article and Features
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English Journal Week 15

Heyho, welcome back to my English Journal!! This week we just learned about the text types. And probably there are so many kinds of text types that I didn’t know before.

This week we were divided into a group that consists of 2 or 3 people to make a mind map about the text types. I was grouped with Karin, and we got the ‘Reviews and Writing to Comment’ one.

And this is our mind map:

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English Journal Week 14

Time flies so fast and yas it’s already week 14!! This week we had another 2 sessions in English class. For this week we learned about another kind of text type and tried a TOEFL listening practice. Actually, I was so lazy to do the listening practice but I’m so curious on how was the TOEFL level.

On the first session, we’re told by Bu Evi to do a TOEFL listening practice and also did a capitalization review to help us remembering what we had learned before. Bu Evi chose to use ixl for the capitalization review, and ixl was really helpful to understand what we just learned about.

For this week, Bu Evi told us to bring our electronic devices to do the assignment. The assignment was about the small change article, that we need to post the article as the week 13 of the English journal, that we had posted on ‘English Journal Week 13’. Bu Evi also introduced us about an application/web called ‘grammarly’ that you can find on grammarly.com. With this application/web, we can check our writing if correct our mistake on the capitalization, punctuation, and grammar.

This week was another fun week that gave me a good experience. Hope I can get more experiences again later!