Direct and Indirect Quiz Result

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The score of direct and indirect speech quiz that I took (the score above) was for remedial of direct indirect test. The average score is 88.

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Meaningful Songs, Meaningful for Me

Hello, welcome back to my new post! How are you? I hope you’re alright. Ok, in this post (in this assignment) I want tell to you about my favorite songs. Exactly, list of my favorite songs. My favorite songs not only has a good melody, but also has a profound meaning. Are you curious to hear my favorite songs? Ok, lets check it out!

  • LiSA – シルシ / Shirushi (lit. Sign)

LiSA is a Japanese pop singer and known as singer for anime theme. She sing many songs of anime theme, including this songs, “Shirushi”. “Shirushi” is third ending theme of anime Sword Art Online (abbreviate as SAO) season II. And the lyric are:

街明かり照らした 賑やかな笑い声と 路地裏の足跡
伝えたい想いは どれだけ届いたんだろう いつも振り向いて確かめるMachiakari terashita nigiyaka na waraigoe to rojiura no ashiato
Tsutaetai omoi wa doredake todoita’n darou itsumo furimuite tashikameru
Leaving behind lively voices of laughter, along with footprints lit by dim alley street lights,
I repeatedly turn back, checking just how far my feelings have reached

いつだって迷わず キミはきっとどんなボクも追いかけてくれるからItsudatte mayowazu kimi wa kitto donna boku mo oikakete kureru kara
For you will always find your way, coming back to me without fail

じっと見つめた キミの瞳に映ったボクが生きたシルシ
何度も途切れそうな鼓動 強く強く鳴らした 今日を越えてみたいんだJitto mitsumeta kimi no hitomi ni utsutta boku ga ikita shirushi
Nando mo togiresou na kodou tsuyoku tsuyoku narashita kyou wo koete mitainda
Looking deeply into your eyes, reflected were traces of my existence in your heart
And pulsating within, were heartbeats of vigour, from overcoming today’s challenges

手にした幸せを 失うことを恐れて 立ち止まっているより
一つ一つ大きな 出来るだけ多くの 笑顔咲かせようと たくらむTe ni shita shiawase wo ushinau koto wo osorete tachidomatteiru yori
Hitotsu hitotsu ooki na dekiru dake ooku no egao sakaseyou to takuramu
I’m afraid that I’d lose the happiness I found when I met you, 
And thought about many ways to make you smile again, whenever you’re at a standstill

思い出す ボクらの 通り過ぎた日々がいつも輝いて見える様にOmoidasu bokura no toorisugita hibi ga itsumo kagayaite mieru you ni
Never lose hope! Recall the times we spent together, and you’ll feel better

ぎゅっと握った キミの温もりで 感じた ボクら繋いだ証
キミと今同じ速さで あの日描いた未来を 歩いているGyutto nigitta kimi no nukumori de kanjita bokura tsunaida akashi
Kimi to ima onaji hayasa de ano hi egaita mirai wo aruiteiru
Holding onto your hands tightly, feeling the warmth – the proof of our special relationship
We’ll walk together, hand in hand, our destined path we created back then

いくつ願い叶えてもキミと過ごしたい新しい明日をすぐに
次々にボクは きっとまた願ってしまうからIkutsu negai kanaete mo kimi to sugoshitai atarashii asu wo sugu ni
Tsugi tsugi ni boku wa kitto mata negatte shimau kara
And even if all my dreams were granted, I’ll continue to pray,
Hoping to be able to spend another tomorrow with you

流れてく時間は容赦無くいつかボクらをさらってくから
瞬きした一瞬の隙に キミの見せる全てを見落とさないようにNagareteku toki wo youshanaku itsuka bokura wo saratteku kara
Mabataki shita isshun no suki ni  kimi no miseru subete wo miotosanai you ni
The unforgiving flow of time, will eventually pull us apart,
And when that time comes, I’ll be sure not to lose sight of everything showed me

じっと見つめた キミの瞳に映った ボクが生きたシルシ
何度も途切れそうな鼓動 強く強く鳴らした
今日を越えていけなくても
キミと生きた今日をボクは忘れないJitto mitsumeta  kimi no hitomi ni utsutta  boku ga ikita shirushi
Nando mo togiresou na kodou  tsuyoku tsuyoku narashita
Kyou wo koete ikenakute mo
Kimi to ikita kyou wo boku wa wasurenai
Looking deeply into your eyes, reflected were traces of my existence in your heart
Pulsating within, were heartbeats of vigour that stood countless trials
And even if you were to pass on today,
I’ll never forget the times we spent together

This song has deep meaning. You can see from the lyric. I think LiSA wrote this song to show how she love people that her loved, such as her family and her best friends. On Sword Art Online anime, this song represent Konno Yuuki who died on last episode. This is the saddest episode in this anime 😥

Moral value of this song is don’t waste your time, or spare your time for someone who you loved (your family or your friends). Because one day you will apart from their. (From the lyric: “The unforgiving flow of time, will eventually pull as apart. And when that time comes, I’ll be sure not to lose sight of everything showed me.”)

Below are the video clip of this song, “Shirushi”.

  • U2 – Ordinary Love
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Single album, “Ordinary Love” (Source: U2 official website).

“Ordinary Love” is a song that sing by rock band U2. This song written to honour Nelson Mandela. And “Ordinary Love” is a soundtrack of biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. This song released a week before Nelson Mandela was died 😥 Below are the lyric of this song.

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore
The sunlight warms your skin
All the beauty that’s been lost before
Wants to find us again

I can’t fight you anymore
It’s you I’m fighting for
The sea throws rocks together
But time leaves us polished stones

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Birds fly high in the summer sky
And rest on the breeze
The same wind will take care of you and I
We’ll build our house in the trees

Your heart is on my sleeve
Did you put it there with a magic marker?
For years I would believe
That the world couldn’t wash it away

‘Cause we can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

Are we tough enough
For ordinary love

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

We can’t fall any further
If we can’t feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can’t deal with ordinary love

“Ordinary Love” specifically written to Nelson Mandela. I think, Bono (vocalist of U2) wrote this song to show how he love his friend, Nelson Mandela. When Harvey Weinstein (the movie producer of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) invited U2 to write the song for this film, Bono was quickly accepted.

Moral value of this song is don’t give up when faced the problems in our life, because hardships make people more beautiful and stronger (from the lyric: “The sea throws rocks together. But time leaves us polished stones”). And we should understand each other for someone who your loved (from lyric: “Your hearth is on my sleeve. Did you put it there with a magic marker?”).

Below are the lyric video of this song, “Ordinary Love”.

Reference:
Rei. Shirushi. Accessed on April 30, 2016.
Wikipedia. Ordinary Love (U2 song). Accessed on April 30, 2016.
_____. U2 – Ordinary Love Lyrics. Accessed on April 30, 2016.

Dewa Athena: Spirit and Sportive

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Dewa Athena Teaser (Source: Dewa Athena Official Account)

Hello! Welcome back to my blog! And my new post! (And my new assignment…) How are you? I hope you’re alright. Instead of seeing the result of Olimpiade Sains Provinsi (don’t ask the result…), I should to write this post for my English score… Ok, now, I will tell you my school life, my school event a month later. Do you know? Yes, Dewa Athena!

And do you know what Dewa Athena is? Dewa Athena is an acronym of… What is the acronym of Dewa Athena?! (Until this time, almost every student know Dewa Athena is an acronym, but they are don’t know what the acronym of it…) Ok, it’s not important thing. Dewa Athena is sport event or sport competition of SMAN 3 Bandung that involve 10th and 11th grade students. There are football/soccer (men’s and women’s), badminton (men’s double and women’s double), relay race, dodgeball (men’s and women’s), basketball, tug of war, volleyball, and gobak sodor in this sport event.

Dewa Athena started on April 10th, 2016 at 6.30 a.m. All students wore jersey (each class has jersey that distinct to the other, and X Science 9 has grey–striped yellow–green jersey!). We came to Lapangan Bali (sport court of SMAN 3 and 5 Bandung) to do an opening ceremony. After the principle of SMAN 3 Bandung opened this sport competition, we ran/marathon from Lapangan Bali to Lapangan Bali (not real marathon, just ran around the street that surrounding SMAN 3).

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My basketball team (X Science 9) match (Source: Dewa Athena Official Account).

After all students arrived to Lapangan Bali, the competition began! In first day of Dewa Athena, X Science 9 had 6 matches (women’s double badminton, relay race, men’s dodgeball, basketball, tug of war, and volleyball). And we won 4 matches! (Women’s double badminton, basketball, tug of war, and volleyball). On this day, I involved to 2 matches, tug of war and men’s dodgeball. On tug of war, versus of us were X Science 4. We tried to pull the rope, and we won 2 round! But on dodgeball, we lost… Not only played with 5 people (dodgeball played by 6 people, not 5), but also the opponent was 11th grade class!

Because I had dispensation on second and third day, so I only tell the result of my class matches. On second day, we had 6 matches (men’s football, men’s double badminton, women’s dodgeball, quarter final basketball, quarter final tug of war, and gobak sodor), but we lost all of them… On third day, we had 4 matches (quarter final volleyball, quarter final women’s double badminton, women’s football, and quarter final women’s football). We won women’s football and quarter final volleyball, but we lost on quarter final women’s football and semifinal volleyball.

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Although we weren’t a winner, but we was winners for our spirit and our sportive in this competition. That’s all for my school event, Dewa Athena! (And the story of my class for this competition). I hope you enjoy to read this post. See you on next post…!  (And next assignment…!)

Future Education: The Problems and Their Solutions

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A teacher teach geometry to his students. (My documentation)

“Choose wisely. Future affects the education or education affects the future? World affects the education or education affects the world?”

Yes, education is important things in the world. From my question above, your answer can be ensured “education affects the future” and “education affects the world”. How I know that? Ok, let’s analogized the world as an immense building, we as people who are inside the building, and the education as pillar and foundation of the building. When education has good implementation and structured, then the world will stand stately and the people who lived in was all right. But, when education has bad implementation and unstructured, can be ensured that the people who lived in wasn’t life!

Approximately, that is education. But, in fact, education today hadn’t been good implemented. It caused by the complex problem that followed it. Let’s take education in Indonesia for example. Education in Indonesia considered ineffective and final scores more important than the educational learning process itself. Many of people have a high final scores, have a lot of graduates degree, but they destroyed the country.

This chaos rooted from an educational system which applied nowadays. Giving a high pressure of study to the students lead them to take the easily steps, prioritize final scores and ignore the educational learning process itself. Then, good characters are not deeply embedded inside the students, which create the intelligent generation, but also create the world destroyer generation. Back to the previous analogy, this case is like a building that the outside looks all right, but the inside is brittle and vulnerable to collapse.

Therefore, we required to improvement of educational system nowadays. Buya Hamka said that “faith without knowledge is like a lantern on the baby’s hand and knowledge without faith is like a lantern on the thief’s hand.” From that statement, we can conclude that there are two things required to improvement the educational system.

First, character and moral education must be emphasized and instilled in students since they are childhood. Required many activities to build the student characters although it’s outside of teaching and learning activities (KBM), such as social activities, religious activities, and many more. Second, emphasized the understanding process of learning rather than the final scores result. It can be supported by RBL (Research Based Learning). This learning activities very helpful for students to understanding process of learning.

We can conclude that the education is something that very important to lead the world and us to the better future. Everything that are exists and what we will face on future depends on the educational process where we take today.

Unique (Traditional) Architecture: Gasshō-zukuri

いらっしゃいませ! Welcome to my new post! How are you today? I hope you’re fine. This post is my second post in this year, and my second English task. In this post, I will tell you about unique architecture in the world. Many of my friend tells about many of modern unique architecture, such as museum unique design, weird hotel building, and many more. I not interested to tell the modern architecture. So, I will choose the traditional unique architecture ones (choose the anti-mainstream).

Can you guess, where the unique architecture is? Yup, the answer in the first sentence of this paragraph, Japan! Second question, can you guess the traditional unique architecture that I will tell to you? No? Okay, many unique architecture there are in the Japan. But, I most interested to a place where many traditional house are there. The place is Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama.

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Gassho-zukuri. (Bernard, CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)

This site located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in central Japan. Actually, this site consist two traditional village, Shirakawa-gō (白川郷) in Gifu Prefecture, and Gokayama (五箇山) in Nanto, Toyama Prefecture. The village is one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These villages are well known for their houses constructed in the architectural style known as gasshō-zukuri (合掌造り).

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Shirakawa-go at winter night. (Jordy Meow, CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)

Gasshō-zukuri characterized by a thatched and steeply slanting roof. The design is exceptionally strong and, in combination with the unique properties of the thatching, allow the houses to withstand and shed the weight of the region’s heavy snowfalls in winter. The houses are large, with three to four floor encompassed between the low eaves. It’s intended to house large extended families and a highly efficient space for a variety of industries.

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Interior of Gassho-zukuri (Ippukucho, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported)

The most distinctive part of the Gassho-style house is the thatched roof. The construction of the thatched roof requires many people. The roof constructed by yui. Yui refers to the neighboring people who volunteer their time to help construct the roofs. With the existence of yui, the thatched roof can completed in one day.

That’s all about gasshō-zukuri in Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. For futher information, you can search on Google (I not described it fully). I hope you like and enjoy this post. Thank you for appreciate my blog, especially this post. See you on my next post! またね!

References:
Wikipedia. 2015. Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama. Accessed on January 26, 2016.
Taira, Kami. 2004. Gassho-Style Architecture. Accessed on January 26, 2016.

My Last Holiday

Hello people! I come back from holiday! Are you miss me? Or you miss my posts? Ok, ignore that. How are you in this semester. I hope you’re fine and have new spirit in this year. This is my first task in second semester. And I think the first task is always about holiday. Are you agree it? (Don’t be serious, its just a joke). Yup, this post will tell you about my last holiday.

Last holiday, I was only in my home. I spent 3 weeks of holiday in my home… And went to school in last week of holiday! But, I didn’t attend SP (Semester Pendek) or attended an extracurricular activity. I went to school because I must attend biology olympiad training. I spent my holiday to studying Biology subject every day. My holiday was boring? (By the way, you must attend SP when your score was bad.)

The training started at January 4th, 2016 until January 9th, 2016. We (Sadida, Ario, Abi, of course myself, and a few of senior class) arrived to school at 8 a.m. We told many subject on biology, such as microbiology, biology cell, anatomy and physiology of plant, and many more of olympiad subject. The mentor was Teh Adriana and Mr. Cece Sutia. We enjoyed the training, although the subject made us headache. The hardest subject on the training was biology molecular subject, and we focused on it (This subject describe about chemical reaction in living things). The training ended at 1 until 2 p.m.

On my holiday, I also spent my holiday time on Wikipedia. I created and edited articles on it. I was happy to help many people on this community. Wikipedia had many benefits to me. I could share many knowledge and knew new knowledge. Without Wikipedia, I didn’t know what is Whirlpool Galaxy, what is photosynthesis, or how Marshmallow-Stanford Experiment. And on my holiday, I got much knowledge. Why I used my holiday time, not in others time? Because, actually I was busy on others time (Ya, you know it). So, I must use this holiday.

Not only that, on my holiday, I spent my holiday for studied Japanese language. I studied it from books, animation film (アニメ on Japanese), and many more. My method was writing Japanese song lyrics. The method was effective to memorize ひらがな, かたかな, and かんじ (I promise). My senior class recommended this method to me (and other members of 日本語 クラブ). I wrote the 光るなら lyrics (If It Shines on English), one of my favorite songs.

Ok, that’s all for my holiday. I hope you enjoy when read this post. Thank you for your attention. And… I hope your holiday more interesting than me, and you interested to my holiday story. See you on my next post!

My School Life: 日本語 クラブ 三!

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Hello everybody! お元気ですか。I hope you’re fine. Before I tell you my school life, are you understand it? Or can you speak it? No? 「お元気ですか 」means “how are you?” You can speak it “Ogenki desuka?” Wait, why I tell you Japanese language? Ok, now I will tell you my school life, especially my extracurricular. There is日本語 クラブ 三! (Nihongo Kurabu 3 / NK 3)

What is 日本語 クラブ 三? NK 3 is a Japan club in SMAN 3 Bandung that established in 2000. In NK3, there are 2 main activities, i.e. 勉強 / べんきょう (benkyou, studying Japanese language) and 文化 / ぶんか (bunka, studying and practicing Japanese cultures). 団長 / だんちょう (we called chairman as “danchou”) of NK3 now is Ahmad Dhifan-sen (-sen, from senpai, means senior).

myhome2Benkyou held on every Saturday for 十六 (juuroku, 16th generation / 10th grade). All member must attend benkyou. In this semester, benkyou and bunka just held 2 times. Now, benkyou focusing on ひらがな (hiragana) and カタカナ (katakana). Both are kinds of Japanese letters. Japan has one other letter beside katakana and hiragana, i.e. kanji (example: 日, 本, and 死). The teacher of benkyou is alumnus or 先輩 / せんぱい (senior). I like benkyou. I mean, I like studying Japanese language.

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Bunka divided by 4 division, i.e. 習字 / しゅうじ (shuuji, Japanese calligraphy), 踊り/ おどり (odori, Japanese dance), マンガ (manga, Japanese comic), and ゲーム (geemu, Japanese game). All member must choice one (minimal) from all bunka. I took shuuji, because shuuji is unusual art. Why I say that shuuji is unusual art? Because, for make it need a long process to get a beautiful calligraphy. For all member shuuji gather every Friday. Aisye-sen taught us how to scraping ink on a paper. Sound easy, but… It’s so difficult! The line who I made wasn’t an ordinary line. Maybe, I made hundreds of line and only some line is perfect. Why it’s like that? Yup, shuuji has special technic to make them.

Ok, that’s a little story from me. I hope you interest to join with us (before it, I hope you understand what I tell us about, especially the Japanese word). Before it again, I hope you like this post. Thank you everybody! (ありがとうございます!) See you again! (また!)

My Favorite Place: Museum of the Asian-African Conference

Gedung Merdeka, beside of Museum of the Asian—African Converence.

Gedung Merdeka, beside of Museum of the Asian—African Converence.

Hello everybody! How are you? I hope you are fine. I come back here for my new task! I have a busy schedule, so I can’t post my non-task post. Well, in this post, I will tell you about a place, the interesting place to your vacation destiny. Do you know? Yes, Museum of the Asian—African Conference.

Bandung has many interesting places that you can visit it, includes Museum of the Asian—African Conference. Museum of the Asian—African Conference located at Asia—Africa Street No. 65, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The museum is a memorable of Asian—African Conference which held on April 18 until April 24, 1955 in Gedung Merdeka. The museum located beside of Gedung Merdeka, which is actually fused in one building.

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Part of museum

Museum of the Asian—African Conference has 7,500 m2 area, includes memorable, library, and conference room. The museum has many thing that related to Asian—African Conference, such as domestic and international newspaper, book, video, photo, etc. The museum also featured explanation of the conference, the initiator of conference, and many more.

Statue of initiators Asian—African Conference

Statue of initiators Asian—African Conference

Many unique thing in the museum. And the one is Dasasila Bandung placard. Dasasila Bandung written on a big placard. Not only written on Indonesian and English language, but also in other language of the participant country, such as Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, etc. In front of museum, featured a Soekarno statue on podium, with many flag of participant countries on the backround, like the conference room. Most tourist take a photo on it.

Museum of the Asian—African Conference visited by many tourist, both local tourist and foreign tourist. The museum open at Tuesday until Sunday, and closed at Monday and National holiday. It’s free for all visitors! And that the reason why I choose the museum for my favorite place.

Ok, that’s all I know from the Museum of the Asian—African Conference. Thank you for your attention to read this post. See you later on my next post! In other word, see you later on my next task! また!

The Dialogue: In the Laboratory

(In the laboratory, Ardin researching an experiment. Suddenly, Irvan enters the laboratory.)

Ardin   : “Oh, Hi Irvan!”
Irvan    : “Hi Ardin!”
Ardin   : “What do you need in the lab?”
Irvan    : “Oh, I’m looking for my journal book. Have you seen it?”
Ardin   : “No, I haven’t.”
Irvan    : “Ok… By the way, what are you doing here?”
Ardin   : “I have a research about Stanley Miller experiment.”
Irvan    : “Wow! That’s look amazing!”
Ardin   : “Thank you. But, I have a problem. Can you help me?”
Irvan    : “Sure. What’s the problem?”
Ardin   : “The result of my experiment is not accordance to the theory. What’s wrong?”
Irvan    : “Let me see… (a few minutes) Eureka! You forget to add methane. So, amino acids wasn’t formed at the result of your experiment.
Ardin   : “What clever you are! Thank Irvan…”
Irvan    : “You’re welcome. (looking the watch) Oh, it’s 3 p.m. I have a meeting for Science Fair event. Oh ya, I will included you to the Science Fair.
Ardin   : “Ok… See you later. Bye…”
Irvan    : “Bye…”