As someone who’s introvert and was rarely doing any public speaking, it is very challenging for me to talk in front of a lot of people, and this also apply with debate. But lately, I really want to prove myself that I can actually do public speaking. So then, when I know that there is this debate competition called ‘World Scholar’s Cup’, I feel like it could help me improve my self-confidence and public speaking skill. And that’s why I joined this competition.
Right now some of you might be thinking, what is World Scholar’s Cup? Well, as I said before, it is a team debate competition with 3 people in each teams. But that’s not the only activities they have in this event. There are also Collaborative Writing, Scholar’s Challenge, and Scholar’s Bowl. I will explain these activities throughout the story.
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Playground of Ujung Pandang has become one of the unforgettable memories in my mind. The event was full of nerve-wrecking experiences, happiness, frustration, and tears. All of Cikal students tried to show the best of themselves. And I believe that everyone succeed to do it. But actually, in my opinion the most important is how we really put our time and heart in the preparation for this event. And also how teachers, students, and every member of the Sekolah Cikal Surabaya create bonds of trust and understanding during the entire preparation months. So I will try to include all of those ethereal feelings in this notes.
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So yesterday, I just uploaded a new song (Enigma) that I wrote this past few weeks on my youtube channel. But before I explain the meaning of this song, I want to put the video below this paragraph so you can listen to it first.
I originally wrote this song because of the English project from my school. Long story short, the project is about writing and presenting a persuasive proposal about a case that concerned us. So for the project, we must make a product that will help us persuade people to fight against the case that we already chose.
I chose bullying for my case in this assignment. The reason is because, after I did a research, I found out that most students, children, or teens experienced bullying at least once in their lifetime. I also found out that 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time. So after finding out those facts, I really want to make the number of bullying decrease, and that’s also why I made this song.
Starting from the title, the meaning of enigma itself is an unexplainable situation. And in my opinion, it’s perfect for the term bullying because the victims usually can’t explain what they have been going through.
While in the song, I explain about how hard it is to go through bullying. From having a major trust issue, have a feeling that she / he is neglected, and that it is not easy to fight back the bully. So with the song, I hope people can be more aware that bullying is a social problem that we need to solve together.
After a month, I finally have a chance to update this blog. This months I’ve been so busy with my school assignments and works until it was kind of hard for me to write on this blog. Now, since it’s still the beginning of mid-term break, I have a lot of time to do whatever I want and I choose to update my blog with a book review of The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery.
I’ve been wanting to write a review about this book since several years ago. The Little Prince is one of the most famous classic book, and many people has mistaken it as a children book. For me, it make sense why people thought that way. The book itself is really thin, the word choices are relatively easy to understand, and there are so many illustrations in it. But actually, the writer; Antoine De Saint-Exupery, wrote in the foreword that The Little Prince is a book made for ‘adults who have been children before’.
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Hi! It has been almost 3 weeks since my last post were published on this blog, and I feel like I want to publish something now. So I just got the idea to make a blog post about the new song that I made and the story behind it.
Just for a short note, technically this wasn’t my actual first time making a song, but this was the first time I finished making a song completely, with the lyrics and full arrangement in a music sheet.
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This is the second post of my notes from our holiday in Bandung, and it’s about my awesome experience watching the angklung show in Saung Angklung Udjo. I hope you enjoy it!
If you’re not familiar with Saung Angklung Udjo yet, it is a place to learn angklung that was built by Udjo Ngalagena with a purpose to conserve West Java’s Sundanese traditional art and culture.
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Happy new year guys!! I hope you really enjoy this first week of 2019. For me, I really enjoy this week very much, and it is because several days ago, I went to Bandung with my family since I’ve been wanting to go there for a long time.
When I went there, I visited a lot of cool places and I will write a notes about it in several posts in this blog. For this first post, I will start the notes with 2 of my favorites destinations when I was in Bandung. Those two places are Selasar Sunaryo and NuArt Sculpture Park.
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Sudah seminggu aku libur sekolah. Untuk menghabiskan sebagian waktu liburan ini, aku dan mamski mengunjungi rumah kakung dan nenek di Wlingi, Blitar. Kebetulan sudah cukup lama juga kami tidak “mudik”. Terakhir waktu lebaran yang lalu. Dan selagi berada di kampung halaman, kami ingin pergi ke tempat-tempat wisata yang belum pernah kami kunjungi sebelumnya. Setelah mencari-cari melalui internet dan bertanya-tanya ke beberapa saudara, aku, mamski, dan dua sepupuku (Mbak Irma dan Mbak Risma) Hari Sabtu kemarin memutuskan untuk pergi ke Bukit Bonsai dan Kesambi Tree’s Park yang dulu dikenal dengan nama Penangkaran Rusa Maliran.
Oya, mungkin kalian bertanya-tanya kemana papski. Papski masih belum datang, hari ini masih mengisi pelatihan untuk guru-guru di Rembang. Rencananya papski akan menyusul sampai di Wlingi besuk.
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Few days ago in my school, there was an event called ‘MYP Subject Exhibition’ and this was the first time my school held this event for MYP students. MYP Subject Exhibition is basically an event where students can exhibit what they already learned in a semester.
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