Jumat, 20 Juli 2018

Future Major - A Dialogue

Hello everyone! This is the first task on the third semester of English, which is writing a dialogue with a friend. Our topic is about major subject on college. Thanks for reading!


Alfina: "Hi, Figlia!"
Figlia: "Hello, Alfina. What's up?"
Alfina: "I'm so happy! I can't believe we've done the national exam!"
Figlia: "Yeah, but, I'm anxious about SBMPTN."
Alfina: "Which major that you want to attend anyway?"
Figlia: "I don't know!! I haven't decided yet."
Alfina: "You like biology, right? What about FK?"
Figlia: "No,  it's too risky. People's life could depend on my choice, you know."
Alfina: "How about FITB? We could go to the same major together!"
Figlia: "But I don't like geography and earth science!"
Alfina: "Hmm, you like chemistry as well, right? FTI could be right for you."
Figlia: "Literally every geniuses in this school want to go there, I don't think I'll have a chance against them."
Alfina: "That's fair. What about Vetenary Medicine? You love cats, right?
Figlia: "Oh yeah, that's a great idea! I mean, I'm technically still gonna be a doctor, which I avoid, but I don't think it's as risky as curing human being.. beside, I will see cats possibly everyday! Thanks for the suggestion!
Alfina: "You're welcome."

Selasa, 10 April 2018

Dewa Athena X

Hello people! On March 22-24 and March 30-31, there was an annual school sport event on Bali Field, which was Dewa Athena X. Basically, the school held various sports tournaments for 10th and 11th graders. The sports tournaments were basketball, futsal, dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, relay race, baseball, and tug of war. Each classes must have a team for each sport and then they will battle other class' team. Then, in the end of Dewa Athena, the winners of each sports from 10th graders and 11th graders will battle against each other.

March 22nd
This was the opening day of Dewa Athena X, and from what I remember the event started at 07.30 I think? Please take this with a grain of salt. The event oficially opened with fire flaming on a pan (?), which was eventually put out because the pan started to fall from the table. The first sport that my class attend was baseball, and... we surprisingly won. After that there was basketball, and we won as well with a really tight score. We also won futsal in the male category! But the most surprising winning for the class was tug of war. When we were called to compete at that category we were really confused because in the rundown, tug of war was supposed to be held after futsal. Some of the members of the team were still playing futsal, so we panicked. We eventually went to "go to the flow" route and play the game anyway, without those who played futsal. We lost in the first round, and honestly we just kinda gave up at that point. In the second round, however, we won with a surprise, so it was a tie. And in the bonus round we won again! That was such a surprising turn of event. However, our class shared some loss as well since we lost on relay run and dodgeball.

Oh yeah, this day was also Bussiness Day. Each class must sell food and beverages on the event. Our class sold a soda float for 5000 Rupiah (I think, I have such a bad memory).

March 23-24th
These 2 days were exclusively for 11th graders, so we didn't have to attend. But, I got fever so I didn't really enjoy this quick holiday. Stupid virus/bacteria!

March 30th
The event was continued from March 22nd for both 10th grade and 11th grade. The first tournament for our class was badminton. We won the first tournament, but lost at the second tournament. In my opinion, our class' team did their best on this tournament. They were very highly skilled! I adore them to pieces. We also lost basketball, volleyball, tug of war, and futsal, unfortunately, but again, the team tried their best in each tournament. But we won baseball! This category was the last one for the day, so we went home with satisfaction. I didn't watch the tournament though since I went home early.

March 31st
This was the final day of Dewa Athena X and we couldn't be more excited, yet anxious. This was the determining day for our class' baseball team. Would we get the champion trophy? By the way, the champion trophies were only given for the teams that won the tournament against 11th grade, so there's that. I went home early again so I didn't watch the tense battle of baseball. But good news, we were the champion of 3'2020! But we lost against 11th grade (which such a tight score, seriously, 23-25? That was so... close). I feel like the team had put their best effort in the game, I mean, the champion of 10th graders in baseball!! That was a great achievement already.

Overall it was a fun event despite that I oftenly went home early so I missed some of the fun.. dang. Kudos to those who participated! They sure were really great at their respected category and I envy their skill. Thank you for reading!

Kamis, 15 Maret 2018

Edu Passion Vlog

Hello people! On  February 15th 2018, SMAN 3 Bandung held an event called Edu Passion. What is Edu Passion? To put it simply, it's an event where you can see and get to know various institution on Indonesia, such as ITB, ITS, UNPAD, UPI, and many more! It's an annual event, so if you missed this year's Edu Passion, you can wait for next year. It's really recommended for those who are still confused of which college they want to get into. This event was open for public, so if you aren't a resident of SMAN 3, don't worry because you can still enter this event, not to mention that you don't need to pay! Well, unless if you want to buy food in the food festival.

Personally, I think the event was wonderful! It was really interesting, although I missed one of my dream major's presentation, SITH ITB.... at least they'll be here again next year, right? Ah, anyway, while we were in Edu Passion, we have made a vlog to document what it was like in there. We also interviewed some interesting stands. Enjoy!

Selasa, 06 Maret 2018

Announcement Text Assignment

Text 1
Elements of the Announcement
Found/Not Found
The title (“Hello Georgetown”)
Information regarding the new Ludlow Suit Shop by J. Crew Store
For hiring opportunities, email Georgetown@jcrew.com

Text 2
Elements of the Announcement
Found/Not Found
The title (“Call For Proposals
The information regarding of the event (the need of H5N1 researcher from Indonesia)
Detailed information of call for proposal, include: application and assessment process, assessment criteria and deadline of proposal submission, is attached and available at WHO Indonesia Country Office Website.

Text 3
Elements of the Announcement
Found/Not Found
The title (“We are proud to announce we outgrew our old place”)
The information regarding of NeoSys Computer Store's new address along with NeoSys Service Center's opening in the old address
Contact us: 089922376549837
Text 4
Elements of the Announcement
Found/Not Found
Not found

 Information regarding new bussiness place in several big cities
 Not found

 Text A
Text B 
 Text C
 Text D
 Text E

Main Idea
Informing the people of Georgetown about the opening of a suit shop in a new venue
 -The announcement came from J. crew Store
-The opening will be on April 2013
-The shop will over more of men's and women's wedding and parties collection
 Informing Indonesian citizens about the search of H5N1 researchers
 -WHO wrote the announcement
-They need a research about H5N1 to understand the ecology and variability in transmission to human
-Areas of research include studies of disease ecology, transmission, and epidemiology along with clinical spectrum and management of disease
-The information about  application and assessment process, assessment criteria and the deadline for proposal submission are available on WHO's website
 Informing NeoSys customer about their newest store and their new adress
 -NeoSys Computer Store is moved to a new address in Jl. Melati Utara No. 14, Lumajang – 67316
-The old address will be used for NeoSys Service Center
 Informing about someone's new store branches
- It will be opened on several big cities on January 1st

Selasa, 20 Februari 2018

The Food of Hell from Indonesia - An Identification

Hello people! This post is a task to identify descriptive text.

  1. Analyze the text for its identification and general description in your blog!
Famous as one of the best tropical countries, Indonesia provides tons of uniqueness and excitement. Its nature, culture, and art always bring millions of tourist each year. However, this time we are going to talk about one thing, Indonesia’s cuisine, in particular Sambal.

Sambal or sambel is infamous among tourist as the food of hell for its undeniable ability to make the consumer produces tears and sweat when eating. Produced using chili as its main ingredient, sambal is indeed taste extremely spicy.

Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, bell pepper,  tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green and red, depending on which chili you use.

Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid it. However, some of them are challenged and try to eat it. Those who dare to try usually will get stomach ache or turn very red and sweaty in the face. Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.

2. Do you think all of the information in the text is true and correct? If not, find any incorrect information about the topic in the text!

No, not all information on the text are true. Here are the false information:
  • Sambal is made with bell pepper (first sentence, third paragraph). While on some occasions people do use bell pepper for sambal, it is uncommon since bell pepper is expensive.
  • The ingredients are grinded using a traditional tool made from wood (second sentence, third paragraph). The ingredients for sambal are traditionally grinded using cobek, which is made from solid rock. However, there are cobek made from wood, but again, it's uncommon.
  • Sambal is a main meal (fourth sentence, fourth paragraph). No one eats sambal only for their meal, it's like saying ketchup is great for lunch. Wikipedia stated that a main meal is the heaviest and complex dish on the menu, usually meat, fish, or rice. Sambal is more of a condiments than a main meal.
3. Develop the text by adding extra information. You can search in Google as source. Don’t forget to highlight the added information using any color that you like.

Indonesia's Hellish Food, Sambal

Famous as one of the best tropical countries, Indonesia provides tons of uniqueness and excitement. Its nature, culture, and art always bring millions of tourist each year. Since there are so many of unique things on Indonesia, we can't talk about all about them, in this one article, unfortunately. We are just gonna talk about one particular food that is iconic due to its spicy nature, Sambal.

Sambal or sambel is infamous among tourist as the food of hell for its undeniable ability to make the consumer produces tears and sweat when eating. Produced using chili as its main ingredient, sambal is indeed taste extremely spicy because it contains a component called capcaisin.

Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, tomato, sugar, and salt. There are some additional ingredients for sambal that people use such as bell pepper, terasi, and many more. The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from solid rock. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green or red, depending on which chili you use.
The spiciness of a sambal depends on the kinds of chili you used and the amount of each ingredient. There are chili that has more capcaisin than others, such as hiyung chili, so if it's used for sambal, it's gonna be very spicy. But if you want to make it less spicy, you can use more tomatoes on your sambal so that it's gonna be sweeter.

Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, some tourists avoid it. However, many of them are challenged and try to eat it. There are various reactions from those that try this food, some are surprised that it isn't as spicy as it seems, but others can have a stomachache because it's too hot for their tongue to handle. On the other hand, locals eat sambal on a daily basis for condiments.

Jumat, 09 Februari 2018

Lorde, Young but Talented Pop Singer

Hello people! As many people do, I have a lot of idols, such as Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, and many more. And now, I would like to tell you about my favorite female artist, Lorde.


Lorde, or Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor was born on November 7, 1996 in Takapuna, New Zealand. She was the daughter of poet Sonja Yelich and civil engineer Vic O'Connor. She was raised in Auckland when she was a child alongside with her sisters, Jerry and India, and her brother named Angelo.

When she was 5 years old, Lorde joined a drama club because of her friends and eventually, she discovered the love for acting and singing. She also quickly developed public speaking skill, which is amazing for someone that age, honestly. Her mother then encouraged her to read books, and she did. At age 14, she was able to proofread her master's thesis. What is proofreading, you ask? Well, it's basically detecting and correcting errors on a publication. It might sounds easy, but proofreading a thesis need a lot of patience because, well, thesis is a really long publication. That's why many people hire a professional proofreader to proofread their thesis, so considering that Lorde was only 14 and already trusted to do this task is fascinating.

Smol Lorde

Ah, anyway, back on track. Lorde attended Belmont Intermediate School, where she and her friends participated in a school's band contest back in 2009 and won. Apparently, her friend's father was so impressed with Lorde that he sent out recordings of Lorde's cover of Duffy's Warwick Avenue to various talent scouts. One talent scout named Scout Maclachlan saw it and signed her on Universal NZ when she was only 13. She accepted it but unfortunately, she wasn't successful. So, Maclachlan thought, "Hmm, maybe she need a production assistant or something..." Later, he hired Joel Little to pair up with Lorde as writers and they really "clicked" with each other. Within a week, they wrote three songs, including the huge hit Royals.

The Love Club EP's cover

Lorde's debut EP (for those who don't know, EP is basically musical recording that contains more songs than singles, but not enough to be called an album) called The Love Club was released on November 2012 in Soundcloud for free. Eventually it got over 60,000 downloads and the recording company decided to "stop" putting it only for free online and release it officially. A CEO named Jason Flom knew about this EP and decided to ask Lorde to sign for his label. She agreed, and well, this is the beginning of a success.

And we'll never be royals...

In March 2013, The Love Club was released officially on digital, and on CD in May 2013. It contained 5 songs including Royals, which was later released on June 3, 2013. It was a massive hit! I remember hearing it all over the radio. At the time when I was writing this, the video got 687 million views on Youtube, which is impressive for a debut single. It got a lot of praise from mainstream audiences, as the song climbed to the top spot on Billboards Top 100. It also got on Top 40 on many countries such as Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, obviously. She became the first New Zealand solo act to reach #1 on Billboards and the youngest one as well since 1987. As of December 2017, this song has sold 10 million copies worldwide and certified Diamond. Many critics praised Royals for its minimalistic production and lyrics. She became really famous after this point, as she performed in many television shows such as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and New Zealand Music Awards 2013. Because of this success, Lorde released Pure Heroine, a full studio album on September 27, 2013 and release 3 new singles: Tennis Court, Team, and Glory and Gore. She was later featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with her cover of Everybody Wants to Rule the World. She was also featured again on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Soundtrack on a song that she wrote this time, Yellow Flicker Beat, in 2014.

I'll be the beauty queen in tears

She was nominated on 4 categories on 2014's Grammy Awards, which are Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for Royals and Best Pop Vocal Album on Pure Heroine. She won two of them, which were Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. She became the third youngest winner on Grammy history (keep in mind that she was only 17 at this time), the youngest winner from New Zealand, and the youngest person to be nominated in Record of the Year. After all these success, her popularity began to decreased in mainstream's eyes because there were no new music from her... yet.

Did Lorde quit music forever? :'(

Okay, about the second album. Lorde revealed back in December 2013 that she was writing a new album that sounds really different from Pure Heroine. Naturally, fans got excited. But, there's not really anymore news about the new album. Lorde became really quite, fans' patience was challenged and comments about the new album's hype was scattered around YouTube. Some stayed positive that it'll be released eventually, but another gave up because it seems like the album was cancelled forever. I was also one of the fans who waited for Lorde's comeback, the pessimist one. I thought the second album talk was to cheer up fans so that they stayed for her.


Suddenly, out of the blue, Lorde released her new single Green Light! Well, not really out of the blue, since her recording company teased it back in February. It was also teased on a New Zealand ad, revealing a date which was "3.2.17" . On March 2, 2017,  Lorde officially released her comeback single Green Light, and the reception was... mixed. Some fans absolutely loved it and another didn't because it was really different from the old Lorde.. in a bad way. I was the one who didn't like it very much and was disappointed with this single, honestly. But that's not important! She also revealed that her new album was called Melodrama and would be released on June 16. And fans got hyped! Finally it was confirmed.


Before Melodrama was released, she released 3 songs again, which were Liability, Sober, and Perfect Places. After that, the day finally came. June 16! Melodrama was officially released, and the reception were actually great! I, myself, loved it as well, I loved nearly all the songs on the album except for, ironically Green Light and Perfect Places, the lead singles of Melodrama. It debuted at number 1 on New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and USA. It received 91 on Metacritic, 8.8 on Pitchfork, and NME placed it as 2017 Album of the Year. It also received 1 Grammy nomination (kinda disappointing considering how good the album was) which was Album of the Year. She was the only female who were nominated on this category, competing with Kendrick Lamar's DAMN., Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love!, Jay Z's 4:44, and Bruno Mars' 24K Magic. Bruno Mars won of course since he was the most popular out of these nominations (kinda sad) but I'm still happy with the fact that Melodrama was nominated.

Cute Lorde!

So.. that was Lorde's journey. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I hope you can see why I love Lorde so much. She really is a hardworker and an inspiration! Even though she failed in the beginning, she didn't give up and eventually, she became a praised pop artist. And the fact that she's still 22 blew my mind, her discography were really great! I really hope that Lorde will continue to evolve as an artist in the future since she has a lot of potential. Even David Bowie said that she is the future of music. I'm really sorry for some mistakes on this article, see you later!
1. Who is Lorde's real name?
Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor
2. What was the title for her first EP?
The Love Club
3. What was the title of her debut single?
4. When did she start to write her new second album?
December 2013
5. Was Melodrama nominated in Grammy Awards? On what category?
Yes, it was for Album of the Year