Minggu, 08 Januari 2017

a not so fun holiday

so i have two weeks of holiday....
most of the time i spend it at home watching korean television show or..... nothing at all. you have to watch radio star with bigbang as the guest because it's really funny, and i'm not lying. oh and i watched a korean movie called the throne, it's a historical movie but the storyline is really good, and on top of it the main actor is my favorite one. and it's a really a tear-jerking movie, like i can't stop crying.

but last saturday i went to tangerang because my mom said that my aunt was sick and we have to see her.

we arrived around half past nine in the morning, and the weather was really warm there its kind of different from bandung. the last time i went to my aunt's house was two years ago, when i was still in junior high school. well i guess something has changed in the last two years, like.... the house paint was white before, and now its green.

and in my opinion it was hideous. um i'm really sorry auntie but green doesn't suit the house at all.

oh, by the time we arrived, my uncle was already waiting in the living room. so after a long greeting we went to see aunt. we talked about a lot of things, catching up with each other. and there was my nephew... he's so tiny and cute.
after that all of us went to a seafood restaurant near a beach, but i forgot what the name was. i didn't eat much because i'm still full at that time.

we went back to the house because my grandma was getting bored and want to go home, and by home it means bandung. so after saying goodbye we left.
we left but not exactly going home. actually we're going to pim because of my mom request, well for me that's okay anyway....

there was a dc superhero-themed shop, and it was really cool like there's so much awesomeness inside. out of all the things there the one that catch my eyes is a life-sized statue of wonder woman, but the batmobile is cool though. and then we went to bakmi gm to eat.....again
the funny thing was that we ordered the wrong food. but its a waste if we don't eat it. and because i'm a kind-hearted person, i volunteered to eat the food ( actually it was because im still hungry )

after that we went shopping, truth to be told it was the best part of the day, like everybody love shopping riiiight?

and then we went home.

Minggu, 30 Oktober 2016

Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) was born in 570 CE (Common Era) in the city of Mecca in the Arabian Peninsula, part of modern day Saudi Arabia. As his father had died shortly after marriage, his grandfather ‘Abd al-Muttalib became his guardian. ‘Abd al-Muttalib was the respected head of the clan of Hashim and the tribe of Quraysh, to which his clan belonged. With the Quraysh being the biggest and most influential tribe in Mecca, ‘Abd al-Muttalib was seen as the master of all of Mecca. The Quraysh had a special status in Mecca because they used to be in charge of the sacred Ka’ba.
This means that the Ka’ba was built around 1900 BCE, which is when Ibrahim is thought to have lived. The Ka’ba maintained its venerable status as the destination of pilgrimage in the eyes of the pilgrims and the Arab population of the Arabian Peninsula down the centuries. ‘Abd al-Muttalib was personally in charge of the Ka’ba.
The Prophet was only about five to six years old when he lost his mother. Orphan Muhammad then lost his grandfather and custodian ‘Abd al-Muttalib at the age of eight. Now one of ‘Abd al-Muttalib’s sons, Abu Talib, became the guardian of his orphan nephew. Though respected by the clan of Hashim and the people of Mecca in general, Abu Talib did not possess the high status and influence of his father. Had he been more fortunate financially, he might have aspired to acquire that special leadership status.
When Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) was twenty five years old, he was hired by a woman called Khadija to take her merchandize to Syria. Khadija, a widow fifteen years Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)’s senior, later proposed marriage to him, which he agreed to. They lived together for almost a quarter of a century, until the death of Khadija about 8-9 years after the revelation of the Qur’an.
It is interesting to note that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) did not get married to any other woman during Khadija’s life, despite the fact that polygamy was common practice in that society. Living out his youth with only one woman in that highly polygamous environment contradicts Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)’s lecherous image in the Western mind.
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)was deeply interested in matters beyond this mundane life. He used to frequent a cave that became known as “Hira‘” on the Mountain of “Nur” (light) for contemplation. The cave itself, which survived the times, gives a very vivid image of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)’s spiritual inclinations. Resting on the top of one of the mountains north of Mecca, the cave is completely isolated from the rest of the world. In fact, it is not easy to find at all even if one knew it existed. After visiting the cave, I found myself concluding that Muhammad must have been divinely guided to that hideaway, even if he had chosen it consciously. Once inside the cave, it is a total isolation. Nothing can be seen other than the clear, beautiful sky above and the many surrounding mountains. Very little of this world can be seen or heard from inside the cave. The inhabitant of that cave was obviously interested in things beyond this world and its material riches.
It was in that cave in 610 CE, i.e. at the age of forty, that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) received from Allah the first verses of the Qur’an. Then and there, history changed.
The Qur’an continued to be revealed in fragments to Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) over the following twenty two years. The last words of the Book were revealed to the Prophet shortly before his death in 632 CE. We will read more about the Qur’an in section 2.2.
In the first two to three years after the revelation, the Prophet preached Islam secretly to individuals whom he trusted. When he started calling people to Islam publicly, the new religion gradually attracted more people but, not surprisingly, also increasing hostility from the idol worshipping population of Mecca. The Prophet was subjected to harassment and abuse. However, armed with patience, resilience, and determination, and protected by his uncle Abu Talib and the clan of Hashim, the Prophet was able to carry on preaching the new faith to people.
Converts to Islam, some of whom were slaves, had to suffer all kinds of persecution, including brutal torture and murder, at the hands of the enemies of the new religion in Mecca. In 614 CE, the Prophet had to instruct a group of Muslims to escape the persecution to Abyssinia and seek the protection of its just Christian king. The Quraysh then sent a delegation to the king, carrying precious gifts, to secure the extradition of the Muslim refugees. The king, however, rejected the bribe and let the Muslims stay in Abyssinia.
One year later, the Quraysh imposed economic and social sanctions on the Prophet, his followers, and his clan. As a result, the Muslims withdrew to a mountain in Mecca. The sanctions lasted about three years before collapsing in 618/619 CE without achieving their goals.
Soon afterward, the Prophet lost his wife Khadija. Matters got worse quickly with the death of his uncle and protector. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) started to suffer more from the disbelievers’ relentless attempts to uproot Islam and destroy its followers. During the pilgrimage season in 622 CE, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) met in Mecca with a number of chiefs from the city of Yathrib, where he had previously sent some Muslims to settle in. Having converted to Islam, the chiefs made a secret pledge to protect the Prophet should the Quraysh try to kill him.
However, the Quraysh learned about the agreement, so the people from Yathrib had to return quickly to their city. Sensing that the danger to Muslims has increased, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) instructed them to immigrate individually or in small groups to Yathrib. The Qurayshites tried to prevent Muslims from fleeing Mecca to Yathrib, but the converts continued to sneak out gradually.
The continuing immigration of Muslims to Yathrib where they had allies was already very bad news for the Qurayshites. This could yet get much worse if Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) also would move to that city. They decided that they had no other option but to kill him.
The various clans of the tribe of Quraysh agreed to act as one and assassinate the Prophet while asleep. The idea behind acting collectively was that no one party could be blamed for the killing and become embroiled in a war of vengeance with the clan of Hashim.
The assassination plan, however, was sabotaged by divine intervention. The night the murder was planned to take place, Allah informed His Prophet of the danger and ordered him to secretly leave Mecca and head to the city of Yathrib. The latter became known as “al-Madina al-Munawwara” (the illuminated city), or “al-Madina” for brief, after the arrival of the Prophet.
This famous event, known as the “Hijra ” (immigration), occurred in 622 CE, about twelve years after the revelation of the first verses of the Qur’an. This flight was destined to have far-reaching consequences in establishing the Islamic community, strengthening the position of Islam, and spreading its message.

The Prophet lived in al-Madina for about ten years. By the time of his departure from this world in 632 CE, Islam had become well established as the religion of the Arabian Peninsula and had made inroads in neighboring regions; Muslims had become a major force to be reckoned with in the area and later Islam and Muslims spread throughout the world.
Source: the second edition of Jihad in the Qur’an: The Truth from the Source by Louay Fatoohi.

Minggu, 09 Oktober 2016

Story Telling

So today english lesson is story telling, and we made a group consisted by four or five person. I was in a group with Asyilla, Qori, Bayu, and Alif, and we have to tell each other a story.
The story I told is The Sleeping Beauty. Actually I think almost all my groupmate knew this story from their childhood.
Asyilla's story is about Jarvis, a security who patrol at night in Florence Nightingale's Hospital Museum who saw a ghost.
Qori's story is the all-time classic, little red riding hood who met the big bad wolf in the way to her grandma's cottage.
Bayu's story is about a greedy dog who thought that his reflection was another dog.
Alif story is about Ramayana, the mighty Rahwana who kidnapped Shinta, and Rama the faithful man that saved her.

After we heard all of the stories we have to decide what is the moral value of each story, and here's what I thought:
The moral value of the story Little Red Riding Hood is that we must obey our parents and that we must never talk to strangers, because even a very friendly stranger is capable of having bad intentions.

Minggu, 02 Oktober 2016

Making Announcement

Hello everyone!

Today, I have an assigment to make an announcement from my teacher,
and here is my announcement.

Good Morning!
I would like to announce about our school next school trip to Raja Ampat.

The school trip will be held at April 10th until April 14th 2017. 
The registration for this activity will be open next week in front of the school hall.
For further information, please contact your homeroom teacher.
And don't forget that every students have to participate in this activity.

Thank you.

Here's the link of the video: https://youtu.be/yvDWXMiDaSE
So that's my announcement, and I'm sorry if there's any mistake.
Thank you!

Nanda's Unforgettable Moment

So this story take place in Nanda's junior highsschool, about 2 years ago.
It all started when she took scout as her extracurricular, that time her school held a camp for every extracurricular in the same day, but since she thought that scout was not really her thing and her friend took PMR (red cross) as her extrcurricular.

That day she didn't follow any scout activity, and she followed the red cross instead, because she thought that it was more fun. Then she saw a senior one year older than her, and in that moment she fell for him. After that camp she got more attracted to him than before, but then a shocking revelation came..... She heard that the senior that she likes , interested in her bestfriend, her chairmate.

After that she got sad, but she tried to hide it because well, it was her bestfriend so it was okay ( when actually she wanted to cry so bad :(  ) Not long after that the senior send a message to her, and she was very happy, but the thing is the senior intention was to ask about her bestfriend favorite things (poor nanda).

From that conversation she got closer with the senior, and then her other friend told the senior that she likes him, shockingly the senior said that he likes her too. So they chatted more but not because her friend.

And then after chatted for a long time the senior said that he was fooling around with her.

So that's the end of nanda's story
See you!


Minggu, 25 September 2016

The Tallest of The Megatall

Hiya! So in this post I'm going to tell you guys about one of the place I want to visit the most, The Burj Khalifa.

 Basically it all started when I watched an episode of a Korean television show called Running Man, and all of you should totally watch it's really fun. In that episode the crew filmed in Dubai, and the first place they visited was the tallest building in the world The Burj Khalifa. My reaction seeing that was like 'wow it's so cool, how can a building be that tall, it's kind of scary at the same time'.

About Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed 5 years later in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centrepiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The decision to build the building is reportedly based on the government's decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. The building was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. The building broke numerous height records, including its designation as the tallest tower in the world.

Other than that The Burj Khalifa has the longest single running elevator, which is 140 floors. The elevators go 10 meters per second and are among the fastest in the world. It took us approximately only one minute to reach the observation deck on the 124th floor.
The Burj Khalifa is designed to resemble the Hymenocallis flower; the central core emerges at the top and culminates in a sculpted spire. The weight of the concrete is equivalent to 100,000 elephants. The total weight of aluminum used on Burj Khalifa is equivalent to that of five A380 aircraft.

One of the reason why I want to visit this place is that I always get fascinated seeing skyscrapers and construction, and Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world right now, maybe in the future there will be a building taller than that, piercing the sky. And I hope I can build something like that too hehe.


1. Where is the Burj Khalifa located?
     a. Dubai        d. America
     b. Egypt        e. Japan
     c. Turkey

2. How fast is the elevator in Burj Khalifa?
    a. 100 m/s      d. 10 m/s
    b. 20 m/s        e. 5 m/s
    c. 200 m/s

3. What is Burj Khalifa known as before its inauguration?
    a. Tower of Dubai      d. Skyscraper
    b. Burj Dubai             e. Tall Building
    c. Khalifa Tower

4. According to the text, we know that Burj Khalifa is.......
    a. The biggest building in the world
    b. The tallest structure in the world
    c. Designed to resemble the iris flower
    d. Located in America
    e. The smallest building in the world

5. Which one of this following statements is not true?
    a. The weight of the concrete is equivalent to 1.000.000 elephant
    b.The construction of Burj Khalifa began in 2004
    c.The Burj Khalifa is designed to resembe the Hymenocallis flower
    d. The Burj Khalifa was named after the ruler of Abu Dhabi
    e. The Burj Khalifa has the longest single running elevator

Senin, 19 September 2016

World Tournament and Techno Festival

Greetings everyone!
In this post I'm going to tell you  about my time exploring the galaxy, from the closest to the sun Jupiter to the furthest which is Pluto, in World Tournament and Techno Festival!

World Tournament and Techno Festival is an event that held by the student organization of SMA Negeri 3 Bandung, the tournament take place all around the school. In this tournament we the 10 grader have to compete with the 11 grader in a game in order to win a puzzle pieces.
First all of us gathered in Lapangan Bali to listen the instruction and rules of the tournament, and each class was given a mentor to guide them, oh and in this tournament we must use english all the time . So in order to differentiate ourselves from other classes, my class X - Science 7 wore a shirt with a stripe pattern, the girls also had cat mustache drawn on their face, and we looked pawsome, I'm so punny right?

So after that we moved to the school hall, there we were given many clues to solve. The clues lead us to place where we can play a game to win the puzzle pieces. There are ten places and each place symbolized a planet. To be honest I don't really remember the correct order of all the game we played, so I only wrote the most memorable for me. First we go back to Lapangan Bali, there we played a game where we have to stole the opponent scarf, and I played on this game it was fun, fortunately our class won the game hehehe. Oh and there was an alien too! The alien had a puzzle pieces and if we can hit them with a water balloon we can have the puzzle.

There was a game for two people where they have to eat samyang which is a very spicy noodle as fast as possible. Luckily, my classmate volunteer to play the game happily because they are hungry at that time, and guess what? they won!
And then there was a game where we have to make a robot from scrap cardboard and yes we won again. Honestly, our class won almost all of the game and I don't know why.

At the end of the game all of the 10 grader and 11 grader gathered into two team. Each team has to combine their puzzle pieces and arrange them into the right picture, and since we the 10 grader were faster, we won.

So the WTTF ended just like that. It was a tiring day, but all of us have much fun!
We learned many things such as how important is teamwork that day.

And here's a picture of the class