Selasa, 14 Maret 2017

Learning From Nature

Name : Talitha Ratna Afiyah
Class / Absent : X MIPA 10 / 30

LEARNING FROM NATURE

Nature (noun | na·ture | ˈnāCHər). There are some definition about nature :
1.       The inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing.
2.       A creative controlling force in the universe.
3.       A kind or class usually distinguished by fundamental or essential characteristics.
4.       The physical constitution or drives of an organism.
5.       A spontaneous attitude.
6.       The external world in its entirety.
7.       A simplified mode of life resembling this condition (humankind’s original or natural condition).
8.       The genetically controlled qualities of an organism.
9.       Natural scenery.
Source : https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nature
There are so many definition about nature right? Those are how much nature means for us.
What is nature? What does nature mean to me? How much nature means to me? Nature means so much for me, for us, also for every living things in this universe. In my opinion, nature is my teacher, home, inspiration, mirror, and friend. As a teacher, nature teach us about life. As a home, nature is our place to go back, the place where make us feel comfortable, our palace. As an inspiration, nature inspires us. Nature can As a mirror. Whatever we did to nature, nature will give it back to us. As a friend, nature is a friend that accompany us wherever and whenever we go.

Just like I said before, nature means so much, not only for human but also for all the living things in this universe. Nature is the one who gives us the most important things in our live, oxygen and water. Oxygen (O2) comes from the fusion reaction from our one and only star, sun. At first, after the sun was formed, there was only Hydrogen atom there. Then, the nuclear fusion was occurred and the Helium atom was formed. The nuclear fusion was happen repeatedly and the oxygen and other atoms we know on chemistry were formed. And then, the fusion reaction cause some explosion and then the atoms spread to the earth. It is true that we are born from the stardust. All of the existence in earth or even on the universe came from its stars on each system. The life in earth exist thanks to our star, sun. Our sun is supporting all of the life in this solar system. Can you imagine the life without oxygen? Thanks to nature that we can life comfortably now.
Enough talking about the complicated thingy, we can also see how much nature means to us on things we almost see everyday. Such as pollination of crops. Pollination of crops sometimes did by insects, wind, or even human. It is amazing right when nature is designed the pollination of a plant did by wind. Or even by insects, the insects get food and the plants also get to pollinate.
And the last one is what I think that this is the most amazing thing nature did to us, break down wastes. The living things are already live in this beautiful earth for billions years. Can not you imagine how many wastes there? How tall the piles of billions years wastes we see? When human was not formed yet, how the dinosaurs and the low class creatures throw the wastes? Thanks to our precious and amazing nature, it break down wastes for us.
We must thanks to our nature, things we must do to thanks to our nature :
1.       Do not litter
2.       Grow local plants
3.       Use public transportation
4.       Save water
5.       Save electricity
And we must not do :
1.       Waste water
2.       Litter
3.       Waste electricity
4.       Exploit nature too much
And of course, learning from nature have some benefits :
1.       Sharpen our sense
2.       Stimulates our imagination
3.       Releases worry and stress
4.       Sources of inspiration

That is all of my explanation of learning from nature, I hope we can preserve and show gratitude to nature more so our children and grandchildren in the next generations still can enjoy nature and there will no disasters happen again in this world. The conclusion is, we must save nature for a better future!

Selasa, 31 Januari 2017

The Person I Feel Very Thankful Recently

Not just recently, i always feel thankful for my mother. She is the best person in the world. She is the one who bear me into this world. She is also the one who raised me till i become the person i am now, along with my father. She was giving up her career when i was born for the sake of raising me herself. I was born premature and was hospitalized for 1 month after i born and she came to the hospital each day only to gave her breast milk to me.

When i was 6 or 7, my father worked in another city and i am an only child so my mother is the only one there for me.

Selasa, 17 Januari 2017

My Holiday

My last holiday was really an unproductive one. I almost do nothing during this holiday, unless the angklung practice and stargazing camping. Even though, I enjoyed my holiday a lot because finally, I got some days to rest from school routine (and we hardly get any day off on SMAN 3). My holiday started with stargazing camping. That was one of the reasons why I did not go to term report day, I was busy packing things for the camping and the other is I was too lazy to get up early on holiday.

I went to school around 2 pm. When I got there, there was only one of my friend sitting near my other friends' ridiculously big backpack. I wonder what thing they brought even though we only camping for one night. Not long after that, they came back and brought many snacks. At around 4 pm we finally went to the camping location.



We enjoyed our time there. We got to see some beautiful star constellations. We saw Orion, Sirius, Gemini, Betelgeuse and much more. We also roasted corns, even some of it were burnt. In the morning, I and my friend walked around, intended to find a river nearby. But on the way back to the tent, we met our seniors and they suggested to search for the river again and we walk further and further away until we reached a garden. Not wasting this moment, we took some photos. We also asked for help to the gardener passing by. We went back to school around 9 am.


I also spent my time with my best friends. We went to Trans Studio Mall on December 27. I went there with Afina, Angie, Giafani, and Fida. We went to Starbucks, Sour Sally, Auntie Anne's Pretzel, and did some window shopping. Even though it was a holiday, we also bought textbooks.


In the next day, we visited Fida's house in Baros, Cimahi. Before that, we went to Starbucks to get some discount. After that, we went to a cafe where my parents are, then went to Fida's house. We watched some movies like Finding Dory and How to Train Your Dragon and then went home because Fida had to meet her friends. Before we went to our home, we ate "Mie Ayam".



Originally, we planned to hang out once again but it was canceled because only two of us that were interested. On January 1, I went to Jakarta to visit my aunt with my father, mother, and grandmother. After that, we went to BSD to visit my cousins. Unfortunately, they were not home. It was our fault though for not calling them beforehand. We thought it was such a waste to come to Jakarta in the early morning and then back to Bandung again in the noon so we decided to go Puncak. Unfortunately, it was so jammed and we trapped in the traffic jam until night and we got home at 00.10 am.

On January 5, I had angklung practice at school. It had been a long time since I last played angklung so I felt so stiff. We had the practice every day until January 7. The next day, I prepared things I need and my mental to go to school on Monday.


Selasa, 25 Oktober 2016

Story of The Bat

The birds challenged the four-footed animals to a great ball play. It was agreed that all creatures which had teeth should be on one side and all those which had feathers should go on the other side with the birds.

The day was fixed and all the arrangements were made; the ground was prepared, the poles erected, and the balls conjured by the medicine men.


When the animals came, all that had teeth went on one side and the birds on the other. At last, the Bat came. He went with the animals having teeth, but they said:


"No, you have wings, you must go with the birds."


He went to the birds and they said: "No, you have teeth, you must go with the animals." So they drove him away, saying "You are so little you could do no good."


He went to the animals and begged that they would permit him to play with them. They finally said, "You are too small to help us, but as you have teeth we will let you remain on our side."


The play began and it soon appeared that the birds were winning, as they could catch the ball in the air, where the four-footed animals could not reach it. The Crane was the best player. The animals were in despair, as none of them could fly. The little Bat now flew into the air and caught the ball as the Crane was flapping slowly along. Again and again, the Bat caught the ball, and he won the game for the four-footed animals.


They agreed that though he was so small he should always be classed with the animals having teeth.


Source: http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/se/mtsi/mtsi018.htm





Questions:
1.     Which side challenged the other to a game?
A.   Medicine Men
B.    Animals
C.    Birds
D.   Bats

2.     What creatures that come later?  
A.   Bat
B.    Bear
C.    Eagle
D.   Crane

3.     Which side lets the bat play with them?
A.   Medicine Men
B.    Animals
C.    Birds
D.   Bats

4.     Who is the best player in birds side?
A.   Bat
B.    Eagle
C.    Crane
D.   Penguin

5.     Which side won the game?
A.   Animals
B.    Neither
C.    Birds
D.   Bats

6.     What creature contributes the most in animals side win?
A.   Bat
B.    Bear
C.    Eagle
D.   Human
7.      
Why the bat considered as animals
A.   Because it has teeth
B.    Because it has hand
C.    Because it can fly
D.   Because it can not fly

Selasa, 27 September 2016

Unforgettable Moment

7th Batch of President Junior High School Graduation

Now, i will tell you about one of my unforgettable moment. The first thing that comes to my mind when it is about unforgettable moment is when i graduated from junior high school. The graduation day was on 17th of June. The graduation in my Junior highschool is a very formal ceremony. We always practice for the graduation for about at least a month.

The practice was really tiring. We had to learn how to walk when coming in to the ceremonial court, how to sit formally, how to go to the front and accept the medallion, sing the indonesia national anthem, school mars and hymne, etc. We practice really hard because we want to present a great and memorable ceremony. And our teachers also said that this is our last ceremony on this school so please make it a memorable, not only for students and teachers but also the parents who come to the ceremony.

Not only for the ceremony, we also must to practice for what we want perform. The performance can be singing or play and we decided to sing. We must sing 2 songs, one is an ordinary song that the meaning can relate to graduation, and the second one is a song that we must made it ourselves, but we can use the melody from other songs.

After about a month of tiring practice, we are ready to do the graduation ceremony. The ceremony took place in university that is still in one foundation as my junior high school. We, the 9th graders use the blue uniform with blazer and beret. It is our pride uniform. After the ceremony and performances ended, we took formal photos together and then took a selfie with juniors and some alumnus. Then, we took the dinner because it was on fasting month an i went home. When i got home, i just noticed that maybe it was the last time i met my junior high school friends. But i do not hope so. I really hope that we can met again and still communicate even for next decades.

So, that was one of my unforgettable moment, what about you?

My Dream Place to Visit

In this chance, i want to tell you all about my dream place to visit. I have so many place that i want to visit, but what i wanted the most is to visit Japan.

I have so many place that i want to visit at Japan, such as Tokyo Tower, shrines, Animation Studio, Akihabara, Harajuku and many more. The reason i want to visit Japan is because i love its culture. Japanese has so many interesting culture that i want to learn. Such as ikebana or flower arranging, japanese tea ceremony, origami or as you know paper folding etc. I also love Japanese music and animation. I love japanese music because the beat is so catchy.

I also love Japanese animatin or mostly called as anime because of its amazing animation, illustration, voice acting, and special effect. I really want to work at Animation Studio later.

My favorite animation studio is Kyoto Animation. Just like its name, this studio is located at Kyoto. This animation studio is famous with its amazing animation and the animator is mostly woman. Kyoto Animation as also have its own drawing style, especially on the eyes.


I think the explanation is enough. I hope i can go there soon ^^

Megantara

Several days ago, at 10th of september our school held an annual festival called Megantara. Actually, the name of the festival changes each year. Last year it was Gamarvani. megantara is a culture festival, and we, the students of SMAN 3 Bandung organize it. Megantara is open for public.

Megantara is held to build awareness, not only for students but also all Indonesian, to conserve culture in Indonesia and introduce indonesian culture to people, especially in bandung. We deliver this message through interesting performances from many different culture in Indonesia. We also have some traditional food stands to get rid of your hunger.

On 10th September, megantara begins with the parade, the participants are kindergarten students and 1st grader of SMAN 3 Bandung. We gathered in Bali street at 7.30 am and started to walk around at 8 am. This parade purpose is to publish about Megantara to the people around. We finished around 9.30 am. After the parade ended, i went home with Fadhilah and Angie then took a lunch with my mom.

I went back to school at  15.30 after changed my clothes. The queue was so long. After about 20 minutes, i can went in to the Bali  Field. Honestly, i was quite late and missed some performances :(.

When i went to the stage, it was fashion show. The winner of the fashion show is announced by the Mayor of Bandung City, Ridwan Kamil. The winner wore a Papua costume.
After a break, it was T'ST turn to perform. They present a very great theater about culture. It was one of the best performance for me. Then, it was OSD from ITB on the stage. After that, it was their turn, The Changcuters to perform on Megantara stage. They performed about 10 song and it was sooo cool! The atmosphere they brought was so great i do not know how to express what i feel back then. I hope i can see their performance again :).



photo by : fida izzaturrohim
After The Changcuters performance ended, there was a traditional dance performance. It was also great. Then, it's the second guest star performance, RAN. Honestly, i prefer The Changcuters performance but RAN is also cool. I did not watch the RAN performance till the end because it was already too late. I was tired standing in front of stage for hours but it was a very unforgettable and great day for me.