Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dewa Athena

Hi everyone! It's been a long time since the last time I wrote here. I hope you enjoy reading my new story!
Dewa Athena

     Dewa Athena was held on Saturday, 24th of March 2017, Dewa Athena is an sports meet event for the students of SMAN 3 Bandung. It was held in Lapangan Bali, the place where we usually do sports.
     Dewa Athena started on 7.30. The 10th grader gathered on the basketball field. The 11th grader's sports meet was already held on March 22-23, so it's just us the 10th grader here. We sat in rows and my class, X MIPA 8, was the most noticeable of all classes. It was because of our jersey. While the other classes wear black, white, maroon, or navy, our jersey's color is the most 'exciting' out of every class because our color is bright neon-ish pink! Even the boys were embarrassed of it but they got used of it after a while.
     Our first competition was 'gobak sodor'. We walked to soccer field to compete. We watched the competition between IPA 3 and IPA 10 before our turn. When our turn came, we competed against IPA 9. We prioritized the ones who are members of KPA because they have to go and they can't compete in other competitions. Luckily, we won this competition.
     After gobak sodor, we had a lot of free time so me and my friends went to eat 'brunch'. We ate chicken then we went back to Lapangan Bali to compete in futsal. The game was in the basketball field. We were against IPA 2. Even though IPA 2 had a lot of supporters, we managed to win. That means. we have to compete in the finals.
     Then, we competed in dodgeball. We were against IPA 2, too. It was held in the ward. But this time, we didn't win. Well, we weren't really sad because that means we don't have to compete again in the finals. Yes, we were too lazy to move.
     After dodgeball, we walked to the soccer field again to compete in the 'tug of war' or tarik tambang in Indonesian. We were against IPA 7. After covering our hands with flour, we proceeded to pull the rope. After a to be honest not-really-hard struggle, we managed to win again!
     The next competition was volleyball. None of us are good in volleyball so we just sent whoever wanted to play because we really didn't want to "wo". I didn't watch the game but somehow we won again. So, we have to play in the finals, too. I really think we have a great chance to be the champion.
     We were going to wait until 2pm to compete in the futsal final. Fortunately, the person in charge for our class said the competition was postponed until next week so we could go home at that time, yay! So, we went home safely after a fun and exhausting day.


Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Holiday

Hi guys!
It's been a long time since the last time I wrote here, I guess?
Well, today is my first day going back to school after a nice year-end holiday. I truly enjoy my holiday because i can be relaxed, happy, and do things that i can't do when i'm at school.

   This year's holiday is different than last holidays. I celebrated Christmas in Bandung. So, I attended the Christmas church service in my church, GKJ. Usually, I celebrate Christmas in Sleman, Yogyakarta, my dad's hometown. It was because I have to wait until 23rd of December to receive my report card and confirm if I have to attend short semester. Thankfully I don't have to attend short semester so I can go to Surakarta and Sleman.
   So, I went to Surakarta on 27th of December by train. It took 8 hours to arrive there. The train was very-very cold. My dad said that it might be an additional Harina carriage. Harina carriage is known as a very cold carriage. I got off the train on 6pm in Stasiun Balapan. My family took a cab to the hotel, Lor In Dwangsa. We were so tired. After we had our dinner, we went to sleep.
   The next day, I woke up at 6am when my mom called me. The ringtone was so loud that it woke me up. So, me and my little sister washed our face and went to the restaurant to eat breakfast.
   After breakfast, me and my sister went to swim. My sister called her school friend who's also staying in Surakarta, to come and swim with us. So, her school friend came with sister and swam with us. I actually know her sister because she was my junior in elementary school. We had a lot of fun that we swam for three hours. After swimming, we were so tired so we decided to take a short nap. After waking up, we went to Solo Square to buy dinner.
   At 6pm, my aunt and my cousins arrived at the hotel. They are from Tangerang and my aunt was the one who recommended the hotel to my family. After they checked in we went to wedangan. We bought nasi liwet and wedang ronde. Then we went back to the hotel and rested.
   The next day, I swam again but this time me and my sister swam with my little cousin and my niece. My cousin is 6 years old and my niece is 4 years old so they're still very young and cute. They're the ones who always brings up the spirit in our family.
   Then, we checked out at 1 pm. We went to my bude's house. Bude is a Javanese term of the older sister of our parent, and in this case is my mom's sister. Younger sister of our parent is called bulek. Bude's house was the place where my mom and her siblings grew up. After my grandparents died, Bude Dewi still live there and the other siblings wandered to another cities.
   My days in my bude's house was very fun, although it's very, VERY hot. It was because my mom has many siblings and they're all so loud and fun. The price of food there is very cheap so they're like, all-you-can-eat. We ate like 5 times in a day. We went to this market, then this stall, that shop, we ate everything and it was so fun. At night, me, my sister, my cousins, and my bulek played uno cards and we were so loud so my 6 years old cousin said loudly, "These kids are so loud!"
   But the new year celebration this year was bland. Usually, we would grill fishes and sang all night but my pakde (Javanese term of older brother of our parent) was in the hospital, taking care of his daughter that have caught a fever.
   On January 1, we went to Yogyakarta. We stayed in my grandmother's home. The next day, me, my mother and my sister went to Malioboro. On January 2, we went back home by train.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael Luther King, Jr. in January 15, 1929, but later had his name changed to Martin. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen and he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.
In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. In December, 1955, he accepted the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States, the bus boycott described by Gunnar Jahn in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. The boycott lasted 382 days. On December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. During these days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse, but at the same time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank.

In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, "l Have a Dream", he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure.

At the age of 35, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money for the civil rights movement.

On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.
source http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Questions of Iceland

Iceland

    Iceland is one of the places i want to go. One of the reason of why i want to go there is because of a travel show i watched back then. I barely knew anything about Iceland until i watched that show. Then i realised that Iceland is such a beautiful country and i hope i can visit it someday.
    The Republic of Iceland is a Nordic Island Country in theNorth Atlantic OceanIt has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population.
    Maybe Iceland isn't that well known in Indonesia. But i really want to visit it someday. By looking at the pictures and videos, i could tell that it is a beautiful place.I especially want to do the popular “Golden Circle Tour.” Golden Circle is a popular day tourist route for visitors in Iceland. The 300km route covers many beautiful landmarks in a short period of time because they're all located in southwest of Iceland. Golden Circle Tour covers three popular main tourist attraction in Iceland, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Þingvellir.

1. Gullfoss
    Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá (White) river in Southwest of Iceland which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height. On a sunny day shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland.
     Gullfoss is more than just a pretty waterfall, it has a story to tell. In the early 20th century foreign investors wanted to harness the power of Gullfoss to produce electricity. In 1907 Howells, an Englishman wanted to buy Gullfoss from Tómas Tómasson, a farmer who owned Gullfoss at this time. Tómas declined Howells´ offer to buy the waterfall but later he leased it to him. The farmer´s daughter, Sigriður Tómasdóttir who grew up on his father´s sheep farm sought to have the rental contract voided. Sigriður using her own saving hired a lawyer in Reykjavik to defend her case. The trial lasted years and Sigriður went several times barefoot on traitorous terrain to Reykjavik to follow up on her case. She even threatened to throw herself into the waterfall if the construction would begin. Her attempts failed in court but before any damage was done to the waterfall the contract was disposed due to the lack of payments of the rent fee. The struggles of Sigriður to preserve the waterfall brought to people´s attention the importance of preserving nature and therefore she is often called Iceland´s first environmentalist.
     In 1940 the adopted son of Sigriður acquired the waterfall from Sigriður´s father and later sold it to the Icelandic government. Gullfoss and its environs was designated as nature reserve in 1979 to permanently protect the waterfall and allow the public to enjoy this unique area.
2. Geysir
    Geysir is a geyser in the southwestern Iceland. The English word "geyser" is derived from the Icelandic word "geysir" which means gusher. It has been dormant since 1916 when it suddenly ceased to spout. It came to life only once in 1935, when a manmade channel was dug through the silica rim around the edge of the geyser vent. This ditch caused a lowering of the water table and a revival in activity. Gradually this channel became too clogged with silica and eruptions again became rare. In 1981 the ditch was cleared again and eruptions could be stimulated, on special occasions, by the addition of soap. Following environmental concerns the practice of adding soap was seldom employed during the 1990s. Initially eruptions were taking place on average eight times a day. By July 2003 this activity had again decreased to around three times per day.
     One reason for cessation is believed to be the accumulated rocks and foreign objects thrown into it by thousands of tourists throughout the years, but this however couldn't be the only reason for its dormancy. Though the Great Geysir itself is now more or less inactive, the area surrounding it is geothermically very active with many smaller hot springs.
     The attraction of the area id now Strokkur, another geyser 100 meters south of the Great Geysir, which erupts at regular intervals every 10 minutes or so and its white column of boiling water can reach as high as 30 meters.

3. Þingvellir
Visitor Center
 Þingvellir or Thingvelir is a national park in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, about 40 km northeast of ReykjavíkÞingvellir has always been popular, for obvious reasons. The history and striking landscape make the place an almost mandatory stopping point for tourists.
     There are many things we can do at Thingvellir, such as visiting the visitor centre, camping, scuba diving, hiking, and horseback riding.
1. Visitor Center
    The Visitor Center is in a building close to the viewspot at Hakið, where a footpath leads down into the great Almannagjá fault. The exhibition in the Visitor Centre is almost exclusively based on  interactive multimedia.
2. Information Center
Information Center
    The Information Centre in Þingvellir National Park is at Leirar, close to the camping grounds. At the Information Center visitors can get general information about the National Park, its nature and history. Also available are maps of the park with marked trails. Information about other places of interest in the area and the condition of roads is also available.



Thingvellir Church
3. Thingvellir Church
     Þingvallakirkja, the church at Þingvellir is the first church Iceland. It’s a beautiful historic church in Iceland.
4. Camping
   The camp grounds are open 1. June to 30. September. Camping is permitted in two areas in the National Park. At Leirar, which is within a 5 minutes walking  distance from the Information Center, and in Vatnskot, by lake Þingvallavatn. The Leirar campground is divided into four camping grounds: Fagrabrekka, Syðri-Leirar,  Hvannabrekka and Nyrðri-Leirar.
    There is no reservation needed for camping in any campsite at Thingvellir national park.
5. Hiking
    Numerous hiking trails extend all over the National Park. Outside the ancient assembly site most of the hiking paths are associated with the abandoned farms of Hrauntún, Skógarkot and Vatnskot, remains of which can still be seen.
Horse riding
6. Horseback riding
    Two designated horse trails run through the National Park. Starting at Gjábakki, a path takes you across the Hrafnagjáfault to the Skógarkot farm site, along the Skógarkotsgata trail. From Skógarkot you can then choose two paths to Skógarhólar.
    One leads on along the Skógarkotsgata trail into the Stekkjargjá fault and up by way of Langistígur. The other path takes you north to the Hrauntún farm site and across the Sandskeið flat to mount Ármannsfell, and from there to the west along the National Park fence to Skógarhólar.
    Both routes are particularly scenic and a highly recommended choice for people on horseback
Diving in Silfra
7. Diving
    Diving is permitted in two submerged rifts in the National Park, Silfra and Davíðsgjá. Silfra is one of the best spots for diving in Iceland and many people find the rift unique on an international scale.










    And that's it about Iceland! I hope i can visit it someday :)


Questions

1. What is the capital of Iceland?
a. Reykjavik
b. Akureyri
c. Keflavik
d. Kopavogur
e. Akranes

2. What is the most popular tourist route in Iceland?
a. Golden Square Tour
b. Great Circle Tour
c. Golden Circle Tour
d. Golden Round Tour
e. Golden Great Tour

3. Who is the Englishman who wanted to buy Gullfoss in 1907?
a. Howells
b. Tómas Tómasson
c. Tómasdóttir
d. Johanesson
e. Sigriður

4. What can't we do at the information center of Thingvellir?
a. get general information about the National Park,
b. see the maps of the park with marked trails.
c. buy tickets to enter the park 
d. get information about other places of interest in the area
e. get information of the condition of the roads.

5. "It’s a beautiful historic church in Iceland."
What is the synonym of the underlined word?
a. unforgettable
b. consequential
c. unknown
d. trivial
e. majestic

6. What makes Thingvellir popular?
a. the place is warm and cozy
b. modern and sophisticated place
c. there's a lot of delicious food
d. it's large and cool 
e. the history and striking landscape

7.  How to stimulate the eruptions in Geysir?
a. adding baking soda
b. adding sugar
c. adding salt
d. adding soap
e. adding toothpaste

Monday, October 10, 2016

Stories and Moral Values

Moral Values

1. Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans
       Moral value : In life, there are struggles and hard times but it's about how we react to it and what we make out of it. If we can turn our struggles into positive lesson, then we can make our life more meaningful.

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.

Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup.

Turning to her, he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?” “Potatoes, eggs and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer”, he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft.

He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity-the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently. The potato went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which one are you?” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

        link : http://www.moralstories.org/struggles-of-our-life/

2. The Crying Stone
        Moral value : We must respect our parents and make them proud and happy with us.

 Long time ago, lived a girl with her mother at a mountain near a town in Kalimantan. The girl's named was Darmi. Darmi is very beautiful. Everyday, She wears makeup and her best clothes. She always wanted to rich and beautiful. She never helped her mother. She is very lazy and spoiled girl.

 One day, Her mother Darmi to accompany her to the market. "Oke.. but, I don't want to walk beside you, you have to walk behind me. With a sad heart, her mother agreed. So, Darmi walked in front of her mother. Her mother followed behind her.

 The girl and her mother looked very diffrent. The girl looked very beautiful in her pretty dress, while her mother looked very old in her simple dress.

 On the way to the market, People greeted the beautiful girl and asked who the old woman behind her was. Then, The girl replied to them, that she was her servant.

Her mother was very sad. But, She couldn't anything. She offended for the insult. Then, She said to Darmi: "Darmi.. How could you keep telling those people that I'm not your mother?".

 And Darmi said : "Mom... I have to do that, because I don't want the to laugh at me, If they find out that you are my mother. We look so diffrent".

 "Enough Darmi! You've hurt me! So deep that I can't stand on it any longer. Whoever and whatever I'm? You must honor me as your own mother." Said her mother.

 Her mother couldn't bear the pain anymore. She prayed to god to punish her daugther's. "My dear lord, I can't stand on my daugther's behavior. She's been to far in hurting me. Please, give her a punishment to make feel sorry for what she has done to me".

 And god answered her prayed. Slowly, Darmi's legs turned into stone and process continued to upper part of the girl's body. The girl began to be panic. She felt sorry and cried for help her mother's help. "Mom.. Please, Forgive me". Said the girl. But, it was too late.

 Finally. her whole body turned into stone. Until now, people can still see the tears falling down the stone. That's why stone is called "Crying Stone".

        link : https://febriantymaria.blogspot.co.id/2013/03/my-storytelling-crying-stone-batu.html

3. The Two Goats
        Moral value : It's better to yield than being stubborn because stubbornness could bring misfortune.

One day, two goats try to cross a weak and narrow bridge across the river. The goats are at either end of the bridge, but neither is ready to make way for the other. They come to the centre of the bridge and begin fighting about who should cross first. As they fight mindlessly, the bridge gives in, taking both the goats down into the river with it.
        link : http://www.momjunction.com/articles/best-animal-story-books-every-children-should-read_0078156/

4. The Donkey and The Little Dog
        Moral value : Everyone has their own purpose in life. Everyone is different and we can't expect the same result if we do the same task.

A man had a little dog, and he was very fond of it. He would pat its head, and take it on his knee, and talk to it. Then he would give it little bits of food from his own plate.
A donkey looked in at the window and saw the man and the dog.

"Why does he not make a pet of me?" said the donkey.

"It is not fair. I work hard, and the dog only wags its tail, and barks, and jumps on its master's knee. It is not fair."

Then the donkey said to himself, "If I do what the dog does, he may make a pet of me."

So the donkey ran into the room. It brayed as loudly as it could. It wagged its tail so hard that it knocked over a jar on the table. Then it tried to jump on to its master's knee.
The master thought the donkey was mad, and he shouted, "Help! Help!" Men came running in with sticks, and they beat the donkey till it ran out of the house, and they drove it back to the field.

"I only did what the dog does," said the donkey," and yet they make a pet of the dog, and they beat me with sticks. It is not fair."
        link : http://www.kidsgen.com/short_stories/donkey_littledog.htm

Monday, October 3, 2016

Announcement

Announcement about Technical Meeting for PLiST

Hello everyone! Welcome to SMAN 3 Bandung!

I'm here to announce you about PLiST. PLiST is Pengenalan Lingkungan Sekolah Tiga. We're going to have a technical meeting for PLiST that will be held about on 16th of July 2016. In this technical meeting there will be information about what should we do and what should we bring, also the rules of PLiST. That's all I could announce. We can't wait to see you guys! Thank you and good bye!


Here's the link of the video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1QtV67BA9A


Thank you!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Unforgettable Moment

Hi! Today I'm going to tell you about my unforgettable moment.

    I have many amazing moments, experiences in life. They're all awesome but today I'm going to tell you only one moment.
 
    When i was in 9th grade, i joined a choir at my old school, Ursula Junior Choir Bandung (UJCB). UJCB wasn't that active and didn't have many achievements back then, but when a new coach, Ms. Grace, came in and teach us, we became a great choir. We were aiming to win the international choir competition in Bali that was held last July. We trained really hard for it but before our main goal, we performed in several competition and gigs, too.
    Because of some trouble with the school, Ms. Grace decided to resign from the school at December. I was really sad because i thought our choir would became inactive again without her. So, the one last competition was a choir competition in Jakarta.
    We trained really--really--hard for the competition. We wanted to prove that Ms. Grace is a truly capable coach.
     One day before the competition, we were so tired so we weren't paying attention and played around when pr. Ms. Grace went angry and she decided to go home because she thought we weren't serious about the competition. It was h-1! We panicked and asked Ms. Grace to come back via phone but she refused to. She just told us that she'll wait for us in the next morning if we really wanted to compete. We decided to train ourselves but it was hard without Ms. Grace so we just decided to go home. (but me and my friends just went to Pizza Hut that day to celebrate my friend's birthday, hehe)
     The next morning, i came to school early in the morning. We trained again for the last time at school. We also made the choreography that we should've made the day before. We were so hopeless because we weren't exactly ready for the competition.
     And so, we went to Jakarta riding a minibus. We had fun at the bus but because we had to keep our throats in shape, we weren't that -brutal- that day(lol). We arrived at the venue, Central Park Mall, in the afternoon. We had a lunch and prepared for the competition. We wore our costumes and did our make-ups. The costume was pretty, a nice black dress with a red or gold ribbon as belt and flat shoes. The boys wore black pants and shirt with a red or gold vest. We did the base make-up ourselves, because there were a make-up class before and we got some information from that.
     The competition was at night. The stage was at the center of the mall so, many people can watch us. We were so nervous and we prayed to God so we could win. We did some warm-up before the stage and prayed once again.
     Then, we watched the other competitors. I didn't remember which schools were there that night but i just remembered that they were all great. We became more nervous because of that but we convinced ourselves that we trained hard for this, and we have to win this!
     Then, it was our turn to perform. The stage was unexpectedly small. We smiled at each other, giving strength and started singing. We sang two songs that night, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and Jingle Bells if I'm not wrong. Those were beautiful songs that i wanted to cry remembering this moment. Just when we started singing, suddenly it was raining. The crowd in front of us ran to protect themselves from rain, only a few parents of our choir member stayed. They turned of the light of a Christmas tree behind us and turned of the sound system. We were worried but Ms. Grace convinced us to keep singing. Then, we decided to keep singing. It was funny because i thought our voices wouldn't be heard but i just keep singing loudly, happily, with a Christmas spirit inside me. And that, was the best performance of my life. I remembered Ms. Grace used to say that we have to give our 110% in practicing then we can be 100% in our competition. But that day, Ms. Grace said that performance was 200%. Our voices were amazingly can be heard throughout the main park and it was beautiful, according to everyone(heheh). We ended the song with "oh yeaah~" in high notes and then, everyone started clapping for us. Even people from inside the mall watched us and clapped, too. The clap was louder than any performances that day.
     "Thank you, God." i prayed and smiled to myself. We started running down from the stage, laughing at each other. People are still clapping and smiled at us. We smiled back and ran to our spot on the second floor. We hugged each other tightly. Then, we saw Ms. Grace. She was crying happily. We cried too, remembering that this might be the last chance we could be with Ms. Grace. I cried hard that day, and now i feel I'm going to cry, too. Who put the onion here?!
    We changed our costumes and went back to our spot. We took some pics with Ms. Grace and ate dinner, H*kben (hehe). A judge came to our spot and told us it was a great performance, then asked us if we want to repeat the performance because the sound system was turned off. We agreed to perform again but when the judges discussed again, they didn't let us to and they said they already made a decision about us. We were kind of disappointed because we thought we could've delivered a better performance but now it think it was the best decision to not let us perform again. Then the judge just said, "See you guys again in Bali next year." because they were the same committee for the international competition in Bali.
     Then, me and my friends went around the mall. I ate some donuts from J. CO and looked around. The prices were really expensive because, yeah, it's Jakarta. Even a bracelet was priced 100000 rupiah when we could buy those kind of bracelets in Bandung with only 10.000 rupiah.
    We didn't buy anything else aside from the donuts and decided to go back to the spot. We played around, chatted, and took some photos there. Then, we went back to Bandung at 10 pm if I'm not wrong.
    We were really tired so we just slept in the bus. When i woke up, i was already arrived at school. I called my father and he picked me up at 2 am. When i got home, i just cried again before sleeping because I'm really sad about Ms. Grace and i was reminiscing the choir days. The next day i woke up, i checked my phone and found out that we got the silver medal! I was really happy that day.
     After that, i quit the choir to focus on my studies for national exam. I kinda regret this decision, and regret it more when i heard that they won silver too in Bali. But then, i thought if i still joined the choir back then, maybe i wouldn't get this high national exam score. Maybe, i wouldn't get into SMAN 3 Bandung. So, i just thank God because it was His plan, after all.

And that's it about my unforgettable experience! It was a sweet moment. Thanks for reading!