Thursday, April 27, 2017

Crossword Puzzle

11.       End of the world.
22.       Ruler of England.
33.       Animal that has white and black stripes on its skin.
44.       The antonym of old.
55.       The substance that of which a physical object is composed.
66.       Architectural element that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere.
77.       Pinocchio’s nose will grow longer if he …
88.       How to … an essay?
99.       Base form of driven
110.     The synonym of quick
111.     Pitcher
112.     Men’s formal attire on the neck

11.       O3, Found in the earth’s atmosphere.
22.       What we breathe every day.
33.       Active mainly during the night.
44.       Jerami in English.
55.       The antonym of deep
66.       Birds fly in the …
77.       The flower that was given by the witch in ‘Beauty and the Beast’
88.       In the end, all of humans will …
99.       Unusual
110.     When you like something the most

111.     What we play when the weather is windy

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

Day 1
     Dewa Athena was held on Saturday, 25th 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 23-24, 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.

Day 2
     The second part of Dewa Athena was held on Saturday, 1st of April 2017. I arrived early because my class was scheduled to compete at 7 am. I should've known the committee would be late, as usual. They started the game at 8 am. I wonder when will any event here do things just right as the schedule given. So, I didn't play today and watched my friends compete in futsal against X IPA 10, and we actually won! The score was awesome, too. It was 5-0 and my friend did a hat trick.
     After futsal, we went to the soccer field to compete in another tug of war. In the first round we lose because the land we're standing was slippery. It was because of the mud so some of us fell. In the second round we switched position so our opponent, X IPS, lose. Before the third round started, both of the team protested so we changed place. In the end, my class won. This brought us to the final of 10th graders. Then we walked to the ward to watch the boys' dodge ball competition. Unfortunately, my class lost.
     At 9 am, me and my fellow Christian friends have to go to the school to attend the religion class. I missed a few games my class played but it's okay. After the class, I helped my art club to install the decoration for turbud. After we're done, we went back to Lapangan Bali. There weren't that much people at that time because most of them already went home.
     The last game for our class this day was volley. It was really fun. My class are the best supporter. We wore pink and followed the team every time the team switched position. Thank God, we won again! So, after the volley game, we went home.

Day 3
     The third part of Dewa Athena was held on Saturday, 8th of April 2017. It was the last day of Dewa Athena. But before the actual Dewa Athena started, there was an event named Paman Gober, the abbreviation of Penanaman dan Gowes Bersama. The event started early in the morning. At 6.30 am I was already at school to borrow a bicycle because bringing my own bicycle will be too much of a work. I arrived early, hoping I will get a bicycle because someone said that it was first arrived first get, turns out there were still a lot of bicycle when I arrived.
     After picking out a bicycle me and my friends went to Lapangan Bali. At 8 am, I guess, we started cycling. Our first route was we were going to SMAN 14 to plant trees. After that we went back to school, but the route was much longer. We actually went to BKR street to Karapitan then we finally arrived. Our butts were so tired and hurt. When we arrived at the school we rested a bit before going back to Lapangan Bali.
     In the Lapangan Bali, we started the Dewa Athena again and yes, it started late. Our first game this day was gobak sodor. We were against X IPA 4 but we lost. We were quite angry because the referee wasn't fair. After gobak sodor, our next game was relay. Unfortunately, we lost against X IPA 7.
     The next game was tug of war. We were against X IPA 4 again so this was a revenge match, I guess? And we finally won! Yes, our class was the best in strength department because of the boys. After that we were against 11th graders so we lost.
     Then, we have to wait for the final of volleyball. It was delayed for several hours so I didn't get to watch it because I had to go to the church. Unfortunately, we lost.
     Dewa Athena was fun overall, It has made our class more solid and awesome.

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, January 8, 2017


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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Questions of 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 :)


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?”

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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".

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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.
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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."
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Monday, October 3, 2016


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 :

Thank you!