Jumat, 09 Juni 2017

Ramadhan Fasting

            Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting(Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadithsThe word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.Fasting is fardh (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeedingdiabeticchronically ill or menstruating. Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory (wājib) during the month of Sha'ban. While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations. Muslims are also instructed to refrain from sinful behavior that may negate the reward of fasting, such as false speech (insulting, backbiting, cursing, lying, etc.) and fighting except in self-defense. Food and drinks are served daily, before dawn and after sunset, referred to as Suhoor and Iftar respectively. Spiritual rewards (thawab) for fasting are also believed to be multiplied within the month of Ramadan. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat (prayers), recitation of the Quran and an increase of doing good deeds and charity.

In my country. Indonesia, many unique activities typical of ramadhan, among others

1. Ngabuburit
Ngabuburit means waiting time of the afternoon. Usually people gather with family or friends to do activities together until it's time to break their fast.

2. Ramadhan Bazaar
In the fasting month in the afternoon, many places will turn into ramadhan bazaar. There we can find various of takjil or heavy food.


3. Bukber
Bukber means breaking fast together with others. The purpose of this activity is gathering with family / friends and enjoy that time together.

4. Mudik
Mudik means back to hometown. The people of the city will go back to their hometown to gather with relatives and mutually apologized to each other. Usually, older people will give THR (money) to their child and nephew.

5. Eid Special Food
In Eid, this food will be present at the dinner table. Like ketupat, opor, semur, rendang, and many pastries.

Pesantren Kilat

It has become a tradition in Indonesia, that in Ramadhan month, many schools held an event named Pesantren Kilat. In Pesantren Kilat, the students will learn about Islamic lesson and do activities that related to Islam, and so did in my school.
At May 29th-31st 2017, SMAN 3 Bandung held Pesantren Kilat for 10 grade that placed at Daarut Tauhiid, Gegerkalong Bandung. Daarut Tauhiid is a Islamic boarding school belongs to Aa Gym (Indonesian famous preacher). For more information about Daarut Tauhiid, you can check http://www.daaruttauhiid.org/ .
At first day we gathered in hall for dhuha prayer and opening. The MC is very funny so we enjoyed it. In the opening, we were told what to do for next 3 days and we divided into 10 groups of boy and 14 groups of girl. We were also told that at the closing will be announced the group gets the reward and punishment based on points that we earned. It makes us more excited to collect points. After we prayed dzuhur, we check in at each inn. Then each group gathered in living room to get nametag, write a goal, and recitation. After that we were given time to rest until ashar. After we prayed ashar we got some Islamic lesson at hall. We moved to daarut futsal at maghrib to breaking the fast. Then we prayed maghrib, dinner, prayed isya and prayed taraweh. We got some snack and then we did recitation and slept at each inn.



The next morning at 3 am we came to daarut futsal for suhoor then moved to the mosque for dawn prayer. After that we returned to each inn for bath. Then we came to daarut futsal to dhuha prayer, collected donations, and took pictures for each class. Then we moved to hall and got some Islamic lesson. After we prayed dzuhur we returned to daarut futsal for a task. Our mentor told the donations that we collected will be used to buy iftaar food for people around Daarut Tauhid. We divided each assignment, there are buy the food, wrap the food, and distribute the food. While waiting for my friend who was distributing the food, we in daarut futsal did the game that is making high and strong tower from straws in each group. And finally my group got runner up that made we got 750 points. After we breaking the fast, we did the same night routine as the night before. There are maghrib pray, dinner, isya pray and taraweh pray. After that we gathered at daarut futsal to get some notices on the next day's activities. Then we moved and slept at each inn.

We did same morning routinie as the morning before. After that we gathered at hall to get Islamic lesson and than moved to daarut futsal for closing. There are already many parents of students. After that we returned home.


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Kamis, 08 Juni 2017

Dewa Athena X Paman Gober

            In my school, SMAN 3 Bandung, there was an annual event named Dewa Athena. Dewa Athena is a sport competition interclasses (10-11 grades). There was dodgeball, tarik tambang, badminton, futsal, volley, basket, gobak sodor, and estafet competition. Dewa Athena held on March 23rd-25th , April 1st, and April 8th 2017 at Bali field. In this event, each class be able to make their own class jersey. Like my class, we made red jersey with different back number each persons.
                At March 23rd and 24th there was competition for 11 grades, March 25th and April 1st April were for 10 grades, and 8 April for final. Bali field be divided by  3 places for competition. There was bangsal (for badminton and dodgeball), basket field (for basketball, futsal, and volley), and soccer field (for estafet, gobak sodor, and tarik tambang). There was each comitte as a overlooker and a jury.
                I joined the field division committee in bangsal of this event. That’s means I have to oversee every competition in bangsal to keep watch when there is a mistake. I represent my class in estafet and gobak sodor. Unfortunately, I lost against another class.
                Moreover than that, there was Paman Gober event that still in that event series. In Paman Gober, 10 and 11 grades would cycling along a specified path and planted many trees. Paman Gober held at the last day of Dewa Athena, April 8th 2017.

                In Dewa Athena, we learnt that we have to sportive and love to keep nature from Paman Gober.

Sabtu, 27 Mei 2017

Learning From Nature

Nature. Absolutely we all grew up with nature surrounded us. But, have you ever thought how was nature formed? Why nature exists? What the purpose of natural formation? What is nature? Back to basic, nature is the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. I think nature is all part of world, and we live in there. Maybe we do not exist without nature. Nature needs us to keep them and we need them to live.  So, its very important to not damage nature.
But, what happened? So many of destruction of nature did by humans. Humans just thought about the money they earnt  without caring the nature. In another words, humans are selfish. Many of animal and plant species had been extinct because of humans. For an example, black rhino hunting for sell the horn involved that rhino extinct at 1964. Moreover than that, global warming issue involved because deforestation of forests, greenhouse effect, much vehicle pollution, wasteful electricity, and many more. That is all causes human actions, because us! Maybe we thought that our actions just a little bit so do not affect nature destruction. But, what if all people of world thought the same things too? Of course many of that ‘little bit’ would become a big one.
I had an experience about nature. I with my an extraculicular named Trilogi, did a observation at a river in my city, Bandung. The river named Cikapundung. At January 21st 2017, 07.30 o’clock we assembled in school and got presentation from the prensenter named Mrs. Yuliana. She shared her experiences researched nature around the world and resuscitated us to love nature. At 10.00 o’clock, we went to the Cikapundung river and did the observation. We checked the temperature, salinity, turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and conductivity of 3 samples from 3 point places of that river with a tool named water tester kit. We compared the samples with aquadest. We also checked the animal that live in there, the more animals means the better quality of water. There are 5 classes for the water, 0 until 4. And we got the results that the water can be categorized in class 2. Its means that the water can be used by humans for bathe and many more as long as it is cleaned first.
I have been heard about temperature rise effects. It told me that we had been increase 1°C temperature on earth in last 50 years, that made The North Pole lost its ice in for every a half year. If it became 2°C, the sea will surface has risen 7 meters globally. If it became 3°C, the Amazon rainforest will drying up. if it 4°C, the ice layer will disapeareance that can reduce much of the fresh water supply . if it 5°C, no more ice at either pole along with massive species extinction. And last, if it reach for 6°C, all of people around the world will die. To be honest, I feel really scared after that. What if we can reach the 6°C more fast than the prediction? What if the destruction continues to grow and can not be stopped? The nature will die, and so we are.

Rabu, 12 April 2017

Crossword Puzzle






















ACROSS

1. Supply with power.
3. Do better in performance or action.
5. Room under roof tile.
7. Surface for oil painting.
9. Large furry mammal.
11. Communication.
13. Not dead.
15. Making things yourself
17. More judicious.
19. For relaxation and bath
21. Place to put the books
23. Take part.
25. Unit of linear measure.
27. Having recently.


DOWN

2. A place that living animals are kept.
4. Understand the feelings another person's emotion.
6. A person who always stealing.
8.  Housing vehicles.
10. The number of legs on a bee.
12. Smaller extent.
14. Physical item used for a specific purpose.
16. Appears on the lawn in the morning.
18. People usually do it when their legs are weary.
20. To clean by the application of pressure and friction.
22. Octopus defense.
24. It can reduces value or usefulness
26. Mate of king.

Meaning of a Song

Zamrud Katulistiwa - Chrisye

Aku bahagia hidup sejahtera di khatulistiwa
Alam berseri-seri bunga beraneka
Mahligai rama-rama, bertajuk cahya jingga
Surya di cakrawala

S'lalu berseri alam indah permai di khatulistiwa
Persada senyum tawa, hawa sejuk nyaman
Wajah pagi rupawan burung berkicau ria
Bermandi embun surga

Reff;
Syukur ke hadirat yang maha pencipta
Atas anugerah-nya tanah nirmala
Bersuka cita, insan di persada yang aman sentosa
Damai makmur merdeka di setiap masa
Bersyukurlah kita semua
( bersatulah kita semua)

S'lalu berseri, alam indah permai di indonesia
Negeri tali jiwa hawa sejuk nyaman
Wajah pagi rupawan burung berkicau ria
Bermandi embun surga

Coda;
Syukur ke hadirat yang maha kuasa
Atas anugerah-nya tanah bijana


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdJ1s-DPiHI



This song is a old song that singing by Indonesian singer, Chrisye.

The content of this song is the singer's gratefulness to god of Indonesia's magnifence.
The lyric of this song are made by idiom sentences so it made difference feels for who learnt this song.
Why the song be entitled like this?
"Zamrud Khatulistiwa" is Indonesia's designation. Khatulistiwa in english mean equator. This means equator line passed Indonesia's location. Indonesia passed by equator line means Indonesia has fertile soil so a lot of plants are growth and many animals live in Indonesia.
This song also tell about Indonesia's beauty nature. The beauty Indonesia's flowers, bird's tuneable chirp, etc.

This song tell us, Indonesian people, to thank God for what he gave to us, namely the Indonesia's beautiful nature, and we have to love and protect it.

Senin, 09 Januari 2017

Last Holiday

At last my new year's holiday, I went to my hometown, Sukabumi. I just stay at my grandma's home and rarely to go out of there. At new year's night, we did the barbeque. The next day i met with my Elementary School's friends. Then suddenly at the next day my grandma was sick and she has to go to hospital. My father in Merauke goes to Sukabumi as fast as he can.

We went back to Bandung at January 5th 2017. At Friday, we went to The Lodge Maribaya. The traffic was so stuck. I wasn't enjoy the day because too many people at there, we just ate some food and go back then. In my last day's holiday, I went to Cicendo Hospital to check my eyes. After that, we shopped some clothes, and go home.

And yeah, we can say it's a bored holiday.