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Dewa Athena

Saturday 25th March 2017 and Saturday 1st April 2017 all 10 graders of SMAN 3 Bandung held a sport event called as “Dewa Athena”. Dewa Athena in English means Athena the Goddess, but actually it’s an abbreviation for “Olimpiade Siswa, Ajang Tunjuk Kebolehan, Eksistensi, dan Kebersamaan Siswa” or in English translated as “Students Olympic, Talent Show, Existence, and Student Togetherness Event”. This event is similar to class meeting in other school, but the difference is Dewa Athena don’t disturb any school lessons while class meeting in other school usually hold after the school semester ends or the school dedicates a week to hold the event without any lessons.                 The event should start at 7AM, but when I arrived at 7.30 AM it was not started yet. I was late, I woke up at 6.51 AM while I should arrive at 7AM. Not long after I arrived, the opening ceremony started. Almost all class wore their jersey. My class wore our jersey too.
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Movie Review : Spare Parts

One of my favorite movies is Spare Parts. Spare Parts is not a popular movie in Indonesia, because it didn’t play in Indonesian theatre. However, the value that the film bring is absolutely great and the story is really moving. The story is adapted from real story into film.                 The movie told us about 4 Hispanic students at Carl Hayden Community College that joined in robotic team. They are undocumented Mexican who enter to the US illegally. They live in pressure of American Border Patrol, poverty, and danger. At the same time, Dr. Fredi Cameron, an engineer, who needs job visits Carl Hayden Community College to apply for science teacher. Later, Dr. Fredi Cameron lead the robotic club to attend NASA sponsored ROV (Remotely Underwater Vehicle) competition. In order to join the ROV competition they have to face many problems. They have to use their limited budget effectively. Not only the budget, the problem comes from each student family, and Dr. Cameron. …

Semester Break

The semester break has come. It’s time to do some refreshing after tiring school period. This is what I have been waiting for. This holiday I and my family went to Hong Kong. This is my second time to go abroad. We bought tickets and reserved hotel since September 2016. We went in Thursday, December 29th 2016. We departed from Bandung at 12.30 to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Our flight was Malaysia Airlines MH 724 to Kuala Lumpur then MH 72 from KL to Hong Kong. MH 724 departed at 7.50 PM and arrived in KL at 11.50 PM local time. The MH 72 departed on December 30th 2016 at 8.40 AM and arrived at 12.30 PM both in local time (GMT+8). In Kuala Lumpur, we only transit for about 8 hours. We slept in the hotel near the airport. The we must had already in the airport again for the next flight before 7AM. When we arrived at Hong Kong we had to claim our baggage in the baggage claim area. We brought 4 bags but only 3 were spotted but the last one was not spotted. And the bad thing it…

Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is a theme park that is located in Sentosa Island, Singapore. The project was started in 2006 by consortium appointment by the government of Singapore that will build and operate the USS. The park construction is started in 2007 and opened for the first time in 18th March 2010. The grand opening of the park is on 28th May 2011. This park is operated by Genting Group under the license of NBC Universal. Universal Studios Singapore is the second Universal Studios in Asia and the first in South East Asia. NBC Universal has committed that this is will be the only Universal Studios for the next 30 years. This park divided into 7 themed zones: Hollywood, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away, and Madagascar.



Hollywood

Pantages Hollywood Theatre Pantages Hollywood Theatre is a kind of broadway show. It currently show “Sesame Street : When I Grow Up”, but the show will change in certain time.


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The Biography of Jack Ma

Ma Yun was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China in 10th September 1964. He is popularly known as Jack Ma. He has an older brother and a younger sister. Currently he is popularly known as Jack Ma. He grew up in the time when the cultural revolution occurs. At that time, communism was growing rapidly in China that made China more isolated to the west. In addition, his grandfather was a nationalist that opposed communism. This made their family persecuted. Ma’s life story is very interesting because he could defeat everything to success. Ma was a scrawny teenager and he often involved in fights with his classmates. In his biography Ma later said, “I was never afraidof opponent who were bigger than I.” In 1972 US President Richard Nixon visited Ma’s hometown, Hangzhou, that later made the town as tourist magnate. Ma saw this as a big opportunity for his skill. He visited the tourist’s hotels and gave them free tours in exchange for English lesson. This made Ma has a fluent English.…

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl byHans Christian Andersen Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening-- the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the good of that? They were very large slippers, which her mother had hitherto worn; so large were they; and the poor little thing lost them as she scuffled away across the street, because of two carriages that rolled by dreadfully fast. One slipper was nowhere to be found; the other had been laid hold of by an urchin, and off he ran with it; he thought it would do capitally for a cradle when he some day or other should have children himself. So the little maiden walked on with her tiny naked feet, that were quite red and blue from cold. She carried a quantity of matches in an old apron, and she held a bundle of them in her hand. Nobody had bought anything of her t…

Superb Bird-of-Paradise

Superb Bird-of-Paradise is a very unique bird. It is commonly known as Cenderawasih Kerah in Indonesia. It’s included in Paradisaeidae family, a family that consists of “Paradise Birds” or Cenderawasih Birds in Bahasa Indonesia. Superb Bird-of-Paradise’s scientific name is Lophorina superba. This bird was hailed by bird lovers because its unique court dance.
                The male and female bird has slight differences. The body size is not different, approximately 26cm. The only different is the feather colour. The female has reddish-brown feather while the male is dominated by black feather with cyan breast shield and green crown.


                The bird lives in rainforest. We can find them in all around Papua Island, both Indonesia or Papua New Guinea, and in eastern Australia. It’s an Australic fauna.


                The unique thing of this bird is its courtship dance. Before the bird mating, the male has to attract the female. He will shout and call the fema…