Minggu, 29 Mei 2016

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile



The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile (Triumphal Arch of the Star) is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Charles de Gaulle (originally named Place de l'Étoile), at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names inscribed on its surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.




The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806.

The monument stands 50 metres (164 ft) in height, 45 m (148 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep. The large vault is 29.19 m (95.8 ft) high and 14.62 m (48.0 ft) wide. The small vault is 18.68 m (61.3 ft) high and 8.44 m (27.7 ft) wide. Its design was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus. The Arc de Triomphe is built on a large scale.

It was the tallest triumphal arch in existence until the completion of the Monumento a la Revolución in Mexico City in 1938, which is 67 metres (220 ft) high. The Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang, completed in 1982, is modelled on the Arc de Triomphe and is slightly taller at 60 m (197 ft).



Beneath the Arc is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I. It has the first eternal flame lit in Western and Eastern Europe. It burns in memory of the dead who were never identified (now in both world wars).
A ceremony is held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every 11 November on the anniversary of the armistice signed by the Entente Powers and Germany in 1918.  The slab on top have the inscription ICI REPOSE UN SOLDAT FRANÇAIS MORT POUR LA PATRIE 1914–1918 ("Here lies a French soldier who died for the fatherland 1914–1918").

 This is the ceiling, it has 21 sculpted rose.
 One of the four statue.
 Sculpted facades.
 Pillar, which has names of military leader during French Revolutions engraved.



Source: wikipedia, www.arcdetriompheparis.com

Rabu, 27 April 2016

Song

Hero by MariahCareyHero — Mariah Carey

There's a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don't have to be afraid
Of what you are
There's an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears asidet
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It's a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don't let anyone
Tear them away
Hold on
There will be tomorrow
In time
You'll find the way

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you
That a hero lies in you


What inspired Mariah Carey to write this song? She said that she want to inspired people to keep alive no matter what happened in your life. Just be strong and brave. 
"One person could say that 'hero' is a schmaltzy piece of garbage, but another person can write to me a letter and say, 'I've considered committing suicide everyday of my life for the last ten years until I heard that song and I realized after all I can be my own hero.' And that, that's an unexplainable feeling, like I've done something with my life, y'know?... It meant something to someone." — Mariah Carey

"I wrote a song a while back even before "One Sweet Day" and it was not my favorite song in the world, but I wrote it. Someone asked me to write a song and they told me the story, and you know it was kind of a moving concept or whatever. And I did it, and I was like you know it’s not necessarily what I like per se, but after doing the song over and over again and having people coming up to and saying, thank you for writing ‘Hero’ because it saved my life or it saved my father’s life or my brothers or sisters life, or something of that nature, I said I always have to sing that song when I’m performing because if I don’t, you never know who I’m leaving out and you know what, in times of my life I’ve had to turn to that song lyrically and flip it onto my own life and sing it to myself. So its from the ‘Music Box’ album, and it’s called ‘Hero', this is for you." — Mariah Carey

I think that, this song is about finding your courage inside the individuals, and being strong, believe in oneself, through time of troubles. It's about finding 'hero' inside of us. Do not underestimate who you are, and do not give up no matter what happened, because everyone is a hero to themselves. 

Source: wikipedia, azlyrics

Rabu, 10 Februari 2016

Education to Build a Better Future for All



Education to Build a Better Future for All

Nabila Puspa Kamila
X IPA 2/Additional Class 2-B
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What is education? Education is learning, sharing, and transferring knowledge from one to another. Maybe at first, people think that education is not important, or they think that education is only for boring people, but what majority of human don’t know is that, education is the key to all. Education is the most important tool in our life. It’s like the most dangerous weapon, that can trigger anything and everything. And also, it’s the key for a better future.

What do we need to improve the education in this world? Education is everywhere. In this era, we can find it in so many sources. Books, internet, and many more. We don’t have to go to school to get knowledge, we can learn it by ourselves. Many people in this world think that without school, you can’t be success. It is wrong. But we can’t deny that school have the most important role in education.  

There are still so many education system that is not quite right. What we have to know is that, education is like a practice for the real world. We can see that in some of the countries in the world, the education systems is not really made the students prepared. Most of it emphasize on the theory, so when they are facing with the real life, like example they work, they can’t survive. It’s all about social skill. So, the education system must make students already prepared for the future. It has to based on real life. Many successful person, they can make it to the top because they have their own experiences about life. Read all the books in the world, remember all the things that school gives, don’t guaranteed you with success. That is why, we need to change most of the education systems in this world. And also, the media we need to get the education. In school, the media is teacher. And being a teacher, is not just about teach, teach, and teach. It is more than that. It have to really understand the knowledge, and also the students. The teacher have to know how are the best way to teach what they have to teach, like for example, we can’t learn how to drive a car with full of theories, we have to practice it, and not just once, but every single chances we have, until we know and good at driving cars. Of course, it is hard. To change the education systems, from the media to the way the education are being taught, that most people grown into, and not just change it, but improve it, making it more difficult that the way it used before, and there will be some rejection, because some people are hard to adapt to new things, but it is very important. We need to make it like a real-life miniature, with all of the ups and downs, so that students will be prepared to make this world a better place later. 

Education is not all about exact sciences, it’s about belief too. Education is like a knife. It is useful yet dangerous. When someone has a good education, they will have, everyone have it, the urge to do wrong things. We can take corruptor as an example, they are smart, they go to a good, or even maybe the best school, they learn things, they can remember anything the school taught them, they go to the best university, they know everything, and yet, they can’t make their own nation be better because they follow their own instinct to use their education for themselves. This is also why, schools need to teach good behavior to their students, because, even if they have all the knowledge in the world, without good minds, it’s not important anymore. This kind of education can’t make a better future. Religion is one of the things that can lead human to be a good kinds, because they will know what is right and what is wrong, they will know that do bad things is sinful, and a lot of sinful things will lead to hell, or some religion called it ‘karma’, and they can use their education, their knowledge, to do good things, that can make a better future, not just for themselves but for everyone.

I personally think that these are what we need to have education as a media to make a better future. Education is not just full of books, it is more than that, and education can determine our future, everyone’s future, and this world's.


Rabu, 03 Februari 2016

My Holiday



My Holiday

Now I’m gonna tell you guys about my holiday. It was a good one.

My school gave us a two weeks holiday. It was not a long one, but it’s better than nothing. Sadly (for me it was sad because I was very lazy) at the first week I had to join a math training at PASIAD Bilingual Boarding School. The training was held for a week, from Monday, December 28th, to Sunday, January 3rd. This training costs 250.000 rupiah/day/school. No matter how many students a school sent to, it’s still 250.000 rupiah. This training, for me, it was hard. The lesson is very difficult to learn. Maybe because I’m stupid :’< I hope one day I will be as smart as the other students there, Aamiin. Fortunately, I mean unfortunately, I only join this training for 3 days, because on Thursday and Friday I had some family business, and on Saturday I went to Bontang, East Kalimantan, to take my junior high school diploma. The training was great because I get to meet new friends, and it was fun, beside the lesson, of course. I hope I can meet them again sometimes. 

On Saturday, I went to Balikpapan. I didn’t go to Bontang on that day because the plane is only in the morning, and I get to Balikpapan at 7 PM, so I had to stay at Balikpapan. I don’t have any family there, so I stayed in hotel. The next day, I went to Bontang. It was very tiring. I don’t know why, because from Balikpapan to Bontang is only 45 minutes by plane, but I was sleepy the time I get there. So after I settled in hotel I sleep as soon as possible. On Monday, I went to school to take my diploma and met some of my friends from junior high school. I miss them, so it was quite fun to met them again. After that, I go around Bontang to see if something change. After all, it’s been 6 months since the last time I’m there. It was quite hard, because I born and live there for 15 years, and right now I have to live in Bandung, some big city with a lot of differences than Bontang. But well, that’s life. Something come and go, so I have to take it and survive. 

The next day, I went back to Bandung.  I almost cry when I was about to take off in the plane :v but it will be okay, I thought. God will help me through it. And the rest of my holiday, I stay at home, help my parents, practice swim, and do my daily life.

I think that’s all, thanks for reading this guys, see ya again.

Minggu, 29 November 2015

My School

SMP YPVDP Bontang

I want to talk about my school, SMP YPVDP Bontang. It is a school in Bontang, East Kalimantan. The students there are not very a lot. Usually one class is about 20-25 students. And there are about 5-7 classes. So it's not really as full as SMAN 3 Bandung. 
 This is the front view. We usually do flag ceremony here on Monday. Sometimes, we have jogging around on Monday and cleaning around.
 This is the garden. It is located in the middle of classrooms. You can see one of the classroom on the photo. My school has a total of 33 classroom. My school has a moving class system, so one classroom is for one subject, not for one class.
 This is my school's trophy. Behind the cupboard, it's the teacher's office.
 This is a fish pond. You can see a lot of fish here, and there is a turtle too!^^
 This is our basketball field. Every year, we have a futsal competition here. It is between classes. It's very fun to watch it.
 This is the football field. It has a track to run. The track is about 400 meters. Sometimes we have a sports lesson here, usually for running.
 This is the mosque. Every friday, we have a dhuha pray together here. 

I think that's all, how's my school? It's one of my favorite places^^ Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it!