Rabu, 21 Februari 2018

The Food Of Hell From Indonesia


Famous as one of the best tropical countries, Indonesia provides tons of uniqueness and excitement. Its nature, culture, and art always bring millions of tourist each year. However, this time we are going to talk about one thing, Indonesia’s cuisine, in particular Sambal.
Sambal or sambel is infamous among tourist as the food of hell for its undeniable ability to make the consumer produces tears and sweat when eating. Produced using chili as its main ingredient, sambal is indeed taste extremely spicy.
Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, cherry,  tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green and red, depending on which chili you use.

Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid it. However, some of them are challenged and try to eat it. Those who dare to try usually will get stomach ache or turn very red and sweaty in the face. Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.
But, not many people know that the truth is the spiciness of sambal can be measured. There are many level of the spiciness from sambal, depends on what kind of sambal is it. There are two ways to measured the spiciness of sambal. First, quantitative and subjective.
Sometimes, sambal can be more spicy than we think and guessed. Usually, people will drink water, milk or yogurt to decrease the spiciness on their mouth. But, the truth is it won't work. We can decrease the spiciness by eating rice or bread.
People who doesn't like spicy foods might not gonna eat sambal ever. But, not many people know that sambal has substance that will work as antimicrobial and fight against the bacteria and virus in our body. So it might be that people who like sambal can live longer than people who doesn't like sambal. Also, sambal can decrease body heat.

Should be erased:
1. Plastic
Because the sentences says traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. But, the tool that made from plastic is not traditional.
2. Cherry
Because there is not sambal that made by cherry,
3. Many tourist avoid it
Tourist actually try to find it.
4. Main meal
Sambal only the complementary of main meal.

Rabu, 31 Januari 2018

Biography of an Inspiring Person

Demi Lovato



Demi Lovato (Demetria Devonne Lovato) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the 20th of August 1992. Her hometown is in Dallas, Texas, USA, but now she lives in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her mother’s name is Dianna De La Garza and her real dad’s name is Patrick Martin Lovato. She has stepfather named Eddie De La Garza. She has older sister named Dallas, half little sister named Madison De La Garza, and half older sister named Amber.
Demi began her acting career on the children's television series Barney & Friends as Angela. She began to play piano at the age of seven and guitar at ten, when she also began to learn dancing and acting.
In 2007 and 2008, Demi played Charlotte Adams on the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings. She played the lead character, Mitchie Torres, in Camp Rock and Sonny Munroe in Sonny With a Chance.
In May 2013, she became a judge in the X Factor, joining Britney SpearsSimon Cowell and L.A. Reid. Then, in 2013, she was a guest in an American TV Comedy Show, called Glee as Dany.
Now, Demi Lovato already has six albums, those are Don’t Forget (2008), Here We Go Again (2009), Unbroken (2011), Demi (2013), Confident (2015), and Tell Me You  Love Me (2017).
Demi Lovato has won several awards, including an award at the MTV Video Music Awards, one award at the ALMA Awards, five People's Choice Awards, a Billboard Women in Music award, a Guinness World Record and fourteen Teen Choice Awards. Demi has received a Grammy Award nomination, a Billboard Music Awards nomination and a Brit Award nomination.
Demi Lovato’s life was not really as smooth as it seemed. She had a hard life during her earlier carrer. Demi had suffered from depression, an eating disorder, self-harm, and being bullied before she went into rehab at the age of 18. On the 1st of November 2010, Demi entering a treatment facility for "physical and emotional issues". It was reported that she decided to enter treatment after punching female dancer Alex Welch.
On the 28th of January 2011, Demi completed inpatient treatment at Timberline Knolls and returned home. She admitted that she had had bulimia, had harmed herself, and was drugs and alcohol addicted. She added that she "basically had a nervous breakdown" and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder during her treatment. Demi later said that she had used cocaine several times a day.
In her documentary on You Tube called Simply Complicated, she revealed that her treatment at Timberline Knolls was not entirely successful. She still struggled with alcoholism and a cocaine addiction.
She agreed to resume treatment and counseling for her addictions. She moved to a sober-living facility in Los Angeles with roommates and responsibilities to help her by her drug and alcohol struggles. She also did good activities, like Jiu-jitsu to distract her from her addiction. Now, she also try to recover from her eating disorder. She has not overcome her problems, but, she is getting better in time.
So Demi Lovato has inspired me in so many ways. I have learned that we always have to be strong and do everything to overcome our problems. Also as a teenager I always have to do right and useful activities with good people. Life is hard but we have to live it, face it and make the best of it.

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Rabu, 24 Januari 2018

North American Beaver

North American Beaver


The North American beaver (Castor canadensis) is one of two extant beaver species. It is native to North America and introduced to Patagonia in South America and some European countries, like Finland. The North American beaver is an official animal symbol of Canada and is the official state mammal of Oregon.
Kingdom        : Animalia
Phylum          : Chordata
Class             : Mammalia
Orde              : Rodentia
Family           : Castoridae
Genus           : Castor
Species         :C. canadensis
Like human marriage, the North American Beaver will have only one mate in its lifetime unless its mate dies. A Beaver begins mating at around the age of three. In the Northern regions, the mating season is from January to March. And in the Southern regions, it happens in November and December. The female North American Beaver is pregnant with its litter for about three months. Baby Beavers will live with their parents for two years.
A beaver has webbed hind feet and a large, flat, nearly hairless tail. It uses its tail to help maintain its balance when it is gnawing on trees. It will also slap its tail against the water to signal danger or to warn away predators. A beaver has short front legs with heavy claws. Their rear legs are longer, and it uses its rear webbed feet to help propel itself through the water. When a beaver is under water, its nose and ears close up and a special membrane named nictitating membrane  covers its eyes. A beaver has a thick layer of fat under its skin that helps keep it warm underwater. A beaver also has teeth that grow troughout the beaver’s life to cut into trees and woody vegetation.
Beavers live near rivers, streams, ponds, small lakes, and marshes. They build lodges of sticks and mud on islands, on pond banks, or on lake shores. Not all beavers build lodges, some beavers build burrows in the banks of rivers.
Most of the beaver's diet is made up of tree bark and cambium. They especially like the bark of willow, maple, birch, aspen, cottonwood, beech, poplar, and alder trees. Beavers also eat other vegetation like roots and buds and other water plants. A beaver has a specialized digestive system that helps it digest tree bark.
Beavers are still active throughout winter and still use their ponds even when they are covered with a layer of ice. Beaver may be submerged underwater for up to 15 minutes. Beaver can swim up to 5 miles per hour.
               One of the uniqueness of North American Beaver is it is a semiaquatic animal, that 
means it can live in both water and land. It also has transparent eyelids that will help them to 
see under water. It manipulates its predators by making an empty lodges.

Question from the text
1. Beavers usually live near this places, EXCEPT...
    a. Rivers
    b. Streams
    c. Hotel
    d. Lake
    e. Marshes

2. Baby beaver will live with its parents for ....
    a. 2 months
    b. 2 years
    c. 2 weeks
    d. 2 days
    e. 2 age

3. The function of nictitating membrane is to ...
    a. cover its eyes underwater
    b. close up its nose
    c. close up its ears
    d. cover its body
    e. cover its head

4. Most of beaver's diet is made up of ...
    a. meat
    b. eggs
    c. milk
    d. bark
    e. rice

5.  Beaver can swim up to ...
     a. 5 miles per minutes
     b. 5 miles per secon
     c. 5 miles per day
     d. 5 miles per week
     e. 5 miles per hour

References
https://americanexpedition.us/learn-about-wildlife/north-american-beaver-facts-information-and-photos/

Selasa, 14 November 2017

My Presentation About Tourist Destination

Makassar

One of the tourist destinations that not many people know is Makassar. This island is as interesting and beautiful as Bali, Lombok, and Yogyakarta.

Makassar Province is the capital city of South Sulawesi. Makassar is the biggest city out of Java Island after Medan.

Makassar has beautiful view. There are so many interesting places in Makassar to visit, like Fort Rotterdam, Losari Beach, and Amirul Mukminin Mosque. Those places are not really far from one and another, so it won’t take long time to go from one place to the other places.

Fort Rotterdam is located in the edge of the beach. It was belonged to Gowa-Tallo Kingdom. The real name of this fort was Benteng Ujung Pandang. This fort  had a shape like a tortoise that wanted to go to the ocean. This symbolized that Gowa-Tallo Kingdom had glory in both mainland and ocean, just like tortoise that could live in both mainland and ocean. Then, this fort was taken by Belanda colonial and they used it to keep spices from East Indonesia. Cornelis Speelman changed the name of this fort into Fort Rotterdam to remind him where he was born. Prince Diponegoro was held in prison at this fort. So, there was a statue of him in front of the fort.

Losari Beach is located in the west of Makassar city. You can find many small shops around this beach. These small shops sell many charasteristic foods like Pisang Epe, Sop Konro, and Coto Makassar. Because of that, Losari Beach was known as a beach with the longest table and small shops in the world. At this beach we can enjoy the beauty of sunset. This beach is really unique because it has free hotspot around it. So many teenager would really love to go to this beach. Also, this beach doesn’t have sand. It is prohibitten to swim in this beach because the water is really deep, but we can enjoy the beach by using boats.

Amirul Mukminin Mosque is the first floating mosque in Indonesia. This mosque is located beside Losari Beach. This mosque has three floor and has two unique blue domes. We can see the beauty of Losari Beach from the top of this mosque. Inside of this mosque is really cool although the AC is not in the ON condition.

Rabu, 11 Oktober 2017

Tourist Destination

Losari Beach and Monas




One of the tourist destinations in Sulawesi Island is Losari Beach. Losari Beach is the icon of Makassar City. It is located in Penghibur Street in the heart of Makassar City, South Sulawesi. Before known as Losari, resident called this beach as Fish Market. You can find many characteristic Makassar foods like pisang epek, coto makassar, conro soup, and palu butung. But now, those small shops had been relocated into nearby place. This step was taken by the local government so the beach will stay clean and comfortable.

We can enjoy the beauty of sunset and sunrise from this beach. While waiting for it, we can try various fresh sea foods, like lobster, calamari, stingray fish with affordable price. You can also use the internet facility while eating or waiting for sunset or sunrise. This beach is really unique because it doesn't have sand. Also it's prohibition to swim in this beach because the water is really deep. But we can still enjoy the beauty of this beach by using boats.

We don't have to pay any tickets to enter Losari Beach unless you have to pay for your vehicles.





Monas is one of the popular tourist destination. Monas is a National Monument in Jakarta. Monas is a tall white building with 132 meters with a big fire statue on top of it. The statue of fire symbolizes a spirit of soldiers who fought colonies for Indonesia. The fire statue can glow in the night, so it might more beautiful if we see it in the night.

Monas was created by R.M. Soedarsono and Frederich Silaban. It took 14 years to build it. Monas opens from 6 a.m until 10 p.m. Yo can enjoy some Dioramas and view from Jakarta from the top of the building. Dioramas are kind of miniature of some specific events (ex: war, Soekarno's speech etc). The ticket for entering Monas is only Rp 5.000,00.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S4LajgMXIJI

Gathapraya

Gathapraya



Every year 3 Senior High School always hold some culture festival. This year, the name of the culture festival is “Gathapraya”. Gathapraya means hopes for the future. This culture festival was held at Saturday on the 30th of September 2017. First, we gathered in Saparua Field to do Nusantara parade at 08.00 to 11.45. We did the parade by passing Belitung street, Bali street, Sumatera street, and Kalimantan street. We wore kebaya and pangsi when we did the parade. Also from each classes, there was two delegations to wear Indonesian traditional costumes from many islands in Indonesia, one female and one male to participate in Fashion Show Competition. Delegation from our class had to wear Indonesia traditional costume from Java.

At about 11.45, the parade was over and we were already in Bali Field. We went to the mosque in 3 Senior High School to pray Dzuhur and got change. After that, we went back to Bali Field to start enjoying the festival.

To get into the Bali Field or the conser, we had to show the ticket from our phone and we had to give our bags to the committee so they could check if there was anything that’s not relevant.

In Bali Field, we enjoyed the show. There was so many stand, like Batik Stand, Traditional Costumes Stand, Gamelan Stand, Gerabah Stand, Photoboot, and many more. We also enjoyed the foods and drinks, like potatoes, Poci Tea, Takoyaki, Rice Box, and the other foods and drinks.

There was so many performances from many talented people, like Elevoice, Drizzling, MK3, LSS3, KV3, Band 3, and other performers. There was also many guest stars, like NIDJI, HiVi, Didik Nini Thowok, Vina Candrawati, and many more. NIDJI and HiVi were the guest stars that many people couldn’t wait to see, but they performed in the night as closing.

The festival was ended at about 22.00, but I returned to my home early because I felt tired. But I really enjoyed the festival that day. Hope the 3 Senior High School Culture Festival next year become more successful.


Kamis, 24 Agustus 2017

What We are Going to Do on Holiday

Plans In The Two Weekend Off School

Sekar     : "Hello, Faradila! How are you today?"
Faradila : "Hello Sekar! I'm good, but a little bit tired. How about you?"
Sekar     : "I'm fine. Thank you. By the way, I really am happy because we have this long holiday. I'm                  tired of those homeworks that we have everyday. Do you have any plans?"
Faradila : "I'm not sure. I don't have any idea yet. I think I might stay at home and being lazy."
Sekar     : "Are you sure? Don't you think it's wasting time?"
Faradila : "Yeah, I think you are right. Maybe I will go to Jepara with my aunt then. How about you?"
Sekar     : "Well I am going to New York with my family. We are planning to watch Broadway there."
Faradila : "That sounds like a very good plan. Do you mind if I join you?"
Sekar     : "Thank you. Well of course. We are planning to go to New York two days after tomorrow.                    Are you free that day?"
Faradila : "Thank you for letting me join you. Of course I am free."
Sekar     : "Yeay! I will tell my family soon. Goodbye!"
Faradila : "Goodbye!"