Monday, 27 February 2017

Crossword


Down:
1. High quality and lasting value for particular old thing.
2. A person or animal that eats.
4. Someone/something to possess or do.
6. Position when taking a selfie.
10. The enemy of the allies in WW2.
12. Become fully aware and understand clearly.
14. The state of being whole, entire, or united.
15. A spectrum of light. Red, yellow, blue.
18. Something that we eat.

Across:
3. The same as picture.
5. The same as slope.
7. The wife of a king.
8. Food that we bake. Usually has filling.
9. Something people write to express their  feeling and secrets.
11. Something that move in an orbit.
13. The act of sensing with the eye.
16. Something we do to make things right, usually position.
17. A statement which is funny.
19. A measurement of time.
20. To complain in a self pitying way.

Learning from Nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” –Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein is considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. In the quote above, he implies that nature is the key in understanding everything in our life. You might think, why? After all human is the most intelligent species on earth. Why do we have to learn from nature, that some would consider as lesser than human? In here we will try to answer that question.

First of all, what is nature? According to Oxford dictionary, nature is the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creation. From that definition we can conclude that, in essence nature is everything beside humans and human creation. This means that there are more things that can be classified as nature than there are humans. If we look at it this way it seems to make sense to learn from nature.

All sorts of things can be learned from nature. From everyday values to something that can change your life tremendously. These things can be learned from all manners of plants, animals, and other part of nature. From the smaller one like ants, to the bigger one such as mountains. And best of all it’s actually not that hard to notice these amazing values if you just see and observe. Now we will delve deeper into what we can learn from nature.

The first one is weather. Have you ever seen a weather forecast? A weather forecast can be useful in planning your day. If the forecast shows that it would be a sunny day, you might have planned to go to the park, picnic, or do another outdoor activity. But the forecast isn’t always right. Sometimes what promised to be a sunny day could turn out to be a thunderstorm. From this we can learn that life isn’t always what you envision to be. It is unpredictable. You could have prepared for something to the best of your ability but in the end it could come to naught. But this doesn’t mean that you should stop after something went against your liking you should still try to make the best of the way things turn out to be.

The next example is the flow of water. The flow of water first started from water springs in the mountains. The water then flow through a calm streams and rivers with faster currents. And finally the water will reach the shore and continue the journey to the vast ocean. This teaches us that there are stages in life. Water can’t just start from the springs and suddenly teleport to the ocean. It must first endure the journey and pass through all obstacles they faced. Another thing that we can learn from this is not to give up on anything. Like water that continue to tore through all their obstacle and make their way to the ocean.

There are still lots and lots of things that we can learn from nature. From only the two examples above, we can already conclude that nature is a good teacher. Learning from it could completely change our way of living. What are you waiting for then? Go and start to learn new things from nature. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

My Last Holiday

There was not much going on during my holiday, I didn’t go anywhere. I planned to do something productive like studying something or making mind map for my lessons. But I just couldn’t muster the will to do all those things. So it became some sort of routine between playing computer game, reading a book, and watching movies. Because of this I will explain about the games I played, the books I read, or the movies I watched.



One of the game I played is called Hearts of Iron 4, it’s a world war II themed strategy game where I can play as any country that exist either in the year of 1936 or 1939. But in this game, the plot doesn’t have to be the same with the historic event, everything that happened is based on my choices, for example I could make a fascist United States or a democratic Germany.

In one of my play through, I played as the German Reich. But instead of declaring war against Poland I became their ally and invited them to the Axis faction. After that I decided to attack France, so I need to take over Belgium first to go around France’s defense which is called the Maginot Line. After the fall of Brussels, I prepared my army to march to the heart of France, Paris. But something I didn’t expect happened after I declared war against France. They allied themselves with the United Kingdom, which also brought their allies Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and British Raj into the war. With this development, I tried to march faster to Paris to get enough victory point to trigger France’s capitulation. But, when France was in the verge of capitulation something happened. The French joined the United Kingdom under the same flag. Essentially merging into one bigger country. Which makes them harder to defeat because it has more national unity, so I have to get more victory points. I gave up after that, what I thought would be a swift victory just turned out to be the beginning of a world war. So I ended the game and closed it.




The book that I read is actually a part of trilogy, it’s called the Mistborn series. But I have only finished the first book, The Final Empire and now I’m currently still reading the second book, The Well of Ascension. The story was set in the Final Empire which is ruled by a self-proclaimed god-king called the Lord Ruler. It revolves around a thieving crew that tries to liberate the final empire from the clutches of the lord ruler. Some of the people in the empire have some special power. This power gave them the ability to harness powers by consuming metals. Some of these powers are strength, enhanced senses, the ability to manipulate other people’s emotion, and some other powers. This thieving crew consists of people with this kind of power. Make no mistakes though the lord ruler also has this power, and is believed to be immortal. But I think it’s safe to say that we all believe that they will succeed in the end.

So yeah, that was my holiday. It wasn’t that interesting, but for me it was quite nice. It wasn’t as productive as I hoped though. But at least I had some sort of fun. Even though I mostly stayed at home.

Monday, 21 November 2016

LDKS

LDKS (Latihan Dasar Kepemimpinan Siswa) is a program of SMAN 3 Bandung with the aim to increase student’s discipline and leadership through a series of trainings. It was held for three days from Thursday, September 29th  until Saturday, October 1st. this program is held in RINDAM III/Siliwangi, at jl. Menado.

On Thursday, all students are gathered at the hall. Then we are divided into companies and barracks. There were two companies, and  seven barracks. Then we were told to put our things in the barrack and come back to the hall. In the hall, we participate in the opening ceremony of LDKS. It was then followed by an explanation of the school rules and then a presentation about physical and psychological self-protection for men and women from P2TP2A.

When the clock strikes twelve, we proceed to pray in the mosque which was followed by lunch. In order to instill discipline to the students, there are rules that must be obeyed in the eating room. Some of the rules are 1 table consist of 8 people, we must sit upright and look straight, we must pray together before eating and a lot more other rules. After we finished eating, we then moved to the field where we do PBB (Peraturan Baris Berbaris) for hours. After that we took a bath and eat again. Next we went to the mosque to pray and the day was closed with the election of Ketua Angkatan 32019.

The next day continue in mostly the same manners with praying, eating and more presentations. But there is something interesting in the night. The lights went out so we were told to went back to the barrack early. In the barrack there were an evaluation by the seniors, after that we slept.


The last day, after the usual morning routine, we were gathered in the hall for a presentation about positive energy by an alumni of SMAN 3 Bandung. It was then followed by mindset games in the field. From there we went back for the closing ceremony. When it is finished, the LDKS is officially closed and we went back to our homes.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Lions

The lion (Panthera Leo) is one of the big cats that is only second in size to the tiger. Currently wild lion only exist in sub-saharan africa and india. Where historically they could be found in most of Africa, including North Africa, and across Eurasia from Greece and southeastern Europe to India.
The lion is a well-muscled cat with a long body, large head, and short legs. The main difference between male lion from female lion is the mane. Manes are long hair that can usually be found on the neck of male lions. A full-grown male is about 1.8–2.1 metres long, excluding the 1-metre tail; he stands about 1.2 metres high at the shoulder and weighs 170–230 kg. The female, or lioness, is smaller, with a body length of 1.5 metres, a shoulder height of 0.9–1.1 metres, and a weight of 120–180 kg.

Female lions usually do most of the hunting, where males usually get their share from the female’s kill. But that doesn’t mean that male lions are helpless, they are also adept hunters. Lions prey on various animals, but they mainly hunt medium- to large-sized hoofed animals such as wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes.


Both sexes are polygamous and breed throughout the year, but females are usually restricted to the one or two adult males of their pride. In captivity lions often breed every year, but in the wild they usually breed no more than once in two years. Females are receptive to mating for three or four days within a widely variable reproductive cycle. During this time a pair generally mates every 20–30 minutes, with up to 50 copulations per 24 hours. The gestation period is about 108 days, and the litter size varies from one to six cubs, two to four being usual.


Questions
     1.      What is the most important characteristic that distinguish male from female lions?
a.       The size
b.      The lifespan
c.       The mane
d.      The method of hunting
e.       The ability to hunt
2.      What is the meaning of litter in the text?
a.       A condition of disorder or untidiness
      b.      To give birth to a number of young animals.
c.       To scatter (objects) in disorder.
d.      A number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at one birth.
e.       To throw trash everywhere.
3.      Which one is not a hoofed animal?
a.       Zebras
b.      Antelopes
c.       Wildebeest
d.      Sheep
e.       Hyenas
4.      Where should you go to find wild lions nowadays?
a.       India
b.      North africa
c.       Ethiopia
d.      Egypt
e.       Morocco
 5.    How long is a fully growned lion?
      a.      3.1 metres
b.     1.8 metres
c.     1.5 metres
d.     4 metres
e.     1 metres

Monday, 3 October 2016

Announcement

Attention please!

Due to renovation our library will be closed for a week, starting from September 21st until September 28th. We are sorry for the inconvenience, for further information please contact Mr. Pasha in the office.



Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Torres del Paine National Park


Torres del Paine National Park is located in southern Chilean Patagonia. It consists of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. It measured approximately 242,242 hectares and is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile.


In the park the transportation is mostly by foot. Because there is busses but they are quite expensive and infrequent. This is also because the park is famous for its hiking trail which of course must be done on foot. Some of the worth mentioning trails are the los cuernos, the French valley, and last but not least the mirador las torres.