Tempat Baru, Semangat Baru

Ya, malam ini adalah malam ke-3 aku di PLC. Tidak seburuk yang diperkirakan, kecuali masalah mahluk lain yang mengganggu teman tetangga kamar di malam pertama kami di sini >.<.

Walo ada yang rada sebel aku posting masalah kehidupan di sini *lirik mas dias*, ya ini kan dokumentasi pribadi juga mas, lagian mau crita apalagi, aku di sini nyaris 24/7 hehehe..

Asrama Lama

Bangunan asrama yang sekarang memang baru, tapi aku belum tau ini dibangun tahun kapan. Sekamar diisi oleh 3 orang yang sesama jenis hihihi. Kali aja ada yang mau mengunjungiku ke sini, dan bawa berbagai macam makanan *ngarep* hehehe.

Tampak depan

Dan yang paling menggembirakan adalah cucian di sini UNLIMITED \m/. Kelebihan lain dari kamar baru adalah lampunya terang, lebih manusiawi kalo dipake buat tidur belajar malem. Ruangan makan cuma selemparan batu dari kamar ^^.

Meja tempat mengerjakan tugas kelompok

Senam pagi hari Senin, Rabu dan Jumat juga masih dengan instruktur yang sama, mbak-mbak yang menyenangkan dengan lagu yang penuh semangat seperti cinta satu malam, dan bukan dengan kopasus (bergabung dengan penghuni PLC) seperti yang aku dan teman-teman bayangkan sebelumnya.

Lorong kamar

Pas masuk kamar, keinget jaman kerja di SEIN, karena ada TV Samsung yang menggantung dengan manisnya di dinding kamar.

Manisnya dia di situ, sayang gada HBO :p

Hal yang menyenangkan lainnya adalah mulai dari senin kemarin sampai 1 bulan ke depan, aku mendapatkan kelas intensive business english bersama dengan native speaker. Sayang fotonya burem, hasil dari candid si hehehe.

He wrote this by himself

Suasana di dalam kelas

Mr Be, orangnya lucu banget, ekspresif. Dia bisa banyak bahasa, termasuk Indonesia, sedikit jawa, sedikit batak, sedikit sekali manado, dan lainnya ^^. Ini kesempatan belajar bahasa inggris gratis. Di EF aja untuk 18 pertemuan, tiap pertemuan 90 menit, aku harus membayar 1,5 juta. Lah ini, 8 jam setiap hari, untuk 20 kali pertemuan, silakan dihitung sendiri :lol:.

Jadi disyukuri saja semua yang aku miliki sekarang, di samping uang saku yang dan waktu untuk bisa melihat peradaban di luar yang terbatas ^^.

 

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Teaching Kindergarten

Finally, I made it! \(^0^)/

Previous sunday was my first time to teach some kindergarten children. It felt delightful ^^. My friend in BPS, Johan, was one of the founder of Taman Ilmu Setia Budi. When I knew he has been doing a great job, teaching there every sunday for free, I decided to join in his program.

Actually, I had no idea how to teach kids. 10 kids came into kindergarten class. They are so nice, cute and wonderful. Some of them are very excited, but there are still some kids that can’t write. The most difficult thing is I have to find ways to make them excited, because kids get bored easily :).

The lovely class ^^

I teach english, and I felt nervous because I never did such thing before. When I told what I felt, si mas said:

him: your students are elementary kids..you can just easily fool them lol. just kidding though

me: juahaaaat 😆

I think I have to learn some kids songs ^^, because they love songs and it will make them easier to learn and remember new english vocabularies. Wish me luck ^^.

And I think I’ve found great thing to replace my sunday routine before, went to francais class, and this is one of my dream ^^.

So, if you read this and want to join with us, please be our guest ^^.

Virtue Conquers All (The Virtuous Mr. Bai Fang Li)

I feel terrible when I read this article. I found it at 3.30 a.m when I opened and scrolled down on Paulo Coelho’s Blog..

And I realize that doesn’t need that much money to start giving. We don’t have to get rich first so that we have the ability to help other. We don’t need to wait until we grow old so we started to care surround.

Suggested by Mia Tantina

Using the money he earned from peddling trishaw, Mr. Bai Fang Li has contributed to finance more than 300 poor students in their tuition fees and living expenses, helping them to complete their studies.

His daughter recalls “He suffers throughout his life, saving on food and drinks, stitching his torn pants over and over again. When you throw away his old pants and buy new ones for him, not only that he does not want to wear them but he also gets angry.”

When the elder peddles trishaw, his clothes, shoes and hates all do not match, as if he is a beggar.
“I had never bought any clothes before. You see, the clothes that I wear are all picked up from the clothes people threw away. Look at my shoes, they are different, even the socks inside are different! The same applies to my hat; it was also collected from dumpsites.” he said.
His family members who could not resist looking him like that have advised him but to no avail.
In response to that, he simply picked up a bun and said to his children
“What is so hard about this? This bun is the product of the farmers’ hard work. People throw it away; I pick it up and eat it; isn’t this a way to reduce wastage?”

It has been calculated that, over years, Mr. Bai Fang Li has peddled equivalent to going round the Earth’s equator for 18 (times?). Mr. Bai has never thought to be rewarded.

Somebody attempted to find the list of students sponsored by Mr. Bai but he only found a photograph of him with a few children, and that is the only photograph ever taken. When asked about what he expected of the children, his humble reply was “I only want them to study hard, get a good job, be a good person and to give back to the country.”

In 2001, Mr. Bai Fang Li donated the last sum of money. Nearly 90 years old, he was unable to peddle trishaws anymore.
Instead, he looked after people’s car at the station and saved up to 500 yuan before he donated the money.
After giving out his last sum of money, he said “I cannot work anymore, I can no longer donate money to others!” and that was the first time in her life his daughter Bai Jin Feng had ever heard her father saying that.

Mr. Bai passed away on September 23, 2005, in a hospital. Hundreds turned up at his funeral.

Source: Chung Hua Cultural Education Centre

Thank you Mr Bang Fang Li for having taught lesson that is not taught intensively in school.