Thursday, June 24, 2010

I Win It!!!

Well, where should I start? Hmm..... I think I should start from the activities I'd done during my holidays. Actually, I spent my holidays by having fun mostly, like watching movies, TV shows, reading novels, playing video games, and other things. But around a month ago, my English course teacher asked me to join a speech competition for celebrating Bung Karno month and I decided to join it because I thought what will I do at home? I might get better activities by joining this competition. So I started to find a title, the theme of the competition is "Winning Generation". I finally chose to use "Caring" as my title because nowadays we can find many people who don't wanna care about their surroundings or to other people. Care isn't always purposed to other people, but also purposed to other creature, like the trees or the environment.
Around 3 or 4 weeks later I'd finished my speech text and I was satisfied with the speech I made, so I started presenting the speech. At first I wasn't confident enough to do it because I'm sure the other contestants will present their speech much better than I do, but I tried to push myself to always train myself in front of the mirror, until the execution day came up.
The execution day was yesterday. There were many contestants from various schools. Some of them present their speech well. The contestants could choose the number for themselves freely, so I chose 12 because it's the same as my birth date, but actually I was the 2nd contestant who present my speech because the least number that was chosen by a contestant was 9. There were 3 juries, two of them are Australians and the other one is Indonesian but she has lbeen living in Australia for years. Actually it was pretty creepy to know that the juries were from Australia, I was afraid if I didn't pronounce the sentences well because they would easily know it if I made mistakes!
When it was my time to present mine I was so worried of the juries and the audiences, I was so afraid if I passed the time that had been determined by the juries, it's 5 minutes to present our speech. If we presented the speech more than 5 minutes, the juries will decrease the points we gained. But the show must go on, so I presented my speech in less than 5 minutes.
At the time I finished my speech, honestly, I felt confused about what had just I done at the stage. It's like I didn't remember all sentences I'd presented at the stage. Well, at least I had no longer burden on my shoulder because my time was done.
Around 1 or 2 hours later the juries announced the winner. I was so worried about the result, but however, I had to receive the result. I was sure that the other contestants would win it because some of them presented their speech so well. And guess what? I was terribly surprised when the juries said that I got the 1st rank! I really couldn't believe it!!! I was sooooo excited to know that I could win it!!! The last thing I could say was "thank you very much" to the juries and also to Jesus who had guided me till the end of my speech so I could do it so well.
Well, as I've said I'm so excited and satisfied, but I'm sure there still any other persons out there who are much better than me, so all I can do for now is just learning and learning so I'll be able to get new things that would improve my ability in speaking English. =)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Some days ago, I got a message from my friend, she sent me about the memories of her, me, and other friends about my school. Well, firstly you have to know that actually I've been graduated from my school and I'm going to senior high school next month. I really had great times at my junior high school and I also have my own memories about it.
Well, let's start from the first time when I step my feet to my junior high school. You know, I was so happy when I know that I could study in SMPN 1 Blitar (the name of my junior high school). I can't explain to you how happy I was, but the certain thing was I was sooooooo happy, because it's one of the favorite school in my town. I also didn't expect that I could study there because I was from a private elementary school where maybe most people think that the elementary school wasn't so good and I wasn't so smart either I guess. And of course, mom and dad were so proud of me, moreover I was in the first international class.
I also had so many great friends. I was so afraid at first actually if I couldn't have many friends especially because it's my first experience to study in public school. But I did it pretty well, I got many new amazing friends here. I learned many things from them. I really enjoy my time with them.
This school has really change me to be a better girl. I got my spirit to do my best here, I learned how differences are so amazing, I learned how to treat other people well, I grew to be a mature girl here, I got so many problems where I had to solve them by myself and finally I got new lessons from them or when I'd been so helpless my friends always came along to help me solving my problems, I share many things with my friends, and other sweet things.
Actually, I'm so grateful because I can go to senior high school, especially because I can study in a good high school again, but somehow I still miss SMPN 1 Blitar. The teachers are kind (not all of them honestly) and they had given me and my friends new lessons to be a better person to build this country. I'm not gonna forget what have they done for me. It's so amazing because I could meet such great person.
I know it's not a kinda farewell because I can still visit SMPN 1 Blitar whenever I want, but still I feel a bit sad to leave this school. but my life must go on, so all I can do now is just remembering my sweet and bitter memories from my junior high school then make it a lesson for me to always do the best in the following times. =D