Friday, 24 August 2018

WEEK 3 - Teaching week

WEEK 3 - Teaching week

Day 15th, 18 August 2018. Saturday.

Today, Ajarn Nichata asked us to join her diploma classes again at 10.00 am.
We came there at 10.00 (we were late because the girls again).
At first, we introduced ourself in front of the class.
We started the activities with conversation activity. Ajarn Nichata gave us some papers with a quetion on it. I got "What kind of music do you like?"
So the rule was, we have to talk with each of the students with the topic that given to us. It was a funny activity because when i asked them with my question, they try to sing their favourite song 555.

After that, Ajarn Nichata divided the whole class into 8 groups, each group got one situation, and we should make a topic from the setting that she gave to us.  My group got "The night market" topic. So we made a script based on the topic and insert some jokes there. I act as a tourist who looking for a souvenir and my friends in my group act as a local person. This activity was funny and also great for practicing english. After took some pictures

At the night, the teachers from Satit UDRU (Ajarn New, Dream, Ice, Tae, and Bang from Ban Makh Khaeng) invited us to go to a Cafe. They brought us to Nom Tao Cafe. That was a nice place to hang out.
At the beginning, i ordered Fried Chicken with rice, and also Hot Chocolate.
After that, they ordered a lot of dessert. Such as Chocolate Ice Cream with toasted bread, and also the Vanilla Ice cream with slice of melon fruit.
That was my most delicious dessert i've ever had. We were really enjoyed that moment, we laughed and also share our stories. I started to feel attached with them. :')

I made a lot of friends that day. And i hope our friendship last forever.

Day 16th, 19 August 2018, Sunday.

Sunday funday!
Ajarn Kim and Ajarn Nichata invited us to join a Fun Run that held on the Nongprajak Park. She said we should go at 5.00 AM, one of the most impossible thing to do in holiday.
We woke up at 5.00 AM (we make it, yeah!) and go at 05.20 AM, we went to the gate of the UDRU and met The Buddies (Nutty, Mew, and Jdar). We waited for 1 hour until the girl showed up, they late as usual.
We rode a tuktuk, and when we came there, the marathon was already started. So, we decided to have Fun Run with all the Sea-Teachers and The buddies. I reached the finish line first (because i wore  The Flash Shirt 555).
When Jdar, Stephen, and Joshua came, we decided to have a breakfast.

We went back to the dorm at 11.00 am. And after that, i prepared my Lesson Plan and Materials because i will teach in the Next Day.
I will teach about Place Value of decimal, so i made a bingo card with numbers and symbol on it.

Day 17th, 20 August 2018, Monday.

This day is my first day teaching. I Taught at Mathayom Suksa 1/1.
As i said before, i taught about Place Value of Decimal. I explained about it first and gave them examples. To make sure the students understand, i give them Exercise with the bingo game. I offer them some gift for the winner so they will do their best.

The learning process goes well. I didn't have any problem but language. But lucky me, My Mentor, Ajarn Leng helped me to translate what i said to the students. I also learned some Mathematics Vocabularies to made the communication easier.

This was my first time teaching. I really-really excited and feel happy to taught in that class, the students were really active and excited. And this day is one of the unforgettable moment because that was my first students ever.




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Friday, 17 August 2018

WEEK 2 - Assist Week

WEEK 2 - Assist Week

Day 8th, August, 11th 2018
Saturday was a free day. So I just spent my morning in the dormitory to wash my clothes and prepare some teaching materials.
In the afternoon, all of the Sea-teacher participant were invited by Ajarn Kim to watch the Freshy Orientation. There are 11 majors in the faculty of education that compete for the ED Freshy Boy and Girl 2018. 
After that, we went to Ajarn Nichata’s diploma class to share about our experiences at Udon Thani, and also our Culture. She said that we were invited there to have a conversation with the students, so they have a chance to speak in english and also will have a confidence to talk with the foreigner.

After the class, we went back to the ED Freshy event to watch the Question and Answer session. Cause we didn't understand what are they talked about, we asked our buddies to translate the whole QnA session 5555 (5555 is spelled as hahaha/laugh in thai)
Finally, at 23.30 they announce the winner that will represent the Faculty Of Education in the upcoming UDRU Pageant event.

Day 9th , 12th august 2018
We also didn’t have any schedule on Sunday. So we decided to go to Central Plaza by ourself. 
Me, Step, and also Joshua rode a tuktuk to go there. The driver set an Expensive price, but because we learned some phrases in Thai to get discount we only have to spent 30 baht for 3 people.
At the central plaza, we decided to eat first. We went to McDonald, and what make me really surprised was; they have different menu with Indonesia. As example, In Indonesia we have Apple Pie and Banana Pie, but in Thailand they have the Pineapple Pie and Corn Pie. I tried both and I love the Pineapple pie.
After finished eating, we strolled around the central plaza and found a lot of Queen’s pictures and Blue stuff (as i explained before, they celebrate the Mother's Day). 
At the afternoon, we go back to the dorm to have a rest.


Day 10th, 13 august 2018.

So, this day was the schedule for all the participant of Sea-Teacher Program to go to Nong-Khai Province. It's a province near Udon Thani that has Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge spanning the river to Laos. We went with Ajarn Kim and also Ajarn Patawan (The Dean of Education)

First, we went to Sala Kaew Ku, it was a unique place full of weird but meaningful statues of Buddha and other celestial god in buddhism religion. There was also a pool with giant fish there. Its a nice place to relax ourself.

After that, we went to Wat Pho Chai in Luang Po Phra Sai. This place is a holy place where they have a large Lan Xang–era Buddha image awash with gold, bronze and precious stones.
It was kinda crowded there because this place is a famous place for visitor like us.

The next place was Indo-Chinese market. It was a marketplace where you can find anything such as clothings, accessories, foods, and also souvenir from Thailand and Also Laos. In the middle of the market, you also can see the Mekong river. The river that separate Thailand and Laos.

And for the last, we went to Wat Phra That Bang Phuan. It's also one of the most sacred temple in Nong Khai.

In the afternoon, me and the other Muslim girl went to the mosque to pray and ate in the Halal Restaurant beside that. After that we went back to UDRU to have some rest and prepare ourself for the next day.

Day 11th 14 agustus tuesday

Holiday was over. It's time to go back to school. I started the day with the Ceremony like usual.

This day is the beginning of the Assistance Week. So i joined Pam's Class and help her to teach the students about the Decimal Number. She gave exercise for the students, and i helped the students as much as i can (I use google translate sometimes).

After the class finished, we got surprised cause Satit UDRU gave us our own table and desk. WOW.
Because i only had one class on that day, i spent the rest of the day in our new office by listening to the music and do our blog.


Day12th  15 agustus wednesday


Day 13th 16 agustus Thursday
To celebrate the Science Day, me, Stephen, Nesty, and some of the Students from Satit UDRU went to Somprao, the branch of the UDRU Campus.
It was a really-really huge event there. They have the Science Exhibition, Food Bazaar, and also a Rocket Bottle Competition for all the students in Udon Thani.
I spent all day to accompany the students wherever they go. First, we tried some unique food in the Bazaar. I tried Kwetiaw Noodle, Coconut water, Something like crepes but not crepes, Boiled Egg Satay, and also Chicken Kebab.
After finished eating, we went to the Football Stadium to support the students in Rocket Bottle Competition.
There were a lot of students from other School in Udon Thani compete for the winner, and luckily the Team from Satit Won this competetion. WOW!


Finished with the rocket bottle, we were going back to the food bazaar to have a lunch and wait for the bus to pick us up. While waiting, we have a convesation with the students, about their nickname, their hobbies (k-pop 555) and also about our culture. I really-really happy to know more about them. I started to feel like they're my family, and i didn't wanna leave them. :(


Day 14th 17 agustus Friday
Dhirgahayu Republik Indonesia yang ke-73!
17 August is the Independence day of Indonesia. So I, Miranti, and Nesty decided to wore White-Red clothes and took a picture in front of the International Office.
After that, I went back to school and decorate my table with Indonesian Flag. Even if we weren't in Indonesia, but we still have the Spirit of Independence. We also have to be proud because we represent our Country, Indonesia, in Thailand.

I didn't have any class that day. So i just sat in the office, watching Indonesia Indepence Ceremony via YouTube.
What i missed the most is the Independence Day Games. For Your Information, to celebrate the Independence Day, there were a lot of game such as Climbing Slippery Pole Game, Catching Eels, Sack Race, and many more. I hope that next year i can see those games again.
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Friday, 10 August 2018

WEEK 1 - Sea Teacher Batch 6 to Udon Thani, Thailand.


Huwala guys! Sawatdee Krub! 

It’s been a long time since i posted something on this blog with English, so i want to say sorry if there are so many mistakes. Because i’m still learning, hahaha.

Okay, so today i’m gonna share my experiences about Sea-Teacher Project Batch 6 in Udon Thani, Thailand.

But first, what is Sea-Teacher?

Sea Teacher is a Pre-service Student Exchange Program by SEAMEO. For now, there are 4 countries that joined this program: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Philipines.

                                                                                                   

1st Day (August 4th 2018)

Because I lived in Banjarmasin, it took 3 flight to go to Udon Thani. First was Banjarmasin to Jakarta, Jakarta to Bangkok, and then Bangkok to Udon Thani. And it was a really long and interesting journey because I have never gone Abroad before.

There were so many funny moment in the airport. First, me and Miranti Diah Prastika (the other participant from Lambung Mangkurat University) slept at the prayer room in Soekarno-Hatta Airport because we arrived at the airport at 1:00 AM, and the next flight schedule was in the 6:00 AM. And then at the Don Mueang Airport, we need to separate our stuff from the luggage into small bag because they only accept 10kg luggage. And also, I tried Hainanese Chicken Rice for the first time at the airport and that was really-really Arroy (Delicious).

Finally at 16.00, we arrived at the Udon Thani airport. We met the other participant from Indonesia: Intan, Delima, and Nesty. We were lucky because it was rainy outside, so it didn’t felt that hot. We took our luggage, and met the students from Udon Thani Rajabhat University that already waited for us outside the airport: Mew, Nut, Aef, and Palm.

They took us to our Dormitory in Udon Thani Rajhabat University(UDRU). I got surprised because our room is in the fifth floor and has no elevator, maybe in the next month I will lose some weight. Yeay!
I met the other participant from Filiphines, Joshua Maglines. He will be my roommate when I stay in Udon Thani.

Right after we came to the dorm, Miss Nichata and Miss Kim invited us to went to the Central Plaza of Udon Thani. We bought a new Simcard there, and tried the Thailand KFC. It had a different menu. That was a new experiences for us.

The first day was really great. Can't wait to learn more about Udon Thani. 

                                                                                                    

2nd Day (August 5th 2018)

At 9:00 AM, one of our roommate from Filipina, Stephen finally arrived.

We began our second day by shopping. We went to the market to bought some necesseties like bucket, glass, bowl, and the other stuffs that needed for the whole month.

In the afternoon, the UDRU students took us to Night Market with a traditional transportation named tuktuk.  It looks like Combination of Bajaj and Becak from Indonesia.
source: wikipedia (i forgot to take the photo)

The Night Market had everything you need, like clothes, shoes, make up, and the most important: it had a huge Food Shop that sales so many Thailand’s Street Food with affordable price. This felt like Heaven for a Foodlover like me.
Even if there were a lot food there, something that really stole our attention were the cricket and the worm. Because for some people, eating an insect is disgusting. But we still bought some, and surprisingly it was delicious


                                                                                                   

3rd Day (August 6th 2018)

The third day was an Orientation Day. As like Indonesian proverb said: “Tak kenal, maka tak sayang” or “You can’t love what you don’t know”, so we getting to know each other.
The orientation was opened with Opening Address by  Asst. Prof. Dr. Pattawan Najaikaew as the Dean, Faculty of Education. We gave a Sasirangan(traditional fabric from Banjarmasin) as the souvenir from Lambung Mangkurat University to Udon Thani Rajabhat University. 
There also a presentation about UDRU, Ban Makhaeng School, Udonpichairakpittaya School. and also Demonstration School of Udon Thani Rajabhat University/Satit UDRU (my practicum school)
We learned about basic thai language with Asst. Jintana Duangpang. It’s kinda hard for us cause every single letter is different with ABCs Letters. She also teached us several thai sentences like sawatdee krub, kho tood krub, and kob koon krub.

After the class done, we had a Campus Tour. It was a nice experiences because the UDRU had so many facilities like a dorm, sport center, and also had a huge library.
at the library
We went back to the dormitory to take some rest, and back to the building 12 to dinner and finally met our Buddies!
In the building 12, we played a game about memorizing the name of all participant, a nice game to break the ice.

After that, we picked our buddy randomly, and i got Noon and View, the 4th students of English Education in UDRU as my buddies. They were so kind and really care about me. Hope that our friendship will last forever.

                                                                                        


4th Day (August 7th 2018)
First day of the school!
As a new teacher, we were so excited and went to the school  at 07.00 AM (The school is started at 8.00 AM)
08.00 The president of Satit UDRU Introduced us in front of the students of Satit School. Some of the students laughed when they heard my name, and when I asked them why, they said that my name is similar like one of the Instant Noodle Brand in Thailand.

So, Demonstration School of Udon Thani Rajabhat University a.k.a SATIT UDRU is Located at 64 Taharn Road, Meuang, Udon Thani. Established on 26th December 2011 and Declared as one of the UDRU faculty. They started 1st semester on 1st October 2012. And divide by three sections: Preschool, Primary school, and Secondary school.




Because my Mentor was still in Bangkok, so I spent my first day (in the first week) to observe the student teacher that also had internship in Satit UDRU, Pam. She taught about multiplying Exponent number with games. 

5th Day (August 8th 2018)
ASEAN DAY!
In my 5th day, we joined ASEAN DAY Event in  Banmakhaeng school. I wore Sasirangan that day (Traditional Fabric from South Kalimantan).
Stay in other country, and found Booth named Indonesia with some pictures and Traditional Dance from Indonesia made me miss my country so bad. I took some photos there with Miranti, and Nesty.

We also tried traditional food from Thailand that looks like Traditional food from my city Banjarmasin named Wadai Cucur, but a little bit smaller. I really-really like it.

Overall, i was really-really happy that day because i learned a lot from the Event, like the culture of the other country, and how to Respect the Diversity.

                                                                                     

6th Day (August 9th 2018)
Even if it was a rainy day, it didn’t make us lazy to go to school. As usual, Me, Stephen, and Nesty went at 7.30 and use our Raincoat.
I observed the teaching and learning in 1/3 and 1/2:
They learned about exponent with something like puzzle/jigsaw. They matched the exponent number with the equal number, and i think it was a nice method to make students interested with mathematics. The students really excited about the learning process. 
Beside that, i also learn several Mathematics vocabularies in Thai Language, so it will be easier to me to teach the students in the next week.

After the class finished, we helped the students to made papercraft for the decoration, because the next day they will have the Mother’s day Celebration. 

                                                                                               
7th Day (August 10th 2018)
Happy mother’s day!
Mother’s day was a routine event that celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. So that day, everyone wore Blue to express their love to the Queen. 

We celebrated the mother's day with the students from Satit School. The event was great. They displayed some pictures of Queen, and also the pictures of the students with their mothers.
submit the food they brought to the monk to get a bless. And the event was closed with the monk that splash the holy water to all the participant.

As a muslim, I must do the Friday prayer at the mosque, so I borrowed Noon’s motorcycle to go to the nearest mosque. Even if I didn’t understand the preaching, I was really happy because they really welcome me as a muslim foreigner

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Pasti Nangis! - Review Film Be With You (2018)

Bermula saat gue yang bingung mengisi waktu luang di kala liburan, dan sedikit butuh hiburan.
Gue iseng buka konten IGTV milik akun instagram @dijonmovie

Disana gue nonton beberapa kontennya, dari penjelasan mengenai seat di bioskop, review singkat film yang baru aja release, sampai ke konten yang berisi beberapa rekomendasi film terbaik sepanjang 2018 (hingga saat ini).
Beberapa Film bagus masuk dalam jajaran list tersebut, dari Avengers Infinity Wars, Annihilation, serta beberapa film keren lainnya. Gue pun menyisihkan beberapa list film yang udah gue tonton dan yang horror hingga list yang tersisa pun menampilkan empat judul film.
Love Simon, Love For Sale (Indonesia), Revenge, dan Be With You(Korea). 

Sebagai lelaki tulen yang gagah dan perkasa, kalian tau kan gue pilih nonton yang mana? 
Jelas, tanpa pikir panjang, gue memilih buat nonton Be With You #siap
source: wikipedia

So, sebelum gue sedikit review film ini. Gue meminta maaf yang sebesar-besarnya karena gue sendiri bukan pakar film yang paham mengenai seluk-beluk cinematography, scoring, plot, dll. Jadi review gue isinya cuman tanggapan gue nonton film ini sebagai penikmat film biasa. 
Dan, untuk yang Anti-Spoiler silahkan beranjak dari sini karena mungkin akan ada beberapa potongan cerita yang gue (secara ngga sengaja) akan ceritain. Cekidot!

Review Be With You (2018)

Drama memang bisa dibilang sebagai salah satu senjata ampuh dari negara Korea. Mungkin kalo suatu saat WW3 pecah, mereka cukup ngirimin drama aja, dan para musuh akan ngaku kalah karena ngga kuat menahan kesedihan. Oke, poin ini sungguh sangat tidak penting.



Plot cerita Be With You

Bergenre Drama-Fantasy, film yang di-direct oleh Lee Jang-hoon ini bercerita tentang sebuah keluarga yang terdiri dari Ayah dan sang Anak yang harus rela menjalani kehidupan mereka setelah ditinggal mati oleh sang Istri/Ibu. Namun sebelum kepergiannya, Si Ibu membuat sebuah dongeng tentang Ibu Penguin yang kembali dari kematiannya pada saat musim hujan tiba. 

Yup, dengan inti cerita sesederhana itu, film yang diadaptasi dari novel berjudul serupa; Be With You ini sukses bikin gue nangis sekitar, ya beberapa kali lah (ini adalah kata halus dari "nangis sepanjang film").
Film ini dengan sukses menggambarkan kepada kita tentang bagaimana mereka kesusahan menjalani hidup tanpa sang Ibu, dimulai dengan pekerjaan berat sang Ayah, rumah yang begitu berantakan, sampai kancing baju yang salah kancing alias kelewatan ngancingin. Namun diantara kesusahan tersebut, si Anak tetap menjaga harapannya kalo suatu saat Sang Ibu bakal balik lagi waktu musim hujan tiba.
Dan bener, secara ngga terduga, di musim hujan tahun berikutnya sang Ibu muncul kembali, tapi dengan ingatan yang sudah hilang. Lalu perjuangan mereka buat ngembaliin ingatan si ibu dan mempertahankan keberadaannya pun dimulai. 

Pemeran Film Be With You

Sang Ayah yang merupakan mantan Atlet Renang yang terserang penyakit mematikan diperankan dengan baik oleh So Ji Sub. Sepanjang film gue dibikin was-was, apalagi tiap dia lari atau ngelakuin hal-hal berat. Rasanya pengen gue marahin aja: "ngga sayang tubuh apa!"
Ketidakmampuan dia + kekagokan dalam ngurus rumah dan anak bener-bener meyakinkan juga. Gue curiga aslinya emang gitu orangnya.
Terus si Ibu, Son Ye Jin cantiknya ngga ketulungan cuy. Scene-scene mesra mereka bikin gue mesem-mesem sendiri. Sungguh beruntung si cowo bisa punya istri secantik ini.
Dan yang ngga kalah pentingnya, si Anak yang diperankan Kim Ji Hwan juga diperankan dengan sangat-sangat baik. Selama 2 jam 12 menit, dia memiliki andil paling besar dalam setiap tetes air mata yang gue jatuhkan. Huft.
Pemeran-pemeran lain pun berakting dengan sangat bagus, dan punya porsi yang pas di sepanjang filmnya.

Dari 1-10, Rate Gue untuk Film ini?

Meskipun film ini cuman mendapat 7.6/10 dari IMDb. Menurut gue film ini layak untuk dapat 8.5/10
Pemeran yang apik, tempat latar yang bagus dan cerita yang ringan dan nangis-able ini wajib banget buat kalian tonton. Gue yakin Mad Dog nonton film ini juga bakal nangis. 




Okeh, segitu dulu review singkat untuk film Be With You ini. Semoga bisa menghibur dan menambah pengetahuan kalian. Ciao~

p.s: besok gue bakal berangkat ke Thailand. Tunggu cerita selanjutnya di blog ini, atau instagram gue di @sukadukanuka

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