Wednesday, December 22, 2010

If I have a chance to travel around the world

If I have a chance to travel around the world, I’ll visit China, Brazil, and France. And I called this trip ‘Martial Arts Adventure’. Why? Because, in each country have a typical martial arts and I’m going to learn and explore some of them.

For the first is China. There are a lot of martial arts born here but the only martial art that makes me want to visit this country is Wing Chun. I’ll go to south China, actually Foshan where Wing Chun’s originated. Then I’ll ask natives, where is the best Wing Chun’s school in here. And I’ll never leave this place before I rule the basics of Wing Chun.

Second is Brazil. This is the place where Capoeira is born. Capoeira is acrobatic martial art with beautiful moves. I’m going to learn Capoeira as well as the history and philosophy. I’ll go to Rio de Janeiro and sign in for Capoeira course. Then I’ll try to rule some moves, because I know learn martial art is not easy, it needs efforts and time.

The last is France. This country known for its beautiful sights and a kind of martial art or sport called Parkour. I want to learn and explore about Parkour. If I can rule the basics of Parkour, it can bolster my fight ability. Moreover I really want to meet David Belle, he is a man who popularize Parkour and also the master. It must be great if I can learn directly from the master.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Internet Research Rules

In this opportunity I would like to explain about the rules when make a research via internet. The rules are divided into three sections. Firstly search engine, secondly sources, and finally know how to quote the information.

Let’s begin by looking at search engine. Search engine do the selection of millions of web sites. You must know how to use search engine to get the info that you need. You may ask help to someone that can explain you how to use search engine, or you can learn yourself by using google or yahoo, that search engine has a tutorial to use.

Now let’s turn to sources. It’s so easy to access or copy the information that you get from internet, but it can’t mean that is a public domain. The information it’s belong to anyone who makes it. According to sources, you don’t to be a cyber cheater. Quoting, cutting or copying a sentences, paragraph, or document without giving thanks and give the sources it’s a plagiarism.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How to Write Novel Review


Maybe later materials of this blog mostly taken from my task. Because of my busyness I didn't have much time to prepare specific materials but don't worry, if I have a time I'll make it. And this blog is the place to share that I've learn to my reader.

Now, I'll tell you 'how to write a review novel?'

This methods I've got from my lecture, one of the capable lecturer that I have.

So, what should there in your review?

First you must give the reason why you choose the novel. Show your recommend for who this novel should be. Tell about your favorite character and your favorite event or chapter. Finally don’t forget to write the message that we can learn from that novel.

Here’s my review novel. Take a look.

Killer Spores
(The third book in the Man from Atlantis series)
A novel by
Richard Woodley

I choose this novel because I think the story is simple. The title “Killer Spores” make me curious about the story. The cover also make me interest about this book. And I just read the synopsis and the theme is futuristic. Finally I choose this novel because the simple story.

This novel is good for people that like simple story and specially people who loved science and futuristic things. The story is full of science, lab, and a kind of experiment.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010


It’s been a long time I didn’t update this blog. Because of that I am busy. I’m sorry to all my reader. Actually I took this material from my grammar task. And I would thanks to all my friend especially in my group for our task. Once more, I am sorry if there is a lot of mistake here, I am still learning. In here we learn together. :D


This is my black bicycle

An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words. An adjective usually precedes the noun or the pronoun which it modifies.

Types of adjectives

Determiners consist of a small group of structure words without characteristic form.

1. Articles : the, a ,an

2. Demonstrative adjectives
The demonstrative adjectives "this," "these," "that," "those," and "what" are identical to the demonstrative pronouns, but are used as adjectives to modify nouns or noun phrases, as in the following sentences:
When the librarian tripped over that cord, she dropped a pile of books.
In this sentence, the demonstrative adjective "that" modifies the noun "cord" and the noun phrase "that cord" is the object of the preposition "over."
This apartment needs to be fumigated.
Here "this" modifies "apartment" and the noun phrase "this apartment" is the subject of the sentence.
Even though my friend preferred those plates, I bought these.
In the subordinate clause, "those" modifies "plates" and the noun phrase "those plates" is the object of the verb "preferred." In the independent clause, "these" is the direct object of the verb "bought."
Note that the relationship between a demonstrative adjective and a demonstrative pronoun is similar to the relationship between a possessive adjective and a possessive pronoun, or to that between a interrogative adjective and an interrogative pronoun.

3. Possessive adjectives
A possessive adjective ("my," "your," "his," "her," "its," "our," "their") is similar or identical to a possessive pronoun; however, it is used as an adjective and modifies a noun or a noun phrase, as in the following sentences:
I can't complete my assignment because I don't have the textbook.
In this sentence, the possessive adjective "my" modifies "assignment" and the noun phrase "my assignment" functions as an object. Note that the possessive pronoun form "mine" is not used to modify a noun or noun phrase.
What is your phone number.
Here the possessive adjective "your" is used to modify the noun phrase "phone number"; the entire noun phrase "your phone number" is a subject complement. Note that the possessive pronoun form "yours" is not used to modify a noun or a noun phrase.
The bakery sold his favourite type of bread.
In this example, the possessive adjective "his" modifies the noun phrase "favourite type of bread" and the entire noun phrase "his favourite type of bread" is the direct object of the verb "sold."
After many years, she returned to her homeland.
Here the possessive adjective "her" modifies the noun "homeland" and the noun phrase "her homeland" is the object of the preposition "to." Note also that the form "hers" is not used to modify nouns or noun phrases.
We have lost our way in this wood.
In this sentence, the possessive adjective "our" modifies "way" and the noun phrase "our way" is the direct object of the compound verb "have lost". Note that the possessive pronoun form "ours" is not used to modify nouns or noun phrases.
In many fairy tales, children are neglected by their parents.
Here the possessive adjective "their" modifies "parents" and the noun phrase "their parents" is the object of the preposition "by." Note that the possessive pronoun form "theirs" is not used to modify nouns or noun phrases.
The cat chased its ball down the stairs and into the backyard.
In this sentence, the possessive adjective "its" modifies "ball" and the noun phrase "its ball" is the object of the verb "chased." Note that "its" is the possessive adjective and "it's" is a contraction for "it is."

4. Numeral adjectives
Cardinal: four, twenty-five, etc.
Ordinal: first, thirty-fourth, three hundredth, etc.

5. Indefinite Adjectives
An indefinite adjective is similar to an indefinite pronoun, except that it modifies a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase, as in the following sentences:
Many people believe that corporations are under-taxed.
The indefinite adjective "many" modifies the noun "people" and the noun phrase "many people" is the subject of the sentence.
I will send you any mail that arrives after you have moved to Sudbury.
The indefinite adjective "any" modifies the noun "mail" and the noun phrase "any mail" is the direct object of the compound verb "will send."
They found a few goldfish floating belly up in the swan pound.
In this example the indefinite adjective modifies the noun "goldfish" and the noun phrase is the direct object of the verb "found":
The title of Kelly's favourite game is "All dogs go to heaven."
Here the indefinite pronoun "all" modifies "dogs" and the full title is a subject complement.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tips to Keep In Exercise Program

Exercise is important for our health and has a lot good impact for our body. Sometimes we didn’t success to follow our exercise program. Laziness, bored, bad time management and another factor prevent us. Here I got 9 tips for you to keep in exercise program.

1. Do it with your friends. It will be different if you have friend.
2. Choose the program that you like. There is a lot of sport activity that you can choose, running, jogging, swimming, aerobic, martial arts, body building, soccer, basket ball etc. I myself prefer body building, so choose that you like and you will enjoy.
3. Make a schedule. It will easy for you if the program is include in your daily activity. If you do it continually that will be a part of your life. Nice hah?
4. Start it slowly. It means step by step. You can begin a jogging program once a day for 30 minutes in a week and escalate in next week, for example once a day for 60 minutes.
5. Don’t forget a warming up. Do it warming up to decrease an injury possibility.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Simple Future Tense

Mrs. Puff: I will free next week. :(
(+) S + will/shall/be going to + v-1 + O + adverb of time
(-) S + will/shall/be going to + not + O + adverb of time
(?) Will/shall/be going to + S + v-1 + O + adverb of time

She will help me next week.
I will not be here tomorrow
Shall we go to school?


To expresses future time. When the speaker is making a prediction, either will or be going to is possible.
I will go to Kandahar.
It is going to be rainy tomorrow.

To expresses a prior plan. When the speaker is expressing a prior plan (because he/she has made a plan or decision to do it) only be going to is used.
Why did you packing? I’m going to my hometown tomorrow.
I’m going to clean this house, because my parent will come.

To express willingness use will.
She’s coming. I will take her bag.
A: I don’t understand this.
B: I will help you.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Past Perfect Progressive

Plankton finally got the recipe. He had been trying to steal that for two years.
(+) S + had + been + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(-) S + had + not + been + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(?) had + S + been + v-ing + O + adverb of time.

To emphasize the duration of an activity that was in progress before another activity or time in the past.
The police had been looking for the criminal for two years before they caught him.
I had been studying Arabian language for two years last month.

Frequently used adverb
For …, by yesterday, since …, by last ….

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Past Perfect

Sasori to Deidara: 'He had already changed when you came.'

(+) S + had + v-3 + O
(-) S + had + not + v-3 + O
(?) Had + S + v-3 + O?

Express an activity that was complete before another activity or time in the past.
We had already arrived when the game began.
Ron had left before Mary got to library.

Frequently used adverb
After …: setelah
… before: sebelum
…when: …. Ketika

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

What time is it?

A tramp lie down and sleep in the park. He had been sleeping for about 5 minutes when a couple walked by. The man stopped, woke the tramp up , and asked him, "Excuse me.

Do you know what the time is?" The tramp replied, "I'm sorry - I don't have a watch, so I don't know the time."

The man apologised for waking the tramp and the couple walked away.

The tramp lay down again, and after a few minutes went back to sleep. Just then, a woman, who was out walking her dog, shook the tramp's shoulder until he woke up again.

The woman said, "I'm sorry to trouble you, but I'm afraid I've lost my watch - do you happen to know the time?" The tramp was a little annoyed at being woken up again, but he politely told the woman that he didn't have a watch and didn't know the time.

After the woman had gone, the tramp had an idea.

He opened the bag that contained all his possessions and got out a pen, a piece of paper and some string. On the paper, he wrote down, 'I do not have a watch. I do not know the time'.

He then hung the paper round his neck and eventually dropped off again.

After about 15 minutes, a policeman who was walking through the park noticed the tramp asleep on the bench, and the sign around his neck.

He woke the tramp up and said, "I read your sign. I thought you'd like to know that it's 2:30 p.m."

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Past Progressive

I was walking down the street when it began to rain.
(+) S + was/were + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(-) S + was/were + not + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(?) was/were + S + v-ing + O + adverb of time?


Indicate an activity or situation was in progress at particular time in the past.
At 08.00 pm yesterday we were playing video game.

Both action that occurred in the same time, but one action began earlier and was in progress when the other action occurred.
I was watching TV when she arrived. (The past progressive form ‘watching TV’ happen first and for the past form is second).
While I was studying last night, she called me.
Frequently used adverb
When…, while.., at… o’clock yesterday and other in the past.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Simple Past Tense

"We spent our time in the beach yesterday."
(+) S + v-2 + O + adverb of time
(-) S + did + not + v-1 + O + adverb of time
(?) Did + S + v-1 + O + adverb of time
I bought a newspaper yesterday
She didn’t come here last night
Did you come here last night?

Indicates an activity or situation began and ended at particular time in the past.
She went with me last night.
John didn’t bring a book last week.
Did you visit me two days ago?

If a sentence contains when, and has simple past in both clauses, the action in the when clause happens first.
(1st) When I heard strange voice, (2st) I got up to investigate.
She arrived when I watched TV last night. (watched TV happen first)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

No Temper Tantrums

As a crowded airliner is about to take off, the peace is shattered by a 5-year-old boy who picks that moment to throw a wild temper tantrum. No matter what his frustrated, embarrassed mother does to try to calm him down, the boy continues to scream furiously and kick the seats around him.

Suddenly, from the rear of the plane, an elderly man in the uniform of an Air Force General is seen slowly walking forward up the aisle. Stopping the flustered mother with an upraised hand, the white-haired, courtly, soft-spoken General leans down and, motioning toward his chest, whispers something into the boy's ear.

Instantly, the boy calms down, gently takes his mother's hand, and quietly fastens his seat belt. All the other passengers burst into spontaneous applause.

As the General slowly makes his way back to his seat, one of the cabin attendants touches his sleeve.

"Excuse me, General," she asks quietly, "but could I ask you what magic words you used on that little boy?"

The old man smiles serenely and gently confides, "I showed him my pilot's wings, service stars, and battle ribbons, and explained that they entitle me to throw one passenger out the plane door on any flight I choose."

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Present Perfect Progressive

Law: "I have been learning kung fu for 7 years."

(+) S + aux (have/has) + been + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(-) S + aux (have/has) not + been + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(?) Aux (have/has) + S + been + v-ing + O + adverb of time

I have been studying here for a year
She has not been living here for 5 years
Has John been working here for 3 months?


To indicate the duration of an activity that began in the past and continues to the present.
I have been waiting here since 8 o’clock
You have been studying for 2 ours

Expresses a general activity in progress recently, lately.
I have been thinking about buying a new car
The students have been sitting here

Adverb frequently used.
For= selama
Since= sejak
How long = berapa lama ?

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Shut up, Trouble, Manners

There was three girls named Shutup, Manners, and Trouble. One day Shutup and Trouble wanted to go take a walk. They asked Manners if she wanted to come but Manners stayed home.

During the walk Trouble go lost. Than while Shutup is looking for Trouble a cop comes up to her.
"What is your name little girl?" "Shut up"
Cop: "What is your real name!?"
Shutup: "Shut up!"
Cop: "Are you looking for Trouble little girl?!"
Shutup: " Yes, i lost her awhile back"
cop: "Wheres your manners?!"
Shutup: "She stayed home"

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Present Perfect Tense

Sponge bob: "I have already finished my driving test."
(+) S + have/has + v-3 + O
(-) S + have/has + not + v-3 + O
(?) Have/has + S + v-3 + O
(+) I have finished my homework.
(-) She has not finished her homework.
(?) Have you finished your homework?

Expresses the idea that something happened (or never happened) before now, at an unspecified time in the past. The exact time is not important.
Have you ever visited Indonesia?
I have already beaten this game.

Expresses the repetition of an activity before now. The exact time is not important.
He has gone to Yemen twice.
I have met many people since I came here in August.

Expresses the situation began in the past and continues to the present.
I have had breakfast.
I have liked masked rider movies ever since I was child.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Present Progressive

(+) S + to be (is,am,are) + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(-) S + to be + not + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(?) To be + S + v-ing + O + adverb of time
(+) Putri is sleeping right now.
(-) I am not reading right now
(?) Is she writing a letter?

Expresses an activity that is in progress at the moment of speaking.
She is reading a book.
The students are sitting at their desk right now.
I am dreaming about you.

Something generally in progress this week, this month, this year.
I am taking four courses this semester.
She is taking a rest this week.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Joke For Today

A girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was very big mammal its throat was very small.

The girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. By now irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale couldn't swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The girl said, 'When I get to haven I'll ask Jonah.
The teacher asked, 'what if Jonah went to hell?'
The girl replied, 'Then you ask him'.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simple Present Tense

Pola kalimat

(+) S + v1 (s/es) + O + ket. waktu
(-) S + do/does + not + v1 + O + ket. Waktu
(?) Do/does + S + v1 + O + ket. Waktu ?
(+) You read a newspaper everyday
(-) You don’t read a newspaper everyday
(?) Do you read a newspaper every morning?


1. Untuk menyatakan suatu kebiasaan.
I get up at five every morning
She goes to college everyday

2. Untuk menyatakan kebenaran umum.
The world is round.
A year has twelve months.

Keterangan waktu
Adverd of frequency (kebiasaan)
Always, usually, generally, ever (?), never, sometimes, occasionally, seldom.
Adverb of quantity (keseringan)
Once a day, .. a week, .. a month, twice.., three times.., every..

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