Kamis, 09 Juni 2016

Avril Lavigne - Complicated

"Complicated" is the debut single by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released in 2002 from her debut album, Let Go. It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. The single reached number one in Australia (for six weeks), New Zealand and Mexico (for nine weeks), number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three in the United Kingdom. Based on its chart performance, the song is Lavigne's second most successful single and was one of the most successful releases of 2002.

ArtistAvril Lavigne
Album: Let Go
Genre: Pop Rock
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Yearmore
AwardsMTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watchmore


Uh huh, life's like this

Uh huh, uh huh, that's the way it is
'Cause life's like this
Uh huh, uh huh that's the way it is

Chill out, what you yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see
I like you the way you are
When we're drivin' in your car
And you're talking to me one on one
But you've become...

Somebody else 'round everyone else
You're watching your back like you can't relax
You're tryin' to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I'm never gonna find you fake it
No, no, no

You come over unannounced
Dressed up like you're somethin' else
Where you are ain't where it's at
You see you're making me laugh out
When you strike your pose
Take off all your preppy clothes
You know you're not fooling anyone
When you've become...

Somebody else 'round everyone else
You're watchin' your back like you can't relax
You're tryin' to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I'm never gonna find you fake it
No, no, no

No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no

Chill out, what you yellin' for?
Lay back, it's all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see...

Somebody else 'round everyone else
You're watching your back like you can't relax
You're trying to be cool,
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I'm never gonna find you fake it
No no

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated? (yeah, yeah)
I see the way you're acting like you're somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life's like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I'm never gonna find you fake it
No no no


The Grammy nominated single “Complicated” is about one of Avril Lavigne’s strong beliefs about life- you should be yourself all the time. The song has influenced many teenagers and kids to be true to your selves. Many of us are not true to ourselves because we doubt if the society will accept us. This was not written about anyone in particular, according to Lavigne. She says, "It's basically about life, people being fake, and relationships." In this song Avril tells the listener to present themselves the way they are but in an acceptable way.



Kamis, 02 Juni 2016

Where to Visit in Bandung: Koloni Eatery and Art-venture


Koloni Eatery and Art-venture or often called Koloni 108 located at Jl. Ciumbuleuit number 108, Bandung. This place is easy to find because it's located right beside the main road and because of its unique building that dominated with white, make it looks like an ancient place. Besides, the interior design of Koloni 108 will give you the impression of vintage when you visit this place. So many chalkboard art hanging on the wall, a lot of woody furniture, and cute murals in every corner of the place that is pretty good for photograph.

What makes Koloni 108 different is the foodcourt concept. You will find around 20 food or drink tenants at the back area of this place. They offer various kind of food and drink choices, from local, western, and japanese. The prices are also affordable, with the range from Rp15.000 until Rp60.000

Andd my favorite part of Koloni 108 are the art & craft stores that located in the front area of this place. According to its name, "Koloni Eatery and Art-venture", in this place you can also find several stores that sell a lot of art or craft stuff. Such as handmade crafts, decoration needs, art supplies, accessories, and many more. When coming to this place, I mostly spend my time wandering around these art & craft stores 
(one of my favorite store is Ini Itu!) instead of having a meal in the foodcourt. All of the stuff look so unique and well-made. 


Overall, Koloni 108 is a nice place to hangout, either with family or friends. Soo if you're a crafty or an art-lover and are searching for a place to eat, you should visit this place! I HIGHLY recommend it for you!

Minggu, 29 Mei 2016

Places with Amazing Structure: Dome of The Rock

The Dome of the Rock is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was initially completed in 691 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik during the Second Fitna. The Dome of the Rock is now one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture. It has been called "Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark," and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The octagonal plan of the structure may also have been influenced by the Byzantine Church of the Seat of Mary

Sometimes erroneously called the Mosque of Umar, from a tradition that it was built by Caliph Umar I, the Dome of the Rock was actually built by Caliph Abd al-Malik between 687 and 691. 
The Dome of the Rock is located on a rocky outcrop known as Mount Moriah, where, according to Jewish belief, Abraham offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice. The inscriptions inside the building glorify Islam as the final true revelation and culmination of the faiths of Judaism and Christianity. The building is actually not a mosque but a ciborium, erected over a sacred site.

According to later Islamic tradition, the Rock (al-Sakhra) in the midst of the building was the spot from which Mohammed ascended to heaven after his miraculous night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem on the winged steed al-Buraq.

Built between 685 and 691 C.E., this shrine is the first piece of Islamic architecture sponsored by a Muslim ruler that was created as a work of art. Its wooden gilt dome, which is approximately 20 meters in diameter, rises to a height of some 30 meters above the surrounding stone-paved platform. It is supported by a circular arcade of four piers and twelve columns. Surrounding this circle is an octagonal arcade of eight piers and sixteen columns, which help support the dome. The outer wall repeats this octagon, each of the eight sides being about 18 meters wide and 8 meters high. Many of the 45,000 blue and gold exterior tiles were installed under Suleiman the Magnificent in the 1500s. Inside, 1,280 square meters of elaborate mosaics cover the walls that enshrine the mystical rock under the dome.

Interior of the Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock exterior detail

The shape of the dome itself is a powerful symbol of the soaring ascent to heaven, its circle representing the wholeness and balance essential to the Muslim faith. 

Although sometimes referred to as the Mosque of Omar, the Dome of the Rock is in fact not a mosque. Nevertheless, as the oldest extant Islamic monument, it served as a model for architecture and other artistic endeavors across three continents for a millennium.


Minggu, 28 Februari 2016

Education to Build a Better Future

Education is a process to know and learn something around us. Education is really needed by everyone. Without education, our life in this world will be a mess, because people will do everything they want, whether it's a good thing or a bad thing. But, with a better education, our knowledge will increase and it can be useful for everyone. Besides, education will also help us to build a good character. Quality of a country mostly depend by its education. If a country has a bad education, that country could left behind from another countries that have a much better education. That's why education is really important.
School is one of a place to get an education. In school, we learn a lot of things such as mathematics, biology, physics, and many more. However, we often forget about the importance of character education. The world doesn't only need people who highly educated, because it won’t guarantee the success of a country. Without character education, people will forget the importance of manners, discipline, honesty, and many more. In the end, it will create a bad generation.
Besides, the weakness of education nowadays is all student must master all of the subjects, whether it’s their field or not. In my opinion, it’s the wrong way of education. Each student has their skills in different fields. They aren’t supposed to learn things they don’t master at, because it will just stressed them out and in the end, they don’t have a chance to develop their real potential. I think it will be better and wiser if you let the students choose their field since a little so they can enjoy to learn them.
So, for myself, the best education is an education that is not only teaches us about theory, but also teaches us more about character building. In addition, the best education is an education that more concern on developing students’ potential, by not forcing them to master all of the subjects that are not their field. I hope Indonesia will fix its education system soon and follows other countries that have succeed.
That's all from me. Sorry if there are some mistakes. Thank you for reading^^


I would like to tell you about my last holiday. It happened 2 months ago. After i got my report card, i and my family decided to have some holiday in Pangandaran! On 24th December 2015, we departed to Pangandaran. We went there by car, so it took almost 12 hours to get there (it could be just 5-8 hours if we went earlier). Well, it was very tiring yet exciting trip, because we had a chance to travelling around West Java. We also stopped in many places to get some meal. We really had a great time!
After arrived at Pangandaran, we got a hotel right away. Fortunately, the hotel located near the Pangandaran Beach. And it just took around 15 minutes to get there by foot. It was 5 p.m. that time and we decided to watch the sunset at 6 p.m. Soon after we checked in, we went to the beach. We spent our time strolling along the coast, playing around with waves, and taking many photos while waiting for the sunset. Not long after that, the sun finally set itself! We looked up to the sky and it really was a beautiful view. I was grateful to be there.
In the next morning, on 25th December 2015, we went to the nature preserve. The location of the nature preserve was also near the hotel. Before we entered, we had to pay for the enterance ticket that cost about Rp.40.000 (i don't really remember it). After we entered the place, the tour guide began to describe the place itself. He also showed us many kinds of natural objects(?) such as cave, stalactite, and many more. There were also a beautiful white-sanded beach. We played happily there.
We went home to Bandung that day. But before that, we went to Batu Karas. Batu Karas was just like a common beach, but it had bigger and higher waves than Pangandaran Beach (there were also a lot of jellyfish). I often spotted some people surfing there. After that, we finally went home to Bandung. We left at 5 p.m and arrived at home safely at 2 a.m.
And then, on 6th January 2016, i and family went for a holiday again to Jakarta to meet our close relatives who live in there. We just stayed for a night, because that time i was sick =))). There were nothing much to do during holiday in home. I always spent my day sketching and painting (obviously). Another things that i usually did were reading novels and watching. I love to watch a cooking show or DIY tutorial. Well, my activity during holidays seemed really boring, but i always enjoyed it :D.
That's all from me, sorry if there's any mistakes (especially my grammar =))). Thank you for reading~

Selasa, 24 November 2015


Crossword Puzzle

1. A brand of electronic devices
2. Hearing tool in human
3. Framework with pane
4. Blonde or black or reddish
5. A genre of music
6. Entertainment object
7. Carry out ; act (synonyms) – in Verb2
8. Interplay ; communication ; social life
9. A noun ; school__ ; __style
10. Something that issues in such a stream, as gas or water
11. Expression to show an agreement
12. Cube thing to carry something
13. A pure white number of this species
14. Silent
15. Antonym of “far”
16. Impaired or disabled through a defect or injury

1. The second-largest city in the US, situated in Southern California
2. Smile broadly
3. Cleaning with water and, typically, soap or detergent
4. The part of plant that grows underground
5. Something that binds/restrains
6. A word that is used to express agreement
7. Plunge head first into water
8. Accidentally strike against something
9. A person who creates art
10. Push oneself off a surface into the air using legs
11. The chemical element of atomic number 30 
12. At or to the futher side of
13. A system for sending and receiving printed materials using telephone lines
14. The female ruler of an independent state
15. Joke ; prank
16. Food
17. A statement that tells you what is or isn’t allowed

Minggu, 15 November 2015


Hello again! Now i would like to tell you about my experience in Gamarvani.


Gamarvani is one of an art and culture festival held by 3 Senior High School. Gamarvani itself taken from two Sankskrit word; Gammar which means "journey" and Parvani which means "moon". So, Gamarvani means "A Journey to The Moon". It took one of West Java folks tales, Nyai Anteh, as its theme. The festival held 2 months ago, exactly on September 19th 2015 and it took place at Bali Field, near my school. That day, the Gamarvani Committee had to arrive at the field at around 5 a.m. Because i was one of the committe, i had to wake up really early that day. The air was so cold that i had to wear layered clothes that time. A few minutes after that, the chief finally came and gave us briefing. We, as the committee, really hoped that Gamarvani would be a big success.

Gamarvani itself had arranged to begin at 9.30 a.m. But before that, there was a parade competition joined by 10th grade and elementary students. The parade started at 7.30 a.m. All of the participants wore traditional Sundanese clothes, which were Pangsi (for boys) and Kebaya (for girls). Unfortunately, i didn't watch or join the parade, but i was sure that the parade was great.

Finally, the gate opened at half past nine. When we entered the field, we could see a really big stage with "GAMARVANI" text and Nyai Anteh illustration hanged on the top. We also could see a lot of foodstands and foodtrucks in every corner of the field (that was my favourite part^^). There were so many traditional snacks too! Those snacks were free for all visitors ( sadly the committe couldn't taste it ). The festival opened with the speech from 3 Senior High School Headmaster and the chief of Gamarvani Committee. Finally the show began with the performances of some extracuriculer from 3 Senior High School, such as LSS 3, KPA 3, KV 3, and Tiloe's Theater. There were also some of Sundanese Art and Cultural performers like Manggala Awi, ArumbAcoustic, Wayang Golek Giri Harja, and many more.

The show was exciting! Although at first the visitors weren't that much, but it became crowded near lunch time. I met a lot of my old friends from elementary school and junior high school there. We bought so many foods and drinks ( fortunately my mom gave me extra-pocket money that day :') ). My favourites were LOL's Matcha ice cream and Bandung traditional food called "Seblak" (my friend gave me some and it taste so delicious ;;_;;)! We spent our day by walking around the field, chatting and sharing each other stories, and of course we also enjoyed every performances. It was great. But sometimes we would sit on the corner of the field to rest for a while.

At around 6 p.m, the field was getting more and more crowded, it was totally different than before. Well, maybe it was because the next performance would perform by our guest stars; Adera and HiVi! The first guest star that would perform was Adera. Before Adera performed, i went to mushola to do the maghrib prayer with my friends. Unfortunately, the mushola was so crowded that we had to queue for a long time. After finished the prayer, i felt a little tired. So we decided to stay in mushola until isya. Although i didn't get a chance to watch Adera, i thought his performance was a success because i could hear him singing beautifully from far (though i didn't really know him =)) sorry..). Besides, the crowd seemed happy, too :)). But then, I couldn't stay any longer in mushola because i already felt hungry. So, after we did the Isya prayer, we started to buy some food to eat and waited for HiVi performance.

Not long after that, maybe at 8 p.m., HiVi performed! The visitors immediately came closer to the stage and made the field really crowded. But, i was so excited!  HiVi brought their songs amazingly. The crowd sang along with them and waved their hands, as well as me and my friends. It was an amazing performance!

The show was finally over at 10 p.m. I felt really happy, but sad at the same time because i had to say goodbye to my old friends (moreover, there were a bunch of homeworks that i had to finish in the next day). However, i didn't feel any regret at all. Gamarvani was the best art and culture festival! I would love to come to another event like that in the next year^^ and of course, i would love to be a part of the committee again~