Starts from my first period. We watched a movie called Stand and Deliver. It's basically talk about AP Calculus teacher in Garfield High School which is a small school. They tell us about the struggles that he tried to do his best for his students. And it's a really good movie with a good value in it. And I'm not gonna spoiler it! But you guys really need to watch it. If they, students from rural area with no phone, then we all with technologies and more sources should be more productive and be wiser with 24 hours that we have. Pain is temporary but GPA is forever.
Then in my second period, mostly we all need to turned it in our assignments and complete some of them. But I finish all of them and I turned it in, so back again with chilling time. So this time I really want to know what happened back home. Okay first of all since I'm an exchange student and some of you might subscribe my blog and I have no idea who you are guys. But I really want to tell you the truth of an exchange student. We, as an exchange student, we ain't get home sick because of seeing the news from back home, eating our homey food or meet someone from back home. Please, please, please, if you say this, please look at yourselves in the mirror, have you ever been in another country for at least a year as an exchange student as a high schoolers with technologies nowadays?
For me I can get homesick, but I never do. I got sad if someone being so mean to me, talk me behind and tell everybody a lies about the things that I didn't do. Then got a bad report about the things that I didn't do? Poor me. That's what make us upset. And maybe home sick. But I don't think so.
Sometimes I might cry for something, I am so melancholic, but then I realized, that those things are not worth to cry, then I cry even harder. So if you are not messing around with us, we are gonna be so okay and we are gonna give you a great respond. me I can get homesick, but I never do. I got sad if someone being so mean to me in here, talk me behind and tell everybody a lies about the things that I didn't do. That's what make us upset. And maybe home sick. So if you are not messing around with us, we are gonna be so okay and we are gonna give you a great respond. And please understand and support us nicely and don't trick us. We can stay for these long because we are not stop loving, we try to do our best even with these sweat and tears. So please. And in this case I might change we to me.
|Thank you to Mia as my best exchange student buddy ❤|
Okay back to my second period. I checked what happened back home and a lot of things going on in my school. I can't stop proud to my school back home; SMA Negeri 1 Sidoarjo and my home country; Indonesia.
I know, in here my school is a lot nicer, bigger and cleaner. Especially I'm in one of the best high school in United States. Dawson High School is really great and I do like it here. But there is something missing. Okay, it's not like missing which one is the best or not for me. But the Student Council back home is super duper awesome. And the students too. We really do everything by ourselves, school give facilities and teacher help us to do those things. What things?
First, my Student Council back home is really awesome. We always have school parties every the end of the semester. And they have their last party for this school year last Saturday, yes we have school on Saturday. And it turned out to be super awesome. Our parties is not like drink and dance, but our parties is more like concert and pop show. And it's super cool not like that boring events. I used to be a part of Student Council. We always have a guest star but these past five years, we can't invite an Indonesian popular band because of the city regulation. But I have no idea how can my juniors do that. I can't lie my juniors are super cool, they did Gelar Semi Smanisda super great and I really appreciate what they all did. They Here's a peek of their super cool GSS.
Second, I have really awesome fellas that make our dream come true. We, as seniors always get our own yearbook. With our complete full name, address, phone number, email and instagram. Not like in here, all of the grades are in year book and we need to pay for the same price with a really small photo and with those touching stories. But I don't want to pay that little photo with only seniors stories and not me in it. Okay, so my fellas back home, they really spent their sweat and tears for our yearbook. They spent their time in their senior years which is the hardest year ever for us in Indonesia, not like in here senior year can be so chill and they even have a period off which is so cool. This year they want to have something different. They don't want school design their yearbook, they want them design their yearbook. They want to use another company and another photographer. Okay I have no idea am I supposed to write 'they' or 'we' since I'm still counted as a student in their year and I'm in yearbook, also want a change but I wasn't there because of this exchange year. Anyway, the yearbook that they all fighting for it turns out so great even though it's more expensive. But guys, see it's a lot worth it. So this is the yearbook looks like and these people — thank you for working on it!
Last, I don't know about this. Am I supposed to put it in this topic or not. But I don't want to lose this memories. So, I have a best friend. Her name is Calista. And she is really awesome for me and I really don't want her to read this. Because you know, we never talk this sweet. But I do think that she is really cool. She can manage her time to do her work, then she also can get a good grades, she was active in Student Council as a treasurer and now she can make her parents proud of her. She get in the first place as the best student in social class. And she went on the stage. And I really hope she will never ever know I wrote this down.
|Best Squad! CHYN|
Yanuar - Calista - Nelva
I should be there :')
Skip fourth period because I really have a work to get done. But I got a time to have a little chit chat with my friend. I don't know why they tell me about the gang sign but that's a cool and new thing for me. Oh okay I know why, because I can bend my fingers all the way back and they said "but can you do this?". I thought it was like a tak ada manusia yang terlahir sempurna jokes (which is so uncool). So I don't wanna do that. But then my friends told me it was a gang sign and you can look it up in the Google.
So I didn't skip the fourth period then. Move to my fifth period. I got a text from someone and it says "Hey! You missed your blood drive appointment this morning, you can still come any time until 1 pm". Oh shoot I forgot about that. But I really need to read Into The Wild book. It's a good book that we are reading now and we gotta have a test soon. So I decided to wait until fifth period done.
We are in sixteenth chapter now. Today we listen to the recorder of the speaker for twelfth and thirteenth, we skipped fourteenth and fifteenth, then we read sixteenth out loud. There was a deep meaning. After these whole details that Krakauer gave to us, today it was the most important chapters to understand why. Family is the most possible way to influence our behavior. Found the wound of the family, might gave us a heart attack and a deep pain. But saving it and keep it for ourselves and never want to tell and ask the truth to one of family member? That's not even a choice.
We had tenth minutes left before our teacher let us go out from the class. Drrt drrt... I got a text from unknown number. It says "Hey! You missed your blood drive appointment this morning, you can still come any time until 1 pm". Oh shoot! I forgot that I need to go to the gym to donate my blood. Then I went there and I told them that I didn't eat, so they let me have a lunch first since I'm in C lunch and I'm so starving. And I'm kinda sick that day but I really want to donate so I bought a kind of healthy lunch. Then I went to the gym. And I wait for 10 minutes with my friends to get a health scanner. I told him that my blood type is AB- but I'm not sure because my mother and my father have rhesus positive. So the Indian scanner checked my blood type again and it mine is AB+ and I'm happy about that. So he asked me if I want to donate plasma, so he said it's a different kind of donation. Instead of helping 3 people, I can help 6 people in once. But it takes longer, about 25 minutes. And I really don't mind because it's going to be my first donation and I really want to donate. Then I answered a lot of question about health, sex and travel in their laptop. It's all a yes and no questions. I finished it but i waited for them for so long, then a lady came to me. She checked all of my answers and actually I passed all of those but there is one thing that they don't want to get my blood because I'm from Indonesia. They said we have malaria and they didn't want to take it. But I never have one. So, fine. I can't donate today. But at least I have a result of my health and he said it's good and I have no problem.
Then I went back to my sixth period, five minutes before the period ends. So I told her that I wasn't there because of the donate thing, then she said she didn't mark me as an absence. Aw! Then I went to my seventh period and do my work. Actually it's a group work. I have a partner but she wasn't in school so I finish it by myself. So we are going to present Andrew Carnegie tomorrow. I choose him because we learned about him in US History because his work that help economy in America. He is a Scotish. After moving to the United States, he worked a series of railroad jobs. By 1889 he owned Carnegie Steel Corporation. In 1901 he sold his business and dedicated his time to be a philanthropic and give away her wealth. This is one of my dream, to own my own business that I built from zero to hero. Then become a real philanthropic. Make everybody happy and found the true meaning of life.
Then I walked home as usual and found my host sister was in the car with her friend. They asked me if I want a ride but actually they asked me if I want to eat outside. So I said no because I wanted walk home. But if I knew they asked me out to eat, I would say yes because they went to Mexican Restaurant! Then I'm home and as always have a chit chat with my host mom. She cooked fried rice, I'm full, but I still ate some, haha. Then I did gardening. I'm kind of interested in it but I think I prefer to have garden with roof because I can't stand with sunlight, it hurts my eyes like for real. Help me by tell me why. And I found something cool if we have a garden. It teaches patience and carefully watchfulness, it makes me believe in tomorrow for the best and the other thing is, I'm enjoying see them grow nicely.