Senin, 06 Juni 2016

News Article

The Other Side of Mr. Subandi

Faculty of Humanities at Jenderal Soedirman University has several majors, one of the major is indonesian education. In this occasion I have opportunity to do interview with head of department Indonesian education, he is Mr. Drs. Subandi, M.Pd.

 As a head of department he has a lot of duties that he has to do and responsible it, such as:
  1. To coordinate learning activity (how to preparing for lectures, doing evaluation, uploading the marks), providing services to students in order not encounter obstacles in learning activity.
  2. To conducting academic guidance.
  3. To coordinate the implementation of the research for lecturers (they have to report it to the head of department).
  4. To coordinate the implementation of community service

As a head of department, Mr. Subandi also has some difficulties. The common problems that he often experienced are there must be lecturers who didn’t attend meeting (program which already prepared can’t be realize because they didn’t know the information about it), the implementation of the activity is not match even it is not as he hopes), he believes that every problem can be solved. To solve that problem, he communicates with them as well as possible even it is not easy as we thought. But Mr. subandi always has so many ways to build a good communication with them. Mr. subandi said that he always enjoy his duties no matter how many problems that he has, he always think that every problem can be solved. Become a head of department, he has some dreams for the major indonesian education, so that it can develop faster, such as:
  1. All the lecturers can arrange the SAP as good as possible
  2. All facilities and infrastructures can be provided (to support learning process).
  3.  In doing the field practice can cooperate with department of national education,but the obstacle is education’s major have not have their own faculty yet, so the cost for field practice is still depends on the faculty that they are shelter. Therefore, it is better if each education’s major that spread in Jenderal Soedirman University can have their own faculty (Faculty of Education).

This man who was born in Banyumas, 10 April 1959 graduated from State University of Yogyakarta and he took indonesian education for his bachelor, and he took master of indonesian education for his postgraduate at Indonesian Education University.

When he was kid he never thought that he would be a lecturer. His hobby is reading books or articles that related with Indonesian Education, and he also likes to  help each other.  He has two children, both of them are males. The first child already married and the second child still study and took mechanical enginering. He never force his children to choose the major as what he wants. He educates his children by acting. He do something good to be emulated by his children. For example when he wants his chiildren pray, he pray well to be emulated them. He thought that the duty of educating children by talking and advising is the duty of his wife.

He does not limit his children to be like him in the future as a lecturer. He gave his children freedom to determine their future. He just wants his children to be useful for others.

He thought that educating children and students are equally difficult. It depends on the perspective and interests of factors.  As the head of the family, he has duty to educate children so that the children become useful and responsible man.  As a lecturer he educates students to be good students and diligent students. He     hopes his children to be useful to himself, his family and other people.

Senin, 23 Mei 2016

Book Review

Title                 : Ayah (Father)
Author             : Andrea Hirata
Publisher         : Bentang Pustaka
Publication      : May 2015
Pages              : 412 + xx pages

Andrea Hirata is an author best known for his book entitled “Laskar Pelangi”.  The reward that had been given to him are The Winner of BuchAwards Germany 2013, Winner of New York Book Festival 2013 (general fictiom category), and Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon Dlitt) from University of Warwick 2015. He was born in Belitung, Indonesia. All of his novels is background in Belitung as he wants to introduce  his home village to the people.

Now, I am going to review a novel by Andrea Hirata entitled “Ayah”. This is a novel Fiction. However, all the stories written is a real story from  Andrea’s friend. The novel tells about a father figure in the family. The story is still background in Belitung.

Sabari fell in love with a girl named Marlena. Although his love was rejected repeatedly, he never gave up. He always makes poems to Marlena. Sabari is an accomplished poet. He learned it from his father. Finally, Sabari married Marlena and had a son named Zorro. One day, Marlena divorce Sabari and She brought Zorro with her. Sabari became stress because he could not live without his son.

Sabari had friends named Ukun, Tamat and Toharun. There are Silliness and sometimes a little fight adorn their friendship. Ukun and Tamat could not bear to see Sabari become a stress man. They decided to look for Zorro and Marlena. They went to Sumatra island to visit all of Marlena's pen pals. Although they had to being bums, they kept the spirit of seeking Marlena and Zorro until they found them.

When I saw this novel, I wonder why this novel did not tell the synopsis in the cover. In the cover just tell about Andrea Hirata’s short biography. I think it is important to write a synopsis in the cover. As we know that most of people will read the sinopsis first before they buy it. If the synopsis is interesting, people will be interested to buy the book. Besides, too many endorsements about Laskar Pelangi in this novel. This would even make this novel looks unconfident. It would be better if the endorsements is for this novel.

I like the front cover of the book which full of meaning. There are a father who is pointing somewhere and  a child who is holding cotton candy in his hand. Besides, there are also a bicycle and a pair of balloons are tied at the bike. It all gives the impression of happiness between the Father and the Son.

The plot of this novel are fragmentary and flashback. Therefore, I was a little confused at the beginning of the novel. In the early part of the story is told about Amirza and his son named Amiru. So what their ties with Sabari? At the first, I guess there are two stories about the father. evidently, Amiru is Zorro which is Sabari's child renamed by Marlena. Amirza is Marlena's husband who is the stepfather of Zorro. Eventhough I little confused of the beginning, but I really enjoy the story. This novel is full of puzzles, so we have to read the whole of the story to understand the novel as a whole.

Almost every chapter there are poems that really meaningful. This is my favourite one.

Bring a thousand soldiers to subdue me!
Aim thousand guns, right to the pit of my heart!
The sky was a witness that I am here, to love you!
And let me die in the fragrance of  your love ....
(Ayah Novel - page 110)

This novel is awesome. This inspiring story teach us how great the love of a father to his child. It could make us smile, laugh, sad, furios, and tears. I recommend this novel to all ages because it is inspiring and educating the readers.

Selasa, 19 April 2016

Short Story

A Kleptomaniac

Sun was exactly vertical over the head. Saturday afternoon which was very scorching plus commotion in white boarding house, made my head dizzy. Santi, my room neighbor lost her favorite watch. 
"it is my favourite watch which was given by my mom before she died" said Santi, started crying. 
"Where did you put it?" Melinda said. 
"I put it on the table. Then I went to the toilet for a while, when I was back, my watch was not there " said Santi sobbing. 
"I suspect someone,  I've been seeing Rani come out of your room" Nina said.
 "It seems impossible, she is a good girl. Besides, she is a rich person, so for what she stole Santi's watch? "I said disbelief. 
"Yes, certainly it is impossible. She was already I regard as my own sister " Santi denies.

The next day, Santi knocked my door violently. I which was focused watching movies instantly snapped up and opened the door. 
"Hey, what's wrong? Please don't knock my door so rude" I said a little annoyed.
"Hehe sorry, I want to tell you something" she was immediately pulled me sitting on the carpet. 
"I suspect Siska. A few days ago I had a fight with her " said Santi. 
"Are you sure she stole it? Do you have any evidence? "I asked. 
"No, I don't have,  but I'm sure she stole it" Santi said. 
"so, do you want to ask directly to Siska? "I asked. 
"Yes certainly I am going to asked her this afternoon" said Santi.
In the afternoon, Santi accidentally met Siska at the dining room. 
"Siska, return my watch! Because of the trivial problem, you stole my watch? hah?! coward!" said Santi snapped. 
"What are you talking about? I have never stolen anything from you" said Santi. 
"Return it, or I will report you to the landlady. I wait until tonight, if you do not return it, I will report you" Santi  threatened and immediately leaving Siska.

After meeting siska, Santi directly went to Rani's room. She knocked on the door several times, but no answer. She thought that  Rani was sleeping. Because they are close friends, Santi directly opened the door and entered the room. Rani was not in the room. 
"why she did not lock the door? She usually locked the door when going out. " said Santi. She immediately phoned Rani to know where she was. When her finger was dancing on the screen of mobile phone, she accidentally saw something that she really knew. It was under the Rani's pillow. 
"What is it?" She immediately took it. 
Evidently it was her watch which lost. She was very surprised and did not think that her best friend who stole her watch. A friend who was always there in times of joy and sorrow. her tears streamed signifies a disappointment. Her heart was broken. 
"Why? Why did you steal my watch? " asked Santi and started crying. 
She immediately ran to my room. Without permission and without a word, she run into my room and directly hugged me. I who was doing my homework directly snapped up and confused. 
"San, what's up? Why did you cry like this? "I asked confused. 
"Actually Rani who stole my watch, I have no idea why she stole the most prized possession of mine. I do not understand what the reason she stole my watch" Santi said through tears and kept hugging me. 
"Please explain to me what happened exactly? Why do you directly accused Rani who stole your watch? "I asked. 
"I do not accuse, I went to her room and I found my watch under the pillow" said Santi. 
I did not know what to do. At that time, I was just trying to calm her down.

At night, Santi, Melinda, Nina and I went to Rani's room to ask about the watch. We knocked on the door, calling his name, then she opened the door and welcomed us. 
"Hey guys, what's up? "Rani said, smiling at us. 
"We just want to have conversation with you because recently you were very busy" I replied. 
Santi started to ask about her watch. 
"Ran, this afternoon I got to your room and I found my watch under your pillow. Why did you steal my watch? " Santi asked, and started crying. 
Rani's face was pale, he looked surprised at the question that Santi asked. 
"What Watch?" He asked briefly. "My favorite watch. 
You would better admit it, I already knew " Santi said. 
Rani was silent and then she cried. 
"I'm sorry Santi, I did not intend to steal it, I just borrow" Rani said sobbing. 
"I do not want to hear your explanation again, all is clear" Santi said. 
As they were talking, Melinda, Nina and I just stood watching them, we did not know what to do. Suddenly my eyes catched a key chain dangling out of a box. Then I opened the box, it turns out the box contained of our goods. Rani looked very pale when I opened the box. I found my key chain which lost a  month ago. Not just me, Melinda and Nina also surprised when they saw their ring and  hairpin also in the box. The situation is getting cold, disappointment clearly visible on our faces. Rani was silent and looked down. Finally, I talked. 
"What are your reasons for doing this?" I asked. 
"I have no intention to  stole, I just borrow" Rani said. 
"It called borrow if you got the permission of the owner." Santi said annoyed. 
"You are a rich person, you have a lot of money. Why did you steal them? You could  bought them by your money" Melinda said with a high tone. 
"I do not know what happened to me. I always want to steal the property of others rather than buy them. I would feel more satisfied when I get the goods by stealing. I could not resist the desire to steal " Rani said. "So, are you a klepto?" Nina asked quickly. 
"Yes. forgive me guys, I could not resist the desire to steal" Rani said, weeping. 
"Do your parents know about this?" I asked. 
"No, I hide it from my parents, I don't want to make them sad " Rani said. 
"But you must tell this to your parents, because this is not a trivial thing" I said. 
Rani was silent for a moment, then sighed. 
"Well, I think it's time to tell my parents about this. I am afraid this problem will getting worse. Guys, thanks for the advice, I feel relieved now, " said Rani, and started smiling

The next day, Santi met Siska to explain the misunderstanding between them, and she also apologized due to she has accused Siska of stealing her watch. "Forgive me Siska, I has accused you stole my watch" said Santi. "I already forgive you" Siska said, smiling and hugging Santi.

After telling her parents, Rani was currently running a therapy program to treat kleptomania.

Senin, 11 April 2016

Movie Review

The Scorch Trials

Director                       : Wes Ball
Producer                      : Ellen Goldsmith- Vein
                                      Wyck Godfrey
                                      Marty Bowen
                                      Lee Stollman
                                      Joe Hartwick Jr
Production Company    : Gotham Group
Distributor                    : 20th Century Fox
Released                      : September 2015
Genre                          : Young adult, dystopian future, science fiction
Running Time               : 131 minutes
Language                     : English

The Scorch Trials is a series movie sequel The Maze Runner which is adapted from James Dashner’s book.  Wes Ball as a director who succeed made The Maze Runner famous in 2014, recreate The Scorch Trials which was released in September 2015. This movie starring by Dylan O’Brien (Thomas), Kaya Scodelario (Teresa), Ki Hong Lee (Minho), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Newt), Rosa Salazar (Brenda), Giancarlo Esposito (jorge), Aidan Gillen (Janson), Jacob Lofland (Aris), Patricia Clarkson (Ava Paige), Lili Taylor (Mary).
The Scorch Trials continued the story of a group of youths (gladers) who had escaped from the maze filled with traps. Thomas and his friends are taken by an organization that claims will protect them from WCKD, but in fact Janson, the chairman of the organization is an accomplice of WCKD. After knowing it, they try to escape from that place and they have to pass the cruel of world. The gladers want to meet the Right Arm, people who against WCKD, but before it, they must pass the vast desert.

Then they arrive in an area ruined  which is infected by zombie virus. On their way looking for the Right Arm, they meet with Jorge and Brenda. Then, they are together looking for the Right Arm. Many challenges that they have to pass, but in the end they meet with the Right Arm. their struggle is not only up there, suddenly WCKD come to catch them back. WCKD succeed to hostage Minho.

I think this movie teaches us the value of solidarity. It reflected when Thomas was willing to not run away from WCKD because his friends was caught by WCKD, even though at that time he had a chance to save himself. The lack of this movie is the less light when the scene was at night. It makes the scenes and faces of the actors are not clearly visible. However, this movie looks more natural to set it as natural as possible as in actual reality. many tense scenes occurred in this movie, one of which is when they are being chased by the zombies in the old buildings. The zombies look very scary. the makeup is perfect, the zombies look genuine. in addition, the makeup of the actors also look natural with a dirty face as adventurers in general. Their choice to set the location is also very suitable. Old damaged building as the city that had been abandoned was a perfect choice.

The Scorch Trials is a recommended movie for you who has high adrenaline. there were so many suspenseful scene which happened in this movie. This movie is also difficult to predict, so every scenes is not boring. Overall I think this is an incredible movie!

Senin, 04 April 2016


Longing in the Beautiful Rain

The sun was covered by clouds
The light went away
The wind gust caressed with spoiled
The leaves waved beautifully

Cool air attacked my body
The droplets of rain danced gracefully
Landed on the surface of the old roof tile
Created the perfect string

Yeah I know it was rain
I know every details of it

I know the sound
The gentle sound of each droplets fascinated me
I know the smell
The distinctive aroma which is able to hypnotize me

Each droplets gives a life
Every touch delivers a happiness
Each droplets builds a hope
The sound brings a relaxtion

As the rain fall, I convey my feeling
I let my longing drift by the rain
expect the rain will tell you
how much I miss you 

this poetry tells about how much I adore the rain. I love every details of it as it could make me happy and relax. Also, it could bring me to my past, and it reminds me of the memories that we created. When rain was coming, I convey all of my feelings. I let my longing was delivered by the rain. I hope someone there could  feel my longing.

Senin, 28 Maret 2016


Welcome to my blog! Hi, my name is Putri Nur Setya Puspitasari. I am from Tangerang, Indonesia. I am an English Diploma Student in Jenderal Soedirman University.

 I am really grateful to Allah who always gives me strength and patience. Without his blessing this simple blog will not be presented well. I also thankful to my parents and all of my friends who always support me.

I  made this blog for improving my writing skill and sharing informations. I will develop my ideas, and pour it into some articles. Besides,  by writing, I also could share informations which I have knew. I expect my articles could  be interesting and contain of useful informations.

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