Friday, December 17, 2010

The Big Earthquake

At September of 2007, I was feel the first earthquake. Actually, maybe it was hundredth small (weak) earthquake in my hometown (before in here). For me, it was the biggest earthquake that I had been feel. The very very first one was when I am 2 years old.

The second earthquake (at September 2007) happen when I was playing computer with my brother. But a few minutes later, I felt that something is wiggled my chair. I thought it was my brother. After I asked him, he told that he wasn't wiggle my chair. I felt that wiggled again. But the wiggled become more fast and fast.

Then, I felt a little bit strange. People in my house was screaming. I keep asking my self why people screaming. My father ran to near us and told us to move as fast as we can. I become really afraid because of that thing that wiggled on my chair, now it become wiggling my home. It really fast. My father told us to go down stairs. I already move as fast as I can but my legs were shivering and that wiggle become really really fast. I saw many people ran away from the tall building and walk on traffic. We also went to the traffic. So, the traffic become really crowded. I also heard the plates and the glasses are dropped to the floor. It was really noisy. My mother told me that was an earthquake. In my hometown, it often to happen.

I was become calm down when that earthquake was stop. I want to go up stairs again, but my mom didn't allow me because she was afraid that earthquake will happen again. At the night we were go around to see the condition of the homes after earthquake happen. And I saw many homes were broken.

Next day, mom allowed me to go up stairs. Oh my gosh.... What happen here I asked my self. My home was messy. The plates and glasses were on the floor. My toys were dropped to the floor too. I really shocked when I saw the wall on my home was also cracked. Also the pipe in my home was broken. So, my home was a little bit flooding. Even I can't express my home with the words. I just can say it was MESSY.

Finally, my dad bought tickets for us to go to my grandma home in Jakarta. Not really in Jakarta but exactly in "Cibubur" near Bogor. I was really happy. I am not afraid again because my grandma's home is really strong. While I was in my grandma's home, I am off from school. Last time, I am not happy when I school. But now, I don't know why I can lazy to go to school.

Until now, I still remember that "Earthquake" moment. And I think, until now, in my old hometown, there are still a weak earthquakes that happen in night. It is rarely on morning. I don't know why.

I am glad, that I can share my story to you. I hope this story can makes you happy. And by the way, thanks for reading my long story.

Image by: Yume Photo

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I was curious about why we can dream when we sleep. I curious about it since I grade 5. At that time, I had a really bad dream or like nightmare. And it's looks really really real for me. I was curious about it because when I dream, I feel it really looks real. Why? Is that real? Is that like we have that moment in the very very long time ago? Sometimes I can have a very good dream and I can have a nightmare. Why it can be happen? And after I dream and I wake up, I can't remember about the dream, just the people that in my dream. I don't know what happen if I dreaming. I also find many people that I never seen before. My friends said "You don't have believe it!". They also said, dream is just what I want, but that was not achieved. So we imagine we have that things, etc. But I also think about it. Even my mother advised me, to not to believe it all. It's just a dream. Not the real one. She often said that. But it rarely helped me. I always try to understand and remember the word that they said to me. But I always remember that nightmare. It makes me afraid.

I also wanted to know where are we if we dream? I am so confused about it. Am I in that place or may be in another place? At the last time, about two weeks or three weeks before, I saw my little brother talk to me but he was still slept. He spoke but it was unclear. And I think some people already feel like that. Even he was walk but he still slept. I called him but he just spoke with unclear while walk to the bed again. I really shocked and also I afraid. I ask my mother what happen, she just said my little brother had a nice dream. He was in really nice place at his dream. I still didn't believe it. Why it can be happen? When we talk or walk when sleep, are we fell it? Why we can't fell it? If I met some people in the dream, is they had a same dream with me, or not? And the last question that I curios is "How can I don't have a dream during I sleep?"

I think that is that I really really curious about. There are some questions that still in my mind. Why? What happen? And where? It's all about dream. If you have the answer that you know, you can comment on my post. I will like to read that because I really confused about it. Thank you. I hope you enjoy!

Image by: Jer Kunz

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reflection on Ballerina

After making my story using Storybird, I began to record it as a podcast. There are a lot of different things from telling a story and reading the story. When I telling a story, I must express to make the story become interesting. We also have to make people not bored with our stories. For me, the most difficult part is when I record my voice. I was embarrassed when I do that and sometimes, I made mistake so I must repeated again.

However the most easy was when I edited all of the effects in Garageband, because I just choose a suitable effect. I also can played with the effect. The important things when telling a story is use expression. That’s it. Don’t be embarrassed to everybody and I going to be better. I think I’m not successful to do that. Because sometimes I still embarrassed to record my voice. I very enjoy making the podcast because it was fun. I made it for 10 days. In school I record and in my home I fixed the mistakes.

I understand what is the different from reading story and telling the story. The different is if I reading the story, the tone just flat/basic. But, If I telling a story, I must do it with expression. The part that I enjoy is when I edit the effects because it was easy job. The part that I not enjoy is when I record and telling the story because I still embarrassed.

Please click here to hear my podcast.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


This is my first podcast. I made it in my Language B and with Mr. Jabiz

Her name was Grace, she was 13 years old, and she liked to dance especially ballet. She was the first daughter and the second one was Christine. One afternoon she was listening to ballet music. It was so quiet and elegant.

However, her mom didn’t like ballet because ballet was too soft. Mother didn’t like softness, but she very loved and cared for her children. When her mom was angry, in Grace’s mind, she just heard an angry music, with a bad tone. If her mom was angry, she felt so sad.

When she wanted to go to ballet course, she was hearing the sound of transportation, and suddenly, when she almost arrived, mom called her with a loud voice.
"Grace!! Where you want to go?" said mom.
"Ballet course, mom" she muttered.
"What?!?" said mom.

So, Grace went to ballet course silently. She just heard traffic sound, birds, and laughing people around her. She smelled their perfume. She was in trouble if her mother or father saw her on the road. Grace will dodge and slither so they couldn’t look at her. She looked at all her friend but all of her friend could go to ballet course easy.
"I hope mom don't know if I go to Ballet course." said Grace to her self.

And if her mom knew, she will angry. It liked the last time, angry voice, with bad tone.
"Grace! I know where you go. You go to Ballet course right?” said mom.
"I am sorry, mom," said Grace sad.

Moreover, Grace always thinks why her mom didn’t like ballet. In addition, she felt strange because she smelled the coffee and soft music. “Why smell coffee?” she thought.
One day Grace said, " Mom, can I ask a question?”
"Yes honey, what is that?" answered mom.
"Why you don't like ballet?" asked Grace.
"Because it is too soft." said mom.
It was a simple answered.

However, Grace cooled down if her mother was angry. This time, she heard her mom played soft music while cooked, so the smelled was food. It made her self felt better.
“Grace, you have to be patient," she said to her self.

On sunny day, royal trumpet and kingdom drum sounded. It meant soldier in the city was come. Some of the people wanted to know what was going on to say. In addition, he told everyone that there will be competition ballet and the opponent was east kingdom.
"Attention all of the resident in this kingdom! Tomorrow there will be competition ballet. For those who want to participate in this competition, directly list on the kingdom and must wearing ballet clothes. And if win, the East Kingdom will give you package and money!" said that soldier. Some people in the city were eating, so there was smell of food.

Grace was very happy. She prayed to God and she hoped she won. She also hoped her mom allowed Grace to follow this competition.
“I hope I win and mom allow me to follow this competition," prayed Grace. When she prayed, she didn’t hear anything. It was so quiet, soft, relax, and smelled was so good.

Next day after the soldier told the announced, Grace told to mom if there was a ballet competition.
"Mom, when you worked yesterday, there was an announcement from the soldier,” said Grace.
"What does that soldier say?" asked mom.
"They announced about ballet competition," answered Grace.
“So, what do you want?” asked mom to Grace.
“Actually when I hear the news that there will be a ballet competition, I was very happy and I want to participate. However, I scary if you don’t give consent because you doesn’t like ballet,” told Grace honestly to her mother.
“So?” asked mom.
“So I want to participate to that ballet competition mom… Would you allow me to participate to that competition, please?” asked Grace hopefully.
“Hmm… But only for this time, ok?” said mom.
“So you let me allow to that competition?” said Grace.
“Yes!” said mother.
“Thank you mom! Thank you so much! I promise to give the best performance for you!” said Grace happy. She hugged her mom because she was very happy. Nothing could be listened to. There was only happy music and feeling very happy!

At the time, trumpet sounded and the King told that competition was begin.
"Attention of the participants ballet competitions, that competition will begin!" said King. Some people said “The smell of food in here, so nice!”

Ballet music was play with beautiful tone and Grace dance ballet with a very elegant, soft and very nice dance. And the smelled was flowers because some audience brought flowers to Grace or for the other contestants.

All of the audience was very impressed to her dancing, especially her mother.
"Go Grace, go!!" the supporters shouted Grace.
Finally, she got applause from the audience. Audible the audiences clap for Grace. They were very happy.

And finally, Nessa announced the winner of this competition.
" My name is Nessa and my job to tell who the winner. And, the winner is ... Grace! Give her applause!" said Nessa. Again, drum and royal trumpet sounded.
And she got a package and money from the East Kingdom. But the other contestants didn’t complain and they gave congratulations to Grace.

Her mom allowed Grace to be a Ballerina. And Grace was very happy. After that competition, her mom liked Ballet and softness because of Grace. And now, her mother realized, Grace was have talent to be Ballerina.
"I am sorry my dear. Now, I know that you have a talent to be a ballerina," said mom.
"Thank you mom," said Grace.
They’re laughing together because they were very happy. And they are being a happy family ever after. There was no screamed, fighting or anything. There was only peace.


Please click here to read my reflection.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Storybird Reflection

A few weeks ago, my language B teacher, Mr.Jabiz, told me, not only me but us, to record a podcast from a story we wrote using pictures from Storybird

First, we searched for images from Storybird. There we're many images, so made me confused to choose that images.  It was hardest things because I was so confused.

The second one, we choose the image that we wanted to make story and then we created 15 slides from that images. We must made sure there is a problem in the story.

Third, we must added text to each slide. This part was easy one because if we know what story that we wanted to make, it easy.

Then, we added adjectives to each slide. I liked this part because I can practice my grammar in English language. But it was hard job for me.

If we done for added adjective, we changed all the word that not past tense into past tense. That is not a hard part but we must to thorough so we didn't make mistake. 
Took screen shoot from each slide. It was a easiest things from all of the things I did it because it was so fast.

Copied all text to word document. I enjoyed this part because It was not really hard job

And then, we had print every slide  to a large story board. Not really hard job but it was take a long time.

After that, we added sensory language, such as, smell, sound, feelings and touch. In this part, we can imagine each slides that I made.

And then, we must extended one or two conversations in our text.

This is my Storybird that I made

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

About Myself

Hi! My name is Sharene. Now, my school is in Sinarmas World Academy. I have two brothers. I like painting, shopping, playing piano and listening to music. I want to be a professional architect So, enjoy my blog!!