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My Hobby

Hobby is the activity that people love very much about it. Everybody in this world make sure has one or more hobby in their life. Do you have a hobby? I have many hobbies in my life. I love sleeping, eating, watching movie, watching television, listening music, walking, dancing, singing, and ballet very much in my life. Everything that connected to all about entertainment like movie, television’s program, music, dance, sing, concert, acting, show, ballet, etc.. can be always my hobbies, because entertainment is like a part of my life. Even, I join to PBI Sanata Dharma University because I know that English is full of entertainment that I love it very much, like movie, music, acting, etc. Entertainment is fun, so do English. Entertainment is my interest and hobby so I hope that it can make me enjoy following all activities in the college.

Ballet is the most things that I love it very much in my life. Like acting, I can express all feelings through the expression and dance/movement. Every movement of hands, head, sight of eyes, feet, and fingers always express the feelings, like sadness, happiness, angry, etc… sometimes, when I sad, I can create one until two choreography. I always show all of my feelings through the ballet’s choreography, so I can be calm down again after I do one or more exercise/movement of Ballet and express all of my feelings through that exercise/movement. Ballet is a place for me to share all my feelings in it every day.

Movie is my second hobby after Ballet that I love it very much. I love many kinds of movies, except humorous’ film. I like horror, drama-musical, thriller, cartoon, etc. I love watching movie very much. Movie can inspire me all many things about this life. When I feel down, hopeless, very deep sadness, etc… movies always inspire me to come up again. When I feel happy, cheer, and hanging out/ spend my time with my friends, movie usually be our first object/ destination. But when I got angry, and I feel wanna to dance, drama-musical’s film is my first object to watching alone and show my feeling through the dance with follow every movement of dance in that film. Movie is a place for me to get inspire in it and always help me to find a solution when I feel there’s no solution in each of my life’s problem.

Listening music and singing is my third hobby after ballet and movie. I always listening music and then singing shout, when I get depressed and frustration. Music usually can bring back my soul together. and music with singing usually can give my soul with full of spirit. Without music, life always looks flat and feels empty. No movie without music, no dance without music, no song without music, and no ballet without music. Music is the primary background of everything in this world. All art in this world is based on music. Music is spirit of the art, so, no music no art.

That’s all is my story of my hobbies. I have many hobbies, but only entertainment that I like the most. Many entertainments like movie, music, ballet, dance, and the other of art I love them all very much. Beside of the entertainment, I have the others hobbies too. I love eating, sleeping, and reading very much too, but I can’t explain one by one in it. It’s too long. I just can explain my hobby I like the most. From my story above, I hope all of you can interest reading my writing.

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SECRET CHAT

Have you ever chated with a friend in a classroom while the course is still in progress? It might not be the best idea to have oral conversation with your friend if at the same time the lecturer is speaking in front of the class. In fact, some people-like me-found it hard to keep their mouths idle more than ten minutes, so they-as I do-create a new form of face-to-face conversation without producing any sound. Actually this technique has been used by people-usually teenagers-for years. However, some people don’t know anything about this “secret chat”. Like other things, a secret chat has both advantages and disadvantages. In this article, I will tell you about it, but I will start with the definition first. Hopefully, it will help you to understand more about this secret chat.
Perhaps you don’t understand why I used the words “secret chat” to mention this technique. It is just because of the principle. The principle is to give someone a message without producing any sounds, so it becomes a secret. To make it secret, you absolutely need some preparations. Before you start writing, you need some tools, for example: pen, pencil, and a small piece of paper. After you get your tools, you just have to write down what you want to talk about. After you finished writing, fold the paper then give it to your friend. You can also try the simplest way by immediately giving it or throwing it to your friend. When you decide to have a secret chat with your friend, the most important thing is your writing must be short but understandable. If you write a long message or sentence, you need more space to write. That means you waste the paper. Moreover, it will help your friend to reply your message shortly but clearly. Isn’t it easy to do? The answer is yes. For evidence, many people like this kind of communication and using it since years ago.
So, the next question is why people like this secret chat? Of course people won’t like it if it doesn’t give any advantages. Secret chat has its own interesting facts which are adored by many people. When people feel bored with the lessons, and the lecturer still wants you to keep silent, you usually want to speak with your friend. A secret chat may become the solution and seem interesting. In a secret chat, you don’t need to produce any sound. Of course it makes the class keep on silence. You also may use this way to get some urgent information that you need from your friend although the class is in progress. Another additional point is that you can write anything freely, because it is a secret between you and your friend. Nobody will know unless you show the paper to everyone.
This kind of communication sounds fun, doesn’t it? You can have a conversation with your friend in a secret way, without producing any sounds, and without using your cell phone which is customarily prohibited in school or college. Unfortunately, like other things in this world- this kind of communication also has some disadvantages. Secret chat may disturb other friends if you chat with a friend who is far from your desk. You have to give the paper to a friend beside you, and then to a friend beside him, until it comes to your friend who you want to chat with. In this condition, the secret chat is not a simple way to communicate, because you have to bother other people around you. Other disadvantages, when you chat too many and it is continuing for a long time, you will lose your mind from what the lecturer are talking about. It definitely makes you focus only to the thing you talk to your friend, not to the lesson given to you. Furthermore, it is not a way to show your respect to your lecture who is talking in front of the class. Then again, you will waste your paper by doing a secret chat if you do it too many times.
Actually, the secret chat is an interesting way to have a secret, simple, fun, and interesting conversation with friends when you are bored with the lesson. However, it also has some disadvantages if you do it too often or if you do it for a long time. It may cause many things you will regret about. Nevertheless, secret chat is optional, whether you prefer to have it or not. Which one do you prefer: having a secret chat with your friend while class is in progress, or wait until the class over?

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The Advantages of Reading Novels

Reading novels is my favorite hobby. Although some people say it is boring just to read many sentences with only a few pictures, but I find it very exciting. Through reading novels, I get many advantages such as to relax, understand another culture from the story, and learn from the characters.
The first one, reading is a relaxing. I strongly say that it is very relaxing especially when I have a hectic day at the campus or after doing a lot of activities. When I get home and read novels, I escape from all routine activities and entertain myself by the wild imagination inside the novels. For instance: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Secret Seven, Famous Five, etc. These novels really entertain me through their stories. I can put myself into the stories. If I have nothing to do, I’ll spend my time mostly by reading, although I don’t do it every time.
The second one, reading makes me understand another culture. This is one of the cool advantage that I get through reading. In some novels like The Chronicles of Narnia, Secret Seven, or Lord of the Rings, there are some new cultures foe me to know. For instance: in Secret Seven I know about drinking tea culture every four p.m in England and also about the legend of Guy Fawkes, he was one of the British heroes. In some of Goosebumps novels I know a bit about the Indian tribes in America, about how they lived and how they named their children; and in Enid Blyton’s Malory Tower series I know that in England there is a sport called lacrosse which doesn’t exist in our country. Considering these examples, I believe it is one of the benefits I get from reading novels.
The third one, I learn some values from the characters. Harry Potter teaches me how we as human beings should be loyal to our pals through the good or even the bad times. Frodo Baggins teaches me bravery, even the smallest creature has the biggest bravery in saving the world. Aragorn and Arwen in Lord of the Rings teach me love, how love can push to the limit and finally finds its own way through life. These values are reflected from the dialogues, the descriptions, sometimes in a humorous way.
Sometimes reading is surprising. Sometimes you cannot guess the end of it. It is like finding a treasure. As a treasure, you will find it very precious. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s read novels!

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MOVIE IMPACT

Movie is a kind of entertainment. It brings lots of excitement, sadness, happiness and represents human feelings such as losing, winning, and getting something special and many more. Therefore movie provides lots of genres to entertain the watchers like comedy, action, drama, horror, thriller,and documentary. Each genre has its own purpose. For example, comedy makes people laughing, action makes adrenalin rush, drama makes people crying, horror and thriller scares people and the last, documentary tells people about what happened in the past. So, people have to know about the purpose of each genre. Besides genres, Movie makers play an important role in movie development. It is because they are the people who make movies and improve it by their won creativity and thought. The famous movie makers come from Hollywood as the center of movie in all over the world. They always make lots of great movies every year and people also always like it. Their ways to entertain with their movies has impacted our life without anyone know about. They could fill their films with much moral values or not and certainly, we don’t know about it. So that, the development of movie could give massive effect to our next generation whether it is good or bad.

Movies give good impact to our lives and next generation. Many movies depict someone struggling to get something such as Laskar Pelangi, Bucket List, Kite Runner, Into the Wild, August Rush, Pursuit of Happiness, Seven Pounds, Gridiron Gang, Akeelah And The Bee and many more. They are just some cheap movies because they doesn’t have good movie effect or CGI, but the their makers emphasize at the story and those films can be enjoyed and motivated everyone to do good deeds. Can you imagine if people prefer drama than action movie? Certainly, they will know the moral value and if it is happened continually, I am sure that our next generation will be better, because they have received moral value from movies that they have watched. Beside getting moral value, good movies also tell us lots of knowledge. For example, a movie about rugby. It will explain us about the techniques, strategies, apparatus and many more. By watching that film, we can know about rugby deeper than before.

Movies also give bad impact to our next generation. Drugs, gangs, free sex and lots of crime can be seen in many movies at present. It couldn’t be stopped because people are accustomed to watching them and mostly, liked the movie. One example for movie which contains drugs, free sex, gangs and crime is Crank. A movie which is starred Jason Statham shows drugs, homicide and sex. It can be imagined if people like even are accustomed to movie like that, people will have bad habit like in that movie and it can deprave our next generation morality without anyone knows.

As a conclusion, movie has been developed and gives massive effect to our next generation whether it is good or bad. We as watchers need to be smart in choosing film which we are going to watch. So that, we can watch film that is appropriate to us and we can get much benefits from watching the movie. As a suggestion, we have to minimize the bad effect and maximize the good effect as long as we can. It will be better that movie maker could make movie with lots of moral values and they should classify movie in right classification such as adult movie can’t be watched by people under 18 or 21.

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Violin is a music instrument that is interesting for some people to play. It is just a simple instrument that is made of wood and four strings (E, A, D, G) but it has very beautiful sound. The sound is very heartrending. If you are interested in learning this instrument, there is some information that you have to know. Learning to play violin is a long road. It may be easy to play, but it can take a lifetime to master. You can learn this instrument by taking the course or maybe if you have talent you can learn it auto-didactically. Moreover, by learning this instrument you can get some advantages and also some disadvantages.

There are some advantages that you can get by learning violin:

  • You can practice your finger skill.

When you play a violin, you will use left hand to press the strings. Left hand is the hand which is seldom to be used rather than right hand. So, if you play and practice this instrument continuously, you can improve your finger skill especially in left hand.

  • You can stimulate your right brain.

Many people use their left brain habitually and forget to stimulate their right brain. It makes them hard to do two or more activity in the same time. Whereas, when you can do two or more activity in the same time, you can use your time effectively. Moreover, if you are stimulating your right brain, it can make your mind balance; you can control your emotion and be more creative than before.

  • It will make your ears become more sensitive.

There is no sign in this instrument (like guitar that has many white signs and lines) that make the player play on the right position. You have to find the true sound by yourself by using your ears, mind, and heart to feel whether the sound is true or false. However, the most important thing in playing violin is using your ears. So, it can make your ears become more sensitive because you often use it.

  • Violin is a portable music instrument.

This instrument is portable. So, if you want to practice it, you can practice playing this instrument anytime and anywhere you want.

  • You can choose one of the sizes that suitable with your hand.

This instrument has four sizes (1/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4). So, you can play this instrument comfortably without feeling it’s too long or it’s too short.

Besides the fact that playing violin gives us many advantages, there are some disadvantages or weaknesses that you have to know when you play a violin:

  • It produces some white dust.

The white dust will appear when you play this music instrument. So, it may not be suitable for you who have illness in the lungs (like asthma).

  • The string will be too taut and finally break if you seldom play it for a long time.

At first, some people will be surprised when they know the string is broke although in fact they just take it in a place and never touch it. When you have a violin you must use and practice playing this instrument continuously or you can let the string more loosen. If you prefer to loosen the string, you will get difficulty later to turn up the string.

  • It can make some of your fingers hurt.

In the explanation before, you have to practice it continuously so the string won’t be too taut and finally break. But, when you practice it continuously, it can make some of your finger hurt. It’s just because when you press the string with your finger, the string will rub with your skin.

  • You cannot play this instrument with long fingernails.

Long nails only make it harder to play and could possibly damage the strings of your violin. So, if you like long fingernails, you must be ready to leave this.

  • Once again, if you want to be master to play this instrument, it could possibly take your lifetime.

You must be sure that you are ready for the discipline, practice difficult techniques, and be ready to practice it everyday. It is very different if you are just learning it for hobby or pleasure.

In this world, there is no one or something that is perfect. The entire thing must have goodness and also weakness, this music instrument has too. So, the choice is all yours. If you really want to learn this instrument very much, you must not care about the weakness. Just keep learning and try to solve all the problems that you will find about this instrument later.

( Ratih Mayasari / 081214053 )

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The Advantages of Watching Television

If you ask me, “What is your favourite hobby?” I will say, “Watching Television.” Watching TV is the easiest hobby to do. You don’t need to pay, just choose your favourite channel and watch it. Watching TV is a hobby that brings many advantages, for example television is an unlimited source of information, television can refresh our mind and television can bring us traveling around the world without money.

Television is an unlimited source of information. Many people get a lot of information from news programme. By watching news programme we can know hot issues and then we can update information to enrich our knowledge. News not only serves political information but also about culture, sains, environment and many more. Many events can be watched “live” from the scene of action. For example, when Noordin M. Top has been shot by Densus 88 in Solo, many programmes report that news very fast. Sometimes news programme is interviewing someone who knows about the news to give us more information from different source. With news programme we never lack of information.

The second advantage is that television can refresh our mind. Television broadcasts many entertaining programmes such as infotainment and variety shows. Infotainment is broadcasting about gossip or an update issues from artists. Many teenager girls or women always interest with that programmes like, Insert, Silet, Espresso, Go Show, Obsesi and many more. Variety shows also entertain us with many programmes, for example comedy, quiz, talk show and many more. The popular comedy show in this time is Opera van Java, many people loves Opera van Java because that show is very funny and made people laugh. Laugh makes us happy. Quiz programme like, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader make us more interactive to answer the question and that is amusing us.
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he last advantage is that television can bring us traveling around the world without money. How could it be? Television programme like Discovery Channel always present many information about life, society, culture, or culinary from around the world. That thing makes people feel like traveling around the world. It is without money because we only watch from our house and we don’t need to pay. In Indonesia, we have many programmes such as, Wisata Kuliner (to taste of food from many provinces in Indonesia and another country), Jelajah, Celebrity on Vacation, Koper dan Ransel, Jejak Petualang (to explore some interest area and culture in Indonesia). That programmes is giving us a reference to traveling many places with pleasure.

Overall, watching television is a simple hobby. Television not only gives us information, but also entertainment. Television is one of many cheapest hobby, we don’t need to pay if we want to watch it. By watching television, we can see many things happened in the surrounding world. Television also becomes the fastest device to improve our knowledge. As television viewer we must choose programmes which have quality and benefits for our life.

Paulina Hany I (081214089)

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Playing badminton is not something strange in our life. Most of the people know about this sport. Playing badminton is a good hobby and it can also give health for my life.
For me badminton is a good hobby, because it is very useful to me. Every time I do that, I feel better. I can train myself to be a strong lady, although this activity so tired. Absolutely, just several people like this activity, because it needs much energy to do that. Yet, I like this activity this is my hobby. Exactly, every Sunday I do this activity. I do that with my friend for 2 hours in Pandiga sport center. I enjoy it, because it is my habitual activity.
Besides that, playing badminton can bring health for my life because it keeps my body immune from illness. It is not only keeping my body shape, but also composes a good shape of my body. Moreover I feel weak if I didn’t do it.
So, it is very important for me because it give me many advantages. My body becomes healthy; especially it keeps my body immune from diseases. And I can be a strong lady. So, it is very interesting activity, right! I believe if many people do that, many people can keep themselves healthy.

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SWIMMING

<p>The most famous sports activity in the world is swimming. People like to watch a world famous swimming match. They can keep awake until midnight to watch such a match on their TV. They watch it not only for the sports activities, but also for entertainment. Moreover, these reasons make me choose swimming become my hobby. Nevertheless, three more things make me love swimming very much; as if some advantages that I get from this sport activity, swimming’s stroke that I cannot get in the other hobbies and swimming’s equipment that different.
<p>Swimming has many advantages that are good for human’s health. In addition, I experience of it, as if my body’s fat can burned. With swimming, I can burn 25% of my body’s fat. Besides that, with swimming I can free from asthma. I get asthma since I was in the first grade of elementary school. In addition, I practice swimming when I was in the second grade of elementary school. After 2 months I practice swimming, my doctor said that I free from asthma. It is because swimming helps to practice my lungs. Swimming also makes me relax. The last advantage that I get is my body become higher.
<p>Unlike the other hobbies that just have one stroke, swimming has four strokes. They are crawl stroke, chest stroke, back crawl stroke, and butterfly stroke. In addition, they make me not feel bored when I do this sport activity. The easiest stroke is chest stroke. In this stroke, I just need strong legs and strong hands to push and to row. Chest stroke is my favorite stroke. I think that the most difficult stroke is butterfly stroke. It needs good collaboration between arms and legs. In addition, I cannot do this stroke well because I have a serious injury in my left leg. Back crawl stroke has medium difficulty. It needs strong legs to push and to row. The last stroke is crawl stroke. It needs a good collaboration between arms, legs, and breath.
<p>Everyone in the world know that all of the hobbies need some equipment. The equipment facilitates the player to do the hobby. Swimming also needs some equipment to facilitate the player. Moreover, swimming’s equipments are different from the others hobby. The other hobbies just need simple equipment, like golf. It just needs two equipments. They are golf ball and a long stick. However, swimming is different. It needs five equipments. Without this equipment, this activity cannot do. The first equipment is swimming suit. Maybe, all of people think that swimming suit is not important equipment. I also think like that. However, finally I know that swimming suit is very important. Swimming suit has a special material. It has light material. This material facilitates us to swim well. That is why we must use swimming suit when we swimming. Then, the second equipment is pull boy. At the first time, I never use pull boy. However, after I get some accident, my swimming’s teacher said to me that I must use this. It helps when I push in the water. The next equipment is shower cap. It makes my hair still dry. The fourth equipment is life buoy. It is very useful for me. It makes me not sink. The last equipment is hand paddles. It helps me when I row in the water.

<p> So, swimming is the right hobby for me. Because, I like useful sport. From swimming, I can get many advantages that good for my health. Beside that, I can learn about swimming stroke that make me swim well. And, I can swimming safely with the right swim’s equipment.

written by: Yohana Kurniawati Setiabudi/081214063

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The advantages of my hobby

Hobby, I think it is not a strange word for us, everyone has hobbies or at least one hobby. Hobby is one or more activities that human are interested to do. Some people don’t know their hobby, but I am sure they have hobby, but they don’t explore it. Hobby gives us various advantages. Here I want to tell you about my hobby. My hobby is cooking, I like cooking since i was still in junior high school. I proud of my hobby, because there are many people in my ages have no ability in cooking, they live with full service from their servant, eat in restaurant or eating places, I think it is wasting money, so if we can cook, we can prepare our food by ourselves and we can economize our expulsion.

Cooking is an interesting hobby, because we can try many recipes from book, internet, or from another people, we also can find a new recipe because of trying many recipes. Cooking also gives us knowing about flavor and the taste. Cooking by ourselves, we can save the cleanliness and the nutrients of our food. Cooking is not only for difficult food, we can make the simplest like cook the rice until the most difficult like cake and various of meat.

For the people whose hobby is cooking, cooking also can lost our stress, and enjoys their day with cooking. Here we can see the advantages of cooking which are: economize our expulsion, find new recipe, knowing about the flavor and the taste, and lost our stress.

I think it is only some of cooking advantages; there are more advantages of cooking that I not tell here yet. So for you who can’t cook lets study to cook, because we can see there are many advantages of cooking.

My experience that change my life

First when I graduated from junior high school, I was very happy. Two days after announcement of passing national examination junior high school, I and my friends registered to a national senior high school. Two weeks after that, we got announcement that we were passed in that school we were very happy again because we could gather again.
I didn’t know why I must get a hard problem, a day after that my mother asked me to continue my school in Xaverius Lubuklinggau in south Sumatra, I didn’t want at that time but my mother asked me to accompany my brother who wanted to study there. I was very sad because I must leave my lovely family and friends. I moved to a strange place that I never been to, I felt alone. First I went to school I have no friend, in school I also have no friend because I was from different province. I missed my family, friends and my hometown. In school I was alone because I have no bravery to get acquainted with the student in that school. I was very bored, sad, and lazy to school, but I still went to school.
When I tried to get acquainte with a group of students, they laughed at me because I used Indonesian language. I was very embarrassed, I want to cry, but it was impossible. Apparently in Lubuklinggau they used their cultural language, but they received me well, it was surprised for me. I thought that they were arrogant student, and my perception was wrong.
Finally I can join with them and learn their language, and I got some new friends. I didn’t feel alone again because I have had friends. They were nice friends. From that experience I learn that I can’t say people good or bad before I know them.
Graduated from senior high school I continued my study in Jogjakarta, here I found a new condition again. Here I can get acquainted with the new friends more relax than before.

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Let’s Enjoy the TV Quiz

Nowadays, quizzes TV programs are not new thing. All of us have already known that there are a lot of quizzes TV programs in our country. Let’s see, “Who wants to be a millionaire”, “Are You smarter than a 5th grader “, “Password Jutawan”, “Missing Lyrics “ are some examples of many quizzes TV programs. Although only few people who like these TV programs, these TV programs have many benefits; such as : they give an entertainment or refreshing for the viewer, besides that, quizzes also give much information and improve our knowledge.

As an entertainment, quizzes TV program are very helpful. In this case, Missing Lyrics is the best choice. This musical quiz drives us to enjoy the music and entertain our self. Then, how can Missing lyrics entertain its viewer? Yeah, actually this quiz is a musical quiz, so in this quiz the viewer can enjoy the music and practice singing. The guest stars also a plus point which offered by this quiz. The guest stars are the popular artist and entertainer who are all known by the viewer.

Quiz also becomes a medium to get much information whether news or issues which will improve our knowledge. Who Wants to be a Millionaire is the most popular quiz in this country that will help us in improve our knowledge. Besides that, we also have Password Jutawan. Password Jutawan is a new quiz programmed by anTV. This quiz lets us think and know many words, so that this quiz will enrich our vocabulary.

Both Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Password Jutawan are quizzes for adults, while for the children we also have Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader. This is an educational quiz, actually this is a good TV program formulated for children. By enjoying this quiz , children will get many information , even they can know more about their lesson at school.

After we see the facts that quiz TV programs have many benefits for us; that are give many information, knowledge and even entertainment. Let’s take this time to be the starting point for us to enjoy the TV programs which have good quality.

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