Rabu, 07 Maret 2018

Announcement Text Exercises

Elements of the Announcement
Found/Not Found
Information about the event, including the time (it’s open 24/7), date (throughout April 2013), and place ( located just a few doors down on M Street)
Contact information ( email)

Elements of the Announcement
Found/Not Found
“Call for proposal” because of the ongoing outbreaks of H5N1 Avian Influenza in Indonesia have had a significant impact
Information about the event, but it’s not completed. There’s no specific venue, date, and time.
Detailed information can be found at  WHO Indonesia Country Office Website.

Elements of the Announcement
Found/Not Found
They announcing that they outgrew their old place
Information about their old store that became “new”
Contact person is available.

Elements of the Announcement
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Not found
No title
The whole text is the content.
The contents include date of the opening branches and mechanism
Not found
No contact person, nor the signature


 FALSE (It's an advertisement)
 FALSE (It's an invitation)


Main Idea
Text 1
Informing the people of Georgetown about the opening of a Suit Shop in a new venue.
  • The announcement came from J.Crew Store
  • The opening will be in April, 2013
  • The shop will offer more of men’s and women’s, weddings and parties collection.
Text 2Informing about the outbreak virus of H5N1 in Indonesia and searching for proposal for the case.
  • H5N1 has been affecting more than 10 millions livestock.
  • The announcement came from WHO.
  • This is a new disease and the world still don't have the immunity.
  • WHO are searching somebody who can submit a proposal about this problem.
Text 3The owners outgrew their old store and are moving to a new place.
  • The store is moved to Jl. Melati Utara No. 14 Lumajang – 67316, however the service center is located at the same address of their old store.
  • The announcement came from NeoSys Store.
Text 4The store is opening a new branch in several big cities.
  • From 1st January 2018, The company makes a new branch on Medan, Denpasar, Lombok, and Makssar. 
  • The company wants a closer bond with costumer, that's why the company opened a new branch


Rabu, 28 Februari 2018

The Sugar I Like: The Person Who Inspired Me

Hello! So I'm back and I'm gonna be talking about someone I truly admire. SUGA. He is actually a K-Pop Idol, so before I tell you about him further, I think I want to share my opinion about K-Pop first. Just skip to paragraph 8 if you don't really interested in K-Pop and my useless crap uwu.

I'm serious you probably should skip this and just start reading from paragraph 8.


Basically K-Pop is a music genre originating in South Korea and is often used in a narrower sense to describe a modern form of South Korean pop music. I enjoy listening to K-Pop music. Many people may think K-Pop is not as good as Hollywood musics and is only about visuals and modern dance but I don't think that's all. K-Pop musics are great too, but well I kind of understand those opinions because I used to dislike K-Pop too. But hey, we shouldn't see something from only one side and perspective, right? I used to see K-Pop as if it's bad because I saw their exaggerated and crazy fans, and K-Pop artists plastic surgery scandals that didn't match to Indonesian's culture so I pretty much disliked K-Pop. But then I tried to see K-Pop with positive mind (lol) until now I'm stuck in K-Pop and I can now relate to those 'crazy' fans.

My favorite group band in K-Pop is BTS, Beyond The Scene, Bangtan Sonyeondan, Bulletproof Boy Scout, whatever it is. Anyway, BTS is actually a Hip-Hop boy group, but they're still a K-Pop idol. No need to be confused. To be very honest, I was attracted to BTS because of one of their songs. Because of that song, I began to 'explore' them and loving their songs even more.
They write, compose, and sing their songs themselves so the fans pretty much can understand and relate to the lyrics of their songs. Not trying to exaggerate too much but their music have powerful and meaningful lyrics and they often make songs for their fans, and I, as their fan, sobbed a little when I read one of their song's lyrics named "2! 3!" (re: dul! set!). That song is truly meaningful.

Talking about their songs, BTS has 3 rappers that have released their own mixtapes and usually write, compose, and produce BTS' songs. One of the rappers is often called as "SUGA".

Suga, he is the one I was talking about earlier. He is that someone I admire. Truthfully and sadly, many people think my admiration for him is limited to his visual (looks) or probably his cute behavior. Undoubtedly, many Indonesians have a kinda negative stigma (I guess?) toward K-Pop because many K-Pop idols often tend to act cute whether they're a boy or girl and somehow some people, especially Indonesians, don't really like it. Anyway, you have to know that I like Suga more than his looks. I like him because he is such an inspiration in my life. He has been through a lot of his life with lots of struggles accompanied with his depression, social phobia, and more, but he fought a lot until now being famous because his unique rap. I'm truly happy for him and that's why no one could underestimate my adoration for him. Ew, cringe.

Alright, that was... kinda useless, forgive me I'm just too carried away a bit so excuse me.
Now let's get to the serious thing!

Min Yoon-gi (민윤기) was born on March 9, 1993 and is better known by his stage name, Suga and Agust D, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Managed under Big Hit Entertainment, he debuted as a member of the South Korean pop idol group BTS in 2013. In 2016, he released his first solo mixtape Agust D. Suga has over 60 songs attributed to him by the Korea Music Copyright Association as a songwriter and producer, including Suran's "Wine", which won best Soul/R&B track of the year at the 2017 Melon Music Awards.

The younger of two sons, he attended Taejeon Elementary School, Gwaneum Middle School, and Apgujeong High School. By the age of 13, he began to write music lyrics and learned about MIDI. He worked a part-time job at a record studio by the age of 17. From then on he began composing and arranging music, rapping, and performing. Prior to being scouted, he was active under the name Gloss as an underground rapper. As part of the hip hop crew D-Town in 2010, he released a song titled "518-062" in commemoration of the Gwangju Uprising.

Suga adopted the alias Agust D in 2016, which is derived from the initials "DT", short for his birth place "Daegu Town", and "Suga" spelled backwards. He released a free self-titled mixtape via SoundCloud on August 15. He decided against releasing the project as a commercial studio album, describing it as the "feeling of being trapped in some sort of framework." On the record, he discussed matters such as his struggles with depression and social phobia. Fuse TV rated it as one of the top twenty mixtapes of 2016.

As one of the members from BTS, he had produced, composed, and written most of BTS' songs with other member of BTS' Rap line and Big Hit producers as well. Also, he wrote "Let Me Know", the track from their 2014 album, Dark&Wild, within only 2 hours.

His past life is, somehow, full of struggles in order to become the Min Yoongi right now. He came from very poor family. His father couldn't pay the bills alone so Suga with his brother had to work . Suga took a part-time work to help his family, and when he had a free time, he would make a music with a group called "DT" mean "Daegu Town". His parents, however, loved his big brother too much compared to Suga, so he pretty much got stressed and tried to do anything to get attention from his parents, but still, his family still only looked at his brother. His brother was so diligent and clever, probably that's why their parents loved Suga's brother more. Moreover, Suga spent most of his time for music even though his parents never agreed. Suga knew music was his passion. So these made Suga became colder and colder towards people. In school, he didn't study well. All he do is playing basketball and do anything to break the rules.

When he graduated from high school, he secretly went to Seoul with DT to try working as a musician. He kept it a secret because he knew his family would not allowed him to work with music, but his brother knew everything and he supported Suga's dream to be a musician. He always contacted his brother to ask about his parents and grandparents. When he knew that Big Hit would have an audition, he tried it and passed the audition as a producer, but after many complicated things, Bang Shi-Hyuk, the CEO of Big Hit told Suga to be an idol and he agreed. The first member he saw was RM and Iron. One by one members came and gone and finally Big Hit confirmed that BTS would have 7 members, but it was still not easy.
During the trainee days, he also worked as a producer and got a client that deceived him. The client didn't pay for the song Suga had made with lots of effort. After that he didn't have enough money. He couldn't even buy a cup of ramen. He got stressed a lot and considered to committed suicide. He went into the bathroom and ate a lot of medicine. He thought he was already dead but all he knew was he was laying on the floor.

His behavior changed until Big Hit decided to send him to a psychiatrist. His parents came from Daegu to Seoul only to accompany him throughout the treatment. He said to the psychiatrist, "I don't even know myself so how can you know about me?" but after a long treatment, finally his mental got way better. Following with his debut, he thought nobody would like him but he was very happy that many people love him. From there, he felt the love.

All of his past life stories are based on his song, The Last

He worked hard to make BTS became popular but he still think about his family and parents even though he didn't like them once time ago. In one of BTS' concert, Suga saw his parents and brother came to the concert so he kneeled down to their direction and started crying.

"They strongly opposed it (being a musician) for about half a year. My father is a very strict person. Since my parents suffered a lot, they didn't want their own children to suffer like themselves. They wanted their children to become civil servants and live a stable life, but now they say, 'Having the ability to realize his own dreams, a child that's worth being proud of.' They are now the ones that are the most supportive of me." - Suga from 2014 Japanese Interview for Catch The BTS Vol. 9

I personally became his fan after I heard his rap and listened to his mixtape. His rap is somewhat unique to me, it's so emotional, he expresses pain, sadness, and aggression in such a way that I, and many people, can feel it all too with his rap.

And I think that's all. I hope you understand that he is really the person who inspires me. I've never thought that K-Pop is only about music, dance, choreography, and visuals. There are lots of amazing things on K-Pop that can only be found if you set aside your prejudices and start looking at K-Pop in a positive way because seriously, it's not that bad? Just like Suga's speech, "You'll like BTS' songs if you listen to them without any prejudice." And yes, that's true. I can relate very much.

Alright, that's all for now. Thank u for reading, annyeong!




Rabu, 21 Februari 2018

Description Text: The Food Of Hell From Indonesia

The Food Of Hell From Indonesia

Famous as one of the best tropical countries, Indonesia provides tons of uniqueness and excitement. Its nature, culture, and art always bring millions of tourist each year. However, this time we are going to talk about one thing, Indonesia’s cuisine, in particular, Sambal.
Sambal or sambel is infamous among tourist as the food of hell for its undeniable ability to make the consumer produces tears and sweat when eating. Produced using chili as its main ingredient, sambal is indeed taste extremely spicy. Sambal is an Indonesian loan-word of Javanese origin (sambel). It is native to the cuisines of Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Brunei, and Singapore. It has also spread through overseas Indonesian populations to the Netherlands and Suriname.
Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, cherry,  tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green and red, depending on which chili you use.
Traditionally sambal is used as an all-purpose condiment. It may be added to noodle dishes, soups, stews, meat, rice, and even eggs. Sambal can also be used to add heat and flavor to marinades, dips, sauces, and spreads.
Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid it. However, some of them are challenged and try to eat it. Those who dare to try usually will get a stomach ache or turn very red and sweaty in the face. Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.


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Incorrect Information:
The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. (Paragraph 3 sentence 2)
Correction: The ingredients are ground using a traditional tool made usually of stone or wood.

Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, cherry,  tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. (Paragraph 3 sentence 1)
Correction: Cherry is not one of the complements we should use to make Sambal.

Locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal. (Paragraph 4 last sentence)
Correction: We don't eat Sambal as the main meal.

Sabtu, 03 Februari 2018

The World's Loneliest Whale: 52-hertz Whale

In the middle of the ocean,
One lonely whale cries
No matter how much it shouts, no one can hear it
So lonely it just stays quiet.
- Whalien 52

It's been nicknamed as "the loneliest whale in the world". It sings a song like no other. Some say it wanders alone across the Pacific Ocean, crying out for companionship that never comes.

No-one knows for sure whether the whale is male or female, what species it is, or even if it still lives. The last in the original series of recordings was made in 2004.

The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species, which calls at the very unusual frequency of 52 Hz. This pitch is much higher frequency than any other whale or even the other whale species with migration patterns most closely resembling this whale's, like the blue whale with 10–39 Hz or fin whale with only 20 Hz. It has been detected regularly in many locations since the late 1980s and appears to be the only individual emitting a whale call at this frequency.
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The track of the 52-hertz whale is unrelated to the presence or movement of other whale species. Its movements have been somewhat similar to blue whales, but its timing has been more like fin whales. It is detected in the Pacific Ocean every year beginning in August–December and moves out of range of the hydrophones in January–February. It travels as far north as the Aleutian and Kodiak Islands, and as far south as the California coast, swimming between 30 and 70 km each day. 

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have been unable to identify the species of the whale. They speculate that it could be malformed, or possibly a blue whale/fin whale hybrid. The research team has been contacted by deaf people who believe the whale may be deaf. Still, its unique call is the only one of its kind detected anywhere and there is only one such source per season. Because of this, the animal has been called the loneliest whale in the world.
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The story begins in 1989. An array of hydrophones called SOSUS, built by the US Navy to detect enemy submarines, picked up some strange signals. They were whale songs, and they were similar to blue whale calls, but there was one big difference.The keynotes of the song were at a frequency of 52 Hertz. To human ears, this is a low bass note, but it is significantly higher than the blue whale, which sings between 10 and 40Hz. Fin whales also seemed like an unlikely fit, since they sing at 20Hz.

The signal of the whale was recorded in the northeast Pacific. It has been sped up ten times, raising the pitch to 520 Hz since that is too deep for the human ear or, at best, at the very fringes of a person’s hearing,


Compare with this signal by a blue whale (10-40 Hz)


And a fin whale with 20 Hz


Sounds different, right?

It was Bill Watkins, a marine mammal researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, who first realized the significance of the Navy's recordings. For Watkins, tracking the 52Hz whale became a passion.

He passed away in 2004, aged 78, but a few months before his death he completed work on a paper that summarised 12 years' worth of recordings. His findings would be discussed for years to come. Watkins had found that the 52Hz whale was not just unusual, but outright unique.

"It is perhaps difficult to accept that if this was a whale, that there could have been only one of this kind in this large oceanic expanse," Watkins and his colleagues wrote. "Yet in spite of comprehensive careful monitoring year-round, only one call with these characteristics has been found anywhere, and there has been only one source each season."

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There are plays and books about the whale and music videos that use it as inspiration. 

The Loneliest, a short documentary film about two women searching for the loneliest whale, was made in April 2014 by Lilian Mehrel, with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Montreal-based saxophone player and composer Colin Stetson's 2013 album New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light included a song entitled "Part of Me Apart From You". Though not explicitly written about the 52-Hertz whale, when first performing the song live, he has remarked on at least several occasions that the story of the "loneliest whale" resonated deeply with his composition. "This whale is alone in a large body of water, swimming, singing its song, calling for a likeness it will never find," he said by way of introducing the song at a performance at Toronto's Great Hall on 19 May 2013. "When I play this song, I can't help but think about this whale, who right at this very minute is singing alone."

South Korean hip-hop group BTS's 2015 album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2's fourth track, "Whalien 52", explicitly uses the 52-hertz whale as a metaphor for the alienation from others often felt by adolescents.

The English folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman included the song "52 Hertz" on their 2015 album Tomorrow Will Follow Today. The song is about the whale and includes the line, "52 Hertz, 52 Hertz, I'm singing a love song that no-one can hear" in the chorus.

What is the topic of the text?
a. 52-Hertz Whale
b. Blue Whale
c. Fin whale
d. Whalien 52

What is the species name of the whale?
a. Balaenoptera musculus
b. Mesoplodon grayi
c. Unidentified
d. Physeter macrocephalus

Where did the signal of the whale was recorded? 
a. in the Atlantic Ocean
b. in the northeast Pacific Ocean
c. in the US Navy
d. in Massachusetts

When did The Loneliest, a short documentary film about two women searching for the loneliest whale, was made?
a. in March 2013
b. in May 2014
c. in April 2014
d. in April 2013

Who has the 'passion' of tracking the whale?

a. Lilial Mehrel
b. BTS
c. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
d. Bill Watkins