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The Blight: Could It Happen?

The future of the Earth is a big concern for most of our people. We begin to think a time in which our planet will be an improbable place to live in. Indeed, the 2014 movie Interstellar depicts interstellar travel brilliantly, but the movie has left various questions among the audience. Most viewers are intrigued about the gravitational singularity, the people who are called as “they”, the “Tesseract”, and other nebulous things. One of the most intriguing yet ambiguous thing is the Blight. Though the movie does not explain anything about the cause of the emergence of the Blight, there is one big question: are we ever going to be in danger — in the most extreme and speculative sense — of ever having just corn and okra to eat?In my opinion, the Blight depicted in the film will hardly happen because such pandemic will not occur easily, even if the Blight is caused by either a contagious disease or global warming.
The Blight depicted in Interstellar is possibly a widespread disease, but it…

Why Standardized Test Is Essential

The fact that many countries use standardized test as the final evaluation has enraged many students across the globe. One of them is an American student, Suli Breaks, who questioned, “why unique individuals tested by the same means?” Similar remark came from an Indonesian student, Nurmillaty Abadiah, who wrote an open letter criticizing the 2013 difficult national exam. Nevertheless, there is indeed a reason why the US’ best universities require standardized tests along with GPA results and why national exam is used in Indonesia for applying to higher educational institutions. Standardized testing is ultimately important because it holds schools accountable, guides teachers to determine their teaching procedure, and is the most objective academic assessment.
To ensure all schools’ accomplishments are as what the government expects, a standardized test is needed to assess schools’ accountability across the country. In Indonesia, every high school has the same curriculum, but each has d…

(Comparison) 2013 New Curriculum: A Revolution or a Fiasco?

“This country’s future depends on the country’s education, particularly its curriculum,” Mohammad Nuh declared. For the government and Nuh, the implementation of the new 2013 curriculum of Indonesia was a successful revolution because it abolished the old curriculum that expected the students to just merely sit and watch lectures. Nuh proudly announced the goal of the new curriculum: to make students active in lectures. I understand that Nuh wanted to follow most developed countries’ curriculums which aim to let students be active. However, despite the advantages that Nuh asserted, I believe that the new curriculum is a fiasco because it is very ineffective and is not suitable for Indonesia’s condition and culture.

The aspect that most 2013 curriculum victims worry is the effectiveness of the new curriculum since they believe that the old curriculum was more effective. Take the "giving homework" procedure change as an example. With the old curriculum, the teachers taught the …

Comparison Paragraph

Many scientific-fictional films are favorite movies of myriads of people. These films’ success are mostly attributed to their enthralling representation of the chosen one. In fact, some of the chosen ones share literally similar stories, as demonstrated by Harry Potter in Harry Potter movie series and Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings movie series. While both later fulfilled the prophecy, they both initially depicted as ordinary boys who did not realize their abilities and their missions. Harry Potter was an ordinary boy in real world who was unaware of a magical world’s existence. Similarly, Frodo Baggins was only a peasant who never went outside of his village. However, both later faced unexpected and bizarre coincidences. Potter unexpectedly met Voldemort who killed his parents, while Frodo was visited by a stranger who gave him a mission to carry a ring. They were unaware of what they actually should accomplish, but they later learned their prophecies. While intense moments haunt…

Villain Analysis

Movie business is one of the current fastest growing market. The most successful movies are usually movies which represent a protagonist who is assisted with a task to fulfill an ancient prophecy. For example, Harry Potter series have grossed billions of dollars. However, what if the chosen one is actually a person who will be the primary villain in the movie? This is what exactly happens in the Star Wars series, in which a talented boy named Anakin Skywalker transformed into the notorious Darth Vader.
I choose Darth Vader due to the fact that his story generally relates to our world’s dictators. Originally named Anakin Skywalker, he had a miserable past. He and his mother were slaves for Watto, an owner of a junk shop in Planet Tatooine. Anakin has no father, thus making his birth miraculous like Jesus’ birth. Unlike other people, he has the ability to see things before they happen. Fortunately, a man whose name is Qui-Gon Jinn discovered his talent. Jinn then introduced himself as a …

My Dream Job

Hello! This is my dream job story from my friend's perspective, Kurniawan Cahyo . He is absolutely a wonderful writer. I hope you will enjoy it! :)

Garmastewira’s Dream Jobs in the Future
What do you want to be in the future? It’s a kind of question that we’ve heard since we were pre-school students. Most people always have a hard time to answer that question. I myself have to admit it’s one of questions that I try to avoid. I will tell you about my friend’s dream job. His name is Garmastewira, or we usually call him Rangga.
Obviously, Most of SEEI (School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics) students are interested in technology. Many of them also want to work that is related to video games, especially the boys. In the future, Rangga wants to be a gadget inventor or game developer. I was told by him that he has been into gadget since he was a child. Everytime he looked at sophisticated electronic devices, he was curious about them. He questioned how they were made, who made th…

Introduction

Greetings!

My name is Garmastewira. Most people can't pronounce my full name correctly, so my mom gave me a common nickname, "Rangga". I'm a freshman at Bandung Institute of Technology. I chose SEEI faculty due to my passion for inventing something. I'm always excited about anything about computers. I love music, no matter what the genre is. I never miss a single day without playing my old grand piano. I like individual sports like running and swimming, but I absolutely dislike any kind of team sports, especially football. Living as a single man for 17 years, I hope that I will find someone special on campus before my 18th birthday.

That's some information about me. I'm not certain on what I will become in the future, but I really want to contribute a big invention to the world. I wish that I could be as influential as Steve Jobs!

First Post!

Hello guys!

This is my first post on this blog. I decided to create this blog as my old blogs were nonsense lol. This is going to be my main blog. I will publish ANYTHING. It can be experiences, opinions, nonsense things, etc. Everything here will be written in English, as the other purpose of making this blog is to train my writing skills :)

Well that's it, enjoy this blog!