Taare Zameen Par

Speaking of the Science competition mentioned in my last post, I haven’t known yet whether I’ll proceed to the next round or not. It usually takes time to receive the result of such competition. I personally consider the competition quite hard, though it’s in multiple choice questions form. It’s like an ordinary exam which requires the participants to fill their answers in their answer sheets with 2B pencils. If none of us proceed to the next round, it will be all right. At least we gain experience from taking part in the competition ;).

Yesterday I, together with my classmates, watched a film during BK (Bimbingan Konseling, something like Character Building) subject. It’s a film from India entitled ‘Taare Zameen Par‘, meaning ‘Stars On Earth’. Actually we’ve started watching it two weeks ago, but we haven’t even finished yet even by yesterday. The film is about an eight-year old boy suffering from dyslexia named Ishaan.

Taare Zameen Par

Ishaan behaved in a ridiculous way that the other kids loved to bully him. He couldn’t write well and he’s poor at all school subjects. He’s often scolded for the troubles he made. He had not changed a bit, until his father moved him to another school. The new school was the one with dormitory and well-disciplined teachers. Yet it’s very far from his house, so Ishaan had too be away from his family. Upset with this new situation, he lost enthusiasm in running his new school life. It’s a real pity that even in this school he was still very bad in learning. Every day he must put up with scolds and scorns thrown by his frigid surroundings.

Things began to change when a substitute teacher for Arts came. Different from the previous strict Arts teacher, this new teacher was very friendly that all the students liked him. This teacher was the first one who discovered Ishaan’s problem, as he had already experienced such thing before.

I enjoy this film quite a lot. Although it’s a drama, it also includes some funny parts, especially at the beginning. I don’t know why, but ever since we started watching Taare Zameen Par, a “disease” called Ishaan fever overwhelm my friends. Kenny imitated Ishaan’s way of apologising his father for his mistake recently, and Eric changed his Facebook profile picture to photo of Ishaan. It’s like becoming a new trend!

Oh, it reminds me. If my class’ “film-of-the-year” in grade seven is I Am David, and in grade eight is The Eye 10 (that spooky one -.-;), then does it mean grade nine’s will be this one? 😛


Next Comes Science

Yesterday was supposed to be a busy Friday as usual, unless I didn’t receive a that announcement. If last month I took part in a super hard Matematika competition, this time I was chosen, again, to be the representative of my school in an IPA (Science in Indonesian) competition. This is the second time for me, as I had participated in such event during grade eight.

I and my classmates had just begun our afternoon PM subject, when suddenly I was called to go upstairs. What surprised me was that I was even told to bring all my belongings with me, which means I didn’t have to join the rest of the subject! While I was packing my things, Kenny said, “Hold on. If we let Michelle go, then who’s gonna tell us the answers?” Everyone laughed. He’s quite right; in every Matematika PM, we always work together in doing the exercise given by Bu Detty. And I usually teach my friends the questions they don’t understand as they asked me. Then how would it be if I left them in that particular subject :P?

It turned out that the other representatives for grade nine were Dandy, Winalif, Indah and Alvian. Beside us, there were also the seventh and the eighth graders. Then Pak Rafiq gave us some information about the competition, like when would it be held and what should we learn.

Although the competition will be held tomorrow, fortunately we, the ninth graders, only need to review this semester’s lesson. Wish us luck for tomorrow ;)!