Meanwhile in the “Exams Month”

It’s like a while ago we were standing in front of the grade nine classes, waiting for the announcement of which class would we belong to for one year ahead. And suddenly we appeared in the middle of the exams, which will claim whether we are worth enough to proceed to the next level. Things just went really fast!

Before the exams, like what I said earlier, we were at the point of—how should I say it—a junior high school student’s climax, perhaps? We got many school tasks, and those have not been included to the practical exams. And how about the final semester exams? And the final school exams? And the most final of the finals…the national exams?

Actually this is not the time to relax at all. But since I got very tired these days, there’s nothing wrong to have a rest on weekends, isn’t it ;)?

On the last BK subject, for the last time Pak Andre admitted 9B was the only class that spent the days without any tense. They didn’t seem to have any burden. And still looked as cheerful as always. This is true, and I too, don’t feel any tense for the exams. I just think exams are fun, which adds some spices to our life as a secondary student. Only that—of course—we can’t experience this every time!

The only thing I don’t like with these exams is that I can hardly relax (no difference with the usual days, actually). It’s very important to take care of our health during this exams period, yet I find it difficult to have enough sleep these days…

March, March. Are you testing my readiness of being a high school student? As I just turned fifteen last week :P?

Goodbye, Exams!

As you see from the title, the reason to my hiatus back then is very obvious—exams. Since I failed to write about my practical exams regularly, and yet the theoretical, I’m “paying the price” now :P.

The best moment I experienced with my classmates in the practical exams is during the SBK exam. My group’s dancing properties didn’t work well—most of them were broken during our last practice, so we finally perform without using it. Andhyka’s group, which consists of Eric, Kenny, Ananta, Adrian and himself, performed very well. They did a stunning modern dance accompanied by a K-pop song. I think Andhyka was the one who chose the song; just like my old friend Angela, he’s a fan of Korean stuffs. Different from my group, they had costumes instead of properties. Among all members, Eric was the one who totally amazed the whole audience! We still had some spare time after the exam, so the whole 9B—I don’t know who first suggested this—danced to Gangnam Style song. Well it’s just for fun :P… Eric and Kenny were the best at it. They perfectly amused the whole room, including Bu Paksi :D. She even took a video of us!

The theoretical exams ended by last Thursday. To me, the hardest test was PKn (Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan, a subject about nationality). But surprisingly and luckily, I got the highest score at it o.o! To be honest, I never expect this to happen until I saw it with my own eyes this morning. We’re supposed to come today for the remedial tests. So since I passed in every subject, I did nothing today aside from helping my friends in making the class wall magazine for December :P.

The Second Practical Exam

Now that I think of it… These days I’m active on three blogs: Snow Footprints, Fluttering Walnut and Diary of 9B (aka grade 9B’s blog). In Fluttering Walnut, just like what I’ve said before, is my journal blog in Indonesian. While what I share in Diary of 9B—as its name suggests—are the entries about my class and the things happening at school. So the main point is I make use of those three as journal blogs; no wonder that I’m often confused of where to post :P! It’s December tomorrow, and I left Fluttering Walnut not updated for a month. I have an idea of turning the blog function into something else, so that I will no longer be puzzled ;).

Today’s practical exam is English. It’s a speaking test where students describe about two topics in front of the class. The first topic is about someone, while the second is about something. I described about J.K. Rowling (my favourite author :D) for “someone” and clipboard for “something”.

After school, my SBK group went to the music room. The other members continued making the dancing properties, which are like staff-shaped microphones. Meanwhile I was using the school’s organ (or keyboard?) inside that room to compose a tune, together with my group mates. That tune will be used for the B. Indonesia practical exam, which is poem musicalisation.

TGIF, I can finally have another long breath this weekend… And I’ll say hello again to the coming practical exams on Monday till Wednesday :P!

The First Practical Exam

At least I can take a long breath now. The very busy usual school days has ended yesterday, meaning we don’t have any more homework to do during the following days…except studying for the practical exams :P. The first practical exam, Mandarin, is held today.

This Mandarin practical exam somewhat reminds me of the Mandarin oral tests in my old school. It is a conversation test, but unlike the one I joined in grade eight—which required students to converse with each other, in this test we only need to answer the questions asked by the teacher. In other words, the teacher is the one conversing with us. The answer must be according to the data given to the student, which is in the form of table. Recently my class had such test from the same material as a daily practical test, but it was easier because it had the pin yin (Mandarin pronunciation) of each word on it. But this time, it only has the Indonesian meaning! Thanks to the last-minute practice, I got 88 :P.

When the exam was over, I and the other members of my SBK dance group started to make our properties. Those were made out of recycled materials, such as unused plastic bottles. The process includes finding the materials and making the properties. What a tiring job!

I wish with this elbow grease done today, we can perform as well as possible on Monday. Good luck, 9B girls!