No More Time to Relax

Aaah. I sometimes wonder, why do I usually update this blog on Friday? Is it because I normally have free time on Fridays? Well, let’s just forget it and focus on what I’m going to tell.

It’s February today, meaning the ninth graders’ last month of studying is before our eyes. Yes, we had just been convinced about this last Monday. That day we had the students-teachers meeting after school about preparing for the national exams. After the flood incident mentioned in the last post, our teachers announced that the exams schedule had been advanced by one week. On that meeting Pak Edhy showed us the revised schedule; it’s true that they had been advanced. And there will be tests every day this March! There’s no more time to loaf around, so I think I’ll blog more rarely until all those exams are over :P.

We’re dismissed earlier today since the Muslims were going to celebrate Maulid Nabi. After the dismissal, I continued the SBK project with my group mates till it’s half-done. It is a project of making a traditional house. My group’s house is from South Sumatra. We make it out from ice-cream sticks. Last Tuesday, during SBK, Eric made a mini-sized Sadako using origami as its decoration. He added a paper spring on its back and put it inside the enclosed well, so that the ghost would bounce upwards when the lid’s opened. We laughed a lot that day :D.

Well, at least we can still have some fun before facing the exams :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!