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The Reward of Teaching

Buku belajar Bahasa Indonesia dalam berbagai bahasa. I've become a teacher since semester 9. That being said, my teaching journey started in 2013. Took hiatus for 2 something years then I came back to these exam sheets, students, books, and social interactions. Didn't even want to become one but I fell in love right after I jumped in.  I guess I need to ask to apologize to my dad. I was mad at him a long time ago because he asked me to be one lol. Well, maybe I just didn't like the idea of being a teacher in a class where your students don't even care about you telling stuff in front of the class. That actually made me realize that I prefer to teach whoever wants to learn. Although sometimes I just need to teach without knowing what's their reasons to learn, and that is also fine. I do what I had to do. That is why I hate grading because I don't mind giving them a perfect score but what's the point if they know nothing after the course ended? I never teach a

Sambang Opa Buyut di Ereveld Menteng Pulo

  Karena sedang ada urusan dadakan ke Jakarta, maka sekalian gw putuskan untuk sambang ke opa buyut. Opa buyut adalah salah satu orang Belanda yang meninggal di Jepang ketika ditawan sebagai tawanan perang di Perang Dunia II. Menurut nama keluarga, ada kemungkinan beliau merupakan anak dari keluarga Jerman yang bergabung dengan Belanda sehingga secara otomatis tercatat sebagai warga negara Belanda, menikah dengan oma buyut yang mana masih juga keturunan Belanda. Mereka berdua mempunyai seorang anak lelaki yang dikirim ke Belanda pada tahun 1955 sehingga terpisah dari adiknya (nenek gw) yang masih kecil. Mami (nenek gw) masih sekitar umur setahun saat opa buyut ditawan.  Beliau meninggal saat usia 37 tahun, masih relatif muda. Oma buyut meminta jenazahnya dikirim ke Indonesia tapi permintaan itu tidak disetujui. Akhirnya setelah beberapa saat, pihak-pihak yang berkaitan memulangkan jenazah para korban perang yang sudah dikremasi. Abu opa buyut disimpan di Ereveld Menteng Pulo,