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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

Korean Barbeque

Ssam (쌈) also meaning wrapped. Typically Korean wrapped stuff to eat. I remember I post about my experience of eating kimchi for the first time got the highest view of all time here. It's kind of weird but it is. H never wanted to eat K-foods. He said that it doesn't look so appealing (how can he said that? 😣). I kept trying to lure him to try out K-foods. That when he wanted to eat some meat and then we chose a Korean bbq restaurant. He surprised that it came with so many side dishes and more importantly is the way they eat the meat with green leaf, mixed with kimchi and ssamjang.  Boy, look at the odeng and other side dishes! Ssamjang is the one next to the garlic. It's kind of similar to sambal but different. Japchae is the one that looks like bihun goreng. The first day we ordered galbi and japchae. I really like japchae but it was very big for one person. We thought that the barbeque set will be less big for two, but it didn't. It was just enough for both of us. S

Empat Kali Tes PCR dalam Sebulan

Rove Dubai Thank god bukan karena sakit covid. Tes ini dilakukan sebelum gw melakukan perjalanan ke luar Indonesia untuk bertemu suami gw. Satu dan lain hal akhirnya diputuskan untuk bertemu di Dubai. Karena perlu PCR, bulan September awal kemarin menuju ke RS UNUD (Universitas Udayana) di Bali karena waktu itu dia jadi satu-satunya RS untuk PCR mandiri. Yang lain untuk rujukan aja. Nggak tau kalau sekarang, mungkin udah ada swasta yang melayani perjalanan mandiri.  Harga tes 900 ribu dengan hasil akan didapatkan maksimal 3 hari (dulu). Waktu gw test ternyata hasil minimal keluar 3 hari karena RS Unud jadi lab utama untuk sample se-Bali (katanya) 😓 Dengan jadwal mepet waktu terbang (Dubai hanya menerima hasil tes yang maks diambil 96 jam sebelum perjalanan), akhirnya nekat ke Jakarta sehari sebelum jadwal penerbangan ke Dubai (yang akhirnya dimundurkan sehari lagi karena jadwal tes ulang). Terbang dari DPS ke CGK pakai rapid test, yang menurut gw nggak efektif.  Setibanya di CGK, bes

Mengurus Visa C317 di KJRI Dubai

Disclaimer: tulisan ini tentang pengalaman mengurus visa C317 di luar negeri (konsuler/kedubes Indonesia), tulisan agak panjang dan tentang birokrasi, pun keadaan di lapangan bisa berubah setiap saat. Setelah berbulan-bulan bergelut dengan imigrasi via DM di segala platform, akhirnya bulan September sekitar minggu kedua WNA yang memiliki keluarga di Indonesia boleh masuk Indonesia menggunakan visa index C317. Bukan hanya yang punya keluarga di sini tapi juga yang akan bekerja dll. Langkah awal mendapatkan KITAS dari sini.  Sebenernya ini dari dulu jadi hal yang kurang mengasyikkan bagi keluarga campur. Bukan karena sulitnya tapi karena ketidakjelasan informasi tentang dokumen apa saja yang harus dipersiapkan serta timeline yang bisa direncanakan. Nggak ada informasi di satu tempat yang terintegrasi antara satu dengan yang lainnya. Pengambilan vitas yang ada di konsuler maupun kedutaan besar Indonesia pun memiliki syarat yang berbeda. Why tho? Selalu ingat untuk menanyakan syarat &