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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

Sunbathing, Why?

Sanur

Growing up as an Asian, in a tropical country, make me want to avoid the sun as much as possible. Well... you obviously need the sunlight still, in the morning - but not during the hottest hour of the day. 

We’re taught to cover our bodies under the sun lol. Doesn’t really matter how, but fully covered by a jacket, long sleeves, or long pants while driving a scooter is definitely a normal thing to do in Indonesia 😌😎. 

On the other hand, foreigners find it funny. Because “It’s too hot to cover yourself like that under the sun”. Well... we have two things here in Indonesia. Humidity and high temperature. You’re so right about "it’s too hot to cover like that" because we have very high humidity. But when you don't cover yourself like that, the sunlight will “bite” you, and that way you'll get sunburn. 

Moving to Bali, I see too many foreigners driving the scooter nakedly. Yes, well, in a bikini or topless and very short pants. Like, almost naked. It always makes me think “OMG you’ll get a massive sunburn! Cover yourself ffs”. In the middle of the day.

This sunny, hot, it was 35 degree, without any shade 😑

As well as sunbathing on the beach, directly exposed to the sun, on its hottest day. I usually go to the beach around 1 PM as well, but I always find a shade. I can’t let myself get direct exposure like that. In Sanur, we have a lot of trees for shade. I went to Jumeirah beach in Dubai (not a lot of trees there, or should I say there is none?) and I was the only one who was fully covered. The others? Enjoyed sunbathing in their bikinis and swimming pants. 

Long pants, jacket, cover my head and neck too because it was just too hot and sunny. 

I know, that they live in 4 seasons countries and really appreciate the sun that much. I know how happy I was when I got the sunlight during winter. But... the sun in tropical countries is dangerous during the daytime. Besides, if you wanna get as much sunlight while you’re here, just do it in the morning. It’s a lot safer than in the middle of the day. 

Though I still have the same unanswered question, “Why are you doing that?” If you're a foreigner and love to do that, let me know why.

Have a good day, people! 💜

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