The Legend of Lutung Kasarung

The Legend of Lutung Kasarung

       The Legend of Lutung Kasarung. Once upon a time there was a kingdom in West Java. The kingdom was led by a king named Prabu Tapa Agung. He was getting old and therefore wanted to retire as a king. But unfortunately, he had no son to replace him as a king. He only had two daughters named Purbararang and Purbasari. He thought of choosing one of his daughters, Purbararang and Purbasari. But it wasn’t an easy choice. They were both very pretty and smart. The only difference was their temperament. Purbararang was rude and dishonest, while Purbasari was kind and caring. With those considerations, Prabu Tapa Agung finally wanted Purbasari to replace him.

      Purbararang didn’t agree with her father’s decision. “You cannot appoint her to be the queen, Father. I’m older than she is. It’s supposed to be me as the queen, not her!” said Purbararang. Prabu Tapa Agung smiled. “Purbararang, to be a queen takes more than age. There are many other qualities that one must possess,” explained Prabu Tapa Agung wisely. “What does Purbasari have that I don’t?” Purbararang pouted. “You’ll find out when Purbasari has replaced me,” Prabu Tapa Agung answered. And the king still chose Purbasari to be the next queen. read more

Manfaat Shalat Bagi Kesehatan

Manfaat Shalat Bagi Kesehatan

     Manfaat Shalat Bagi Kesehatan. Untuk saudara saudariku seiman. Jika sebelumnya anda sudah membaca artikel kami yang berjudul “Shalat sbg Kebutuhan Kewajiban atau Beban Hidup Kita, Maka kali ini kami akan berbagi artikel tentang Manfaat shalat bagi kesehatan tubuh kita.

       Kalau Selama ini kita menjalankan shalat karena demi untuk melaksanakan kewajiban seorang muslim sebagai sarana mendekatkan diri pada Allah, Ternyata di balik dalam setiap gerakan shalat ada manfaat yang sangat luar biasa, Dan selanjutnya disini akan kami share mengenai Manfaat dari Setiap Gerakan Shalat Dilihat dari Sisi Kesehatan.

       Shalat sebagai tiang agama adalah ibadah yang paling proporsional bagi anatomi tubuh manusia. Gerakan-gerakannya sudah sangat melekat dengan gestur ( gerakan khas tubuh ) seorang muslim. Namun, pernahkah terpikirkan manfaat masing-masing gerakan?

Takbiratul ihram dan berdiri tegak dengan kepala agak menunduk.

      Gerakan berdiri tegak, mengangkat kedua tangan sejajar telinga, lalu melipatnya di depan perut atau dada bagian bawah. read more

Tip to Keep Friendship

Tip to Keep Friendship

       Tip to Keep Friendship. Friendship is very important socialization in our life. Friendship is not like economic thing that should get more profit. However, by having friendship we can share our problem, sadness or our happiness to our friends. We can also get spirit from them. We usually get information from our friends. Friendship is not like math which can be counted. Knowing the importance of friendship makes us try to keep it as well as possible. But how to keep our friendship to be effective?

       Here, I will explain about how to keep friendship. There are some tricks that can be used to keep friendship.

The first, be loyal. Friendship requires loyalty.

       Friends don’t talk about each other in negative ways with others. They don’t repeat rumors or gossip that would hurt their friend. They stand up for each other and watch each other’s back. Good friends can relax in the knowledge that their frailties and faults are accepted, even loved, and aren’t fodder for gossip with others. read more

Type Degrees of Comparison

Degrees of Comparison

       Type Degrees of Comparison

        There are mainly three types of degrees of comparison. They are namely:

  1. Positive degree
  2. Comparative degree
  3. Superlative degree

Positive degree

   Positive Degree of comparison shows common characteristic of objects or things or nouns. Positive degree is used when there is just one thing to be described or talk about and nothing to compare it with. (also read : List Degrees of Comparison)

 “That song is fast.” Here, fast is a positive-degree of adjective where it describes the song without drawing any comparisons with anything else.

     Positive degree is also used for comparing the same characteristic of persons or things.

For instance: as tall as, as expensive as, as old as and others.

Pattern:

Subject + to be + as + adjective + as …..

Example :

The girl is as beautiful as her.

My house is not as clean as your house.

Is your father as high as my father?

Comparative degree

    Comparative degree of comparison is used for comparing two persons or two things with each other.

“That song is faster than the previous one”. Here, faster is a comparative-degree of adjective where one song is being compared to another. read more

Marine Tourism of Lamongan or WBL

Wisata Bahari Lamongan WBL

     Marine Tourism of Lamongan or WBL. Indonesia consists of 34 provinces from Sabang to Merauke. It has a variants of tourism destination that can entertain tourists by visiting a certain place in every province. One of the province for tourism destination that I want to share is East Java. I choose this province because I live here. Although the place that I’ll share is different to my place but I’d like to share the place because the place is very amazing for recreation. The place I mean is Marine Tourism of Lamongan. For this place is well-known by the acronym WBL (stands for Wisata Bahari Lamongan).

       Marine Tourism of Lamongan (WBL) is a recreation place which located on the north coast of Java, exactly in Paciran sub-district of Lamongan regency, East Java. It’s about 50 km from Surabaya. This place has been opened since Nov, 14 2004. In the beginning WBL was built to complement the other two renovation of recreation places in Lamongan. They were Maharani Cave and frog cape. But now WBL becomes famous recreation area in East Java. WBL build by Lamongan government and PT. Bunga Wangsa Sejati. read more

The Function of Discussion Text

The Function of Discussion Text

       The Function of Discussion Text. Hi my beloved visitor! How are you going? Fine? Well, in this occasion I want to share a kind of text. In this case I will share about Discussion Text. In the Discussion Text, we will discuss about the function, generic structure, language features and the examples of it. So, let’s go to the explanation.

The Function

       A discussion is used to present different opinions on a particular issue or topic i.e. arguments for ideas against between positive and negative or between good and bad.

The Generic Structure

There are three parts of discussion Text, they are:

  1. Issue

      This part consists of an introductory paragraph that introduces topic/issue – may state writer’s view.

2.   Argument

       This part consists of series of paragraphs that outline arguments for and against the issue or topic. Words should show comparison/contrast and link arguments.

3.   Conclusion

     This part consists of sums up issues and presents writer’s point of view and/or recommendations. read more

The Way to Express Gratitude

The Way to Express Gratitude


Express Gratitude

The Way to Express Gratitude

      After posting about expressing congratulation and compliment, in this session I will continue posting speaking skill. It is about “The Way to Express Gratitude”  or it is commonly called Thanking. (Also read : EXPRESSION TO LEAD PRAYING AFTER LESSON)

       It is normally for us to express our grateful to someone else by saying ‘thank you’ when he / she gives us something or help us do something, or he / she gives a compliment, wish us, etc. for improving information, Let’s follow the explanation below.

     Gratitude is an expression that we show or say to express grateful feeling to other people. When speaking English, we say “thanks” very often. Please say “thank you” when people give us something, help us do something, wish us something and give us a compliment, etc. (Also read other article at : Sorry for not Loving You)

The following expressions are gratitude and its response


Dialogue 1 
Example of expressing gratitude and its response
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The Legend of Mount Arjuna

The Legend of Mount Arjuna

     The Legend of Mount Arjuna. In the Mahabharata, Pandawa are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu. Their names are Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. Compared to his brothers, Arjuna had the most supernatural power.

     However, he still wanted to have more power by meditating. So He planned to meditate on the top of a mountain to ask the gods to give him supernatural power. He then climbed one big mountain and started meditating on the top of the mountain.

      Arjuna concentrated meditating very hard days and nights. He was not disturbed by anything around him. While he was meditating, suddenly the mountain was slowly getting bigger and higher. The mountain was so high that it finally touched the heaven. It was the home of the gods. The touching of the mountain made the heaven shaking. The gods and the goddesses were restless. They talked to Batara Guru, the god of all gods.

    Finally Batara Guru ordered Batara Narada to investigate what actually happened in the earth. Then he went to investigate to find out what causes the severe shaking heaven. Batara Narada found Arjuna on the mountain. read more

Muhammad SAW My Beloved Prophet

Muhammad My Beloved Prophet

Muhammad SAW My Beloved Prophet

When I was in my little youth,

When Islam was only in my custom.

They said “say La IIaha IIIa Allah, …

And pray, you’ll go to Heaven.”

My mind said “How simple and no struggle in this, …

Just a word, and simple act I will go to Heaven.”

Thereafter I’m absorbed in this world again,

With my ‘assured’ place in Paradise intact.

But this was not to be my fate

For ALLAH chose to guide my heart.

I learnt of a man who struggled so hard

When his mission was from the start.

Spoke gently, kindness he knew.

Never fearing to say what’s right,

His conviction in ISLAM was true.

The touch of his hand was as soft as silk

To comfort a crying child.

To mend his clothes, or do the chores,

Never complaining, he always smiled.

A living he made with his bare hands,

The same that held his mighty sword.

Braveness shone from the edge of his blade,

His smell was always of fragrance,

And cleanliness he kept at his best.

Stark contrast with “the heroes” of today, read more

The Function of Imperative Sentence

The Function of Imperative

     The Function of Imperative Sentence. How are you going my beloved visitors? Are you fine? As we know that English consists of four skills. They are listening, speaking, reading and writing. However, we also need other skills to support those skills.
     In this occasion, I will share about one supported skill, i.e: The Imperative Sentence.
   There are some functions of imperative sentence in English, such as:
1. As an order,
2. As a warning,
3. As an appeal,
4. As an advice,
5. As a suggestion,
6. As an instruction
7. And in some cases as a request to another person, to a group of people or to animals.

       It is very easy to form the imperative sentence: Simply take the verbs’ infinitive form (without the “to” infinitive indicator). Usually the verb will be placed at the beginning of the sentence.

V + C + !

       The examples below are used if a person gives an order to another person or to a group of people.
For example:
Come to my house!
Keep silent!
Clean your face! read more