Posted in General, Letters

Confession

Maybe  I want to thank those who visited my blog first.

Anyway, uh, yeah, so I want to- no, I have to admit have so much cons in writing. More like, blogging.

My teacher gave me a link to a page, which contains 81 tips from 24 bloggers.  That’s aa lot, but most of them are just the same.  And most them are something I haven’t done until now.  So, 3 of the most crucial thing that I need in blogging are:

  1. Consistency

I know I’ve been writing inconsistently lately, like posting 1-2 posts at a time and then not posting  anything for a few months. And that’s why I’m happy if there is -any- visitor, even though just one. :/

2.  Specific Theme

I admit this blog looks like chicken salad. But starting from now on, I’ll focus more on writing fiction, poetry, and answering questions from askbox (and blogging assignments from school too of course).

3.   Trying to write on different PoVs

An extremely difficult thing to do. Though I want to make my blog as interesting and useful as I can, doing it is actually not easy at all. If possible even, I’d be happy if my blog is useful for studying or you can get any inspiration from reading my posts 🙂

But, you know. Easier said than done.

Originica

 

Posted in General, Letters

First Step of Blogging: Lessons Obtained in Liputan6.com

A Letter For All of My Readers

October 11th, 2016
Home, Jakarta

Dear readers,

I would like to share every experience and knowledge I got. On 4th October, I went to Liputan6.com with nine of my friends from blogging extraculicular, two from photography, and four teachers. So many things happened but fortunately nothing bad happened. is a new portal in Indonesia, and we can share our writings too in Citizen6. Liputan6.com’s redaction is located in SCTV Tower.

Oh, wait! Before that, perhaps some of you who live outside Indonesia don’t know where SCTV Tower is. But if you know where Senayan City is, you surely know where SCTV Tower is! Yes, because SCTV Tower itself is located in Senayan City, which is divided into two towers.

Thanks to Ms. Deasi, we can finally go there to learn how to write. If it wasn’t because of her patience and hardwork (of persuasion and demanding), we couldn’t have gone to Liputan6.com. This was a great chance to learn, especially because we literally just few things, or even nearly nothing about blogging.

Since we’re from Kalideres, West Jakarta, it took about a hour to reach Senayan City in Central Jakarta. We left the school at 8.45 by minibus. I fell asleep not so long after we hit the road, so I don’t really pay attention along the trip. Except for an upperclassman who asked the name of a certain river, and I answered his question with wrong answer. Still, for me it was a bit unusual for a student to know about some streets or even question a name of a river.

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Our Visit to Liputan6.com – Photo by Deasi Saragih

When we arrived there, it wasn’t so sunny, but it wasn’t cloudy either. We entered the tower immediately and (after took some photos) went to the 17th floor, where there were Hutomo who gave the opening speech and taught us about journalism, Karmin Winarta who taught us about popular essay, and Silvia Oetomo from vidio.com who taught us about making video.

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They even served donuts as snacks! Perfect for a moodbooster~

Although things went out of the schedule, but still no regrets. We had a lot of fun and learnt new useful things. My mother even said, “Isn’t it fortunate that you chose blogging for elective? They even take you for a trip, that way learning would be fun. God really has determined your path.” Of course! I know I won’t regret choosing blogging elective~ ^^

Something interesting also happened in the way back home. I went home with my mother, and she called Uber because it’s much cheaper than going home by taxi. The driver talked pretty much with my mother: about her daughter that currently learns literally nothing in her school, how he reduces smoking with driving, etc. But from every topic he talked, we could get several moral benefits for our lifes. Though everything depends on our perspectives.

I’ll share the lessons we got in separate posts, don’t forget to follow my blog to get notifications about incoming posts, full with useful and fun-to-read infos!

Best Regards,

Originica

Posted in Introductions

The Very Beginning

As a starter, I would say writing is a paradox. For me, thinking about ideas or just finding one is quite easy. The problem is putting such ideas and nonexistent things into words. Not just ordinary words, but words which can be understood by people so they can be useful by whoever read my writings. And thus, I have so many ideas piling up in my head without ever being written,

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–like that. Found the picture from Google.

Luckily this blogging excur opened in this year, when I enrolled this school as a new senior high school student. For the trial I wanted to choose English theatre and economy club, but God arranged some (un)fortunate incidents which made me couldn’t pick economy club. So instead, I chose English theatre and blogging-for the excur trial. At first I was sure I’m going to choose theatre, but I ended up here anyway. Because there is something I wanted to do but I could never focus to do it, which is writing. And now I have someone guiding me from the very beginning, plus I’m given time to write. I am certain I will not regret choosing this excur, and I will stay here for 3 years I’ll spend in this school.

eating bag of pinecones is also hard

Sometimes, making decisions are very hard. And often, starting something new isn’t less difficult. (Picture from What If? – Lunar Swimming)

So once again thank you for Ms. Deasi, because through her appealing lecturing I decided to choose this excur without doubt regardless of another choices (and thank you for the comment, I’m so happy tbh). I want to thank everyone too, especially those who interact with me, either rarely or often, in the past and present, virtually or reality. Because without you knowing, most of you have given me so much lessons and ideas to write, and just with a chance and a little encouragement, here I am, starting to write.

Through my writings, I wish that people can be inspired or entertained. People have their own story, and they can share it with anyone they want. Each story can be written, read, and/or understood from a different perspective, so I’d be happy if you share your opinion about my writing. Or you can request an article or fanfiction so I have more topics to post and fill up my blog.

Who is wise? Let them realize these things.   

Who is discerning? Let them understand.            -Hosea 14:9a

~Special thanks for Ms. Deasi and Q

With regards,

Originica