Once Upon In AT Taqwa Orphanage

It is two months I do not write anything in this blog because sometimes writing is so hard to do so I try to force my self and my friends club to write about anything they know. Sometimes I think what about if member of this club have custom to write and it would be great for this blog because every week the club has activity and what about if I and others write about the activity it self, maybe it could be about discussion summary or just activity report, I think and guarantee that this blog is gotta be full of writings. Wow what a wonderfull. But the reality is not easy because not everyone can write like writer or journalist and if they can write, sometimes the intensity of writing it self is not sustained day-by-day or week-by-week. Can you see the intensity of this blog?. The last activity we write about Gambian and Bangla student visited us and it was six months ago.

Actually this time I do not write about how to be good writer and constantly, because I admit that I am not good one in writing and moreover the writing that I wrote before is in English form. What I wrote was because this club is English club so I have to write in English. But this time what I want to write is about information, information about what we did in 11 may 2009, we did social work in AT Taqwa and Nurul Qura’an Orphanage.

The activity in orphanage itself was started at 10 am. Firstly we introduced our club and members’ name and then we encourage them (children) to speak in English even though they have poor grammar we don’t care. The point is we have to speak. If they speak and blend to Bahasa or Javaness language we still don’t care because our club have one principle: “if you want to be a good one in speaking English the first one you have to do is just speak up, no matter poor grammar you have”. The fact was they want to speak even they don’t know how to use grammar correctly but we felt happy. They ask anything, such as how to speak and tips to speak. We gave our experience to share like Keyko is friend of mine shared how to speak with foreigner.

The activity didn’t stop in introduction but we made some games to them and if they could answer our question we would gave some souvenirs to them, the souvenir it self is book, pen and new edition of KangGuru Radio English Magazine as a form of our supports to them in learning English.

But there was something touched right over there when we encourage them to write letter in English to us and read it in front of all of us. They write about their sadness of losing their parents, and how hard this life for them. They struggle for their life, for their study, for living, for their dreaming and we can’t say anything when we listened their experience. What we can do is sharing about what we have. That is why we were in orphanage yesterday.


Humor (1) : 100 Penguins

A truck driver was driving 100 penguins to the New York Zoo when his truck broke down on the freeway. The driver got out of the cab and was looking at the engine when a second truck driver stopped in front of him and asked if he needed any help. The penguins' driver explained that he is taking the penguins to the zoo and asked if the other man would take the penguins there. He agreed. Some hours later, the second truck driver drove past the first one, who was still waiting on the freeway for help to come. The penguins, however, were still on the truck! "I thought I asked you to take those penguins to the zoo," shouted the first driver. The second replied, "I did, but I had some money left, so we're going to the cinema now."


Humor (2): A Talking Frog

An older gentleman was playing a round of golf. Suddenly his ball sliced and landed in a shallow pond. As he was attempting to retrieve the ball he discovered a frog who, to his great surprise, started to speak! "Kiss me, and I will change into a beautiful princess, and I will be yours for a week." He picked up the frog and placed it in his pocket. As he continued to play golf, the frog repeated its message. "Kiss me, and I will change into a beautiful princess, and I will be yours for a whole month!" The man continued to play his golf game and once again the frog spoke out. "Kiss me,and I will change into a beautiful princess, and I will be yours for a whole year!" Finally, the old man turned to the frog and exclaimed, "At my age, I'd rather have a talking frog!"