10th January 2016

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Alhamdulilah.

So last Sunday was a very memorable day for me in this year of 2016. I unexpectedly got the highest score on SBMPTN Soshum Try Out held by KPMBB during Banyuwangi Education Festival. I really didn’t expect anything back then. I didn’t study harder, I didn’t set any goals, and in fact I didn’t even know there is a reward for highest score! But nevertheless, I won.

To me, I really delighted by my current achievement and I put a big hope to myself, that I can break through the barrier and prevail. Of course being an IPA kid fighting in the unfamiliar field is never been easy thing for me. So everyday, I have to remind myself that there’s lot of IPS kids who are smarter than you out there. They are prepared for this, and they have strong determination to win this fight. And by living in this constant fear, I successfully push myself to study little by little on last semester.

Fortunately in this 6th semester, I already have a plan to start learning SBMPTN intensely. I already bought a book about it, I read many tips and strategies for SBMPTN, and etc. To my surprise, I plan to start it this week onward and let me tell you, it started beautifully as I stated above.

In my current situation, by having the highest score on Try Out, I have to carry my own and also my friends expectations. This proves to be problematic for me, because usually I’m not good at improving my achievement let alone keeping it that way. And also, there will be another SBMPTN Try Out on 20th and 31st January. So this moment is actually challenging for me. There’s no other way other than study harder than ever. There’s a lot of thing for me to cope with. And I really hope I have the requirements to overcome it and prevail for once, twice, and also prevail in the real SBMPTN test. Amin.

Warm Regards, Lucke Haryo.

Overtime

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Overtime Bar on TF 2 HUD. Image taken from fortresstuck.tumblr.com

 

Back to the days when playing Team Fortress 2 was my hobby, I often heard the term “overtime” during a game, especially when the time is nearly up. From what I perceive, which may contains 50% to 100% level of wrong, overtime is a situation when the time runs out and you still in the game, waiting for the game to come to an end.

Basically that’s what I feel on this very last semester of high school. In this moment, every available time should be spent on studying, studying, and studying. This circumstances took away the fun side of high school I previously enjoy. Maybe I’m the only one who feel this way but I feel like I have already graduated from this high school for ages.

Every time I enter this school I feel like I come back as an alumni. All the juniors seem like a whole new generation, with very different mindset and approach to understand something. I have already lost if not some, most of the bonding and memories of nearly most of the teachers. And I also view all my friends differently. It’s like they have been gone somewhere and now they are back with such a different character than before, and it requires me to do some sort of adjustment to hang out with them once more.

I know maybe I exaggerate a little bit or a lot depending on your perception but I tell the truth. After all, maybe that’s the side effect of being a soon-to be-graduates.

And now my school scheduled the first try out for Ujian Nasional on Wednesday and I’m very sure other try outs will follow soon and I believe this semester will be filled with great amount of try outs. To me it is a subtle reminder that my time is up yet I’m still in the game and I have to finish this game with such awesome moves. Yes, this is a real life overtime, some last page of my journey of 12 years education. And I really hope at the time I finish my overtime, I’m ready to start a new game on my desired path.

Warm Regards, Lucke Haryo