Graduation

Guess who finally graduated from elementary today? 

A-ya-sha! Yeuii!

Akhirnya ya, dari pertama masuk kelas 1 SD di Azhari, terus pindah ke HSKS dan 1 setengah tahun distance learning (i actually survived omg wAW) dan pindah ke komunitas kelas 5 dan ketemu orang-orang menakjubkan sampe akhirnya lulus dari SD. Kayaknya baru kemaren lulus TK. Time really scares me, the fact that it flies scares me.

Ayasha udah di gedung Great Western Resort, lokasi wisudanya, dari jam 8. Soalnya registrasinya jam 8. Abis registrasi, Ayasha pake toga, terus foto-foto bentar deh. Ya kan once in a lifetime, wisuda SD. Hehe.

Habis itu Ayasha masuk ke dalam ruangannya, terus duduk di kursi yang udah ditempelin nama Ayasha. Udah ada Abel, Dea, Keshia, tapi belum banyak yang dateng.

Acara dimulai dengan nyanyi Hymne Guru sama Indonesia Raya. Ayasha selalu suka nyanyi Hymne Guru. Karena emang, guru-guru itu pelita dalam kegelapan. Kalau misalnya dunia ini berjalan tanpa guru, entahlah mau gimana orang-orang. Terimakasih banyak, kakak kakak tutor, dan semua guru yang udah ngajar Ayasha. Bangsa Indonesia bukan apa-apa tanpa sosok guru.

Acara wisuda dibuka oleh Kak Seto, sekaligus sambutan. Honestly sejak masuk HSKS I’m a fan of Kak SetoLikeyou know, keren banget kan dari dulu sampe sekarang stick di bidang yang sama, mencerdaskan generasi muda bangsa, and he do what he loves., Kan keren bruh.

Habis itu ada penampilan gitu dari adek kelas Ayasha, *asek sumpah ngerasa senior bgt*, namanya Ahza. Bacain puisi judulnya Impianku. Intinya itu tuh dia punya impian, cuma dia kayak terlena main main akhirnya dia lupa sama impiannya. Suatu hari dia sadar kalau dia itu masih punya impian tersebut, dan dia harus berusaha meraih impian dia dengan cara belajar yang tekun. Mantep lah AHAHA.

Habis itu … akhirnya, prosesi wisuda!

Okayy guess what, ternyata ga semenyeramkan yang Ayasha kira. Tadinya tegang gimana gitu si cuma kalau tegang kan ntar takutnya jatoh apa gimana gitu jadi harus santai HAHAHA. Literally cuma pas dipanggil naik ke atas panggung, terus sama Kak Seto di sematin tali toganya, terus salaman sama Pak Budi, baru dikasih sertifikat kelulusan sama Kak Iin.

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Habis itu Ayasha balik lagi ke tempat duduk, dan prosesi wisuda berlanjut. Jenjang SD, SMP, dan SMA. Di tengah tengah, ada selipan tari kipas dari kakak kakak SMA, baru deh dilanjut lagi prosesi SMA.

Habis itu ada penampilan dari adek-adek kelas Ayasha lagiii! Kali ini modern dance, pake lagunya Meghan Trainor. Better When I’m Dancin’ ituloh. Dan … salah satu dancernya adalah, adeknya Ayasha. oke sip wkwkwk. Kemaren pas Sparkling, Sparkle with Homeschooling alias acara tahunan ulang tahun HSKS yang ke 9 mereka udah tampil gitu jadi emang udah sering nampil pake tarian inii. FIX LUCU LUCU BANGET HA HA HA.

Habis itu ada pengumuman-pengumuman siswa-siswi berprestasi dalam bidang akademik sama non-akademik. Okay to be very honest Ayasha deg deg an abis ya pas ini HAHAH. Lulusan terbaik akademik dari SD temen DL Ayasha, namanya Haikal. Dulu emang kalau lagi UTS sama UAS suka lomba cepet cepetan selesai tapi kan mana tau nilainya HEHEH, happy for him lah xD

Habis itu MCnya ngewawancara wisudawan wisudawati berprestasi bentar, Ayasha sih lagi ribut sendiri sama temen-temen /oke maap ini gabaik HUEHE. Tapi abis itu ada pengumuman lulusan terbaik dalam bidang non-akademik, Ayasha ga begitu paying attention sih, cuma tiba-tiba namanya dipanggil ….

KAN KAGET.

Sempet agak ngefreeze but then realized there is no time for that akhirnya Ayasha langsung buru-buru pake topinya lagi terus maju deh kedepan. Terus kakak MCnya kayak nanya gitu, Ayasha perasaannya gimana dapet penghargaan ini xD

Ayasha bilang Ayasha seneng, dan bangga bisa ngebanggain tutor tutor Ayasha sama orang tua Ayasha. Because really, Ayasha seneng bisa ngebanggain ayah, ibu, kakak kakak, yang udah ngajarin Ayasha dan ngebimbing dan memberikan Ayasha bekal bekal untuk masa depan.

Habis itu, Pak Budi ngasih Ayasha dan siswa berprestasi dari SMP dan SMA piagam, baru foto bersama.

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Setelah itu ada penghargaan untuk orang tua terkooperatif, dilanjutin sama penampilan dari band yang dibentuk oleh kakak-kakak SMA, “The Sheena Lead“. Ohoho keren kan, homeschoolers itu bukan berarti ga belajar or anything, justru kaya giniannya nii, ehe he ehe.

Abis itu ada kakak SMA, namanya Kak Kevin Adam, yang nge DJ oke sip keren kan HAHA. Baru deh abis itu tim Choir SMP SMA sama The Sheena Lead duet, keren lah pokoknya terakhir terakhirnya.

Acaranya ditutup dengan doa, tapi habis itu kita ada sesi foto bersama dulu, gantian. SD kan paling kecil, jadi obv pertama dong yy xD I’ll share some!

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from left to right : Kak Diana, Kak Ardian, Ayasha, Kak Iin. Makasih banyak, kakak-kakak udah ngebimbing Ayasha sampe lulus. :D 

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Habis itu Ayasha ketemu sama Chibs, akhirnya sebelum pulang bisa foto bareng Chibee dan Dea. Yeii!

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through thicks and thins. Thank you so much for this past one year, I’m so lucky to have you guys around. (from left to right: Dea, Chibs, Ayasha) 

Dan akhirnya, it ends the event. Ayasha resmi lulus dari SD Homeschooling Kak Seto. Ada pertemuan, maka ada perpisahan. Dan waktulah yang membatasi pertemuan kita kali ini. (uhuy kata katanya kakak mc HAHA). Tadi, kata Kak Seto, wisuda bukanlah sebuah akhir dari proses pembelajaran, melainkan sebuah awal dari perjalanan ke jenjang berikutnya.

I met a lot of brilliant people here. Friends, teachers, goodbye is bittersweet. But it’s not the endThanks to my parents who raised me and gave me education and took care of me and help me so I can reach this spot in life. Alhamdulillah ‘alaa kulli haal. 

 

Atas: dokumentasi. Kiri : pertama kali Ayasha dateng ke HSKS dan daftar sebagai salah satu siswi Homeschooling Kak Seto, 2013. Kanan: Medina Ayasha, officially graduated from Homeschooling Kak Seto, 2016.

Time is making fool of us again.

National Exam

Hey theree! So…

*jeng jeng*

National Exam is officially over! Yaaay *yip yip throwing confettis*

Since this is one memorable moment in my life, it wouldn’t be right if I don’t publish a post about it in my loved blog *ea.

Day one, May 16th 2016. I was so nervous I can feel my hands shaking. But I managed to get through it anyway. I got to school at around 10.30 with Ibu and Anta. Actually, the exam won’t start until 1 pm, but we have some briefings so we’re asked to got there early.

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bnw, ea. 

Kak Ardian explained us how to fill the Lembar Jawaban, and tell us not to ruin the Lembar Jawaban because maybe we won’t get them again and then goodbye to our hardworks. Kak Iin also gave us some words and told the boys not to play soccer on break time because they’d get sweaty and they’ll get wet and then it’ll affect the so precious Lembar Jawaban. After that, we were given our Kartu Peserta.

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they used a fetus pic of me. kay.

Indonesian test wasn’t that hard, well frankly speaking I get a bit nervous but I managed to get through it though. It wasn’t as hard as I thought but I knew there’s something behind the questions so I have to be extra careful. Pft. And I don’t have to wait so much time because by the time I finished checking for the 983821th time, there’s only like 5 minutes left until the teachers let us get out of the room. Believe me, that 5 minutes felt like eternity.

The break time was lit. Some were studying, some were playing. (I do both. Most was playing HAHAHA). I made some friends. There was Khanaya from Bali and Hania from Kuala Lumpur. Oh yeah, I forget. For this National Exam, all homeschoolers in my year, from Jabodetabek, outside Jabodetabek, and outside Indonesia all came to HSKS Pusat. So … it was great tbh.

Civic was okay. It was okay. Indonesian was easier though. And I knew that civic questions hold something more, even more than Indonesian. So if I have to be extra careful for Indonesian, I have to be extra-extra-careful for civic🙂

Day one was over. Ibu and Ayah picked me up, and so we went home.

Day two, May 17th 2016. There’s Math and Social. (literally grade six’s group chat has been talking about MatiMatika all night lol). I get to meet Chibee and Angel before the exam starts, it totally lifted up my spirit and calmed me down a bit😀 (I’m not being cheesy, chibs, ngel. like seriously)

Math starts. Thanks to Allah it wasn’t as hard as I thought. I’m not a genius, so I obviously can’t memorize all the formulas (like memorizing all the luas keliling volume and luas permukaan and all the others? imagine). But all that unmemorized formulas didn’t show up and I’m so so grateful!🙂 I checked them and do them all over again especially in some questions where I wasn’t sure about my answers. After one hour and a half, the teachers let us to go out.

The break time was fun! Chibs and Angel were in vocal group and they have some practice so they’re still at HSKS at 2:30 pm. And then Farik was still there too so the squad’s all in! It was loud and fun, we discussed some math questions too.

Social, there was no unexpected questions. At least I’m familiar with them. But seriously, thinking back these past 6 years. Social is a boring subject, but a good teacher make it one of the funniest subject ever. Thanks so much, my social teacher(s)! xo. (it changed every year, you see).

I made it through day two. And the traffic was so full and it was raining so I actually got home very late :”D but i t w a s f u n !

Day three, May 18th 2016. AHH ITS COMING TO AN END. It feels weird. I’m exhausted, but I feel like I wanna go on and on. The feelings were so complicated that it’s hard to explain. But anyways just cheer up because this is the last day, the end of all the late night studies and try outs amd okay just cheer up.

We have science today. I feel like I should do it slowly but I can’t help but finished it fastly lol. I checked them like 1048329 times and then there’s still 30/20 minutes until we’re allowed to go outside? *i’m not that type that can sleep inside the classroom, so no.* but then Kak Ardian went in and gave us a piece of paper to write down our biography for the year book. It gets less boring. Yes. And then finally we got out of the room. 

and yes, the national exam is o v e r. Bruh, it’s actually over. And the feeling is undescribable. 

We all finished in 14:30. But we still have some photo sessions for the year book. And because it was lit and great, I’d like to share some!

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HSKS 10. grade six 2015/2016 xoxoxo

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AND HERE IS THE KOMUNITAS! i spent these past 2 years with these guys and believe me they’ve brought so much colors!

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there you go, the random one. nyaw. 

And then, at the end of the day, I’m giving some books. (It’s written by mee!!). We’ll go separate ways after this, and I don’t want to be forgotten so I’m giving them those. So that everytime they open it and read it, they’ll remember. My goods, my bads, and well, me.

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If one day I ever saw any of you on the televisions or newspaper as a succeed person, I’d proudly say that you’re my friend. Will always be. The same goes for me.

Well this is the end. There is still a long way of journey we gotta go. But I guess for the elementary studying, this is the end. It was … amazing. Thank you.

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Ayasha, finished UN SD.

 

Till I See You

May 4th, 2016.

Today is the last day for us to go to school. Our last chance to give some little touch ups to our senior life. It was kind of mellow because we’ve been through hell and back together but life is full of goodbyes. Well, not really goodbyes, but there’s always the first time and the last time.

Not all of us are going to the same direction /we’re not one direction after all/, some of us are going to formal schools. Or we stay in HSKS but going to different programs. It just feels weird, because we’re going to have to get used to a new lifestyle again. But that’s how life works, after all.

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I’ve only joined this programme around 2 years ago, since fifth grade. It feels like it has been forever since I’ve been here because I feel like I’ve known these guys for a long long time. We fought, we laughed. Too much memories to picture.

Whenever I go home together with Dea (when you’re going to my house from HSKS, you’ll pass Dea’s house so it’s one way), when we said bye, we always added, “Don’t be late for Wednesday!” or Monday or Friday depending the day. But today, we’re at loss for words. Can’t find anything to say because we’re not going to see each other until the National Exam.

But wherever we’re standing, we’re looking at the very same sky. Distance doesn’t matter when it comes to friendship.

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We’ve been through a lot of things together. We may had some big little problems but we managed to end them safe and sound. We laughed and made jokes and we had fun beside studying. And we made those memories for ourselves. Years from now, we will look back and smile because we had an amazing childhood and great people that filled holes in our hearts and people who were like rain when we’re all dry.

And it is sad how people come and go. It is almost too beautiful to bear, the way people gently come into out lives and leave just as softly. But that’s life, right? We make memories with other people to remember them once they’re gone. We exchange experiences and expect to learn something valuable in-between. The same way we have to learn how to embrace change as it comes. And that’s what makes this life beautiful, for it is coming and going what makes us who we are..

-R.M. Drake

We will meet again very soon ; when the National Exam. We will be ready by then.

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For you guys, if you’re reading this (I know u guys r stalking my blog lol bye), you have been a big part in my life so far. You guys taught me how to made memories, and be at peace with those memories once the people are gone. If our fate crossed again, we’d already be a better person than we are now.

Best Regards,

Ayasha.

 

Petra

30/04/16

Alright, soo.. Hi there! This week, I’ve been studying about an ancient runes called Petra, they said knowledge is a waste if you only keep it for yourself, so I decided to write it here! It has been a long time since I post anything anyway.

Okay, here we go.

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Petra is a magnificent, historical, forgotten city in Jordan. It was the capital city of the Nabatean Kingdom. Some people called it The Rose City, because it walls’s color resembles the color of rose. It ruled the Middle Eastern’s culture since the third century B.C. until the first century A.D. It was also a powerful trade routes between places all around Middle East because of its strategic location. Even a lot of neighboring countries/kingdoms became envious and tried to attack Petra. The Romans, shifted the trade routes, making Petra became a declined and abandoned city.

The western world never knew about the existence of Petra, until an european, a traveler from Swiss discovered it in 1812. His name’s Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, he was disguised as a Moslem. This mission of barging in to an ancient ruins that is close guarded like this is so risky, any reckless action, and his mission will fail. His life is in danger, too. But he went anyway. With such bravery and curiosity. His guide led him to Petra,  and there, he becomes the first European in centuries to discover the beauty of Petra. He also found out that it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom.

But now, the stone city of Petra has become one of the UNESCO Heritage site, and one of the new seven wonders of the world in 2007. It’s a place of tombs, monuments, and lots of carving. Literally, a place we all must see before we die! I hope I will also get the chance to see Petra with my own eyes, too!

Ujian Pendidikan Kesetaraan

Um, hi! Soo, I just finished another exam. As you see, I’m in my 6th grade this year, and it’s already the second semester. And that simply means, more exams are coming up and got no time to play around. My world is revolving around study, study, and study. Well, knowing all the times I spent studying is going to be worth it, I don’t mind studying all the time, though.

Back to the topic, I have finished another exam. It’s called UPK, stands for Ujian Pendidikan Kesetaraan. It’s splitted in two types, practical exams and written exams. The lessons for written exams are just the standard lessons such as Indonesian, English, Science, Math, Social, and Civic. And for the practical exams, we have Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology, Cultural Arts and Skills, and Religion.

Alright, you knew I’m homeschooling. We used to go to school without uniforms, but for this exams, we have to wear a white shirt and black skirts or trousers. It has been a long time since I wore a uniform so it feels great, to be honest.

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from left to right: Dea, Ayasha, Keshia

We have Indonesian and Civic exams for day one. I immediately realized that the weekends and after-schools I spent studying are worth my time. Everything I studied are there! It was a great day, we experienced many new things. And despite the stress,  we had so much fun.

Day two. Well, this is what you called two nightmares in one night. Imagine. Math and Social. Um … I, no , scratch that. We should study hard for these lessons. Even the first-rank ones. You know what I mean. But we safely pass them, we survived another day.

Day three, or the last day for the written exams. The only ones left are Science and English. I found both not really hard, and finally all the stressing written exams are done. Our teacher told us to prepare for the practical exams, and to keep our spirits high. Well, our journey isn’t done yet, tho.

Day four. The practical exam day. The first one is P.E. We’re asked to run, 100 meters. Three by three, scratch the exam word because it was fun! It doesn’t feel like we’re in the middle of an exam. We’re not going to repeat this moment, so we’re actually enjoying the time of our lives.

After P.E, we will do the other three lessons, moving class. We’re divided into three groups and going to do the exams alternately. My group is the girls group, well, there are only 8 girls and one group for us is enough. Firstly, we went to the Cultural Arts and Skills exam. We’re asked to sing Indonesia Raya and one traditional song. All of us were actually quiet nervous but we passed that.

Secondly, we went to the Religion exam. We’re splitted again, depending on our religion. Since I’m a muslim, I went to the Islamic class, and we’re asked to demonstrate Fajr Prayer. Good thing, all of us done it smoothly. We ate our lunch before we continue because it was almost 12 o’clock and it will finish at 1.

We went to the Information and Communication Technology after that. We’re asked to make a formal letter using Microsoft Word. I’m so grateful that they didn’s ask us to do something complicated. Teehee. We’re done, and we’re back to the hall where everyone gather.

Our teacher gave us some words to remember, and our UPK is over.

What a week! All the studies, the sacrificed-sleeps, the pending fiction novels that aren’t related to the exam, the pending movies, it was all worth it, alhamdulillah. I had a good time too with my friends, the friends I’m going to spend the rest of my senior year with. I hope we can remain good friends, forever.

May we survive National Exam, inshaaAllah.

Love,

Ayasha

clean’s speech

Mau ngeshare speechnya Taylor Swift ah, suka soalnya, hihi.

It is probably that a lot of you have experienced a lot of rainy days that never really get brighter, or maybe you fall in love with a person or something that is bad for you and you couldn’t quit. Or, maybe you lost someone you never expected you would lose. Maybe you lost yourself, that’s even worse.

When you have bad days that just won’t let up, I just hope that you will look at the mirror and remind yourself of what you are, and what you are not. You are not your mistakes. You are not damaged goods or muddy from your failed explorations. You are not the opinion of someone who doesn’t know you.

You are a product of the lessons that you’ve learned. You are wiser because you went through something terrible. And you are the person who survived a bunch of rainstorms and kept walking.

I now believe that pain makes you stronger. And I now believe that walking through a lot of rainstorms gets you clean.

Selalu ada hal-hal baik didalam setiap hari-hari buruk. Kita semua pernah mengalami hari-hari yang buruk dalam hidup kita. Hari dimana nilaimu adalah nilai terendah di kelas, atau hari dimana sahabatmu bertengkar denganmu, atau hari saat kau kalah dari sebuah kompetisi ..

Namun selalu ada hal-hal kecil yang baik dalam hari-hari burukmu. Nilaimu memang adalah nilai yang terendah di kelas, namun teman-temanmu menyemangatimu dan mengajakmu bermain bersama. Hari itu, sahabatmu memang marah denganmu, namun ada seseorang yang tetap bermain denganmu dan memberi saran untuk berbaikan dengan sahabatmu. Hari itu, kau kalah dari sebuah kompetisi, namun kau mendapat pengalaman baru.

Everyday is a beautiful day. It doesn’t have to be bright, the sun doesn’t have to shine all day. Even when it’s raining, it’s still beautiful. 

Be positive! 

06:52 pm

3 Years

11 Januari 2013 – 11 Januari 2016

Sebenernya ngga kerasa banget, udah 3 tahun Ayasha keluar dari Azhari dan ngambil jalur homeschooling. Sampe sekarang, masih nggak nyangka kalau Ayasha bisa bertahan di jalur ini. Dan selama 3 tahun ini, pelan-pelan pandangan Ayasha terhadap homeschooling bisa berubah.

Dulu Ayasha takut banget pas mau pindah homeschooling. Ayasha takut banget kehilangan temen-temen yang udah Ayasha kenal di Azhari. Ayasha takut kalau homeschooling, nanti Ayasha bakal kesepian dan ga punya teman. Ayasha mengkhawatirkan banyak hal ketika masuk homeschooling.

Apa guru-gurunya bisa kayak yang di Azhari? Temen-temennya gimana ya? Nanti seru ga ya belajar di rumah, nggak ramai-ramai? Ujiannya gimana ya? 

Tapi, ternyata, setelah 3 tahun Ayasha nuturiiin jalan homeschooling, Ayasha udah mulai ngelihat. Kalau Ayasha punya banyak teman sekarang, bahkan lebih banyak dari sebelumnya. Karena Ayasha punya teman dari Azhari, tapi juga punya teman-teman dari Homeschooling Kak Seto. Ayasha juga punya guru-guru yang hebat dari kedua sekolah. Ayasha belajar untuk bisa belajar sendirian maupun ramai-ramai.

Ngga kerasa, 3 tahun udah lewat. Tiba-tiba udah 2016 aja. Udah 11 Januari (lagi) aja, dan Ayasha ga sadar, tiba-tiba Ujian Nasional dan jenjang SMP udah ada di depan mata.

3 tahun, kalau suatu saat Ayasha ketemu seseorang dari Azhari dan dia nanya, “Hai, Ayasha, masih inget Azhari?” Ayasha bakal bilang iya. Memori Ayasha bakal muter semua yang ia rekam selama di Azhari. Azhari ngajarin Ayasha cara bersahabat dengan Quran, cara mencintai Quran dengan sepenuh hati Ayasha.

3 tahun, Ayasha udah menemukan banyak banget teman-teman yang aneh-aneh namun baik di HSKS. Dari yang usil banget sampe yang pendiem banget. Macem-macem manusia. Bahkan kalaupun nanti Ayasha bakalan lulus, ga peduli sebandel apapun mereka di sekolah, Ayasha pikir, Ayasha bakal kangen keramaiannya.

Mungkin nanti pas mau SMP, Ayasha akan kesulitan lagi, dan ketakutan lagi, kehilangan hal-hal yang udah Ayasha dapet selama masa SD Ayasha, kayak dulu pas Ayasha takut kehilangan hal-hal yang Ayasha punya di Azhari. Mungkin Ayasha bakal takut maju ke jenjang SMP, mungkin Ayasha bakal sedih ninggalin hal-hal yang Ayasha buat di jenjang SD ini selama 6 tahun.

Namun, hidup hanya bisa dijalani kedepan. Waktu akan perlahan-lahan mengambil semuanya, namun ia juga menggantikannya dengan hal-hal yang baru, hal-hal yang belum kita alami sekarang.

It has been 3 years, and I’m graduating very soon, but the bonds are still really strong. 

15:31

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