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Here I am going to analyze the poem by Anne Bradstreet titled To My Dear and Loving Husband:
The poem To My Dear and Loving Husband is one of the most romantic poems I ever read. The poem shows how great the love of these two lovebirds. Every part of this twelve line poem is an expression of love. This poem is a love poem by a married woman addressed to her husband. In the poem, she is saying that how she loves her husband and how her husband loves her. The poet compares all of the precious things on earth such as gold, riches, etc, with her husband’s love. She values her love is more than anything on earth could offer. Even she bravely challenges all women in the world that if there was ever a wife more happy with her husband, she asks those women to compare themselves to her. She also thinks that her husband is lucky because his wife loves him deeply, which is no woman in this world can love him the way she loves him. She is muchly grateful to love and beloved by her husband, however she feels that she can not pay her husband’s love. Thus, in one of the lines in the poem she prays that God will reward her husband’s love with ‘the heavens’. Last, the poet believes that their love will be eternal and last forever. The writer of the poem, Anne Bradstreet is truly an inspiring woman. She is creative enough to choose the words. Word by word is romantic that the readers can feel how she is clearly falling in love with her husband. No wonder she is one of the most important figures in the history of American Literature. She has been called one of the greatest Puritan or New World poets, the first female poet in America, and some even consider her the best female poet of all time.
What does make Temanggung lovely? Here we go: Posong!
Probably not many people, especially Indonesians (well including me), know about this beautiful place.....unluckily. Posong is a nature tourism; a wonderful place to enjoy the sunrise between two mountains, Mt. Sumbing and Sindoro. It is located in the village Tlahab, Kledung, Temanggung, Central Java. I highly recommend you to visit this place. Why sooo?
- Posong is extremely attractive. You can see 5 mountain peaks from this place, they are Mt. Merapi, Merbabu, Telomoyo, Andong, Ungaran and Muria. In addition, there are 2 mountains that you can see clearly, Mt. Sindoro and Sumbing.
- Posong can be reach without walking away. By riding car or motorcycle, you can up to this place. The way to reach posong is not that hard, it is about 3 km from Temanggung-Wonosobo highway.
- Posong is sooo cheap! No need expensive cost to enjoy seven wonderful mountains. Yay!
Visiting Posong is one of the happiest feelings by far. Soon after I realize how great God is, for creating this marvelous world... :)
You guys sunrise-hunters, have to put Posong into your destination place to visit before you die, and you will thank me later. Tips: Better to visit Posong at 4 a.m to enjoy the sun rises perfectly.
Hereby I, wanna tell you my short story, in 30 days.
I just had a precious process of learning in my life. With 11 others people, I lived in a village under the foot of mountain which was far away from urban areas. It was totally different with the hometown I live in. We, those 11 people and I, have several 'missions' to do in this village.
1st week: I complain and grumble all-day-long. I can't find Nutella or Cordon Bleau steak. There is no internet, there is no mall. The weather is too cold, I get cold-air allergy sometimes. God, let me survive. Also I have not really known my team yet, even sometimes I still forget their names. In addition, my gadgets do not work well there since I do not find any signal. I hate this place. Take me home, take me home, now. Michael Bublé - Home #nowlistening
2nd week: I realize that living here gets me free from stress-life. This village is actually cleaner, less polluted air, less traffic noise. The village really allows me to relax, connect with nature and do certain activities that I can not do in the city. Well, I think I start to like this place. I know I just need some time to adjust to village life. Moreover, I find out that my team, those 11 people, are so nice to me. I like to meet them. Each person is unique with their own characters. We are all come from different cities, and it's good to share each other about our culture. By the way, I have new hobby in here: Seeing the stars from the roof aha! That's cool. The stars here look so much closer and brighter. Been my favorite thing to do there... :)
3rd week: I love this place. I wake up when birds start chirping. I always can’t wait to go outside in the fresh breeze. I view the sun rising slowly from the horizon line. I hear the sound of river flowing sweetly to the ears. I have fresh food for lunch; not burger or fast-food. I see kids playing traditional games cheerfully. I have night time chit chat or story telling with my friends. I take a fancy on the green color of village. I feel closer to nature and can appreciate God's work. Moreover, village people surrounding are nice and friendly. Everytime I was passing the foot-way, they were putting their good-looking smile to me while saying 'monggo' or 'pinarak' which mean 'hi' or 'pay a visit'. Isn't nice? Oh, and I start to call those 11 people as my best friends.
4st week: Can I extend to live here, I beg?
30 days change my life.
I miss you, TIM KKN II UNDIP 2014 Kentengsari // Faris-Dzikru-Andri-Hady-Keke-Putri-Tika-Bunga-Liyan-Dena-Masfur.
Kentengsari Village, Candiroto Sub-district, Temanggung District.
The essay titled Self Reliance by an American philosopher named Ralph Waldo Emerson is just sooo inspiring. I just read it and it was successfully impressed me. It is powerful, deep, and very philosophical book with the timeless wisdom from the writer. Emerson's way with words is undeniably extraordinary. However, the grammar is extremely confusing, and I believe that you can not understand the meaning of book with only once read - I did. It is hard to take the red line. Emerson's Self Reliance teaches us to trust ourselves. By reading this essay we can look deeper inside ourselves and challenge us to be our very best. The point is: Be true to yourself! No shit. If you want to read it, well, beware. It gives side effect; frustrating mindset. However, for you guys who love philosophy and literature, you'll enjoy it hehehe... Happy reading!
Always do what you are afraid to do. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
By the way, the sixth month of the year has come already... (since 10 days ago, I know). How about your resolutions? Some are done? Mine is.....excellent! I am going to tell you on the next post, k? Nacht.
Selection of Undip for WorldMUN 2015 is officially open!
Seoul is calling you, delegates. You guys students of Diponegoro University Semarang are allowed to join this conference. Dare to be the next?
For further info follow: @UndipWorldMUN
Nothing lasts forever, nothing stays the same. Things are always passing, and we are moving. We all know that life is constantly changing. People change, I change, you change. People come and go in our lives; some may stay for a lifetime, others may only stay for a short while. Some shower us with joy, others give us sorrow. Just in case: people said they loved you, but then later they moved on. It does not mean they lied or never loved you. It may true, but well, it is not eternal. Everything fades away. However, you have zero to worry since change is a part of life.
H&M top, Mobile Power jeans, New Look shoes, Pull&Bear clutch
Your life is not the same as it was a year ago, and it won't be the same a year from now. I realize that I have changed a lot over the past year. My hair is shorter, my body is thinner, my attitude is more mature (am I?). My habits, surroundings, and giving up people I used to. And I never expected that I could be like what I could be right now. There are some things that I just can't mention but I can feel it.....from the deepest of my heart, they are turning over. I am growing up a lot. Sometimes it's hard to accept the change, but life keeps telling me that "Whatever it is, it is the best for you." I feel it.
How nice it would be if we could get everything just the way we want it by saying "Please stay here...". Well we grow up, we lose friends, we lose track of people and meet new ones and so on. It's funny to know that one day people are standing next to you, laughing along with you, smiling with you and as soon as they are no longer there. Thus do not depend your happiness on someone else or things because yes, as I mentioned before, nothing stays. Accept the changes in your life, embrace, and enjoy it. Life's beautiful.
Eventually, everything goes away. Every feeling, desire, moment, thought, and person is simply temporary. None of these we can hold forever... They change in the blink of an eye.
P.S. I forgot to post my story in Europe. Soon!:D
P.S. I forgot to post my story in Europe. Soon!:D
Paramitadana is back. You guys miss me, no?
Alrite... During this time I was busy preparing my self for the Harvard World MUN 2014 conference since (thanks God) I was chosen as one of the delegates from Diponegoro University to attend the conference in Brussels, Belgium, on March 2014. What's MUN? You guys who love debate world must be familiar with MUN, huh? So MUN stands for Model United Nations, it is like the simulation of United Nations conference. In that MUN, students participate as the delegates representing countries to United Nations committee such as SocHum, WHO, World Bank, UNESCO, etc. The delegates talk about the International issues which is happening currently, do the negotiation, then look for the solution for it. MUN involves debating and public speaking, along with teamwork, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Simply, MUN is like young diplomats debate.
In addition to teaching English, I loved joining several national MUN such as Diponegoro MUN and ALSA (Asian Law Students' Association) MUN. But then, I challenged my self to taste International MUN... and I proved it! I strove for the best and my hard work paid off. I was 'flying' in the sky for about 16 hours from Indonesia to Europe. It was sooo tiring but jollyyy! In this WorldMUN '14, I was in General Assembly: Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee representing Thailand. It was not that hard since Thailand is also Southeast Asia country and it is the same like my country hehehe... Happily I had an interesting talk with everyone there which have different custom and culture with me. Truly a blessing life:)
This is the WorldMUN aftermovie filmed and edited by Gabriel Lelievre. Thanks!
Im going to tell you about the Brussels, Belgium on the next post anyway. So stay tuned;D