Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Field Trip to The Academy of Sciences

I'm back and I'm going to post a story about my field trip to The Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for my English assignment.

My name is Fitry Sakwan and this is my story.

On February 11, 2014 my 3rd period class which is my 20th Century class went to The Academy of Sciences that opens daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm for the regular hours. Tuesday 8:30 – 9:30 am and Sunday 10:00 – 11:00 am for the members' hours. The purpose we went to that place was to learn about sciences around San Francisco and to know more about the ocean acidification. The building was very big and cool, especially the living roof where it has 1.7 million native plants planted on it. "The Academy is now the largest public Platinum-rated building in the world, and also the world’s greenest museum with a total score of 54 points." said The Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

So the first thing that my class did when we arrived at the building was meeting with a guy named Aaron Pope in front of a huge pond where a big white alligator lives. Aaron Pope is the Manager of Sustainability Programs, Public Programs, Sustainability education and practices. He told us brought us around the main floor of the building and told us some story behind all of this awesome building and how does it work.


The next thing we did was we met a guy but I forgot his name. He was the guy who told us about the ocean acidification. He called some volunteers from my class to do something about the acid and the non acid chemicals. Then he taught us about what is going on with our ocean and what should we do with it.


The other fun thing was when we were on top of the living roof, Aaron Pope was telling some information about the living roof at it was very cool because I was thinking about my future house. I thought about how my future roof house is going to look like! Such an inspiration.. I know!

After all of the information trip had done, we went to the rain forest that has a lot of beautiful and cool animals and plants. My most favorite thing when I was in Th Academy of Sciences was the reptiles side. I think everyone already knew that I love reptiles very much especially snakes. I wanted to bring all of the snakes home but I knew that my mom would kill all of the snakes, so never mind.

I think the trip was interesting and big thanks for Ms. Bruno, Mr. Manny, Brian, Catriona, and Hailey.
Pictures include:
- Aaron Pope
- Ms. Bruno
- Mr. Manny
- Brian
- Catriona
- Hailey
- And my English (20th Century) classmates!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Go Green! Make Life Healthier!

Whoop whoop! First important posting.. Let’s get started!

There was a visitor that came from TEMN (Teen Environmental Media Network) to my third period class. They taught my class about internship, radio story, and “how to make life healthier-GO GREEN!!!”

Internship is a program for a job to learn about career. Internships for professional careers are similar to apprenticeships for trade and vocational jobs. Although interns are typically college or university students, they can also be high school students or post-graduate adults. On occasion, they are middle school or even elementary students.

Yup…. The next topic is about radio story. What is it?
Simple, just see the word “radio” and “story” which mean people could share their stories to a radio! Hey, not all radio channel has radio story! Find this channel: 91.7FM (California). Share your story!!

How to make life healthier???
Come on guys…
I will give you some ways to make life healthier and support GO GREEN!

- Carpooling (Bus, join in one car, etc.)
- Bicycling
- Walking
- Recycling
- Compost
- Grow plants
- Gardening
- Bring your own bag for shopping
- Safe water = Short shower/bath
- Turn off light when you’re not using it
- Unplugging thing when you’re not using it

For the last one is…
-Shop at the thrift store like “Goodwill” “Salvation Army” “Family Thrift Store” “Consignment Shop” “Craigslist” etc
Thrift store sounds weird (I know) but you guys can watch the movie “Craigslist Joe”. It tells us about life in = thrift store! You find vintage and cool stuff when you're thrift shopping :) Search the movie trailer here Craigslist Joe - Youtube  


Palsss!!! <3

Keep In Touch With Me!

Hi there! I’m Fitry and I’m back!
It's been a looooooooooooonnnnggggggggg time I didn’t post anything here because I was busy for my final exams and getting started with the new semester. And now, I will post a lot more than before!

Just follow me on:

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Subscribe my new channel on YouTube: seeyafitry
(But I apologize for deleting all of the videos and removing my old channel)
Last but not least...
Just wanted to promote and support my most favorite YouTubers:

- Brittani Louise Taylor
- AreWeFamousNow
- TrueStoryASA
- ASA Vlogs
- PewDiePie
- ilikewelie
Search their channel then comment, like, share, and SUBSCRIBE!

Palsss!!! <

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Welcome to America - High School!

Hi there! Today I'm gonna share a little bit about my high school year in America. Enjoy!
August 22, 2012, I came to the United States for the first time in my life. I live around Mill Valley, CA, close to San Francisco. I moved to States because my mom and I wanted to live with my step dad. My step dad is an American citizen but he's originally Indonesian. I started my sophomore year on Monday, August 27, 2012. I met new friends from around the world like the Europeans, Africans, Asians, and even my favorites, the Australians and Middle Eastern. Fortunately I didn't get bullied with my American friends, they were so nice and always show their respect to others.

Around November through December I was dating with a guy from Los Angeles. He's half Australian, half American. I met him in Indonesia and were kinda like dating when we were in Indonesia. But after I came to the United States, he asked me to date him and I said yes. But he became a total jerk after he cheated on me. My relationship with this guy was the fastest relationship I've ever had.

I joined the International Club and I always attended the lunches every Wednesdays. I met Alexa, Marlen, Cristy, Stephanie, Paul, Jae, Jason, Kana, and the rest of my sheltered friends in that club. People from other countries were so kind and fun that I really liked the club, it was fun. The month after Alexa went back to Venezuela, I met a girl named Marlen. She was a new student from El Savador that came a month after me. I wasn’t very close to her at the first time she came to this school because she was in Ms. Bruno’s class. But after we talked and shared different things about our lives, we became best friends! She is so friendly and cheerful until I got so frustrated from her laughs and her disturbances but I got used to it. We went to our classes together, we had lunch together, and we spent our time at school almost together.

I have had joined the Link Crew at TamHigh. Link Crew is an organization to help the freshmen and the students at school. I also joined the MUN club, International club, Asian club, Music club, Psych club, and the Sign Language club. I'm a type of person who loves to make friends and get involve in a big group with different types of kids and their own characters. I got 4.0 for my GPA and I was so surprised and of course happy. I couldn't tell how happy I was when I got a mail from school that I got into the honors roll. I got straight A's on my sophomore year and straight A's again on my junior year. Thanks to my family who always support me and thanks to my friends who always cheer me up, especially my international sheltered friends! Love y'll <3

Pictures include:
Marlen Arely Orellana (IG: maluu_orellana)
Cristy De Sousa Pontes (IG: cristysousapontes)
Elli Goldberg (IG: elligoldberg)
Paul Zoeller (IG: paulzo13)
Stephanie Chen (IG: scscstephanie)
Kohki Ito (IG: kohkiito)
Daisy Victoriano (IG: daisy_victoriano)
Rachel Kochhar
JaeHo Choi
Kana Goto
Claire Talkoff
Jessica Hudson
and the Frosh!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Introduction - Story Of My Life

Hi there! In this boring Saturday, I just opened my laptop and I don't know what should I do with my laptop because my facebook, twitter, tumblr, youtube, and the other social network are kinda boring on these days. So I made this new blog . . . BECAUSE MY OLD BLOG WAS HACKED. Do you guys think that I know who were those people that bravely hacked my old blog? NO. OK, forget it. Let me introduce myself.

On Wednesday evening, March 5th, 1997, I was born in LA.. just kidding.. I mean Lhokseumawe-Aceh, Indonesia. I had a little bit of Dutch blood that came from my great-grandmother but I'm fully Indonesian. My family moved to Jakarta and lived there for about 2 to 3 years. Around 2000 my family and I moved to Singapore. I studied and lived there for about 5 to 6 years. When I was a little kid, my hair was extremely curly but I don't know why did it change to be wavy, almost straight now. Around 2005-2006 we came back to Indonesia. Since I was a little kid, I played with guys more than I played with girls. I had two half-brothers and around the neighborhood there were a lot of guys that I always played with them almost every day.

In elementary school, I was bullied from 2nd to 6th grade just because I was different, I guess. My friends hated me just because I had a little bit of Dutch blood. They hated my hair, my skin, my body portion, everything. But I didn't care because I started to have a band when I was in 6th grade that made all of my friends wanted to hang out with me, I didn't know why. Then when I graduated from elementary school, my parents got divorced. In middle school I got bullied as well as in elementary school. And again, they hated my appearance for having a Dutch blood that made my hair, my skin, and my body portion looked weird.

At age 14, I had my first official boyfriend who was 3 years older than me. Let's just call him with FR, he's half Dutch-Arabic, half Indonesian. We dated about 5 to 6 months. We broke up because FR saw me hanging out with his cousin that he really hates because of something, let's  just call his cousin FD, he's also half Dutch-Arabic, half Indonesian. He was so mad and both of them were trying to hit each other in public! But okay let's not talk about this. I know this might sounds stupid but after I broke up with FR, I dated FD. Yes, really dumb.  We were dating around 7 months then we broke up because I was in a band with FD and I wanted to quit the band because the drummer was a drug dealer. But FD didn't want me to quit from his band, so I just asked him to break up.

At my age 12 through 15, I was a modern&traditional dancer and a choreographer. I taught kindergarten and elementary kids to dance for some events. I studied acting&modelling, designing, vocal, piano, and guitar since I was in elementary school. I really love fashion, art, and music. Those 3 things are the passions of my life, to be honest. In 9th grade, I got a new boyfriend who was 1 year younger than me. Then after 7 months in a relationship, we broke up because he cheated on me with my closest friend. Didn't give too much attention with boys, I got into my third band. I loved my third band because all of the personnel were so kind and really fun. They were like my brothers! The genre that my entire bands got was the alternative genre like Paramore, Pretty Little Reckless, New Found Glory, Owl City, Linkin' Park, Simple Plan, Secondhand Serenade, and other cool bands. My third band's name was '7th Sky' which might meant 'Heaven'. Our band won the 4th prize in an awesome contest and we were really proud of it. But sadly, I quit this band because I have had to move to United States.

Pictures include:
Yaz Rendra (@Lexxy_Yaz)
Nurul Mufarrahah (@OHHECKYEAH_)
Prili (@epriliaaa)
Ni Made Kartika (@ikka_kartika)
Nurul Regilia (@NRegilia)
Rizka Vezeni (@rvezeni)
Rini Tri Wulandari (@RiniTWulandari)
Dini Rahmawati (@DiraaDinii)
Albari Salas Atitra (@bari188)
Febri Sindiani (@febrisindiani)
Rizka Hadhala (@Rikzahaha)
Luthfi Catur (@luthficats)
Aruna Widyanata (@runchrunch)
Rajab Syahudin (@rajabsyahudin)
Shulhanuddin (@shulhannst)
Purbaya Jati (@purbayajati)
and my middle school teachers!