Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Describe Someone?


Why Describe Someone?

We describe people all the time. For example, you might tell your friends what your boss is like. You might tell your sister what that cute guy you saw looks like.
Even outside of everyday conversations, it’s very useful to know how to describe people. Descriptions are used a lot in books, in articles and in other kinds of communication in English. Reading or hearing a description of someone can give you a better idea of what they look like or act like.

What Are the Different Ways to Describe People?

Let’s say you want to describe a friend, a family member or a boss. You will probably use a few kinds of information.
Appearance is what someone looks like on the outside.
Mannerisms are the ways that someone acts or behaves.
Character traits are the little things that make someone who they are. In other words, they make up someone’s personality.
Emotions are what someone feels at a certain time.
In this post, we’ll go over useful vocabulary for describing all of these.
You will see this vocabulary used a lot in conversations and online.
But first…

Being Polite

Some ways of describing people are polite and respectful. Other ways can be considered rude.
For example, saying someone is full-bodied or curvy is nicer than saying that they are fat. However, if you have to think of a nicer way to say something, maybe it’s better not to say it at all.
Use judgment and common sense. Think about how you would feel if you heard someone using the same words to describe you.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Greetings to all Alumnus of eASY!

We are from Batch 17 would like to invite you to our big charity event, 
TeA [Time with eASY]
With the theme of, 
"Joyful Caring, Hopeful Sharing"

Date: Sunday, 19th of June 2016
Place: Ampera Jalan Baru, Bogor, Jl. K. H. Sholeh Iskandar No. 26, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Time: 15.30 - 19.30

In this event of ours, we are going to break-fasting with orphans, as a reminder for us to be always grateful, and to strengthened eASY's bond. 

To all of alumnus who would love to give some charity for the orphans, you can transfer to: 
0260483160 (a.n M. Rifqi Faisal)

We really do hope that all of you could come to this event, to share and spread our love to the orphans in this blissful month of Ramadan. 

With Love, Batch 17

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Christmas can be very expensive.  What not save money on decorations and gifts while providing some fun for your family or friends? Here are a few very simple craft ideas that you can get your teeth into over the Christmas holidays. All of them are very simple so you don’t need specialist kit or much skill and you can get young children involved.

Paper Flowers

These are so simple and cheap to make and you can use them to make stunning gift decorations, hanging decorations, tree decorations, centre pieces, hair decorations and corsages. The only limit is your imagination. This is a great one to do with kids but would also be great fun with a load of girl friends.

All you need is a load of tissue paper and string, ribbon or pipe cleaners. You will need at least eight sheets of tissue paper cut to the same size stacked neatly on top of one another. The size of the paper with determine the size of the finished decoration and the number of sheets the thickness of the petals. Experiment to see what works for you. Once you have your stack of tissue paper fold it over in a concertina pattern until you have a single long thin stack of paper. Gently fold this in half to crease the paper in the middle.

Tie ribbon tightly around this central fold or use a pipe cleaner. Use scissors to round the two ends off so they look petal like.  Look at the image to the left to see what it should look like at this stage (there are 8 stacks here). Then simply tease the paper open. You can only do this half way to form a gift decoration or tease it out through 360 degrees for a round hanging decoration.

Pebble Monsters

A lot of these craft ideas are frankly a bit girly. This one will get the lads involved. All you need are some stones and water based paint. You can buy stick on eyes if you want. The kids can use their imagination or try and copy some of their favourite creepy monsters from films and TV programs. Just make sure you have the right colour paints for their favourites.

Snow Flake Decorations

These decorations are brilliant and very simple to make. All you need is an old jigsaw some paper glue, water soluble paint and some ribbon or string. These decorations look great on a tree, hung from windows or banisters.

The simple white version pictured here is great but you can go crazy with glitter, colours and decorations to tie in with your own theme or colour scheme.
If you don’t have an old jigsaw you will be able to pick a couple up from any charity shop for under a pound. Start by choosing a large jigsaw piece or just cut out some round shapes from some cardboard. This will form your centre piece. Then glue 5 or 6 jigsaw pieces around the edge of the centre piece. Leave the glue to dry and then paint and decorate. Leave to dry again. Finally attach a piece of ribbon or string to the back of the snowflake using glue, a stapler or use a large needle to thread ribbon through one of the jigsaw pieces.

Ribbon Trees
The first job is to go for a walk and collect some sticks. These will form the trunk of your trees. The second job is get hold of some string, ribbon or scraps of tough paper or fabric. You can buy them but its more fun to go hunting in charity shops and the loft. Simple cut your material into strips of slightly different lengths and tie them round your sticks, longest at the bottom and shortest at the top. Have a look at this image to get an idea of what I mean.
Use scissors to trim the ribbons to perfect a triangle tree shape. You can use glue to stick on glitter and other items to decorate your tree. Use stars, stickers, jewels or hunt through the garden for berries leaves and nuts. Tie string or ribbon to the top of the tree so you can attach it to railings or hang it from your real Christmas Tree. Alternatively use the free stick at the bottom of your tree to attach it to a table decoration or set it into an orange or plastercine.
Just have a go – cheap family fun!


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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

National Teacher's Day

Today is National Teacher's Day in Indonesia. National Teacher's Day is celebrated in conjunction with the anniversary of the establishment of the National teacher's Association of the Republic of Indonesia (Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia / PGRI) which occurred on 25 November 1945. The predecessors of the PGRI were the  Teacher's Association of the Dutch Indies which was formed in 1912 and the Teacher's Association of Indonesia which was formed in 1932.

Even so, teachers are our mentors, friends, and catalysts. They’re the wild, eager sparks that can, with a word, set our passions ablaze. Not quite parents, they nevertheless raise us to be the very best versions of ourselves. And their impressions last lifetimes, as the lessons we’ve learned are passed down to others, like inheritances of wisdom. Today, let’s celebrate teachers, one of the noblest and most selfless of callings all across the world.

Happy Teacher's Day! ^-^
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Father's Day

In Indonesia we just simply don’t have Father’s Day.
We do have Mother’s Day on December 22, 2014. The holiday is celebrated on the anniversary of the opening day of the first Indonesian Women Congress, which was held from 22 to 25 December 1928. The Congress was attended by 30 feminist organizations from 12 cities in Java and Sumatra. In Indonesia, feminist organizations have existed since 1912, inspired by Indonesian heroines of the 19th century, e.g., Kartini, Martha Christina Tiahahu, Cut Nyak Meutia, Maria Walanda Maramis, Dewi Sartika, Nyai Ahmad Dahlan, Rasuna Said, etc. The Congress intended to improve women’s rights in education and marriage.
We also have Kartini Day on 21 April to celebrate the emancipation of women spearheaded by an activist, Raden Ajeng Kartini.
So why do we have no Father’s Day then?
What do you know, actually we do have one and it’s called “Hari Ayah” in Indonesian which means Father’s Day. It was declared in 2006 it falls on 12 November. That explains why very few people are aware of this and it’s not popular. Maybe because we don’t commercialize it as much as mother’s day?
Technically, men still perceived to have higher place than women in Indonesia. Like it or not, that’s the truth.  We are still plagued by social injustices caused by a male-dominated society that abandons women to the whims of their husbands.
So maybe that's why it is more "common" to celebrate Mother's Day. Even so, a great father is a big role model who set great living standards of what a great father is like. 

Happy Father's Day! ^-^

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

National Heroes Day

National Heroes Day (Hari Pahlawan) is a day to commemorate the deceased heroes. National Heroes Day in Indonesia is commemorated every November 10th to remember the battle of Surabaya between Indonesia nationalist military and British Allied, which is the first large-scale armed conflict between Indonesia and foreign troops after the proclamation of Indonesia independence on August 17th, 1945. By helping those who need our help, be disciplined, responsible, and respect for older people, we can commemorate and cherish the memory of our heroes who have fought for our country.

Happy National Heroes Day!

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