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Senayan Archery Field (Lapangan Panahan Senayan)

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10 September 2016. Fusi, Sate, and I took part in an archery training program @ Senayan Archery Field (Lapangan Panahan Senayan). It’s kinda “farewell party” for Sate, because she will leaves the country immediately to earn her masters degree at Imperial College, London. You can enter the field through Gate VII GBK. It’s rather difficult to reach it if you don’t ride your own vehicle, I suggest you to use either Uber or Go-Jek.

The coaches gave a briefing (about safety protocol and whistle commands, basic equipment, how to shoot, etc.) to all participants before we start our session. The “basic steps” of how to shoot are : stance & posture, nock (finger & hand placement), hook string and place bowhand, set up (extending the bow arm), drawing the bow, anchoring, aim, and the last but not the least is release (http://www.learnarchery.com/basicarcheryinstruction9steps.html).

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targets are placed at around 10 m from the archers, each of them is 122cm in diameter with a 10 ring 12.2cm in diameter

There are around 10 people participate in such 2 hours (8-10 am) training program. Fusi, Sate, and I were given 3 strandard bows, 15 arrows, 3 finger tabs, 3 arm guards, and 1 target. It can be seen that the 3 of us are “tim hore” for this training session 😀

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3 sriKENDI : Sate, Sabi, Fusi

Step-by-step training protocols : A coach blew the whistle as a sign of all participants are able to shoot the target. After a few minutes, when all arrows were released, coach blew the whistle again as a sign of all participants can remove their arrows from targets. After target area had been clean, coach would blow the whistle again as a sign of all participants are able to shoot the target (again). Throughout practice, the coaches watched and gave correction for the good technique.

When you are releasing the arrow from the bow, I suggest you to watch the direction of your arrows carefully, don’t allow them to fly far away from target, because it will be very difficult to find them among cogongrass. Additionally, sometimes you cannot remove the arrows from the target easily (mungkin karena cewe-cewe bertiga ini belum pada sarapan sebelum latihan hehe, jadi nya tak bertenaga), you can solve the problem by pulling it by 2 people (the first person hold the head, whilst another hold the bottom), or if the things get harder as you can handle it anymore, you can ask some help to the coach 😀

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nock & hook the string | set up (extending the bow arm) & draw the bow

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anchoring

Just fyi, Coach Rizki is a very nice person, he watched and gave correction to “tim hore” seriously. But unfortunately, apa daya skill emang ga sampe, so that I thought that it didn’t improve our skill at all wkwk. He is a good photographer also, he directed us some nice pose ala-ala, therefore we can yield a number of instagram-able and path-able photos muahahahahaha~

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3 sriKENDI : Sate, Sabi, Fusi

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3 sriKENDI feat. a good archer guy in blue tees, who can launch most of his arrows at 9 / 10 concentric scoring rings in the target (paling cuma 1 yang meleset ke zona lain), I thought that tim hore‘s skill almost similar to him 😀 the ONLY difference between us and him is we can shoot an arrow at 9 / 10 concentric scoring zones, while others meleset ke zona lain hahaha (udah syukur Alhamdulillah ga terbang ke arah rumput-rumput yang bergoyang tu anak panah, bikin susah aja nyarinya hehehe)

If you need profound information about how to join archery training program @ Senayan Archery Field, you can visit –> http://www.jakartaarchery.club/utama/program/play-and-pay/ 🙂

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming

– quotesgram

Plaza Blok M Shooting Range

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24 July 2016. My brother and I planned to do our very first experience in gun range. As far as I know, there are only two shooting ranges in Jakarta, the first one is located in Senayan, while another one is located inside Plaza Blok M – Bulungan. We picked the range in Plaza Blok M, because it costed us 50K for 35 bullets, while the price in Senayan is >500K. What a significant difference!!! The Plaza Blok M Shooting Range is an indoor range, which is located on 4th floor. You can find the entrance directly from parking area.

We arrived around 11 am. Perhaps it’s kinda too dramatic, but a second before I stepped through the door, I felt a little bit intimidated and frightened. I thought it’s likely just because it was my very first trip to a range…… When I stepped in the range, I was a bit surprised that there are only small number of visitors there. Oh, come on, it’s weekend! I wonder if it will have greater number of people on weekdays???? I hope the answer is yes, but if it does to the contrary, I’m scared that the range will be closed permanently soon hiks. Please come and join the fun, people!

They have 2 types of weapons to be rented : handgun and rifle. Both have different types of bullets, also different size of shooting targets. Considering the size of the gun, I (height : 155cm) chose the handgun instead of rifle. On the other hand, my brother (height : around 175cm) picked the riffle. Then, we decided to use our first 25 bullets on our own, then we exchanged our gun. So, I shot 25 handgun bullets and 10 rifle bullets. Yay!

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my brother (around 175cm) and the rifle | Sabi and the handgun

If you have no idea how to use the weapons, don’t worry, because the officer are ready to teach you. Listen to him carefully, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Always remember to watch where the muzzle is pointed, have a good handle on your gun, and keep your finger off the trigger until you ready to shoot! Such indoor range has electric target hanger things. They are operated by 2 pushbuttons on the table located just right in front of your chair. If you push the button, the clip comes towards you, and if you push another button, the clip will go further away. The last but not the least, the most fun part –> load up your gun and shoot! ❤

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2 red pushbuttons which operate the electric target hanger

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how to use the rifle

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how to handle your handgun

Based on my experience, it was much easier to use rifle. I got 76 points for 10 rifle bullets, and 67 points for 25 handgun bullets. I thought I can be the next (women version of) Leroy Jethro Gibbs muahahahaha. It took not longer than 1 hour to finish all 35 bullets plus take so much cool pictures with the gun. When you’re all done, don’t forget to remove your paper target from the clip. You can either save or throw away your target. Me? Of course I keep them!!!

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the result of my brother’s rifle shooting (25 bullets) vs mine (10 bullets)

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the result of my brother’s handgun shooting (10 bullets) vs mine (25 bullets)

It was a really fascinating experience. Definitely, I will go back soon! Please come and join me if you dare 😉

xoxo

Postcrossing

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Hari ini adalah hari ulang tahun Aldy. Joyeux anniversaire Aldy pour tes 24 ans! Karena Aldy lagi melanjutkan sekolah S2 di University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, maka saya pun iseng-iseng kirim postcard selamat ulang tahun ke Scotland. Jadi begitu intinya, pada postingan ini saya mau share cerita how to send postcard overseas.

The first and foremost, beli lah postcard! Waktu itu saya membeli postcard di Museum BI (Bank Indonesia) seharga 10K dapet 3 (kalau tidak salah), walaupun ga cute-cute banget postcard nya, tapi lumayan unik lah ya? *maksa 😀

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La carte postale

Then, setelah postcard ditulis, pergilah ke kantor pos. Waktu itu sih berhubung saya masih belum mulai kerja (gaya banget ngomongnya haha), saya pergi ke kantor pos yang di Kota Tua. Nyetir sendiri dong dari rumah (ditemenin sama Tyo sih, merci beaucoup loh Yo!), keliatan banget kan kurang kerjaannya? Sesampainya di sana, saya menuju ke loket untuk pengiriman barang ke luar negeri. Lalu saya bilang deh sama petugasnya, kalau mau ngirim postcard ke Scotland. Nah sama mas petugasnya diliat di daftar yang dia pegang, dan ternyata biaya kirim postcard (perangko) ke Scotland cuma 7K saja yeay!

Kata mas petugasnya sih postcard akan sampe sekitar 2 minggu lebih-lebih dikit, tapi ternyata postcard saya sampai di flat Aldy 2 minggu kurang-kurang dikit. Alhamdulillah postcardnya sampai di Aberdeen dengan selamat…..

Sekian share pengalaman soal postcrossing dari saya. Semoga membantu 🙂 tchao!

Germany win World Cup 2014

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Yeaaay tim kesayangan sejak pertama kali nonton dan suka sama dunia sepakbola (sejak World Cup 2002) menang! Dan my favorite player since I was 11 years old (Miroslav Klose), jadi top scorer sepanjang sejarah piala dunia. Woohoo! The last but not the least, they break the record that tim Eropa bisa juga menang di benua Amerika yippiiiee! Sayangnya, Muller kalah 1 goal dari James Rodriguez buat dapet golden shoes, tapi gapapa jadi orang gaboleh maruk hehe.

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Mario Gotze vs Sergio Romero. Germany 1-0 Argentina.

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Gotze celebrates the goal with Muller

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The best goalkeeper in the world nowadays, in my opinion 😉

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The Golden Glove and The Golden Ball

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Let’s dance with the trophy 🙂

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We are the Champion, my frieeend……..

Hopefully, Germany will win the next Euro 2016, amiiiin. Love love love 😀

2014 FIFA World Cup

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Holaaaaa! Can you feel the demam sepak bola partout (everywhere) because of the world cup? So, are you a football lover? If yes, what’s your favourite team in this 2014 World Cup? Moi? J’aime beaucoup Allemagne (Germany)! The 2014 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Brazil (12 June-13 July 2014). 32 national teams involved in this tournament:

-AFC (Asian) 4 : Japan, South Korea, Australia, Iran

-CONCACAF 4 : United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico

-UEFA (European) 13 : Germany, Portugal,  France, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, England, Greece,  Switzerland

-CAF (African) 5 : Ghana, Nigeria, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast

-CONMEBOL (South American) 6 : Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador,

Each team consist of 23 players, including 3 goalkeepers. The squad of each team can be seen here.  Furthermore, ke-32 tim ini dibagi ke dalam 8 grup. Detail mengenai groups and schedule of the matches dapat dilihat disini.

The official ball of the 2014 World Cup is the Brazuca (Adidas). Nowadays, the officials are being assisted by goal-line technology (baru liat bener tadi di pertandingan Australia vs Chile). Teknologi ini membantu wasit melihat bola-bola dengan posisi tanggung, sudah melewati garis gawang (goal) atau belum. Jadi jangan sampai ada yang ribut-ribut ya soal goal-ga goal hihi.

Sampai hari kedua ini, the most fascinating match is Spain vs Netherlands. Spain was beaten 5-1 by Netherlands yippieee! Good job Netherlands! Haha sorry Spain lovers, I have revenge with your favourite team, because the defeat of my favourite team (Germany) by Spain in Final Euro 2008 and Semifinal World Cup 2010. Besides, Real Madrid beats Bayern Muchen 4-0 in UEFA Champions League 2014, also Borussia Dortmund and Schalke. Sooooo sad!

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2014 FIFA World Cup-Deutschland Squad. Duh kok bisa pas banget sih itu no 8 sama no 11 atas bawah. Semacam sekali mendayung, 2 pulau terlampaui :3

The last but not the least, which team will be the winner? Hopefully Germany! 😀 Then, who will be the top scorer and get the golden boot? Also the golden glove? We’ll seeeee…….

Amitie.