Rain Season Begins

Today is raining, again. Now, it becomes the second day when the rain has been falling all day long in Sejiram. It is believe that some months’ name ending with –ber has meaning rain in my region. So, it starts from September, October, November and December. As the result, some rivers and streets now have been flooded and even in the backyard of my father’s house. It is swamp. So the water could easily flood the backyard.

Therefore, it has been a sign that the rain season has begun in my region.

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For Those who Keep Learning

This writing has been made as a meditation or reflection in celebrating the 72nd Independence Day of Indonesia on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

By celebrating the 72nd Independence Day of Indonesia and through this writing, I would like to share my experience as a language learner. My experiences have taught me that to be a language learner has many challenges, especially in learning English as foreign languase. English language is not the first language I have actually acquired in my language learning, because in my village, Sejiram, there are many Dayaks’ languages that I have first heard. Because of that, the following description illustrates my greatest challenge in the language learning.

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A Good Will

Starting an effort to educate a child is definitely a challenged experience for me as a senior high school teacher few years ago in Sejiram, where my family lived in. Because, it is believed that to begin a new thing is the hardest way to be done. Even though there are many limitations have to be faced, there must be some other ways that we can do and all of those have to be done with a good will. 

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Season of the Year

It has been three days since the last rain fell in some particular places in West Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Now, people are missing and expecting that it will be raining again. Because of that, many people have been talking that dry season is coming. Talking about dry season, it reminds me about a lovely experience during dry season few years ago in Sejiram.D

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Straight into the Good Hearts

Edo Mungan

Nowadays, by development of digital globalization era, many people, especially the elders and the young in Sejiram, have begun forgetting their authentic tradition and culture such as oral literature as traditional works and others. As an example, many parents have not loved to narrate bedtime stories such as folktales or fables to their children anymore because their children have been more attracted to play with their new gadgets. Both the elders and the young are inclined to be more interested to compare their culture to another culture rather than maintaining or developing their own tradition and culture. Because of that, when there is a traditional event either in or outside Sejiram, the people, who organize the event, have to look for or borrow traditional clothes and musical instruments from another village.

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The Most Valuable Heritage in Future

Every tourism destination has its own potencies. The potency of a tourism destination is very important and needs to be collected or documented to give more specific information widely. The tourism destination that has the potencies can influence public’s interest to visit the tourism object. The church of Saint Fidelis Sejiram, which has been announced as the historical heritage in Kapuas Hulu Regency, also has some specific potencies, and the potencies of the church of Saint Fidelis Sejiram can be divided into some aspects such as:

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Rubberville

Nowadays, living in a fresh and natural environment is very interesting idea and a good plan. We can enjoy the nature with many plants and living things around us. My house is located in the middle of a rubber plantation and near swamp which has red-dark water resource that is never dry. The best experience I ever have is when we moved to that house in 1995. I saw a deer near the swamp and it was amazing.

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