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Okapi

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Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) ------------------------------------- Etymology and Taxonomy
Scientifically, Okapi can be classified as: Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Okapia
Species: O. johnstoni
Okapi is an artiodactyl (an even-toed ungulate) mammal which is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Central Africa. It's markings are similar to zebras, but they're more related to giraffes because they belong in the family of Giraffidae. Okapi and Giraffe are the only surviving members of the Giraffidae until now.
Okapi is a medium-sized giraffid, standing 1.5m tall at the shoulder, with the average body length of 2.5m, and with the weight ranging from 200 to 350 kg. It has a long neck, and large flexible ears. The body coat is mostly brown, much contrast with the white horizontal stripes it has in it's legs.
While being in the same family as Giraffes, Okapis can be easily distinguished from their nearest relatives. It…

Gathapraya

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Gathapraya
Anigata, Abhipraya, Gathapraya!


30th of September, 2017, was the date of my school's annual school cultural festival,
"Gathapraya". It was one of the most waited things to happen in our school. The excitement, the hype, the anticipation made for the event can't be described in words. We all were so excited for the event to start.
Before that, the Gathapraya committee worked so hard to prepare the festival. They worked everyday, selling stuffs like rice boxes and other foods everyday to people to fulfill the budget needed for the festival. They also worked day and night on weekends promoting the festival itself! Every Sunday, they go to the Car Free Day festival at Dago doing garage sales and promoting our beloved festival. The decoration team also worked very hard the last two weeks! They wouldn't mind spending their time to rest just to create the decorations used for the festival. If they usually come home around 4 pm, they would go home at 8 pm just to …

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Activities on Holiday

Radit's Activities on Holiday

Marcho 
: Hello, Radit! How are you feeling today?
Radit     : I'm feeling good today, thanks. What about you?
Marcho : I'm feeling good today, too. By the way, can I ask you something?
Radit     : Sure! Feel free to ask me about anything.
Marcho : What will you do next holiday?
Radit     : I will go to Balikpapan or Padang, because Balikpapan is the place where my dad lives, and Padang is where the family of my mom lives. So I'm still not sure yet, haven't decided on where to go.
Marcho : When will you do it?
Radit     : Maybe on the 5th of December, 2017. How about you?
Marcho : I'm not sure, yet. My family hasn't decided where to go next holiday, because they prefer staying at home because my brothers are really busy with their work and college.
Marcho : With whom will you go there?
Radit     : I see, I hope you'll have a great holiday, too. I'll go there with my family. But, I guess I will only go with my mom and my sister, be…

An Experience When You Feel Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed

Hello, readers!

Don't you think, that feeling blessed and grateful is one of the best feelings in the world? When you are really desperate at that time, but someone helped you. When you really need someone, and someone comes there to help you.
Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed.
I wanted to share one thing I read yesterday while I was checking my Instagram feeds. One of my friends liked a post about a GO-JEK driver helping his customer, without wanting any payment back.
So, one day, a girl who is studying at Universitas Indonesia woke up a little bit late, so she's in a bit of hurry. She had something to print, but she doesn't have a printer in the place where she lives at. Because she's in a hurry too, she decided to go outside and check for the nearest photocopy store.
Unfortunately, it was Sunday! No photocopies were open around that time, 8 a.m. in the morning. She was really desperate. She has to complete her work on that day! She needed to print a name tag to use in …

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Setting: in a Library

Alvito    : "Hi! Are you borrowing a book too?"
Marcho : "Yeah! I'm borrowing a math book to prepare for the upcoming exam next week!"
Alvito    : "I see. Which class are you from?"
Marcho : "I am from X Science 3."
Alvito    : "Is your math teacher Mr. Agus?"
Marcho : "Do you happen to be taught by him too? By the way, my name is Marcho."
Alvito    : "Mine's Alvito. And yeah, I'm also taught by Mr. Agus, too!"
Marcho : "Do you have an upcoming exam as well?"
Alvito    : "Yeah, I do. I'm looking for a math book as well!"
Marcho : (points at a book) "I think this book looks good. Check it out!"
Alvito    : "Hmm, yeah. It has a lot of exercises."
Marcho : "The explanation is quite easy to understand, too."
Alvito    : "So, are you going to borrow this book?"
Marcho : "Yeah, I'm going to borrow this book. Are you going to borro…

All About Me

Hello! My name is Marchotridyo. I am a student at 3 Senior High School Bandung. I'm a boy, and I like playing music, gathering with my friends, and sleeping.
I was born in Bontang, at the 1st of March 2002. I only lived there for like 1 year. So, I have no memories what so ever in Bontang, so I can't tell you much about it. Then I moved to Makassar because my dad's job forced him to move there. If my memories were right, I stayed there for a bit because I had my playgroup days there. And after that I moved to Semarang where I had my pre-school days (kindergarten) until grade 1. I moved to Surabaya after that, until grade 3. After that, I moved to Bandung where I am staying until now.
If you're wondering how I look like, you might imagine someone with an average height, black hair, and I wear glasses. For my skin color, it's quite brown, just like the most of the people here. I quite like sports too! I play as a goalkeeper in soccer, and I do like playing badminton …