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Internship in New Zealand

Please describe what you learned from participating in the English courses.  Were the General English courses useful to you?  Why? Why not?

The first day was orientation and placement test encompasses grammar, vocabulary, and speaking test. Based on this test, I obtained a result of Intermediate (5 of 8) and I took General English class at 10.40 am. From this class, I got four units from our module that inspired me to be more confident in English speaking. Continue reading


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Burried village of Te Wairoa

Where stories of the tarawera eruption come to life. 

Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera during the early hours of June 10, 1886 was one of New Zealand’s greatest natural disasters.

For more than four terrifying hours, rocks, ash and mud bombarded the peaceful village of Te Wairoa. As well as ending more than 150 lives and many livelihoods,  the eruption destroyed the eight wonder of the world, the Pink and White Terraces, and buried the staging post for travellers to the terraces, Te Wairoa Village, under two metres of thick volcanic material. In the gloom of the day the wreckage of the hotels and houses, and the burial of 8000 square kilometres of the countryside brought awe and dismay to survivors and rescuers. 

A place of exceptional beauty has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption. 

Our museum, sets of the scene

Encounter first-hand how the Tarawera eruption drastically changed the land and lives of the people of Te Wairoa. 

Take the waterfall trail if you dare

Be thrilled by the descent to the base of 30 m Wairere Falls, and stand in the spray as it thunders to thr valley below. Alternatively a flat walk is available. 

Explore the archeological site of Te Wairoa

The village,  although now peaceful and green, still reveals the devastation of the eruption. Walk amongst and enter the very sites that once housed the people of Te Wairoa. The people are gone but the spirit remains. 

Vi’s teahouse and gift store est. 1931

After you walk,  relax and enjoy delicious home baking,  excellent teas and coffee in Vi’s Teahouse. Then browse the range of gifts in our giftstore. 

Guided tours, add so much more to your visit

For a truly unique insight into the stories of the area,  take one of our optional guided tours. Tours leave at regular times throughout the day. Electronic tour devices and guide maps are available for those who prefer to self-guide. 

Fun for the whole family

There is a plenty for children to see and do around the village. They can explore the sites with Smithy’s guide map,  dig in the discovery room,  and enjoy time in the playground. 

“For over 80 years my family has restored, preserved and showcased Te Wairoa, the Buried Village. The team and I look forward to sharing the experience with you”. Pam McGrat,  3rd generation Smith family member. 


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Three days in Rotorua

January 28-30, 2017

Rotorua is a smelly city, and sulphurous vapour is quite strong for your nose. But, I think you will get used to it immediately and forget this stench. It is because Rotorua offers scenic (such beautiful) views from the lake and Maori culture as well.
I started my travel from Auckland on Saturday morning. After 4 hours on the Intercity Bus, I arrived in Rotorua in the afternoon. I stayed at TerumoResort Hotel, the best location close to Countdown, ATM, and bus station.
SkyLine Rotorua is the best place for gondola experience and ride on a luge. Wai-o-tapu thermal wonderland is an amazing place with colorful volcano lake.

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Ride a luge


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Ini Bukan MasterChef Australia

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Kala itu, malam sudah larut. Ruangan yang kala siang ramai dengan belasan orang, kini meninggalkan beberapa orang. Mereka terus bekerja, ga ada lelah seperti masih punya batere yang cukup untuk menghidupkan lampu ratusan watt. Seorang bocah sedang asyik mencuci semacam kertas putih kecil segiempat di kotak biru, lalu menggoyang-goyangnya perlahan. Satu orang yang selalu memakai kaos basket setiap hari, keluar dari suatu ruangan sambil membawa puluhan cawan bening berisi larutan berwarna merah. Dia mulai menggosok dasar cawan sepertinya mengambil lapisan tipis di atasnya, kemudian memindahkannya ke tabung bertutup orange. Continue reading


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Imodium untuk Diare

Suatu pagi di hari Jumat yang penuh barokah, kawan mengirim pesan via watsap:

Kawan : Mas, punya obat diare ngga ya mas. Maturnuwun

Saya : Ada pak, saya ke Sentan sekarang.

Siangnya abis sholat jumat, ketemu lagi dan dia bilang:”Wah mandi (manjur) betul ya obatnya. Cuma minum satu, ni udah ga diare lagi” dengan gayanya khas Purwokerto Banyumas.

Jadi pagi itu saya beri obat namnya Lopemin 1 mg yang isinya tak lain adalah loperamid. Di Indonesia, obat ini lebih populer dengan nama Imodium dari Jassen cilag.  Continue reading


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Manfaat kerokan bagi tubuh

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“Kerokan” sangat populer di masyarakat Indonesia. Saya mengenal kerokan mungkin sejak masih kecil, kalo orang dewasa kerokan pakai uang logam (terutama uang zaman dulu yang enteng dan besar), kalo anak kecil biasanya pakai bawang merah. Intinya, kerokan menggerak-gerakkan benda tumpul pada kulit punggung berulang-ulang, sampai kulit memerah, dengan bantuan minyak, balsem, atau lotion handbodi (di kampung saya malah ada yang pakai minyak tanah !!). Continue reading


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Respon seluler dan rangsangan berbahaya

Sel normal dibatasi pada kisaran yang cukup sempit fungsi dan struktur dengan tingkat metabolismenya, diferensiasi, dan spesialisasi; dengan pembatas sel tetangga; dan dengan ketersediaan substrat metabolik. Hal ini namun sel mampu menangani tuntutan fisiologis, mempertahankan steady state disebut homeostasis. Adaptasi merupakan respon fungsional dan struktural reversibel untuk stress fisiologis yang lebih parah dan beberapa rangsangan patologis, selama baru namun terganggunya steady state tercapai, yang memungkinkan sel untuk bertahan dan terus fungsi (Gambar. 1-1 dan Tabel 1-1). Respon adaptif dapat terdiri dari peningkatan ukuran sel (hipertrofi) dan aktivitas fungsional, peningkatan jumlah sel (hiperplasia), penurunan ukuran dan aktivitas metabolisme sel-sel (atrofi), atau perubahan fenotip sel (metaplasia). Ketika stress dihilangkan sel dapat memulihkan ke keadaan semula tanpa menderita konsekuensi berbahaya.

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Gambar 1.1 Tahapan respon seluler terhadap stress dan rangsangan cidera

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Referensi

Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Aster, 2008, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 8th Edition, Saunders Elsevier.