Song

Don’t Stay in School

I wasn’t taught how to get a job
but I can remember dissecting a frog
I wasn’t taught how to pay tax
but I know loads about Shakespeare’s classics

I was never taught how to vote
they devoted that time to defining isotopes
but mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell

Never spent a lesson on current events
instead I studied The Old American West
I was never taught what laws there are.
I was never taught what laws there are.

Let me repeat – I was not taught the laws for the country I live in,
but I know how Henry the VIII killed his women.
Divorced beheaded died, divorced beheaded survived
glad that’s in my head instead of financial advice

I was shown the wavelengths of different hues of light
but I was never taught my human rights
Apparently there’s 30, do you know them? I don’t
Why the hell can’t we both recite them by rote?!

I know igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks
Yet I don’t know squat about trading stocks
Or how money works at all – where does it come from?
Who controls it? How does the thing that motivates the world function?

not taught how to budget and disburse my earnings
I was too busy rehearsing cursive.
Didn’t learn how much it costs to raise a kid or what an affidavit is
but I spent days on what the quadratic equation is

negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared
minus 4ac over 2a
That’s insane, that’s absolutely insane.
They made me learn that over basic first aid

How to recognise the most deadly Mental disorders // or
diseases with preventable causes // How to buy a
house with a mortgage // if I could afford it
‘cause abstract maths was deemed more important

than advice that would literally save thousands of lives
but it’s cool, ‘cause now I could tell you if the number of unnecessary deaths caused by that choice was prime.

Never taught present day practical medicines,
but I was told what the ancient hippocratic method is
“I’ve got a headache, the pain is ceaseless
what should I take?” umm… maybe try some leeches?

“Could we discuss domestic abuse and get the facts
or how to help my depressed friend with their mental state?”
Ummm… no but learn mental maths
because “you won’t have a calculator with you every day!”

They say it’s not the kids, the parents are the problem
Then if you taught the kids to parent that’s the problem solved then!
All this advice about using a condom
but none for when you actually have a kid when you want one

I’m only fluent in this language, for serious?
The rest of the world speaks two, do you think I’m an idiot?
They chose the solar over the political system
So like a typical citizen now I don’t know what I’m voting on

which policies exist, or how to make them change
mais oui, je parle un peu de Francais
So at 18, I was expected to elect a representative
For a system I had never ever ever ever been presented with

But I won’t take it
I’ll tell everyone my childhood was wasted
I’ll share it everywhere how I was “educated”
And insist these pointless things
#DontStayInSchool

The meaning of this song:

  • For the singer and the writer: The meaning of the song isn’t that kids shouldn’t stay in school, it’s that the alleged useless subjects he mentions in the song shouldn’t stay in school. He makes the point that so many kids leave the school system with no knowledge of how to manage their lives, but have knowledge of abstract mathematical concepts that many (unless going into science or engineering) will never use again.
  • For me: I agree with the song, where the students learn a lot of lessons that not everything he used in the future. maybe we should take a lesson is more suggestive in accordance with the interests and talents. but I don’t agree when people assume that school is not required, that’s wrong.

 

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My Holiday

Last month, after I ot my school report I just stayed at home. I can’t go holiday because my dad, my sisters, and brother must go to work everyday. It’s so bored to stay at home because my mom always went with her friends and left me alone. So, I became a very lazy girl hehe. i just watched, slept, played game and ate. I don’t know what I should do for fill my holiday. Sometimes I just followed my sister to her campus and stayed at her room doing nothing. She always wants  me to help her to correct the student task. I like to walk around her college because I hope someday I can study there. I usually played with a child whose name is Emril. he is a son from my sister friend’s. He is so cute and so smart.

At December 24, I went to Pangalengan with my mom. We should come to the invitation. After that we went to my aunt house. We ate and took some rest. Then my mom back to Bandung but I stayed at Pangalengan with my sister. Before my mom back, I went to my friend house without talk anyone. I’m back maybe about 30 minutes. My friend took me back to my aunt house. After he got back, I got my sister, mom, aunty and everyone there angry to me. They were searched for me foor 15 minutes I think, they though I was kidnaped. I’m so scared that everyone angry with me and I just can be quite . After that I can’t go anywhere without my sister. I must follow my sister  everywhere she went. And I followed her to ‘Uncal’, there is many tea farm. The air is so fresh and we took some photos. I back to Bandung at December 25. I can;t stay for longer because I should attend the short semester in math lesson.

At December 28 I went to school and met my friends like Rosa, Dewi, Virgi, Anisa, Navel and many more for the same reason, we did the short semester. We did the short semesterfor studied for two days. And the third days, this is the last day we did the exam. I very scared that I can’t pass the exam again. we came to class room at 10.00 and did the test. After finished I saw my result that I just got 60. But I’m very happy because I can passed. Next days holiday I just stayed at home. Really this holiday is so bored.

Complementing Dialogue

Fadhilah    : Hello Laila!

Laila           : Hii Fadhilah!

Fadhilah    : Long time no see right?

Laila           : Hahah that’s right!

Fadhilah    : What are you doing here, Laila?

Laila           : I just finished shopping.

Fadhilah    : What do you buy, Laila?

Laila           : I bought many cute clothes and two shoes, wanna see?

Fadhilah    : Oh, yes sure.

Laila           : Look at this! nice shirt right?

Fadhilah    : Wow, so beautiful!

Laila           : Do you wanna look my shoes?

Fadhilah    : Is it as nice as your shirt?

Laila           : Yeah I think.

Fadhilah    : Come on, I want to see!

Laila           : Look, this is beautiful with a doodle motive!

Fadhilah    : Wonderful! i’m sure you will look so pretty when you wear this shoes!

Laila           : Oh thank you Fadhilah. So, where will you go now?

Fadhilah    : I will go home, you?

Laila           : Me too.

Fadhilah    : OK, bye Laila. See you later!

Laila           : See you later, Fadhilah!

My New Friend, Ilman.

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Hello readers! We meet again on this blog. And this time I will tell you about one of my new friends at 3 Senior High School Bandung. His name is Ilman.

Let we go! His full name is Fathoni Khotibul Ilman, my friends and I usually call him Ilman. He lives in the southern of Bandung too, not far from my house. I ever once came home with him using public transportation, because our house the same direction. On the way, we talked about various things. He is a friendly and a good person, of course. He born in Bandung on the first of August 2001. Now he 14 years old, a year younger than me because he has followed acceleration class when he was in the junior high school.

He has many hobbies. Such as playing computer, he likes everything that related to computer. And he likes reading novel.
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Ilman is a clever boy, he alwaysactive in the learning process in the classroom. He had to take a test to get into acceleration class along with four other friends in the class. He said, he want to continue his studies to ITB. He wants to be a successful entrepreneur, politician or even president in the future. I hope you can fulfill all of your dreams.