Advantages of Shopping at Minimarket

Hello readers, this is my fifth post. This time I want to talk about business which is the topic that I rarely talk about. There are so many minimarkets that are available in society nowadays. These minimarkets help people to get their needed stuffs that aren’t available at common stalls. Besides that, there are more benefits of shopping in minimarket than shopping at common stalls. In this opportunity, I will examine further about two reasons why shopping at minimarket is the better choice than buying stuffs at common stalls.

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To begin with, shopping at minimarket is more convenient than shopping at common stall because of its hygiene. Most of stuffs that sold at minimarket are guaranteed for their hygiene. It is because minimarket gets their stuffs from the stuffs’ factories directly. On the other hand, common stalls usually get their stuffs from traditional market so that their stuffs aren’t guaranteed for their hygiene. Moreover, minimarket is cleaner than common stall which can keep their stuffs more hygiene.

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The other advantage of minimarket is minimarket has more complete stuffs than common stall has. It is a fact and acceptable that minimarket has more stuffs to be sold than common stall has since its place is bigger than common stall. Stuffs that aren’t available at common stuffs usually available at minimarket. For example, common stall only has a few of noodle brands such as indomie and mie sedap while minimarket sell more noodle brands besides them like supermi, sarimi, etc, most common stalls do not sell facial treatment stuffs while minimarket sell them and many more stuffs.

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Owners of common stall claim that minimarket stuffs are more expensive. They also claim that minimarket has taken their customers by existing everywhere even in small villages so that people are interested to buy stuffs at minimarket more than at their stalls. However, it is acceptable that minimarket stuffs are more expensive since most of the stuffs’ quality are better and more hygiene. Minimarket building tax has a role to make the stuffs that sold in it are more expensive. Meanwhile, business competition has made common stall owners gone mad, whereas it is a common thing that happens in business. It is not the minimarket owners faults that customers prefer to shop at their places more because of their advantages. Common stall owners can still get their customers since not all of the minimarkets has existed in small villages yet.

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Kong: Skull Island Movie Review

Hello readers, this is my fourth post. This time I want to talk about movie. Movie is one of the most favorite entertainments chosen by people. People love to watch movie because it is exciting for them. There are many movie genres that available such as action, drama, fantasy, adventure, science fiction (Sci-fi), thriller, horror, and so on. The movies that have released usually have more than one genre. In my opinion, I like action and sci-fi movies the most. I like action and sci-fi movies because the movies that have them are the most exciting movies to be watched. One of the action sci-fi movies is Kong: Skull Island.

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Kong: Skull Island is an American action-adventure film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts which was released March 10, 2017. It serves as the second film in a production company called Legendary Pictures with MonsterVerse franchise. There is an action sci-fi monster film which was released in 2014 titled Godzilla besides Kong: Skull Island in the franchise. With $185 million production budget, it grosses $566 million worldwide which is a success for the film. This movie tells about an enormous ape called Kong which guards an island named Skull Island and its inhabitants from many predators but greedy mankind want to ruin them and kill Kong. This movie is a great movie in my opinion. It’s because it gives you a message about don’t ever disturb anyone’s residence if you want to get respected.

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The film shows a bunch of people come to an unknown island and starts bombing it in the name of expedition. Kong, which is the host of the island, of course gets angry and starts to kill the people who are bombing his residence. The truth is one of the survivors of Kong’s rage was one of the agents of U.S. classified government organization named Monarch and his true intentions bring a skilled tracker, soldiers, scientists and even a journalist there to prove the existence of an enormous monster and that is Kong. The survivors try to go around the island in order to find a boat to escape the island. In their way to escape, they find someone who has been stranded for more than 20 years in the island since the World War II. He lives with a native tribe who allowed him to stay with them. He tells the group that Kong is the guardian of both of the island and the tribe. It guards them from an enormous reptilian predator which called Skullcrawlers. The stranded man decides to leave the island with the group and thanks the native tribe for taking care of him. The group leaves the island with a manmade boat from the stranded man’s jet war ruins which he used in World War II.

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In their way to escape, the group splits into two, the group of non-soldiers and the group of soldiers. It’s because the captain of the soldiers wants to get revenge to Kong who killed his subordinates. As the two groups separated, many of the people from both groups die because of smaller Skullcrawlers attacks while in their way to reach their goals. The soldier captain has a plan to kill Kong but it’s failed and he got killed by raged yet weaken Kong. The soldier captain’s plan to kill Kong is even awaken the Alpha Skullcrawlers. The weaken Kong tries to fight the Alpha Skullcrawlers in order to protect the survivors of the group, but he is overpowered. The group decides to help Kong to kill the Skullcrawlers until Kong finally beat and kill it. The film ends as the group which is including the survived soldiers thanks Kong and say their farewell to it.

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The Differences between Men and Women’s Conversation

Hello again readers. This time I want to talk about the differences between men and women in conversation. In this world, there are only two genders, male and female. Both genders have many differences in each other, especially in conversation. Conversation is the way people interact to each other. Therefore, men and women also have conversation to each other. However, as previously stated, the way they communicate is different. Why do men and women talk in different ways in conversations? Because there are two factors that make them like that. The first factor is women are more verbally skilled than men and the second is both sexes’ purposes in conversation.

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These two factors are the main reasons that cause men and women’s are different conversation. Women are more verbally skilled than men. In other words, women talk more than men. Men always talk about facts while women always talk about people, relationships and feelings, in other words, gossiping. Men’s communication purpose is to getting status in a hierarchical social order while women’s communication purpose is to establish connections and negotiating relationships. This causes women can simply be intimate friends to each other by just sitting and talking. Meanwhile, men are not like that. They must do activities and things together in order to get intimate to each other.

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However, majority of societies claim that typical women’s speech make women less well suited than men to occupy positions of power and authority. In other words, most of societies consider that women are inferior to men. It is denied by most experts such as Suciu (2012) who said just because women speak differently does not mean that women are inferior to men. Women can also have positions of power and authority like men if they want to.

I always familiar to this since I’ve always talk to women. I have some close female friends who talk about many things with me. I conclude that almost all of them are fussy (LOL). However, the good thing about it is they’re good at speaking English, better than me and my male friends. They are also fun to be shared stories each other.

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In conclusion, men and women are indeed speak, talk and interact differently and often have miscommunication between them. However, this can cause them develop further relationship since they are interested to know and understand each other. The differences can make them interested to each other since they want to accept the differences of the way they communicate to each other.

Personal Statement

Hello readers. Welcome to my wordpress. In this opportunity, I will discuss about my personal statement. It’s not like you will care or concern about it but I just want to share it anyway.

My name is Mochammad Syaid Setio. I was born in Jakarta, April 6th 1995. I live in Tangerang with my parents now. I have been studying at Binus University majoring in English Department from 2012 until now and hopefully, this year is the last year for me since I’m doing on my thesis. I chose English Department as my major in Binus University due to my interest to learn English further. I have always been excited of English subject since when I was in elementary school.

As far as I remember, I was already very excited about English when I was an elementary student. I don’t mean to be boastful but I always got minimum B grade for English subject that time. This condition continued to my middle and high school years, even I got the highest grade in my class on national exam for English class. This caused my friends always asked about English subject to me in middle to high school years.

After I graduated from high school, I intended to apply in Binus University as my chosen college years. It was because a high school classmate invited me to apply in Binus University and I was already interested to apply since there is a major that I like, English Department. I did a test to apply in the university and I passed it. Well, I was happy that I could pass the test and enter the university as a student since I failed on SNMPTN test. After that, there was a program that introduced the new students about the university called Freshmen Enrichment Program (FEP). At first I thought the orientation term would be a nightmare for me since I always imagined the orientation term for freshmen was always about seniors bullying the freshmen but in reality it was far from my expectation. It was even beyond my expectation that the fact about FEP was boring to me. However, it was better to be like that than being bullied by the seniors just like my expectation about it.

After the FEP ended, I started to study in Binus University as an official English Department student. On the earlier semesters, I was shocked. It was because English is really difficult to learn in this state. The English subjects on English Department are far more difficult than English subjects in elementary, middle and even high school. I was struggled to learn it since my grammar, writing and speaking skills were very bad that time. Only listening skill that was average of me. Not to mention there were many subjects in English Department that I have never heard before from elementary high school years such as world concepts, English phonology, Introduction to linguistics, etc. Those were strange to me since I had no idea that my department, English Literature, has so many subjects that were difficult to learn. However, I wanted to study and improve my English skill more even though I was struggled at first.

In the fifth semester, there were three choices of streaming that available for English Department students to choose. The three choices of streaming were teaching, business and tourism. I chose tourism as my streaming since I always love about hospitality, tourism and travel. There was a subject called travel management in which me and my friends made a group and became tour guides. I learned so many things about tourism and hospitality industry from the subject. I also learned about how to perform hospitality to the customers as a tour guide.

In conclusion, I hope I can work in hospitality, tourism and even service industries in the future. I can learn to speak well to the customers and provide them hospitality and quality service since I am a not-so-good speaker. I’m interested in hospitality, tourism and service industries so that I can improve my service and communication to the customers through a service job.

AC Milan: My Favorite Football Club

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            Hello readers, I’m back with my second post. This time I want to discuss about my favorite football club, AC Milan. Associazione Calcio Milano or simply AC Milan is an Italian Football club based on Milano City, Italy which was established on 16 December 1899 by English expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin, who came from the English city of Nottingham. It produces so many great and legendary players. It also has gained so many trophies since it was founded and considered as one of the greatest football clubs of all time. Milan has won 7 UEFA Champions League (UCL) titles and 18 titles of the most known Italian football competition league, Serie A. Their achievement in UCL is only second behind Spanish football club, Real Madrid with 12 titles while their Serie A achievement is only second behind Juventus with 33 titles and tie with Inter.

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This football club is my favorite football club. I like this football club because it has great players and achievements in their history. Milan also made me like football matches. I started to like Milan back when I was a kid in 2004. Back then, my uncles was playing Winning Eleven, a football game that is compatible with PlayStation 1. One of my uncles chose Milan as his team. I thought this team have great players when my uncle showed the players’ skills in formation mode before started the match. Players like Maldini, Costacurta, Serginho, Shevchenko, Inzaghi had great skill statistics on the game. I only liked the team but I hadn’t become a fan back then. I started to like Milan more when I was watching their matches in 2005 UCL and 2007 UCL. Milan was playing on the 2005 UCL final vs Liverpool. I was amazed when they were exceling Liverpool with scoring 3 goals in the first half. I thought they were going to win it but I was shocked to see Liverpool could score 3 goals to make it tie until the penalty shootout round which they won it and lifted their fifth UCL trophy. I thought Milan was superior but I was a bit disappointed when they lost the penalty shootout round. However, I still liked them. In 2007 UCL, they made it to the final round again and met the same team that have beaten them in 2005 final UCL, Liverpool. That time, Milan finally got their revenge on Liverpool by beating them 2-1 and lifted their seventh UCL trophy. I was happy at the time but I still only liked Milan, not a fan of them. After that, I wasn’t following the news about them anymore since I lost my interest in football matches.

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Years later in 2012, I decided to follow the news about Milan again since I started to have my interest in football matches again. It was because I was addicted to play Winning Eleven on PlayStation 2 and Milan was always my favorite team on the game. Sadly, their performances were going down in 2012. They struggled to go further than quarter final round in UCL. They even struggled too in Serie A when they ever went down to 16th on the Serie A table even though they finished third on the 2012/2013 final season of Serie A. The funny hing is I became a Milanisti (epithet of an AC Milan fan) when they were down, not when they wer in their glory times. They even went down worse than 2012/2013 Serie A season in 2013/2014 Serie A season which they finished only on 8th on the Serie A table. That means they couldn’t participate in the UCL next season because every Serie A team must at least finish on the third position on Serie A table to participate in the UCL next season. In 2014/2015 season, they appointed Filippo Inzaghi which was a Milan player as their manager. In the end of the season, Milan showed bad results again with finished 8th again on the Serie A table. This caused Milanisti from around the world protest the Milan management team. They accused Milan management team caused Milan performance drop by buying or loaning mediocre football players. Milan decided to sack Inzaghi and appointed Sinisa Mihajlovic as Milan manager in 2015/2016 season but in the end Milan only finished 7th on the Serie A table. Milanisti around the world protest the Milan management team again by accusing whoever Milan manager is, Milan will not rise again if the management only buy and loan mediocre players.

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In 2016/2017 season, Milan appointed Vincenzo Montella as the new Milan manager. In the season, Milan finally had a good performance. They beat Juventus two times in Serie A and supercoppa which they couldn’t do since 2012. Since they beat Juventus in supercoppa (the match which play between the champion of Serie A and the Champion of Coppa Italia), they lifted their first trophy since 2011 on December 2016. Milan has some great young players that were graduated from Milan academy football club such as Gianluigi Donarumma, Manuel Locatelli, Davide Calabria, etc which were prominent in the team to perform a good performance in the season. In the end of the season, Milan only finished 6th on the table. It’s because Milan still has mediocre players aside their great young players. However, Milan management and Milan players are satisfied with their performances and Montella performance since they are back to compete in Europe by competing in Europe League (the second caste European football clubs competition behind UCL) since they finished 6th on the Serie A table. There is also a major change in Milan management team. Silvio Berlusconi, who was the Milan chairman from 1986, decided to sell Milan to a Chinese businessman, Yonghong Li. He realized that he had no power or money anymore to make Milan rise again to buy great players so that he decided to sell Milan to Yonghong Li. Now, Yonghong Li gives funds to Milan management to buy great players and start the 2017/2018 Serie A season with great players and also ready to make Milan rise again.

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