Tutorial: How to Do Taekwondo Kicks

Hello readers, this is my tenth post. I have talked about my taekwondo club when I was a minor on the ninth post and this time I want to show you the video about how to do some taekwondo kicks. Here is the video. Enjoy…

Have you watched it? Did you enjoy the video? I hope you did. Well, I think it’s quite difficult to try for beginners but if you really passionate to learn it, I’m sure you’ll be able to do it faster. I’m sorry if there are still some lacks on my video. Hopefully,  it can help you to learn some taekwondo kicks. I also hope that I can do more tutorials again  to hep people in the future.

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Tazmania, My Taekwondo Club that I Miss

Hello readers, this is my ninth post. This time I want to talk about sports again. Nah, it’s neither about football nor AC Milan again but it’s about taekwondo. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art which is characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various martial artists by incorporating elements of karate and Chinese martial arts with traditional Korean martial arts traditions such as Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop. There are two forms of taekwondo that competed in taekwondo championship and they are poomsae and gyeorugi.

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Although this post is about taekwondo, I’m not gonna talk about its history. The one that I want to talk about which is related to taekwondo is my taekwondo team when I was a high school student, Tazmania. Tazmania is a taekwondo team is based on SMA Negeri 14 Tangerang. It has so many trophies since it was established. It even being only a taekwondo team based on a senior high school not a taekwondo club that has gained those accolades in Kota Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia.

 

Muse, My Favorite Band that Produces Catchy Songs

Hello readers, this is my eighth post. This time I want to talk about music again. In my first post, I talked about my favorite solo musician, Michael Jackson while in this opportunity, I want to talk about my favorite band musician named Muse. Muse isn’t a strange name anymore to music lovers around the world. The band is really popular and already has many fans around the world. Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion). I like them and their songs too. In fact, I am a muser which is a name of Muse’s fan as I like most of their songs. Muse’s songs’ genre are mostly alternative rock. However, they also make other songs other than alternative rock genre such as progressive rock songs, hard rock songs, art rock songs, space rock songs and even electronica songs.

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They released an album titled Showbiz in 1999 as their debut album. This album received positive to mixed review from music critics which wasn’t bad for a band that just debuted at that time. The album has 12 songs in it. It also has 5 hit singles that released into the music markets. Out of all of the album singles, I only like Unintended from this album. It’s an acoustic rock song that’s quite popular to the public. In fact, the song is really popular in Indonesia as many Indonesians know and like this song too. Well, being a muser doesn’t mean that I must love all of their songs, right?

117526611Their second album is Origin of Symmetry which was released in 2001. This album received positive reviews from music critics and they also claim that this album is better than Muse’s first album. This album has 11 singles and 4 hit singles but I only like Feeling Good out of all of them. Feeling Good is a really famous song which was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley for the 1964 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, later covered by jazz and soul singer Nina Simone.

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Their third album is Absolution which was released in 2003. This album is one of the most popular Muse’s albums. It was met positive reviews by the critics. This album is also the first album that to chart in the US. This album has 14 songs and 6 hit singles in it. The two hit singles from the album, Hysteria and Time is Running Out, are two of the most Muse’s popular songs. The two are really popular too in Indonesia. Indonesians even always think that Muse is always related to their Hysteria song.

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Their fourth album is Black Holes and Revelations which was released in 2006. This album also received positive reviews by the critics. The album was the first Muse’s album to chart on top 10 US chart by debuting on number 9. This album contains 11 singles and 5 hit singles. Three of the five hit singles are my favorite tracks. Supermassive Black Hole is a really catchy and popular song. Starlight  is one of the most Muse’s popular songs around the world. I think it’s tied with Hysteria in terms of popularity in Indonesia. There are a lot of Indonesian commoners that know these two Muse’s songs but don’t know their other songs. Meanwhile, Knights of Cydonia is my most favorite Muse’s single out of Muse’s songs and albums. It’s a really great, addicting and catchy song. You should listen to it!

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Muse’s fourth studio album is The Resistance which was released in 2009. It was met with positive reviews too but it wasn’t that popular among the fans. It was the firs album that made Muse won their first grammy award in 2011 for best rock album category. It has 11 singles and 5 hit singles in it. Three of the hit singles which are Uprising, Undisclosed Desires and Resistance are my favorite songs from this album. Uprising music video is even the most watched Muse’s music video on YouTube with more than 124 million views.

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Muse’s fifth album is The 2nd Law which was released in 2012. In this album, they tried something new by making electronic songs that were given protested by the fans. Their fans claimed Muse were not the band that they were used to be when they continuously released rock songs. However, the album was still met with positive reviews from the critics. Some of them even appraise Muse of trying to make new music. It has 13 singles and 5 hit singles in it. I like three of the hit singles from this album which are Supremacy, Panic Station and Follow Me. Supremacy is a Muse’s common rock song but Panic Station is a pop rock song and Follow Me is an electronic rock song.

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The fifth also their latest album is Drones which was released in 2015. A lot of their fans were happy when this album was released as the album contains common rock songs like Muse always made in the past before The 2nd Law album. It received positive review from the critics. It also even received grammy award for the best rock album in 2016 which is Muse’s second grammy trophy. It contains 12 songs and 6 hit singles. I like four out of twelve songs from this album. The four songs are Reapers, Dead Inside, Defector and Psycho.

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This year, Muse just informed that they will release a new album in 2018. I was really excited to hear that but then a bit disappointed when they released one of the new singles from the album, Dig Down. The song is just okay and not really catchy in my opinion. It even sounds like Madness, the song from The 2nd Law album that I also don’t like very much. Hopefully, there will be great and catchier songs from the new album when the album released next year.

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AC Milan and Manchester United Comparison

Hello readers, this is my seventh post. This time I want to talk about football and my favorite football club, AC Milan again. This post is quite similar to the second post which talks about AC Milan too, but this time I want to compare AC Milan with a famous English football club, Manchester United. Football is the most favorite sports in the world chosen by people. The football matches are always watched by many people around the world, especially football matches in Europe contested by European football clubs. There are two football clubs from the two European countries that are considered big and popular. The two football clubs are AC Milan and Manchester United. These two football clubs have some similarities and differences based on their backgrounds, trophy records and fates currently.

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AC Milan and Manchester United have some similarities and differences based on their backgrounds. 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. Meanwhile, Manchester United was established by the Carriage and Wagon Department of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) in 1878. They share the same epithet, The Red Devils for Manchester United and I Rossoneri which means The Red Devils too in Italian. The difference is AC Milan is a football club from Milano, Italy while United is a football club from Manchester,  England.

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In the terms of trophy records, both Milan and United have gained them so many times since they had been established. United have won 20 premier league titles and none of other English football clubs have gained the same record as United have. Meanwhile, 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. On the other had, United have also won UCL titles for thrice.

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Both football clubs also share a bit similar fate lately. United haven’t won the English Premier League (EPL) title since 2013. They also even struggled to finish the competition in top 3 since 2014. The same case also happens to Milan which haven’t won Serie A title since 2011. They also even struggled to finish in top 5 since 2014. However, they’re rising slowly and back to the top gradually. United have just won Europa League title while Milan is also back to European competition, even though they still finished 6th on their native football competitions.

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In the end, both football clubs are still great football clubs based on their backgrounds, trophy records and fates. They already proven that they’re great clubs and scared by other football clubs if they compete in European competitions. Even though they are still struggling now, slowly but sure, they will rise again and their fans will always support them until they are back in form again.

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The Influences of Favorite Movies on Me

Hi readers, this is my sixth post. This time I want to talk about movie again. The topic of this post is about the influences of my favorite movies on me. Movies are one of the entertainments that people like the most nowadays. People feel the most excited when they watch movies, especially their favorite movies. I also like to watch movies. I like to watch them because they make me feel so excited and entertained, especially when I watch my favorite movies.  My most favorite movies are Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, sci-fi monster movies and Disney/Pixar animation movies. They have influenced me some good things on me too. There are three influences from them that effect on me. The influences are movies make me like and watch other movies more, they make me appreciates movie makers more and they make me determine my thesis topic.

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The first influence of my favorite movies on me is they make me like to watch other movies more. Favorite movies are entertaining to me so that I’m interested and curious of other movies and want to watch them more. For example, I like Captain America: Civil War movie a lot. The movie is one of action superhero Marvel movies that included in Marvel Cinematic Universe movie franchise. The movies in the franchise such as Iron Man series, Captain America series, The Avengers series, etc are related to this movie. This movie makes me to watch them since it’s related to them and I’m also curious how great are them.

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The second influence of my favorite movies on me is  they make me appreciate movie makers more. When I finished watching one of my favorite movies, I usually amazed and even give applause to appreciate it. I always wonder who are the people who make the movie. It makes me curious and think how great and wonderful they are to make such a great, high budget and visually magnificent movie.

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The last influence of my favorite movies on me is they make me determine my thesis topic. One of my favorite movies titled Kick-Ass 2 is chosen as my thesis material. I have watched this movie for five times. It’s a really great and funny action superhero movie, even though it’s not really popular and movie critics don’t like it. It makes me want to analyze it since it’s one of my favorite movies so that I can understand more about the movie through thesis analysis.

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In conclusion, favorite movies influence good things on me. There are many more movies that I consider as favorite movies. They also influence good things to me like the three influences as I stated above. Hopefully, there will be great movies that I like and can influence good things on me too in the future.

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