Mini research with Australian Students saat kuliah? How to do that?!

Haii guys! Long time no see banget yaaa wkwk. Maaf lahir batiin yaaa ^^ It’s been one year since I never post anything yet, isn’t?

Jadii gini. setelah otak ini lama tidak berpikir dan bibir ini juga udah ga dibiasakan lagi buat practice ngomong bhs Inggris, ketakutan pronounce bhs inggris yang semakin wagu ini kian menggebu gebu. jadi akhirnya aku mutusin buat cari event yang interaksi langsung sama native.

Alhasil, aku follow ig AIYA yogyakarta dan ada info mini research sama Australian Students guys! Langsung tu pengen daftar. Nah pas beberapa hari menjelang lebaran kemarin alhamdulilah aku dapet notif kalo lolos. yaAllah bener bener berkah puasa gaksii wkwk.

Then, di interview dah tu di call. dan ternyata dari yang daftar cuma diterima 6 students dari local students yang akan dibagi dalam 6 kelompok. it means, satu kelompok cuma akan ada satu local student. mampus ga tu ๐Ÿ™‚ mana aku gatau ya kalo research tu harus ngapain aja wkwk. tapi gapapalah hantam aja penting daftar dulu, mau ngapain besoknya liat besok aja wkwk.

btw role local students disini bukan sebagai translator melainkan part dari mini research itu sendiri. fokus nya adalah mengenai dissabilities di jogja. so excited gaksi?!

Yass! dan periode pelaksanaannya itu 10 hari dari tanggal 3-13 Juli 2019 ini. local students harus dedicate seluruh waktu kita buat mini reasearch ini dari jam 8 sampai 5 sore. imbalannya dapet fee 600k. but that’s not the point. kesempatan buat ketemu native, tau how to do mini research, practice speaking, how to socialize with Australian, get the new experince bener bener ga ternilai banget huhu terharu masih dikasih rejeki ginian sama Allah :’)

I’ll update asap I meet them and I’ll try to update every day ๐Ÿ™‚


About Wattanothaipayap School


Watthanotaipayap School Chiang Mai address at 22, Boonruengrit Kris Mith Road, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand.ย There are about 2.769 students in this school and have 140 teachers and 10 are the foreign teacher. They have 60 classrooms, Computer room, Sound Lab, Meeting room, Hospital room, Library, Audiovisual, Science room, Canteen, Auditorium, Gymnasium, Teacherโ€™s home, Guesthouse, Sports and others building. This school also produced their own mineral water and it for sale, this school was amazing!

Watthanothaipayap’s teaching system is arranged and about their learning sources, it’s coming from the textbook, internet, etc. The curriculum in Wattanothaipayap School manages the curriculum of basic education at the level of class range phase 3 and class range phase 4 by categorizing it into 8 content groups and 1 development activity. The structure of curriculum is organized as Thai language, Mathematics, science, social studies, religion and culture as promoting critical thinking, knowledge learning, and problem-solving. Health studies and physical education, art, vocational studies and technology, foreign language promoting human quality, basic in thinking, and working potential. Development activity promoting additional learning from 8 content groups, potential development.

To make sure the knowledge from the students the school has like midterm and a final examination.

Jung Ill Woo in Doi Sutep!

11 Feb 2018. It means 6 days left before 17 :’) I don’t want to leave Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ’”Yesterday, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University treat us went to Doi Suthep and Elephant Camp!

First, we went to Elephant camp at 8.45 am by Rajabhat’s van. We arrived there around 9.15. As soon we arrived, mam Lawanrant (our coordinator) bought some tickets for us. And we went to Elephants cage. MasyaaAllah! I can’t handle my self for that :)) so cute ๐Ÿ’™

After finish took many photos in elephant’s cage we went to Elephant Show! They’re skilled! But one thing, it makes me want to cry when I realized that how can they treat the elephants like that? The elephants can play football, drawing, do some poses, etc. And each elephant have their own chain in its body.

It’s look like me and him grow the elephant together ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ aw so cute ๐Ÿ˜‚

And then we went to the restaurant for lunch. Sadly I do not take any pictures there.

The next destination is Flower Garden in Doi Pui.

We also Solat Duhur (pray) in Flower Garden. Actually next to the temple hwehwe.

And Finally, we went to Doi Suthep! It’s just about 10 minutes from Doi Pui to Doi Suthep by van. NB: You should dress properly when you want to go inside the temple. And we have to take off our shoes outside, so it’ll be better if you wear shock if you don’t want your foot be burning.

But before you can go inside the temple, you should go upstairs. And that’s tiring moment! ๐Ÿ˜‚

And finally we are in the temple!! Can’t believe ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

We go around about 10 minutes and went behind the temple. You can see Chiang Mai from here.

When i with my friend named Sheilla want to go downstairs , she recognized a cute guy! And she whispered at me “dinda he’s korean actor!” Then we stop and staring at him. He’s tryin to ignored our eye contact and move away. I ask my friend to take some photo but she won’t because our mentor waiting for us downstairs. But she kept talked about him. And finally she scream and told me “He’s Jung Ill Woo dindaa!!” We show the picture of Jung Ill Woo in the internet to our mentor and our Hungarians’s friends. And they told us “i saw him”. We get crazy at that time ๐Ÿ˜‚

5 minutes later i saw , i’m not sure is he Jung Ill Woo’s manager or not , but i recognized that i saw him upstairs with Jung Ill Woo. And guess what! Jung Ill Woo’s vans right in front of our van!

We still fully doubt is he real Jung Ill Woo or not because he’s fatter. AND YOU KNOW WHAT! HE WALK TOWARS US , AND HE WAVING AT US. Actually i can take some pictures of him but when he wave and smile i can’t move :’)) freeze and even can’t breath ๐Ÿ’” i kept looking at him because just us that recognized him as Jung Ill Woo , his face is flawless!!

Before he go inside his van , he wave and smile again. And i’m ask to take photo together but i don’t know who is she , but she said , “can’t”

I just got pictures from his van :’)

I know it’s hard to believe , but our regretful moment still with us until now -_-

But it’s okay . At least he’s wave and smile twice at us ๐Ÿ˜‚ see you Jung Ill Woo!

Daily Life at Wattanothaipayap School


Watthanotaipayap School Chiang Mai address at 22, Boonruengrit Kris Mith Road, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand. The school code is 08500102ย and the telephone number isย  ย  0-5327-7151. The school code of education area is 501 Chiang Mai Educational Service Area 34. Watthanotai Payap School was founded in 1907 and was named after His Majesty the Kingโ€™s grandmother, Sawang Wattana. Watthanothaipayap school is a government secondary school in Chiang Mai.

This School has 10 Learning Student Support System Activities, they are: organization leadership, development strategies, management system, internal audit and counterbalance, media and learning resources, environmental system, the moral development of professional teachers, human resources development, community relations, and information system


Every day, we went to Wattano at 7.15 by Songtaew, 20 baths only. But yesterday morning we have to pay 30 baths because they know we are foreign.

Songtaew is the red cars. I don’t know what’s the difference between the yellow, white and red cars but my teachers always told me that we’ve to ride the red cars no other.

As soon as we arrived in Wattano we went to canteen

You have to change your money with a coupon for buying something in the canteen.

Everything here is very cheap. In 20 bath (IDR 9k) you can get rice, vegetable, and chicken. Or you can get another menu like a meatball, pork, noodles, etc.

Today, i just have 2 classes. And yesterday I’ve 4 class ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so tired but I’ll miss this moment ๐Ÿ˜‚

Every morning they’ve ceremony at 8 am. And there’s one blind girl, her name is Nun. And today there’s one boy I’m forgotten his name ๐Ÿ˜‚ he got traffic accident.

Today I teach in M 2/7 at 12.40 – 13.30 and M 2/4 at 13.30 – 14.20. It commonly happens when the teacher teaches after lunch time and the last period, the students noisier.

So my activity for today just does two worksheets. Search and crosswords.

And after my class, i go to pray. I pray in the sound lab.

And this is the teacher’s room for English Department.

And this is some pictures of Wattano School ๐Ÿ’™




Sunday Walking Street!

Hi! I know it’s late to update on Sunday Walking Stree but it’s okay ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Before we went to Sunday Walking Street, we met Yupparaj Watayalai teacher that also came from Indonesia, Miss Ika. She visits us to eat rendang because she said that it’s already 8 months since she doesn’t eat rice and rendang. After that we make an appointment to meet up in Sunday Walking Street at 5 pm. And unfortunately there’s some miscommunication between our dormmates, so we went to Sunday Walking Street at 5.15 and arrived at 5.25.

Actually it almost same among Sunday Walking Street and Night Bazaar, but in Sunday Walking Street there are many wats!

There also many of souvenirs, foods, T-Shirt, Watch, anything you can find there!

And this is Miss Ina. She’s From Malang and already teaches in Yupparaj Witayalai about 5 years, and in March 2018 she will go to Amerika for 2 months! How cool ๐Ÿ’™

Maybe in this post, i’ll just be talked about food because I just brought foods here and some of the souvenirs.

First, I was brought Shitake Ball, just 10 baths!! I bought 2 of Shitake ball ๐Ÿ˜‚

I still want to eat that :’))) so delicious ๐Ÿ˜‚ and of course it’s ุญู„ุงู„ :))

And this is Waffle. 25Bath for Brownies Waffle. There are many flavors of this waffle, but i prefer to choose the cheaper one ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and I’m full of it ๐Ÿ˜‚

And I’m also bought a watch! This is my first time I’m fallen in love with watching since my 2nd grade in senior high school because my watch was broke. It’s waterproof, 350 Bath.

At 7.30 we decided to came back to our dormitory by walking because it just took about 25 minutes.

Friyay !

Friday, 2 Feb 2018. Actually, it has to be my last day to teach, because I just have 2 left classes. Daily activity, we (me and my friend, Roberto) went to Wattanothai Payap at 7.15 and arrived at 7.55 am. Then we go to the canteen to bought lunch meal. For your information, for the meal’s price in this canteen is so cheap! In 20 bath ( IDR 9000) you can get rice, chicken and some vegetables. But you have to change your money with the coupon first before you can buy something there. This way is really good for coordinating system.

After that, we went to teacher’s room first before we go to the field to join the ceremony. And something that really caught my eyes is, all of girls students wearing the long skirt! Event the teachers also wearing the long skirt. I think it just for Friday, I don’t know but I love to see that!

After that, we went back to teacher’s room for preparing our class today. Actually, I have 2 class left, but my first class at 9.20 in EP (English Program) is canceled because they have orientation for their field trip. So I just have one class left.

When the lunchtime, my cooperating teacher, and her husband asked us to have lunch together outside. We went to the biggest mall in Chiang Mai, it called with Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport. They treat us because yesterday, we help them to clean the teacher’s room. What a good day!

I don’t know how they called this meal. But it has a good taste! These sticky rice colors are from the flowers, how beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ after having lunch time we go around and searching some tamarind for Roberto then we went to Ice cream store there. Unfortunately, it’s already 1.45 pm and we have class at 2.20 so we just go around for a while and decided to go back to Wattano School.

We arrived at 2 pm. Thenย I went to pray first and get ready for teaching. 1 minutes after the bell ringing, I heard the announcement that all of the students can go home early because in front of our school there is a flowers festival, so it’ll be caused some traffic and they allowed their students to go back early. And again, i have no class for today. And we can go back early ๐Ÿ˜‚ we decided to went there for a while and looking for some cute kinds of stuff there. I bought the Honeylemon and we walk back to our dormitory for 2.5 km.

It’s actually opening on 3 Feb. There will be held some parade and it’ll be caused some traffic. Because in this Saturday Chiang Mai has 3 big days in once. First, they have a big concert in this town, second, they have Sports Day and also the Flower Festival Parade. So we decided not to go anywhere, maybe we can go there tomorrow :))

Best class ever !

So yesterday, i was teaching at M 2/1 and M 2/3 i teach from 08.30 – 10.10. And i love this class so much! Because of their behavior, their spirit, their very kind and friendly, i don’t know how to describe my feeling into words.

That’s the student of M 2/1. He introduced his self in front of his friends. I’m trying to encourage students to speak English and build their confidence. And for this class, I’ve got received many loves from them. Love and respectful that i can’t get it from another class. I always have beautiful memory with them, aa my lovely students ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

And the second class is M 2/3

They also give me many loves! Even though it’s a little bit hard to stay connected with them but they’re still trying to enjoy and participate in my games. Trying to force them self to speaking with me, even they have to open their dictionary :’) received many loves, it’s really beyond imagination feeling. I never felt this kind of feelings before. Maybe that’s why many of teachers really love their students, because of this love.

And again, they really love anime. So their English skill is more than others. One thing that i get a notice from my second day is Thai students are master at drawing.

Super Blue Blood Moon !

Yesterday, 31 Jan 2018 I have no class. So I just do assist correcting student’s examination papers. So tired but it’s better than nothing to do haha.

As soon I finish my worksheet for students, I do assist. It’s about 5 classes which per class have 48 students. So yesterday I’m already correcting 240 papers!

At afternoon, my lovely teacher gave me some sweet pumpkins!

And I finish my assisting at 4 pm. So We ( me and my friend ) searching for Songtaew, and we arrived at our dormitory at 4.30. So take a bath and get ready for dinner.

But my friend told me that, in the night we could see super blue blood moon that only happens once per 152 years! After doing dishes, we went to our rooftop to saw the blue blood moon.

[Can you see that? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ it’s actually there . You have to see that moon by your heart not your eyes ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚]

The most lovely thing when we saw the blue blood mon is, we can laugh together. Because it’s so difficult to take some photos of blue blood moon from my phone hahaha even it’s blinking ๐Ÿ˜‚I don’t know whats wrong with my phone ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

That’s actually the blue blood moon. But it’s not from my phone , it’s my friends ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ . At least i’m trying , right ? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Lovely day ๐Ÿ’™

Today I just have 2 classes, it’s M 2/7 and M 2/4. Actually, I’m a little bit afraid if some of them aren’t interested and don’t want to participate in my games. So I asked my cooperating teacher about that class. And mam Jane told me that they’re noisy but still want to learn. So I prepared my self for them. My first class is M 2/7. The bad news that I heard when I just arrived in the class that the electric switch is broken so we can’t use the microphone for teaching. And we start at 12.40 until 13.30. I have to speak out loud so all of the students can hear me clearly. Some students of M2/7 actually can speak English well but they’re too shy for it. They just whisper to me all the time even when we playing the games. They’re afraid if they’ll get it wrong. So I’m trying to make some of them speaking. At the end of the class, I call their name for the attendance. And they should have to introduce their self. In this way, some of them will be trying to speak English and build their confidence to talk.

I have no picture with M 2/7 because right after this class , i still have to teach at M 2/4

My second class is M 2/4. My first impression when I enter this class is “Waw, there’s a lot of handsome boys here๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚” they’re so stylish, kind and polite. Some of them enjoying my games but there are still some students that not pay attention to me. So when the games start to play, I decided to visit them one by one. I started to ask their names, they age, and their hobby. They’re really love drawing. Then I visited some boys that really concentration with their phones, they’re playing the mobile legend. So I started to ask them their name, hobby, and age. And I also ask about anime and their response is really great. We talk a lot about anime, genre, and anything. And I started to realize that they can communicate with me so fluently with English. I ask them “how can you speak English so fluently?” And they said, “I love to watch anime. I have to understand it because it’s hard to find Thai subs for anime” That’s really beyond imagination! Maybe they do not participate in my games but it’s okay if they already can speak English fluently. And actually, I’m realizing something at that time.

There’s no best method for teaching. Because every students has their own style to learn.

And our duty is to teach them and make it sure are they understand our subject. I know that every student has a different style to learn and I don’t want to force them to follow my games. I just let them find their own style to learn but we still have to coordinate them with it. (Students that wearing purple and gray jackets are the students that love anime so much and they’re really good at English. Meanwhile the black one, his name is boy. He is so active and kind. My favorite students ever ๐Ÿ’™) So today, I really happy with my class. Better than Monday. And I hope I’ll get better for Thursday ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

From this class, I found some solving of my problems. Like giving them ice breaking.ย  Example: When I say Hi you say Hello, visiting their table and asking what are they doing, asking about the worksheet, offering some help, and wait until they do their worksheet and trying to be disciplined with admonishing them gently.


First teaching

Todayย is my first time here to teach them. And I have to teach 4 class today. So tired but its really meaningful to me.

My first class is M 2/2. They’re really noisy and play by their own self with their smartphone. But, they’re still can managerial. 48 students in this class.

Today my topic is about fruit. I have to encourage the students to speak. Because my especially field in English is for speaking. In Thailand, you’ll meet with 3 or 4 teachers. They have different teachers for each field. E.g they have their own teacher for speaking, grammar, etc.

So, I made 2 stage of games. The first stage I need 3 volunteers for playing the first stage. In theย first stage, one student has to guess what kind of fruit is that. They’ll have the paper that sticks to their forehead. And other students just have to say yes or no.

The second stage, they have to continue the last paragraph of the fruits. E.g Banana, Avocado, Orange.

And that’s not going well with them. And I got anย evaluation from my cooperating teacher that, I have to speak slowly so they can understand. Because most of them aren’t understand in English. So we have to speak slowly and repeat it 2 times.

Actually, it’s giving me like aย mental breakdown. I’m feeling so bad with them likeย  I’m failed already. But my cooperating teacher, mam jane got my back and said that it’s okay, this is yourย first day. All of theย teachers always feel the same with you for their first

My second class is M 2/9. They’re better than 2/2. They’re also playing by themselves but most of them are participating at my games.

Even some of them are really exciting with my games. From this class, I’m trying to speak slowly, and I get the microphone so all of the students can hear me clearly.

And that’s work! I’m feeling so much better with them, and that really makes me happy. Thanks M 2/9 for made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

My third class is M 2/6. And it happens again, they’re really made my day!๐Ÿ’™ it’s hard to make all of them to participate in my games but it’s okay .. they’re very kind and cute. So far this is the best class for today.

And the last class is M 2/8. And .. I really have no idea with this class. Maybe this is one of the things that I’ve to learn, how to handle the class based on their daily activities. But I just have 2class for observation because,ย in last Friday, the students have some outside activities.

So its little bit hard for me to understand them. Because it’s my first time meeting them and I’ll teach them at that time. They’re even still can’t understand me (some of them) and they are too shy, and it’s okay.

Today, really change my mood haha. Because I don’t think it’ll go well but I wonder are they enjoying the time when they’re learning English or not. At the end of the class, I’ll cross check theirย name. So if I call their name they’ve to stand up and introduce their self.

I just found some problems on my first teaching, such as many students still noisy when the teacher already come in the class, the students keep drawing even they have some worksheet to do, and in the middle of learning activities some of the students sleeping in the class, focus on their smartphone or they arenโ€™t interested in the topic.

Maybe I’ve to learn more about this, and I hope tomorrow is better for me because in Tuesday I have 2 class ๐Ÿ™‚