Monday is the last day I teach, I have prepared everything and hope to provide satisfactory results for my Buddy, CT and SI. Before I entered class,my CT sent me a message “sir can you please come here at confidence, 8.30 they just want to take a picture with you” ahhhhh I was immediately moved. As soon as this self went straight to the confidence class and met with the students, some of them gave words that really made this heart touched, and also they gave some letters that would later become memories for me. I also give a little motivation for my students to always be confident.
Finished with confidence I rushed to the competence class for my final demo. The last 10 minutes, SI gave me time to take photos with the students, really I was touched by my SI treatment, how lucky I was to meet them. Has buddies like Wyshalee, has CT like Ma’am Salvatera, and SI like Dr. Catama. I feel to be the luckiest among my other friends.
On this Monday, practicum students and students exchange had a dinner together at a place to eat near Public Market. Hahaha, I was very happy there, could sit joking together while enjoying the food, because it was very rare for us to gather all of them. The dinner also celebrated the birthday of one of the students practicum named shopia. She is very funny and funny, there is no end to the jokes that she issues.
By the way, the fourth week is my last week here, and the activity that I will do is complete my blog and portfolio. I’m actually not very good at writing blogs or portfolios, so I just pour what I want to tell in this story.
On Thursday 26 September 2019, Dr. Catama invited me and Annisa to share stories about Islam and Indonesia in his class. There Annisa and i shared about Islam, and answered some questions that they might have long been curious about Islam, such as the prohibition of eating pigs, why women use Hijab, why men are allowed to have four wives, and also whether there is a relationship between Islam and terrorists. That is their main questions related to Islam, of course I am also very interested in answering and rectifying things that have been strange for them all this time. Like why terrorists are always associated with Islam, I answer that Islam is the most peaceful religion and for example when Islam is at war, we are not allowed to hurt children and women even if they have weapons or hurt Islamic soldiers. And also after the war, enemy soldiers were only made prisoners and not slaves, they were still treated like humans. From the example above, it is clear that there is no connection between Islam and terrorists. And please note, terrorists are not part of any religion. They are just a group of people who don’t have a heart and a sense of humanity.
And on September 27, 2019, was the closing day of the ceremony with the SLU. Starting at 3:00 p.m., at the closing time, I and my friends from Indonesia wore our traditional clothes. I use the traditional Dayak clothes, which Dayak is one of the largest tribes in Indonesia precisely in Kalimantan.
At the closing ceremony, we conveyed our impressions while at SLU, as well as the buddies and Mentors. After delivering an impression, enter the presentation session. I only brought a poem because I didn’t have talent. I managed to make a room feel the emotions that are in poetry, I am very happy with it.
After finishing the closing ceremony, I hurried to meet my supervisor who had just finished teaching in his class to take some photos and give a souvenir gift.
On Sept. 28. 19 we were invited to attend an interview, where we recounted the experiences we had received, and what I could apply in Indonesia.
And on September 29, 2019, we departed for Naia Airport, my flight at 09.00pm to Jakarta. Either sad or happy feelings that whack themselves. I really love this city, baguio, and this great campus, SLU, and friends from the Philippines. I will miss them, and for sure you will be the main topic for me to tell my friends in Indonesia, how great the Filipinos, especially SLU students.