my drawing part 1

so i drew those while im in beijing~ tell me its good when is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope my free hand drawing skill has improved.. i think drawing is hard.. and sometimes it making me stressig!

i dont want to leave beijing but wednesday is the flight. i hope i can come here again next summer. so! see you guys in Wismar next week! mwah!

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short but long report

Dajia nihao!

Tya sehat sejahtera di Beijing dan telah naik 2 kilo semenjak dia stay disana. Semua makanan dilahap. Nyokap ngajak ke Hotpot hayooo, adik-adik minta makan Lamian hayooo (btw di Beijing ada Malan Lamian halal perporsi 6 yuan saja saudara2!), tapi emang ga ada yang nandingin nendangnya masakan rumah! Tinggal ngomong mw makan "tongseng, rendang, ager2, gulai, opor" langsung dibuatin tanpa repot-repot masak sendiri. GIMANA GUA KAGA GEMUK?

Kemajuan menggambar gw ga tau deh. Jadi selama gw di Beijing, gw les seminggu 3x free hand drawing. It cost alot of money! Sekali pertemuan 400 yuan/3 hours (sama kaya uang bayaran gw 1 semester! bangke). No wonders lah, gurunya dosen gambar di Tsinghua University. DAN MEMBUAT GW BERPIKIR: oh no, gambar adalah hal tersusah yg ternyata gw sukai. Tuh guru sakti banget lah, gw tarik garis lurus yang kemiringannya mungkin 0.1mm aja doi protes! Dan yang paling sakti adalah doi punya gambar! Tuh tangan gambar uda kaya gambar di komputer, goresan pensilnya sakti punya lah.. Semoga les yang gw ambil berguna mengasah bakat gambar gw yang minim dan juga membantu belajar lebih awal freehand drawing class yang bakal gw ambil semester ini. Yes people! Semester yang baru ini gw ambil satu Wahlpflichtmodul, yang seharusnya di ambil ab semester 3, mudah-mudahan lancar.

Kemajuan koleksi foto gw so far, gw belum jalan-jalan. Selama ini gw sibuk ikut nyokap ke pasar. Ya ngambil pesenan sprei lah, ya beli madu lah, ya ikut ibu-ibu hunting guci lah, ya ke toko alat gambar lah (kalo yang ini kemauan gw sendiri sih :P). Ngomce-ngomce soal peralatan gambar, eyke kalap bok liat harga disini. Bayangkan sodara-sodara, untuk perbandingan sebuah barang yang sama: SEBUAH PENGGARIS SEGITIGA. Gw beli di Jerman 12 euro. Dan disini harganya 12 yuan. Beda 10 dollar sodara-sodara! (yuk mari kita belajar membedakan mata uang). Jadilah nyokap gw memberi lampu hijau "Ya hayo mba beli buat persiapan 2-3 semester" dan ternyata bokap gw lebih sakti lagi memberi lampu hijau nya "Ya uda kalo gitu beli buat persiapan sampe ende des Studium" HAHAHAHAHA

Untuk yang penting-penting sih udah terlaksana, ketemu Ye Laoshi dan Zhang Laoshi (guru les waktu jaman smp). Trus rencananya selepas imlek gw bakal mulai ketemu temen-temen lama. Dan ga kerasa ternyata hanya tinggal 2 minggu lagi gw stay disini. Tya ga mau pulanggggggggggggggg. Tapi pesan Zhang Laoshi "xianzai xingku yidianr meishir, yihou ne zhao dao hao de gongzuo" yang sama aja kaya peribahasa "bersakit-sakit dahulu bersenang senang kemudian" ato terjemahan aslinya "sekarang menderita sedikit tak apa, nanti gampang cari kerjanya". SMANGAT!

Dan niat gw untuk selalu mengupdate blog gw selama di Beijing gagal total, tersendat oleh di block nya website youtube, facebook, blogger oleh pemerintah cina gara-gara kasus Xinjiang. Oh well, jadi gw klo mw buka website tersebut harus pake komputer ade gw, which is malesin.. karena semua foto-foto gw dimasukin ke komputer gw and gw harus kerja 2x mindahin pake usb trus baru upload. Ato ada yang tau website pengganti IP Address khusus buat Mac? Sayangnya Hotspotshield tidak jalan di mac dan gw putus asa software apalagi yang harus gw download yang berakhir: gw pasrah untuk kerja 2x.

Ngomong-ngomong soal foto, beberapa hari yg lalu gw dan didimen pergi ke Beijing Zoo. Banyak foto bagus.. Ntar gw masukin kalo ada mood kerja 2x hehe.. Trus sempet jalan-jalan (lewat doang sih sebenernya) depan Tian An Men sama Gu Gong (Forbidden city). Dan nantikanlah foto-fotonya!

Cukup sekian laporan dari kami, nantikan laporan selanjutnya! Kami dari Beijing mengucapkan "Selamat Tahun Baru Cina, RAWR! Tahun Macan sekarang!"

Bird's Nest

"Why does a Chinese bowl or a Chinese window have this kind of pattern? Maybe the Chinese people like things to appear in this irregular way, but underneath there are very clear rules. The Bird's Nest developed in this way." —— Li Xinggang, head architect of CADG

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Beijing National Museum (chinese name: 北京国家体育场) or also famous with the name "Bird's Nest" is a stadium in Beijing, Beijing National Stadium was a joint venture among architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei, and Chinese Architectural Design Group which was lead by chief architect Li Xinggang.

The $423 million stadium is the world's largest steel structure. The stadium consists of two independent structures, standing 50 feet apart: a red concrete seating bowl and the outer steel frame around it.

In an attempt to hide steel supports for the retractable roof, required in the bidding process, the team developed the "seemingly random additional steel" to blend the supports into the rest of the stadium. Twenty-four trussed columns encase the inner bowl, each one weighing 1,000 ton. Despite random appearance, each half of the stadium is nearly identical. It was decided to eliminate the retractable roof, the original inspiration for the "nest" design, as well as 9,000 seats from the design. The removal of the elements helped to bring the project under the reduced construction budget of $290 million, from an original $500 million. With the removal of the retractable roof, the building was lightened, which helped it stand up to seismic activity; however, the upper section of the roof was altered to protect fans from weather. Due to the stadium's outward appearance, it was nicknamed "The Bird's Nest". The phrase was first used by Herzog & de Meuron, though the pair still believes "there should be many ways of perceiving a building." The use is a compliment Li explained, "In China, a bird's nest is very expensive, something you eat on special occasions."

The stadium's design originally called for a capacity of 100,000 people; however 9,000 were removed during a simplification of the design. The new total of 91,000 would be shaved further when 11,000 temporary seats were removed after the 2008 Olympics; bringing the stadium's capacity to 80,000. The farthest seat is 460 feet (140 metres) from center field.

The stadium has not found significant use since the Olympics. In January 2009, the venue's owners announced the stadium would be turned into a shopping and entertainment complex in three to five years. The venue costs approximately $9 million to maintain per year. Due to a lack of use, paint is already peeling in some areas; plans call for the $450 million stadium to anchor a complex of shops and entertainment outlets in three to five years is being developed by operator Citic Group. The company will also continue to develop tourism as a major draw for the stadium, while seeking sports and entertainment events.

Despite the lack of significant events, the stadium appears to be quite profitable, drawing some 20,000 to 30,000 people a day at the price of a 50 yuan admission. Recently it has been converted to a snow theme park.

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Welcome to PEK

After 16 hours of flight. Finally im here, enjoy my morning with the fams. Beijing changed alot since my last visit at 2004. Beijing is now bigger, he's gained so many high building, he's more modern. He's more expensive. God. I didn't know that since my mom told me, 100 dollar is now only 600 yuan. Which before was 800 yuan.

The first night here i was a lil bit jetlag. I woke up at 2 pm and cant sleep till the sun rised. But no big deal, i enjoy my new home alot. Hehehe.. Even the internet was sucks. I cant open twitter, youtube, blogger and FACEBOOK through my macbook cause the chinese government blocked them. I have to use my brother's computer for the updates, he had the programm to hack the proxy. Which complicated to download it to my mac.

The first day here, i went to accompany my mom shopping. Went to Tianlong and Hongqiao de houmian (i forgot the name, but its located behind Hongqiao). And then went to lunch at A Lan Restaurant, one of the muslims restaurant in Beijing, they had the best "masakan kambing yg di sedot sum2nya, enak parah lah makanannya" (translate it yourself :P). And then went home. At night, Bapak took us to a hotpot restaurant and had dinner there.

I'll update the photos tonight or later :P am now going to take a bath and going to Bird nNest and Water Cube, have fun everyone!

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ps: Fitra, please enjoy your exam! Show me your best!