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The notes go specification point by specification point, so the whole syllabus is covered! Definitely a great help through the 2 year course and will save you time and trouble.

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Pramuka Island

For our IB Group 4 Project Trip we went to Pramuka Island for 4 days, 3 nights. Really enjoyed renting bikes out to cycle around the island, grab a bag of iced coconut water, befriend the cute kittens... besides the research work we had to do, it was almost like a quiet little holiday by the ocean. :)

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Double Rainbow

Can you see the second rainbow? :) 

We were really lucky to spot this on our last day at Pramuka Island for our Group 4 Project Trip. We woke up early to see the sunrise, saw the fading moon and a double rainbow! Sounds trivial but it was reaallyy beautiful. :) 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


What 5.30 am on Pramuka Island looks like. 

By Mark R Slaughter

Dawn blushed – betrayed her waking sky
To gently break another morrow fine.
Night waned – the black receding – highland
Reaching for the early morning wine.

The chorus rendered frantic caws and
Chirps and other avian song,
Mapping out the 'mine and yours, ' and
Goading more to sing along!

Quiescent water – deep of lake –
Reflected out the hazy red, but
Through the glass, a flick, a break:
An urgent tail from hidden bed!

And in the meadow, waking faces
Calmly spread a coloured veil;
The dew disclosing spider laces –
Oft with once a fly’s travail!

Dawn blushed; revealed her inner peace;
She handed on another blissful day.
Night ebbed, relenting to release of
Warming blood that gives to her display.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Fall, leaves, fall

Fall, leaves, fall


Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;

Lengthen night and shorten day;

Every leaf speaks bliss to me

Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow

Blossom where the rose should grow;

I shall sing when night’s decay

Ushers in a drearier day.

Thursday, 13 June 2013


In April, four students from UWC Singapore came over to Jakarta to help out at Sekolah Bisa for their Project Week. Sekolah Bisa is a school designed, built and managed by BISJ CAS Students that provides education for 25 shanty kids. 

In Indonesian, 'Sekolah' means school, and 'Bisa' means can, the name serves to reinforce the idea that these children can succeed in life despite the unfavourable circumstances they were born with. 

Community Service is just like dominoes, you can have a great impact. :)

A video made by one of the UWC students of their time here in Jakarta

To find out more about Sekolah Bisa:
Sekolah Bisa!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Pelabuhan Ratu

A flower I found on a beach trek during my Silver International Award* expedition to Pelabuhan Ratu, just thought it looked cool. :P

*The International Award is basically like the Duke of Edinburgh Award. It involves 4 elements:
  • Physical (Sport activity)
  • Skill (Musical instruments, cooking, art etc.)
  • Service (Community Service)
  • Expedition!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Camp Caldera

December 2011 - A 3 day-2 night Camping Residential to Caldera for my Silver IA.
IA = International Award -- Our Duke of Edinburgh Award equivalent. :)

Rubber trees!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

The Land Down Under

Summer '12: ten days in a camper-van driving around Western Australia, it may have been my summer holidays but it was winter there - a nice change actually, from the mercilessly hot city of Jakarta!

First time in a camper-van, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience in the Land Down Under. :)

Friday, 7 June 2013

Norway, Summer '11

throwback to Norway, 2 summers ago, a beautiful place I'm unlikely to forget :)