You can see my writing. Yes, it’s like a junior high school student (even lower grade) who learn to write in English. I don’t really understand about grammar and such. I just like to read and speak.
When I see an Islamic site, I just wondering why I don’t learn Arab languange? That’s essential for me as a moslem. I could know more about Islam with that language (way to go, Dida…). Feel guilty actually -_-
Why I Love it..
I still remember when I was an elementary school student, I got a better English test grade than others (don’t get me wrong, just tell you..). My English teacher don’t angry with me like she do with other kids. I feel happy so I like English. In junior high school, I got a really kind and patient English teacher. He never mad with the class. Alhamdulillah… that’s make me love English even more. Thank you Mr. Ghozali! I never heard about you but I hope everything is good.
Senior high school english teacher is a bit different. I like them, but just so so. I joined English course but until know, I don’t know why I don’t really understand about grammar 😛 (Maybe I’m not interested with that?)
I’ve heard and learn in class that English can make you look cooler than other 😛 . You speak English means you’re cool and looks more intelligent. Do you agree? I’m not. How about if you speak Java language? You look cool too because you know your mother language! I suggest Universitas Negeri Jakarta to make ‘Bahasa Betawi’ major because in University of Andalas (Padang, West Sumatera) they have a ‘Bahasa Minang’ major. Too bad I can’t speak both Betawi and Minang langunge. Just know the little.
I Want to Tell You That..
Language comes with culture. Don’t change your culture when you speak English. It’s “just tools” and be wise to use that.
English is surely important. But it shouldn’t make you feel arrogant. In other way I want to say: you’re Indonesian.. be yourself.
How you see English is depends on your experience with it. So, what do you think about English?