X&Y week

12-18 September was the X&Y week which I play most songs from the album “X&Y” by Coldplay.

12 September, Coldplay release it’s second single from their fifth album, it is titled “Paradise”, which didn’t eligible to chart on UK Singles Chart. In my opinion, if the release it in way that it could be charted on UK Singles Chart, it will be on Top 3 because Greg James from BBC Radio 1 make it his Record of the Week. The Chris Moyles Show got its first radio play.

Because of Open OSN, I skipped many lessons (including the important ones like Maths; and the one that our class hate: Chemistry (not the subject, but the teacher)). Hopefully when I have finished Open OSN, I still got time before go home. I use that time to copy the notes that my friend takes from the teacher.

Friday is interesting because we got Biology lab session which was fun at that time. Saturday, my classmate who went to OSN at Manado came back. My school got 2 gold medal (1 from Physics (by A.N.U.); 1 from Astronomy (by Leonard); both are from XII IA-01); and 2 bronze medal (1 from Computer (by Peter); 1 from Chemistry (by Hartono Wijaya); both are from XI IA-03). The others didn’t get any medal including Willy who competes at Computer; the other Willy who competes at Biology; Juliana who competes at Geoscience; Fannie who competes at Chemistry.

At least, this week I have semi-solved “Shuffle”, a problem from OSN 2010. :P

Following are my results from Open OSN:

  • 12 September: Open OSN 0 Session: 13:00-15:00
    Result: not bad because this is the practice session
  • 13 September: Open OSN 1st Session: 09:00-12:00
    Result: 170 from 360 (about 47.22%)
  • 13 September: Open OSN 2nd Session: 12:00-14:00
    Result: 290 from 600 (about 48.33%)
  • 14 September: Open OSN 3rd Session: 09:00-14:00
    Result: 180 from 400 (about 45%)


The official score is published and my results are:

  • 1st Session: 1900
  • 2nd session: 1160
  • 3rd session: 1800
  • TOTAL:  4860; which I get 8th rank from all contestant who follow OpenOSN. :)

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

VLV and Parachutes

29 August-4 September: Viva la Vida Week

On holidays, I work out my homework and then play computer games, work on school project about Photoshop, work on my website (which was still in development). I think this week is the week which I am very relax. No pressure. No conflict. Seems like “Coldplay – Stawberry Swing”:

People moving all the time
Inside a perfectly straight line
Don’t you wanna just curve away?
When it’s such, it’s such a perfect day
It’s such a perfect day

5-11 September: Parachutes Week

After the holidays are over, I encounter a tiring week. Each day I got an internal conflict with myself about joining OpenOSN or not. Each day I laugh and sigh. Each day I’m confused. My friends who joins OSN ask me to join OpenOSN, but the problem is how to get permission from the principal. Tomorrow, I will try to get it. But I’m not sure  I can get it, and that is the thing that make me confused.

This Sunday I must attend a seminar about NTU. On 12 September is the first day of OSN and OpenOSN, this day they want us to test their judging system for the next 2 days. On this day too Coldplay will release their second single titled “Paradise”. And 42 days after that on October 24, they will release their fifth studio album titled “Mylo Xyloto”. 13 September is the second day of OSN and OpenOSN which test us our logic, mathematics, and some programming skill. The last day of OSN and OpenOSN will test us deeply our programming skill (5 question- duration: 5 hours). Wish me luck for getting the permission and for OpenOSN. Thank you and “Coldplay – Don’t Panic”:

Oh, all that I know
There’s nothing here to run from
‘Cause yeah everybody here’s got somebody to lean on


This week I am busy, very busy. The last time I updated this blog was on Aug 17 which was a public holiday. On 15 until 23 Aug, I had a monthly exam. I predict my result for this exam will be good (of which I hope I get full mark on Maths and Physics). After the exam, I played chess (Chess Titans level 4),  and played C&C Yuri’s Revenge; after that I went for a nap. Overall this week until 23 Aug my days are good.

Starting from 24 August, I have trouble in sleeping which I don’t have on exam. 24 August evening, I present a “cooking demo” in my English tuition which my team got the worst result. 25 August is somewhat a nice day. 26 August, I had a chemistry lab session which my team didn’t finish the experiment before the time limit.

I hope 27 August will be a good day, tomorrow is the first day of Programming Club in this semester. Also, tomorrow I will go to Berastagi on the evening.

I make this week as “A Rush of Blood to the Head” week so everyday I listen to the songs from that album by Coldplay.

With friends, Bukit Kubu, Berastagi, Indonesia, 7 June 2011.

MSSC 2011

On 29 July 2011, I joined Medan School Scrabble Competition that was organized by LP3I. That day I skipped my classes (from morning until afternoon, I even skipped my tuition). Around 7 a.m. me and my friends (Leonard, Eko Widianto, Ricky Tionardy) who follows this competition has gathered in our class. 7.30: 2 others (Kevin and Novi) not yet came; I assume they don’t know where to gather, so we all find them in their class (XII IS-02).
Around 8.30 a.m. we’re already inside LP3I for reregistration. Around 8.50 a.m. they announced the schedule (which was 1st wave on 9am, 2nd wave on 10am; semi-final on 2pm). I and Eko was in the same table. Ricky and Kevin are scheduled for the 2nd wave. At 9.15, the competition starts. Time passes with lots of laughter in my table. My table is the latest to end the game (around 10.15). The results from the 1st wave are: Leonard, Novi, and Eko move to the semi-final, while from the 2nd wave, there are none moving to the semi-final.

Around 12, me, Eko, and Leonard, went to Pizza Hut to eat. We ordered “Sensasi Delight” packet. On 13, we came back to LP3I. On 13.45, they announced the tables for the semi-final. Unfortunately Novi went home because some reasons (which are not clear for me). Kevin also went home with Novi.

On 2.15, the semi-final round starts. While Eko and Leonard are playing in the semi-final round, I and Ricky waited patiently at the lobby. There are a big TV in the lobby, I watched the programmes (which are suitable for children, not me :P).

Around 3.30, we checked their game, and found that Eko and Leonard has lost the game. We talks for a while and them went back to Sutomo. Our journey today ends here.