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#EngPIC: Emojis Faces meaning

Hello fellas, what is your favorite emoticon? Emoticon or Emojis are changing the way we communicate. But do you really know the Emojis face meaning? We will discuss in today session.

Formely known as smileys and often confused with emoticons, emojis faces are used on SMS and Sosial media apps like Instagram and Whatsapp.

Overall the emojis that we usually use is divided into several sections. Here there are:

  1. Happy Face Emojis
  • Smiley Faces

Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes and Smiling Face are the most commonly used emojis. They simply denote happiness or positivity.

Infrequently, they may be used following a mild insult or criticism to remove some of the sting.

  • Other Smiley Faces

Smiling Face With Open MouthSmiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling EyesGrinning Face, and Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Tightly-Closed Eyes are similar to the two simpler smiley faces.

However, they are often used to express greater levels of happiness. A message with one of these emojis will normally be extremely positive. They are rarely used with an insult or criticism.

  • Smiling Face With Open Mouth and Cold Sweat

Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat similarly shows happiness, albeit with relief. Messages using this emoji often express joy at how a potentially negative event worked out.

For example, if you sent a message explaining that you just passed a difficult test or got the all clear from the doctor then you could use this emoji.

  • Face With Tears of Joy

Face With Tears Of Joy is used to show laughter. It’s commonly replaced “LOL” when someone sends a joke.

  • Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face
  • Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face is the latest iteration of “ROFL”

Upside-Down Face

Upside-Down Face implies you’re not being serious or are talking about something that seemingly makes no sense.

Zany Face

Zany Face also shows flippancy. Use this if something is silly but funny.

Smiling Face With Sunglasses

Smiling Face With Sunglasses is used to show coolness. It’s sometimes used tongue-in-cheek or can mean “deal with it”.

Flushed Face

Flushed Face shows embarrassment for an awkward situation or mistake. It is frequently used self-deprecatingly as a response to compliments.

Face Savoring Delicious Food

Face Savoring Delicious Food can be used in anticipation for, during, or after a tasty meal.

Nerd Face

Nerd Face shows intelligence or passion for a particular subject. It’s often used ironically.

Smirking Face With Starry Eyes

Smirking Face With Starry Eyes means you’re excited or starstruck, like when you’re anticipating meeting someone or doing something.

Face With Party Blower And Party Hat

Face With Party Blower And Party Hat is used when celebrating an event. It’s best used when it’s a friend’s birthday.

2. Flirty Face Emojis

Smirking Face

Smirking Face has strong sexual connotations. It normally accompanies sexual innuendos or suggestions.

Winking Face

Winking Face shows that the message was sent with humorous intent. Any message that accompanies a Winking Face should not be taken too seriously.

Similar to Smirking FaceWinking Face often accompanies suggestive messages.

Stuck-Out Tongue Faces

Face With Stuck-Out TongueFace With Stuck-Out Tongue And Winking Eye, and Face With Stuck-Out Tongue And Tightly-Closed Eyes are used interchangeably with Winking Face to show humor.

Relieved Face

Relieved Face is, as the name suggests, meant to indicate relief. However, it is mostly used to show contentment.

It can also, in response to a suggestive emoji, demonstrate aloofness or innocence.

Smiling Face With Halo

Smiling Face With Halo shows innocence. It can be used seriously or humorously. For example, this emoji would be appropriate when messaging your friends on a Friday to explain that you are staying at home for the night.

Devil Faces

Smiling Face With Horns and Imp can be used interchangeably to show naughtiness or mischievousness.

Because one is smiling and the other frowning, they show subtly different things. Smiling Face With Horns more frequently accompanies minor mischief or suggestive messages while Imp implies more malice.

Kissing Faces

Kissing FaceFace Throwing A KissKissing Face With Smiling Eyes, and Kissing Face With Closed Eyes are all used to show romance or affection. Face Throwing A Kiss is typically more romantic due to the small red heart.

The other three can also be used to show innocent whistling.

Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes

Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes shows love, adoration, or gratitude. It can be used towards a person, place, or thing.

Hugging Face

Hugging Face means you’re sending the recipient a virtual embrace.

3. Negative Face Emojis

Blank Faces

Neutral Face and Expressionless Face show a deliberate lack of emotion. They may be used to show that someone is unimpressed, indifferent, or awkward.

Unamused Face

Unamused Face expresses dissatisfaction or suspicion. This emoji doesn’t show true anger or sadness, but rather a subtly negative emotion. For example, if you are unhappy or dubious of someone’s excuse for why they are late, you could send this emoji.

Face With Cold Sweat

Face With Cold Sweat shows stress or hard work. It typically refers to a specific situation. Messaging a loved one to explain that you must stay late at the office would warrant this emoji.

Sad Faces

Pensive Face and Disappointed Face are the two main sad face emoji. Both convey a sense of sadness, remorse, regret, disappointment, or any similarly negative emotion.

Pleading Face

Pleading Face shows you’re asking for a favor. It’s the “puppy dog eyes” look, and is rarely used in serious situations.

Disappointed But Relieved Face

Disappointed But Relieved Face is generally used to show fear or hurt.

Crying Face

Crying Face is similar to Pensive Face and Disappointed Face. It shows a stronger sense of hurt than general sadness.

Loudly Crying Face

Loudly Crying Face is a stronger version of Crying Face. It shows hurt, pain, and upset. Unlike the other sad faces, it is often used ironically.

Worried Face

Worried Face shows shock, horror, disgust, and fear.

Grimacing Face

Grimacing Face similarly shows worry, embarrassment, or awkwardness. Use it if you’re apprehensive about a message.

Face With A Raised Eyebrow

Face With A Raised Eyebrow shows skepticism or disapproval—perfect for if you don’t believe someone’s excuse.

Face With Monocle

Face With Monocle also expresses doubt, as if you’re scrutinizing a message.

Lying Face

Lying Face depicts a nose growing, just like Pinocchio. Use sparingly if you think someone isn’t telling the truth.

Face Without Mouth

Face Without Mouth shows you’re speechless. It can be used ironically, but often means you don’t know what to say during an awkward conversation or dare not speak your mind when embarrassed or angry.

Zipper-Mouth Face

Zipper-Mouth Face could mean you can’t convey the right words right now. However, it’s more frequently used to show you can keep a secret.

Face With Exploding Head

Face With Exploding Head shows shock, telling the recipient that you’re blown away. It’s normally used in awe of something.

Face With Symbols Over the Mouth

Face With Symbols Over The Mouth naturally replaces a curse word. Use this to express annoyance or anger.

Tired Faces

Weary Face and Tired Face both show tiredness; however, they are often used to represent world-weariness and stress, as if you’re at the end of your tether.

Sleepy Face

Sleepy Face seldom represents tiredness. Instead, it shows that the sender is sick or unwell.

Sleeping Face

Sleeping Face is used instead of Sleepy Face to show drowsiness. It’s difficult to send a message when actually asleep.

Confused Faces

Confused Face and Confounded Face are used interchangeably to show confusion. Confused Face is also used to show awkwardness or an apology. If someone has to cancel plans, for instance, they could include this emoji.

Face With Look of Triumph

Face With Look Of Triumph is one of the most misused emoji. It’s commonly used to show anger or frustration rather than triumph—often ironically.

Angry Faces

Angry Face and Pouting Face both show anger, with the red Pouting Face the stronger of the two. Unlike Face With Look Of Triumph, they are seldom used humorously.

Persevering Face

Persevering Face shows you’re struggling with a situation, but carrying on through your frustration.

Shocked Faces

Frowning Face With Open Mouth and Anguished Face show shock, horror, and disappointment. They are often used as a lesser version of Pensive Face or Disappointed Face.

Scared Faces

Fearful FaceFace With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat, and Face Screaming In Fear all show varying levels of fear, ranging from slightly scared with Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat to outright terror with Face Screaming In Fear. They can all be used ironically.

4. Other Face Emojis

The Monkeys

See-No-Evil MonkeyHear-No-Evil Monkey, and Speak-No-Evil Monkey are used to show shock and embarrassment, mostly in a cheeky manner. Which specific monkey is used depends on the contents of the message.

Pile Of Poo

Pile Of Poo is almost always used humorously. It can replace a swear word or criticize a person or message.

5. Hand Symbol Emojis

Thumbs Up Sign

Thumbs Up Sign shows acceptance or agreement.

Thumbs Down Sign

Thumbs Down Sign shows rejection, dislike, or disagreement.

OK Hand Sign

OK Hand Sign shows acceptance, satisfaction, or that everything is OK. It can also be used to show that something is tiny or small.

Victory Hand

Victory Hand is more often used to represent the similar peace symbol. It shows coolness, relaxation, or satisfaction.

Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration

Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration, more commonly referred to as Praise Hands, is used to show support or appreciation.

Open Hands

Open Hands conveys openness and friendliness. It can also mean you’re sending a hug, similar to Hugging Face.

Person With Folded Hands

Person With Folded Hands, while not meant to be explicitly religious, is used to say thank you, or to show prayer or pleading. You could use it when asking for a favor.

Call Me Hand

Call Me Hand, despite its name, can have numerous meanings depending on context. It’s similar to a traditional telephone handset, so can indicate you want to talk to someone over the phone. Pilots also use it to wish each other good luck. And in Hawaiian culture, it’s known as the “Shaka” sign, meaning “hang loose”—an affectionate gesture indicating solidarity.

6. Heart Emojis

Red Heart

Red Heart is the classic love heart emoticon, expressing fondness, friendship, or romance.

Colored Hearts

Purple HeartYellow HeartGreen Heart, and Blue Heart are all similar to Red Heart; however, the target of their affection is normally related to the color of the heart. For example, Blue Heart is often used with sports teams who wear blue jerseys. Similarly, the Yellow Heart is associated with the sun and summer.

Broken Heart

Broken Heart is the ultimate expression of sadness. It can also be used ironically.

Emojis are forever evolving as a tool for communication and their meanings are still fluid. So, you should think carefully before using emojis in certain circumstances.


Written and compiled by @2013happyy for @englishtipsforyou  on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

#EngPic: Wholesome Images

Hi, fellas, how was your Monday? I hope it treated you well.

Mondays are always associated with the inclination to stay in bed while we actually have to start another week. Don’t you agree? Therefore, I would use today’s #EngPic session to share some wholesome images to lift up your spirit.

‘Wholesome’ is an adjective that means conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being. However, it changes meaning nowadays on the internet. Nowadays, we use the word ‘wholesome’ to describe an internet content that puts us in a good mood or makes us happy for simple reasons.

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Credit: James Fridman.


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Credit: Beth Evans.


Credit: Anonymous.


Credit: Anonymous.


Credit: Chuckdrawsthings.


Credit: RespectfulMemes.


Credit: Jeefseq.


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Credit: Lunarbaboon.


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Credit: Safely Endangered.

Abdullah Shoaib.jpg
Credit: Abdullah Shoaib.

Written and compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 26 August 2019.




#EngQuote: Quote from Indonesian National Heroes

Happy National Education Day, fellas! Let us all take a moment to be thankful for the quality of education that has brought us to where we are today.

Many Indonesian in the past did not quite have the privilege and access for good education like what we enjoy today, but that did not stop them to become intellectuals. Some even contributed to bring the end to the occupation in Indonesia. Therefore, I’d like to make today’s session a tribute to our national heroes by sharing their famous quotes that are related to education.

P.S.: I translated some of them from the original ones which are in Bahasa Indonesia, so feel free to correct the translation if it’s wrong.

“Learning without thinking is useless, but thinking without learning is very dangerous!” – Soekarno, first President of Indonesia.

Dr. Ir. H. Soekarno


“I’d volunteer to go to prison, as long as there are books, because with books I am free.” – Mohammad Hatta, first Vice-President of Indonesia.

Drs. H. Mohammad Hatta


“Only with education will we build our nation.” – Dewi Sartika, founder of the first school for women.

Dewi Sartika
Raden Dewi Sartika


“The purposes of education are to sharpen our wits, strengthen our will, and soften our senses.” – Tan Malaka, politician and activist.

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Tan Malaka


“Advancing in civilization requires advancing in both intelligence and character growth.” – Kartini, women’s rights activist.

Raden Adjeng Kartini


“Make a teacher out of everyone and a school out of every place.” – Ki Hajar Dewantara, first Minister of National Education of Indonesia and the national hero whose birthday we celebrate as National Education Day.

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Ki Hajar Dewantara


Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 2 May, 2018.


#EngVocab: Little picture story on time

It’s just about to be midnight in Jakarta, while the spring sun still shines in London…



Everyone seem to enjoy their afternoon in the park…



Oh, but is it afternoon? It’s 6.20 pm? I guess this is evening already…

You start to stop to look at the time by spring here, let alone the summer… the night seems far.


Yet, the time for the cherry blossoms won’t be for LONG they say…


As spring is still here, there is time to cherish it

Hope you like that little picture story, fellas – see if you can pick up different #EngVocab related to “time.” :)

Photos: admin documentation

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, April 18, 2015.



#EngVocab: Types of lights

This time, I will be sharing some #EngVocab on types of lighting and light bulbs. Of course those who have a house or wanted to decorate or structure their room, would want to have certain kind of lighting.

Types of lighting would include:

  1. Ambient lighting. Meaning: lighting with hidden light source, giving the room/interior a glow. Ambient on its own word means relating to its immediate surroundings or environment.


  1. Accent lighting. Meaning: direct lighting or a ‘highlighting’ which are used to light certain points of a room. Accent as a word on its own means a feature giving an emphasise towards a particular part of something.


  1. Task lighting. Meaning: lights used for daily activities so it has to be glare-free and giving visual clarity. Task here as a word means work that has to be done.


  1. Natural lighting. Meaning: this includes using light from the sunlight, candlelight and firelight. Natural here would mean something that comes naturally, either from nature such as sunlight or element of nature such as fire.


So those are the types of lighting, what about the types of light bulbs existing today?

  1. Tungsten. We almost use this one everywhere, it has a yellow colour effect.

tungsten light

  1. Spotlight. This bulb gives a focused white light. It seems that spotlight can be used for accent lighting.

spotlight light

  1. Halogen. This bulb gives almost like a natural daylight or “white light.” Halogen is also used in accent lighting, as it can be dimmed it is also possible to use it for ambient lighting.

halogen light

electric lighting

  1. Fluorescent. This bulb gives a flat and striking light, has different colours. Fluorescent lights also liked to be used by artists as their artwork medium picture.

fluorescent light

fluorescent artist

We also find the words Fluorescent and Tungsten in a camera setting e.g. indicating the white balance


So that’s it, fellas! I hope this #EngVocab article has been useful to you.

Pictures source: Google search

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, October 25, 2014

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#EngPic #EngQuiz: Guess the events!

Tema #EngPic #EngQuiz kali ini adalah nama-nama acara (events’ names)

Pemenang #EngPic #EngQuiz hari ini mendapatkan 1 (satu) buku kami “Things Your English Books Don’t Tell You” Publisher: @redaksipanda!

Syaratnya: menjawab semua pertanyaan paling cepat dan benar :)


Catatan: walaupun pertanyaannya berbahasa Indonesia, jawabannya harus berbahasa Inggris


Ready, fellas? :)



Q1. Judul pameran ini adalah “Disobedient Objects”. Dalam bahasa Inggris, apa arti “Disobedient Objects”?


Q2. Judul event ini adalah “New Cross Music Crawl”. Bisa dijelaskan apa maksud dari “Music Crawl”?


Q3. Judul dari pameran ini adalah “Museum of Broken Relationships”. Apa maksud dari judul tersebut?


Demikian pertanyaan2 #EngPic #EngQuiz kali ini! INGAT jawab dengan bahasa Inggris :)


Hints to the answers ada juga di #EngPic tersebut :)

Even though I said hints are in the pictures, but the answers should be your own answers…so..


The winner goes to…

…… @nsmeidianty :)

So here are the answers





A1. “@nsmeidianty: Disobedient object is object created by non-commercial designer and sometimes made with limited sources”

A2. “@nsmeidianty: a music show on the certain road that will present young musicians”

A3. “@nsmeidianty: a museum where we can see the emotional stories about love”


Once again, congratulations @nsmeidianty!

Satu buku “Things Your English Books Don’t Tell You” telah diberikan kepada @nsmeidianty! Cc @redaksipanda


  • Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on October 11, 2014

#EngPic #EngGame: Behind The Scene Vocabularies (From The Making of Harry Potter Films)

Hi fellas :) How’s your Saturday been? Is anyone here a fan of the Harry Potter movies? :)

Well do not worry if you do not like it, but the #EngGame today will be related to it :)

So, fellas have you heard of the Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter?


So The Making of Harry Potter studio is THE studio where Harry Potter movies are made all this time

It is in the Leavesden Studios, located just outside of London on a region called Hertfordshire

So, here are the rules of the #EngGame before we start

  1. Fill in the blank space (________) with appropriate word(s) based on the #EngPic provided
  2. As this will be like the “tour”, the first best answer will get a Retweet (RT) straight away, so think fast :D
  3. All answers have to be in English

So, are you ready for this #EngPic #EngGame? :D

Let’s start :D



Q1. The tour started by seeing the under the s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e set of the first Harry Potter movie.



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Q2. Each Harry Potter movie is an a _ _ _ _ _ _ n of the same titled b _ _ k


Q3. Things that excited us from the first movie, is the e _ _ _ _ _ _ e to the g _ _ _ _ h _ _ _


Q4. As we start the tour, there were names of the s _ _ _ _ _ w _ _ _ _ _ s

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Q5 (Related to Q4). They are responsible in creating the d _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s for the movies

Q6. There were also acknowledgements of the Executive Producers, Producers, and 4 D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s


Q7. There were also Cinematography, Art Direction, H _ _ _ & M _ _ _ U_ involved in these movies. Is the picture showing Bellatrix and Dumbledore’s h _ _ rs? Is this a M _ _ e U _ artist responsibility?

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Q8. Not to forget the Costume Design for the clothes that a _ t _ rs and act _ _ _ _ es wore.


Q9. Of course many variety of P _ _ ps were involved in this movie

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Q10. Some are a _ i _ _ _ _ d and some are still props, and some combined with v _ _ _ _ l effects


Q11.There are things you can try out like riding on a b _ o _ _ st _ _ _ and trying wand cho _ _ _ g _ _ phy

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Q12. There are lots of sets like Dumbledore’s o _ _ _ ce, and ind_ _ r s _ t of Diagon Alley

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Q13. You can see every d _ ta _ _ of the props, designs, sets used in the Harry Potter movies


Q14. Even before details are created, the process is already so detailed such as these paper m _ d _ _ s








Yes it’s -> A1. “@christyaneggy: staircase”

Correct -> A2. “@yifanescence: adaptation, book”

:D -> A3. “@alyaans: entrance, great hall”

Yep :) -> A4. “@rizky_paramitha: screenwriters”

:D -> A5. “@alifiaaaRR: dialogues”

Correct -> A6. “@riszkaindriani: Directors”

Yay, you got it :) -> A7. “@nandasept: hair & make up”

Yep -> A8. “@christyaneggy: actors and actresses”

Correct :) – > A9. “@alifiaaaRR: props”

Yep -> A10. “@almasyukri: animated, visual”

:) -> A11. “@ninuut: broomstick, choreography”

Correct :) -> A12. “@almasyukri: office, indoor set”

Yep :) -> A13. “@haniim: detail”

Correct :) -> A14. “@yifanescence: models”


So, that’s it fellas :) I hope you had fun with the #EngPic #EngGame session :D

You fellas are great! You answered almost as quickly as the wind! :D Great job! And thank you so much for your participation :)


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Devember 6, 2014

#EngPic: 20 Things About Autumn?

Hiya Fellas, I hope you have a great day so far. Autumn approaches in the northern side of the earth. Do you know what autumn is? I found this #EngPic once and it does reflect Autumn quite well.


(Source: Found in Facebook/Tumblr)

See if you recognise any of the vocabularies. Do you know what they mean?

Autumn is….

“Season after summer and before winter a.k.a fall season” – @melvamelpuss

Try answer these next questions to test your knowledge on these vocabs!


  1. No. 18 says “crunchy leaves,” does that mean you can eat it?
  2. No. 2 says “no sweat, no frost bite” does that mean you will not be sweating or get frozen?
  3. No. 4 is about the “brisk breeze,” is that about the wind?
  4. No. 3 says “colourful leaves,” does it mean they are not green?
  5. “Bon fires,” what are they?


1. “noooo haha.” – @miekenafff

“Daun kering…” = @Djachsan

2. “It’s warm.” – @betharihani

3. “Brisk breeze is talking about the wind, i.e. in Indonesian ‘angin sepoi.'” – @rizky_paramitha

4. “Most of them turn red, orange and yellow.” – @betharihani

5. “Api unggun.“ – @Djachsan

“A fire when we’re do camping.” – @Yusuke3192:

That’s it for the answers! Thank you for the contributions! I hope you had fun!

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on September 13, 2014




#EngPic: “School of Accent” artworks

So fellas, ready for the #EngPic session? :D Here it goes!

Recently London was filled with art institutions/academies’ exhibitions showcasing students works. It occurs every summer.

One of the things I found from the MFA Fine Art show in Goldsmiths are these artworks

School of Accent I_1school of accent II_1The “School of Accent I” consisted of a screen with school chairs and a menu

School of Accent I_2

The menu is a dvd interactive menu, so you have to choose it using the remote control.

I was so curious, so I tried, I chose one of them. And this came up.

School of Accent I_3

It turns out the choices were usernames of people that the artist interviewed. The one I chose came from South Africa.

The person talked about what the South African accent is like and how it sort of relates to British accent.

School of Accent I_4

The “School of Accent II” consisted a clip of her giving some sort of presentation..

School of Accent II_4

Throughout it, a British man was commenting on her pronunciations. Every word commented, it became like this

School of Accent II_3

So here the British man commented on her accents. Correct on the things she pronounced not quite right. Commenting on how she talks.

It’s interesting how she chose this performance/installation way of making an artwork with the title “School of Accent”

Are fellas confused of what’s going on? Is it really an artwork? How is it an artwork? Let us know what you think :)

Remember this session we had on “Grammar” … ? Is it something to do with it? What’s your view as an audience?

@GiboSinatra: does it sound like british? Thought SA also speak with French” Yes it does actually, interestingly :)

“@Ferverferver: awesome!”

Might be a challenging Q: If you are in Ting’s position, would you ever make an artwork about English accents? Or any other accents?

Well I hope you enjoyed the #EngPic session :) Who knows it can inspire some of you to do artworks related to languages :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on July 12, 2014

#EngPic: Indonesian Events in England

Hi fellas :) I hope you had a good Saturday so far :D

Did you know that outside of Indonesia there are Indonesian cultural events going on?

And in England, it is no exception :D Here are some #EngPic that admin would like to share how our culture are shown in the English land :)

First up, guess who was in Trafalgar Square :D This square is a very iconic landmark in London, England


Year 2014 is the first time Indonesia get to share their culture in Trafalgar Square. Many countries have done the same, even yearly!

Trafalgar Square is dedicated to the Battle of Trafalgar hence Nelson’s column is in the middle as he led the battle.

Which you can see it standing behind the stage. From here you can also see Big Ben. “Hello Indonesia” is the name of the event.

Beside performances, there were Indonesian food and crafts being sold by Indonesian representatives from Indonesia and England.

Representatives & workshops all shared our uniqueness on unity and diversity. It was a colourful day in Trafalgar Square :)

I think the highlight would be the crowd “dangdutan” in the ending in front of the famous National Gallery :D


There are so many photos that could be shared but I think @londonfriend has the best photos for our #EngPic -> :D

Besides in Trafalgar Square, Nottingham University’s Indonesian Student Society held their yearly “Indofest” on site

While “Hello Indonesia” was by the Indonesian Embassy and Governmental institutes, “Indofest” was held by Indonesian students in UK

It has food and crafts being sold, performances, Indonesian games, sports, Batik workshop, and photo exhibition #EngPic

Surprisingly, as the #EngPic shows, not only kids get to play “balap karung”, the adults too :D


There were a lot of stands and people, you also can see the smoke of the satay grilling from here :)


See if you can guess what’s on the right pocket of the bag? :D I really miss it now :( it was sold for £1!


To be honest, these kind of events are bringing home closer to those who are far and it promotes Indonesia more and more :)

Just like what this #EngPic says :) Photo by @yantiyanto


And on that note, who wouldn’t resist a tipat cantok and cendol drink with ketan XD Photo by @yantiyanto


So that’s it for our #EngPic today :) I really hope you enjoyed the session :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on June 21, 2014

Photo sources: @daedonghae and @yantiyanto



#EngPic: London Transport (2)

Those who have looked up or know about London, it has a real famous Routemaster’s Red Bus

Or known as the red double decker bus that has stairs on the back

The real Routemaster Red Bus has been discontinued since 10 years ago due to its engines


Routemaster bus on route 159 drives over Westminster Bridge in London


Since then, the famous you-can-jump-in-from-the-back bus hardly seen on the roads of London

These ones existed instead, along the previous Routemaster ones if they are still around



Yet, hope comes back when a new version and I guess much friendlier engines were produced

They look like this one, interesting isn’t it?



In this new Routemaster bus we can go in through three doors, one on the front, the middle and the back as it has two sets of stairs

Unlike the ordinary ones it has only one sets of stairs and you can only come in through the front

Note: London never misses a person not paying their use of transport, you have to show a valid ticket to travel

But lately admin has been spotting this one, and look what it says :D


Apparently it is to celebrate the Year of the Bus – 2014 :)

I hope you all have enjoyed the session!


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 24, 2014





#EngPic: London Transport (1)

So it is Saturday evening, anyone up for a little #EngPic session? :)

Has anyone heard of the train network in London such as the Underground? Or the red bus? The routemaster?

I could not agree more “@septiaanrml: I knew! They said train network in London is so confusing”

Well all of the transports in London is called Transport for London or abbreviated to TfL.

These are the many tube/train lines that existed in London also description on some symbols:


This is what the map looks like and it is quite complicated as @septiaanrml said before. Here is a preview:


So in this map, you can see the different lines’ colours being used to show which train line passes where.

In a station you would find one of these, can you guess what it is?


@pitrooy: that should be station too :))” yes it is :) this would the symbol for an Overground Station..

@wibybiw: Underground!!!! ” not quite! It is for the overground, a red circle would be for the underground :)

Yep, this is the complete right answer :D “@sofyanlich: The sign of no smoking, the sign of way out and the name of its station”

@IsJustYoga1: i want it!!” You want the map? :)

In every station you would find one of these to make sure you get off on the right station :)

You will always find one of these too, what do you think it is?


In London we travel using a card named Oyster so this is a reminder to how to use it :)

So there you go our #EngPic session for today! I hope you had fun! Sorry for the delay that occurred

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on February 22, 2014

#EngPic: Good Grammar Graffiti?

Graffiti or a mural might not be a good thing for some, but how many times have you found it grammatically wrong?

So today’s #EngPic is the good grammar graffiti/mural session and why not try answer the questions along with it :)



1. Always Living in Harmony – why not “always live in harmony”?

Graffiti Ad 2

2. Stop Driving – why not “stop drive”?


3. Smash the system – why not “crash the system”?


4. Keep Smiling – why not “keep smile”?


5. God Listens – why not “God listen”?


So I think they are all grammatically right… but what do you think? Can you answer the questions, fellas? :)

Sadly these are the only #EngPic I could share today, why not try answer no. 1? :) “@ChatrineClarisa: tweet morree!!.. It’s fun. :)”





Thank you for answering fellas :) I got all the answers now! Let’s see what fellas have to say :D

A1. “@dian_tenan: gerund kah ? *soktau*” Yes, you are right :)

A1.”@Ajannaka: because living is gerund as a subject.”Always living in harmony” is a phrase. Using “live” would need a subject.”

A1. “@Zurich_05: Gerund after preposition”

A2. “@AstriSusianti: Stop is a verb that is usually followed by gerund.”

A2. “@CepriMaulana: because after stop must be followed by gerund, right?” Yes, you’re right :)

A2. “@IzazakiaPutra: because double verb is not allowed to occur in English grammar since it’s unfit”

A3. “@oneworldwill: they use “smash’ means to destroy something. Smash is more make sense.”

A3. “@oneworldwill: maybe because “crash” means to collide with something…”

A3. “@paopao1712: smash: to destroy,,there is no ‘crash the system'”

A4. “@oneworldwill: keep is always followed by GERUND if it means doing something continuously not store or save them.”

A4. “@_greenapple7: kata keep harus diikuti + v-ing .”

A4. “@ChatrineClarisa: because keep and smile are both infinitive and they can’t be combined. So change “smile” into a gerund.”

A5. “@_mommymemo_: cause GOD belongs to the third singular person so must using es/s in their verb.. :D”

A5. “@fitri_anita: because subject is singular, so the verb should be added by “-s/-es””

Well done fellas for your contributions :) They are so helpful and I hope this #EngPic session has been helpful too! I hope you had fun :D


@fyulinanto: Isn’t “smile” kind of noun? And gerund = noun ?

@ChatrineClarisa: @fyulinanto smile is a verb, not a noun. So we have to change it into a gerund to use it as a noun .

<- “Smile” can be a noun as well but in this case “smile” is not a noun following the word “keep” @fyulinanto@ChatrineClarisa. PS: Mau tahu lebih banyak tentang “Keep Smiling”? Cek sesi tgl 28/04 kami bersama @KenalLinguistik :)#EngQAs


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on May 3, 2014


Picture sources:

Goldsmiths Leaflet 2013

#EngGame: Clothes Vocabulary

Hello, fellas! Today is #EngGame day! Your clothes vocab will be needed in this game ;)

In this game, I will post some pictures of some people. You’ll have to explain what that person is wearing. Okay?

Let’s start!

1. What is this person wearing?


2. What is this person wearing?


3. What is this person wearing?


4. What is this person wearing?


5. What is this person wearing?


6. What is this person wearing?


7. What is this person wearing?


8. What is this person wearing?


  1. Answer: Green parka, grey t-shirt, black leggings, cream boots
  2. Answer: Tuxedo
  3. Answer: Fedora hat, black t-shirt and black jeans
  4. Answer: Grey pullover and dark blue jeans
  5. Answer: White t-shirt, short silver dungaree, black leggings
  6. Answer: Grey tank top and black short pants
  7. Answer: Black tank top, black leather jacket, pink tutu skirt and black leggings
  8. Answer: Plaid shirt, hat, blue jeans

How was the game, fellas? Did you guess all correctly? Hehe. Hopefully it could be useful for you J

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on January 8th, 2014.

#EngGame #EngPic #EngVocab: desserts

Hello, fellas! Who’s hungry? I am.. Hehe. If you’re not, I’m gonna make you! If you love desserts then this is the #EngGame you should join.

Here’s how to play the #EngGame: I will give you pictures of desserts and you will have to guess the names. Easy, right? So let’s start! :D


1. What’s the name of this dessert?


2. What’s the name of this dessert?


3. What’s the name of this dessert?


4. What’s the name of this dessert?


5. What’s the name of this dessert?


6. What’s the name of this dessert?

vanilla cupcake 2

7. What’s the name of this dessert?


8, What’s the name of this dessert?


9. What’s the name of this dessert?


10. What’s the name of this dessert?


11. What’s the name of this dessert?


12. What’s the name of this dessert?


13. What’s the name of this dessert?


14. What’s the name of this dessert?


15. What’s the name of this dessert?


16. What’s the name of this dessert?


17. What’s the name of this dessert?


18. What’s the name of this dessert?



  1. ice cream.
  2. cookies.
  3. brownies.
  4. candies or sweets.
  5. (chocolate) cake.
  6. cupcakes.
  7. waffles.
  8. donuts.
  9. pudding.
  10. muffins.
  11. pie.
  12. pastries.
  13. banana split.
  14. macaroons.
  15. (chocolate almond) toffee.
  16. frozen yogurt.
  17. banana fritters (aka pisang goreng).

Source: Desserts and Sweets Vocabulary Word List

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on November 18, 2013

#EngGame #EngPic #EngVocab: cooking instructions

Hello, fellas. How are you? Who celebrated Islamic New Year today or perhaps last night? Did you do anything interesting? :)

Whatever you did today, make sure you end it with participating in our today’s #EngGame. If you love cooking, then you should! :D

Today’s #EngGame category: cooking instruction. I’ll give you pictures of cooking instructions & you have to guess the verbs (V1/V-ing). :)

Before we start, here’s an example. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


@Putrindhw: boil…”


1. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


2. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?

General Mills Advertising

3. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


4. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


5. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


6. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


7. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


8. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


9. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


10. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


11. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


12. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


13. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


14. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


15. What is the cooking verb described in this picture?


16.  What is the cooking verb described in this picture?




  1. fry.
  2. bake.
  3. cut.
  4. grill.
  5. peel.
  6. grate.
  7. whisk.
  8. slice.
  9. stir-fry.
  10. add.
  11. drain.
  12. stir.
  13. steam.
  14. knead.
  15. pour.
  16. chop.

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on November 5, 2013


#EngGame #EngPic #EngVocab: beach & sea creatures

Fellas, in the past few days I spent my afternoon going to this place (guess!). Today, let’s play #EngGame about it!


DYK? We can’t only find fish at the beach, but also other creatures. In the #EngGame you will have to guess their names based on the images.

1. What is it called in English?

starfish32. What is it called in English?

2909063. What is it called in English?

Coral-Reefs-sea-life-114579_700_10424. What is it called in English?

normal_Laticauda-colubrina-35. What is it called in English?

jelly-fish-jill-buschlen6. What is it called in English?

Palaemon_serratus_Croazia7. What is it called in English?

Snails-457x3058. What is it called in English?

beach-crab-ocean-lg 9. What is it called in English?

sea-anemone-410. What is it called in English?

mussel11. What is it called in English?

Ulva lactuca, Spiddal, Co. Galway12. What is it called in English?


13. What is it called in English?

giant-clam_541_600x45014. What is it called in English?

Johnsons_sea_cucumber15. What is it called in English?

barnacles16. What is it called in English?

O_aculeataRag183_Web17. What is it called in English?


Thank you for guessing the names of the beach/ sea creatures whose images I just shared. Now it’s time to check your answers!


  1. starfish.
  2. octopus.
  3. coral.
  4. sea snake.
  5. jellyfish.
  6. shrimp.
  7. sea snail.
  8. crab.
  9. anemone.
  10. mussel.
  11. green algae or sea lettuce.
  12. sea urchin.
  13. clam.
  14. sea cucumber.
  15. barnacle.
  16. brittle star.
  17. horseshoe crab.

Thank you for your participation in #EngGame today. I hope we all learned something. Before I go, I have a message for all of you. :)

Indonesia has so many beautiful beaches. If you live near the beach, visit it, enjoy it, preserve it, & cherish it while you have it. :)

Beaches in big cities in Indonesia are usually too polluted to be enjoyed. Where is the pollution from? The mainland, rivers, waters.

So if you still want to enjoy beaches near you & meet those beautiful creatures, it’s very important to keep your environment clean. :)

Source: The Beach at Enchanted Learning

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on October 22, 2013








#EngVocab #EngPic: types of meat

Hello, fellas! How are you? And how was your Eid ul-Adha celebration (if you were celebrating)? Or how was your holiday in general today? :)

Speaking of Eid ul-Adha, I think it’s the best time to talk about types of meat and how we say them in English. Interested?

So here they are, fellas, types of meat and how we say them in English, with pictures.

1. Beef: the meat from a cow.


2. Chicken: the meat of a chicken.


3. Pork: the meat from a pig.

Porterhouse Style Center Cut Pork Chops

4. Crabmeat: the meat from a crab.


5. Duck: the meat of a duck.


6. Lamb: the meat from a young sheep.


7. Turkey: the meat of a turkey.


8. Mutton: the meat from an adult sheep.


9. Goose: the meat of a goose.


10. Goat meat: the meat of a goat.


11. Poultry: meat from birds such as chickens.


12. Bacon: meat from a pig that is treated with smoke/salt, and is often cooked in rashers (= thin pieces).


13. Rabbit: the meat from a rabbit.

raw meat rabbit

14. Veal: meat from a young cow.


15. Venison: the meat from a deer.


16. Mince/ground beef: meat, especially beef, that has been cut into very small pieces using a machine.


17. Meatball: meat that is cut into very small pieces, shaped into a ball, and cooked.


18. Stewing steak: beef (= meat from a cow) that is suitable for cooking in a stew. e.g. rawon meat.

stewing beef

19. Ham: the meat from the top part of the back legs of a pig, preserved using salt or smoke.


Questions and Answers

  1. Q@morends: are chopped meat, mince, and ground beef the same? | A. According to this …, chopped meat, mince, and ground beef are the same. :)
  2. Q@JTob135: come on That’s minced beef shaped like ball.. | A. That’s the western version of meatball. Now, this is the Indonesian version of meatball. :)
  3. Pentol
  4. Q@mosi_chan: Indeed! So Bakso is not meatball kecuali kl ga ad kuah | A. Yes, bakso = meatball soup. :)
  5. Q@kiev_artc: Mince or minced? | A. Mince = noun; minced = adjective. Minced meat = this is correct. :)
  6. Q@ardinirmala: Lhoh mince itu bukan verb yak? | A. one word can have more than one meaning. Feel free to check your dictionary. :)
  7. Q@JTob135: I thought Mutton is for Goat and Lamb is for sheep.. if you shop in U.S supermarket Mutton is for Goat meat | A. mutton and goat meat are used interchangeably. Different parts of the world call meat from goat/sheep with different names. :)

Source: Types of meat on Macmillan Dictionary

All pictures are taken from Google Images. Drag and drop an image to search for its source.

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on October 15, 2013