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#EngTrivia: Random facts about Ramadhan

Hello, fellas! How are you today? Got any good news to share? Anyway, in less than two weeks, Ramadan will come to an end. I really don’t know what to feel about that.

But I think it’s not too late to share some random facts about Ramadan from all over the world. Today I will share some random facts about Ramadhan! Feel free to chime in at any time!

  1. In Indonesia, the time from Fajr until Iftar is approximately 13 hours. While in the Scandinavia, it takes as long as 21 hours!
  2. While in Argentina and Chile, fasting only lasts for about 9 hours.
  3. In Saudi Arabia, Iftar is completely free in Masjid al-Haram. The government and the donors have to provide at least USD 134.000 every day! It’s about 1.8 billion in Rupiah.
  4. Many countries have their own special menu for iftar, but dates are universally the fast-breaking food of choice.
  5. Because of the difference between Hijri year and the traditional solar year, Ramadan falls earlier each year.
  6. Most dieticians would agree that fasting is not an effective diet plan. The slow metabolism often gives way to binge eating at night.
  7. In certain countries, Muslims that are caught not fasting during Ramadhan can be sentenced to time in prison!

Well, I guess that’s it for now, Fellas! See ya!

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, June 24, 2016

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#EngTips: Things to do after a terrorist attack

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Jakarta terror on 14th of January 2016 is a wake-up call for all of us, that terrorism can happen anywhere and anytime. But, fear is not the answer to fight with terrorism. If you are scared, the terrorists win! We should refuse to lose.

Slide1.jpgBear in mind that prior to wishing to win, you need to defeat your own fear. How do we avoid fear? Simple, don’t spread the fear. Other than that, we have 9 tips for you to do after an urban terrorists attack. Here they are:

  1. Follow news updates from most trusted account, say @DivHumasPolri. Wait for official press release. Don’t assume.
  2. Peruse the information carefully. Read the article, not solely the title. Title doesn’t always represent the whole body of the article.
  3. Love yourself. Avoid the casualty. Never ever try to be close to the premises only for selfies. Make yourself a smaller target.
  4. When tweeting and retweeting a tweet, ask to yourself: “Is it important?”
  5. Stay positive and stop blaming. Your negative comments will not help. We need to get back on we were together.
  6. Trust our emergency officials. They are working their best for us to provide security for you. Don’t let the terrorists separate us because of you being cynical.
  7. Take care of each other. Don’t be afraid. We need to hand in hand pass this terror. We’ve successfully passed Bali Bombings , Kuningan, etc. This shall pass too.
  8. Be cooperative and monitor your community. Should you see or hear any suspicious movement/information, call the officials.
  9. Stay alert. Avoid the similar crime scene. Since Jakarta attack 2016 happens mostly around the Sarinah, then avoid shopping centre.

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Those are the 9 tips for things you need to do after a terrorist attack that we have successfully compiled for you.

Pic by: blogs.tribune.com.pk

 

Compiled and written by @wisznu at @EnglishTips4u on Thursday, January 14, 2016

 

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#EngGame: The Poem Game!

Hello fellas.. How are you? How’s your end of April 2013? Hot enough? Do you want to play a poem #EngGame this evening? :D

Basically I am going to give you a sentence to start with and then…

Fellas have to continue it and had to rhyme with the last word of the previous sentence :) At some point it could be the admin

The best sentence picked will be the continuing sentences, we will stop at 10th sentence, how does that sound?

Great! The sentence you make can be as random as you can! But still makes sense and no rude words, please :) Let’s start!

1. As I take a cut down the steep road, I saw

(You can start continuing it fellas! Make sure it rhymes with the last word :))

2. @Rharrys: I’m looking for my cat for all I see is only a scarecrow 

(Now make a sentence that rhymes with “scarecrow”… oooooooo)

3. @13njet: I walked again and i found a good bow

(Admin continues 4th sentence)

4. Calm my dear and I’ll lead you, the bow seemed to talk to me

(Now continue the 4th sentence which rhymes with “me” :))

5. @ririrosyidah: don’t take it, or the sky will look so gloomy

(Continue it rhyming with “gloomy” fellas :) I’m going to pick fellas contribution for sentence 6 and 7, before I reveal the 8th)

6. @putrajakarta: moonlight reveals the true colour, it’s scary

7. @pottract: I’ve got to stop before I hurt my tummy

8. I said “NO!” to the bow and throw it to an approaching shadow

(9th sentence has to rhyme with “shadow” :))

9. @amalianadiene: i saw a unicorn passing through my window

(And the next one I think this suits 10 and the ending)

10. @peppyispeppy: enjoy your life and let it flow

So what do you think fellas? Hard? Weird? Confused? :D

@13njet: Li’l bit confused at first. Haha <- But you did good!! Everyone did good!! Was hard to choose actually :)

@anggastanadia: if you read all 10 sentences, it makes a weird story haha :p  <- That’s sort of the aim XD it’s a poem #EngGame after all :D

@putrajakarta: give us the theme so it’s gonna be easier… For example: love, friendship, death, etc < – Good idea! :D Thanks! Will note it!

:D -> @masyoza: that was fun :D

Really? Cool! -> @tionovita: my teacher always gives me the same quiz :)

Wow that’s cool! -> @tionovita: sure! :) at the pronunciation class’.

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on April 30, 2013