Tomboan Ngawonggo Tourism


On April 24, 2017, the youths in the Ngawonggo area, Tajinan sub-district, tried to preserve a site that had been discovered for a long time. The Ngawonggo site is a Patirtaan site which is claimed to be a place or means of worship and purification during the Kadiri and Singosari period according to the cultural heritage of East Java. On the other hand there are also opinions from historians if this site existed at the time of Mpu Sendok. Initially the aim of the youth in this area was to preserve the Ngawonggo site but due to the large number of visitors from various cities, the youth and residents of Nanasan formed a Tourism Awareness group to provide facilities for visitors to the Ngawonggo site.

On March 15, 2020 the Sadar Wisata group provided spices as a treat for visitors. These spices are transformed into various kinds of ‘tomboan’ or what we usually call herbal drinks ranging from roselle tea, secang, to a mixture of various kinds of spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cloves, lemongrass and cardamom which are taken from villages around the site. This effort is increasingly being made a priority for the preservation of the Ngawonggo site and as a means of empowering the communities around the site. In this case the Ngawonggo site is still in the status of not yet being inaugurated by the local government. So, the management of the Ngawonggo and Tomboan sites comes from the Asih Box results given by visitors. So visitors to the Ngawonggo site are free of entry fees and can enjoy the treats provided there by putting money as much as they want in the Asih Box. The treats provided there besides tomboan are various traditional cakes such as Gethuk, Cenil, Lopes, to heavy foods such as corn rice and botok. Here, the main ingredient of the treats provided is none of the originating from animals, so take it from plants.

Kotak asih (love box) is a facility provided by Sadar Wisata youth as capital or acquisition from visitors to this place. The part that provides the love box is the kitchen and parking area. The love box in the kitchen is a sign of gratitude for the treats provided, while the love box provided is in the parking lot as a token of gratitude for providing a place for visitor vehicles. The existence of this love box is not intended to take advantage of the tomboan tour because the visitors are considered as guests. So, as a good host, he must treat his guests as well as possible as if he were giving the real they deserved. However, as well as visitors (guests) must behave like guests, namely maintaining good manners, disposing of trash in its place and returning items that have been used to their original place such as glasses, plates and teapots.

The number of visitors to Tomboan tourism every day is around 100 people. However, if it is a holiday (Saturday and Sunday) the visitors can reach more than 100 people because many people are riding a pancal to stop by to taste the food and see the site. Visitors can visit tomboan tours at any time because these tours are open 24 hours. However, the treats can be sampled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day except on Thursday because many of the treat providers have activities around their residence. The Ngawonggo site area consists of 6 different types of ponds for different levels. And on Friday nights, many visitors (local residents) bring offerings as a form of respect in the Ngawonggo site area. There is also a prohibition for visitors who are menstruating not to enter the site area.

Many people think that this place has received government intervention because it is seen from the history of the place, namely the relics of the Kadiri and Singosari kingdoms or Mpu Sendok. So, a place like this must be the government that manages it. In fact, this place has not been inaugurated and is still managed independently by the local community.

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Ifatun Nisak


How do cigarettes affect the body?

In this days, we can easily find people who smoke around us whether it is regular cigarettes or e-cigarettes. But do you know what cigaretta is? A cigarette is a narrow cylinder containing a psychoactive substance, usually tobacco, which is rolled into thin paper for smoking. Most cigarettes contain a “reconstituted tobacco” product known as a “sheet”, which is made up of a “stickrecycled [tobacco] sticks, scraps, leftovers, and floor cleaners, to which glue, chemicals, and fillers are added. The product is then sprayed with nicotine extracted from tobacco residue, and formed into curls.
The use of cigarettes is less in developed countries but different in developing countries from year to year the more the use of cigarettes is also made.
Cigarette has so many disadvantages but not just it cigarette has advantage also to the body.
the following advantage and disadvantage from cigarettes.
Advantages of smoking. First, peer group acceptance if peers smoke. Said the smokers if they become smokers they can also be accepted in their environment. No difference. They can become a unity in diversity. When they are accepted they can make good relationships with friendsother.
Second, effective weight loss aid. With smoking they can reduce the risk of obesity.
Third, increased performance in tasks that require. The more tasks they have, they can finish all the cigarettes too. Because these cigarettes can accompany smokers in carrying out their tasks.
Fourth, concentration. With this cigarette smokers get good concentration in doing their job and this will have an impact on the final result of the task.
Fifth, relieve stress. The smokers believe that while using cigarettes they can relieve the stress they have.
Sixth, some smokers really enjoy the taste. This is an excuse that is often cited by smokers. That is why smokers love cigarettes so much.
They like the taste. But, I think one of these cigarette formulas has nicotine. So, they can get addicted to this cigarette because of its nicotine content.
The disadvantage of smoking are much more.
First, cigarette smoke causes several diseases such as cancer it can be Lung Cancer, Throat Cancer,Oral Cancer,
and Many other cancers due to tobacco use
Second, asthma. Cigarette smoke can make smokers get asthma as well as interfere with breathing.
Third, decreased lung function. Smokers will lose their lung function due to smoking.
Fourth, decreased acceptance by non-smoker colleagues. We know that smoking has a lot of bad effects and some people don’t like people using cigarettes, especially in public places because it will also affect passive smoking.
Five, The smell of smoke left on the body and clothes. Cigarette smoke produces an unpleasant odor and will disturb some people around smokers.
Six, reduced ability to exercise due to inability to breathe. Smokers will have less ability to breathe if they are constantly smoking.
In essence, cigarette smoke has advantages and disadvantages. But it turns out that cigarette smoke has more disadvantages than just advantages. So, I hope that if you want to smoke, avoid public places because it will disturb others. Maybe cigarettes have some advantages but it must be remembered that cigarettes have more disadvantages. better avoid used cigarettes to maintain our health and others.
thank you
Ifatun Nisak

tips for building friendships in a new environment:

Are you shy, and find it difficult to build friendships.
Consider the following tips to make you more confident in building friendships in a new environment.

Here are tips for building friendships in a new environment:

1. Be confident, calm down, inhale and think positively to try to start a conversation early.
2. Look for new trends to start a conversation. if you don’t find it. So, try to ask about them.
3. Do not ask questions whose answer is inactive such as Yes or no. Try to make open-ended questions so that they tell about their activity like how …
4. After you have had a good conversation. you have to be a good listener not only be a listener but you have to focus more on them.
5. Use body language that shows how you interact with them. in addition, you should use eye contact to make your body language more meaningful.
6. try to frequently interact with other people. When you often interact with people, you will be confident and not feel nervous or insecure in front of new people in a new environment.

Every environment there are new people. New people give new experiences.
Try to make friends, share everything with each other and be meaningful. Hope it is useful😉.

 Thank you

Ifatun Nisak

Junk or Fast Food?

What is on your mind when you hear Junk Food? What is junk food? Why do people state that junk food is dangerous for our health? And why even though junk food danger for our body. people tend to choose Junk Food? According to Wikipedia Junk Food is a term for food containing high levels of calories from sugar and/ or fat with less protein, vitamins or minerals. From the definition, we can conclude that is why Junk Food is dangerous to consume regularly because of less of important nutrition for our body. In addition, Junk Food also called as a food trash. It means that what is the inside of Junk Food is unimportant for our health. When Junk Foods touch our tongue taste delicious but further the effect cannot be directly seen in short period. Junk Food is rich of cholesterol, sugar, calories and more. Instead of eating the dangerous food like Junk Food, we have to avoid that.

The millennial tends to choose Junk Food because of its fastest process and serve. It doesn’t take a long time to serve. Most important, Junk Food has become very accessible now, more than ever. With one of numerous food delivery apps, they can get Junk Food with a single click. Hamburger, Hot dog, Sandwich, Pizza and so forth are kinds of Junk Food. The main characteristic of Junk food is getting energy levels instantly. The regular habit in our society is to delay the breakfast hour. In the morning workers don’t have time to breakfast so, they think if they eat Junk Food will make them full than eat rice.

All of things in this world have the advantages and disadvantages include Junk Food. First thing that we would like to discuss is the advantages of Junk Food. Actually, the advantages of Junk Food are depend on the consumer and they needs. For example, if we have a moment or agenda like meeting, wedding, or other agenda we can serve Junk Food. The minimum process is needed for our important moment. The laziness which can come anytime might be the reasonable way to choose Junk Food. But, keep paying attention that “how often we consume Junk Food?” so serve it properly in your daily need.

In the other hand, Junk Food also has a disadvantages. In this prologue I’ve mentioned that Junk Food can cause many diseases because it’s component which rich of sugar and oil. Consequently, Junk Food that have 1000 calories or more can easily make you gain weight, which increases your chances of developing clogged arteries and high blood pressure. Several diseases cause of eating a lot of Junk Food are:
· Stomach related problem.
· Weakness and fatigue
· Tension
· Heart disease
· Bad effect on the brain (our memory starts weakening).
Those diseases can be felt recently but later can be known after our body get getting weak and it is going to be serious problem in the following time. Let’s take a chance to live better with consuming healthy food such as vegetables, fruits, and homemade meal. It is better than we just consume Junk Food all day. We must aware that our health is important. If, we are healthy automatically we can feel happy and always have super power to get through the days. One of researcher said that people who always happy are people who wise to choose what they eat and keep their healthy body by avoiding dangerous foods. Another researcher argued that we are what you eat. It means we become what we have eaten before. If we look so fat ask yourself “what foods do i eat every day? Do I eat healthy food enough?” let’s think about it again and decide what will you do after you get sick cause of consuming unhealthy food?

The Importance of Mastering Grammar for English Learners

Formal instruction on grammatical principles is frequently ignored by the modern educational system. Some teachers also claim that the strong emphasis of standardized tests on grammar is unjustified and stressful for students. However, the requirements must be interpreted by students in a language to understand grammar, because students are able to communicate easily, have faith, and learn a second language by mastering grammar.

Basically, communication proficiency requires comprehension and application of grammar and the use of the language’s proper vocabulary to express meaning in socially appropriate way. For example, during a thesis or thesis trial, for instance, we will face advisor and examiner. The lecturers would therefore be impressed and proud if we have strong communication skills.

In addition to good communication, we will have strong self-confidence. When students master grammar, they will have the courage to express themselves clearly. This is why grammar is such a difficult subject for many pupils. However, these obstacles have significant advantages. As overcoming challenges will increase the students’ trust in themselves.

Then, we implicitly learn a second language by mastering grammar. Since, we would have trouble learning a second language if we do not understand grammar in a language, or we term it as foreign language in Indonesia. As we know, every language has its own grammar rules. So, at least in our first language, we must have a grammar base, so that we can learn or understand grammar in the second or foreign language.


Author : Zainul Roziqin

Inauguration of English Student Assosiation 2021/2022 Period : Unstopable Step Forward

  1. “The key to organizational success is: Iman (faith), Ilmu (science), Institution, and Imam (leader).

These four things are very important it. So, keep these four things for your organization’s success. I think, the inauguration of department of English Student Association ( E.S.A) in IAI Al-QOLAM is the first step towards success above. I am sure, all of you have taken those four things about the succsess of an organization and this is a good first step with the election of new leaders. Zainal Arifin as Chairman of the Student Association of the English Student Association ( E.S.A) 2021- 2021 period .” The speech from the dean of tarbiyah faculty IAI Alqolam Mr. Muhammad Masykur Baiquni.

The inauguration of the management of the English Department Association was the first step in changes from the Covid 19 outbreak because during this outbreak lasted all stopped activities including. Therefore the previous management held (show) an inauguration of the management of the English Student Association (ESA) on February 23rd, 2021 with the theme *To make something special, we just have to beliave It special*. So, this event is the first step of a good change to maintain the activities carried out by the ESA. The event was attended by all English lecturers, Dean, seniors, the representative from SEMA (Senat Mahasiswa) and DEMA (Dewan Mahasiswa) and l did not forget all students English department.

Simple show but has great benefits with the election of new leaders with new experience and knowledge. Congratulation to Zainal Arifin and all the members of ESA period 2021- 2022 that you have choosen as new organizer on board . Hopefully, you could create any new innovation for better ESA and could find any solutions when any problem appears. So, Keep goin on guys. we absolutely count on you guys.



Author : Fatimatuz Zahro (English Department 6th semester student)


Home schooling

Education is very important in our life. There are many ways to take education, we can start education for childhood to adulthood. One of the keys education is learning. Learning can be anywhere. We can study at school (Formal and Non formal). Also, we can study at home or we usually know “Home schooling” or home education or home based learning. Learning at school and at home is a child education model that has a purpose of seeking goodness and exploring the optimal potential of the child and how to become a good human. But, there are fundamental differences in learning proses at school and at home. For example, curriculum. Formal school apply a more stringent curriculum because they are designed by educational experts and education minor and the ministry of national education. While homeschooling has a more flexible curriculum cause it can use curriculum at formal school or it can follow the curriculum from abroad or it can make a special curriculum it depend on to their need and interest of children. The role of parents. In the Formal school, the role of parents is not dominant. Education is carried out by system and the teachers. Therefore, the teacher plays important role for students because the teacher is a shadow of their life. Contras with homeschooling, the role of parents more dominant and it strongly determine the success of students. Let’s explore about home schooling.

Home Schooling or independent schooling or home based learning is an alternative educational method where parents choose to educate their children at home than in formal school. Everyone said “Home schooling is a method of learning that is carried out at home not at school where the teachers are our parents or supervisors.  But on the other hand, home schooling has advantages and disadvantages. So, let’s see the advantage and disadvantage of home schooling

The advantage of home schooling. Firstly, home schooling allows parents and children to work out a schedule that will best work for the child, the parents can choose anything the schedule that their want. Secondly, children can develop their talents, the parents can determine their own topic, time duration, learning style to according of their interest, abilities of learning style. As we know, every child has different talents and interest and the ability to process information. Therefore, home schooling learning method can be more optimal to develop the talents of child according their wishes and abilities. Thirdly, the child can enough rest, formal school routines that require children to arrive early and sometimes they come home to late in the afternoon, it can reduce children’s rest time. Therefore, sometimes they fall asleep in class during lessons. In contrast to home schooling the children who get longer rest time. So, they can follow the lessons given properly also they can be focus of learning process early. Fourthly, the parents can increase the association of children and the parents can be continue to develop during the learning process and   interaction of children who participate in home schooling. So that, children can avoid promiscuity while they are babies. The parent can control the association of children. It is very useful for parents to keep their child. Fifthly, Students can learn to relax, because students can set the time as they pleased. Because the principle of homeschooling, students are not burdened with the task as a public school. Usually the students do not wear uniforms like in public school. It cannot be bored for children style. Another advantages is flexibility in time and curriculum. With home schooling parents can set the curriculum around vacations, natural beauty etc.

On the other hand, home schooling has a many disadvantage. Firstly, homeschooling can spoil parent’s time cause home schooling need a lot of time in preparation. The parents have to research topic, prepare the lessons, set up the projects and the parents have to prepare personal notes for children. So, children do not forget the lessons that have been learned. This is a little inconvenient for parents because they have many activities, especially mother’s activities such as cooking, washing clothes, cleaning the house etc. Secondly, spend more time, we have to set a schedule and we have to arrange the time to study and do daily activities at home or work at the office.  Not only set a schedule but also the parents have to keep time their children. Secondly, Home schooling is expensive. Of course you are, when the parents do not have more time to teach their children. They have to pay more for teachers to teach their children. It will be more expensive than in regular school, in the regular school the teachers teaches several children at one time. In regular school there are many students. So it is comfortable for parents to pay this education of children. But, at home, they only teach one student because the teachers spend more time teaching one student than in regular school. So, teachers have to get paid more. The main effect of homeschooling on social life is the limited scope of children’s association and friendship. Homeschooling makes children’s social life limited because children only interact with the teaching staff and their parents than with friends studying in formal or regular schools.

Basically, everything has advantage and disadvantage thing it is depend on how we think about it. Maybe home schooling is useful when children need more attention, talent than others. So we should make sure that we understand all of the criteria involved the home education. Moreover, I prefer study education at school then at homeschooling because they can interact with others people.


Be Known! We Had Climate Crisis

source  picture by: Google

I’ve even seen some written form that says “Help our Climate Crisis”. I catch the meaning of this sentence which directly says that we need to help our nature. The pamphlet’s goal is to ask our help to save this planet to reduce extreme earth temperature.

In fact, a few years our planet’s weather condition is uncontrollable, sometimes hot then becomes hotter. From my explanation above we can call this as global warming then. Global warming is the increased level of earth temperature caused by the impact of the ‘greenhouse effect’. Greenhouse effect is the process when carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface. We know that the gases should escape from the atmosphere but unfortunately the gases trap then makes the planet get hotter. Another aspect that can cause global warming is the burning of fossil fuels to make electricity is the largest source of trapping pollution. So when we feel so hot even the weather is cool we can say that it causes global warming or when we go to the mountain we feel hot it might be the cause of global warming. Try to check your browser and get the information from National Geographic for example. This organization gives us information about our earth starting from nature’s appearance until the information about life around us.

The important thing we must know is what are the impacts of global warming? Indirectly people who live in the city will feel the impact because they live in the area full of air pollution and also coexist with the huge building which uses AC (air conditioner). AC is another thing that can cause global warming because of its energy. Look at the city then compare with the land in the village. On the other hand, the air in the village is still fresh because they still have the trees and there is no air pollution. Actually the impact of global warming is felt across the globe like in Antarctica that has been losing about 134 billion metric tons of ice per year since 2002 (source from Google). Scientists are always learning more about the impacts of global warming and the result is our planet will change if we do not do something to prevent or at least reduce global warming. What are the other impacts of global warming? There are:

  •         Melting glaciers and early snow melt.
  •         Rising sea levels will lead to coastal flooding.
  •         The burning of agriculture and fisheries.
  •         Disruption of animal habitat then makes them go extinct.
  •         Allergies, asthma, and infection disease outbreaks will become more common due to the higher levels of air pollution, and the spread conditions favorable to pathogens and mosquitoes.

After knowing what are the impacts of global warming then how does the government do to reduce the impact of global warming? They try to compose alternative energy to reduce the carbon pollution. Besides, law affirmation must be enforced for wild forest loggers. Not government should announce the importance of saving the environment by using energy wisely. Globally, they should convey and give understanding to the people of the dangers caused by global warming.

Do we have a role to reduce global warming? Yes we have. We must be aware that global warming is a serious problem in front of us because we have felt the impacts. First, save the electric energy and use it wisely. Second, reduce air pollution by using public transportation if we want to go somewhere. Third, don’t disturb the sustainability of the environment like cutting down the trees or hunting animals. The last is to invite your friends to save our planet because this is our planet where we are born, grew up, feel love, and be grateful for God’s blessings.

Everything has to learn  starting from the basic, including learning English. English is quite complicated if the basic of understanding is not realy good, but if you understand correctly, English will feel much easier. So that’s  why, we can study from the basic to reliaze how to learn English. on other hand,  we need some proseses  to learn English because of everything needs proses not learning directly and you can talk like native Speaker . Yeach,  l know that l’m not a native Speaker who speaks  well but at least l can  speak English with my ability and even my own way.

Its  something that  l do everyday to widen my knowledge in making fluent in  English speaking  and l’m going to give you a few tips that you can do for daily activity…. I think there are four or five tips what usually  l do.For me, l think  becoming consistent -really better, you can start with  15/ 20 minute   a day to speak up or listening music , watch Vidio on yuotube, movie etc. There are a fee tips how to learn English well:

  1. Watch videos that actually enjoy for example you watching show in English you can use watch movie, music video klip, YouTubers English or even when you wanna watch how to native speaker talk in English  or something like that. It’s really add your information and improve your sense of speaking. So just enjoy it and you will get what you want
  2. Keep Vocabulary and phrases and record  every single day. After, you  watched video you can get new Vocabulary, after that write it for note in book.
  3. You can try to speak up with your self or you can invite your Friends to get a converciation. Don’t worry with grammar or structure, keep speaking up spontaneously.  when you know grammar although its a little, you can practice what you know .  trying to talk  with other people or you can try to speak up alone if you are still shy but you have to grow your self  confident i believe that  you can do it ….!
  4. You can practice speaking at any time  with anybody who wants to practice the language keep your consistency and insyaAllah you will get shift for this tips. 

    But all of this depend on your hard work. Because, everything depends on our self! We only need building our confidence  and do whatever  it takes , it’s for our own sake and our prayer for God Allah SWT….🤝