On December 2010, Smansa’s scientific group of
teenagers (KIR) celebrated their 27th birthday. To celebrate our
birthday, I and others members of KIR made a social service event in an Islamic
Orphanage in Bogor. 2 days before the event, we prepare all things that we can
share with the orphanage children, such as food, money, and clothes. The event
was held on Sunday. The event started at 09.00. First, we made some games for
the orphanage children. The games is about a teamwork games. They had to work
together to win the games. They were so happy when they played this game. After
that, we watched movie together. It is a cartoon movie, because most of the
orphanage children still study in Elementary school. Then, because we are from
scientific group, so we made some simple and interesting experiment for them.
They were so enthusiastic when we do the experiment and many of them want to
try the experiment. After that, we had lunch together. During lunch, we were
sharing each other, about their experience live in orphanage, about their hopes
and what they want to be in the future. And I think, they still have a lot of
curiosity, a lot of spirit to be success in future. Then, after sharing each
other, we give them some foods and also some clothes. We hope that our gift
will be useful for them. And after this event, I felt so gratefull to God who
gave me a lot of things, who gave me more than I expected. And because of this
event, I felt so happy because I and my friend could help the other people who
are not as lucky as us.
Indonesia has numerous and
various cultures, even though there are so many differences between one another
but Indonesia still united. This thing could have been happen because of the
togetherness that rises in every individual soul. With togetherness and
respecting the difference between one another could create a harmonic life.
Togetherness can be submitted as a good deed because based on good deed’s
characteristic that gave advantages to us, and with togetherness we can guard
Indonesia still professes the
eastern culture. The eastern culture is well known with their well-mannered and
the friendliness (actually not very different with the western culture). In
Indonesia we can see in Javanese culture. The Javanese people usually acquainted
with their well-mannered and high respect. There is one interesting behavior
that Javanese people had, they usually getting ashamed. Why they are getting
ashamed? They are getting ashamed if they did something wrong. After they did
something wrong they will getting ashamed and felt sorry about it, they quickly
apologize for what they have done. It is a good thing to get ashamed if we did
something wrong so we tried our best not to do bad things and if we did
something wrong we confess our fault and quickly apologize for what we have
done. This behavior in the Javanese culture can be categorized as a good deed.
The example above is one of the
Indonesian culture that though how to act in a good way. There are lots of
Indonesian cultures that though about good deeds. Well, there must be something
good in every culture in this world. Good deed is simple; if you just made up
your bed in the morning it can be categorized as a good deed because it helps
your mother and create a tidy environment. So, from now on try to do the good
things that we can do and leave the bad things. Because our culture though us
to act in a good way that can make ourselves and our country turns better each
day and be respected.
city,there isa childwho neverknowhow totreatothers well.He's
rude, neverthanked,not evenfriendlytothe peoplearound him. The boy named Calvin.
Then, there isa
childwhojustmoveinto Calvin’s school.The child isveryspecial,shehas difficultyin
legsto walk,torun,and to doother activities.Thisgirlnamed Rose. WhenRoseenterinto the classroomandintroduce
herselftothe studentsin the class,Calvininsultefrom
the corner of the class. "Hey!What's
not playwithushaha.Why did youchoose
better look foranother schoolwhohas
ButRoseonlysmile as sheheadinto thecorner of the class,right next toCalvin.Calvinsee herwith asmilefull ofcontempt. Rose want toget acquaintewithCalvin,butCalvinjust keep silent andsinging.
"triiiing......triiiiiiingtriiing...."the bell rangsignalingthe timeafter school.
get home andwithout
He know it,Hehit
"Awww...heyboy!Youhit me!!!!",said Rose. "hhhh...it is pointlessto talkto the boy,he will notcare about other people.",saidRosein
(in Calvin’s home)
doyou alwaysgo homelate?Sometimesyou don’t
all." "I'mbusy at work,a lot of workin theothercity." "Don’t lie to me!Iknow you've gotanother woman." .......
That is whatalwayshappenin
the Calvin’s homeeveryday.
Parents who always fight in front of their child.Andbecause
of thatCalvinbecomea childwho nevercare
Ifhis parentsare fighting,Calvinusuallygo
It can make him more relaxandenjoy
therest of theday.That
afternoon,Calvingo to the hillwhichis beingfillbythe beggarsandhomeless
up. Out of curiosity,Calvinask what ishappeningto someonewhois next to him. "Whatare the beggars and the homelessdoing
here,Sir?" "Oh,there isa childwho distributingfood, kid. Sheis a kidbut she'shappy
togive something tothe
little peoplelike us. Her name is Rose. What a beautiful name!",Saidthe old man.
newfriendin class. But, Calvin justleave the crowdand begin toclimb thetree.Calvinsitsilent, looking atthe beautiful scenerythatsoothesthe eye.
When the crowdbegin toquiet,Calvin’seyeslook ata girl whoremind him ofRose.Andit's reallyRose!
andCalvincall her,"Roseee...!!!!Roseee!what are you doinghere?",Calvindown fromthe tree. "HeyCalvin!I've justfinished distributingfood tothose people.And whatare you doinghere?",Said Rose, tryingto sitnext toCalvin. "Hmm...Iwant tobe alone." "Thereisa problem,Vin?" "Yes." "What problem?Want toshare yourstorywith me?" "All right.My parents arefighting." "Oh.I’m sorry...May Iaskaboutsomething?
"Yes,please." "Why you don’tcare about thepeople around you?" "Whatwill I getif I do care about them?” "You'llhave plenty offriendssoifyoujust a littlemore friendly." "I do not needthem.” "Hm… Butby doing good deedswill automatically makeyour heart feel better.You shouldtryitfirst.If it isnot convenient,youdonot need to do it again.All you haveto do isbe yourself." "Hm...What shouldIdo?",Calvin saidwith littleenthusiasm. "Todo good thing?Quite a lot,Calvin.Startingfrom the simplest, for example,givea smileto someone.",Said Rosefriendly.
I'lltrytomorrow.Now I'm going
home, it's almost evening.With whomyou come home?" "With mydriver.Okay,bye."
Then theyreturn totheir homes.
At schoolthey meet withsmiles ontheir faces.And ...Hey!Calvinbegin tosmile.Notonlyto Rose,butalso to another friends. Roseis very pleased to seechanges toCalvinthoughhestill looksstiff.
Other studentsbegin totalk aboutCalvinwithother students. "Thankyou,Rose.Asmilehas changedmy day.Thank you for your suggestion.Thenwhat shouldIdo?",SaidCalvinto Rose. "Beginto help friends whoneed your help.Do anythingas long asit isgood for others.Makethe world isfull of smiles.",SaidRose.