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Advice from Grandpa

A dialogue between grandpa (GP) and grandson (GS).

GP: Dearest Grandson, have you ever felt hatred to someone?

GS: Yes, Grandpa. I even wanted to squeeze the neck of that person whenever I met him.

GP: Oooh! Why so?

GS: He defamed me, mocked me, and always made me feel embarrassed in front of my friends.

GP: So, how did you feel?



Added by Onee-chan on December 7, 2018 at 6:30 — 5 Comments

Dialogue: On Exam Days

PUTRA, an eleventh grader, had followed a computer-based exam, multiple choices.

Me: How was your Physics exam? :)

PUTRA: Impressive, Teacher!

Me: How impressive? Tell me! [listening enthusiastically]

PUTRA: My laptop had stopped working many times so that I got less than 50



Added by Onee-chan on December 2, 2018 at 13:30 — 10 Comments

Chat Moderators

Good Morning, Everyone! ^_^

It's probably not morning there, but morning always shows high spirit. :))

Did you notice that we have a new Moderator? Yes, EC Member is our new Chat Mod. Let me extend my felicitation...



Added by Onee-chan on December 1, 2018 at 13:30 — 14 Comments

Writing Challenge: Continue the Story

The morning is so gloomy, and he is in a deep sleep. He wakes up when the sun shines right above the head. Finding his wife and his daughter no more around him, he recalls everything happened all of a sudden yesterday. He closes his eyes for a few minutes more. Afterwards, he gets up, throws on his only black jacket, takes the car key, and hits the road. Crazily thinking of committing suicide, on a highway, he very fast drives his car. In the…


Added by Onee-chan on November 17, 2018 at 3:00 — 17 Comments

Causative Verbs and Exercises

Good morning, everyone! :)

Borrowing the quote from Adaline, "Knowledge has no value unless we use and share it", I would like to discuss about grammar.

In this session, I will discuss 'Causative Verb'. From my observation, it is one of the grammatical mistakes commonly made by learners here. Please just ask OR tell me if you have any…


Added by Onee-chan on November 7, 2018 at 5:30 — 17 Comments

A Fragile Heart

Heyy you! Dare to love someone??

Ohh, NO!! In this case, you'll be in DANGER.

Yeah, he's so HANDSOME.

He could be GOOD, SMART, or whatever...

You know you'll be in DANGER,

but why you keep going on??

I told you not to go to THE SEA.

You CAN'T SWIM well there.

You said you're ready for that?? O.K.…


Added by Onee-chan on November 6, 2018 at 7:44 — 21 Comments

Mishaikh's Writing Challenge: IDIOMS on Geography

Random thoughts with Geography Idioms. :))

People are often on cloud nine after digging deep to find an item on online shopping. You know why? Because they found the dirt cheap one at last. You'll be surprised to know that some rich people do that as well. They said, "we are down to earth". D

A down to earth…


Added by Onee-chan on October 22, 2018 at 7:30 — 11 Comments

The Proofs

There was a man who worked in an office. He often came to work late, though it was still in tolerant limit. He also went home hurriedly once the working hour ended, at the last second. But oftentimes, he would come back to office after an hour to work overtime.

Everyone in the office was wondering what was wrong with that person. They investigated him. One found that he went to the hospital in the morning, so did the other find in the evening, after work. They discussed about the…


Added by Onee-chan on September 29, 2018 at 15:30 — 18 Comments

Bet's Funny Story Challenge: How Forgetful I am! :(

Story I

In front of a minimarket.

A friend: Hi Onee!

Me: Oh,,,Hi......!!! [shaking hands and thinking so hard to whom I was talking]

A friend: How are you..??

Me: I'm good. [smiles] What about you?

A friend: I'm very well Onee.…


Added by Onee-chan on September 24, 2018 at 4:30 — 13 Comments

Dialogue Challenge: Using Present Perfect

A dialogue between old member (O) and new member (N)

O: Have you blogged on MyEC this month?

N: Why should I?

O: NO, you don't have to. But if your aim is learning English, you'll be in progress to be fluent in it.…


Added by Onee-chan on August 29, 2018 at 1:30 — 18 Comments

Dialogue Challenge: Using Present Perfect

Good morning, everyone! :))

Well, well, the month of August will end soon, but we haven't joined any challenge, yet. Keep boosting your English skill! :))

What about grammar challenge? It's not difficult I guess. Everyone knows present perfect, doesn't it? But, learners are probably confused when to use it. We can use it when we talk about experience, change, or continuing…


Added by Onee-chan on August 29, 2018 at 1:00 — 16 Comments

Falling Asleep

Hi Everyone!

I hope your week is as happy as the happiest butterfly. :))

Have you ever fallen asleep not at the right time?? Or how often it happens?? Last time, I fell asleep while watching a speech on YouTube. Something uncomfortable happened 'cos I had had a promise to have a call with a friend in my two hours of sleeping. LoL...



Added by Onee-chan on August 8, 2018 at 9:30 — 29 Comments

Ten Sentence Challenge: My Unforgettable Moment


Have you ever experienced something more than you usually ever did before? :) That could be something surprising, something weird, something embarrassing, or even something…


Added by Onee-chan on July 2, 2018 at 15:00 — 24 Comments

Indonesian Sweet Dishes in Ramadan

Hi everyone! I hope your week is as delicious and sweet as these dishes. :)))

Ramadan is near to the end. I was so busy that I couldn't write much in this month. However, I planned to write about this not long ago. :)

I'd like to tell you why I gave the title above. It's true that these these sweet dishes could be eaten or drunk in other months. However, in Ramadan, a lot of seasonal vendors will…


Added by Onee-chan on June 12, 2018 at 4:00 — 20 Comments

Find the correct words for these pictures!

Hi everyone! ^_^

Checking photo collections in my netbook made me think of the words for the pictures. However, I found it not too easy to find the correct words. What about you? I've checked the answers. The answer of each picture is one English word except number 5. Let me know your idea or guessing. :))

* Participants have already found the answers and I wrote them at the bottom of each picture. Hence, you…


Added by Onee-chan on June 11, 2018 at 23:30 — 32 Comments

Honesty vs Sincerity

* H O N E S T Y *

Once, I found a startfruit seller tried to deceive my elder sister by reducing the weights. But, I made her fail in doing that. I smiled knowing it and said, "Ma'am, it is still a half kilogram to reach 5 kg." -This was kind of dishonest way to earn money which make others be in loss-

A few weeks ago, I bought two packs of pen and a boardmarker. After counting the charge myself, I knew I…


Added by Onee-chan on May 13, 2018 at 2:00 — 10 Comments

the Second Date

One day, at 07.00 pm, a sweet new couple was on their second date. The girl was with a sweet white blouse and a knee-length maroon checked skirt. She put high heels on her feet and beautiful pendants on her ears. The boy was with jeans and black t-shirt. They entered a restaurant and accidentally met a group of boyfriend's friends. They greeted them and she felt really awesome. After a while, they had their table, number 28, second floor.…


Added by Onee-chan on May 13, 2018 at 1:00 — 7 Comments

A Study Tour

Dear MyEC friends, ^_^

I'd like to share a story about my study tour long ago. lol. [I feel like a hundred-years woman]. First, please enjoy this! [I'm sorry, only picture. lol]

Related image

Picture source: (Indonesian Culinary)

The study…


Added by Onee-chan on May 13, 2018 at 1:00 — 15 Comments

BIG Thanks to Grace and Nadiyah

Good morning everyone!

I guess you already know that our photo Mod, Grace, relinquished photo moderator. She had been a photo moderator for years, I'm not sure how many years exactly, anybody knows? :) Since I became a member of MyEC for almost four years, she always inspired me and many members (I'm sure) to be…


Added by Onee-chan on May 6, 2018 at 7:30 — 12 Comments

Writing Challenge: The Spirit of the 2018 World Cup "Afan's Dream"

"At the 44th minute of the football match, Huda tried to save the goal from the threat of Marcel, but his chest was hit by the leg of Rodrigues. He was still able to move, but then he fell unconscious. A few hours after being brought to the hospital, this goalkeeper died. The victory of his team (2-0) was filled with tears and hysterical weepings of the members and passionate fans of the team in the…


Added by Onee-chan on April 29, 2018 at 11:30 — 14 Comments

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