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It was on 1st October 2014 when I was searching for more explanation about grammar on Google that I found and joined EC. This kind of site was not familiar to me. I didn't know much nor did I really care if there were so many benefits I could get from here. What I saw here was I could have my own page and I would be able to upload photos. I got comments and made friendship. What about you? I wonder how you could get here.
After a few days, I took a visit again and chatted with some members. Wow! They weren’t on my friend list but they could chat with me. Thereafter, I have some friends from here on my Whatsapp. I was so happy because I could practice English every day, though it’s just chat. Later, I got some calls and video calls. But I wasn't really interested in it because I hate the radiation of any gadget. The radiation will be increased when calling.
For some moments, I rarely came to EC again, but still uploaded photos and made more friendship sometimes. In December 2014, a friend of mine invited me to read an interesting blog. I said to myself “Ha? We can make a blog here..? Ooh..I see”, even I didn't know that before. I didn’t notice the activities on MyEC home page. But still, I wasn’t interested. I wasn't a blogger. (Now maybe still not :D)
In January 2015, my friend was being a current star member. I really didn’t know what is that mean. “What is star member? Is it worth to be one of them? What is the requirement to be one of them?” “I don’t know either. But, thanks for congratulating me”, I chatted with my friend. This site seemed to be more attractive for me. I saw the list of star members and make friendship with them. I just felt that they’re great people from whom I can take the benefit from (I’m not sure it’s including me now :D). Being active in commenting photos and a few blogs are my interest then.
With the intention of just for fun, the silly poem of my first blog was posted in late January 2015. Though the comments and likes are not so many, but I started to like blogging. One of my photos has been featured and it encouraged me much. I tried to read and comment more on blogs and get the benefit of learning here. I was so eager to learn and ask questions to senior and fluent or advance members and of course Expector Smith, our blog’s moderator. I learnt a lot from his blogs. And again, wow! They were so generous to explain my questions. It always improves my grammar and increases my vocabulary. As a learner, you could do the same. Little by little, I got a lot of training and until now I’m still learning. English has been my interest since I was in Elementary School.
On the first of March 2015, there was a thing that made me surprised and I can’t forget. English Club featured my profile. Ooh, I’m one of the star members. Really, I didn’t know what I should do then. I just thought that it meant I should be more active. Being a star was not the case but I really felt like blogging and being active here then. The funny true story of mine on my second blog was posted a few days after. Would you read it? :)
I’m having fun of posting blogs and photos. I take a chance to join some challenges. I like commenting and interacting with people here. There are many great bloggers and photographers. I could also upgrade my knowledge by having friendship with great people from many countries. I also learnt a lot from videos. The videos of teacher Vicki Hollett and Alan R Nicol taught me much in English. Their videos are interesting, really helpful and informative for learner. They are so kind and generous, too. I hope I can use all the lessons from them in my writing. I’m not really active in chatting but sometimes I come to chat privately.
In late April 2015, I was more interested in here. Lady Anne who is a teacher came to make quizzes. Well, it was a quite interesting moment. She also liked to correct many blogs. I learnt a lot from her. She said she would be hitting the floor of EC again once she had a vacation. Oh, I miss you my friend Lady Anne.
To tell you the truth, I’m not a teacher but just a tutor and English is not my main subject. I learnt a lot English grammar from the school book in all grades. But, practicing here made my English has really improved. I also had never posted blogs before, neither in English nor in my native. You might say my English grammar is basically good enough :D, but you can see that I lack vocabulary and idioms. Besides, the complicated sentences are often made me confused. That's why I take the training from here.
The wonderful challenge in June 2015 (June Blogathon) also encouraged me much. Many members like me were encouraged to write and it’s good for training. The friendship is also more interesting. Do you agree? :)
Today, 1st October 2015, I’m surprised again. Being the current star for me only means I have to be more active. I will try my best. It’s all about English and friendship that I want to tell you. One year exactly I have been here and I feel this site means a lot to me.
Dear Tara Benwell, thank you very much for managing this site interestingly. You must be a busy teacher, but you still do a great job here. Moreover, I want to thank the founder of EC a lot for creating this wonderful site. This site is very useful and it’s worth to be here. Thank you very much, Mr. Josef Essberger.
I dedicate this blog to the owner of English Club and all of you who are interested in here and English. I'm not sharing this blog to get congratulations, but only show my thanks and my feelings as my stay here. Enjoy being here and I wish you are pretty good and happy today!
Many thanks for reading my long blog and I would like to know your opinion. :)
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