EF #5 – BEC the New Buddy

Few weeks ago, I saw Mas Dani‘s post about BEC. This linked me to Mas Ryan and others members blogs who gladly welcome me joining this Blog English Club.

The more I read the post, the more I knew that this is a group that I shouldn’t miss. Why? Because, aside from the goal to improve our writing ability in English, it’s really a pleasure to be in the middle of a group which share a same interest as you. As for us now, the interest in English. So, I sent an email to Mbak Nita straight away and here I am being a part of the group. =)

Following the number I put in each post for English Friday, five weeks of togetherness with the group has made me think of few things.

You can learn everywhere

I believe that the passion to learn a new thing will never do us wrong. Here I am talking about the situation when someone has too many excuses when it comes to learn something. “I don’t have time“, “I don’t have money”, and bla bla bla. I love learning languages. And the existence of this group assures me that I can learn anywhere at anytime, as long as the willingness to learn is there.

It’s okay not to be okay

Don’t be shy for making mistakes. This is one of the basic rules that always be underlined in this club. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we have a learning session where everybody can ask anything about English to the mentors who will gladly explain. It doesn’t have to be done in English. We can speak Indonesian at our convenience and shouldn’t be afraid for using a wrong vocabulary or making an ungrammatical sentence. Thus, no one’s allowed to laugh at others’ mistakes because this is core of the group. To learn English together. And when it comes to learning, making mistakes is tolerable. The more mistakes you’ve made, the more lessons you’ve learned. Life works this way as well, isn’t it? =)

Fun Friday

It’s funny how a week spent pretty fast lately. I don’t know it is the group or the sign that I enjoy life at its most recently. But, there comes a tiny happiness to welcome my recent Fridays. Aside from the fact that Friday is the call for a weekend, I am also glad to think of an idea to write for this Friday Challenge. It feels like once I finish writing, I can reward myself with a perfect weekend. Oh this is really just an excuse I made to spend more on weekend. Hehe. But, really, I do enjoy the challenge.

Friends

I do not talk much in the WhatsApp group but this will be the group I will visit, especially during the learning session, when I have finished my works. Here I notice that we have become friends although we haven’t met each other in a real life. Some look so excited when sharing their interests in books, food recipes, tips, or even arranging a time to meet up. Members also come from many cities and (even) countries. I take this as the greatest thing from Blog English Club. It doesn’t just unite people with the same interest in English, but it gives us a great opportunity to meet many new friends from a different world with a different background of works and educations.

All we should appreciate is definitely the mentors and admins who have voluntarily spent their heart, mind, time and energy for this club. It is not an easy thing to do though, moreover with more than a hundred members (am I right?).

So, here I’d like to say thank you, especially for all admins, for making this club real for us who are dying to improve our English in millennial ways, by using blog and instant messenger. You have given your best to improve this community and what you have done so far is beyond good even the club’s age is less than 2 months. Thus, I have nothing to complain.

And yes, I am proud to be a part of this club and see how the club is gradually moving.

I am sure that this group will grow bigger.

Bravo BEC! =)

16 Comments Add yours

  1. I love and agree with those points, Mbak Vin! :) <3 It's true that we don't have any reasons to stop learning, the members-mentors-admins are awesome, and time flies so fast.

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      High five, Mba Nad! Glad to know you anyway. =)

  2. ranselijo says:

    Thank you, Vinny. Like what I wrote in my post, that the spirit of the members are our fuel to give the contribution to BEC as much as we can. You guys are passionate learner. Glad to having you in our BEC, Vin. :)

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      I salute you, Mba. I really do. Glad to be a part of this group. =)

  3. riemikan says:

    Vin you write nicely. Your sentences flow effortlessly and you paid attention to the grammar.
    Some comments from me as a member:
    – A few weeks ago, I saw Mas Dani‘s post about BEC. This linked me to Mas Ryan and others members blogs who gladly welcome ME JOINING this Blog English Club.
    – Here I am talking about the situation when someone has too MANY excuses when it comes to learn something (excuses is countable).
    – And the presence (perhaps EXISTENCE fits better) of this group assures me that I can learn anywhere at anytime, as long as the willingness to learn is there.
    – I don’t know WHETHER IT IS the group or IT IS A sign that I enjoy life at most recently.
    – It feels like once I FINISH WRITING the challenge..(concise and brief is better).

    Anyway, I got to thinking actually posting in English on Fridays is kind of frustrating huh? LOL. You are supposed to wind down at the end of the week but then we are all stressing on the Friday posts ha..ha…

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      You have no idea how I tried to poke you on Mas Andiq’s post to give a comment on my current post and grammar because I was quite confused when doing this one. Oh I am so happy that you put a comment on this hihi. You should do this more often, Mba (which hopefully this won’t get more stressed out after the Friday Challenge hahaha).

      I have just told my friends that the challenge turns out as a fun game to finish every weekend. You have no obligation to do it but once you did it, you will feel totally relieved and…. happy. Haha.

      *New vocab noted : wind down.

      Thank you, Mba Mikan! Since you have finished this week’s challenge, I am sure it is a right time to say Happy Weekend! :)

      1. riemikan says:

        LOL, I wish they come up with poking button too Vin! Thank you and the same to you!!

  4. Ami says:

    Mba Vinny, this is an awesome post. I love how the sentences flow effortlessly (like what Mba Mikan said before), something that I want to have in my writing.
    Cannot agree more with you. In our discussion groups, no need to feel ashamed after making a mistakes, because English is not our mother tongue and yes, it’s okay not to be okay :).

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      Thank you, Ami. I am still learning to write better and BEC is definitely a right place to do it. Keep on writing, Ami! =)

  5. shiq4 says:

    I feel nerveous when I was wrote my comment in english. it was ridiculous.

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      No need to feel nervous when learning English and nothing is ridiculous. It’s okay to make mistakes, because that is how we get a lesson for not making a same mistake in the future. Bravo! =)

  6. rizzaumami says:

    Well, it will be fun if you give reward to yourself after finish the challenge with another special posts. :D It must be a perfect weekend, right? Then, keep write yours!

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      Yes I do it, Umami. A little spend on delicious food and I am a happiest person in this weekend. =))

  7. C.E.Robinson says:

    Vinny, thank you for the Before Sundown visit & follow! I’m so impressed with your written English, and the Blog English Club. What a fantastic idea. Look forward to reading your Friday posts. Happy Writing in English. Christine 🌅

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Christine. I love seeing the pictures you posted on your blog because I am not good at taking pictures. About the English writing, thanks for the compliment. I am on my way learning to write better in this language. Have a good day. :)

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