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? =)
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.
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! =)