My name is Melanie Orlita, I was born in Jakarta on January 2, 2000. I was actually born in Simalingkar, North Sumatra. but since a few months after I was born my parents wandered to Bekasi, and we had to make a Family Card immediately, my father immediately took care of my birth certificate. and I spent my childhood in Bekasi. I was the first child of three siblings, My Father name is Rinaldi Manurung and My Mother name is Novita Simamora, I was the only daughter in my family, so my father took great care of me, I was born of a simple parent. my father was an entrepreneur and my mother was a teacher
“And now I will tell you about myself from my childhood to the present”
When I was 5 years old I started entering school, I attended Santa Maria Monica Kindergarten located in Cibitung. the first time I entered kindergarten I was escorted by my aunt. and there was an incident that I remembered when I was in kindergarten. my aunt took me to kindergarten A, and by the time my teacher asked about the sum I answered it easily, and then when my teacher asked me about the English I was able to answer easily. then my teacher said to my aunt “ma’am, sorry i thought the mother incorrectly put Melanie into kindergarten class, should you put Melanie to kindergarten B because she is smarter than her other friends after hearing the words of my teacher, my aunt crying because he felt touched .
In 2006, I graduated from kindergarten and went to SD Santa Maria Monica. where at the time I enrolled in elementary school, my principal refused me because I was too young compared to the others. then after my father negotiated with my principal, I was finally allowed to enroll in elementary school with a very young age. during elementary school I went to school to pick up, because since my elementary school my parents have been busy working. but for me it is the thing that makes me independent even though I want like other children who every day picked up by his parents. and even when I was in elementary school I had an unforgettable event. where in grade 3 SD for the first time I was escorted by my mother, because my mother went to work during the day. after arriving at school I went straight to the class, because it will start at school. I still see my mother outside my class, when my mother is going to work, I cry from the window and make my teacher tease me “the crybaby”. and during my elementary school my teacher kept calling me the whiny until I finally graduated from elementary school.
I graduated from elementary school in 2012, and in that year I went to junior high school and I went to the same junior high school with kindergarten and elementary school that is SMP Santa Maria Monica, if at that time I may choose my own junior I will choose the State Junior High School but because my parents were more confident in private junior high school because of the strict rules, I finally went to private school again and again. in my junior years I had a lot of things, and at junior high school I first got a case where I broke the glass of mading. and made me compensate for the mading glass, but because of that I got a cut on my thigh, which made my parents worried about my condition. then after hearing that I had to compensate for the broken glass mading but the school did not give me treatment, in the end my mother was very angry and called to school and she told my headmaster like this “I will compensate for the broken glass mading at any cost, but can you replace the flesh on my torn child’s thigh and hole “hearing my mama’s words on the phone made me afraid to come to school tomorrow morning. but my mother said “why are you afraid to come to school? what for fear of compensation? told mommy if later at school you are still told to compensate mama will sue your teacher” and those words that make me become more calm and brave to come to school.
for 3 years I studied in junior high school and in 2014 I graduated from junior high school and I will enter the high school world where my parents say “in high school you will find your critical time” and it is true I feel my critical time where when I enroll to SMA Negeri I failed and in the end I signed up for private high school. and again I went to Santa Maria Monica High School, but I went to Santa Maria Monica High School for only one semester because my parents were worried about my health because I had to go to school at 6 am and I was riding a motorbike, sometimes in the middle I walk in the rain so get to my wet school uniform. and I got cold. after a semester at Santa Maria Monica, I was transferred to a high school near my house that is YADIKA 13 TAMBUN SMA, where at school in YADIKA, my mother was easier to monitor me, because my mother taught at SMK YADIKA 13 located with SMA YADIKA 13. and in my high school years, my father said that I made it through my critical times. and I feel the things that are divine.
in 2017 I graduated from high school and that’s when my real struggle started. I struggled to enter the State College, and with all my struggle I followed all the tests for the admission PTN but in the end I failed to enter the PTN and in the end I went to a university located in East Jakarta, the Christian University of Indonesia or people usually know him with the name UKI, at the beginning of entry into the UKI I was worried because maybe I can not have friends, but in the end I found a friend who could be spelled as my second family, and I’m happy to enter the UKI even more into the family English Teaching Study Programme (ETSP)
and the journey of my life I have an idol, that is my mother. Why mother that I make as an idol? Because mother is angel without wings sent by God to me who will continue to care, guard and protect me under any circumstances, even he willing to sacrifice his life for me. And mother is someone who can be willing to wear wet clothes because of my tears when I’m sad, mother also is my partner in argument, my partner at the time of shopping, my colleagues in learning, my partner in cleaning the house, and my partner in everything. She always taught me things that are very useful for my life in the future. MY MOTHER IS MY HERO. And I REALLY LOVE MY MOTHER