Senin, 11 Juni 2012

Sangkuriang

sangkurian when he child

Sangkuriang

                   Long, long ago, in Bandung, West Java there lived a woman. Her name was Dayang Sumbi. Her son’s name was Sangkuriang. When he was a little boy, he was very, very naughty. Nobody could control him, so his mother hit him on his head and sent him away. Years passed. One day, after his long trip, he came back home, and he met a beautiful woman. He loved her very much and wanted her to be his wife. Dayang Sumbi knew that it was her own son. Then, she made a wish.
Dayang Sumbi asked him to make a big ship in one night. Sangkuriang agreed on it. But, when it almost finished, she made the day break. Sangkuriang got angry and kicked the ship. Then, the ship turned ove, and became a mountain. It is Mount Tangkuban Perahu.

How the World Began



How the World Began 
(from New Zaeland)

Story How The World Began (from new zaeland)

                   New Zealand (Aotearoa) has native people. They believe in many gods.
Rangi (the sky) and, Papa (the Earth) were husband and wife. They loved each other very much. They had sons, “We don’t like to see mom and dad together.”
                   The sons separated Rangi and Papa. Rangi cried and the water from his eyes fell on Papa. The water made the rivers and the lakes.
The first two sons loved their mother.
“I’II make clothes for mom.”
“Let me give mom fish.”
                   So, the Earth was full of trees, birds, insects and fish. Another son made the wind for his mother.
Finally, the youngest son gave men and women in the world



Selasa, 05 Juni 2012

The Wolf and The Goat




                   A wolf saw a goat grazing at the edge of a high cliff. The wolf smacked his lips at the thought of a fine goat dinner.
                   “My dear friend,” said the Wolf in his sweetest voice, “aren’t you afraid you wil fall down from the cliff? Come down here and graze on this fine grass beside me on safe, level ground.”
“No, thank you,” said the goat.
                   “Well then,” said the wolf, “aren’t you cold up there in the wind? You would be warmer grazing down here beside me in this sheltered area.”
“No, thank you,” said the goat.
                   “But the grass tastes better down here!” said the exasperated wolf, “Why dine alone?”
                   “My dear wolf,” the goat finally said, “are you quite sure that it is MY dinner you are worrying about and not your own?”

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST



BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful pure-hearted girl named Belle. She lived with her father at a village. Her father, Maurice, was a merchant. One day, Maurice had a big business at harbor, so he went to the harbor at morning.
Beauty and The beast
Maurice : “Belle, Belle, where are you?”
Belle : “What happen, Dad?”
Maurice : “I have a big business at harbor. I must go now. What do want as a gift? I will
bring it to you.”
Belle : “I don’t want anything. I just want a white rose.”
Maurice : “Just that? Okay, I`m going now.”
Belle : “Be careful, Dad.”
Short Story Beauty and the Beast
At harbor, the business of Maurice failed. He didn`t hold money anymore so he couldn`t buy a white rose to Belle. At his way to home, he get lost in forest. At the forest middle, he saw an old Castle. He entered the Castle and rested there until new day arrived.
Maurice : “Hwaaaaah! Nice sleep. What a comfortable old castle”
Maurice : “There is a beautiful garden. Maybe I can find a white rose there.” (go to the
garden)
Maurice : “This is a beautiful white rose.” (pick the rose)
Beast : (suddenly growling) “Gwaaaah! Who is there that pick my rose?”
Maurice : “A monster! Who are you?”
Beast : “I`m Beast. The owner of this Castle and the Garden. You have picked my white
rose, you must die.”
Maurice : “Forgive me, I must take this rose and bring it to my daughter.”
Beast : “You have daughter? I will not kill you, but you must bring your daughter to my
Castle. You agree?”
Maurice : Hmmm…
Beast : “If you don`t agree, I will kill you!”
Maurice : “Uh, okay. I agree, just wait for her.”
After that promise, Maurice back to his home with sad feeling. Belle has waited for her father.
Belle : (see her father came) “Dad, why your face looked so sad?”
Maurice : “Forgive me, Belle. I picked a white rose at Beast Castle so I must bring you to him now.”
Belle : (shocked) “You have promised to him? If that was happened, I will do it. I will go
to Beast Castle then live there.”
Maurice : “But, don`t do that Belle! Don’t sacrifice yourself for me. Maybe there is another way?”
Belle : “No problem. I do this for our happiness.”
Then Belle came to Beast Castle and lives there. Beast was very happy after Belle came
to his Castle. Beast was very kind to Belle. One day, Beast saw Belle`s sad face.
Beast : “Belle, why your face is looked so sad?”
Belle : “My father sick. Can I back to home now? I beg to you.”
Beast : “Oh I can`t gives you permission. I`m sorry but need you here.”
Belle : “But my father sick and I must treat him.”
Beast : “Okay, you can go home. But before that you must answer my question. I snatch
you from your father. I take your happiness. Do you hate me?”
Belle : “No, I don`t hate you. Your face is scary but your heart is very soft. You do this
because you lonely, don`t you?”
Beast : “Thank you very much. You can go then Belle went back to her home to treat Maurice. After Maurice healthier, Belle got a bad feeling about Beast.”
Belle : “Dad, I had a bad feeling about Beast. He was very kind to me but I left him
alone.”
Maurice : “If you want to see him, I let you to go there. Don’t worry about me. I feel
healthy now.”
Belle : “Thank you, Dad. I am going now. Belle went to Castle quickly. At Castle, she saw Beast lay down on the floor.”
Belle : “Beast! What happened?”
Beast : “Belle, you came. After you go, I feel weak, I can`t live alone without you.”
Belle : “I`m sorry Beast. I was very afraid, please don`t leave me. I…I…love you”
Beast : “Really? Thank you” (suddenly change to a handsome prince)
Prince : “Thank you Belle. That curse break. I have cursed by a witch and change into Beast. This curse will break if I find a true love.”
Belle : “Oh my prince, you still alive. Thank God.”
After that the prince and Belle live at Castle together forever

A Smart Monkey and A Dull Crocodile


A Smart Monkey and A Dull Crocodile

                One day there was a monkey. He wanted to cross the river. There he saw a crocodile so he asked the crocodile to take him to the other side of the river. The crocodile agreed and told the monkey to jump on his back. Then the crocodile swam down the river with the monkey on his back.
story of a smart monkey and a dull crocodile
                Unluckily, the crocodile was very hungry, he stopped in the middle of the river and said to the monkey, “My father is very sick. He has to eat the heart of a monkey. So he will be healthy again.”
                At the time, the mongkey was in a dangerous situation and he had to think hard. Then he had a good idea. He told the crocodile to swim back to the river back. “What for?” asked the crocodile. “Because I don’t bring my heart with me,” said the monkey. “I left it under a tree, near some coconuts on the river bank.”
                The crocodile agreed and turned around. He swam back to the bank of the river. As soon as they reached the river bank, the monkey jumped off the crocodile’s back. Then he climbed up to the top of a tree. “Where is your heart?” asked the crocodile. “You are foolish,” said the monkey to the crocodile. “Now I am free and I have y heart.”

The Ducks and The Fox


The Ducks and The Fox

Story of the duck and the fox
Two duck sisters were walking along the road to the pond for their morning swim.
“This is a good road,” said the first sister,”but I think, just for a change, let’s find a new road. There are many roads to the pond.”
“No,” said the second sister, “I donn’t agree. I like this road.”
            One morning the Ducks met a Fox sitting on a fence along the road.
“Good morning, ladies,” said the Fox.” Are you going to the pond?”
“Oh, yes,” said the sisters, “we come along here everyday.”
“Interesting,” said the Fox with a toothy smile.
            The next morning when the Sun came up, the first sister said, “I think we will meet that Fox again if we go that way. I did not like his toothy smile. Let’s find another road!”
“You’re silly,” said the second sister. “That Fox smiled at us. I think he is polite.”
            The two ducks walked down the same road. There was the Fox, sitting on the fence. This time he carried a sack.
“Lovely ladies,” said the Fox.” “I’m waiting for you. I’m very glad to see you.
            The Fox opened his sack and jumped upon them. The sisters quacked and screamed. They flapped and flopped their wings. They flew home and bolted their door. The next morning, the two Ducks did not go out. They were afraid. On the following day, they found a new road to the pond. It took them safely to the pond.

Bawang Putih & Bawang Merah


Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah

Short Story Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih
            Bawang putih lived with her step mother and her step sister, Bawang Merah. Bawang Putih’s mother died when she was a baby. Her father remarried another woman and later her step sister was born. Unfortunately, not long after that her  father died. Since then, Bawang Putih’s life was miserable. Her step mother and her step sister treated her badly and always asked her to do all the household chores.
            One morning, Bawang Putih was washing some clothes in a river. Accidentally, her mother’s clothes were washed away by the river. She was really worried so she walked along the river side to find the clothes. Finally she met an old woman. She said that she kept the clothes and would give them back to Bawang Putih, if she helped the old woman do the household chores. Bawang Putih helped her happily. After everything was finished, the old woman returned the clothes. She also gave Bawang Putih a gift. The old woman had two pumpkins, one pumpkins was small and the other one was big. Bawang Putih had to choose one.
            Bawang Putih was not greedy girl. So  she took the small one. After thanking the old woman, Bawang Putih then went home. When she arrived home, her step mother and Bawang Merah angry. They had been waiting for her all day long. Bawang Putih then told about he clothes, the old woman, and the pumpkin. Her mother was very angry so she grabbed the pumpkin and smashed it to the floor. Suddenly they all were surprised. Inside the pumpkin they found jewelries. “Bawang Merah, hurry up. Go to the river and throw my clothes into the water. After that, find the old woman. Remember, you have to take the big pumpkin,” the step mother asked Bawang Merah to do exactly the same as Bawang Putih’s experience.
            Bawang Merah immediately went to the river. She threw the clothes and pretended to search them.. not long after that, she met the old woman. Again she asked Bawang Merah to do household chores. She refused and asked the old woman to give her a big pumpkin. The old woman then gave her the big one. Bawang Merah was so happy. She ran very fast. When she arrived home, her mother was impatient. She directly smashed the pumpkin to the floor. They screamed. There were a lot of snakes inside the pupkin! They were very scared. They were afraid the snakes would bite them. “Mom, I think God just punished us. We had done bad things to Bawang Putih. And God didn’t like that. We have to apologize to her,” said Bawang Merah.
            Finally both of them realized their mistakes. They apologized and Bawang Putih forgave them. Now the family is not poor anymore. Bawang Putih decided to sell all the jewelries and used the money for their daily lives.