Jumat, 12 Februari 2010

Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih

Once there was a beautiful girl named Bawang Putih. She lived with her father, her step mother and her step sister. Bawang Putih mother had passed away.

Bawang Putih step mother and her step sister, Bawang merah, didn’t like her. But they always pretended and act nicely to Bawang Putih if her father was at home. When his father was on duty, they thread Bawang Putih cruelly. They asked her to do all the house work while they sat and did nothing. Bawang Putih was very sad, but she couldn’t do anything about that. She couldn’t tell her father because her father didn’t know that.

One day, while her father wasn’t at home, Bawang Putih step mother asked her to wash their clothes in the river. Bawang Putih went to the river and started to wash all the dirty clothes. However she didn’t realize that one of her sister clothe floated to the river.

Then she went home. At home, her sister asked her, “where is my dress? Have you washed it?”
“Yes, sister, of course” Said Bawang Putih searching the dress in her bucket.
“Where is it?”
“I am sorry Sis, I lost your dress,” said Bawang Putih.
“Well you have to find my dress or mother will not give you dinner,” said Bawang Merah angrily.

Bawang Putih went back to the river, she tried to find her sister’s dress. She walked down the river bank and hoped that she would find the dress. Then she met a shepherd taking his cow a bath.
“Hello sir? Can I ask you a question?” said Bawang Putih
“Sure, what up?” answered the shepherd.
“I lost my sister’s dress while I was washing our clothes, did you see it? It has white color, and makes from silk.”
“I am sorry my dear, I don’t know.” Said the man.
Bawang Putih was very sad, and kept looking for the dress.
Then she met a woman washing clothes at the bank of the river
“Excuse me mam, did you see a dress floating in this river recently?”
“I don’t know my child, ask the old woman there, may be she knows it.” Said the woman.
“Thanks, mam.”

Bawang Putih approached the old woman and asked her. “excuse me, granny. Did you see a dress floating on the river just now? I lost my sister dress while I was washing our clothes.”
“Does it have white color and made from silk?”
“yes, It is.” Said Bawang Putih happily. “Do you have it? Granny?” Asked Bawang Putih.
“I kept it in my house. Follow me dear…” said the old woman.
Bawang Putih followed the old woman to her house.
“please have a sit child …”
“Thanks granny , you’re very kind.” Not long after that.
“here is your dress”
“Thanks granny, thank you very much.”
“And this, take this watermelon I give it to you…”
“You’re very kind. How can I repay your kindness.”

Meanwhile in Bawang Putih’s house, her father was worry because she hadn’t come back. He was angry to his wife and said why his wife pushed to look for the dress.
“Why did you have to push her to find the dress? I can buy Bawang Merah the same one,” said Bawang Putih father.
Bawang Putih step mother was quiet and didn’t say anything, so that Bawang Merah.

Then, came Bawang Putih. “Oh Bawang Putih, are you ok?” said her father. “I am fine father, and sis, here is your dress.” Bawang Putih Gave the dress to Bawang Merah.
“And mother, a granny who found Bawang merah dress gave me this watermelon, lets open it..”
Bawang Putih step mother took the water melon and cut it off. However there is no watermelon flesh instead there were some jewelries in it. They were very surprise.

Bawang Putih step mother was very happy and she excepted that she would have another water melon and find some jewelries in it so she asked Bawang Putih where was the old woman house.

The next day Bawang Putih step mother and Bawang Merah went to the old woman house. They asked another water melon. They pushed the old woman rudely. At last the old woman gave her water melon.

Bawang Putih step mother thought that she would not come back to her husband house, she thought that it would be better to live together with her daughter since now she had lot of jewelries.
Then they opened the water melon that they thought that filled with jewelries. However they were wrong, there were no jewelries in the water melon, they found hundreds of poisonous snake, and the snake bit them. They cried for help but no one heard them. After what happen to her step mother and her step sister, Bawang Putih lived with her father joyfully.

Selasa, 09 Februari 2010

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Jumat, 05 Februari 2010

The legend of Kemarau island

This story comes from Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia. On the fifteenth days of Chinese New Year, those who celebrated the Chinese New Year in Palembang and the area around it usually goes to Kemarau island. The island is located in the middle of Musi river. They come to the island to pray for their ancients. Some young adults also come to the island they want to pray to find their soul mate because on the island they can find a tree that people believe as mate tree.

Actually there is legend following the appearance of Kemarau island.

It is said that there was a young prince from China named Tan Bu An. He came to Palembang to study. While he studied he met a beautiful young girl name Siti Fatimah. They fell in love and they wanted to get merry. However, Siti Fatimah and Tan Bu An came from different ethnic and religion. Siti’s parents didn’t agree about their marriage.

However, Siti’s parents didn’t dare to refuse the prince proposal. So as a result, Siti’s parents asked Tan Bu An to bring some jewelries in some jars as the condition if Tan Bu An wanted to marry Siti.
“If you want to marry my daughter, you should bring 10 jars of jewelries from your country” Said Siti’s father
“Yes, sir,” said Tan Bu An.
Then, Tan Bu An asked the King to send 10 jars of jewelries. The King sent 10 jars of jewelries on a ship. The jewelries was covered by some vegetables. The king thought that it would be savior from the pirates.

When the jewelries came, Tan Bu An was very disappointed, he thought that the jars is only filled with vegetables. So he threw away the jars into Musi River. After he threw away the jars, the guard said that the jewelries were in the jars covered by the vegetables. Tan Bu an was very sorry and he ran to the river, he tried to get the jewelries back. However the stream of the river was very strong, Tan Bu An sank to the river.

Meanwhile, at her house, Siti was waiting Tan Bu An. She was shocked to hear that Tan Bu An sank in Musi river. Siti ran to the river and threw her away into the river. She wanted to meet Tan Bu an.

Years goes bye and on the middle of the river appear an island. People believe it as the place where Tan Bu an and Siti Fatimah met at the bottom of the river. And people call it Kemarau island, because the island is always dry even the river is tide.

Rabu, 03 Februari 2010

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important in the traditional Chinese holidays. It also called the Lunar New Year. On the February the 14th 2010 the Chinese ethnic will celebrate the New Year. Since it becomes national holidays in Indonesia, the celebration feels very glorious.

The tradition

The celebration of The New Year is a reflection oh how the people behaved and what they believed the most. People decorate their window and door with red paper cut and couplets. They also wear red clothe. Red color is believed will be able to scare away evil spirit and bad future.

In the new year‘s Eve, a reunion dinner is held with member of the family. The menu will be chicken, fish and sometimes noodles. It differences in each area. They eat for wealth, happiness and good fortune. People eat uncut noodles that represent longevity and long life. The most popular fruits is Mandarin oranges. It represents luck or fortune.

In the morning, children will great their parents and accept money in red envelopes. The red envelopes are usually passed out from married couple to unmarried couple, and parents to their children.
After that people will visit their relatives, and friends to greet New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year to you whom celebrate it!! Gong Xi Fat Cai!

Selasa, 02 Februari 2010

Valentines Day

It’s February, It’s Valentines Day. Usually on the 14 February, people all around the world celebrate Valentines Day. On this month you will easily find decoration related to Valentine’s Day. Roses, Dolls, or chocolate, you can choose one of it, and give it to the one that you love. You can express your love to your friends, parents, teachers, and of course your special friend.

What is the origin of Valentines Day?

The Valentines Day begins during the heyday of the Roman Empire, which held a festival every February. The festival called Lupercian Festival. It was held to honor the God of Fertility. During the festivities young men would get to choose their mate. And usually marriage happens. However when Caludius became emperor, he changed the tradition. He didn’t allow the festival because he was afraid that men would refuse their duty to fight because they would not want to leave their wives behind, he outlawed all marriages.

However, there was a catholic bishop, named Valentin, who, understanding love, began to secretly marry couples. When Claudius found out, he had Valentine arrested and ordered put to death. While waiting in jail, Valentine began exchanging letters with the jailer’s daughter and soon had fallen in love with her. The day he was to be beheaded, he wrote her one last note and signed it: ‘From Your Valentine’.


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