Sungai jodoh

Batam is an island in Riau Islands, Indonesia. There is one river named Sungai Jodoh or Mate River in Batam. Local people say that there is a folktale why the river was named the Mate River. Read the story so that you can learn English in a fun way. Happy reading! Once upon a time, there was an orphan girl named Mah Bongsu. She lived in a hut. She worked for a rich merchant as a housekeeper. She started to work in the morning and went home in the evening. The merchant’s name was Buntal and his wife was Mak Piah. They had a daughter, her name was Mayang. Bongsu and Mayang were the same age. However they were not friends. Mayang was rude. She often treated Bongsu badly. She thought that Bongsu was like a slave that she could ask anything she liked. Bongsu never complained. She was always grateful for her life. She never thought that her life was miserable. She always did her job happily. It was an ordinary morning. Bongsu went to the river to wash the clothes. She brought all the dirty clothes in a basket. All the dirty clothes were clean. Bongsu was ready to get back to the merchant’s house. She stood up and carried the basket. Suddenly she saw something shining moving. She approached it. Suddenly she screamed, “Snake!” Yes, there was a big snake lying near the riverside. Bongsu was so scared, she wanted to run away. Before she did that, she heard the snake talked asking for help. Yes! The snake was able to talk! “Help me…. Please help me,” said the snake so weakly. Bongsu got even more scared. She was speechless and she could not move her legs. She had never seen a snake talking like humans. The snake kept on asking for help. “Please help me…. Please…” Bongsu felt really sorry. She could not stand listening to the snake asking for help. She tried to approach the snake. “How can I help you?” asked Bongsu. “I’m bleeding. I cannot stop the blood,” said the snake. “All right, I will help you.” Bongsu carried the snake and brought it to her hut. She took care of the wound carefully. She knew some traditional medication from her mother.

She continued. But when she looked at the snake carefully. They peeped through the window. it is. It was not wounded. Bongsu burned the dead snake. “What should I do? Hmm… my mother is asking me a wounded snake. On the following day. burn the dead skin” “Why?” asked Bongsu “Just burn it. She quit working for the rich merchant. Bongsu would miss the snake very much. Then from a distance. Meanwhile.” said the snake. the skin turned into gold! Bongsu was so surprised. Then the skin exfoliated. She could not believe what she saw. So.” said the snake. Bongsu and the snake arrived at the riverside. “Yes. I will make the snake wound!” Mayang used a sharp stick and hit the snake. She was afraid to go home. They were surprised when they saw the skin turned into gold. She was looking for a wounded snake. Bongsu happily accompanied the snake to the river. They saw Bongsu collected the dead skin and burned it. “Tomorrow you go the river and find a wounded snake. Amazingly. The snake talked. They talked about many things. the snake has to be bleeding!” said Mak Piah eagerly. It was almost dark and she was not able to find a single snake yet. She used the money to build her house. Bongsu. “Bongsu. the snake was fine. Remember. “Is it real gold?” asked Bongsu. and see what happens. she saw a big snake. The snake bit Mayang. She was so happy. She gave some of the money to other poor families. Her mother would be furious if she did not bring her a wounded snake. “Aha! Now I know her secret!” said Mak Piah to Mayang. Now it’s time for me to go home. It’s my gift for you. She employed some people to work for her. She did not like to see Bongsu was richer than she was.Days passed by and the wound was slowly healed. “Thank you very much. . Mak Piah and Mayang secretly came to Bongsu’s house. The snake had been living with her in her house for couple days. There was no more wound. She had her own rice field. They had become best friends. Use the gold wisely. Mak Piah was jealous. However deep down inside. she was sad. She really wanted to know how she could get the wealth. Bongsu sold some of the gold. Would you please accompany me to the river?” asked the snake. Mayang went to the river. The snake was angry! It attacked back. Bongsu had totally healed the snake. She was screaming in pain! Mayang ran away and went home.

I will change back as a human if a woman is willing to marry me. the snake was covered by smoke. I will marry you. what people would say? Her husband was a snake? Bongsu thought deeply. She wanted to say no but she did not want to lose the snake. “Who are you?” asked Bongsu surprisingly. But if she said yes. Since then. the curse is gone. But… will you marry me?” asked the snake. Later Bongsu and the prince got married. I don’t want to lose you.“Bongsu. “Bongsu. . I will marry you. the river where Bongsu and the snake met was named Sungai Jodoh. He was so handsome and she fell in love with him. Bongsu was so confused. I don’t want to say goodbye. Bongsu was extremely happy. They lived happily ever after.” “”Really?” “Yes.” explained the man. which means the Mate River. “I’m happy to be with you and I don’t care what people will say. I know this sounds crazy. In fact.” Bongsu was so touched. He said. “Finally. The snake had the same feeling with her.” The snake was so happy. A witch cursed me into a snake. “I’m a prince. Yes. She never thought that a snake would propose her. Then she made a decision. “What?!” Bongsu was surprised. Slowly the snake turned into a handsome man.” After he said that.

you’re young. you’re young but you’re right Walk your miles. le o le o le o heeei Aku dengar ada yang bicara Papa mamaku punya citacita Dia baru berusia lima Tapi semangatnya sungguh sempurna Never in your life. tak berhenti sampai mati LASKAR PELANGI Mimpi adalah kunci Untuk kita menaklukkan dun ia Berlarilah tanpa lelah Sampai engkau meraihnya Laskar pelangi takkan terika t waktu Bebaskan mimpimu di angk asa Warna bintang di jiwa Reff: Le o le o le o heeei. le o le o le o heeei Ku berlari pakai hati. jangan sama-samakanku Hidupmu itu adalah kamu Bukan kata tidak mampu. jangan sama-samakanku Hidupmu itu adalah kamu Bukan kata tidak mampu. let them talk to you like you can not Yes. tak peduli usiamu Hidupku itu adalah aku Bukan kamu dan ragumu. jangan sama-samakanku Biar ku berlari pakai hati Tak berhenti sampai mati. tak peduli usiamu Aku muda (aku muda) aku bisa (aku bisa) Tak perlu ragukan yang kau lihat Orang ikuti ku punya jejak Kamu yang nakal bikin ku bosan Mulut setan bicara tak karuan Never in your life. you’re young Hidupku itu adalah aku Bukan kamu dan ragumu. you’re young. you’re young Hidupku itu adalah aku Bukan kamu dan ragumu. do your part with a smile ’cause you’re young. tak berhenti sampai mati Le o le o le o heeei. tak peduli usiamu Hidupku itu adalah aku Bukan kamu dan ragumu. le o le o le o heeei. you’re young but you’re right Walk your miles. le o le o le o heeei Le o le o le o heeei. do your part with a smile ’cause you’re young.Le o le o le o heeei. tak berhenti sampai mati Le o le o le o heeei. jangan sama-samakanku Biar ku berlari pakai hati Tak berhenti sampai mati. jangan sama-samakanku Hidupmu itu adalah kamu Bukan kata tidak mampu. le o le o le o heeei Ku berlari pakai hati. aku muda aku bisa Menarilah dan terus tertawa Walau dunia tak seindah sur ga Bersyukurlah pada Yang Ku asa Cinta kita di dunia selamany a Cinta kepada hidup Memberikan senyuman aba di Walau hidup kadang tak adil Tapi cinta lengkapi kita Laskar pelangi takkan terika t waktu Jangan berhenti mewarnai Jutaan mimpi di bumi Repeat reff [2x] . tak berhenti sampai mati Hidupku itu adalah aku Bukan kamu dan ragumu. let them talk to you like you can not Yes. aku muda aku bisa Le o le o le o heeei Ku berlari pakai hati. le o le o le o heeei Ku berlari pakai hati.

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