Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Three Little Pigs

A long time ago, there lived three little pigs with their mother.They lived in a small house. The mother thought their kids were grown-up and it was time for them to live in their own houses.“You cannot live here any longer. You grow bigger and bigger everyday. You all must find a place to live,“ said the mother.

“How?“ asked the first Pig.
“You must ask humans to help you,“ replied the mother.
Those three little Pigs then started their journey. They separated and promised to visit one another.
The first Pig met a man who brought lots of straws. The Pig said, “Excuse me, Sir. Would you mind giving me some of your straws? I'd like to build a house.“
“Here you go,“ the man kindly gave the pig his straws.

The Pig immediately built his house. It was not strong however it was enough to protect him from the sun.

Meanwhile, the second Pig met a man who brought some sticks. The Pig said, “Excuse me, Sir. May I have some of your sticks? I want to build a house.“
The man gave him his sticks. The Pig happily received and later built his house. The house was not strong but it was enough for him to sleep.

How about the third Pig? Well, he also met a man. The man brought some bricks. The Pig politely asked the man, “Excuse me, Sir. Would it be possible if I have some of your bricks? I want to build a house. “Fortunately the man was willing to help. He gave the Pig some of his bricks. The Pig soon built his house. The house was strong and comfortable.
It was a hot day. A wolf was hungry. He had not been eating for days. While he was looking for a prey, he saw the first Pig's house. The Wolf knew the Pig was inside of the house, he could smell the Pig.

The Wolf said, “May I come in?“ The Pig was so scared. He said, “No way!“ “If you don't let me come in, I will huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down,“ said the Wolf.
Then the Wolf huffed, and he puffed, and he blew the house down. The Pig ran as fast as he could to his brother's house.

He soon arrived in the second Pig's house that was made of sticks. Unfortunately, the Wolf followed him. Again, he asked, “May I come in?“ FOLKLORE FROM ENGLAND The Pigs replied, “No way!“ The Wolf screamed, “If you don't let me come in, I will huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down.“

Then the Wolf huffed, and he puffed, and he blew the house down.Both Pigs ran as fast as they could to their brother's house.
They arrived at the brother's house that was made of bricks.They immediately told him about the Wolf.

“Don't worry, he cannot blow down this house. It is made of bricks and it is very strong. But we must set a plan now,“ said the third Pig.

He whispered and his brothers agreed with his plan.
Later, the Wolf came. He knew he could not blow the house down. So he entered the house through the chimney. The Wolf climbed the house and carefully entered the chimney.

The Wolf did not know that the Pigs had prepared a pot with boiling water. It was dark and the Wolf could not see the pot. He landed on the pot and screamed loudly! “Ouch! It hurts!“ screamed the Wolf. He immediately left the house and never came back.

The Pigs were extremely happy. Since then they lived happily ever after. Source Media Indonesia, 12/14/2014, page 20

Thursday, 30 October 2014

2015 BMW M3 Notes

Now, you just need to decide if you want a BMW M3, or a BMW M3 fighter. Give me the M3 any day.

Engine: 3.0L Turbocharged I6
Power: 425 HP at 5,500 RPM/406 LB-FT at 1,850 RPM
Transmission: Seven-Speed Dual Clutch
0-60 Time: 3.9 seconds
Top Speed: 156 mph
Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight: 3,595 Pounds
Seating: 5 people
MPG: 17 City/24 Highway
MSRP: $62,000 ($84,300 As Tested)

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

How the Mouse King Chose a Bridegroom for His Daughter

ONCE upon a time, there was a kingdom of mice. The Mouse King was wise. He had a daughter. She was very beautiful. The Mouse King thought it was time for his daughter to get married. He really loved his daughter. He wanted the best one that could be his daughter's husband. The Mouse King was desperate. He thought, “I will let anything to be my daughter's husband as long as he can make her happy.“ The Mouse King called all his advisors. He wanted to ask their opinions.
“Please tell me, how can I choose a bridegroom for my daughter. She is very special to me and therefore she deserves to get the best one.“

One advisor said, “Your Majesty, the Sun is the most powerful creature in the universe. The Sun gives us life, light, and warmth. I think the Sun deserves to be the bridegroom for your daughter.“ The Mouse King smiled. He was happy with his opinion. Suddenly another advisor spoke. “Excuse me, Your Majesty, the Cloud is more powerful than the Sun. The Cloud can hide the Sun.“ “All right, I will marry my daughter to the Cloud,“ said the Mouse King. Another advisor spoke, “Your Majesty, the Rain can wash away the Cloud.“ Before the King spoke, another advisor spoke, “Your Majesty, the Rain cannot wash away the big and tall Tree. So the big and tall Tree is more powerful than the Rain.“ Another advisor spoke, “Your Majesty, I think the Wind is more powerful than the big and tall Tree. The Wind can blow down any big and tall Trees.“

Saturday, 18 October 2014

How the Old Woman Got Her Wish

How the Old Woman Got Her Wish FOLKLORE FROM INDIA
A long time there lived a poor old woman. She lived in a hut with her son and her daugh ter-in-law. Her son and her daughter-in-law did not have any children yet. The old woman was blind. However she was always happy. She always felt grateful with her life.
Everyday she prayed and thank God for everything she had in her life.

Ganesh, one of the Gods, felt sorry for her and wanted to grant her wish. One night, he came to her and say, “Dear Old Woman. You are very grateful. You always say thanks to Gods for everything you get. Therefore, I will make your one wish come true. You can ask anything.Choose wisely.“
The Old Woman was so happy. She thought deeply and said, “Dear God. I already have everything. I don't want to ask anything.“

Tuesday, 30 September 2014


A long time ago, there lived a husband and a wife in a hut.They were old. They did not have any children.
One day, the old woman was washing their clothes in a river. Suddenly, she found a big peach. She was so happy.She carefully brought it home and planned to eat it with her husband.
The old man was also happy to see the big peach. He immediately cut the peach. When the peach was split into two parts, they found a baby boy inside the peach! The baby boy was crying loudly. The old couple was confused and did not know what to do.
“Maybe he is hungry,“ said the old man.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Water Snake

FOLKLORE FROM RUSSIA , THERE was an old woman who had some daughters. They were beautiful and helpful. They were also obedient to their mother. The girls enjoyed spending time in a pond.The water was fresh and clear.The girls liked to bathe and swim in that pond.

One day, the girls were spending their time in the pond.They did not know that a snake had been watching them. The snake was the ruler of the pond. It was not an ordinary snake.The snake had magical power. The snake carefully approached one of the girls' dresses. Later he lied on the dress.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Mouse and the Elephant

A long time ago, there lived a family of mice. The family lived happily in a savannah. The life in the savannah was dangerous. Grandpa Mouse always told his family to be careful.

“Remember, there are other animals in this savannah. We're not the only animals here,“ advised the Grandpa Mouse.
The Young Mouse ignored his grandfather's advice. He always thought that he was very strong.
“I'm the strongest animal in this savannah!“ said the Young Mouse.
His grandfather was smiling. He said, “No, you're not. You haven't seen the elephants yet.They are the strongest animals here.“
The Young Mouse looked confused. He looked at his grandfather closely and asked, “Elephant?

What is an elephant?“ Well, the Young Mouse had never left his house therefore he had never seen other animals except his family.
At night, the Young Mouse kept on thinking about what his grandfather said. He was so curious to see the elephants. He wanted to see how big they were. So, early in the morning, the Young Mouse left his house and looked for the elephants.He wanted to challenge them to prove which animal was the strongest! He wanted to challenge an elephant to fight! The sky was dark when the Young Mouse left his house. The storm was coming. The sound of thunder was deafening. However, the Young Mouse had made up his mind to look for the elephants. The storm could not stop him! T h e Young Mouse met a lizard.He never saw the lizard b e fore. He asked, “Are you the elephant?“ “No, I'm not. I'm the lizard,“ said the lizard.

“You're lucky. If you're the elephant, I already kill you!“ Right after the Young Mouse finished his sentence, thunder came. The light was so scary. The lizard was so frightened that he was hiding. The Young Mouse thought that the lizard was afraid of him.
“Ha ha ha ... the lizard was afraid of me. Yes! I'm the strongest animal here!“ Later, the Young Mouse met a zebra. He asked, “Are you the elephant?“ The Zebra said, “No, I'm not. I'm a zebra.“

“It's your lucky day! If you are the elephant, I will hit you!“ said the Young Mouse. Again, thunder attacked and the zebra was so scared. The zebra immediately ran to hide from the thunder.“Ha ha ha ... All the animals are afraid of me!“ he said arrogantly.

Later, the Young Mouse saw a giant animal with two tails, one in the front and one in the back.This giant animal was drinking some water in a small pond.

“A strange animal,“ he thought. Then he asked, “Are you the elephant?“ “Yes, I'm!“ said the elephant calmly.
“I've been looking for you to challenge you to fight. Let's prove which one of us is the strongest animal,“ said the Young Mouse. The elephant filled his trunk with water and sprayed it to the mouse! Well, the spray made the young mouse washed away.

Again, the thunder came and that made the elephant scared. He ran to a safe place. He did not want the thunder to strike him.
“Hey, Elephant! Where are you going! Are you afraid of me?“ yelled the Young Mouse when he saw the elephant running away.
Later, he went home. The Young Mouse told his grand father that the elephant was afraid of him. At first, his grandfather did not believe him. The Young Mouse was finally able to convince him that the elephant was afraid of him.

Later, Grandpa Mouse told other animals that the elephant was afraid of his grandson.
News spread and until now it is believed that the elephants are afraid of the mice. Media Indonesia, 31/08/2014, hal 20

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Fox and the Hedgehog FOLKLORE FROM FINLAND

THE Fox and the Hedgehog were best friends.
Wherever they went, they were always together.
Did they always help each other? Well, not really. The Hedgehog was kind and very helpful.
He was always willing to help his best friend. On the other hand, the Fox was very tricky. He only wanted to think about himself. When he got food, he always hid it and ate it by himself. He did not want to share it with the Hedgehog.
The Fox was so lucky to have the Hedgehog as his best friend. The Hedgehog always forgave him though the Fox sometimes treated him badly.

It was a hot day. The Hedgehog and the Fox were hungry.
“Let's go to the vineyard and steal some grapes,“ said the Fox.
The Hedgehog looked closely at him. He did not believe what he said.
“Are you kidding? The farmer put some traps there! What if we are caught?“ the Hedgehog walked away. He was not interested in his best friend's idea.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

2014 Lexus ES 350

Base Price: $37,380
As-Tested Price: $43,105
Drivetrain: 3.5-liter V6; FWD, six-speed automatic
Output: 268 hp @ 6,200 rpm, 248 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
Curb Weight: 3,549 lb
Fuel Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined): 21/31/24 mpg
AW Observed Fuel Economy: 23.6 mpg

Options: Hard disk drive navigation including backup camera, eight-inch VGA screen, voice command, single CD/DVD player, Lexus Enform including destination assist and eDestination, free subscription to App Suite ($2,625); luxury package including perforated leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front seats, bamboo interior trim, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel,

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

2014 Lexus RX 450h review notes

2014 Lexus RX 450h
Base Price: $48,720
As-Tested Price: $55,550
Drivetrain: 3.5-liter V6 hybrid; AWD, continuously variable transmission
Output: 245 hp @ 6,000 rpm (295 hp net system output), 234 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Curb Weight: 4,652 lb
Fuel Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined): 30/28/29 mpg
AW Observed Fuel Economy: 27.4 mpg

Saturday, 29 March 2014


There was a young man named Leif. He was very stubborn.
He never listened to anyone, including his own father.

Leif wanted to leave his house and got a new job. His father advised him not to go, he said that it would be better if he stayed at home and worked in his place. However, Leif ignored his father's advice. His father was hopeless. He said, “All right, I will let you go. But please don't go to the troll's house to get a job.“ What is a troll? It's a scary giant.

Leif ignored his father's advice. He directly went to the troll's house! When he arrived there, the troll welcomed him nicely.
“Pardon me, Sir. I'm looking for work,“ said Leif.

Sunday, 23 March 2014


A long time ago there lived a poor man with his wife. He worked for a rich fisherman. One day, the poor man was trying to catch some fish. He caught a beautiful fish. Suddenly, the fish was able to talk. “Please... let me go. I want to go home now.“

The poor man could not believe what he just heard. “Are you really talking to me?“ “Yes, I am. Now, please help me. Throw me back to the water,“ begged the fish.

Saturday, 15 March 2014


ONCE upon a time there lived a king named King Dheema. He had two beautiful daughters.
They were Kamlibai and Haribai. Though they both were beautiful, the two girls had different personalities. Kamlibai was spoiled, arrogant, and also lazy, while Haribai was kind, helpful, and smart.

The king thought it was time for his daughters to get married. He first asked Kamlibai to get married. The king arranged her marriage with a prince. The wedding was so extravagant. The king invited lots of guests. They were served with delicious food.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Folklore From Wales: How Water Lilies Began

A Long time ago, there lived a poor farmer with his wife. They had a son name Huw. He was a good boy. He was diligent and obedient to his parents.

Every day, Huw always herded his cows to eat sme grass. Huw had a favorite place. There was a place full with grass and it was next to a lake. Huw often watched his cows while playing his harp under a big tree.
Huw loved playing his harp and he was so good at it. He played it beautifully and anyone who heard how he played the harp would love it very much.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

FUN WITH ENGLISH The Story of the Coconut Tree

ONCE upon a time there lived a young man. He was very kind and helpful. He liked to help people. He felt very happy after he helped others. No wonder people also liked him very much.

The young man wanted to be t more useful for others. He wanted to dedicate his life for other people.
Though he had helped people a lot, he did not feel satisfied. He wanted t to be more valuable and beneficial for other people.

He asked an old man what he could do.

Sunday, 16 February 2014


ONCE upon a time, there lived an old man and his wife. They were very poor. To make a living, the old man went to the jungle to cut some bamboos and later sold them.

One day, as usual the old man went to the jungle. He found one big bamboo. He was so happy. He hoped he could get more money by selling this big bamboo.
Right before the old man cut the bamboo, it was suddenly shining.
The old man was so curious so he carefully cut the big bamboo.