Kamis, 04 Maret 2010

Bungklang Bungkling: TUKANG SATUA



Tukang Satua (Pendongeng)

Baru kali ini I Ketut Kaprut Kaliput datang paling awal ke warung tuak. Biasanya dia datang paling belakangan dan pulang paling awal. Maksudnya supaya tidak mendapat giliran membayar.
Tetapi kali ini dia tampak lain karena tiba-tiba saja dia mengeluarkan lima lembar uang seratus ribuan. Ketut kemudian mulai bicara:
“Dewasa ini pendidikan hanya menekankan pada perkembangan otak kanan saja, tidak ada yang mempedulikan perkembangan otak kiri” kata Ketut. Bicaranya mirip pejabat dari Departemen Pendidikan.

“Aku kasihan pada anak-anak zaman sekarang, tidak ada yang menceritakan dongeng kepada mereka. Orang tua mereka terlalu sibuk mencari uang. Jangankan mau mendongeng, untuk bertegur sapa saja sudah susah.

Teman-teman Ketut tampaknya setuju dengan pendapatnya.
“Apa yang kamu sampaikan memang benar Tut, disamping karena terlalu sibuk, itu juga karena kesalahan kita para orang tua yang tidak bisa mendongeng. Meskipun kita bisa, tetapi dongeng yang bisa kita ceritakan hanya “I Siap Selem teken Men Kuak” (Ayam Hitam dan Musang Betina), itupun lupa-lupa ingat. Lagi pula, kita belum selesai bercerita, anak-anak sudah langsung menyela dan mengatakan dongeng kita tidak masuk akal,” kata I Made Milu-Milu Tuung.

“Itu kan karena kesalahan kita sendiri sebagai orang tua. Karena kita memang tidak belajar, tidak membekali diri dengan keterampilan, jadi jangan salahkan anak-anak kita kalau mereka nantinya menjadi orang yang tidak berguna. Jika kita tidak kaya, kita cukup membekali anak-anak dengan dongeng-dongeng yang baik sehingga nantinya mereka akan menjadi anak yang baik. Seperti aku dan istriku, yang saling bergiliran mendongeng kepada anak-anak, terutama cerita Tantri (tentang hewan). Sekalipun Tantri pada umumnya bercerita tentang hewan, tapi sangat bagus dijadikan cerminan.

Ketut terus berbicara, tetapi tidak ada yang mendengar, kecuali I Made Milu-Milu Tuung.
Tiba-tiba istri Ketut datang dan menyampaikan berita bahwa anak laki-laki mereka ditahan karena mencuri sebuah mobil.

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Story Teller (Tukang Satua)
I Ketut Kaprut Kaliput has not been to the palm toddy warung for a long time. That’s why it is a bit strange that he is a bit early there. He always comes late but leaves earlier than his friends because he wants his friends to pay.

But today he takes out five 100 hundred thousand Rupiah notes from his pocket. After some sips of palm toddy, he starts talking:
“Today, education system only emphasizes on development of your right brain, and ignore development of your left brain,” says I Ketut Kaprut Kaliput.
“I’m sad to see that nobody tells our children good stories anymore. Their parents are too busy with their jobs.”

Everybody seems agree with Ketut. It is the first time for them to hear him talking like that.
“I agree with you Ketut. Besides too busy, we the parents do not really know how to tell stories to our children. Even we do, we only know a few stories, like Siap Selem ajak Men Kuuk (Black Chicken and Mother Civet), I Belog (The Stupid Boy). And we aren’t even able to tell the whole story. Besides, our children often interrupt when we tell them a story and according to them that most of the stories do not make sense,” says I Made Milu-Milu Tuung.

“That’s because of our mistake as parents. We never learn. So don’t blame our children if they become bad people in future. As we are not rich we can not really provide what they need. That’s why we can only tell them good stories so that in future they will become good people. Like me and my wife. We always tell our children about tantri (fable) stories. Even the tantri tells us about animals only, it’s a good thing that we can learn from them.

Ketut keeps talking, but nobody seems to listen, only I Made Milu-Milu Tuung does.
Suddenly Ketut’s wife comes and tells Ketut that their son has been arrested by the police because he stole a car.

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Taken from ‘Bungklang Bungkling’, ‘Tukang Satua’, a column by Yanasadu, as published in Bali Post, Sunday, 28
th February 2010.
Translated by Putu Semiada