The Turtle and The Hare – Kelinci dan Kura2 Versi ke III

Gile, saya hobi banget ya, sama cerita ini.
Kali ini kisahnya saya ubah dikit settingnya, menjadi balapan dayung antara Jepang melawan Amerika.

The Americans and the Japanese decided to engage in a competitive rowing race. Both teams practiced hard and long to reach their peak performance. On the big day they both felt ready.

The Japanese won by a mile!

Afterward, the American team was discouraged by the loss. Morale sagged. Corporate management decided that the reason for the crushing defeat had to be found, so a consulting firm was hired to investigate the problem and recommend corrective action.

The consultants’ finding: The Japanese team had eight people rowing and one person steering; the American team had one person rowing (Working) and eight people steering (Freeloading ).

After a year of study and millions spent analyzing the problem, the consulting firm concluded that too many were steering and not enough were rowing on the American team.

So, as race day neared again the following year, the American team’s structure was complete reorganized. The new structure: four steering managers, three area steering managers, one staff steering manager and a new performance review system for the person rowing the boat to provide work incentive.

This year, the Japanese won by TWO miles.

Humiliated, the American corporation laid off the rower for poor performance and gave the managers a bonus for discovering the problem.

The following year the American team bought a new “off the shelf” racing team. One top American manager was recently heard stating that “racing wasn’t part of our core competencies, so we brought in contractors to help us compete in a world wide market/race “.

After many months of deliberation, and the race fast approaching, the new staff reorganization quickly became . . . four steering managers, three area steering managers, one staff steering manager and now one project steering leader to oversee the racing contractors. Plus, of course, the 8 additional racing contractors who will actually compete in the race, but they don’t really count in Corporate America . . . .

This year, the Japanese won by default, the American racing team sunk three minutes into the race. A top American manager was overheard stating “I don’t understand, they said we could just plug ‘em in, that they could race in any boat”.

Although it’s early in the planning for next year’s race, rumor has it the Americans are buying a new boat that is more compatible with the vendor’s system of racing expertise. A new boat acquisitions manager was hired to work on the details.

hahahaha..

Kelinci vs Kura-kura (Twist Japanese Version)

Kelinci vs Kura-kuraBarusan nyari-nyari cerita pendek dlm bahasa Jepang, kebetulan ketemu blog yang satu ini. Ada satu cerita yang lumayan membuat saya teringat pada posting saya sebelumnya, tentang lomba Kelinci vs Kura-kura.

Silakan meluncur ke TKP, di http://gokurakudo.main.jp/text/veryshort/syoubu.html.

Bagi yg belum meluncur, jangan khawatir. Berikut ini saya copas-kan isinya di sini. Cerpen ini karya mas Gokurakuten (nama pena). Mas Gokurakuten ini emang paling jago bikin twist ending yang mendebarkan dan menggairahkan. Silakan kunjungi juga cerita-cerita lain, pokoke seru-seru n bikin gemes. Ada juga sih, cerpennya yang perlu dibaca 2-3 kali baru paham. Jangan lupa baca yang 交わす言葉, yg satu ini asli bikin saya ngakak terguling2. Endingnya itu lho.. mantaps..

Buat Anda-anda yang belajar bahasa Jepang, kayaknya situs http://gokurakudo.main.jp ini lumayan cocok. Bisa nambah2 perbendaharaan kata dan tata bahasa. Jangan lupa uborampe menyan kamus-nya pak Goro Taniguchi (nggak promosi lho), siapa tahu nemu kanji atau istilah2 baru.

Tidak perlu berpanjang-panjang kata lagi. Silakan baca.

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Kelinci dan Kura-kura

Kelinci vs Kura-kuraKisah ini saya dapatkan dari seorang ustadz sobat saya, dalam rangka membangun motivasi diri.  Ada 4 kisah yang berkelanjutan, tentang perlombaan balapan antara Kelinci dan Kura-kura.

Kisah Pertama

Syahdan, seekor kelinci dan seekor kura-kura sepakat untuk berlomba adu balap. Dengan rute yang sudah mereka sepakati, mereka mulai berlari. Kelinci yang memandang remeh pada kura-kura, berlari dengan seenaknya. Sebentar-sebentar berhenti untuk melihat lambatnya kura-kura merangkak di belakangnya. Lama-lama ia merasa bosan, lalu memncari tempat berteduh.

“Ah… kura-kura masih lama. Aku bisa tidur dulu sebentar… Sejuknya di bawah pohon ini…,” demikian pikir kelinci.

Ternyata kelinci tertidur dengan sangat pulas. Kura-kura yang terus berjalan dengan lambat, lama-lama bisa mendahului kelinci. Sampai akhirnya tiba di garis finis, mengalahkan kelinci yang sombong. Kelinci sangat menyesal, karena kesembronoan dan kesombongannya membuatnya kalah dari kura-kura.

Moral of this story :

Ada falsafah Jawa yang mengatakan: “Alon-alon waton kelakon”. Artinya, pekerjaan yang dilakukan secara kontinu (istiqomah), meskipun sedikit demi sedikit, lama-lama akan berhasil. Sedangkan sembrono dan sombong akan membawa kepada penyesalan.

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