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Kungfu Panda

It’s amazing, how inspiration could come from a cartoon movie called Kungfu Panda. Yep, it’s a cartoon movie! If I have to recall, when is the last time I saw a cartoon in theater — well, I can’t remember it🙂

Inspirasi apa sih yang saya dapatkan dari film ini? Ok, let me tell you a bit of its story.

Dikisahkan, seekor panda bernama Po, hidup dalam rutinitas sehari-hari sebagai putra penjual mie. Ayahnya, yang mewarisi warung mie dari kakek-moyangnya, sudah dikenal sebagai pembuat mie yang uennaaakk banget, yg konon dimasak dengan menggunakan resep rahasia. Si ayah ini ingin suatu hari, Po bisa meneruskan usaha warung mie-nya dan mewarisi the secret recipe.

Namun, sesuai dengan judul, Po ternyata memiliki obsesi tersendiri, yaitu menjadi seorang ahli kungfu. He was accidentally chosen by Master Oogway (the great kungfu master from the dragon-temple in Po’s village), to become the dragon warrior.

I’d love to share the inspiration that I got at this point. Master Oogway, told his students to agree with his decision to make Po as the dragon warrior, eventhough it’s hard to accept it. He keep telling this: there’s no such accident in this life, everything has its destiny.

Inilah inspirasi yang saya dapat: kesederhanaan hidup, bisa dijalani dengan berdasar pada keyakinan bahwa apapun yang terjadi dalam hidup ini bukanlah sekedar kebetulan (accident). Kalau kita meyakini bahwa hidup kita ini memiliki tujuan, maka kita akan berhati-hati untuk mengarahkan hidup kita ke tujuan-tujuan yang positif.

We have to be aware of our capability to construct or even destroy our life with whatever action we take.

Cerita berlanjut.. sebagai dragon-warrior, Po musti mempelajari jurus pamungkas yang ditulis di dragon-scroll untuk menghadapi musuh utamanya Tai Lung. Namun yang didapat adalah, dragon-scroll tersebut ternyata hanyalah gulungan kertas kosong — tidak ada jurus apapun yang tertulis di situ. So, how can he defeat Tai Lung without the ultimate dragon kungfu?

Po’s father helped him in solving the mystery. Ketika ayah-anak tersebut sedang berdiskusi tentang usaha mie mereka — sang ayah membagi sebuah rahasia kepada Po. There’s no secret recipe. The fact that the noodle tastes so good, is without using any secret recipe. The secret recipe was just an illusion — an obsession to motivate him to be able to cook the best noodle.

Po started to realize, that there’s actually no such thing called ultimate dragon kungfu. The scroll, as like the secret recipe, was just an illusion for the students to keep practicing as hard as they can. Apa yang dibutuhkan Po, adalah ketekunan untuk berlatih kungfu dan keyakinan pada diri sendiri bahwa dia mampu mengalahkan musuh-musuhnya. The story then — as can be guessed — ending with a happy one, where Po finally defeat Tai Lung. His weakness, eventually turned-out to be his main strength in the battle.

Another inspiration from the movie is, when Master Oogway told Po..

“People say that the past is history, and the future is mystery. But what you are now is most important … that’s why it is called the present”

“Present” dalam arti kata yg lain adalah hadiah, jadi apa yg kamu dapatkan saat ini adalah sebuah anugrah. What inspiring words !!!

Well for you who haven’t watched the movie, I would recommend it to you. It’s a funny movie, with a very interesting story and great simplistic animation. Happy watching!

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  1. June 27, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Yup, it’s one of the best movie which i have watched. I have suggested my friends to watch this🙂

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