Bawang Merah and Bawang Putih had opposite characters and personalities. Bawang Putih was diligent, kind, honest and humble girl. Meanwhile, Bawang Merah was lazy, glamorous, proud and envious girl. Bawang Merah's bad personality was worsened because her mother spoiled her. The widow always gave her everything she wanted. It was Bawang Putih who did all the works in the house. Doing the laundry, cooking, cleaning, essentially all works were carried out by herself. Meanwhile, Bawang Merah and the widow just spent times making themselves up, because when they needed something they could just ask Bawang Putih.
BM : Hey you! Prepare me warm water for a bath… My skin is must get warm temperature to be soft.
BP : OK, my sister. I’ll do it (She boils a pail of water, then pour it into the bathub).
BM : Faster!
BP : Be more patient… (she finishes it, and get out of the bathroom).
BM : Can you do all of things quickly? You are not adroit at all (get in into the bathroom).
BP : My goodness… why is she always hate me?
BM : (roaming) Ouch!! (out from the bathroom and throw down the door).
BP : (surprised) What happened?
BM : Hey! Where did you place your head, huh?
BP : Am I did something wrong?
BM : Yes, actually all that you have done is wrong!
BP : I’m sorry…(bow)
BM : Now you tring to burn my skin!
BP : No..! That’s not.
BM : You are jealous don’t you?
BP : I’m not. I just didn’t realize the water is that hot. Are you okay? (she looks at Bawang Merah’s hand)
BM : Don’t touch it! (avoid)
BP : That’s okay. I’ll see it, it will not hurt you… (reach for BM’s hand)
BM : I said don’t touch me! Impudent kid! (BM slaps BP’s face)
BP : Sis… (she is trying to control her mind) I want to save you. But you slapped me?
BM : Enough! Cause of your doing, I’m tired. Go wash my clothes in the river! If you dare to make me dissapointed one more time, I’ll tell all of your fault to mom.
BP : Please, don’t do that…
BM : Then, go now!
BP : She is quite hate me. God, can you make my sister like me a bit?
Bawang Putih goes to the river. Washing her sister’s clothes. Suddenly, there’s a fish approach to her. The fish is able to speak, and tells her that it is her mother who has came back to comfort her. Bawang is was overjoyed to be able to speak with her mother again, and secretly visits the pond whenever she can.