Despite all the new technology and gadgets such as television, computer, laptop, mobile phone, ipod, ps2, ps3, psp etc. and the increase of couch potatoes, traditional Filipino games are still played by kids of today especially in the province. These Filipino games include the following:
1. Bulong-pari or whisper it to the priest.
2. Kapitang bakod or hold on to the fence.
3. Luksong tinik or jump over the thorns.
4. Langit-lupa or heaven and earth.
5. Patintero or try to cross my line without letting me to touch or catch you.
6. Taguan or hide and seek
7. Takip-silim or twilight game, look out, cover yourself.
8. Ubusan-lahi or game of conquer.
9. Teks or texted game cards.
10. Tumbang preso and more.
When I went home last New Year 2009, I watched the kids playing traditional games. I even enjoyed by just watching them and was bringing back memories of the past.
Luksong-tinik- Two players serve as the base of the tinik(thorn) by putting their right or left feet together(sole touching gradually building the tinik).
A starting point is set by all the players, giving enough runaways for the players to achieve a higher jump, so as not to hit the tinik.
Tumbang preso- is an easy game to play. There needs to be an "it" player or the defender of the can. The "it" will then defend the can from other players to prevent them from knocking it down.
Players usually use slippers when playing tumbang preso.
As the "it", you'd end up returning the can over and over again until you get lucky and tag a new "it".
Kids even play the High jump.
It is actually an athletics even in which competitors must just over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without the aid of any devices.
It has been contested since the Olympic Games of ancient Greece.
This is a re posted entry for FRIDAY- MY TOWN SHOOT OUT's photo theme "CLASSICS OF CHILDHOOD assigned by ELLISA