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Oct 23, 2009

FMTSO-MY CHILDHOOD MEMORY OF TRADITIONAL FILIPINO GAMES

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

42 comments:

MeL said...

Dapat dito ang comment kong iyon. Haha. Pero first pa rin ako. Woohoo!

MeL said...

Nakalimutan mo ang chinese garter, nanay tatay, at bahay bahayan! Tradisyon na yun eh. Haha.

Ang mga bata ngayon puro techy na! Haha. Mas masaya pa rin ang mga laro noon. Na-miss ko na maglaro!

Blue Rose said...

yes, i agree with mel. tunay na mas masaya ang mga laro noon at higit sa lahat hindi pa magastos. hehehe.

you also forgot to include shatong. hahaha. favorite kong laro un noong bata ako at ang patintero o tubigan sa aming lokal dialect.

sheng said...

Chinese garter, wahhahaha... magaling ako diyan noon, oo nga no, kakamiss ang games noon, even when i was in college, our hi-way is conducive for patintero, we still played. Nowadays, my child doesn't know any of these games anymore.

lucas said...

sa lahat ng nabanggit mo...tumbang preso ang pinakafave kong laro..hehe! pinagagalitan nga ako dati kasi laging nasisiraan ako ng tsinelas kakalaro..hehe!

elay said...

hala.. lam mo ba kua nung bata pa ko, super trying hard kmi maglaro ng mga larong pinoy. eh kalaro ko puro mga arabo, kumusta naman yun diba.. hehe. natutuwa ako pag may mga naglalaro pa ng gnyan, gusto ko makisali. hahaha.

REDLAN said...

Oo nga @ Mel. Naglalaro rin ako ng chinese garter nun. lmao.

REDLAN said...

Shatong, ano yun @ Blue Rose. hehehe.

REDLAN said...

Haha Magaling ka mag tumbling @ Sheng. Maswerte ang mga bata ngayon. Marami na ang high tech na laruan. At least, may option sila.

REDLAN said...

Namiss ko na maglaro ng tumbang preso. next time pag uwi ko sasali ako sa mga bata @ Ron. hehehe

REDLAN said...

Hala, yung mga arabong bata natuto ng larong pinoy sau ha @ Elay.

REDLAN said...

BTW, ang sipag ni Mel ngayon ha. Hyper na hyper. Inspired. Magandang sign yan sa bagong taon. Keep it up. Thanks so much!

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Paborito namin dati agawan base at saka bahay bahayan. kase ako nanay, tapos yung crush ko yung tatay! hahaahha!!

Saka hindi ako masyado nageenjoy sa luksong tinik. hindi kase ako mataas tumalon. :DD Saka yung luksong baka. Masaya pero mahirap. hihih

Christian Bryan said...

I must admit na kina-reer ko ang patintero tsaka tamaantao... im a pro! hehehe

my favorite is teks!!! kahong kahong teks ang meron ako dati! hehehe

Mrs T said...

paborito ko shatong, patintero at taguan. Walang wala ang mga laro ngaun, i still prefer those games talaga.

Mari said...

Those games you mentioned don't need any gadgets so it's easy for kids to play them. Nowadays, though, over here kids are so spoiled with computer games, arcade games, pinball machines, and other gizmos. The only other games that are physical in activities are the ballgames, like, basketball, baseball, badminton, and etc. These ones are good activities for children.

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the donG said...

talaga? kakatuwa naman ang bata doon. ako din nadaan ko rin yung ibang mga laro dyan. favorite namin ang syato. hehehe...

Allen Yuarata said...

lahat yata to nalaro ko na. haha.

These games should well be treasured.

KRIS JASPER said...

I wanna play this with those kids. galing basi daya-an ko nila. lol!

Nance said...

awww, i played all of these when i was growing up! kids nowadays doesn't know what they're missing! these were a lot of fun! inexpensive, good exercise and does not require any batteries.

RJ said...

Patintero at taguan ang pinaka-favorite ko rito sa mga inilista mo, Red.

REDLAN said...

Dami mo palang memories kung filipino games ang pag-uusapan @ Ishna.

Saya balikan. hehehe

REDLAN said...

Grabe ha, tekx collector ka pala @ Bry.

REDLAN said...

Those were the days @ Mrs. T.

REDLAN said...

Good exercise yung mga basketball, badminton etc @ Mari.

REDLAN said...

Thanks Hapi. Ill visit your blog.

REDLAN said...

Kapag nagtitipun tipon yan ang nilalaro nila. Yung TV pang gabi lang sa kanila. Mas energetic sila. Ang kukulit! @ Dong.

REDLAN said...

Sarap maglaro @ Allen

REDLAN said...

May tama ka @ Nance.

REDLAN said...

Saya balikan @ RJ no?

witsandnuts said...

Nakakamiss yung childhood. I enjoyed piko, sipa bola and chinese garter before. =)

ALiNe said...

walang jolens and sipa :P

Jama said...

Nowadays the kids here do not have the luxury of playing outdoor like my time. With too much time spending on homeworks plus enrichment classes, it's no wonder the kids in Singapore are not so active and robust anymore. Their play thing is mostly electronics which can be played in the comfort of aircon at home!

Gordon said...

Your childhood fathered a good man, Redlan.

Denise said...

great post. love the last shot.

Pauline said...

Love the names of your games. The simplest games are often the best, don't you think?

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I'm glad you posted this. Rarely do I find Pinoy kids doing these games in the city. Even in some provinces in Mindanao I visited recently, I haven't seen kids playing traditional games. I always wish this could be incorporated again in schools as they really get kids active - as opposed to sitting hours on end playing PSP.

~JarieLyn~ said...

These sound like fun games. These types of games are so much more fun than computer games. I like the last photo in your shoot. very good.

Ellisa said...

Beautiful memories. I love these posts! I learn so much.

Thanks for playing this week ♥

Carrie said...

It's too bad kids think they are bored these days when they aren't entertained by electronics. Your games sound fun!

J9 said...

Thank you for the games write up - I think we all make up games as kids, but not so much now with electronic games. And don't sweat the dating life, you'll meet someone unexpectedly