I could not take my afternoon nap because of kids playing noisily outside my house. They are truly a nuisance. I just had to get this out because I nearly lost my temper about it. I told them as nicely as I can if they can just keep it down because other people are sleeping and also suggested that if they intend to keep on shouting whatever it is to each other and playing with long bamboo sticks that can possibly hurt them, they should just do it somewhere else and I also told them to be extra careful. They of course had the gall to ask me where should they play. I told them I have no idea but it’s definitely not right in front of my bedroom window.
God was on all our side when one of the kids suggested near his own house. Good riddance. And then after five minutes of intense playing, that was when other neighbors started to call the kids to go home instead. There, they also got disturbed by their playing.
Now, there’s silence on our street. Yay!
This incident brought memories of me as a kid. I remember playing with my cousins and friends on the street as well. However, we actually do it around 5pm, when it’s not too hot and most of the people are already awake from siesta.
Even climbing up on trees are best done around dusk because the breeze is much cooler and the fruits we gathered were yummy for merienda.
Sigh, kids today are totally a whole new arena. I was appalled to see them playing with the long bamboo sticks. The time I got to play with bamboo sticks was only for a game called “kondisi buko“. It was played with two bamboo sticks. One was about half a yard long and the other one is shorter and it was pretty much like baseball or softball except with bamboo sticks. We usually place this in a park because you have to dig a small hole where the short stick should be placed in with an incline and then you use the longer stick to tap the short stick to fly up in front of you then you hit the flying stick hard so it can go far and your team can run from one base to another.
Another game similar to this is “Bati Cobra“.
Bati-CobraThis is a hitting and catching game. This game is played outdoors only by two or more players.To play this game, 2 pieces of bamboo sticks (1 long, 1 short) are required. A player acts as a batter and stands opposite the others players at a distance. The batter holds the long bamboo stick with one hand and tosses the short one with the other hand. The batter then strikes the shorter stick with the longer stick. The other players will attempt to catch the flying shorter stick. Whoever catches the stick gets the turn to be the next batter. If nobody catches the stick, any player can pick it up. The batter then puts down the longer stick on the ground. The holder of the shorter stick will throw it with the attempt to hit the longer stick on the ground. If the longer stick is hit, the hitter becomes the next Batter. If the player with the shorter stick misses to hit the longer one, the same batter will continue. – From Wikipedia
Anyhow, I’m now back to my bellydancing exercise. I’m super thankful that Heaven is finally well. Thank you, Lord and thanks for everyone who prayed for her.