Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sentosa - Games of Yesterday

There's a section near the Images of Singapore where we could play with the games of yesterday. These are the toys that I played with during my childhood. Most of us could not afford any luxury toys during that time, so we had to make do with these simple games and I find them interesting. Nowdays youngsters dont like to play these games, they prefer the computer games.

I used to play marbles with my neighbours and friends and my brother is very good in playing marbles cause he won a lot of marbles.

We used to draw the shape of the hopscotch on the sand using sticks as pencil. If it is on a cemented ground, we would used chalks to draw them. It is quite fun and very healthy, no wonder we were so slim when we were young with all the hopping and jumping...lol.



Another game that I love is the skipping rope. It was expensive back then to buy a proper skipping rope, so we gather some rubber bands and chained them together to make a skipping rope.

10 comments:

thomas said...

These games brings back good memories.

M.Kate said...

I like games of yesterday Alice, there are too much electronics now :)

the donG said...

oh you call the kelereng, here it's called steps. and did you notice the ad below this post? it's one of the presidential candidate here in the philippines.

alicesg said...

Dong, I guess you get to see the ads in your country even when you view my blog. I only see the ads that mentioned about education in my country below this post.

Lianne said...

ooooh i love the games of yesterday! that's pretty cool.

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Ferreira-Pinto said...

If I'm allowed to brag a little, when I was young round my ten years I was a champ playing marbles; still got some of them at home!

Photo Cache said...

In my day, we didn't have fancy toys either. Nobody could afford them. Instead we found ways to pass the time by inventing games and playing these games you mentioned too.

Ann said...

Alice,

I remember the 5 stones, and my mum says, playing too much makes your hands round.

Then in the early 1990s, my daughter studying in in Singapore comes home to teach me this song, in Mandarin which I rememebr these few words," ZOI MEE ZHANG TIEOW FEI GEE."

You know rhis song? More like a Rap Chinese style before Rap became famous.

alicesg said...

Ann, I cant really remember the full lyrics. I know it is something like playing hide and seek and hopscotch type of song.

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend