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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Can "teng, teng"(hopscotch), "baling selipar" (slippers throwing?) and three-legged race be interesting for them?


This month, I'm part of the committee members for the graduation team. My tasks are to ensure students have some activities in the morning before they receive their progress reports, ensure exit level students have some presentations and everything is going to be smooth on the last Friday of the session. Since this session's theme is SPORTS, we have had plan some interesting activities especially for tomorrow.

If yesterday I shared about Futsal, which is parts of our plan, tomorrow we plan to introduce three of our Traditional Games. I know that we have a variety of Traditional Games like "congkak, bola cetong, gasing, kaki gajah, sepak raga ratus, tarik upih, galah panjang" and many more. We can't really play other sports tomorrow since we only have about 2 1/2 hours before we are supposed to give them their progress reports. (their results) That's why we reckon playing traditional games is the best option.

We have these games in mind. We really hope that we can at least share about Malaysian culture to the foreigners since we have so many international students. Let's see if you (the Malaysians who are reading this  entry) can remember about these games:

  • "Bola cetong" : Normally this game is played using the empty condensed milk cans. All the cans must be arrange by team A and team B must guard the cans so that team A won't be able to arrange the cans. Since it''s quite hard for us to find enough condensed milk, we have decided to use slippers and tennis ball to replace the plastic ball. This was one of my favourite past time games when I was young.
  • "Galah Panjang":  This game is also played by two teams. Team A will guard their castle so that team B can't cross to other side. If all players in team B manage to cross, they will earn one point. We are going to use masking tape to mark the lines. Hopefully the weather is nice because  we need to play it outside.
  • "Teng Teng" : This resembles Hopscotch. Using one foot, each player need to hop in the squares until he reaches the top and manage to retrieve his token(gundu). Our plan is just to see who can finish one round without dropping another foot on the ground. 
 We really hope that everything will go on smoothly. We are quite excited about this and at least this effort can give our students a glimpse of Malaysian culture.


Mama Zharfan said...

sounds fun!!!

yatie chomeyl said...

nanti family day geng2 msian sini, tie keno organize game bola ceton buke guno tin la..guno selipar. jadi lah bola kaki tigo

Sitisifir10 said...

Bola cetong yang k.nur maksudkan kami panggil baling tin...kalau guna kasut panggil 'cili'... dulu lepas susun tin/kasut kena angkat kaki atas tin tanda

galah panjang plak kami panggil 'ulup' tp lagi best kalau main baling tin...

teng teng, erk...saya tak main sangat benda ni kecik2 dulu.. :)) alamak, teringinnya balik ke zaman itu

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