Tumbang Preso

October 28th, 2010

Leave it to my kids to find ways to amuse themselves on what would otherwise be a boring day.

They found an empty can of Diet Coke on top of Manang’s “kalakal” heap and decided to play Tumbang Preso. Never mind that they didn’t understand the intricacies of the game. All they knew was that they needed to hit the can with their chinelas. This goes without saying that they refused to remove the slippers they had on and instead took out another pair of slippers for the task.

And while I watched as they repeatedly missed the target, I decided to teach them a thing or two about how to play the game….kalyehera style. With a flipflop in hand, I aimed at the can and did a side-winding pitch that hit the can right smack in the middle. Beginner’s luck? Nah!! I did it again and this time with such force that the can was sent flying a good 4 or 5 meters away. Proof?


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