Thursday, February 25, 2016


The picture above was taken in Pilar, Sorsogon when my family stopped for a while in the port before we headed to Donsol for whaleshark interaction. I long to see children playing in a true sense of the word - offline. I do not know what the exact name of this game but I'd rather call this game as lukso (literally means, jump). When we were children, we used to play luksong tinik and all sorts of jumping using various props. This one is quite improvised from what I did when I was a kid. Since the location is coastal, an improvised platform, sandbags, are used as the final touch before the jump. I still value when I see children playing like this rather than being individualistic playing all sorts of games in a tablet or smartphone. For me, interaction among children is very important and appreciating the value of the environment by making them feel what's in their surroundings form part of a quality child life.