Do You Remember When . . .

Do You Remember When . . .

It’s a changing world we live in. Just going by

the games that boys & girls are playing these days, you can

really begin to wonder & ponder of your good old days.

ToysAssortment of marbles, balls, skipping rope etc.

We played tops

We played hops

We played cigarette cards

That was fun for the hearts

We played rubber band

That was even considered grand

We played marbles

Or whatever games that followed.

ist2_554602-balance-business-spinning-topsWooden Spinning Top

We had picnics & swim

We climbed up trees and swing

We flew kites

And fought them with might

Fighting fishes were our pride & kicks

Never a day gone by when we felt sick

These & lots of other things we did

Even mud & holes we might dig.

cigarette-packPlayer’ Cigarette Boxes or “Rough Rider”

300px-Betta_splendens02.JPGSiamese fighting fish

Gone are the days when life was simple & free

Nothing complicating or sophisticated indeed

Simple game like ‘hide & seek’

Got to our heads & we shrieked

Life was fun, simple & gay

We always had things to play

Nothing fanciful that we had to pay

Riding a jalopy or home we stay.

Paul Chong

A Chinese by Descent

An Australian by Consent

Saturday, 29 August 2009


3 thoughts on “Do You Remember When . . .

  1. James

    Yes I remember those cigarette boxes. Wonder how you manage to get hold of these old ones.
    In Malaya, I remember vividly “Rough Rider”
    with a cowboy astride a horse with upraised rifle.

    That was a different era altogether! Clean healthy
    pastimes. All low tech.

  2. Mariya Stephen

    Re: Do You Remember When………….

    Hi Paul, great lovely photos you have here but I don’t remember them have never been in that situation, so I don’t know as you know.We lived in the village and we didn’t have wonderful life. Anyway that was good remembering how our life has improved. Yes in those day we don’t have any fear at all and everybody was so united and helpful to one another. Gone are those days. Nowadays people only care for themselves. They don’t care for others but what can we do. We cannot go back to the past so we have to move on and find sincerity that we once knew. Well my dear, we have to move on with our life and trust God for his love, guidance and mercy.
    Take care. Good night and God bless you with divine health and long life.

    Love in Christ


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