Saturday, May 17, 2008

ingenuity

When I was a kid, me and my friends used to improvise to be able to play the games we want. Toys were expensive and our parents couldn't afford to buy them from stores. Hence the improvisation. We were good at it too. If we wanted to play baseball, we used a ball made of coconut leaves. If we wanted to play jackstone, which was a popular game when I was in grade school, we used golf balls in place of the rubber ball. Hey, I didn't know until after way later in life that what we used were golf balls. Would you believe my naivety? But then we had good times using the balls and we even preferred it over the real thing because of the sound it made on concrete floor. Whenever we go to the stores and I see the balls I always have that fond memories of my childhood. Who knows if I will be able to play golf one day but we sure did put those golf balls to good use.

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