the budget airline i took on a recent trip always plays onboard games with passengers, the more famous of which is “bring me” (in this case, “show me”) because instead of bringing the item to the host, one simply has to raise it up. the first one to show it wins. well, anyway, i’ve been on a few flights lately and i’m sure they either ask for your boarding pass, the passenger safety instruction card, your passport, a ten-peso coin, a ballpen, etc. (though there was one time they asked for a belt). they give out very simple prizes (i’ve won two cellphone pouches, the last one i used as a passport holder) 🙂
the bring me game made me remember our own bring me game back then, complete with a sing-song kapampangan phrase whose real meaning escapes me until now. if you remember it yourself, this is how it goes. (the “host” means the one asking for the items. the rest are the game participants, who answer in unison).
all: indung makakalulu (merciful mother)
host: ninung apu mu? (who is your grandmother/grandfather?)
all: apung (insert name here) (in our case, it was always our grandaunt, apung gundang)
host: maliguang-maligua… (in a speedy fashion…) specify thing to bring or task to do
note that the host can either ask you to bring something or to do something (for example, bring lola’s pustiso (false teeth/dentures), pepper an aunt with kisses, smell somebody’s armpits 🙂
what a fun game 🙂 children today should be playing these games as well. aside from an education on body parts (and missing ones), it teaches speed, cunning, connivance, and when all else fails, blackmail (through incessant crying) till the person being requested to show the item or yield the body part relents 🙂