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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spider Fight

lim peh ka li kong

When I was a small boy I was a very happy kid.

During my childhood time, I did not have computer, no air-con, no colour-TV, no PSP or Wii but I think I have better childhood than the children now.

Being boys (my neighbours and I), we used to play and running wild.

I still remembered the wonderful games we played then: sliding down the slope of a hill with a carton box; flying kites; catching longkang fish; catching fighting spider; played "humtam bola"; etc.

Games that I am not able to play them anymore.

I received an email from a guy, Adrian from Malaysia:

" hi, i read ur blog about spiders in singapore.
do u still catch fighting spiders in singapore?
we still have it here in malaysia "
check out this site
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/608348 "

In the site, I found this clip from YouTube.

Thanks Adrian for the sharing of such wonderful site.

Maybe, just maybe, one day lim peh will go out there and catch some fighting spiders and play with them again.

Have you ever played with fighting spider?

lim peh kong wan liao
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19 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:51:00 AM , Anonymous don said...

    Oh~ I've miss this so.......much, just like OB, my childhood also catch spiders and fight with my pals, ( urm~ thinking to teach my kid to play this also,so much fun)

     
  • At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:42:00 PM , Blogger 189person said...

    Old Beng,

    Let me know when you want to play spider fight.... I miss this game too.... haha

     
  • At Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:48:00 PM , Anonymous slurp! said...

    i think still got lah. can try those ulu ulu places but don't it now. wait for them to catch mat alamak first before you go catch your spider lah LOLz

     
  • At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:22:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Don
    You mean you wanna teach 小衫女 to catch spider?

    189person
    Hmmm... maybe we can arrange for a spider-catching-cum-fighting day if the response is good.

    Slurp
    Dont scare uncle here la, like that say how I go and catch spider? Like you say, se-ka-ly catch halfway meet "Alamak" then how?

     
  • At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:08:00 PM , OpenID donlim said...

    是的,这样的话我家杉女就比小龙女更厉害啦,呵呵呵~
    对了,如果有去捉“豹虎”的话,记得通知一声噢,我会尽量参与。

     
  • At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:12:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Don Lim
    Wah-sai, you know spider is also known as “豹虎”? Not many people know that hor?

    Ok, will "jio" you if there's a chance for spider catching outing

     
  • At Thursday, March 20, 2008 3:17:00 PM , Blogger Leonard said...

    ya, i also played with spiders. my spider always lose.

    the hardest part is feeding water and dragonfly to it, scred it escaped from the cassette tape box!

     
  • At Thursday, March 20, 2008 5:04:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Leonard
    Those were the days when we really enjoyed. I remembered my spider fighting experience was always the KING, ha ha ha

     
  • At Thursday, March 20, 2008 5:48:00 PM , Blogger Mockingbird said...

    To Old Beng: Same here. Only problem is: The aunty behind me pretended to ask the cashier how much was an item she wanted to buy. In actual fact, she was jumping queue to make payment before i could. Bloody bitch.

    i also played with fighting spiders before in the 1980s when i was in primary school. Played with my cousins over the weekend. Fun.

    Titu sio pa jin hoe sng.
    蜘蛛打架真好玩。

     
  • At Thursday, March 20, 2008 5:51:00 PM , Blogger Mockingbird said...

    那些有青黄色的蜘蛛我们称它们为鬼的。有些眼睛红色的。

     
  • At Thursday, March 20, 2008 6:17:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Mockingbird
    There are too many shameless people in our country jumping queue, just have to tell them off lor.

    Yes indeed, spider fighting is super fun hor.

    是的,“鬼” 的 spider, 还有当你的 spider 打输后,就会把一只母的按住,让公的 “gyan” 母以便加强它的战斗力。

    Must go and catch some spider to fight soon, 瘾来了

     
  • At Thursday, March 20, 2008 7:54:00 PM , Blogger 少俊 said...

    haha ...好怀念哦~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     
  • At Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:25:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Beng,I remember those games too. Things are different these days. Instead of sliding down the slope of hill with carton box, the kids go to snow city. The kites are a lot fancier now and if you try telling them to put glass particles on their strings, they'll probably tell you to go fly a kite. The SPCA might accuse you of cruelty to animals if you catch spiders for fights. And if your kids play humtam bola, the parents of the other kids may sue you for assault.
    I also recall a couple of other games that I enjoyed playing - marbles and 'police catch thief'.

    Do keep in touch & regards to ChaBo Lang.

    Cheers, Ipromise

     
  • At Monday, March 24, 2008 10:02:00 AM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    少俊
    是的,成长的其中一个代价是只能常常怀念、无法时时参与。

    Ipromise
    You may be right, so that's the main reasons why all our childhood games are not played nowadays.

    Yes, there were many more games, how can we forget marbles, "police catch thief", "kuti-kuti" and "ang-kong-zhua"?

    It's a long time since we last met, call us when you are in town.

     
  • At Monday, March 24, 2008 1:17:00 PM , Blogger Mockingbird said...

    Where do you go to catch spiders? :D

     
  • At Monday, March 24, 2008 3:08:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Mockingbird
    Hmmm, that's a good question cos all my old places all also do not exist anymore.

    Any lobang?

     
  • At Monday, March 24, 2008 3:08:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Mockingbird
    Hmmm, that's a good question cos all my old places all also do not exist anymore.

    Any lobang?

     
  • At Wednesday, March 26, 2008 3:36:00 PM , Blogger Xorpheus said...

    Yeah. I had my fun time too. Use to go to the thick bush area behind our HDB area to catch spider. End up coming home with lots of mosquito bites...hahaha

     
  • At Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:53:00 PM , Blogger Old Beng said...

    Xorpheus
    So interested bo? Wanna catch them again?

     

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