It’s December 1. In the Philippines, Christmas is not complete without parties. Christmas parties are not complete without PARLOR GAMES. Unlike here is the States, when my Christmas parties were just some eating some finger foods in the seminar/conference rooms and greeting each other with Happy Holidays or going to restaurants together with the whole department and exchanged gifts, my Christmas parties in the Philippines were food, fun and farlor games. OOOPs, I mean PARLOR GAMES. You can not fault the culture here. The culture is so diverse that there are some employees who are not Christians and therefore do not celebrate Christmas.
This is my third time to republish this entry about Parlor Games because I like to include the suggestions made by commenters. Here are some of them before I go to my own suggestions.
1. From Mirza
About the games, pwede din idagdag ung KALAMANSI RELAY..gamit ung plastic spoon na nakasubo sa bibig ung tip ng hawakan ng spoon, ipapasa ng mga players ung kalamansi gamit lang ung spoon and bibig nila..bawal ang kamay. tska ung EGGPLANT RELAY pero this time, tanzan naman ang papaluin. less challenging ito compared sa kalamansi pero equally enjoyable. pwede din ung PASS THE MESSAGE. mga 10 players per team ok na to. this is to test kung sino ang magaling sa tsismisan. lastly, ung SISIRAN ARINA..ito ung hahanapin ung coin sa isang batyang arina. ayun.
Parang gusto ko yong Pass the message. Chismisan blues talaga. (Toink. Dopeslapped forehead).
ito ang dagdag ko
sa sobrang tuwa ko gusto ko i-share
1. kailangan ng masking tape… tapos lahat ng body part na nagsisimula sa letrang “B” ay didikitan (exampol, “balikat”, “bilbil”, “boobs” hehehe)ang pinakamarami sa nadikit sa magkalabang grupo ay mananalo…
Sa letrang B. Paano kung may bukol. I mean bukol talaga. Ang mag-isip ng malisyoso, ay malisyoso. hehehe
singing contest simpleng kanta lang…. kahit jingle bells pero may twist dapat nakalabas ang dila… ang pinakamaraming palakpak ang mananalo
ang saya maging isang pinoy!
I tried to sing with tongue out. Shin gel Vellls, Sin gel Vells…Lintek, hirap kumita ng pera…yuk yuk yuk
And here is the original entry:
Christmas Parties and Parlor Games
Fifteen days to go and it’s Christmas. It’s this part of the year when offices, schools and families hold Christmas parties where aside from exchange gifts and programs, parlor games enliven the gathering.
1. Trip to Jerusalem /Musical Chairs
A favorite of young and old alike, this game gradually trims down the number of participants until a winner emerges. Children can make use of chairs arranged in a circle where they can sit down when the music stops. The number of participants is more than the number of chairs.
Wikipedia describes Musical chairs as a game played by a group of people (usually children), often in an informal setting purely for entertainment such as a birthday party. The game starts with any number of players and a number of chairs one fewer than the number of players; the chairs are arranged in a circle (or other closed figure if space is constrained; a double line is sometimes used) facing outward, with the people standing in a circle just outside of that. A non-playing individual plays recorded music or a musical instrument. While the music is playing, the players in the circle walk in unison around the chairs. When the music controller suddenly shuts off the music, everyone must race to sit down in one of the chairs. The player who is left without a chair is eliminated from the game, and one chair is also removed to ensure that there will always be one fewer chair than there are players. The music resumes and the cycle repeats until there is only one player left in the game, who is the winner.
For adult , the game becomes more exciting when male and female participants are paired except for one. The males become the ” chairs. ”
Pag ang ako ang in charge sa parlor game na ito, madalas ay nakakuha ako ng request
sa mga boys na medyo tagalan ang music.Mga salbahe. Kung kasali ako, puwede pa.
2. Bring me (Scavengers hunt)
A scavenger hunt is a game in which teams seek to find all of the miscellaneous items on a predetermined list. Often the goal is to race against competitors to retrieve the items first.
Huwag kayong magkamaling ako ang gawing in charge sa game na ito at hindi rin sa akin
puwede yong halos dalhin na ang kanilang bahay para lang manalo. Isang kaibigan ko ang laging may dalang malaking tote bag na may lamang karayom, sandok, martilyo,
pako para lang manalo sa contest. Ako hindi bagay ang aking hinihingi kung hindi tao
para hindi lang yong kasali sa contest ang involved.
1. Babae o lalaking may dimple sa pisngi
2. Babaeng may pinakamalaking sukat ng dibdib. Hehehe kailangang sukatan.
3. Lalaking may pinakamalakingâ€¦â€¦PAA (akala ninyo kung ano na.)
4. Babae o lalaking may pinakamababang timbang
5. Babaeng walang boypren (paano malalaman, palaging nakasimangot)
6. Lalaking walang girl friend (paano malalalaman, palaging nakangiti)
Mga Pinoy Parlor Games…
1. Egg relay -kailangan ng hard boiled egg at spoon.
2. Eggplant and kalamansi-Sa pamamagitan ng talong na nakatali sa baywang ng lalaki o babae at nakalawit nang tamang tama lamang upang sumayad at mapalo ang kalamansi para gumalaw.
3. Polvoron eating contest- Pagkatapos kumain ng polvoron ay sisipol ang kasali
4. Soda bdrinking contest
5. Apple dancing contest
6. Newspaper dance
May alam pa kayo?
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