Friday, August 17, 2007

Independence Day 17 August

Tujuh belas agustus is Indonesian Independence Day, marked in communities all over the country by wildly competitive games hotly contested by kids from 5 or 6 years up. Have you ever tried to eat a krupuk hanging from a string with hands tied behind , or maneuver a pencil tied around your waist into a soda bottle - backwards? Well, people line up here to try. Our community had non-stop games the morning, hoop rings, 3 legged races, and basketball all morning, and tug of wars, football and karaoke in the afternoon. Drifts of kids turned up, all determined to win a prize. Supervising all were a dedicated team of grown ups, who no doubt remember the fun they had when young!

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