Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fiesta Games


October 12, 2011

A boy is betting on a gamer to win a prize. These carts are very common throughout Cavite and our neighboring provinces whenever the town fiesta is at hand. boys and girls, even ladies and gentlemen, bet on small white papers that when dipped to an inked solution reveals the number that corresponds to a certain prize. Most of the time, bets are priced from one to ten pesos which may win you prizes like little toys and candies, and sometimes, just like in the photo above, little snails, baby chickens and ducks and for special prizes, baby rabbits!

Children of all ages (including yours truly) are thrilled whenever the Town Fiesta is about to come. Two months before the Big date, a carnival is being set up on the Town Proper wherein people come to and have a great time with their families and friends. All the games like The Color Game, which is one of my favorites wherein three dices, each side represents one of the six colors, are being rolled and the winning colors are presented and your bets may be doubled or tripled depending on the results. On another booth, Bingo games are being held each night and everyone screams and shout whether because of their joy of winning or the depression of losing. These little games and fun moments truly are a big part of the CaviteƱo culture to bring townspeople together and family and friendly bonds tighter.

10 comments:

Dina said...

Shalom Steven. I'm so glad you visited my blog. Welcome to Jerusalem!
I see now that your blog is full of interesting posts and beautiful photos.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Seems like bingo is popular all over the world Steven.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Dina - I'm so glad to see you here as well Dina! That's so nice of you thank you so much! I'm praying for Israel!

Steven^^

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Perth - That really is true! I can still remember playing Bingo when I was still a kid on California! I guess its very simple yet so much fun! Thanks for dropping by!

Steven^^

Dindin MK said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Steven. Am following you now. Btw, I used to do this when I was in elementary school, it's very common too at those time. lol, what a real fun age...

JM said...

I love street scene/daily life shots and this one is just great, Steven.

Vernz said...

nyahahah.. I love the shooting of the balloons .. I think we all have passed this kinda life.. now I'm afraid this is slowly disappearing..

Thank you for seeing Anything Davao.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Dindin - It's my Pleasure Dindin! It's so nice to hear that you guys have these games as well in Indonesia! Hope I can visit Indonesia someday! See you here back soon!

Steven^^

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

JM - Thank you so much JM! I'll try shooting more Street Scenes from now on!

Steven^^

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Vernz - I Love that too! With those extra heavy little darts! hahaha Thanks Vernz!

Steven^^