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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Gallimaufry#11

Just a confused jumble of photos ...
Crepe ginger

Skywatch from my balcony

Malaysian street food  satay

Meat skewered and grilled over a charcoal fire

Served with a spicy dipping of peanut sauce, satay is perfect as a snack, starter or main course.

White carnation


Dinner

Suburban playground

ONE FROM THE SHOEBOX  PHOTOS THAT RARELY SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

Yosemite National Park  Winter 1990

Batu Seremban/Fivestones
Growing up, we spent most of our weekends and holidays at Grandma's house where all the cousins would gather. Looking back, those times playing games with the cousins are my fondest memories of my childhood.
And one of our favourite games was Batu Seremban aka Fivestones, a traditional version of Knucklebones. Instead of bones or stones, we played the game with cloth bags filled with either rice, mung beans or sand. 
I used to think that the game was native to Malaysia until I discovered that it is found in various cultures worldwide.
The game has many variations in rules and names; for example, gonggi (Korea), otedama (Japan) and anjukal (India) ...
Have you played this game before?

What is it called in your corner of the world?
My Corner of the World

70 comments:

  1. Your photos are always pretty and amazing!

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  2. Hello,

    Beautiful images and flowers. The food looks and sounds delicious, I would like the peanut sauce. Hubby and I visited Yosemite years ago, it is a beautiful park. Thank you for linking up your post. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  3. Love these, especially the crepe ginger. The old photos are great, too.

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  4. Many beautiful photos. The old photos are always great and priceless memories.
    The sunset from your balcony is amazing.
    The dinner looks delicious (I love rice).

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  5. That's an amazing balcony view! And I love satay.

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  6. ...this may be a jumble, but it's not confused!

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  7. Some plants and flowers where you live are really different and interesting. Thanks to you, it's nice to see and witness them. Thanks:)

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  8. I've never even heard of this game before, but will certainly look it up. It might be fun to play with my grandchildren. Your photos are wonderful!
    Blessings!

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  9. Your photos always interest me, it's like a visit to the other side of the world I've never seen before! Beautiful flowers, wonderful food, what's not to enjoy? The game you mention reminds me of something I played as a child called "Jacks." It was played with a little rubber ball and metal "jacks" you picked up similar to your game.

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  10. The food looks lovely, and the flowers are beautyful. The white carnation looks great.
    Happy Tuesday!

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  11. It seems that the food is beautiful, though I did not the meat, I am a vegetarian. Is that you getting cold?

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  12. So curious to taste that typical food. Great pictures of those flowers.
    I have never heard of that game. Thanks for sharing the video.

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  13. Beautiful and I love all the food. I'm into food.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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  14. The flowers are so beautiful and you have such a great view from your balcony! :)

    Hope you are having a good week :) It's a rainy one here!

    Away From The Blue

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  15. The flowers are beautiful. The sunset is gorgeous too.

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  16. Reminds me of the game jacks, nice photos

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  17. Beautiful pictures!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  18. Love the flowers you posted...they are awesome! Of course some are new to me.
    Nice to see a young smiling girl too!😉
    Good morning, Veronica!

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  19. I think the ginger plant is classed as noxious here but I can't remember if it's the same species however the crushed ginger is something I use in my cooking all the time. Must be the filipino ancestry.

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  20. Your photos are fabulous, Veronica, love the exotic flowers, the views, and that wonderful street food. Oh dear, I now have spicy meat with peanut sauce in my mind, I would love to try it. The sky photo is magnificent. Have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

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  21. I love this jumble of photos.
    You have a beautiful view from your balcony.
    The food looks really delicious.
    Greetings Irma

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  22. Hello Veronica,
    Nice pictures. Lovely food and great shots of the flowers.
    Special to see that old wintershot. Wonderful.

    Greetings, Marco

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  23. The crepe ginger is gorgeous! The food reminds mom of all her time she spent in Asia.

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  24. The flower smiles! And ohhh, yummy food!

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  25. Every time I saw this title, starting with "Gallimaufry", I know that I see something special and very much alive!
    The flowers are amazing, the sky is fabulous and the smile from that rare photo is on the top!
    Thank you Veronica for sharing these beauties with us!
    Happy WW!

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  26. Nice dinner, typical Japanese dishes. Satay looks like Japanese ‘yakitori.” There is a similar playground equipment in the nearby park in my neighborhood.

    Yoko

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  27. I love your collection of photos!!

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  28. The flowers are very pretty, the food looks delicious and the view from your balcony is stunning. Love you series of various photos, I enjoyed seeing them. Have a nice day.

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  29. That's truly interesting and what amazing shots you always share!
    Thank you for your so beautiful visit at ~ My little old world ~, sweet friend!
    Sending hugs and more hugs cross the many miles
    XO Daniela

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  30. It's always a pleasure to see the foods, flowers, plants, and sky views in your area. The sky photo looks like a post card, so pretty. The grilled meat with peanut sauce looks delicious. Oh, that white Carnation is so pretty. You know, Carnations are one of my favorite flowers. It's sturdy and lasts a long time, and smells so nice. Our Carnations looks a bit different here. It sounds like you have fond memories playing the cloth bags growing up. : )

    ~Sheri

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  31. The sushi, tempura, and satay look soooo good!

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  32. Beautiful photos. The five stones game was a real trip down memory lane. I used to play it but we called it Jacks and we bounced a small rubber ball and picked up the jacks before the ball landed :-)

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  33. Beautiful post, absolutely gorgeous. x

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  34. Wonderful, colourful, and interesting photos, Veronica. My mouth is watering at the food selections. I've not played that game and don't know if we have it here in Canada.

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  35. Veronica - the ginger photos were so interesting. Is this the same ginger we use in food? The satays with peanut sauce had my mouth watering! I have not heard of this game before but from comments above it sounds like "jacks"!

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  36. The crepe ginger flower is so interesting, and the grilled met tempts me. Your children's game - here in the United States children, when i was growing up, enjoyed a simple game called jacks, which is played with 10 "jacks" and a small bouncing ball. I loved it but haven't played it in many, many years.

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  37. Your view from the balcony is beautiful.
    I love all the flowers and food.

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  38. you look so cute in the photo at Yosemite National Park.... and beautiful view of winter.

    Thank you for sharing wonderful photos of foods, flowers and views.

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  39. We called it knucklebones too and it was very popular when I was growing up but what an interesting array of food, I'd try each thing.

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  40. Exotic Food, Winter Outfit and a fantastic skywatch from your balcon ... the world is colourful!
    Greetings
    Kirsi

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  41. I don’t think I’ve ever seen crepe ginger before. It’s very pretty and strange looking as well.

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  42. I always love the flowers in your blog ♥

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  43. The view from your balcony is gorgeous. Nice to see you at Yosemite. I'd like to visit there.

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  44. first off, i love when you share family memories. Second..love the flowers. and Third now I'm hungry, thank you very much.lol

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  45. This was a great assortment of photos, Veronica, as always. Your apt view is even better than my own and that was a great sky! No, I have never played or even heard of the game shown in the video.

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  46. white carnation looks so beautiful. look like a rose..

    i like satay too...especially in peanut sauce that have a thick texture..

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  47. My kids loved the Chinese version of the satay which they regularly got from their favotire street vendor when we lived there.

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  48. The satay looks so tantalizing!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/10/i-dont-like-that-there.html

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  49. At 7pm and waiting for my evening meal, I could just murder a few of those satay sticks Veronica. Of course we have something similar that we call kebab, as I'm sure you know.

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  50. Always like your photos lovely flowers and that lucious food yum

    Have a delicious bloomingtastic week 👍

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  51. So many lovely flowers. That sunset reminds me of sunsets from my parents home.

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  52. I've never tried playing Fivestones before, but it looks really fun. I have been trying to do more family game nights each week. Game time really is such a great opportunity to connect and have fun.

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  53. The little fivestone bags are beautiful! Love all the food photos, but we are still really loving those crepe flowers.

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  54. Beautiful flowers.

    Beautiful Yosemite National Park in the wintertime.

    The best of all...the fabulous food. Yummy.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Veronica. ♥

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  55. Stunning flower pictures! Oh I love satay :)

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  56. Your photos are spectacular! I can't get over that view from your terrace. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  57. Your photos are sensational. I am happy to be here. THANK YOU

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  58. Such a beautiful hodgepodge of photos--the flowers, the food, the magnificent view from your balcony. Satay is delicious.
    I've never heard of that five stone game, but it looks very much like our game of jacks -- https://bit.ly/3E7wsrx

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  59. We played knucklebones but we called them Jacks, and they were little plastic things. I love your skywatch photo - it's beautiful and I have to say Street Satay is the bomb!!! Sooooo good!

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