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Ko khun syiem ale wan sum




"Ko khun syiem ale wan sum..."


"Ynnai ba rit ka pung"


"Thep da ka kot shispah ban heh ka pung!"


Te ynda lah thep ïa ka pisa (ne ka ksiar), ka pung ka ïar bad ka khun syiem ka rung ha pung. Tangba ynda lah dep ban sum, ka khun syiem kam lait shuh ban mih bad ka hap leh katba lah ban bthat ïa ka jingker ban mih na kata ka pung.



Phi kynmaw ïa kane ka jinglehkai mynshuwa ha ka por ba dang rit? 😄😄 Ka don ne em ka jingmut sha lyndet jong kane ka jingkylli bad ka jubab?
Khublei Shibun @bah_komiks ba phi la pynkynmaw ïa kane 🙏 bad ba phi pyrkhat de ïa ka jingmut jong kane ka jinglehkai.
This is a game that we used to play as children. We would form a circle (which is the pond) and the princess (who is standing outside the circle) is asked if she would like to bathe in the pond. The princess replies that the pond is too small. The rest of the children in the circle reply back and tell her to drop money (a hundred rupee note or gold) for the pond to become bigger. Once the princess does this the circle/ pond grows larger and she enters. But the catch at the end is that she will not be able to get out of the circle/ pond. So the fun of the game lies in the struggle of the princess as she tries to get out of the circle. 😅😅
Sounds a little scary now that it's been narrated 😬 But who knows what the symbolic meaning of this game is. Maybe we're over analysing. 😜


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