5/16/14

Retro Games - Kick




Kick!  Kick expert Oceidia Rocali who at age eight, avenged a bully's attack on her brother by hacking with a machete, the bamboo ladder leading up to the front door of the bully's house when the bully ran home to hide after hitting Oceidia's brother on the head. Kick is a game played by Oceidia Rocali with her brothers, sisters and friends when they were little children. It involves kicking a coin wrapped in paper or plastic and tied with a rubber band, to resemble a shuttlecock. It is played between two partners or among several players in a group. Sometimes, a rooster feather is used to adorn it, making it more aerodynamic. The goal is to prevent getting hit by the coin-shuttlecock on the upper parts of the body and allowing it to drop to the ground without attempting to kick it back to another player. Only the foot is used to kick the shuttlecock. The hand is used only in the beginning to launch the coin-shuttlecock. Oceidia Rocali's older sisters and much older brother restrained her before she could successfully hack the ladder to pieces. The bully never hit her brother again. 



7 comments:

Rick Forrestal said...

Ha. Good story.
Your illustration fits nicely.
Here comes the weekend . . . yay!

Bella Sinclair said...

And to play that on a wavy path, whoa, she's a pro! Hehehe, looks and sounds like a lot of fun. What a spunky firecracker she is.

But wait, "never not hit?"

Hope your Saturday is rockin'! Tsup!

Ces Adorio said...

Bella, hah! Thanks for noticing. Tsup!

Pam Baker said...

Is your oak/acorn series for sale?

Ces Adorio said...

Hello Pam, thank you for asking. To which oak are you referring? I have several. Is there anything in particular you are inquiring about? Thank you.

Pam Baker said...

The artist trading cards or the larger images with tree, leaf and acorn. I can't find a price for anything. My husband is a landscape architect. His favorite is Quercus Shumardii (sp)
the live oak, laurel oak and other indigenous to Florida would be of particular interest as well.

Ces Adorio said...

Hello again Pam, I have posted my email address on my profile. If you could email me, I will send you some information. Thank you.