Sunday, May 18, 2014

spinnin' tOp

torlor 1 torlor 2 torlor 3 paengi is one of the beloved traditional toys in korean. this acorn-shaped spinning top is made out of birch, jujube tree, or pine tree. you can either use a stick or a string to spin it on ice or on the ground. there are different ways to have fun with yours, you can compete with the goal of who can spin it the longest, whose paengi knocks the other’s out for good, or simply just spin it along a set course & see which bitch does it best. now on your mark, get set, go!

1 comment :

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Kwannam,

It seems totally incredible to us that you are finding fascination in a toy which we recognise from our early childhoods . Childhoods, we may add, several decades before yours!

Spinning tops are beautiful to watch but so frustrating to make work, unless,of course,one is an expert. So very simple and yet they can absorb one for hours on end. It sounds, however, as if some of your top spinning buddies are rather mean in trying to knock over competitors!

We are so pleased to have found you and hope that you might pay our blog a visit one day.