Monday, July 24, 2006
I freelanced over the weekend at an event at one of the popular malls in PJ. At this fair, one of the games which was organized was called the "Water Drinking Contest". Contestants had to down 2 bottles of 500ml water in the fastest time possible. The first bottle they had to gulp it down straight from the bottle, whereas the second bottle was to be emptied using a super long pipe for contestants to suck away.
I hollered over the system that I needed 5 participants for this game. Three men came forward and the last to sign up was a mother with her daughter (she looked about 9 or 10) in tow. Both signed up to play.
I ushered them on stage where the bottles of water were displayed on a table and gave them a rundown of what they were supposed to do. In no time, all 5 participants were gulping down water by huge mouthfuls.
The adults took about the same time to finish their first bottle and quickly started sucking on the elongated pipe to finish the second bottle. The 10 year old girl soon began on her second bottle shortly after. Halfway through, I saw rivulets of water trickling down her jaws. She pushed the bottle away and started shaking her head, indicating to her mother that she did not want to play anymore because she just cannot stomach anymore water.
At that time, mother and 2 other man had completed both bottles of water. Mother insisted daughter finish it by cajoling her and at the same time, trying to push the pipe into her daughter's mouth."Bit more to go, bit more to go! Quickly finish it, got present after this!"
said mother to her daughter in Mandarin."Cannot drink anymore..."
whined daughter."Finish it!"
came the reply.
Hesitantly, the daughter started sucking on the pipe to try and finish the bottle of water. When she was down to her last few gulps, she...
Right on stage.
Yellowish-whitish thick gunk started spilling from her mouth and onto the stage.
Only then the mother stopped forcing her to finish the water.
In the end, the daughter walked away with a consolation prize of...
2 bottles of mineral water.
Posted by Doreen at 10:56 am