Wednesday, April 29, 2009

APO LOMIWAN


My other paternal grandfather was a true blooded Taloctoc native. All that adorned his lean muscular body was a g-string which undulated with his every movement. He was as strong as a bull and sturdy as an oak. At age 70, he still trekked to the kaingin a mountain away from the barrio.

He carried bundles of wood like an agile, young man. During the evenings, we would sit all around the hearth and he would sing to us an "ullalim" (native song) about the legend of the "sleeping beauty" . In the mornings, before the cock has crowed, he would be up and about and already honing his bolo for a day's work in the fields.

When he passed away at age 92, I cried a river; but knowing that he is finally at rest, made me feel better . My wonderful memories of him will never fade away and will remain treasured in my heart .

APO LOMIWAN, we love you, and wherever you are, we know you're in good hands and that you are happy. Till we meet again!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

SOME COMMON TALOCTOC SENTENCES

The Taloctoc dialect has a certain accent that is specific for only Taloctoc natives. The letter "T" is most often pronounced as "K"; the letter "D" is most often pronounced as a cross between "T" and "D" (a heavy "TH" sound).

English to Taloctoc

1. What is your name? Umma ngadan no?
2. Where do you live? Umma ili yo?
3. Please come here. Umali kaod atna.
4. I love you. Laydok sika
5. Where are you going? Umma ayam?
6. Look at this! Ilam kad de anna.
7. Go ahead! Ingkayon ot.
8. What do you see? Umma ma-ilam?
9. You lied! nantul-li ka.
10. You are beautiful. Mambalo(l here is pronounced as y)ka.
11. Why have you done this to me? Pamman kingwa kansakon de katnat?
12. Take care. Ammam pay.
13. Where are you right now? Umma igom sinsana?
14. Wait, please. Unniyan ot.
15. I hope you are doing well. Mambalo ka ot yan.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thank You to my Top EC Droppers for March

I would like to thank all those who dropped by this blog, especially my top droppers. Cheers and happy blogging!

Dropper # of drops
The Esoterical Journey 20
Good Life Review 20
Happy Steps travel blog 16
My Opinion Counts 15
Lagawan 14
Make Money Online Info Center 14
Mrs. Mecomber's Scrapbook 13
Online Money Intelligence 13
Zataki 12
New York Renovator 12

AND I NOW ANNOUNCE THE WINNER FOR THE PREVIOUS CONTEST - ZORLONE. I'VE SENT YOUR EC CREDITS ALREADY. FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT WIN , 100 EC CREDITS WERE SENT FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION. THANKS.

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