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Reading Local Literature; Reading Naga City

August is considered as “Buwan ng Wika” ( Language Month) here in the Philippines. Recently, Edgar Samar, the writer of Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon… 192 more words

Literature

Body Part Idioms

Idioms come naturally to native speakers, and often we don’t notice how funny or weird they sound to non-native speakers. I’m sure I use a lot of Bikol idiomatic expressions but am not aware of doing so. 499 more words

Culture

Adventures in Camalig

One thing I am guilty of is going off to faraway lands without having explored my own backyard first. And now, I am taking baby steps to remedy that. 702 more words

Bikol

Songs of the Bikol Folk

One thing I’m sure about (although I am an exemption) is that Filipinos are naturally good in music. Watch Asian talent shows. Listen to random people sing in some videoke bar. 347 more words

Culture

TUKDUAN MO AKO

tukduan mo akong maghadok sa taramon kan manggang hinog
tataramon na malumhok, mana’gom, matagok;
romdom mo pa kadtong banggi? su mga pananguron pu’ngot
daeng maisimbag sa duwang kalag na kadakulon hapot… 88 more words

Rawitdawit

Enot na rankada

Ini ang enot na entry sa blog na ini na pinupu’nan ko bilang writer’s blog, o dyornal nin parasurat, bilang pag-utob sa pangako na magsurat, pag-ako sa angat na giraray hampangon an sadiri sa paagi nin tataramon.  588 more words

Notes

I AM RIVER

(Third of a series of river poems)

who are you? i asked. river. it was all i heard.
your true name? i persisted. river, she repeated; 270 more words

Poems