Here's one Ilongoo checklist you might find handy if you wanna check if you're really an Ilonggo... hehehe
Maayong Aga da …here's a reminder about your genes….
You know you are a true blue Ilonggo if
Your one peso is pisos
Your bathroom has at least one lugod (or one for every family member)
Your nanay used to make you drink Mirinda or Royal Tru Orange when you have a fever, which is supposed to make you feel better.
Sinamak is a staple on your dining table (the best
Ilonggo invention if you ask me... it was even banned on airplanes long before 911)
Your toyo is patis and your patis is toyo
You use atsuete for your adobo and refer to pinaksiw as pinamalhan
Your daily meal will likely include laswa, kbl (kadyos, baboy, langka), ginat-an nga tambo with tugabang and okra, ginat-an nga munggo, Linutik, apan-apan, etc.
November 1 means eating ibus, suman, suman
kalamay-hati, bayi-bayi, valenciana or other native delicacies with glutinous rice and coconut milk.
You call those you love palangga, pangga, langga
You call your siblings or cousins inday, nonoy
or toto... the househelp may call you the same.
You call those who are older than you manang or manong.
You catch the attention of sales attendants by calling them "day"or "to"
Your childhood games include tumba patis, taksi, panagu-ay, balay-balay, ins, tin-tin baka, etc.
You used to be (or still are) scared to go out at night lest you meet the aswang, tik-tik , tayhu, kapre, kama-kama, morto, etc.
Your grandparents read Yuhum magazine
You call a person, thing, place and
event "kwan" when you forget it (si kwan, ang kwan,
You understand that "Particulars Keep Out" sign means outsiders keep out.
You use words such as "ahay" (expression of
pity, grief, empathy), "yuga" (expression of disbelief, surprise), "ambot ah" (to say you don't know,
expression of impatience).
You often start your sentence with "ti".
You say goodbye by saying "halong".
Your favorite cusswords are "linte" (if you're slightly pissed off), "lilinti-an" (if you're now really pissed off) and finally "yodiputa" (if you're pissed off big time)
You are indeed a TRUE Ilonggo indeed!
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