Tag: Bicol Culture

10 Commandments for Drinkers

The other week, we went to Iriga City to visit some friends. The city is indeed changing including the location of one of its radio stations -- the DWIR-Radyo Natin (107.1 FM). In one of the visitors' corner of Radyo Natin is posted a sort of a Ten Commandments for Drinkers allegedly authored by DWIR … Continue reading 10 Commandments for Drinkers

An Pag-imon nin Sambay

By: Nery Nuyda Ronatay Sa katotohanan maimon kong sambay An satuyang minamawot sa mga pagtaram Iyong pagkamoot na luway-luway nangingidam Bagay na gusto niyatong tunay makaputan Bako sanang pirming mapangatorogan. Nata, bako daw kitang tunay na mga para-habol Sa unibersong nakabado kan satuyang ilusiyon? Bakong kita nanggad ang matinios na santo Duman sa satuyang mamuraway … Continue reading An Pag-imon nin Sambay

Balagtasan Bikol-style and the piece “Sagkod Ngunian”

The Tagalogs are known for "balagtasan" or the tradition of debating in verse. The Bikolanos, too, has a similar art and it is known as "Tigsikan". Tigsikan is derived from "Tigsik" or the art of expressing a toast or an idea in the form similar to that of the Japanese "Haiku". Tigsikan is usually heard … Continue reading Balagtasan Bikol-style and the piece “Sagkod Ngunian”

Top Posts and Another Ronatay Piece

There are three posts that have been very active these days. These are Idolizing Jose Rizal; Kung Sabihon kong Dae na Ako Namomoot by our friend, Nery Ronatay; and, An Rawit-Dawit Kan Sarong Tawong-Lipod by our reader, M.I. While the Rizal post is understandable being a part of the academics, the last two are surprising. … Continue reading Top Posts and Another Ronatay Piece

An Harong Ko Nipa

(Another version and almost exact translation of the folksong "Bahay Kubo" shared by Atty. Benjie of Bulan Observer) An harong ko nipa Minsan ngani sadit Manga maritas diyan nasasaray Singkamas asin talong Sigarilyas asin mani Sitaw, bataw patani Kundol, patola, upo kalabasa Sa kadakul-dakul pang labanos Mustasa, sibulyas, kamatis Bawang saka luya Sa palibot may … Continue reading An Harong Ko Nipa

An Literaturang Bikol sa nakaaging apat na taon

ni Carlos A. Aréjola GÎPAW BIKOL! Iyan an pigpapadarang text kan parasurat na si Jun Balde sa Kabulig Bikol1 kun igwang magayon na bareta, arog baga kun igwang Bikolano na nanggana sa kontes o igwa nin bagong libro na nagluwas. Iyan man an pigpapaabot ko sa saindo ngunyan na aldaw! Gipaw Bikol! Has the corpus … Continue reading An Literaturang Bikol sa nakaaging apat na taon