Tag: Tigsik o Rawit-dawit

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 rawit-dawit kan sarong “tawong-lipod”

Even before the Spaniards came, Bicolanos already believe in spirits. Bako tabi su ispiritung nakakaboyong. Ini su mga inaapod na "tawong-lipod". Kapamilya sinda kan mga inaapod na duwende, engkanto, asin iba pa. Pero literally speaking, igwa man ki mga tawong-lipod na puwede mo mahiling, makaptan, asin maka-istorya. Ini su mga tawong lipod sa ngonyan na … Continue reading An rawit-dawit kan sarong “tawong-lipod”

kung sabihon kong dae na ako namomoot

"So what is a rawit-dawit?", I was asked. The easy answer was "It's Bicolano poetry". But I was mum. I think it's more than a poem. It's not just a culture but also a treasure that's now hard to find. And reading a friend's piece made my conviction stronger.  I'm sharing with you a piece … Continue reading kung sabihon kong dae na ako namomoot