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”
TINIGSIK KO INING ARAK! NA IRALAOG KO SA TULAK, PAGNAGING IHI MAPANGHAK, DI BALI NA AKO MATIGBAK, TA DAI KO MAN PERAK. A wonderful contribution of Atty. Benjie of Bulan Observer. This actually forms part of his comments in our article on Kalunggay but I took the privilege to post this tigsik here.
When television was still a fortune, Bicolano families used to gather around a transistor radio weeknights and listen to Zimatar and his adventures. In Albay, the ritual would usually start at six o' clock to listen also to the "rawit-dawit" and "tigsik" . The ritual died, though, not because Zimatar finally defeated Eng-eng but because … Continue reading Tigsík
Tinigsik ko an Bagas Na binakal ni Kulas Ini sa tinampo nawagas Kan si Kulas madalinas.
Tinigsik ko an kalungay Na linuto ni Manay Sa sustansiya sobrang maray Sa siram abaang tunay Sa gutom, pampaumay.