You know you’re ilonggo when…

Someone sent this through email…might as well post it

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 in your dining
table (the best Ilonggo invention if
you ask me,was even banned on
airplanes long before 911)

Your toyo is patis and your patis is
toyo

You use atsuete for your adobo and
pinamalhan (pinaksiw)

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 latik, kalamay-hati, bayi-bayi,
valenciana or other native delicacies
with glutinous rice and coconut milk

You call those you love palangga,
pangga, langga or ga

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, sakwan)

You used to sleep in an aboy-aboy made
of patadyong when you were a baby
(probably applies only to us below the
poverty line)

You understand that “Particulars Keep
Out” sign means outsiders keep out

This may look and sound English but
only us Ilonggos use it… 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)
and “yodiputa” (if you’re pissed off
big time)…

Guilty? You are indeed a TRUE Ilonggo!
He!He!

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