Last night I thought of starting this series on Cebuano (especially as spoken in Iligan) expressions that are no longer in use. I thought this would be something to make my fellow Iliganons smile or laugh during these times of fear and uncertainty.
Ikatawa ta na lang atong kahadlok.
I don’t know if it’s true of most Cebuano speakers, but when I was a kid in Iligan I always heard this from older people: Kodak (stress on the second syllable) being used as a verb.
“Magpa-Kodak ka?” means “Do you want your photo taken?” Kodak was a famous brand then, and I think most people used this brand of camera.
These days I don’t think anyone would say, “magpa-iphone ka?” Or, “magpa-Nikon ka? Just doesn’t sound right, does it?
Have a safe Tuesday, Iligan!
(The theme for The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge is RARE.) Photographs of sunsets aren’t rare, but I love this photo I took of the sunset in my hometown — Iligan, Philippines. I don’t get to see this kind of view often because first, I only get to spend a maximum of three months a […]
via Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare Visits — Thoughts on Life
I took these photos during an afternoon flight home from Manila. When traveling I always make sure to look down from my window as the plane leaves or approaches Northern Mindanao. Mindanao and the surrounding bodies of water are a sight to behold.
I’m proud to call it home.
Hospitals are understandably depressing places. It is hard to see hospitals as a place for recovery. To most, hospitals equal sickness and death.
To people who visit hospitals, beauty is farthest from their minds. But seeing beauty can sometimes help us forget pain even just for a moment.
Seeing these beautiful flowers at the Mercy Community Hospital has not lessened the pain I bear at seeing my mother suffer, but they reminded me that in this life, in this world, there’s ugliness and there’s suffering, but beauty and hope exist as well.
I hope the Sisters of Mercy will grow more beautiful flowers as part of their hospital outdoor landscape design. 🙂
Mercy Community Hospital
Camague, Iligan City