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I had never been low-key about my fascination with history.

It all started early really. In high school I liked nothing more than to read about the overlapping Greeks & Romans, and Norse Mythology. I was quite amazed that so few people knew about them, especially the Norse. Still, I’ve dedicated so much effort (the references sucks…big time. Even internet failed me from time to time) just to get their story straight that every time I find someone who knew about them, I automatically latched on the said person and never let go.

It only follows that I’ll end up knowing about the the Roman Empire’s history along the way, and if you find yourself even slightly remotely obsessed with Rome, you’ll end up knowing practically all of the other country’s history (or bits and pieces of it along the line). So I ended up being quite exposed with this subject. My love for anime fueled it more (Hetalia). Add Hamilton. And well, you have what you call a very confused person with lot’s of insignificant useless information and trivia that is not necessary for her day-to-day survival, lol.

On a side note, I also liked talking about Mongols. They’re fucking badass, if only they didn’t left a trail of blood [and babies] on their wake (which happens to be the bulk of what was known to them, in my opinion). I could also blame the manhua ‘Threads of Time’ for this. Sali Tayi made me confused. I don’t know if I like the guy or loathe his guts. Guess it’s love, then. I even made a fanart of him back on 2012, (link to deviantart…the description makes me feel dead. Dammit.).

(*sign. I feel like no one knows about this series…just like Legend of Sun Knight. Hayts.)

Anyway, back to history. Despite this, there was that moment in college when I felt inexcusably stupid in history – and guilt. And that’s because, I don’t know shit about Bicol history. Really, really shameful. But that’s actually redeemable so I reeducated myself and you know, I tried researching on Bicol MYTHOLOGY. Ahahahahahah. I had so much fun drawing stuff for that subject. Meeting people in ALA and DARTS (Kuya Pen!) made a lot of impact on me. Digging deeper, I started illustrating Hetalia-versions of the provinces of Bicol. (My thought process never changed, eh?)

However, I can’t do that without research, and just like what happened before, I ended up finding out a lot about the history of Bicol, and consequently Philippines. And that’s when I realized I know next to shit about Philippine history. It’s so weird. Our history textbook were practically a watered-down version of our complex and interesting story as a nation!

Hay naku.

But if you looked at it, I have a taciturn way of learning, isn’t it? Just like how I learned Boinen, my native tongue, I immersed myself first on other languages before I realized how important my language is. And with this one, I took everything foreign first, before looking closely at our own motherland. And I think there’s nothing wrong with that. Afterall, it could be easily remedied.

Our history are amazingly fun to read about, and just like always, I started making fanarts of them. Guess old habits die hard, lol.

Anyway, Bonifacio is awesome, just saying.

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BLTX Event at Anthosia last July 30, 2016 felt like a reunion! So many people I’ve missed and been stupid with.

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(Note: Don’t trust me to take decent groufies or selfies or whatever.)

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Ash finally sold a CD for her songs, been waiting for it for years (six years in fact)!

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I can’t help feeling I’ve let another opportunity down again. I should have worked more for the BLTX event, but all I could come up with were regurgitated art pieces and messy cutouts. I need to do something creative everyday or I’m going to regret this phase of my life…hayts.

Thank you for all the support po, I need to work through this! Kaya ko ‘to!

Ramotdamot

 

 

Didi ika, magrəζəg kita, dawa sari, dawa ono

Linigan an talinga ta, dawa poropawno

 

Para rənggən an mga tonog sa banwaan ta

Sa ragisnis nin mga daon sa taas  nya mangga

 

Sa ardin kon sari tagaktak nin oran, malakaəζəy

Sa sagawsaw nin tobig alin sa atəp nin baζəy

 

An mga tanəm di na mo’na balobowan tolos

Kaya da’ na man gad an sagiwsiw nin hose

 

Adto naman sa ləəg an parikpatik nin mga pinggan

Pati an maribok na riətriət kan pwertahan

 

Sagkəd ana karongkatong nya mga bintana

Pati an pagkirikita nin piprito nya Ina’

 

Iiba pa an ragoprop sa pag-inon nya Ama’

Ag sagalsal sa sintonadong gitara nin səbang

 

Adto pa sa sala an ngorawngoraw nin ongaw nira

Sa ləwas nagi olikogik an mga orig kaina

 

Nagribok pa sa rəgəngsəng nya maingos na botsokan

Mala ta, dâ aan pag an tawo na ana mag-iristoryahan

 

 

Notes: Kadaklan sa mga salita namən ay alin sa tonog.

 

 

Saəd

 

Amay pa sana

Ni da’ pa mga tawong mata

 

kadakəl ng nakaistambay

adto sa agko sa’ran

nagilatag na nin papag

nagilinig na manga’d

 

adto sa gilid kan tinampo

kun sari magibakalon an mga tawo

 

Malaribok, nakakapunaw

Nakakainang sana sa aζəg

 

nakakaribəng ta’ maisləw

pati yo mga agin nakakaləəg

 

yo mga antak, bəgas, barato sana

əyaw pa nadtong əsad, mauyay pa

 

yo tapayas ag natək, agko pa daa

marərəngəg sa pagsaəd ta

 

di paglingawan yo batag ag lukban

maglikay ta kaipowan yo inog di obal

 

kaya mari na, tara na

adto sa saran

 

nagpoonpoon ng magpili

ta baka maədan

Sasab’iәn Boi’nәn

An sasab’әn Boi’nәn an әsad sa mga namәmәyaan ko bilang Buhinon. Ə3әy na akong di makabasa nin mga literatura alin sa banwaan ko. Sa ngowan pipoo’nan ko na an pag-adal nin Boi’nәn, dawa sab’iәn pang sarala’ an mga pigsarabi ko o pigsororat ko didi sa page na adi. An mәya ko lang, sana, agko makabasa nadi ag itama an sala kong konsepto sa lenggwahe ko.

Sa ngowan, adi an isi kong pagsorat.

Kaiba sa pigkoko’nan ko kan mga sasab’iәn nin Boinәn ay an bokobolaryong pigsorat ni Yukihiro Yamada (c. 1972), na alin man sa buhiclaveria.tripod website (әsad sa mga agbay na free webpages na nagitaong detalye sa lengwahe kan Buhi).

A BUHI BICOL VOCABULARY
by Yukihiro Yamada

Copied from the Buletin of the Faculty of Education, Kochi University, Japan – No. 24 Series I, 1972

An kagayonan nin bokobolaryo nin Buhi, ay an pag-iksplikar nin mga ‘phonetics’ na pigamit sa Boi’nәn.

Phonetic : Symbol : Explanation
?     glottal stop used in the middle or end of a word, such as in the word ‘adi?’ (king) vs. ‘adi’ (this);

ә     the pepet vowel

ŋ

Didi sa parte kan phonetics, agko ako mәyang iklaro. Sa kaә3yan kong paggamit nin Boinәn bilang sa’kәng linggua franca, normal na an pagsorat kan mga sasabi’әn na’mәn na paburoba’go. Kada’klan, agko sadiring bersyon ag pataratara kan pagsorat. Adi an sa’kәn:

  • An glottal stop (?) na piggamit, ay binalyowan ko nin bagading simbolo (‘) na kuwit, ta kadipisil sa pagbasa an pagkita nin tandang pananong sa bitnga nin sasab’iәn, ta pirmi na ning piggamit sa oriyan kan pangugusap.
    • Sa?ri ika nakaistar?
    • Sa’ri ika nakaistar? (*where do you live?)
  • An pepet vowel, o an schwa (ә). Di ko isi ana capital nadi kaya ading simbolo na ni (Ə) an pigparagamit ko.
    • Rәmrәm (*remember)
    • Əsad (*one)
  • An (ŋ) o ‘eng’ ay pareyas man sana sa pagsabi ng ‘ng’, kaya di ko na lang pigbalyowan ta pareyas man sana.

Dagdag alin sa libro ni Mrs. Saez (ag sadiri ko man interpretasyon)

  • An (x) na piggamit sa bokobolaryo ni Yamada, ay amo na adi yo (3) na piggamit nin mga Boi’nәn pag nagitext (kaya kami napapagsab’yan na ‘jejemon’ dawa di’ man). Sinorat gayәd ni Yamada an (x) para sab’iәn na әdang letra sa alpabeto na nagitogma didi. Alin sa sorat ni Mrs. Saez, an pinaka-arani na itsora nya letra na adi ay an (ζ). Baga iya (3) pero tolong kurba ana piggamit. An katinig na adi ay baga nang sa’mәn lang piggamit. An pagsawәd nadi ay pareyas sa pagsabi nin ‘ngә’. Kaipowan mong irәkәt ana dolo kan dila sa taas nin ngoso para mailowas ana baga nang ‘guttural sound’ sa liәg.
    • Baxәy (Yamada) – Baζәy (Saez) – Ba3әy (*house)
    • Axa (Yamada) – Aζa (Saez) – A3a (*pungent/chili)
    • Dakәxә (Yamada) – Dakәζә (Saez) – Dakә3ә (*big)
  • Ədang letrang ‘u’ sa tataramon namәn. Pigbalyowan na  adi nin ‘o’. Marәrә3g aan sa phonetics na’mәn sa pagisa’wәd.  Sab’iәn mo nin makәsәg, ag iba pagrәnggәn ana tolo.
    • Sulat (Tagalog) – Surat (Bikol) – Sorat (Boi’nәn)
      • Sa ngowan piggamit ana ‘u’ lalo na pag alin sa banyaga.
  • Ədang letrang ‘h’ sa tataramon namәn. Pareyas sa ‘u’.
    • Dahon (Tagalog) – Daon (Boi’nәn)
      • Sa ngowan agko na man ‘h’ na piggamit lalo na pag agko na halo na ibang sasab’iәn.

Sa baba ay әsad sa mga example na pigtao ni Yamada (Ingles ag Boi’nәn), ag an pagsorat na alin ki Saez.

English Yamada Saez
I waited for you for a long time. әxәy na kitá pinag?әxát. әζәy na kitang pinag’әζat.
He says his back is itchy magaәtәx konó aná tawtód niyá magaәtәζ konó aná tawtód niyá.