I had never been low-key about my fascination with history.
And weirdly, it all started because of mythology.
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. Still, I’ve dedicated so much, unhealthy, effort just to get the Norse story straight (the references sucks…big time. Even internet failed me from time to time)! It got to the point that every time I find someone who knew about cranky crazy plot that is Norse Myth, 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. Trust me, 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 western history. 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 Shut Hell. 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!
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 is 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.
BLTX Event at Anthosia last July 30, 2016 felt like a reunion! So many people I’ve missed and been stupid with.
(Note: Don’t trust me to take decent groufies or selfies or whatever.)
Ash finally sold a CD for her songs, been waiting for it for years (six years in fact)!
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!
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.
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
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
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
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:
Dagdag alin sa libro ni Mrs. Saez (ag sadiri ko man interpretasyon)
Sa baba ay әsad sa mga example na pigtao ni Yamada (Ingles ag Boi’nәn), ag an pagsorat na alin ki 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.|