Saturday, March 31, 2007


One of my interns was tasked to prepare the parlor games for our last year’s post-Christmas and pre-New Year party.

She must be fond of tortang talong because her games turned out to be about eggs and eggplants.

The first contest is who among the pairs (should be male and female) will first break their eggs (hanging down the middle of their thighs from the waist) by swinging them with their movement (pakintudkintud) until the eggs collide and break.

Tossing an egg the farthest distance between pairs without breaking it followed.

Then the eggplants.

I forgot what the first one is all about (I was busy drinking Generoso brandy with some of Nueva Ecija’s dakilang magsasaka).

The second one is my favorite: eggplant is placed between boy’s thigh (imagine what it connotes), girl mashes the eggplant using only one of her hands at one time (imagine again).

First pair to reduce the eggplant to pulp wins.

I told my intern, “Dapat may bibingka eating contest para kumpleto na”.


Wala lang. I should post at least one story every week and it has been a tough 7 days for me.


Profile: Cabiao’s Church of San Juan Nepomuceno

The Augustinians accepted Cabiao as a mission in 1834 and built the first parochial buildings after thirty years. A church of stronger materials was later built that was damaged by floodwaters, probably rebuilt, and probably damaged again. Fr. Federico Cortazar (OSA) initiated the church’s restoration in 1871 and that was finished during the term of Fr. Martin Arconada (OSA) in 1884. This might be the present church but there are no traces of the old structure maybe because of the many repairs, renovations and restorations it underwent.

PHOTOS (top to bottom):

1) First timer
2) Nakahawak na minsan
3) Nasanay sa maikli
4) Sanay
5) The winner (captured ang hand motions sa bilis)
6) Cabiao, Nueva Ecija


philosophia said...

graphic masyado. hehehe

wilfredo pascual said...

nasty! i love it!

joey said...

The Visita of Cabiao was one of the last visitas established by the Jesuit mission before the suppression of the mission around late 16th and early 17th century and that visita was elevated to a full parish separated from Candaba in 1797 under the provincial government of Pampanga,(from the Book of Agustin dela Cavada, Histographico y Geographicos de las Islas Filipinas, 1828) and was established as a Municipality of the newly formed Province of Nueva Ecija. The visita that you were refering to in your caption might be the Bisitang Pula or the St. Joseph Chapel which was build by Dalmacio Ortiz Luis in Pinaglamoan, rebuilt in 1871, due the earthquake in 1870, it was built in 1836.