*Your one peso is PISOS


*You take a bath using a tabo which you call CALTEX. The same Caltex is also often used as a unit of measurement (i.e. isa ka caltex nga pasayan, isa ka caltex nga hipon, isa ka caltex nga asin)


*Your bathroom has at least one lugod (some has 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)


*You call brown sugar red (kalamay nga pula)


*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 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.


*You used to listen (or still listens) to Sin-o Ang May Sala, Lain Siya Sa Iban, and Toyang Ermitanya


*You call a person, thing, place and event kwan when you forget it (si kwan, ang kwan, sa kwan)


*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 is “LINTI”

TI ILONGGO KA GID? Ti share nah!

Cabugao Gamay Island near Isla Gigantes in Carles, Iloilo


source: https://www.facebook.com/iamiloilocitynext/posts/1277646112411488

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