*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!