Just Sharing: My Blog’s Glossary

Hello! One of the pages that I recommend for you to add on your blogs is a personalized glossary. Meredith requested for me to post mine here. This is how it looks like right now but entries will be added as I continue on blogging… You check the page here.


 

 

Hey, guys! I’m a Filipino and there are words that I’d rather say in Tagalog or have no translation in English. There are also places and popular people in the Philippines that I want to describe to you. Here are some of those I mentioned in my posts with my very own definition and description (plus a little help from the internet).

  • Halo-halo – “halo” means mix or mixture so basically, this dessert is a mixture of  fruits, jelly, tapioca pearls and sweetened boiled beans with crushed ice and evaporated milk. Please search it on Google Images to get a better grasp. However, what we were selling was a little downgraded version of that! Haha. Our customers were only our neighbors so we had to make it a little cheaper. It’s still delicious, though. 🙂
  • Jennylyn Mercado – She’s an actress in the Philippines and we almost have the same age. I’m not a big fan of her but I think she became prettier and sexier after she had her child.
  • kilig – a feeling triggered by the idea of love or when something romantic happens; blushing; butterflies in your stomach >>>Examples: 1.) I’m so kilig! My boyfriend surprised me with flowers! 2.) This Korean drama is nakaka-kilig. (making me kilig) 3.) I get so kilig everytime Channing Tatum dances.
  • lola – grandmother; grandpa is lolo.
  • Mamang – See Papang.
  • Master Teacher – I am not sure if this is only in the Philippines but a Master Teacher is a position in public schools where this teacher is promoted through the number of years in service, education, etc. You can view the requirements here. They are usually the oldest in service and they have the highest salary.
  • masungit – cranky or snob
  • merienda – snacks that can either be in the morning or in the afternoon.
  • Papang – This is what I call my father. It’s not really common in the Philippines. The common ones are Daddy, Papa or Tatay. I call my mother mamang.
  • Saging con Yelo – “saging” is banana, “yelo” is ice. It’s kinda similar to halo-halo but it’s only banana (specifically plantains) in sugar syrup, crushed ice and evaporated milk. 🙂 Again, Google Images.
  • SM (Supermalls) — a chain of shopping malls in the Philippines. Having an SM in your city means your city is civilized. 🙂 Haha. I’m exaggerating.
  • tricycle – one of the public modes of transportation. This is how it looks like:

    http://www.pbase.com/cmanaginged/image/56642582

    Photo via pbase.com

>>>This page will be updated as I continue on blogging.

 

Cheers,
Wax

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