Episode 06: Kain Tayo (Let’s Eat)

In episode 6, I talk about the phrase kain tayo. Why do we automatically invite people to join us to eat? We love having people eat with us. We love to conversate over food. I try to always eat with work mates but they often bring food and I don’t. So I tend to eat out by myself. They probably are wondering why I always ask if they want to go to lunch, hopefully this episode explains it.

I also shared about eating together as a family. It’s a common practice in the Philippines. Unfortunately, in America it is uncommon and not considered. I was reminded by Abby about it when she immigrated here in America over a decade ago. It’s difficult with our schedules so every weekend, we make an extra effort to eat together as a family. I complain about being a Chauffeur on the weekends. So rather than relaxing, I spend time with the family. There’s times I just want some time to myself but I figured, there will be plenty of time later for that, when I retire and the kids are older.

I found some time to record during a late afternoon while the kids took a nap. The room I record in is in front of the house and during playback and edit, I noticed my microphone picked up a lot of background noise. Normally, I record at night when traffic is seldom so background noise is more manageable. I’m not great with editing so I tried to fix it. Hope I did well. Enjoy the show.

Tagalog Word in this episode

  • Kain tayo – Let’s eat
  • Pagkain – Food
  • Salu salo – A gathering, so you can eat together, sharing, sharing the food or the check – kind of like a pot luck



  • Shout out to Rich Lieberman. I used to work with the School Psychologist for a couple of years. He texted me and shared that he enjoyed Episode 4: Mano Po. He listens to the show as he traverses the city. Thanks for the feedback. We need to do lunch some time.

Please take some time to rate the show and leave feedback. I do enjoy sharing but even more when I hear from you. Thank you.

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