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
Parents and son was involved in an accident. Thankfully everyone is okay. They were stopped at a light and according to witnesses a car ran a red light, hit another car, and it ricochet to them. Please be careful out there. Not worth rushing. Practice Filipino Time even if you’re not Filipino.
Standing up doing this episode. They say people are smarter when standing. I’ll find a study about it and link it to the show notes. Hope it works.
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.
In episode 5, I talk about Filipino time. Why do we suffer from it? What are the reasons behind why we are constantly late? I will share what I think my excuses are for being late. I also share what I’ve learned about daylight saving time.
Tagalog Word in this episode
Oras – Time
Anong oras na? – What time is it?
Umaga – Morning
Tanghali – Afternoon
Gabi – Evening
I posted an image of Episode 4 and didn’t realize I misspelled an already misspelled word. Instead of respek, I used reskpek.
In episode 4, I share the mano. This is a gesture in the Filipino culture that shows respect to elders. In return, they give you their blessings. I don’t see it done as much anymore. Of course, we are in America but you would think you’d see it in Filipino gatherings or gatherings with other Filipinos. Though I don’t do it myself, I have showed my kids how to do it and what it means. I hope this episode will remind us that this is an important part of our culture and that we start to use it.
It’s beginning of Lent 2017. Did you go to Ash Wednesday? What did you give up for Lent?
Shout out to Producer Mike @waxstyles from the TFAL Podcast for helping with some questions about audio. They have a great podcast, check them out.
Thanks to Tita Loida’s feedback. She enjoyed the shows and appreciates me sharing about the culture. She feels that many Fil-Am don’t know it and some parents don’t have the time to share it with their kids.
Thanks to Thomas @thomasami feedback. He shared with me that the audio seems different from the other episodes. Yes, I am using a new software to record guests that are remote. I’m still unfamiliar with it but I hope to improve as I keep using it.
Kabisadong ring. Kabisadong or kabisado means “used to” or familiar. Ring means the basketball rim. It’s not really tagalog but it describes the shape of the rim, circle, which is the same shape of a ring. I chose this word because there’s part of the podcast where I describe the conditions of the rims there. They are wobbly, worn, unstable, bouncy. So if you’re familiar with the rim, you can basically throw up a brick but because you know the rim, more than likely it’ll bounce in.
In the second episode I share stories about my kids and inherited mannerism. I shared a couple of examples of what I noticed them doing that I used to do as a kid. Karma is doing its thing. Not only do we teach our kids, but we learn from them as well.
If you have great hearing, you may hear my stomach rumbling in the background. My microphone is sensitive haha. I woke up early around 3:30am and couldn’t go back to bed so I decided to record this episode. I made a mistake of drinking cold water before recording, hence my stomach rumbling. Probably upset about the cold water, early in the morning.
In the first episode, I introduce myself. I share a little of my background and why I’m starting this podcast show. A special shout out to Gerald Grant for hooking me up with the intro (Element) and outro (Salvation) beats.