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.
Tagalog Word in this episode
- Tita – Aunt
- Tito – Uncle
- Kuya – older brother/male
- Ate – older sister/female
- Lola – Grandmother
- Lolo – Grandfather
- Palengke – market
- Mano/Mano Po – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mano_(gesture)
- Thank you Charles for joining me in Episode 03: Kabisadong Ring (Basketball).
- 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.