Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SAY IT IN IVATAN!


-          Kapian kapa nu Dius… Hello! (God Bless You)
…chamavukhas – Good Morning
…chamakuyab – Good Afternoon
…chamahep – Good Evening
-          Dius!!! – Anybody home? (used when one arrives at another house)
-          Pas!!! Or May pasdep kamu – Come In. (rejoinder to Dius)
-          Ango Ngaran Mu? – What’s your name?
-          Ango Parinen Muaya? – What are you doing?
-          Dinu ngayan mu? – Where are you going?
-          Dius Mavidin – God be with you (to someone staying)
-          Dius Machivan – God be with you (to someone leaving)
-          Dius Mamajes – God will repay you or simply “Thank you”
-          Ara ka mangu? – How are you?
-          Taytu mapya – I’m fine
-          Ichaddao Ku Imu! – I love you!
-          Mirupirwa tana! – till we meet again!
-          Avek dana! – Good Bye!

-          Mavid – Beautiful
-          Marayi – far
-          Masngen – near
-          Aru – Many
-          Arava – None
-          Mayhahaw – Few
-          On/Owun – Yes
-          Umba – No
-          Katen – I don’t Know
-          Vavahyen – Tell
-          Vatahen – Say
-          Mayayu – Run
-          Mayam – Walk
-          Mavidin – Stay
-          Mawara – Arrive/Born
-          Masuyot – Happy
-          Ma-waw – Thirsty
-          Mapteng – Hungry
-          Ipapanmu – Inform
-          Matimuy – Raining
-          Makuhat – Warm
-          Mayaraw – Sunny
-          Masalawsaw – Windy
-          Mahanebned –Cold

Monday, December 9, 2013

10 Best things about Batanes!


1. Honest people ( the only place in the Phils. with HONESTY COFFEE SHOP)

2. The most peaceful province (with lowest crime rate, )

3. With highest Human Development Index (HDI) & low poverty incidence (the only province without the implementation of 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)

4. Magnificent landscapes and non-exploited beaches

5. Higher life expectancy (I met a man who is 105 years old)

6. People have strong commitment in preserving their culture and environment


7. Lots of NPA; Nice People Around 


8. The only place I have seen with a sign between highways “Animal Crossing” (taking animals as part of their community )


9. With the best pork adobo I have ever tasted!


10. People are good stewards of their natural resources.


from: Macky Mel Mac