(Glossogobius giuris) is a freshwater fish native to Mainit Lake. It is called “biya” in Tagalog and “white goby or tank goby” in English. The term “pidjanga” is also sometimes fondly used to refer to the Mainitnons, the people of the Municipality of Mainit, a town in Southern Philippines. This blog hopes to capture potentials of Migrants Pidjangas for the Development of our Town by attempting to document development issues, folk stories, and current concerns, about the Pidjanga — both the fish and the people.

Kopras: Bunot, Batak, Lugit

Among the favorite monthly activity back home was going up (suba) to our coconut farms (ilaja) and prepare copra.

Except for climbing (to gather coconuts), I actually had the chance of taking part in every copra preparation process. My most favorite part was batak (cutting the coconut shell into half) where we get our favorite coconut embryo (bo-wa). I'll try to translate these later but let me narrate the steps in copra-making: Dayag, Tapok, Hakot/Balsa, Bunot, Batak, Plastar, Sugnod, Luto, Lugit, Tadtad, Badjo (sacking), Tahi, Hakot, Baligja (sayapi na dajon hehehe!).

Dec 2, 2006

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