Life So Mundane in Batangas
Why Do Batangueños Say ‘Ano Ga’ While Other Tagalogs Say ‘Ano Ba?’
I had written in a previous article that I have always found the Batangueño stereotype ‘ala eh’ not only annoying but also so totally inaccurate. We Batangueños do have a propensity to use the words ‘ala’ and ‘eh’ liberally; but seldom together as the stereotype has always suggested..
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The Lasallian Rosary and Its Sixth Decade
Although I spent a considerable amount of my life with the De La Salle Christian Brothers, it was not until I was in middle age and already in upper administration of a Lasallian school that I learned that there was, indeed, such a thing as a Lasallian rosary...
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How Tall Are These Local Showbiz Personalities?
This is a fun post and nothing else; and whatever information that is seen here is not to be taken as fact...
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The Question Everyone Wants an Answer to: Are There Fault Lines in Batangas?
In the midst of that earthquake-infested month that was April of 2017, hundreds of people were arriving at this web site from search engines having used the search string “fault lines in Batangas” or something similar...
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Kalumpit, a Fruit Named after Batangas, Has Many Medicinal Properties
As a young boy back in the sixties, I always looked forward to foodstuffs that my uncle brought back as presents from his weekends in Nasugbu. Among these were buradol or flying fish daeng (fish halved and dried) or himbabao strings, the latter best stewed with fish paste...
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Batangas Postal Zip Codes
Herewith are the postal zip codes for the cities and municipalities of the Province of Batangas re-posted for the convenience of visitors to Life So Mundane...
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The “Cruel” Koreans of the Japanese Army in the Philippines in World War II
In the midst of a discussion about Japanese atrocities committed in the Province of Batangas during the last world war, a former player of mine with whom I was having the discussion mentioned offhandedly that the Koreans in the Japanese army, or so he had heard, were actually nastier than the Japanese themselves...
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The Founding of Pueblos or Towns by the Agustinians in 16th Century Batangas
The awarding of Bonbon as a repartimiento to Martin de Goite by Miguel López de Legaspi in 1571 was just one of many, for indeed, it was Felipe II himself, King of Spain, who willed it so...
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San Luis, Batangas: Historic and Folkloric Notes about some of its Barrios
This article is part of a series of articles dedicated to resurrecting otherwise forgotten historic and folkloric trivia about the barrios of the Province of Batangas...
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10 Historical Trivia about Batangas All Batangueños Should Know
The history of the great province of Batangas overflows with richness and trivial notes will not do it any justice. That said, there are those who are averse to lengthy readings and it is to them that this article is addressed...
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