Signs to know if a person is a native from Laguna, Philippines

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Laguna is an awesome province in the Philippines. It was home to beautiful resorts, hot and cold springs and water falls. Especially, we the locals are so amazing. Here is how you can distinguish if a person you know came from this beautiful province.

1. The constant use of “ah” “eh” “ih” “oh”.

In almost every sentence you’ll here those vowels when we speak. For example, instead of saying “wala naman” we say “wala naman ah” or “wala naman eh” or, “wala naman ih” or “wala naman oh” and it varies depending upon our emotion. Taga laguna ih!

2. The famous buko pie.

Well, you’ll know a person is from Laguna if he/she brought buko pie as pasalubong. That is because that is one famous delicacy from the province and its very delicious tho.

3. The hard sounding of ‘r’.

When a native lagunense speak we have a very hard sounding ‘r’. I guess because our ancestors speaks that way and we inherited it.

4. The na- wordings.

Well, I dont know this until I went to Manila. That the na- is a wrong use in the tagalog language such as nakain, instead of saying “kumain ka na ba?” We say “nakain ka na ba?” And I think that’s awesome.

5. The modeling world.

When you are in Manila and you told them your from Laguna, instantly they will knew that you came there for modeling. That’s a sure thing cos hey we inherited some nice genes. But basically, thats true base on my experience I came to Manila when I was 15 to pursue a career in modeling. 

6. The accent.

This one is hard to distinguish cos in every part of Laguna there are different but sometimes slightly similar accents. Like in the southern part of Laguna, there’s Lumban where their accent is putting -ng to every word that ends in letter ‘n’. Like instead of saying ‘ngayon na’ they will say ‘ngayong na!’. Or in Cavinti they have this angry-like sound “Ya-ih”. Or in Paete where they sound so malambing.

7. The “pabalot” style.

When you eat with a Lagunense and you have a lot of left over food. He/she will instantly make “pabalot”. Well, that is because we are well taught of not wasting food.

8. The beki language.

If someone regardless of gender even when a lagunense is a male or a female he/she will understand and can speak the beki language. I dont know why may be because a lot of beki words came from tagalog words?

Well, that is all of I can think now. So if you have any more signs then do write it in the comment section down below so I can re-edit this article and add your taughts. 

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Carabao Island: A hidden paradise

Many of us knew that when you visit the Philippines, the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful Boracay white sands located at Malay, Aklan. But did you know that there are a lot these region can offer.

From Aklan, riding an hour boat trip comes the province of Romblon and home to a very beautiful virgin island called “Isla de Carabao” or Carabao Island. I asked our tour guide why it was named after the national animal of the Philippines and he told me that there are a lot of Carabaos in the island.

Since Boracay is a beach destination for partying, and if you are looking for just an island where there is peace and quite then I will recommend this for you. Since I am the only young one during our trip there and I am the only one who loves to take a dip in the water so i went snorkeling.  And guess what, I’m the only person in the beach, no passersby and no one ruining my day. Just me and the beautiful white sand beach.

I enjoyed snorkeling, and I actually caught a starfish (dont worry I just took a photo of it and took it back to the water). I saw a lot of sea creatures I just dont know what it is. After that our tour guide have us some boodle fight meal and I must say the food is really great! One of the best shrimps I ever had (I just forgot what they are called), and the fish is great!(but I also forgot what’s the name of it).

Then, after a delightful meal I went on sunbathing. It was very peaceful and quite you will only hear the sound of the waves. They offer massage in the beach front too so it’s perfect for relaxation. 

I highly recommend this place when you go to your next trip to Boracay, so after partying take a day to visit this relaxing and majestic hidden white sand beach.