Monday, October 15, 2007

Of Aswangs, Tiyanaks and Mananambals

It didn't occur to me until today that our trip to Dumaguete-Ssiquijor coincides with all souls' day. Not that I'm scared or anything. In fact, I look forward to it, especially the night shoots, hehehe, especially since my Moleskine planner says there's a quarter moon on Nov. 1. Nope, I didn't grow up with on trick or treating but rather on tales of mambabarangs, aswangs, tiyanaks and other creatures of local folklore. Everytime I tell people I'm going to Siquijor, they just always ask, totoo ba ang kulam? Totoo ba ang mga mambabarang o mananambal (as they call them in Siquijor).I 'm not about to say they're true although I'm not inclined to say they're false either.I 've had many experiences with the supernatural but I'd rather keep them to myself. Image of the Salagdoong Forest in Siquijor

11 comments:

lino said...

nagbasa basa muna ako, dami kong nalampasan na magagandang post at pic eh, hehehe...
ganda ng mga pics, sana magka 10-20mm na rin ako, hehehehe... in God's perfect timing...

lagal[og] said...

thanks lino. hahaha, yung bonus ko last year, doon halos lang napunta sa ultrawide lens ko. but it's worth it (i guess, hehehe).

Sayote Queen said...

I will look forward on your night shots :) Hopefully may kasamang 'sightings' hehehe just kidding :) very very nice photos you got here :)

LAWSTUDE said...

i recently had a trip to siquijor and my friends reminded me of the following rules:

1. do not drink their water;
2. don't think negatively coz' they can read minds;
3. do not eat the foods they offer.

it pays to be cautious but i happened to break two out of three reminders. hahaha. i am glad that nothing happened to me - at least nothing yet.

lagal[og] said...

thanks sayote queen and lawstude. sana, the weather will cooperate so i can have decent night shots :-)

lawstude, i think after you get over the urban (rural?) legends, you won't be so scared anymore of the stories, hahaha.

cheh said...

Hi kabayan,

salamat sa pagdalaw!ganda lahat ng mga shots!ewan ko ba duda na rin ako jan sa mga kwento kwento about aswang.Mas mainam kung kaw talaga ang makakakita di ba? nakakatakot lang,hehe

Ingat na lang sa biyahe!

lagal[og] said...

kabayan cheh, salamat! i won't say it's entirely false but i won't also say the legends are entirely true (safe answer :-)) all i know is i'm open to possibilities. hahaha, keep safe too!

john be anonymous said...

i always wanted to go to capiz, i want to know kung totoo ang urban legend, gusto ko din maka kita ng aswang. haha.. i have a friend na nabarang daw, i dont know if ill believe it, pero its hard to deny ung mga supernaturals na nangyayari sa paligid.

chelsea said...

i have always been a scaredy cat. nako magdala ka ng maraming bawang hehe.

lagal[og] said...

john and chelsea, hahaha, i won't say nga the stories are true or false. i'll just say i'm open to possibilities. and chelsea, i don't think the garlic bit works except for cooking steak ala pobre or sopa de ajo, hahaha.

Anino said...

Ang ganda ng picture.Sa iyo ba iyan?
Taga-Siquijor ka ba?

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