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To make the title of this section sound closer to English, then: "Seriously, I love you." That deflates the statement though, since the translation is bereft of all that affection in a Pinoy's wooing of a woman. On that one day, riders who wore red or red-and-white were entitled to a 50% discount. Luneta (national park) in those times bloomed in red. Theirs is an oppressed society -- oppressed by feudalism which continues to fuel it. Let me contrast that with a story here in Tacloban, Leyte (Eastern Visayas).
Affection and the lightness of language -- for she, if Pinoy, too, knows he can just be saying it but not truly meaning it, so he enjoins her at the end of the line plaintively: do believe me, Deep down the Pinoy knows words are just that -- words. Their extreme behavior on this day consists of a mild reversal of roles, namely, the girls can gift the boys with chocolates to express their feelings. A couple who had been married for almost three decades had seven children between them. He had forgotten completely that it was Valentine's Day. The second story, has to do with the old couple across our house. They were a very quiet, self-contained husband-and-wife. Their only child was a loquacious tall male who since childhood manifested strong signs of effeminateness.
The opposite of , to go up the stairs of the house), where the man and his parents visit the woman's family and ask for her parents blessings to marry their daughter. No wonder then that the perennial best-seller continues to be a thin book of samples of loveletters. ), as roses should be red if one wishes to get across love as the message of the giving.
It is also an occasion for the parents of the woman to get to know the parents of the man. This one day even old people won't feel corny wearing red shirts or red skirt. All that I remember of them is her standing around as he watered the many plants their son loved.
The advantage of this is that he does not get embarrassed because he has not started courting the girl in earnest.
) is the Tagalog slang for someone who fails to reach 'first base' in courting a girl because she does not have any feelings for him to begin with.
It may end up in a romance or avoidance of each other if the situation becomes embarrassing for both individuals.It is always expected that the guy must show his face to the girl's family. The words are focused on what the wooer feels for the wooed.And if a guy wants to be acceptable to the girl's family, he has to give In courting a Filipina, the metaphor often used is that of playing baseball. There are three words which have become poetic because, I think, they are old expressions. Perhaps this has to do with man's regard for woman, for it is the man who woos.Later, couples may go out on their own, but this is still to be done discreetly. If we don't then we go through another cycle of life, another cycle of searching.If the couple has decided to come out in the open about their romance, they will tell their family and friends as well. Love or, I suppose, marriage in the myth is the discovery of our other half. We go through life looking for our other half, that which would complete us. Life is a quest for completion by way of finding the Man or Woman who is our lost other half.
(modest, shy, with good upbringing, well-mannered) and does not show her admirer that she is also in love with him immediately. And there are the arrows of words to slay the wooed into belief. We only got news of the old woman from the young boy who stayed with her.