BABASAHIN 1 (Text 1):
Pumunta kami sa bahay ng Lolo at Lola ko dahil sa anibersaryo ng kasal nila. Pagdating sa bahay nila, nagmano kami.
Kaugalian namin ang nagmamano sa nakakatanda. Pagkatapos, bumati kami ng “Maligayang bati!” Dumating din ang kapatid ni Lolo. Basta may handaan, dumarating ang mga kamag-anak. Masaya ako kasi nakita ko ang kapatid ko, ang asawa niya at ang anak nila. Dalawang araw na sila rito. Tumulong na magluto ang bayaw at pamangkin ko. Nagdala pa sila ng mga balut galing sa Fresno. Siksikan kami sa hapag-kainan.
We went to my grandfather and grandmother’s home because it was their wedding anniversary. As soon as we arrived at their house, we asked for a blessing (by way of a Filipino gesture). Mano is our traditional greeting to our elders. Afterwards, we congratulated them. Grandfather’s brother also arrived. Whenever there is a celebration, relatives come. I was happy to see my cousin with his friend. They have been here for two days. His mother helped cook the food. They even brought fat chickens to barbecue. It was crowded at the dinner table
Filipino Custom and Values:
Mano or Bless - taking the right hand of the elder person and bringing the back of the palm to one’s forehead, is a Pilipino custom of showing respect and asking for an elder’s blessing.
Respect for the elders – Grandparents are usually in the top of the family hierarchy followed by the parents. Children are expected to show respect and deference to their elders who are thought to be wiser than the children and are therefore trusted to know what is best for the children.
TALASALITAAN NG BABASAHIN 1
- dahil because
- pagdating upon arrival
- kaugalian custom
- pagkatapos afterwards
- bumati greeted
- maligaya/masaya happy
- Maligayang bati! Congratulations!
- rin/din also
- handaan feast/celebration/gathering
- basta as long as; here: whenever 17
- nakita to see
- kaibigan friend
- araw day/sun
- tumulong to help, helped
- magluto to cook
- magdala to bring
- balut duck eggs, a delicacy
- galing from
- siksikan crowded
- hapag-kainan dinner table
Re-read the above text. Make a list of the ANG (nominative) and NG (possessive) pronouns with their accompanying verb or noun as found in the Babasahin 1 above.
ANG (Ed, hidden answers itong nasa parentheses) NG
- _________ (pumunta kami) 1. _________ (kasal nila)
- _________ (nagmano kami) 2. _________ (bahay nila)
- _________ (bumati kami) 3. _________ (kaugalian namin)
- _________ (masaya ako) 4. _________ (kapatid ni Lolo)
- _________ (dalawang araw sila) 5. _________ (pinsan ko)
- _________ (nagdala sila) 6. _________ (kapatid ko)
- _________ (siksikan kami) 7. _________ (asawa niya 8. _________ (anak nila) 9. _________ (pamangkin ko)
B. Answer the following questions according to the text.
1. Sino ang mga may anibersaryo??
2. Paano ang pagbati sa mga matatanda?
3. Sino pa ang mga dumating?
4. Ano ang dala nila?
5. Saan nagsiksikan ang pamilya?
(a) Ask your friend to describe a family gathering (b) Your friend responds and ask you to compare your experience with different family gatherings.
With your partner, while sharing experiences of family gatherings, make a list of adjectives use to describe family gatherings