It Is Sooo Hawwttt!!!

Self just back from a couple of errands. Car only seized once (thank God). Self had cause to phone Dearest Mum last night, and found it necessary to mention that when she next presents in Manila, she will need to get funds from the “family bank”, wherever that is (she’s pretty sure there is one, she just doesn’t have access to the records — ha. ha. ha. ha)

At least, self thinks, she does not live in New York, which must be miserable (especially if one has a job anywhere on or near a subway platform). And also thank God she’s not in the humid heat of Manila (although there she would probably exist in the air-conditioned comfort of Dearest Mum’s home).

And at least here, after self makes it home, and flops down on the couch, she can open the freezer and help herself to a whole quart of Ben & Jerry’s Read the rest of this entry »

An Interesting Story About Mt. Kanlaon

From A History of Negros Occidental, by Modesto P. Sa-Onoy:

In the peak and impenetrable forest of Mt. Kanlaon there lived the magkupo, the huge serpent with the rooster’s crown and a rooster’s powerful crow, who stayed under the kamandag tree near the crater of the volcano. The magkupo had fins on its sides. It did not crawl on the ground as other snakes did but would move from tree to tree by winding its long body on a tree trunk, ease its head forward to reach another tree where it will coil itself. Thus, it was called magkupo (pronounced with a stress on the last syllable), which means to “stick on” or “to embrace.”

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