Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Old Ways Alive

Tradition lives on in postmodern times.
 Dr Abe V Rotor

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Horse-drawn caleza, Vigan Ilocos Sur

Rainmakers - the tubes produce different sounds of rain from drizzle to raining "cats and dogs." Calatagan, Batangas

Sungka - the "game of death." It is also a" game of fire," translatiung the language of the players. Experts have develop a formula that puts the opponent defenseless, and definitely loses. Calatagan, Batangas

Good luck money is pinned on a newly wedded couple, an old custom. It invites both parties of the man and woman to pin as much money to show affluence of their clans. Santo Domingo Ilocos Sur

Bamboo cage for native chicken. Note convenient trap door and large weave to allow fowls to extend their head out for air and food. Pig cages, and even cradles, are modified versions of this indigenous device. Santo Tomas, Batangas

Making fire - man's first invention. Continuous friction by rubbing dried flammable materials such as bamboo will reach kindling temperature resulting to spontaneous combustion. Subic, Zambales Earthen jar (burnay) making the original way. Vigan is famous for burnay making, a tourists' attraction. Nagburnayan, Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Castrating a bull the primitive way. Either the testes is removed or rendered non-functional by tying the upper part of the scrotum. The severest method is by pounding the testes. Old folks claim that pain is part of "breaking" a future bullock to total submission. San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur.
Palay dehusker made of bamboo and clay. A rare rotary devise that seperates the hull from the rice without causing it to break or lose its bran. Whole rice is called pinawa, which is the counterpart of whole wheat. National Food Authority Museum, Cabanatuan Nueva EcijaRoadside vending of fresh farm produce - singkamas (yam), peanut, sweet potato, bottled homemade vinegar.Old faithful bamboo raft for riverine transport and fishing. Fishing gears have likewise remained unchanged, except the net now made of nylon instead of natural fiber. Fuerte, Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Old trowel is still the most handy garden tool, local version of the Swiss knife.Sun is still the most practical source of energy. Drying palay in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur

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