The offering of a buyo (a mixture of betel nut, ikmo leaf, and lime) to aguest as an expression of hospitality.
A childless couple goes on pilgrimage to a holy shrine, whose deity isbelieved to have the power to grant the virtue of fertility to those notblessed with children.
A maiden who sings merrily before a stove while cooking will marry anold widower.
A comet is a bad omen, for it is a harbinger of famine, war, or some othercalamity.
A pregnant woman who eats twin bananas will give birth twins.
When a cat wipes off its face with paws, a visitor is coming to the house.
If a sleeping person dreams that one of his teeth falls out, somebodyclose to him will die.
Mode of Dressing
Of Indian origin were putong (turban) of the men and sarong (lowergarment) of the women in pre-Spanish Philippines.
The Muslim men in Mindanao and Sulu wear tight- fitting trousers whichresemble the Indian putees and their women use embroidered shawlswhich are suggestive of the Indian sari.
Quicklime mining in Masbate
Weaving of cotton clothes
Filipino Sanskrit English
Ama Ama FatherAsawa Atawa SpouseRaha Raha KingSaksi Saksi WitnessMaharlika Mahardlika Noble
B. EARLY CONTACT WITH CHINA
Sino- Philippine intercourse begun in 10
century A.D. during the Sung Dynasty.
The earliest known authentic data of the Sino- Philippine in 982 A. D. was recorded by aChinese chronicler, Ma- Tuan- Lin in his monumental work entitled, Wen Shiann TungKao (General Investigation on the Chinese Cultural Sources)
The following are the Chinese influences in the Philippines:
Manufacturing/ occupations/ games
The method of placer gold mining
The art of metallurgy
The use of porcelain, gold, silver, tin and other metals
Gambling- jueteng, kuwaho, pangginggi
Manner of Dressing
The sleeved jackets (kangan) of the pre-Spanish Filipino males, the loosetrousers of the Muslim and the dresses of women of Sulu andMinadanao.
The use of slippers, bakya(wooden Shoes), fans and umbrellas.
Of Chinese introduction was the yellow garb of native nobility, the bluedress of the commoners, and the wearing of white clothes for mourning.
Culinary Art and Diet
Roasting of pigs for a delicious meat
Brewing of tea for drinking
Cooking of such dishes as lumpiya, pansit, mami, tsapsoy, and ukoy
Appetizers such as tahuri, heko, toyo
Edible vegetables including bataw, petsay, and upo