My Favorite Things

Sabits on jeepneys and kabits on movies

Lighting parolas and whipping senak’los

Callboys from kantos tied-up with fur

These are my favorite Filipino things.


Sint’nadong kar’oke and salted duck egg

Taho and sisig and rice with garlic

Di-Bi-Di’s sold at ten pesos or less

These are my favorite Filipino things.

Construs in sandos with big bulging — muscles

Clans that stay in the House though unwanted

Scorching hot sun that suffers all year

These are my favorite Filipino things.


When wang-wangs ring

When either Aquino speaks

When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember fav’rite Fil’pino things

Though then I still feel

A li’l bit bad.



This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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