Balik Tanjay Blues
lami-a ninyo! Maka-ibog gyud mong mama-uli atol sa Fiesta. Estoryahi na
lang unya ko.
Scarboranada , Ont,
It looks like your preparation for the
is in earnest with its attendant excitement for all, including people
myself even though I cannot make the trip - Anna and I have our own
to fulfill in Slovakia in July. We can only wish all of you
a wonderful and safe trip home. We will be talking to Eddie
and Gorie Mercado before the trip.
Col. Gualberto M.
Randolph AFB, TX
sus, katalana ninyo. Hapit na man di-ay mo mama-uli sa ato. Unya unsa
Upat gyud ka gabi-i ang inyong bayle? madahan? Sus, kong lami-a
Baling usika dili ko maka-uban!!!
the way, why have I not received anymore the Ang Tanjayanon -
much awaited and most beloved newsletter? Is it because I have
yet paid my membership fee for 1997? But I think I already paid (?)!..
Anyway, so I will not be confused anymore, here is a check to cover my
membership fee up to the year 2000.
(Gingging, yes and no. Yes, you have
paid the 1997 dues. (We are therefore returning your check covering the
fees up to the year 2000. Thank you.) And no, our Newsletter does
not discriminate whether one has or has not paid the membership fee -
because we do not depend to a certain extent on the funds of the Tanjay
Association, USA. This Newsletter is a "labor of love" and we
just want to share with everybody the joys of being a Tanjayanon.
one more thing - nganong wala man ka mangibitar sa imong kasal? Garbosa
gyud ka! Gapareho ra mo si Johnnie Rosales. Willie Torres ug
ubang mga taga-Illinois - mga barboso. Gasalig kay mga guapo.)
I don't understand. You talk so much
Why? What's in there that makes it so interesting and so seemingly
by you guys? What's there to be proud of? Any big industries,
landmarks, scenic wonders or breath taking views over there? I heard
none. So why are you crazy about it? I don't even see it on
the maps. Where is Tanjay, anyway?
(Tanjayanons would always tell you:
is not just a place - it's a feeling!) (P.S. And you Al Moranas
not yet my friend - you are a medical condition!!!).
you for sending me a copy of your superb newsletter - and I am not even
a Tanjayanon, (But if I pursued to the very end a very pretty lady from
your town nga akong guibirig-birigan kaniadto I would have
and adopted son...
had an outstanding English teacher in my senior year at the old St.
College in Dumaguete back in the '50s by the name of Salome Calumpang.
Was she the same lady who sang and mesmerized the guests at your
party with her Spanish vocal rendetion of Matud Nila? If she
was, my wife and I truly missed an opportunity to say "Hello"
to a favorite mentor.
San Diego &
Ron, two things: a) For your
your birig-birig kaniadto means before you met your wife,
and b) Yes, that was the one and only Ma'am Salome Calumpang-Pastor,
teacher of SPCD and who then retired as the multi-awarded
of the Dumaguete East Central School a couple of years ago . . .Ron,
for writing and for the "nostalgic" birig-birig word.)
your next issue of the Ang Tanjayanon, please update your files by
and including the name of my wife, Tessie. The membership roll will
read: Willie and Tessie Bartilad. Please don't fail - or else she will
not talk to me anymore, he, he, he!!
Willie I. Bartilad
(Mao gyud na'y mahitabo sa mga
ug affair sa Tanjay nga dili dad-on ang asawa, he, he, he, - komedya ra
bitaw. P.S. Willie is a former president of the prestigious Silliman
Alumni Association of Southern California.)
always look forward to receiving the Newsletter and reading and
it. Even if I know only few Tanjayanons (I'm from Leyte) I enjoy
all about you. Eddie (Dr Eddie V. Mercado) and I always have a
laugh with your jokes. We look forward to joining the Balik-Tanjay in
Dr. Gregoria E.
(Eddie and Gorie E. Mercado, both
also invited to join the team of US-based Tanjayanon doctors who,
will be on a mdeical mission to Tanjay in July.)