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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, business, events and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination and are used fictitiously, any resemblance to any actual persons or living or dead, events or locals are entirely coincidental.
For my Besties,
Because food is love.
Tito (n.) – Uncle
Tita (n.) – Aunt
Kuya (n.) – Big brother
Ate (n.) – Big sister
*In the Philippines, it is perfectly acceptable to address other people as Tito/Tita, Ate/Kuya even if you’re not related to the person you are addressing.
**Senior High in the Philippines is from 11th – 12th Grade.
Sundo (n.) – The Person who would pick up another person from [a designated place]
Bonifacio Day – November 30th (sometimes if a certain holiday itself falls on a Tuesday through Thursday, it would be decreed that the Friday or the Monday of that certain week where the holiday falls would be a holiday, thus long weekends.)
Pasalubong (n.) – Souvenir you bring back home for someone from the place you went to.
***You don’t have to go to some place special, it could be the corner store and the stuff you brought home for someone could be snacks or whatever and it could still be considered as pasalubong. It could be anything i.e. Food, clothing, knickknacks, etc.
Bagoong (n.) – Shrimp Paste eaten with green mangoes.
Sando (n.) – Sleeveless shirts