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Re: Kumusta sa lahat! (Tagalog Thread)
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2007, 06:53:18 AM »
I've only been to a few islands.  We flew into Manila, of course, & spent a few days there & then spent a couple days at Tagaytay & the hot springs (saw Taal volcano, etc.).  Then we flew out to Iloilo in my dad's home island of Panay to visit my aunt & took another harrowing car ride to my dad's hometown of Mambusao.  While there, we took another day trip to the island of Boracay.  I only spent 2 weeks there but it was quite an experience!

And thanks for the correction, nianna_angel.  I should probably just stick to English.  ;)

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Re: Kumusta sa lahat! (Tagalog Thread)
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2007, 08:31:19 AM »
well, if you'd speak tagalog in this thread with us, you might learn the language itself... ^^

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Re: Kumusta sa lahat! (Tagalog Thread)
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2007, 02:22:59 PM »
Wow! It's so nice to see some tagalog post, although I can only understand and not speak it so much. It's kind of disappointing considering I used to be able to, growing up in the Philippines for the first 10 years of my life and coming here to the US, no one spoke tagalog so I kind of lost it (about 12 years now that I haven't spoken tagalog). I'm a halfsie and even though my mom is Filipina, she doesn't speak it that much either.

But it was nice to see som and Kumusta everyone :)

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Re: Kumusta sa lahat! (Tagalog Thread)
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2007, 05:18:45 AM »
yey... another fellow filipino joining the forum ^^

12 years... such a long period...

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Re: Kumusta sa lahat! (Tagalog Thread)
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2007, 09:36:08 AM »
I came to the US when I was 9 years old so I've been living here for 14 years now. But because my family speaks Tagalish, I can still understand and speak Tagalog. Yung mga madaling (ganito ba ang easy sa tagalog? nakalimutan ko na LOL) words lang. Most of my friends in college are other Asians and whites and we only speak english to each other so I'm like forgetting the harder Tagalog words.

Anyways, I don't get why some Filipino families who come to the US suddenly stops speaking Tagalog just because they came here. Most of my cousins were born in the US and they hardly know a word in Tagalog because their parents hardly speak Tagalog to them. Like what's so bad about being Bilingual?

Kumusta na Masami Akane, surprise na surprise din ako na madaming pilipinos nagvisit sa site and wanting to help out. Hopefully you can help out too. And welcome to the forums. Do keep coming back.  :cya:

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Re: Kumusta sa lahat! (Tagalog Thread)
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2007, 02:10:05 PM »
Well...In my case my siblings & I never learned Tagalog because my dad was the only one in the family who understood it, so it really didn't make a whole lot of sense for him to use it at home...But he still likes to confuse/tease us with it.  lol  I also grew up in a small town with very few Asians, and the ones who were somewhat close to my age either didn't learn it, or chose not to use it. 

But, I can see what you're saying, goldlilys.  My cousins came over from the Philippines & their daughter hardly knows any Tagalog.  My guess is that they want to be more "American" once they get over here.  When you retain your native language you may be viewed more as an outsider to the general public.  But that's just my guess...

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