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HoLY WeeK DicTioNaRY
our yearly compilation of holy week words and phrases... delivered by... exclusive to us...


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a must to learn, understand and memorize for future holy week 'joiners'
        

Holy Week Word / Phrase

Definition

“TRUE” Word / Explanation

Word Inventor

Year Invented

1 SPRITE

A message to be written in a logbook

Literally means 1 piece of Sprite Softdrink. Ramil mistook the logbook as a record of the food and drinks we took from the DOME cooler. The logbook, really, was intended for the guests’ testimonials after their white water tubing experience.

Ramil

2005

80s

Any song, fashion statement or chichirya related to the 1980s

Literally pertaining to “our” era… the 1980s

Holy Week Travellers

2003

ACCOUNTING Last activity for the day, bayaran ng mga ginastos      

ADIK

Walang sawang pag-uuulit-ulit ng mga bagay-bagay tulad ng pagkain, pag-swimming, pag-snorkel, pag-shopping, at kung anu-ano pa

Addict

Holy Week Travellers

2004

AHAHAYYYY

 

Daiw’s favorite expression

Daiw

2000

AIRCON

Powder ni Laiza

Protex – metholated powder from Thailand

Sheila

2003

AKO

Pantukoy sa mga taong walang alam sa kanyang ginagawa o wala sa sarili

Examples: When someone is sleeping, the rest will comment: “Pasensya, tulog AKO.” When someone eats a lot, the rest will comment: “Gutom AKO.”

Holy Week Travellers

2004

ALAMAT Taong magagaling, kakaiba at walang kupas. Came from the one-liner "Isa kang alamat!"    
AMAZING RACE Gabi-gabi, nag-i-impake      

AY MALAYO YUN

A comment for a place that a person hasn’t been to

All the places we wanted to go to in Iloilo and Guimaras were said to be too far, that’s what Auntie Mona told us… Only to find out later on that she hasn’t even been to the places we’ve mentioned!

Auntie Mona

2004

BASANG ISDA

Isdang may sabaw

Sinigang na Isda - During dinner in Jade Star Lodge, Siargao, Jelay was given fish and declined by saying, "Ayoko nang basang isda!"

Jelay

2005

BAT QUEEN

Alia

Alia took a bath in a bat’s pool inside the Sumaguing Cave in Sagada and accused the rest of us of the foul smell after the caving experience

Holy Week Travellers

2000

BIBLE A book or notebook that contains the places we planned to go to      

BIG PEOPLE

A collective term to refer to Laiza, Roselle, Os, Jelay & Ramil

Simply put, they’re the people above 5 feet

 

Holy Week Travellers

2005

BINATA NAMIN

Alvin

In love (?) with someone in Cagayan de Oro

Roselle

2005

BY SUNSET

6:00 PM

People in Boracay seldom specify the time when meeting someone. Instead of saying ‘we’ll meet at 6:00 PM,’ they would say, ‘we’ll meet by sunset.’

Mastah Venus

2004

CASHIER / ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT Barok      

CHEESE CURLS

Hipon

In Kunjo’s house, Barok ate all the shrimps without rice… as if, it’s a chichirya called cheese curls

Barok

2005

DAIW

A very good local guide

Daiwey ‘Davis’ Dagey, a VERY GOOD local guide from Sagada

Holy Week Travellers

2000

DAUSDOS QUEEN

Ellen

For every spelunking expedition, trust her to gain a scratch or two for falling or sliding down inside the cave

Holy Week Travellers

2001

DETERIORATING AND DECAYING MAN

Ramil

Ramil had too much sunburn from being overexposed to the hiding-behind-the-clouds sun. By the time we reached Cagayan de Oro, his burnt skin had started to peel off, making him look like a deteriorating and decaying man.

Holy Week Travellers

2005

DOWNLINE

A friend invited to the group

As in multi-level marketing, the Holy Week Travellers grew bigger and bigger every year as we keep on inviting our friends to join our trips.

Laiza

2004

ELEMENTARY Too easy or too boring Sinasabi ni Ramil pag ayaw n'yang gawin yung activity para kunwari boring pero takot lang talaga sya sa totoong buhay    

EMOTE

Tatae

Para hindi naman gross pakinggan pag pupunta sa CR

Holy Week Travellers

2004

ERNEST IN FAIRNESS

Super hostipitable guide

GSP Dumaguete City caretaker / guide (infairness, di sya umuwi sa family nya para samahan kami dun GSP dormitory)

Holy Week Travellers

2004

EXTRA CHALLENGE CUM FEAR FACTOR Activities during Holy Week      

FAMILY PORTRAIT

Group picture with the people we met during our Holy Week travels and became our adoptive parents or second family

A well-arranged photo with the people we met from a certain place

Holy Week Travellers

2002

FLUENT

Rich people

Affluent – Explaining the type of one neigborhood in Bohol, Barok said ‘fluent’ families instead of ‘affluent’ families.

Barok

2003

GROCERY BAG

Lalagyan ng mga tsitserya at kutkutin

A plastic bag or a tote bag filled with snacks and other grocery items, usually brought by Laiza

Laiza

2003

GROUPMATES

A term given to refer to other people (not Holy Week people) who wear clothes in the exact color or type as the Holy Week Travellers

In the airport, we realized that most tourists traveling in pair usually wear the same clothes, making them look like groupmates.

Holy Week Travellers

2005

GUIDING LIGHT

Roselle

Barok, also a 'dausdusin,' usually follows the track of Roselle to prevent her from slipping

Barok

Cagayan de Oro, 2005

HALO-HALO

Jelay’s favorite merienda and dinner… yes, dinner!

A local delicacy with fresh fruits and ice

Jelay

2004

HINAGDANAN CAVE

Caves & falls that can be reached extremely easily

Caves and falls with man-made concrete stairs for tourists’ easy access to these attractions

Holy Week Travellers

2003

HMMMM

A comment given to something unbelievable

For all the reasons we gave to Auntie Mona for the the place we wanted to go to, this was her only comment to us.

Auntie Mona

2004

I LOVE BOHOL

Liking a certain place or activity very much

Issa loves everything in Bohol and her comment for all the places we’ve been to and all the things we did was “I love (place / activity)!”

Issa

2003

IVO

Any dog worth following its tracks

Uncle Tony & Auntie Beth’s (of Batanes) dog. While in Apo Island, Negros Oriental, we trekked up a hill to go to a watchtower without knowing where it really was. We all simply followed a dog until we reached the top of the hill.

Holy Week Travellers

2003

JAWPAY

Roselle, Ellen & Barok’s official adventure shoes for 2005

Jawpaw – an Adidas Water Shoe that is suitable for any water sports and even some light trekking

Ramil

2005

JOLIBEE

Another term for Ellen

Ellen’s red and blue bathing suit inside Cantabon Cave in Siquijor. With the back view, she looks very much like Jolibee!

 

2003

K KA NA BA?

 

Used to be a title for a game show and also Manong Jun’s favorite expression… Thus, we called him Manong K

Manong Jun

2002

KA-TED-RAL

Said slowly, clearly and with great emphasis for everyone to hear

When Barok asked a local for the complete name of the cathedral in Jaro, Iloilo, the local answered back, “Katedral.” Thinking that she wasn’t understood and tried to explain that what she’s asking for was the complete name of the cathedral, the man, in a very slow, clear and with great emphasis, syllabicated “KA-TED-RAL!”

Manong from Cathedral of Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria in Jaro

2004

KAMIL

Ramil

At the airport, Jelay misheard Ramil's name and called her Kamil

Jelay

2005

KAMPAY! KAMPAY!

Paulit ulit na 
maririnig mo pag nagsu-surfing ka

During our surfing lessons in Siargao, the rest of the Holy Week Travellers who are watching would yell out “Kampay! Kampay!” to the surfing student (anyone of us) to keep on swimming and catch up with the waves.

Holy Week Travellers

2005

KAYA BA YAN NG POWDER MO?

A comment made to someone whose skills or competencies are questioned

A copy from a Tide commercial in 2002

Manong K

2002

KILLING ME SOFTLY

Chicken being killed, slowly

A chicken delicacy from Sagada (Pinikpikan) - Binunugbog muna yung manok tsaka lulutuin, para buo-buo yung dugo pag naluto

Holy Week Travellers

2000

LITTLE PEOPLE

A collective term to refer to Ellen, Nova, Barok, Wena & Alvin

People below 5 feet

Holy Week Travellers

2005

LOBSTERS

Chichirya on top of Mt. Matarem, Batanes

After a long, hard and life-threatening climb to Mt. Matarem, Manong K treated Nova, Ellen and Alia with lobsters that he brought all the way up.

Manong K

2002

MALI ANG CUE, DIREK

Comments made for every wrong timing

During our whale watching experience in Bohol, dolphins would come out of the water while we’re still far away. As soon as we would get nearer, the dolphins would swim somewhere else, away from us.

Holy Week Travellers

2003

MAMAMATAY STARFISH

Laiza

Laiza likes taking out the starfishes from their natural habitat… thus, killing them.

Holy Week Travellers

2001

MANAGER OF THE DAY One who is assigned to pay all the expenses for the day to be reimbursed at the end of the day      

MANG MILYON

A boatman with great maneuvering skills in the water

Travelling through the rough open sea from Batan Island to Sabtang Island in Batanes was like setting up a meeting with death. But Mang Milyon maneuvered his banca swiftly, bringing us to Sabtang Island safe and sound. He was named Mang Milyon because he won one million pesos from a Ginebra-marked cap.

Holy Week Travellers

2002

MANNY PACQUIAO Idol ni Alvin      

MASTAH

Someone skilled in climbing

While climbing to reach the Tibiao Falls, Ellen was tied with a rope to keep her from falling from the cliff. The other end of the rope was tied to Venus who was walking in front of her. The scene looks like the master walking his dog…. Or Frodo walking with his slave, Smiggle, from the movie 'Lord of the Rings'

Ellen

2004

MASTER CHEF

Sheila

She’s a great cook!

Holy Week Travellers

2003

MAY PROBLEMA

 

Our driver’s usual opening line every time he would tell us something

Manong Driver of Negros Oriental

2003

MONDAY THURSDAY

A name given by the San Nicolas de Tolentino Church personnel, and was even posted in all their bulletin boards, to that particular Thursday during Holy Week

Maundy Thursday

San Nicolas de Tolentino Church

2001

NIPA BA ITO?

An expression we repeatedly ask for something we do not know or we’re not sure of

On the way to Clarin, Bohol, we saw a lot of nipa trees and we kept on asking if those were nipa.

Holy Week Travellers

2003

ONE WITH THE ROAD

Travelling the whole day on the road

 

Holy Week Travellers

2005

ONE WITH THE SEA

Travelling the whole day on the sea

 

Holy Week Travellers

2005

ONE WITH THE WAVES

Travelling through the waves

 

Holy Week Travellers

2005

PA-BIDA KSP - Kulang Sa Pansin; nagpapakaiba para mapansin      
PA-EXPERIENCE Kung gusto mong matikman ang ulam / food ng iba o ma-try
yung ginagawa ng iba
     

PANG-FRIENDSTER

Solo pictures

Ramil has too many solo pictures for all the places we went to… Everything for his friendster!

Ramil

2005

PAPA WATCHING

Taking group pictures or sceneries with an unsuspecting handsome guy at the corner of the frame

Unexplainable… Just take a look of the pictures we took from Boracay

Holy Week Travellers

2004

PASAWAY

Taong makulit na ayaw paawat 

 

Holy Week Travellers

2005

PASUPORTA MUNA Pa-utang      

PITYUR! PITYUR!

Gusto ng grupong magpa-picture dahil maganda ang 
lugar

 

Holy Week Travellers

2004

PRE-PROD

A collective term to refer to Ellen, Nova, Barok, & Sheila who prepares and cook the food

In GSP Dormitory, Dumaguete City, Ellen, Nova, Barok & Sheila bought, prepared, cooked, and grilled food for dinner. For media practitioners, pre-production (pre-prod, in short) is the term used for the preparations made before actual production (of course, actual production here is the dinner itself!)

Holy Week Travellers

2003

POST-PROD

A collective term to refer to Laiza, Roselle, Os & Issa who clean the table and wash the dishes

In GSP Dormitory, Dumaguete City, Laiza, Roselle, Os & Issa went swimming while the Pre-Prod Team prepared dinner. So, after dinner, we assigned them to clean the table and wash the dishes.For media practitioners, post-production (post-prod, in short) is the term used for the activities made after actual production

Holy Week Travellers

2003

RECYCLE

Term na gamit  for clothes na pagsu-suotin ulit (Dahil kulang ang dalang damit!)

When we ran out of clothes to wear during Holy Week, we make use of the not-so-dirty clothes we have already worn. 

Holy Week Travellers

2005

ROOM 1

A collective term to refer to Ellen, Nova, Barok, Jelay & Alvin

Ellen, Nova, Barok, Jelay & Alvin were the occupants of one room in Jade Star Resort, Siargao.

Holy Week Travellers

2005

ROOM 2

A collective term to refer to Laiza, Roselle, Os, Wena & Ramil

Laiza, Roselle, Os, Wena & Ramil were the occupants of another room in Jade Star Resort, Siargao.

Holy Week Travellers

2005

SA TOTOONG BUHAY Holy Week version of "in reality"      

SO NEAR YET SO FAR

Pag abot tanaw ang di mapuntahang island o ang umaalis na barko na dapat sakyan.

Our multi-cab driver failed to fetch us from our resort in Camiguin. So, when we got to the pier, the ferry which we had to board was slowly leaving the pier.

Holy Week Travellers

2001

STALACMITES

Stone formations on a cave’s ceiling

Stalactites

Ramil

2005

STOP! PAUSE!

To rest

Barok gets easily tired from the short treks made and would shout out ‘Stop! Pause!’ so everybody else would take a break!

Barok

2005

SUCCESS

Naka-tae na, finally!

Para lang sosi ang term pag naka-tae na kami

Holy Week Travellers

2003

SUPORTAHAN 'TA KA Pauutangin kita      
SUSUPORTAHAN KITA Pagpapa-develop / print ng mga winning pictures nga iba kahit
wala naman sa mismong picture
     

SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR

Sheila

Sheila patiently taught basic swimming lessons to Ellen, Nova and Barok

Ellen, Nova and Barok

2003

TANK YO!

Salamat

We asked a local kid on how to translate ‘thank you’ in Ilocano. He replied, “tank yo!”

Kid in Vigan

1999

TAONG COW

Another term for Nova

Nova brought and wore a cow costume in Batanes

Holy Week Travellers

2002

TEAMATES

Please refer to the meaning of “groupmates” above

 

Holy Week Travellers

2005

THE CHOSEN ONE Nova, also known as 'isinumpa' During Holy Week 2005, Nova suffered the most 'dausdos,' drank the most seawater, etc., transferring Ellen's curse to her! Holy Week Travellers 2005

TIBUR

A nickname given to a Bohol municipality’s long name

Albur - short for Albuquerque.

Issa

2003

TRADITIONAL PICTURE

 

Group picture on the beach with the island’s/beach’s name written on the sand

 

Holy Week Travellers

2002

TRADITIONAL POSE Yearly pose pag nagpapakuha ng solo
picture
     
TRAPAL Alvin and Ramil      

TUHOG TRAVELLING

Travelling through many different provinces in just one trip

 

Holy Week Travellers

2002

TUKO

A reptile's sound na lagi naririnig tuwing gabi saan man 
kami napupunta

Our room in Camiguin was flooded with Tuko and their sounds echoed throughout the room

Holy Week Travellers

2001

TULOG TAYO

Deadma

Reply namin sa mga nakikipagkilalang mga cats

Holy Week Travellers

2002

WAITING FOR GODOT

Pag na-indian ng kausap na sundo (jeep man o multicab)

Forever kaming
naghihintay sa sundo naming papuntang ardent hot spring… na sa sobrang tagal
naki-usyoso na kami sa mga bagong hangong isda dun...

Holy Week Travellers

2001

WAITING SHEED

A structure along the highway for people to use while waiting for vehicles

Waiting Shed – While traveling to Balingoan, Misamis Oriental, we passed by a waiting shed spelled as ‘waiting sheed’

People from Misamis Oriental

2001

WALANG PAKIALAMANAN

When one prefers something different from the rest and insisted on it

 

Holy Week Travellers

2004

WATER BREAK

Rest

While trekking, Laiza would yell “Water Break” to make everybody else stop and rest

Laiza

2005

WILLY (drumroll) VALONES

 

Liezl’s relative in Batanes that we should look for once we arrive at the airport. We wrote his name on a big folder, carried his name all over and shoted out his name so we can find him. He became our constant companion and guide.

Holy Week Travellers

2002

YAKAPIN ANG LUPA

Holding on to plants’ roots for dear life

While climbing Mt. Matarem in Batanes, the locals insisted on making a new trail instead of walking through the well-established and quite easy trail to avoid the heat of the sun. It turned out, that the trail they’re making we’re on a 45 degrees slope and had to held on the roots of the trees and plants to continue climbing.

Holy Week Travellers

2002