Author Archives: Siuala

Different Ways of saying “love” and “I love you” in Kapampángan

Whenever people ask me to translate words like “beloved” and “for the one I love” I always have to risk Continue Reading →

ÓKUÎ, an all-time favourite Kapampángan Snack

ÓKUÎ (芋粿), that favourite Kapampángan afternoon snack of deep fried shrimp cake with a spicy vinegar dip, is from Hokkien Continue Reading →

Násîng Biringyi, a Kapampángan Pre-colonial Dish

BIRINGYI or NÁSING BIRINGYI, a Kapampángan rice dish served on special occasions that is made with ABIAS ‘plain rice’ mixed Continue Reading →

Kari (Curry) versus Kari-Kari (Curry-like)

I still remember a time when my aunts in Magálang called our meat dish with a thick creamy sauce made Continue Reading →

History of SÍSIG: How Angeles City Kept Reinventing a Traditional Kapampángan Delicacy

SÍSIG has always been a part of Kapampángan culinary history. It may have been as old as the history of Continue Reading →

Ing Árî

Ing ÁRÎ ‘the king.’ The old (and the not so old) Kapampángans believed that there are two ÁRÎ ‘kings’ that Continue Reading →

Pámaglútû: Cuisine & Identity

Kékaming Kapampángan, ing PÁMAGLÚTÛ é yá mû kabud ílig at pampalábas kainip, nung é, kayágum né mismû ning pangisnáua mi, Continue Reading →

Pauaga: Prologue to the Kulitan Book

Pangilinan, Michael R. M. [Siuala ding Meangubie]. (2012). An introduction to Kulitan, the indigenous Kapampangan script. Angeles City: Center for Continue Reading →

Malugud a péngári, é té pû sána págmaimut karing ának támu ing Amánung Sísuan!

“É náku burîng pasusuan imâ ku king kéyang Amánu. Burî na Filipínu ku.” [ENGLISH] My mom doesn’t want to feed Continue Reading →

Dáun at Lasak Dalungdung

At the start of planting season, Kapampangan farmers during my time used to practice the ritual of paráya (blood sacrifice) before Continue Reading →