Larawan kuha sa Villa Escudero. Dati-rati ang binata kapag gustong lumigaw, dadalaw o bibisita sa bahay ng kaniyag dilag at manghaharana. Sa panahon ngayon magvivideoke na lang sila sa mall.
Kapag nagustuhan ng dalaga ang binata (at gayundin ng kaniyang magulang) tuloy sa simbahan para sa kanilang pag-iisang dibdib. Lahat sisigaw : Mabuhay ang bagong kasal ! At sila'y makahigop ng mainit na sabaw.
(A foto taken at Villa Escudero. Before when a gentleman wants to win the heart of a lady, he would visit and serenade her at her house. These days they would just go to a mall or videoke bars. When the lady likes the guy (and that of her parents as well) what follows is a church wedding. Everyone would shout: Long live the newly wed! So everyone will get a chance to "sip a hot soup" [Filipino idiom referring to marriage]).
As a young boy growing up in the 70's and 80's I have fond memories of those wedding I attended in our province in Ilocos Norte. I plan to write lengthily on this.