Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Harana...dalaw...ligaw... kasal...



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.

10 comments:

ScroochChronicles said...

"harana" is a lost art. i remember back in high school when this guy and his pals came over to the house and did a really bad version of "harana". it was cute, though :D

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Dyes said...

uso pa ba ang harana?

yang kantang yan ang unang pumasok sa isip ko. sana mauso uli!

Morningangel said...

"sip a hot soup" ?!

Heee, the serenade is so Latin! How did that custom begin? Is it native to the Philippines or was it introduced from somewhere?

Munchkin Mommy said...

ganiyan nga noon. parang nagkakahiyaan pa't parehong hindi makabasag pinggan ang babae't lalaki. alam na natin kung paano na sa panahon ngayon. hahaha!

hapi LP!

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Iris said...

naks naman, traditional. :) pero ngayon, kung gusto mo ang babae at gusto ka rin ng babae, wala ng ligaw ligaw, MU na agad! haha. kita mo talaga kung gaano na ka-iba ang panahon.

meeya said...

wow, it has been a while since i've gone to villa escudero. :)

mainit na sabaw, indeed! :)

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lino said...

di pa ko nakapunta dyan... :)

christine said...

nakakahiyang aminin pero hindi ko pa nararating ang villa escudero :D

happy weekend!

Grey said...

natuwa naman ako sa sinulat mo na sa panahon ngaun pupunta na lang sa videoke sa mall! hahahaha! :D tuluyan na nga naglaho ang harana :(

Pete Rahon said...

salamat po sa mga komento at paumanhin dahil dial-up lang ang access ko sa bahay sa ngayon kaya hindi ako makapagmulti-tasking at makabisita sa inyong mga blogs, babawi po...

salamat kay lino at buge sa naging LP-Pinas EB, I had a great time folks... sana matuloy ang plans for the coffee table book...

good wishes,
pete


(To morning angel - I believe harana was brought to my country by the Spaniards but like any other imported traditions it had its own unique and Filipino-ness when it gets adapted as part of the local custom.)