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Why there's no Tagalog word for "cheers" and other notes on Filipino drinking culture by Gideon Lasco, MD I was with my family in a restaurant in Tagaytay, and the discussion went to wine. My brother-in-law, an American with a keen interest in Filipino culture, inquired about the Tagalog word for "cheers".
To which, we couldn't come up with an answer. The question lingered in my mind, and I felt that Palanca awards essay answer his question adequately, we need to look at Filipino drinking culture, which predates the coming of the Europeans.
When Magellan arrived in the Philippines inhis and his men found alcohol being drank by the locals. Aquino and Persoon The tuba is still around, with the same process unchanged for several centuries, and so have other kinds of indigenous liquor, such as the lambanog of Batangas and Quezon, the basi of the Ilocos Region.
When I went to Southern Palanca awards essay last year to climb a mountain, there was tuba available at the trailhead.
How do people drink these beverages? Drinking, as in many cultures around the world, is for celebrations, and for enacting social relationships Heath, But what is interesting is the way liquor is drunk in the Philippines Only one glass is used and a tangero person assigned of pouring gin in the glass is assigned.
He pours out the same amount in the glass and passes it around, everyone drinking, with no one spared.
The tagay 'shot' may be immediately followed by another shot of 'chaser' water or Coca-Cola. This goes on in rotation until the supply ends or drinkers surrender or are 'dead drunk', whichever comes first. I must offer an addendum by saying that the tanggero doesn't always pour the same amount in the glass.
When there are women in the group, he may put less, and when he wants to make someone really drunk, he puts more!
There are other niceties of this ritual, including offering the first portion to the ground, for the spirits. This draws on Filipino folk beliefs. There are unwritten rules, and participants are expected to join the drinking until the liquor has ran out.
Finally, then there is the pulutan - the finger foods that come with the drink. I've had interesting forms of pulutan - dog meat in and raw fish in Batanes - and this ought to be an interesting topic for Nutritional Anthropology. Interestingly, it seems that tagay has always been part of Filipino drinking culture, as it appears in the earliest Spanish-Tagalog dictionaries.
In the Miguel Ruiz vocabolario ofan entry for tagay is as follows: La racion de vino ya echada en la escudilla que se da y deputa para uno, mana ang tagay mo: Then, as now, tagay is defined as the rationing of the liquor around the group using just one cup.
Strikingly, this cup is also given a name in the same vocabulario passage, one that is familiar in street corners on Friday nights: Lending credence to the antiquity of this practice, the 'sharing of the glass' also figures in one of the most iconic scenes in Filipino history, the 'blood compact' between Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Sikatuna Katunawhere the two sealed their alliance by sandugo, means of sharing a glass of liquor mixed with their blood see Aguilar, for an interesting discussion of the blood compact.
This, I believe, answers my brother-in-law's question. We do not say "cheers" because in our drinking culture, we do not raise our glasses and join them together, as Europeans do.
This is because when we drink, there is only one glass.
Thus, while we do bring our glasses together, we are joined in one glass, which is passed around in what we call 'tagay'. Today, beer has become a very popular drink in the country, and San Miguel Beer has become the iconic Filipino beverage.The question lingered in my mind, and I felt that to answer his question adequately, we need to look at Filipino drinking culture, which predates the coming of the Europeans.
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