Wednesday, January 19, 2005

I am sitting here in language school with one of my students, Sebastian. Some of you may remember that I teach English to Korean students. I volunteer at this school, in exchange I get Ilonggo language instruction. We are enjoying the new wireless network here at the school. Sebastian has helped us several times at the Center, and is wanting to come again to help minister to the kids. I never expected to come to the Philippines and minister at the Center with Koreans. They are such a blessing, it is great to have their help.

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  1. Dave,

    I actually learned a couple of words in Ilonggo when I was in the Philippines. We played a game that we learned in drama training. To help us learn how to express ourselves with only our faces, the teacher (Mark Steele) would say "Big Face," and we would make all the features on our faces as big as possible. Then he would say "Little Face," and we would do the opposite.

    Well, we played the game with kids everywhere we went in the Philippines. We would learn the words "big" and "little" in the local dialect and have the kids make their whole bodies really big, then really little. They always enjoyed it.

    So, at one time, I knew "big" and "little" in Tagalog, Ilonggo, Ilokano, Cebuano, Bisayan, and probably others.

    --df

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