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Ang Julamat ng Binangonan

Alam nyo ba kung bakit Binangonan ang tawag sa isang bayan sa Rizal?

* Mula sa interpretasyon ni Bryan T., so maaring totoo, or maaring kathang isip nya lang din po ito.

Pauwi kami noon galing sa lamay, at napadaan kami sa Skyway galing sa Cavite, labag man sa aking kalooban (imagine mga naglalaglagang mga bus here. Noooooo.)  Sa kanan, makikita mo sa malayo ang Laguna de Bay, at sa medyo left, left ng konti, I think, Rizal.

Tinanong ni Bryan kung Binangonan na daw ba yun.  Sabi ko naman, oo yata.  (Ako pa ba ang tanungin, ang galing ko kaya sa Geography.)  Eh bilang siya si magaling na Bryan, at isang kotse kami ng badingerzee, binida nya na alam nya ang Alamat ng Binangonan. Magaling daw siya sa ganun.  Eh, di siya na.

(Para sa mga hindi nakakaintindi ng wikang ito, minabuti ko na lagyang ng translation sa ilalim, dahil maganda, though morbid, ang alamat na ito.)

Ang Julamat ng Binangonan ni Bryan T.
(The Legend of Binangonan or How Binanongan Got its Name)

“Nung unang panahon, may isang otoko na nagkagusto sa isang girlaley sa malayong lugar.  Nang nalaman ito ng pudak ni ate girl, inokray okray nya itech kasi Purita Kalaw lang si kuya, habang sila naman ay mej Rica Peraleja.

(Once upon a time, there was a young man who fell in love with a girl from a far off place.  When the girl’s father learned about this, he fumed and insulted the poor lad because he wasn’t well-off, while they come from a wealthy family.)

Ngunit kahit nag wawarla si Padir, naging magjowawers pa din sila ate gurl at ang boyband nya.

(Nevertheless, though her father was very much against their relationship, the young couple’s affection blossomed into love.)

Isang araw, rumampage si girlaley kung saang ganap, at sakto namang umappear si Kuya sa kanilang miting de avanse. Hala sya! Entourage si Padir at na-Julie Andrews nya si bufra! Jinombag jombag nya itich, at chinukchak ang ulo nitey at shinugutan ng ulo.

(One day, while the young girl was out with her friends, her boyfriend went to their usual meeting place, not knowing that what he would find there was a ghastly end for him, as the girl’s father had purposefully come to catch them in the act.  Father severely beat up the young lad, and decapitated him so he could no longer liaise with his daughter… forever.)

Pag dating ni ate girl, na sight niya na tegiboms na si kuya, at kahit mag crayola pa siya ng 50 golden years, ay hindi na mag rereturn of the comeback ang kanyang bowa.

(When daughter came by to their rendezvous place later that evening, what she found waiting was not her lover, but a lifeless corpse. “No amount of tears could bring him back,” she thought, and she was beside herself with grief.)

However, mali sila dun, dahil si tegi na kuya, sa kanyang pagka-Bitter Ocampo, bumabangon sa gabi para hanapin ang nawawala nyang ulo.

(She was, however, seriously mistaken.  For that night, as the moon rose, young lad, in all his deathly fury, rose from the dead to come looking for his missing head.)

Bumangon siya. Kaya Binangonan.  Getching?”

(Bangon = get up or arise; thus Binangonan = place from whence he had risen) Get it?

 

Hindi sinabi ni Bryan kung nahanap pa ni kuya yung ulo nya.

Feeling ko hindi nya rin alam.

 

By supernormalgirl

Single, 40-ish mom, travelling this world as any normal, girl-next-door would. Is both positive and negative, yin and yang, good and bad. A forever 'tween. Has a love-hate relationship with food, and food wins most of the time. From Manila, Philippines.

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