I would like to share this to all the Ilonggo's out there...I think it is 99.9% correct. Enjoy!
You know you're a true blue Ilonggo if …
Your one peso is pisos
Your bathroom has at least one lugod (or one for every family member)
Your nanay used to make you drink Mirinda or Royal Tru Orange when you have a fever, which is supposed to make you feel better
Sinamak is a staple in your dining table (the best Ilonggo invention if you ask me,was even banned on airplanes long before 911)
Your toyo is patis and your patis is toyo
You use atsuete for your adobo and pinamalhan (pinaksiw)
Your daily meal will likely include laswa, kbl (kadyos, baboy, langka), ginat-an nga tambo with tugabang and okra, ginat-an nga munggo, linagpang, apan-apan, etc.
November 1 means eating ibus, suman, suman latik, kalamay-hati, bayi-bayi, valenciana or other native delicacies with glutinous rice and coconut milk
You call those you love palangga, pangga, langga or ga
You call your siblings or cousins inday, nonoy or toto…the househelp may call you the same
You call those who are older than you manang or manong
You catch the attention of sales attendants by calling them "day" or "to"
Your childhood games include tumba-patis, taksi , panagu-ay, balay-balay, ins, tin-tin baka, etc.
You used to be (or still are) scared to go out at night lest you meet the aswang, tik-tik , tayhu, kapre, kama-kama, morto, etc.
Your grandparents read Yuhum magazine
You call a person, thing, place and event kwan when you forget it (si kwan, ang kwan, sakwan)
You used to sleep in an aboy-aboy made of patadyong when you were a baby (probably applies only to us below the poverty line)
You understand that "Particulars Keep Out" sign means outsiders keep out
This may look and sound English but only us Ilonggos use it… You use words such as "ahay" (expression of pity, grief, empathy), " yuga" (expression of disbelief, surprise), "ambot ah" (to say you don't know, expression of impatience), and "ti-mo" (when you dont know know how to explain something)
You often start your sentence with "ti"
You say goodbye by saying "halong"
Your favorite cusswords are " linte" (if you're slightly pissed off) and "yodiputa" (if you're pissed off big time)…
Guilty? You are indeed a TRUE Ilonggo! He!He!