Vol 1, Num 8 (Apr-Jul, 1997)                 Page 6                   ANG TANJAYANON NEWSLETTER
Na Mora'y Guidangat *!!!
       Letters, faxes, e-mail, phone calls, conversations...

*(This is a temporary title for this new column.  Send us your suggestions.  It should be a typical word or expression to which all of us can relate.  Does not need to have sense - mga Tanjayanon gud ta, heh, heh! - Braddock Calumpang)

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Balik Tanjay Blues

         Baling lami-a ninyo! Maka-ibog gyud mong mama-uli atol sa Fiesta. Estoryahi na lang unya ko.

Percival C. Villaflores
Scarboranada , Ont, Canada
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It looks like your preparation for the Balik-Tanjay is in earnest with its attendant excitement for all, including people like myself even though I cannot make the trip - Anna and I have our own obligation to fulfill in Slovakia in July.  We can only wish all of you a wonderful and safe trip home.  We will be talking to Eddie and Gorie Mercado before the trip.
Col. Gualberto M. Sanchez, MD
Randolph AFB, TX
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          Tito, sus, katalana ninyo. Hapit na man di-ay mo mama-uli sa ato. Unya unsa ‘to? Upat gyud ka gabi-i ang inyong bayle? madahan?  Sus, kong lami-a ninyo! Baling usika dili ko maka-uban!!!
          By the way, why have I not received anymore the Ang Tanjayanon - our much awaited and most beloved newsletter?  Is it because I have not yet paid my membership fee for 1997? But I think I already paid (?)!.. Anyway, so I will not be confused anymore, here is a check to cover my membership fee up to the year 2000.
Maria Lourdes Calumpang
Danville, IL
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(Gingging, yes and no. Yes, you have already paid the 1997 dues. (We are therefore returning your check covering the fees up to the year 2000. Thank you.)  And no, our Newsletter does not discriminate whether one has or has not paid the membership fee - simply because we do not depend to a certain extent on the funds of the Tanjay Association, USA. This Newsletter is a "labor of love" and we just want to share with everybody the joys of being a Tanjayanon.  And one more thing - nganong wala man ka mangibitar sa imong kasal? Garbosa gyud ka! Gapareho ra mo si Johnnie Rosales.  Willie Torres ug ubang mga taga-Illinois - mga barboso.  Gasalig kay mga guapo.)
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Nanaway na pud!
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I don't understand. You talk so much about Tanjay. Why? What's in there that makes it so interesting and so seemingly revered by you guys? What's there to be proud of? Any big industries, historical landmarks, scenic wonders or breath taking views over there? I heard there's none. So why are you crazy about it?  I don't even see it on the maps.  Where is Tanjay, anyway?
Al Moranas
Los Angeles
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(Tanjayanons would always tell you:  Tanjay is not just a place - it's a feeling!)  (P.S. And you Al Moranas are not yet my friend - you are a medical condition!!!).
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            Veronico Virig-virig!
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           Thank you for sending me a copy of your superb newsletter - and I am not even a Tanjayanon, (But if I pursued to the very end a very pretty lady from your town nga akong guibirig-birigan kaniadto I would have become and adopted son...
           I had an outstanding English teacher in my senior year at the old St. Paul College in Dumaguete back in the '50s by the name of Salome Calumpang. Was she the same lady who sang and mesmerized the guests at your Christmas party with her Spanish vocal rendetion of Matud Nila?  If she was, my wife and I truly missed an opportunity to say "Hello" to a favorite mentor.
Veronico"Ron" Somera
San Diego & Velencia, Neg. Or.
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Ron, two things:  a) For your health, your birig-birig kaniadto means before you met your wife, right? and b) Yes, that was the one and only Ma'am Salome Calumpang-Pastor, former teacher of SPCD and who then retired as the multi-awarded Supervisor/Principal of the Dumaguete East Central School a couple of years ago . . .Ron, thanks for writing and for the "nostalgic" birig-birig word.)
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Free Willy
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          In your next issue of the Ang Tanjayanon, please update your files by adding and including the name of my wife, Tessie. The membership roll will therefore read: Willie and Tessie Bartilad. Please don't fail - or else she will not talk to me anymore, he, he, he!!
Willie I. Bartilad
Glendale, CA
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(Mao gyud na'y mahitabo sa mga tawong mo-attend ug affair sa Tanjay nga dili dad-on ang asawa, he, he, he, - komedya ra bitaw. P.S. Willie is a former president of the prestigious Silliman University Alumni Association of Southern California.)
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From Eddie's Leyteña boss
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          We always look forward to receiving the Newsletter and reading and re-reading it. Even if I know only few Tanjayanons (I'm from Leyte) I enjoy reading all about you. Eddie (Dr Eddie V. Mercado) and I always have a big laugh with your jokes. We look forward to joining the Balik-Tanjay in July pohon.
Dr. Gregoria E. Mercado
Melbourne, FL
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(Eddie and Gorie E. Mercado, both doctors, are also invited to join the team of US-based Tanjayanon doctors who, tentatively, will be on a mdeical mission to Tanjay in July.)

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