FN 1 Assignment

This is one of my assignment in FN 1. FN 1 stands for Food Nutrition 1. Its course title is Food Trip. It is a new General Education subject offered in UP Diliman under the Mathematics, Science and Technology domain. It is offered by the College of Home Economics. This assignment is due long long time ago. According to the slip of paper given to us, it was due June 21, 2012. I still did it because I read in our syllabus in class that we need to submit all the assignments so I’m submitting this later. Enough of the talk. Here it is.

Diaz, Rooster C.

2006-95625

FN 1

Prof. Milagros P. Querubin

October 24, 2012

Food Memory Story

            During high school, I found out this food stall in Taytay, Rizal near the St. Baptist Church that sells kwek-kwek or tokneneng or sometimes called “hepalog” from the rootwords hepa short for hepatitis (the disease you will get from eating the food and even from other street foods) and log short for itlog which is a hardboiled egg. I was with a high school classmate and he invited me there one time we visited another classmate who lives in Taytay. Since then on, that particular kwek-kwek store or we call kwek-kwekan became my favorite. But during high school, I seldom visit that kwek-kwekan since it is out of the way from our school in Cainta and we don’t normally hang out somewhere else but only around the vicinity of our campus.

            When I entered UP, I met a friend who lives in Taytay and we usually go home together. I met her when I was applying in this organization. We were co-applicants during that time and we met this one other co-applicant who happened to be living in Cainta as well. We formed this group called Rizaleños because all of us are from Rizal. I asked them if they know this particular food stall near the St. Baptist Church in Taytay that sells hepalog and my friend who lives in Taytay said yes. I invited them there and we ate two hepalogs and drank softdrinks. Then it was magic. We decided from that moment on that we will conduct this activity of eating hepalog regularly. It was like a deal of friendship. Another friend was added to the Rizaleño group the year after we got accepted as members of the organization we were applying in. We initiated this other friend by inviting him to eat with us in the kwek-kwekan. He liked that particular activity of us and decided to join us whenever we wanted to eat at the kwek-kwekan.

            The hepalog became a catalyst of the strong bond of friendship we have. It’s like our appetite are tied together because if one craves for hepalog, the same feeling will be felt by the other. It’s just that, due to our commitments at school and our conflicting schedules, we can’t visit the kwek-kwekan that often. But in our hearts and in our minds, we know that we should continue this tradition we started. When one says: gusto ko ng hepalog, all of us already know that we should set a date to eat.

            I am looking forward to the day we can eat hepalog again together. While writing this, I’m thinking of setting a date when we can drop by the kwek-kwekan, making sure that everyone is available once that particular date is scheduled. All we need to do is start an invitation and say the magic phrase: “Tara! Hepalog tayo!” and everything else will follow.

            This particular group I’m with, aside from the tradition of visiting the kwek-kwekan regularly has a tradition of getting together during Christmas season and singing Christmas songs. Thus, we have this mini band we formed because everyone is into music and likes playing instruments (especially the guitar). We thought of giving our mini band a name aside from the existing name (Rizaleños) our group already has. One came up with Christmas Hepalogs because during Christmas we come together and sing songs and hepalog is our favorite street food. And this is the inspiration why I wrote this song.

 

Christmas Hepalog

words by Rooster C. Diaz

D     G     D     G

Christmas hepalog, puso ko ay umaalog

G           D     G           D     G

Stomach ko ay nabubusog, sa tuwing ikaw ay chinichibog

G           D     G           D     G

O Christmas hepalog, kumain with your buddies.

G         D         A

Samahan mo ng softdrinks, I know it so fantastic.

D    D7

I can’t even think…

G

Ang hepa, ang hepang dulot nito

D

Maninilaw mata mo,

G

Hindi araw-araw ang dosage nito

A

So check mo liver mo oh-oh-oh.

 
D     G     D     G

Christmas hepalog, puso ko ay umaalog

G         D    G         D

Ang kulay ay nagsabog, patuloy sa pag-inog

A         D

Ang Christmas hepalog

G

Ang hepa, ang hepang dulot nito

D

Maninilaw mata mo,

G

Ayokong mapalayo sa iyo

A

Mahal kitang totoo

D     G     D     G

Christmas hepalog, puso ko ay umaalog

G         D    G         D

Ang kulay ay nagsabog, patuloy sa pag-inog

A         D

Ang Christmas hepalog

A         D

I love you hepalog

A         D

Ang sarap ng hepalog

A         D

The best ang  hepalog

A         D

My one hepalog!

Source:

My Boy Lollipop Chords. (2007, February 27). Tabbed by Joel from

cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2005. Ultimate Guitar.comRetrieved from

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/millie_small/my_boy_lollipop_crd.htm

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Fresh graduate. Average person. Frustrated writer and lives life the punk-rock way.
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