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Word High July – gigil

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 Image Credit – Buzzfeed, Isabelle Laureta

gigil

All I ask for is

grace and space,

or just space,

to not be touched –

no matter how adorable my child is,

pregnant I am, or old you are –

PLEASE KEEP YOUR HANDS

TO YOURSELF!

@Bikurgurl_watermark


Thanks to Rosema and Maria:-)

In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words

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Rosema Writes:

“Much like the colors of the skies, every language is beautiful in its own way—the way they sound and how each word fits perfectly in a poem, a story, or a musical piece. And sometimes we find ourselves wishing how delightful it would be if we could learn those languages by heart and use them in our craft.

That is why Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and Rosema of A Reading Writer have invited you to join their July blog event, Word-High July. They have teamed up to give you a whole month worth of prompts and since we are both #ProudlyPinay, these 30 beautiful Filipino words below will serve as the prompt for each day of the month.

Disclaimer: These words and these photos are from a lovely article by BuzzFeed titled “36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credits goes to them.”

…and the rules…

“Here are the five easy steps to join Word-High July:

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).😉

Come join Maria and Rosema in appreciating the beauty of the Filipino language.

Let the #WordHighJuly commence! ✌️

13 thoughts on “Word High July – gigil

  1. I didn’t realize till rather late in life, that it’s not proper or welcomed when people touch a pregnant woman–I thought it was an expression of awe… But I’ve never been a mom.

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    1. 😉 It makes quite a bit of difference being a friend and being some random stranger in a parking lot 😉 And for the record — not all pregnant women feel the way I do! There is a whole separate segment of women who love the attention and sharing their pregnancy, body, and enjoy the attention. {I just didn’t happen to fall into that camp 😉 }

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